New rivalries are forming between the three biggest programs in the state.
With the recent rise of Utah State, three in-state rivalry games must be circled on your calendar immediately. These games are sure to offer high emotion, tough competition and good amount of banter between fans.
Besides the rivalry games, several other matchups will take place locally in 2013 that are must-see events. With Utah and BYU both facing arguably their toughest schedules in school history, and Utah State moving to the Mountain West Conference, several big names will come to town.
Whitney O'Bannon is a new media sports writer for the Deseret News. Follow on Twitter at @whitney_oban.