Gameday glance: Middle Tennessee State at BYU, Sept. 27, 7 p.m. (7 items)
After a tough 20-13 loss to Utah last week, BYU takes the field again on Friday to take on Middle Tennessee State at home.
The offense should have a much easier time against the Blue Raider defense, which should allow quarterback Taysom Hill to improve his dismal 35.1 passing percentage. The defense will also need to step up against running back Reggie Whatley and the Middle Tennessee offense that scored 42 points last week.
Here's everything you need to know about BYU's game against the Blue Raiders at a glance.
1 of 7. At a glance
FRIDAY, 7 p.m.
LaVell Edwards Stadium (63,470)
Natural grass, Provo
Radio: 1160AM and 700AM
Weather: Temperatures in the low 50s with 30 percent chance of rain
2 of 7. The stakes
For BYU ... The Cougars are looking to rebound after a fourth consecutive loss to arch-rival Utah. With a tough game looming at Utah State, BYU needs a win.
3 of 7. The trends
For BYU ... BYU owns an all-time 42-13-1 record against Conference USA opponents. This is the first meeting between the two teams.
4 of 7. The edge
BYU will win if ... the offense can find balance with consistency in the run and the pass game. The Cougars also need to take advantage of opportunities in the red zone, something they failed to do against Utah.