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Here's the reader poll question on the front page of the Albuquerque Journal's online Sports section: "Who will score more points this weekend, the UNM men's basketball team or the BYU football team?" Ouch.

For the record, I'll take the Lobo hoopsters--but barely.


This year's BYU Football team has a chance to do something that hasn't been done by a BYU team since 1984: win all of its away games.

BYU is 5-0 on the road, with the New Mexico game and a bowl game yet to come.


RB Harvey Unga (ankle sprain) practiced Thursday and will travel with the team to Albuquerque--his playing status will be a gametime decision.


Great cover story about Indianapolis Colts' QB Peyton Manning in this week's Sports Illustrated!. Manning teammate and former Cougar Austin Collie figures prominently in the story, from start to finish.


The Cougar hoopsters open the season home to Bradley tonight; 6:30pm pregame with a 7:30pm tip on KSL Newsradio.

Despite the fact Dave Rose started freshmen Brandon Davies and Tyler Haws against Central Washington the other night, I wouldn't be surprised if Rose starts an all-veteran group against the Braves tonight.

Certainly Rose could go any number of ways in fielding a starting five, but the Fredette-Emery-Abouo-Tavernari-Miles quintet could be a good bet tonight.

Either way, Bradley will need to prepare for Haws and Davies, who give BYU an instant shot in the arm on the wing and in the post. Essentially, BYU's two-deep looks like this:

Point: Fredette (point-wing combo)/Morgan

Small Wing: Emery/Loyd (point-wing combo)

Big Wing: Abouo/Haws

Power Forward: Tavernari/Hartsock (forward-post combo)

Center: Miles/Davies


Forwards Logan Magnusson and Brock Zylstra, and center James Anderson provide additional depth up front.


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