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Utes are Rising: As South division leader, QB play lifting Utah to new heights

Utes are Rising: As South division leader, QB play lifting Utah to new heights

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 18 - 9:36 a.m.

On Saturday, the song "Bad Moon Rising" served as an anthem to a new era in Utah football.
Corner Canyon LB Harrison Taggart, a top-5 recruit in Utah, commits to Oregon

Corner Canyon LB Harrison Taggart, a top-5 recruit in Utah, commits to Oregon

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 17 - 9:37 p.m.

The 6-foot-2, 200-pound linebacker adds to the Ducks' 21-member recruiting class currently ranked first in the Pac-12 and No. 6 nationally by 247Sports.
BYU drops out of AP Top 25 after back-to-back losses; Utes receiving votes

BYU drops out of AP Top 25 after back-to-back losses; Utes receiving votes

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 17 - 12:16 p.m.

The Cougars' time in the national rankings has come to an end … at least for now.
Josh Furlong's AP Top 25: Purdue plays spoiler as Oklahoma finds dynamic QB

Josh Furlong's AP Top 25: Purdue plays spoiler as Oklahoma finds dynamic QB

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 17 - 10:01 a.m.

The Iowa loss was the biggest upset of Week 7 as seven team went undefeated on their bye weeks.
The message Baylor had for BYU was clear: Welcome to the Big 12; now get ready for it

The message Baylor had for BYU was clear: Welcome to the Big 12; now get ready for it

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 17 - 8:04 a.m.

Saturday's 38-24 loss on the road in a future conference rival's home stadium didn't just end anything but a Independence Bowl bid for the Cougars, but showed just how far the program needs to grow to live up to the Big 12's standard.
FCS Roundup: Montana State edges Weber State in defensive battle; Dixie State falls in WAC opener

FCS Roundup: Montana State edges Weber State in defensive battle; Dixie State falls in WAC opener

Milee Enger, KSL.com  |  Updated Oct. 17 - 1:46 a.m.

Freshman kicker Blake Glessner's two field goals in the third quarter made the difference in a defense-heavy contest as Montana State edged Weber State 13-7. Montana State played catchup after Weber State jumped ahead on the game-opening drive.
Utes score 28 unanswered points in second half to upend No. 18 Arizona State

Utes score 28 unanswered points in second half to upend No. 18 Arizona State

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Updated Oct. 17 - 1:02 a.m.

The second half belonged to the Utes.
Utah State snaps skid, extends UNLV losing streak with win

Utah State snaps skid, extends UNLV losing streak with win

Milee Enger, KSL.com  |  Updated Oct. 16 - 10:36 p.m.

Elelyon Noa's 11-yard touchdown run with 35 seconds left carried Utah State past winless UNLV 28-24.
Physical Baylor rolls No. 19 BYU, handing Cougars consecutive losses for first time since 2019

Physical Baylor rolls No. 19 BYU, handing Cougars consecutive losses for first time since 2019

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Oct. 16 - 6:51 p.m.

Gerry Bohanon recorded his first interception of the season, but also threw for 231 yards and a touchdown while Baylor piled up 303 yards on the ground in a 38-24 win over BYU.
Making statements: Utes, Sun Devils look to take major step in division title race

Making statements: Utes, Sun Devils look to take major step in division title race

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 15 - 7:48 p.m.

As the only two remaining teams with an unbeaten record in Pac-12 play, Saturday becomes a statement game of sorts for either program.
From Grimes to Ika, storylines aplenty as No. 19 BYU visits Baylor (+ how to watch, stream, listen)

From Grimes to Ika, storylines aplenty as No. 19 BYU visits Baylor (+ how to watch, stream, listen)

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 15 - 6:38 p.m.

Baylor offensive coordinator Jeff Grimes, who held the same position at BYU as recently as a year ago, isn't the only common connection between Kalani Sitake's team and Dave Aranda's Bears.
Wildcats seek first victory over ranked opponent as No. 9 Montana State comes to town

Wildcats seek first victory over ranked opponent as No. 9 Montana State comes to town

Cole Bagley, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 15 - 1:53 p.m.

