Tom Smart, Deseret News
BYU's Taysom Hill as the University of Utah and Brigham Young University play football Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, in Provo.

Adam Sparks covers Middle Tennessee State football for Daily News Journal and knows the team as well as anyone. We asked Sparks five questions to learn more about BYU's next opponent.

The Cougars take on the Blue Raiders this Friday night at LaVell Edwards Stadium.

See the answer to question No. 1: Briefly describe the football program, including recent successes and difficulties.

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