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Jeff Call has been a sportswriter for the Deseret News since 1997. He is the BYU beat writer and has been covering Cougar sports since 1993, when he served as sports editor at the Daily Universe. Call has written several books, including "Mormonville," "Rolling With the Tide," and "Cougarmania." He and his wife, CherRon, have six sons and live in Cedar Hills.

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BYU vs. Boise State game-day rail
BYU players and coaches are resolved to return to winning. But it won’t be easy snapping a three-game losing streak when the Cougars face Boise State Friday (7 p.m. MDT, ESPN) at Albertson's Stadium.
When Boise State coach Bryan Harsin took over the program for Chris Petersen last winter, he inherited, among other things, a longtime scheduling deal with BYU.
Guard Chase Fischer is eager to contribute to BYU's basketball program after sitting out a year following his transfer from Wake Forest.
Prior to last Saturday night, BYU junior running back Nate Carter’s claim to fame was breaking off some impressive runs during spring ball last March.
Unlike their last meeting in Boise, BYU and Boise State could be involved in an offensive shootout this time around.
After suffering a 42-35 setback to Nevada at home last Saturday, the Cougars returned to practice Monday “tired” and “resolved,” according to coach Bronco Mendenhall.
To avoid another four-game losing streak, BYU will need to defeat Boise State Friday night in Idaho.
Early in the third quarter Saturday night, BYU led Nevada by 15 points and was driving in Wolf Pack territory, appearing poised to add to its lead. But the Cougars came up empty on that possession.
In BYU’s 28-23 victory last year at Nevada, quarterback Taysom Hill rushed for 154 yards and running back Jamaal Williams gained a career-high 219 yards on the ground.