BYU, Utah and Utah State 2013 football schedule breakdown
The success of a college football team is in large part determined by the success of that team’s opponents. In a sport where national championships are determined by perceived greatness in addition to on-the-field results, the skill, talent and success of the opponent a team plays can significantly enhance or detract from that team’s postseason resume.
In 2013, Utah’s three major college football programs will compete against more than 30 different opponents, all with different playing styles, strengths, weaknesses, and schedules of their own. The Utes will embark upon their third season as a member of the Pac-12, BYU’s independent schedule is much more full of marquee matchups than years previous, and Utah State is embarking on its first year in the Mountain West Conference.
Some of the teams that will visit Utah’s college towns this fall are quite familiar to fans. Who are these teams and how much of a threat do they pose to the Beehive state’s college football supremacy?
Today, we examine that.
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