Southern Utah (5-4) at BYU (5-4)
Saturday, 1 p.m. MST
LaVell Edwards Stadium
Tickets: BYU ticket office
Mass transit: UTA offering discounted passes to BYU football games
Radio: 1160 AM, 102.7 FM
Weather: Partly sunny skies, temperatures in the 60s at kickoff
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.
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.
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.
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?
“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.
On Nov. 19, BYU hosts Massachusetts and Southern Utah visits Northern Arizona.
(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