Preview of Weber State's upcoming home game against No. 9 Montana State.
KSL.com Pick'em: Staff picks for Week 7 of college football

KSL.com Pick'em: Staff picks for Week 7 of college football

KSL.com Sports  |  Posted Oct. 15 - 10:34 a.m.

Each week, we'll release the KSL.com sports staff picks for you to see. Can you do a better job than us? Probably, but that's the fun of it all.
BYU Midseason Awards: No. 19 Cougars still a work in progress at halfway mark of 2021

BYU Midseason Awards: No. 19 Cougars still a work in progress at halfway mark of 2021

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 14 - 3:02 p.m.

Let's take a look back on the first six games with some midseason superlatives.
Will the real Utes RB1 please stand up?

Will the real Utes RB1 please stand up?

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 14 - 12:14 p.m.

Six weeks into the season, Utah still doesn't have one lead back to rely on in an offense that traditionally feeds its star.
BYU picked No. 2 in WCC preseason poll; Barcello, Lohner named to 1st team

BYU picked No. 2 in WCC preseason poll; Barcello, Lohner named to 1st team

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 14 - 11:43 a.m.

The Cougars were in a familiar position following the release of the West Coast Conference preseason coaches' poll.
Big 12 preview? BYU's road game at Baylor as much about past, present as future

Big 12 preview? BYU's road game at Baylor as much about past, present as future

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 13 - 6:34 p.m.

The Cougars' first trip outside of the intermountain corridor of the year will be to a place the program hasn't been since the season opener in 1983.
Pac-12 picks: UW's competitive advantage over UCLA; ASU handles Utah; Cal hangs with Oregon

Pac-12 picks: UW's competitive advantage over UCLA; ASU handles Utah; Cal hangs with Oregon

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Oct. 13 - 2:22 p.m.

The Hotline typically takes a close look at key trends and statistics when evaluating Pac-12 games against the point spread, but not always.
Picked to finished 10th in Pac-12, Runnin' Utes looking to defy odds

Picked to finished 10th in Pac-12, Runnin' Utes looking to defy odds

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 13 - 10:31 a.m.

The odds are stacked against Utah's men's basketball program.
Could Utah's 'breakout game' on offense bode well for the rest of the season?

Could Utah's 'breakout game' on offense bode well for the rest of the season?

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 13 - 9:34 a.m.

It was the type of performance that Utah head coach Kyle Whittingham called a "breakout game" for the offense.
Veterans Dani Drews, Madelyn Robinson believe Utes have chance to do something special

Veterans Dani Drews, Madelyn Robinson believe Utes have chance to do something special

Cole Bagley, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 12 - 12:05 p.m.

Utah women's volleyball player Dani Drews and Madelyn Robinson believe the team can do something special this year as currently find themselves ranked No. 15 in the country with a 10-3 record.
Patrick Kinahan: Bitter loss won't stop BYU from outstanding season

Patrick Kinahan: Bitter loss won't stop BYU from outstanding season

Patrick Kinahan, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Oct. 12 - 10:33 a.m.

Palatable disappointment marks the first half of BYU's football season even as the team on is on a pace to win 10 games this season.
KSL.com Pick'em: Aggies, Utes fans earn top prizes following chaotic Week 6 action

KSL.com Pick'em: Aggies, Utes fans earn top prizes following chaotic Week 6 action

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 12 - 10:02 a.m.

Even on a bye week Utah State found a way to win ... or at least two of its fans did.
Locals in the NFL: Devontae Booker goes from inactive to featured back (+ complete Week 5 roundup)

Locals in the NFL: Devontae Booker goes from inactive to featured back (+ complete Week 5 roundup)

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 11 - 9:39 p.m.

