Mark A. Philbrick
Utah and BYU head coaches Kyle Whittingham and Bronco Mendenhall pose with the trophy as they prepare to play in the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015.

LAS VEGAS — Utah college football's biggest game of the year won't be taking place in Utah.

There's only too many storylines to mention in this first-ever neutral-site battle between nine-win BYU and nine-win Utah. Here's a rundown of our coverage this week:


Breaking down the rivalry

Mendenhall-Whittingham is the rivalry within The BYU-Utah Rivalry

Rivalry filled with plenty of intrigue during Mendenhall-Whittingham era

Guest commentary: First-time bowl matchup of BYU and Utah stirs memories of past rivalry games

Memorable moments from the BYU- Utah rivalry, Part 1: The quotes

The best moments from the BYU-Utah rivalry, Part 2: The players

The best moments from the BYU-Utah rivalry, Part 3: The games

Coaching in a rivalry game a tough balancing act with sweeter rewards, more bitter defeats

Brad Rock: Utah-BYU rivalry is not a drill, for either newcomers or vets

Memorable moments in Utah-BYU rivalry games during Mendenhall-Whittingham era

It's not all bad: Five heartwarming stories from the Utah-BYU rivalry

The quiz: How well do you know the BYU-Utah rivalry?


Breaking down the Las Vegas Bowl

5 things to do on your road trip to Las Vegas

Las Vegas has much more to offer for families than you might think

Best moments for BYU and Utah in Las Vegas Bowl history

Photo gallery: Las Vegas Bowl goes to the dogs ... and cats

Utah player calls BYU 'dirty' during Las Vegas Bowl Welcome Reception

Going bowling? Plan for out-of-state delays

The Las Vegas Bowl in 6 numbers

Photo gallery: Utah and BYU football players team up for charity in Las Vegas


From BYU's perspective

Dick Harmon: Mendenhall's exit is already dramatic; bowl game against Utah makes it a lingering event

Seniors provide BYU with leadership during time of upheaval

The rivalry through YouTube: A look through the lens at some of BYUs top moments

BYU's Mangum looking forward to 1st bowl game, and 1st rivalry game

BYU helped elevate Las Vegas Bowl to 'another level'

Dick Harmon: Tanner Mangum handling drama of Vegas Bowl, coaching uncertainty with aplomb

Transfer running back Squally Canada expected to play for BYU in Las Vegas Bowl

With BYU's bigger bowl dreams dashed, Utah is ideal opponent in Las Vegas

Juggling two jobs, Mendendall doing his best to motivate BYU one last time


From Utah's perspective

Snub hangover shouldn't be a Ute problem

Whittingham talks with Fauonuku regarding 'dirty' comment

The rivalry through YouTube: A look through the lens at some of the Utes top moments

Wilson has the chance to earn one more win in storied, record-breaking career at Utah

Utah notebook: Will top receivers Covey and Scott play Saturday vs BYU?

Utah football notebook: Tom Hackett's storied career with the Utes coming to an end

Utah 'ball hawk' Marcus Williams provides an intriguing contrast to BYU's Tanner Mangum

Utes determined to maintain focus after arriving in Las Vegas for game