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Published: Tuesday, May 10 2011 3:00 p.m. MDT

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Sandy, UT

I'm guessing Utah 48, byu 24. Ring a bell? BCS #3 2011

Omaha, NE

Goodbye mtn and hello years of seeing BYU on ESPN all the time! Finally this game is somewhere everyone can watch. I hope to see this rivalry get more credibility in coming years.

sid 6.7
Holladay, UT

Your welcome Cougars.

Orem, UT

Saturday, mid-September, prime time on ESPN2 for BYU-Utah!

What more could you ask for?

Can't wait!

Springville, UT

ESPN2? I thought we'd get better. Must be the Utesies holding us back, again.

MUSSing with U
Baltimore, MD


"I'm guessing Utah 48, BYU 24."

We'll "mark it down" with all of Chris B's Jimmer picks.

Mildred in Fillmore
Salt Lake City, UT

How many Friday night games are we going to have? Looks like ESPN took BSU off the Friday night schedule and just added us on. Thankfully the Utah game is still on Saturday.

1984 for life
Salt Lake City, UT

Hondo | 3:47 p.m. May 10, 2011
Springville, UT

Looks to me that without the Utes you would be playing another Friday night thriller.

Tom in CA
Vallejo, CA


Don't worry, just stay close to big brother you will get more exposure than ever.

@Ken 3:42pm:
My guess is utah 10, BYU 51

Johnny Triumph
American Fork, UT

The rivalry is meaningless now, it should die off in the next few years. BYU gains little by playing Utah in the future, at least on a regular basis.

Salt Lake City, UT

"Your welcome Cougars."???

How about, you're welcome Utes! At least you'll have at least one of your games broadcast on ESPN this coming season.

Fresno, CA

I'm just thrilled I will get to watch the game. They are almost always exciting and close with some crazy ending. Super fun to watch!

man of few words
Salt Lake City, UT

It should be an exciting game. It'll be nice for the nation to see how we battle it out here in Utah!

flynn is the coolest
Salt Lake City, UT

@ 1984 for life-

Just a thought- the PAC 10.2 championship game is on a Friday. ESPN must have had some other big boy conferences to highlight on the following day. (ie- enough with the Friday thing).

As for ESPN2- Finally everyone can see how good this game is. The nation will demand it be played on rivalry weekend!

Magna Ute Fan
Magna, UT

Johnny Triumph-

"BYU gains little by playing Utah in the future..."

That's rich. Check out your home schedule, New Mexico State, Idaho,Idaho State, Utah State, San Jose State. Couldn't you find another WAC patsy?

DD JayMario
American Fork, UT

Thanks to ESPN, Friday nights no longer are reserved for the preps. Kind of sad really.

Costa Mesa, CA

Will this be one of the three games next season that will give Utah fans a chance to see their team play?

Scranton, Pennsylvania

Looking forward to the Cougs laying down the hammer on Utah on Nat'l TV!

10 reasons why BYU wins:

#1- Heaps-Apo-Hoffman trio. Look for secondaries to have fits against these tall, fast, and athletic receivers. The routes should be precise and crisp, which will be very tough for inexperienced corners to cover.

#2- Experienced O-line for the BYU offense. Gave up only 1 sack to the Utes last season.

#3- BYU has three returning RB's with experience. Running behind a very big and experienced O-Line. New coach is making huge improvements.

#4- 8 returners to a defense that was top 20 at the end of the year. Add in Kavienga and Fongupo as well as the return of Pendleton. The front 7 will be the best it has been in years.

#5- Jordon Wynn is a bad QB. Does not play well under pressure, recovering from surgery, brand new offense.

#6- No experience at RB. 2 best linemen gone.

#7- Brand New Secondary for Utah.

#8- Game is in Provo.

#9- Utah returns very little experience at WR. DeVonte Christopoher is the lone returning starter.

#10- Zero experience in Utah secondary.


Eagle Mountain, UT

Your Welcome Utah. I guess you can count on at least one game on ESPN every year when you play BYU.

Honestly though. This will be great for both schools. Nothing like National TV.

Sandy, UT

If Wynn rebounds and the offense gets back on track Wynn could be a dark horse for Heisman

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