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BYU-SUU football: How to watch, stream and attend the game


THE BASICS


Southern Utah (5-4) at BYU (5-4)

Saturday, 1 p.m. MST

LaVell Edwards Stadium

Natural grass

Provo

Tickets: BYU ticket office

Mass transit: UTA offering discounted passes to BYU football games

Parking: map

Live stream:WatchESPN

TV: BYUtv

Radio: 1160 AM, 102.7 FM

Weather: Partly sunny skies, temperatures in the 60s at kickoff


THE STAKES


For Southern Utah . . . The Thunderbirds are looking to spring a huge upset in their first meeting with BYU.

For BYU . . . The Cougars need one more victory to become bowl eligible.


THE TRENDS


For Southern Utah . . . Since 2008, the Thunderbirds have beaten FBS opponents UNLV, Texas-San Antonio and South Alabama.

For BYU . . . The Cougars are 7-0 over the past 10 years against FCS opponents. The average score in those games was 54-8.


THE EDGE


Southern Utah will win if . . . The Thunderbirds force turnovers and make big plays on offense.

BYU will win if . . . The Cougars establish a run game and control the clock.


PLAYER TO WATCH


Malik Brown, Southern Utah running back: The senior has run for 839 yards this season and averages 5.9 yards per carry.


KEY MATCHUP


BYU’s passing game vs. SUU’s defensive secondary: The Thunderbirds are yielding 287.3 yards per game through the air this season. Can the Cougar wide receivers make plays?


QUOTABLE


“That’s a big game. Especially for us. Coach (Ed) Lamb leaving — that kind of hurt. That’s a personal game, honestly.” — Southern Utah running back Malik Brown.

“There’s a connection there, but we want to win the game. It just happens to be against an opponent that we know people there.” — BYU coach Kalani Sitake.


NEXT UP


On Nov. 19, BYU hosts Massachusetts and Southern Utah visits Northern Arizona.


SCHEDULE


(All times Mountain) Date Opponent Time/result

Sept. 3 vs. Arizona W, 18-16

Sept. 10 at Utah L, 20-19

Sept. 17 vs. UCLA L, 17-14

Sept. 24 vs. West Virginia L, 35-32

Sept. 30 Toledo W, 55-53

Oct. 8 at Michigan State W, 31-14

Oct. 14 Mississippi State W, 28-21 (2 OT)

Oct. 20 at Boise State L, 28-27

Nov. 5 at Cincinnati W, 20-3

Nov. 12 Southern Utah 1 p.m.

Nov. 19 UMass TBA

Nov. 26 Utah State TBA

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