Two weeks ago, former Utah running back Devontae Booker was inactive as he clung to a reserve role with the New York Giants. Now he could be all the featured back in the Big Apple.
After crushing loss, BYU's next objective is clear: Don't let the Broncos beat you twice

After crushing loss, BYU's next objective is clear: Don't let the Broncos beat you twice

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 11 - 7:49 p.m.

Whether you agree or not, the No. 19 Cougars can still play for a great season.
Pac-12 power ratings: Utah climbs, USC falls and the highest-rated team in Washington resides in the Palouse

Pac-12 power ratings: Utah climbs, USC falls and the highest-rated team in Washington resides in the Palouse

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Oct. 11 - 10:19 a.m.

Power ratings based entirely on the scoreboard, except when they aren't.
'You've got to carry on': Utes lay it all out in win for Ty Jordan, Aaron Lowe

'You've got to carry on': Utes lay it all out in win for Ty Jordan, Aaron Lowe

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 10 - 7:02 p.m.

The win, which was a long time coming as one of only two road destinations in the Pac-12 Utah had never won, was more than what the final scoreboard read.
What went wrong in BYU's season-changing loss to upset-minded Boise State?

What went wrong in BYU's season-changing loss to upset-minded Boise State?

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 10 - 4:17 p.m.

Uncharacteristic turnovers and a one-dimensional offense turned BYU's perceived strengths into weaknesses in a stunning 26-17 loss to Boise State that knocked the Cougars from the ranks of the unbeatens.
BYU falls 9 spots to 19th in AP Top 25, No. 20 in Coaches Poll after stumbling to first loss of season

BYU falls 9 spots to 19th in AP Top 25, No. 20 in Coaches Poll after stumbling to first loss of season

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 10 - 12:10 p.m.

The Cougars' undefeated season is over. So, too, is the Top 10 national ranking.
Josh Furlong's AP Top 25: Chaos continues to rule college football — and it's great

Josh Furlong's AP Top 25: Chaos continues to rule college football — and it's great

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Updated Oct. 10 - 11:02 a.m.

If there's one word to define the 2021 college football season, it's chaos.
Recruiting roundup: Here's a look at BYU's Class of 2022

Recruiting roundup: Here's a look at BYU's Class of 2022

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Oct. 10 - 9:15 a.m.

Recruiting is the lifeblood of any collegiate program, and it's no different at BYU.
Streak over: Utes dominate Trojans for first-ever win in the Coliseum

Streak over: Utes dominate Trojans for first-ever win in the Coliseum

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Updated Oct. 9 - 11:18 p.m.

Utah quarterback Cameron Rising wanted a do over. And it was the Rising show as he led his team to its first-ever victory at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
FCS Roundup: Brown leads Montana past Dixie State; SUU falls to Sac St.

FCS Roundup: Brown leads Montana past Dixie State; SUU falls to Sac St.

KSL.com Sports  |  Posted Oct. 9 - 10:07 p.m.

Freshman Kris Brown threw for one touchdown and ran for two in his first start and Montana defeat Dixie State 31-14 on Saturday.
Boise State upends BYU's undefeated season, handing No. 10 Cougars first loss

Boise State upends BYU's undefeated season, handing No. 10 Cougars first loss

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Oct. 9 - 6:44 p.m.

Cyrus Habibi-Likio ran for 75 yards and a touchdown, and Andrew Van Buren added 54 yards and a score as Boise State upended BYU, 26-17 to hand the 10th-ranked Cougars their first loss of the season Saturday afternoon in front of a sellout crowd of 63,470 fans at LaVell Edwards Stadium.
Gonzaga coach Mark Few to miss 3 games following DUI arrest

Gonzaga coach Mark Few to miss 3 games following DUI arrest

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct. 9 - 10:59 a.m.

Gonzaga coach Mark Few will miss two exhibition games and the first game of the regular season after he was arrested last month on suspicion of driving under the influence.
Streaks are meant to be broken: Utes looking to make history in Coliseum with win

Streaks are meant to be broken: Utes looking to make history in Coliseum with win

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 8 - 6:34 p.m.

