Commentary: Top 10 BYU, Utah or USU College Football Games of 2013

Published: Tuesday, Aug. 27 2013 2:27 p.m. MDT

BYU, Utah and Utah State are all stepping up in their schedules this season, which means that there's plenty of exciting games to watch.

BYU is playing its most difficult schedule in school history with big names like Texas, Wisconsin and Notre Dame on the docket. Utah faces a brutal Pac-12 schedule that includes games against Pac-12 North powerhouses Oregon and Stanford. Utah State is making the transition to its new home in the Mountain West Conference.

We've already covered the best in-state home games. Now, it's time to look at the top 10 overall games involving Utah's FBS college football teams.

Lafe Peavler is a Deseret News sports writing intern and a national college football featured columnist for Bleacher Report. Follow him on Twitter @MasterPeavler

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West Point , UT

No Utah at USC in the Coliseum? No BYU at USU? Those two games being left off the list is a little surprising. Other than that I agree with the list. Is it Thursday yet?

Logan, UT

Agreed, Cougsndawgs. UCLA vs Utah makes the list, but neither of those does? Really? It's almost as if they picked the games at random...

Queen Creek, AZ

Gary Andersen was not able to beat BYU?! Must have been a different Gary Andersen coaching USU on Oct 1, 2010.

Hampton, VA

I agree about USU-BYU, but not so much Utah at USC. UCLA is predicted to take the South and they play at Rice-Eccles where they lost in 2011. The game that doesn't belong is Utah at Oregon. Sure Oregon is highly and rightfully ranked but that game is beyond winnable for the Utes. They have a much better shot at beating Stanford at home and their less formidable offense even if it is quite slim.
As for the order of games I think Texas at BYU is bigger than BYU at Notre Dame for the same reason, it's just more winnable being at LES.

West Jordan, UT

that's what they said about Utah when they played Alabama. This is college football. Anything can happen.

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