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No. 14 Utah at BYU: How to attend, watch, listen or stream the game

Everything you need to know about the BYU-Utah game, including how to watch it.

FILE: LaVell Edwards Stadium sits empty prior to BYU and Hawaii playing in Provo on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018.
Scott G Winterton, Deseret News

No. 14 Utah (0-0) at BYU (0-0)

Utah leads 58-31-4, according to BYU

  • Weather: Partly cloudy with temperatures in the 80s at kickoff

THE STAKES

For Utah: The Utes, picked to win the Pac-12, are putting their national ranking on the line and looking to extend their eight-game winning streak against BYU.

For BYU: The Cougars are trying to end an eight-game losing streak to Utah.

Brigham Young Cougars quarterback Zach Wilson (11) is sacked by Utah Utes defensive tackle Leki Fotu (99) as BYU and Utah play at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018. Utah won 35-27.
Brigham Young Cougars quarterback Zach Wilson (11) is sacked by Utah Utes defensive tackle Leki Fotu (99) as BYU and Utah play at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018. Utah won 35-27.
Scott G Winterton, Deseret News

THE TRENDS

For Utah: The Utes have won 9 of the last 12 games in Provo, including three in a row.

For BYU: The Cougars have posted a 15-5 record in their past 20 season-openers, with 12 of the wins coming against Power Five opponents.

THE CRYSTAL BALL

Utah: After last year’s slow start against BYU, the Utes are determined to get going quickly. If the offense can get some early scores, things could get ugly if Utah’s defense is as good as advertised.

BYU: If it’s a close game, can the Cougars finally figure out how to make big plays late in the rivalry game?

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Utah Utes linebacker Francis Bernard (36) tackles Arizona Wildcats running back Gary Brightwell (23) during the game at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018.
Utah Utes linebacker Francis Bernard (36) tackles Arizona Wildcats running back Gary Brightwell (23) during the game at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018.
Spenser Heaps, Deseret News

Francis Bernard, Utah linebacker: After leaving BYU amid turmoil following two seasons, the senior has found a new home at Utah. This will be his first game back in Provo.

BYU running back Ty’Son Williams (5) runs with the ball as linebacker Max Tooley (31) defends during the Cougars’ scrimmage at LaVell Edwards Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019.
BYU running back Ty’Son Williams (5) runs with the ball as linebacker Max Tooley (31) defends during the Cougars’ scrimmage at LaVell Edwards Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019.
Tyler Richardson, BYU

Ty’Son Williams, BYU running back: The senior grad transfer from South Carolina will make his BYU debut and receive his introduction to the rivalry.

KEY MATCHUP

BYU’s offensive line vs. Utah’s defensive line: The Cougar O-line is projected to be a strength of the team. It will be tested by the Ute D-line, led by Bradlee Anae, which is projected to be one of the best in the entire nation.

QUOTABLE

“It is competitive, it is intense. When you aren’t in the same conference there is a different feel to it, but it is still every bit as gratifying as always.”

— Utah coach Kyle Whittingham

“I don’t know if we’ve ever felt this strongly about an opening game, but I think more than anything, I want our guys to remember what it’s like, so we had to simulate during this offseason preparation and try to get that feeling every year.”

BYU coach Kalani Sitake

NEXT UP

On Sept. 7, BYU visits Tennessee; Utah hosts Northern Illinois.

BYU SCHEDULE

All times MDT

  • Aug. 29 — Utah (8:15 p.m., ESPN)
  • Sept. 7 — at Tennessee (5 p.m., ESPN)
  • Sept. 14 — USC (1:30 p.m., ABC/ESPN/2)
  • Sept. 21 — Washington (TBA, ESPN Networks)
  • Sept. 28 — at Toledo (TBA, TBA)
  • Oct. 12 — at South Florida (TBA, TBA)
  • Oct. 19 — Boise State (TBA, ESPN Networks)
  • Nov. 2 — at Utah State (TBA, ESPN Networks)
  • Nov. 9 — Liberty (TBA. ESPN Networks)
  • Nov. 16 — Idaho State (1 p.m., BYUTV/ESPN3)
  • Nov. 23 — at UMass (Noon, TBA)
  • Nov. 30 — at San Diego State (7 p.m., CBS Sports)

UTAH SCHEDULE

All times MDT

  • Aug. 29 — at BYU (8:15 p.m., ESPN)
  • Sept. 7 — Northern Illinois (11 a.m., Pac-12)
  • Sept. 14 — Idaho State (2:30 p.m., Pac-12)
  • Sept. 20 — at USC (7 p.m., FS1)
  • Sept. 28 — Washington State (TBD)
  • Oct. 12 — at Oregon State (TBD)
  • Oct. 19 — Arizona State (TBD)
  • Oct. 26 — California (TBD)
  • Nov. 2 — at Washington (TBD)
  • Nov. 16 — UCLA (TBD)
  • Nov. 23 — at Arizona (TBD)
  • Nov. 30 — Colorado (TBD)
  • Dec. 6 — Pac-12 Championship (TBD, ABC)