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BYU (5-4, 4-2) AT WYOMING (4-5, 2-4)

Today, 4 p.m.

War Memorial Stadium

TV: Ch. 5 Radio: 1160AM, 102.7FM

Last week: BYU beat UNLV, 55-14, in Las Vegas. Wyoming lost to Utah, 43-13, in Salt Lake City.

Last meeting: 2004, BYU won 24-13 in Provo.

Trends to watch: Wyoming has turned the ball over 17 times in the past four games, all losses. The trend began with seven against TCU, followed by two against New Mexico, five against CSU and three against Utah . . . BYU's defense has six interceptions the past two games.

Players to watch: BYU quarterback John Beck has 20 TD passes and running back Curtis Brown has scored 10 TDs . . . Cougar linebacker Justin Luettgerodt has two interceptions in the last two games . . . Wyoming receiver Jovon Bouknight is one of the best in the league (886 yards, 15 touchdowns) and the focal point of Wyoming's offense.

BYU will win if . . . The Cougar defense can keep a Cowboy trend going of giving the ball away. It will go a long way towards a victory if BYU can jump ahead of Wyoming with first-quarter scoring.

Wyoming will win if . . . The Cowboys can turn the game into a shootout and BYU's secondary loses track, can't tackle and gets burned significantly by Bouknight.

Extra points: A BYU victory today would lift the Cougars to wins and make BYU bowl eligible for the first time since 2001 when the Cougars played in the Liberty Bowl against Louisville . . . The 117 points by the Cougar offense the past two weeks are the third-most in consecutive games in MWC history. The record is by the 2001 Cougars in a 70-53 win over Tulane and 52-7 victory over Nevada.