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Sunday, October 13, 2013

Cougars Could Get Rematch Against Utah If (Big If) They Can Get Eligible

You gotta think that the BYU football team would love to get another crack at beating Utah before the teams halt the rivalry for a few seasons.

Frustrated BYU fans would love another chance to see their
team beat the Utes in the kraft Fight Hunger Bowl
Well, it turns out they just might get their wish.

As most BYU fans know, the Cougars are locked into a Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl bid if they become bowl eligible. Their opponent, should the Cougars become bowl eligible, would be the 6th place team from the PAC 12. And it so happens that right now, Utah is tied for 6th place.

Now, lest we get ahead of ourselves, the Cougars still need two more wins to be eligible to play in the KFH Bowl, and their schedule doesn't get much easier in the second half of the season. In fact, no team left on BYU's schedule has a losing record. The Cougars have five very difficult meetings coming up against Houston (5-0), Boise State (4-2), #25 Wisconsin (4-2), and Notre Dame (4-2), and Nevada (3-3) and only one "gimme" against Idaho State (3-3). Before you wonder why I call the Wolf Pack a difficult matchup, remember that their losses came to #9 UCLA, #5 Florida State, and San Diego State in an overtime shootout. All in all, the Cougars have their work cut out for them.

There are a lot of seniors on this BYU squad who would love another shot at Utah, since the Cougars have not beaten the Utes in their past four meetings. Hopefully the chance to get a W against the redcoats up north can motivate the team to step it up against a difficult remaining schedule.

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