The Utah Utes host the Utah State Aggies in the Battle of the Brothers on Friday beginning at 7 p.m. on ESPN2. Let's take a look at some numbers that describe this rivalry.
The Utes have dominated this series, winning about three-quarters of the meetings between the two sides. The Utes post a 78-29-4 all-time record against the Aggies and have won 13 of the last 14 meetings.
This meeting marks the 20th time that the Utes and Aggies have met in September. Dating back to their first meeting in 1892, the game was almost exclusively played in November and occasionally in October.
In 1971, the Beehive Boot was created as a reward for the best football team in the state. Utah, BYU and Utah State all play for the prize. BYU has the most with 22, Utah follows with 13 and Utah State has eight victories.
Only once has the Battle of the Brothers gone to overtime. That game happened on Sept. 8, 2012, when Utah State beat the Utes in Logan. Chuckie Keeton threw for two scores and torched the Utes on the ground for 86 yards in a 27-20 victory.
The Battle of the Brothers is the 12th most played rivalry in the history of FBS college football. The rivalry has been around for 123 years, and although they don't play every year, the Utes and the Aggies have met just four times fewer than Army and Navy.
After a very disappointing performance against Southern Utah in week one, the Aggies will look to rebound and beat the Utes in Rice-Eccles on Friday night. However, Utah will be heavily favored to pick up its 79th win of the rivalry.
CJ Pronk is a Deseret Digital Media contributor and a Stansbury High School graduate. He will be attending the University of Alabama and majoring in communications. Follow CJ on Twitter @BigCeeJ3113.