BYU vs Utah Rivalry Football Game

Sep 13, 11 BYU vs Utah Rivalry Football Game

BYU vs UtahThis Saturday, September 17, Brigham Young University faces off against its most heated rival, The University of Utah, in a football clash. The game will be broadcast live from LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo, on ESPN2, game time is 7:15 p.m. MT.

This will be the first time in their 87 match history that BYU and Utah will play as non-conference opponents. The two teams began their duel back in 1922, since then Utah has won 54 of their meetings to BYU’s 34 wins. However, in the last 5 years the Cougars hold the edge 3 games to 2 and are currently on a 4 game home win streak against Utah. Both teams are coming off tough loses. Last week BYU lost a 13 point lead to Texas who went on to win the game 17-16. Utah on the other hand played from behind, and had a game tying field goal blocked and returned for a TD in the final seconds of their game against USC. As a result, you can be sure both teams will come out focused and looking to get back on track.

Five of the previous six games between these two teams has been decided by a touchdown or less, with two of those games ending in overtime. Last years rivalry game came down to the last second once again. BYU dominated the first three quarters, holding the Utes scoreless and leading 13-0 heading into the byu vs utahfourth quarter. The Utes managed to score 17 points in the final 15 minutes, as well as block BYU’s game winning 42-yard field goal attempt as time expired. The final score read 17-16. You can bet that the mistakes and missed opportunities in the fourth quarter of last years game will be more than enough to motivate BYU going into Saturdays game.

My prediction: BYU 27 Utah 20. What’s your prediction?

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