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(KSL Sports) A Friday night college football special as the 7th/8th ranked BYU Cougars go on the road to renew their in-state rivalry against the Utah State Aggies. The Cougars are looking to extend their winning streak to 15 games and are also working on an eight game winning streak against the Aggies. The last time Utah State beat BYU was in 1993.
BYU is coming of an auspicious bye week where it saw its national ranking jump several spots. Now the 28-point favorites hope to justify the move with a convincing win in Logan.
KSL takes a look back and a look ahead as we prep for game day.
What did we learn about BYU vs. Wyoming?
BYU started slow against Wyoming, putting up its lowest total offensive numbers of the season with only 40 yards in the first quarter. However, BYU stormed back in the second quarter with its best total offensive quarter, racking up 195 yards (and 20 points).
Under Brent Guy the Aggies have lost eight games against ranked teams by an average of 40 pts a game. Utah State is also 0-10 when playing BYU as a ranked team.
Expect an easy victory for the Cougars on the way to 6-0 and the Oct. 16 showdown against TCU (BYU plays New Mexico on Oct 11 in Provo). The Cougars have proven they are good enough to justify their national ranking, but many feel their first real test won't come until the trip to Fort Worth.