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BYU Cougars vs. Utah Utes Preview and Prediction

By John Coon, 2 weeks 4 days ago
One dominant quarter is all Utah needed to retain the upper hand against BYU in the Holy War last December. The Utes extended their winning streak to five games, beating the Cougars 35-28 in the Las Vegas Bowl after forcing five first quarter turnovers and jumping out to a 35-0 lead.   Now, with new head coach Kalani Sitake, BYU looks to finally even the score when it travels to Salt Lake...

Top 5 College Football Games in BYU vs. Utah Rivalry History

By Aaron Tallent, 2 weeks 5 days ago
It is great to see BYU and Utah renewing their rivalry, at least for the next four years.  The two schools are 45 minutes from each other and – minus three years during World War II — faced each other annually for more than 80 years. Most importantly, the schools hate each other intensely. Many public state universities have intense rivalries with the elite private school down...

College Football's 10 Best Position Battles to Watch in Week 2

By Bryan Fischer, 2 weeks 5 days ago
After the best opening week ever in college football and some of the most anticipated position battles of the season, week 2 pumps the brakes a little when it comes to the product on the field. The non-conference slate is a little bare when it comes to power teams taking on other worthy challengers but there are still plenty of one-on-one battles that will be worth tuning in for.  ...

The Holy War: Interesting Facts About the BYU vs. Utah College Football Rivalry

By John Coon, 2 weeks 6 days ago
Pure entertainment and off-the-charts intensity is what you can expect when BYU and Utah face off on a football field. The Holy War has grown into one of the nation's fiercest rivalries because of a series of memorable plays and dramatic finishes over the years.   Related: Top 5 College Football Games in BYU vs. Utah Rivalry History   The Cougars and the Utes will renew...

Predicting Which Team Will Win Every Game Week 2 in College Football

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 6 days ago
College football’s Week 2 slate doesn’t have the marquee matchups that covered the schedule in Week 1, but there are several intriguing games to watch this Saturday. The Week 2 action kicks off on Friday night with two games, as Maryland travels to FIU and Louisville meets Syracuse to open ACC play for both teams. Saturday’s slate is headlined by Virginia Tech and Tennessee...

College Football's Top 20 Quarterback Debuts of 2016

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 6 days ago
Quarterback play is always under the spotlight for all 128 college football teams. Some programs – Clemson (Deshaun Watson) and Ohio State (J.T. Barrett) – entered 2016 with no uncertainty under center. However, there was no shortage of teams opening the year with question marks or the possibility of the quarterback battle extending into the season. Week 1 was the first opportunity...

Week 1 of the 2016 College Football Season Reminded Us of Only Three Certainties in Life: Death, Taxes & Crappy College Kickers

By Jim Weber, 3 weeks 20 hours ago
After the first week of college football’s 2016 season, we are stuck asking the same question we ask at some point every fall:   Why are college kickers so bad?   We’ve grown so accustomed to college football’s otherwise insanely high level of play we aren’t even surprised anymore when someone like Todd Gurley takes the NFL by storm as a rookie.  ...

College Football Week 1 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 22 hours ago
College football’s Week 1 slate for 2016 was billed as the best opening weekend in the history of the sport. Needless to say, the games didn’t disappoint. Florida State-Ole Miss, Texas-Notre Dame, North Carolina-Georgia and Auburn-Clemson were just a few of the standout games from the opening weekend of action.   With the first weekend of games in the books, it’s time to...

Southern Utah Thunderbirds vs. Utah Utes Preview and Prediction

By John Coon, 3 weeks 6 days ago
Some things never change at Utah. The Utes enter a new season with a tough and experienced defense and an offense filled with question marks. Utah is optimistic those question marks turn into favorable answers in this week's season opener against Southern Utah.   The Utes are breaking in a new starting quarterback in Troy Williams and several new receivers. Williams comes to the team...

Predicting Which Team Will Win Every Game Week 1 in College Football

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 6 days ago
The first full weekend of the 2016 college football season starts on Thursday night with a handful of games and continues into Labor Day with a huge showdown between Florida State and Ole Miss in Orlando. Thursday night’s action is headlined by a SEC matchup between Vanderbilt and South Carolina, as well as non-conference affairs between Appalachian State-Tennessee and Oregon State-...