Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
BYU (1-1) vs. Utah (1-1)
Today, 7:15 p.m.
LaVell Edwards Stadium
Radio: 102.7 FM, 1160 AM, 700 AM
Weather: Partly cloudy with temperatures in the 70s
For Utah ... The Utes have won two of the past four games against BYU in Provo. The last victory, however, was a 41-34 overtime decision in 2005.
For BYU ... The Cougars are seeking a second win this season over a team from a BCS conference, something they've done only six times since 1984.
For Utah ... The Utes are trying to avoid having a losing record for the first time since sporting a 2-3 mark before a 44-35 victory at Louisville on Oct. 5, 2007.
For BYU ... The Cougars have posted first-quarter shutouts in seven of their past eight games. The exception? A field goal by UTEP in the New Mexico Bowl.
Players to watch
Jordan Wynn, Utah quarterback: Questions about his surgically repaired shoulder linger after passing for only 339 yards in first two games of the season.
Jake Heaps, BYU quarterback: The highly touted sophomore is off to a slow start with more interceptions (three) than touchdown passes (two) after two games.
Utah offensive coordinator Norm Chow and BYU OC Brandon Doman: Neither has been able to ignite their offenses since taking over this season. Will one of them have a breakthrough in the Rivalry Game?
Utah: RB Tauni Vakapuna (ankle) and FB Shawn Asiata (hamstring) are expected to play after being sidelined last week.
Sept. 1: Utah vs. Mont.St. W, 27-10
Sept. 10: Utah vs. USC L, 23-14
Sept. 3: BYU at Ole Miss W, 14-13
Sept. 10: BYU at Texas L,17-16
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