The next time Utah wins at the Coliseum, it will be the first time.
KSL.com Pick'em: Staff picks for Week 6 of college football

KSL.com Pick'em: Staff picks for Week 6 of college football

KSL.com Sports  |  Posted Oct. 8 - 11:04 a.m.

Each week, we'll release the KSL.com sports staff picks for you to see. Can you do a better job than us? Probably, but that's the fun of it all.
BYU and Boise State is officially a rivalry, so No. 10 Cougars better be ready for one

BYU and Boise State is officially a rivalry, so No. 10 Cougars better be ready for one

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 8 - 9:36 a.m.

Morgan Pyper wants to be clear about one thing: he was never a Boise State fan.
'Patience' is key as Craig Smith looks to make his mark with Runnin' Utes

'Patience' is key as Craig Smith looks to make his mark with Runnin' Utes

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 7 - 12:16 p.m.

Craig Smith has been patient with his new team.
Why BYU receivers still play pivotal role in Cougars' power-run offense

Why BYU receivers still play pivotal role in Cougars' power-run offense

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 7 - 11:04 a.m.

The most memorable moment for Puka Nacua was a downfield block propelling Tyler Allgeier toward the end zone for one of his three touchdowns.
Former BYU tight end, CFB Hall of Famer Gordon Hudson dies at 59

Former BYU tight end, CFB Hall of Famer Gordon Hudson dies at 59

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 6 - 6:33 p.m.

Gordon Linn Hudson, 59, died Monday, Sept. 27 of natural causes in San Jose, where he was living, according to a Legacy obituary published Wednesday.
Defense, top 10 running back are best friends for No. 10 BYU's quarterbacks

Defense, top 10 running back are best friends for No. 10 BYU's quarterbacks

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 6 - 6:33 p.m.

The Cougars are 5-0 after playing three quarterbacks, a top 10 running back nationally in Tyler Allgeier, and a defense that shut out Utah State in the third quarter and held the Aggies to just 7 points in the second half.
Pac-12 picks: Stanford hangs with ASU, Oregon State rolls, and another USC-Utah thriller

Pac-12 picks: Stanford hangs with ASU, Oregon State rolls, and another USC-Utah thriller

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Oct. 6 - 5:11 p.m.

The Trojans and Utes have produced memorable affairs in the decade they've shared the Pac-12 South.
Recruiting: A look at who has committed to Utah football for the 2022 recruiting class

Recruiting: A look at who has committed to Utah football for the 2022 recruiting class

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Updated Oct. 6 - 3:43 p.m.

Recruiting is the lifeblood of any collegiate program, and it's no different for the University of Utah football program.
Utah State's run game went incognito and cost the Aggies big against BYU

Utah State's run game went incognito and cost the Aggies big against BYU

Cole Bagley, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 6 - 10:31 a.m.

Utah State's run game was nowhere to be found as they posted their worst production since 2019 and lost to BYU 34-20.
USC game serves as a way to 'lean on each other' as Utes turn focus to football

USC game serves as a way to 'lean on each other' as Utes turn focus to football

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 6 - 9:28 a.m.

The game of football is often a release — an escape from reality — for those who play the sport.
Pac-12 bowl projections: Washington's streak in jeopardy; Oregon drops to the Rose

Pac-12 bowl projections: Washington's streak in jeopardy; Oregon drops to the Rose

Jon Wilner, Bay Area News Group  |  Posted Oct. 5 - 3:16 p.m.

The Pac-12's longest active bowl participation streak, albeit one with a caveat, is in significant peril.
KSL.com Pick'em: BYU fans, Utah fan claim top prizes in Week 5

KSL.com Pick'em: BYU fans, Utah fan claim top prizes in Week 5

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 5 - 11:46 a.m.

