Utah would make history with win

BYU needs a win to become bowl eligible, but Utah has too many weapons for the Cougars to pull off the upset.

Originally Published: November 18, 2004
By Tony Granieri | Scouts, Inc.
Saturday's game marks the 80th meeting between these in-state rivals, as the Cougars of Brigham Young University travel north to Salt Lake City in search of an upset win over No.6 Utah. The Utes lead the all-time series 47-28-4 and have won six of their last 10 games against the Cougars including the last two.

Who: BYU at Utah (6)
When: Sat., 7:00 ET (ESPN)
Where: Rice-Eccles Stadium, Salt Lake City, UT
Utah is also vying for BCS consideration and can not afford to slip up in its final game of the season. Having already clinched the Mountain West Conference title, their second in as many years, the Utes are looking to become the first team in conference history to finish the regular season undefeated.

BYU, on the other hand, comes in with a 5-5 record and needs a win to become bowl eligible for the first time in three years. A win on Saturday could send the Utes to a New Year's Day bowl but expect a hard-fought game with the Cougars' postseason hopes still alive.


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