BYU football vs. Utah State Aggies: In-state showdown at LaVell Edwards Stadium, 8:15 p.m.
Scott G Winterton, Deseret News
Utah State (4-1) at BYU (3-2)
FRIDAY, 8:15 p.m.
LaVell Edwards Stadium (63,470)
Natural grass, Provo
Radio: 1160AM, 102.7FM
Weather: Clear skies, temperatures in the 50s.
For Utah State ... The Aggies are looking for their first win in Provo since 1978, and their second victory over the Cougars in the last three years.
For BYU ... The Cougars are entering a brutal stretch of their schedule and they need to build on the momentum from last week's win over Hawaii.
For Utah State ... The Aggies have won nine of their last 11 games, dating back to last season.
For BYU ... The Cougars have won 15 consecutive games against USU in Provo.
Utah State will win if ... The Aggies can force turnovers and score after getting in the red zone.
BYU will win if ... The Cougar defense is able to pitch another shutout and the offense can avoid turnovers and run the ball.
Player to watch
Jamaal Williams, BYU: The true freshman rushed for 155 yards last week. But can he have success against a USU team that is strong against the run?
BYU's front seven vs. USU's Chuckie Keeton and Kerwynn Williams: Can the Cougars keep the Aggies' dynamic playmakers in check?
Utah State: Backup quarterback Adam Kennedy could miss the rest of the season due to a shoulder injury.
BYU: Running back Michael Alisa underwent surgery for a broken arm and will be out 6-8 weeks. Safety Mike Hague is out 1-3 weeks with a torn muscle in his calf.
On Oct. 13, Utah State travels to San Jose State, while BYU hosts Oregon State (1:30 p.m., ABC).
Date. . .Opponent. . .Time/result
Aug. 30. . .Washington State. . .W, 30-6
Sept. 8. . .Weber State. . .W, 45-13
Sept. 15. . .at Utah. . .L, 24-21
Sept. 20. . .at Boise State. . .L, 7-6
Sept. 28. . .Hawaii. . .W, 47-0
Oct. 5. . .Utah State. . .8:15 p.m.
Oct. 13. . .Oregon State. . .1:30 p.m.
Oct. 20. . .at Notre Dame. . .1:30 p.m.
Oct. 27. . .at Georgia Tech. . .TBA
Nov. 10. . .Idaho. . .TBA
Nov. 17. . .at San Jose State. . .2 p.m.
Nov. 24. . .at New Mexico St.. . .1:30 p.m.
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