It's another week where BYU fans are cleaning up the top prizes in KSL.com College Football Pick'em.
What ever happened to the Beehive Boot, and can BYU take it back?

What ever happened to the Beehive Boot, and can BYU take it back?

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 5 - 8:37 a.m.

The Beehive Boot was founded in 1971 by former BYU sports information director Dave Schulthess as a way to reward winner the annual round-robin series between the three schools.
Locals in the NFL: Zach Wilson earns 1st NFL win, which is 99 less than Andy Reid in KC

Locals in the NFL: Zach Wilson earns 1st NFL win, which is 99 less than Andy Reid in KC

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 4 - 10:04 p.m.

The former BYU quarterback and Corner Canyon product completed 21 of 34 passes for 297 yards and two touchdowns to help the New York Jets to a 27-24 overtime win Sunday over the Tennessee Titans, while Reid reached 100 wins with his second NFL franchise.
'It means the world': Utah plans to retire No. 22 in memory of Ty Jordan, Aaron Lowe

'It means the world': Utah plans to retire No. 22 in memory of Ty Jordan, Aaron Lowe

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Updated Oct. 4 - 8:47 p.m.

Utah head coach Kyle Whittingham said Monday in his first public address since slain defensive back Aaron Lowe's death that no football player will wear the No. 22 again.
Welcome back to the Top 10, BYU: Cougars up 3 spots after chaotic week in AP Top 25

Welcome back to the Top 10, BYU: Cougars up 3 spots after chaotic week in AP Top 25

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Oct. 3 - 12:35 p.m.

After back-to-back 5-0 starts for the first time in program history and the first true road win of the 2021 season, BYU is back in the top 10.
Josh Furlong's AP Top 25: A chaotic week of college football leads to big changes

Josh Furlong's AP Top 25: A chaotic week of college football leads to big changes

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 3 - 10:01 a.m.

If you love chaos in college football, Week 5 of action was for you.
FCS roundup: Weisser accounts for 4 TDs as Weber State beats Cal Poly

FCS roundup: Weisser accounts for 4 TDs as Weber State beats Cal Poly

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct. 2 - 10:20 p.m.

Kylan Weisser threw two touchdown passes and added a pair of TD runs to help Weber State beat Cal Poly 38-7 on Saturday night. That, plus updates from Southern Utah and Dixie State.
How freshman QB Jacob Conover did in first career appearance for No. 13 BYU

How freshman QB Jacob Conover did in first career appearance for No. 13 BYU

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 2 - 8:36 a.m.

After Baylor Romney's first-half injury, it was up to Conover, the true freshman quarterback just over a year removed from a church mission to Paraguay who hadn't played a snap of competitive football in more than three years, to figure things out on the road for BYU.
'This is just the beginning': Aggies show fight in loss to Cougars

'This is just the beginning': Aggies show fight in loss to Cougars

Jacob Nielson, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Oct. 2 - 1:22 a.m.

The Aggies cut a BYU lead to just a touchdown in the fourth quarter but couldn't get closer.
Tyler's High Five: Allgeier's career night leads BYU to win over Utah State, 5-0 start

Tyler's High Five: Allgeier's career night leads BYU to win over Utah State, 5-0 start

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Oct. 2 - 12:34 a.m.

Good thing the No. 13 Cougars had Tyler Allgeier on Friday night.
Wildcats looking to get back in the win column against Cal Poly

Wildcats looking to get back in the win column against Cal Poly

Cole Bagley, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 1 - 1:59 p.m.

Preview of the upcoming Weber State football (1-3) game against conference opponent Cal Poly (1-3).
What is the Old Wagon Wheel? History of the 99-year-old BYU-Utah State series

What is the Old Wagon Wheel? History of the 99-year-old BYU-Utah State series

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 1 - 11:26 a.m.

The Old Wagon Wheel will be at stake Friday night at Maverik Stadium in Logan, with the winner earning the spoils and the chance to roll it home for at least one more year.