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BYU at Utah: How to attend, watch, stream or listen to the game

The University of Utah Board of Trustees voted unanimously Tuesday to approve an $80 million non-state revenue bond to upgrade and expansion of Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018. The bond must be approved by the Board of Rege
The University of Utah Board of Trustees voted unanimously Tuesday to approve an $80 million non-state revenue bond to upgrade and expansion of Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018. The bond must be approved by the Board of Regents.

BYU (6-5) at No. 17/18 Utah (8-3)

THE BASICS

THE STAKES

  • For BYU … The Cougars are looking to snap their seven-game losing streak to Utah. A victory would ensure a winning season for BYU.
  • For Utah … The Utes are seeking their eighth straight win over BYU. They’re also seeking momentum going into next week’s Pac-12 title game.

THE TRENDS

  • For BYU … The Cougars haven’t beaten the Utes since 2009 and haven’t won at Rice-Eccles Stadium since 2006. In all of BYU’s wins this season, it has rushed for more than 100 yards and the Cougars have lost every game when rushing for less than 100 yards.
  • For Utah ... The Utes are 5-0 this season when finishing with more passing yards than the opposition. They did, however, defeat Oregon with fewer yards in the air (288-262) in Jason Shelley’s starting debut.

PLAYERS TO WATCH

BYU quarterback Zach Wilson, shown here taking a snap on Nov. 17, 2018, is probably still the front-runner to be the Cougars’ starting QB this fall — if there’s a football season for the Cougars.
Brigham Young Cougars quarterback Zach Wilson (11) takes the snap in Provo on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018.
Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

Zach Wilson, BYU quarterback: The true freshman will be playing in his first rivalry game. He will need to withstand Utah’s pressure, make good decisions and avoid turnovers. Wilson will need to make plays with his feet as well.

FILE - In this Nov 3, 2018, file photo, Utah quarterback Jason Shelley (15) throws during an NCAA college football against Arizona State, in Tempe, Ariz.
FILE - In this Nov 3, 2018, file photo, Utah quarterback Jason Shelley (15) throws during an NCAA college football against Arizona State, in Tempe, Ariz.
Rick Scuteri

Jason Shelley, Utah quarterback: The redshirt freshman is 2-0 as Utah’s starter since replacing the injured Tyler Huntley. His dual-threat ability makes him a challenge to defend. Avoiding turnovers, as always, is a key to success.

KEY MATCHUP

BYU’s red-zone offense vs. Utah’s red-zone defense: The Cougars have struggled to score in the red zone at times this season. BYU ranks No. 84 in red-zone offense, scoring 29 touchdowns in 45 trips inside the 20. The Utes, meanwhile, are ranked No. 1 nationally in red-zone defense, having allowed just 19 scores out of 32 trips to the red zone.

QUOTABLE

“It’s going to be a fun game. I’m just looking forward to it. It’s one that everybody talks about and now we can talk about it this week. I have a lot of friends up there. It going to be good to go into Rice-Eccles with our team and compete and have fun. We definitely respect them.”

BYU coach Kalani Sitake

“Coach Sitake, he is a good friend of mine and does a good job of keeping them going. They have had some really good moments and some not-so-good moments just like everybody else in the country."

— Utah coach Kyle Whittingham

NEXT UP

BYU is bowl eligible, while Utah heads to the Pac-12 championship game on Nov. 30.

BYU SCHEDULE

  • Sept. 1 — BYU 28, Arizona 23
  • Sept. 8 — California 21, BYU 18
  • Sept. 15 — BYU 24, Wisconsin 21
  • Sept. 22 — BYU 30, McNeese State 3
  • Sept. 29 — Washington 35, BYU 7
  • Oct. 5 — Utah State 45, BYU 20
  • Oct. 13 — BYU 49, Hawaii 23
  • Oct. 27 — Northern Illinois 7, BYU 6
  • Nov. 3 — Boise State 21, BYU 16
  • Nov. 10 — BYU 35, UMass 16
  • Nov. 17 — BYU 45, New Mexico State 10
  • Nov. 24 — at Utah (8 p.m., FS1)

UTAH SCHEDULE

  • Aug. 30 — Utah 41, Weber State 10
  • Sept. 8 — Utah 17, Northern Illinois 6
  • Sept. 15 — Washington 21, Utah 7
  • Sept. 29 — Washington State 28, Utah 24
  • Oct. 6 — Utah 40, Stanford 21
  • Oct. 12 — Utah 42, Arizona 10
  • Oct. 20 — Utah 41, USC 28
  • Oct. 26 — Utah 41, UCLA 10
  • Nov. 3 — Arizona State 38, Utah 20
  • Nov. 10 — Utah 32, Oregon 25
  • Nov. 17 — Utah 30, Colorado 7
  • Nov. 24 — BYU, (8 p.m., FS1)