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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Holy War Football Comes To Provo Saturday

One of the longest running and hardest fought football rivalries in the U.S. will pit the University of Utah against Brigham Young University, with game time 8:15 p.m. in Provo.
Traffic will be heavy on I-15 in the Provo/Orem area before and after the game. There will not be a parking space to be found for miles around LaVell Edward Stadium, and nearby roads will be congested through the evening.

Public transit will offer an enhanced schedule to shuttle people between Salt Lake and Provo.
The Deseret News has an interesting series of articles on the rivalry. Below are headlines and excerpts.
Must-know facts and stats going into the BYU-Utah football game
Before 1972, it was almost a given that Utah would beat BYU. From 1922 to 1971, the Utes and Cougars met 47 times, and Utah dominated the series with a 38-5-4 record.

The years 1972 and 1993 were turning points in the rivalry. Why? BYU won 19 of the 21 matchups from 1972 to 1992, and Utah won 13 of the 20 contests from 1993 to 2012.
BYU football: Cougar seniors looking to end losing streak to Utah
BYU hasn’t defeated its archrival since 2009, when Andrew George scored the game-winning touchdown pass in overtime at LaVell Edwards Stadium.
The Cougar seniors will have one more shot at redemption Saturday.

“There’s no lying. I am 0-3 against them, and I want to win...”
      -- Kyle Van Noy, BYU football player
Utes football: Utah defense preparing to face BYU quarterback Taysom Hill, Cougars' offense
From one extreme to another. That’s the challenge Utah defensive coordinator Kalani Sitake and the Utes face Saturday at BYU. Seven days after taking on a prolific passer in Oregon State’s Sean Mannion, they’ll face one of nation’s leading rushers in BYU quarterback Taysom Hill.

“We’ve got to shift our thoughts,” said Sitake, who is well aware that Hill is a dangerous runner. He rushed for 259 yards and three touchdowns in BYU’s 40-21 win over Texas earlier this month.

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