Utah-BYU Rivalry Set For Saturday; Utah Declares a Red-Out

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY-Saturday, BYU and Utah reconvene for the “Holy War,” as the teams meet for the 98th time in a series dating back to 1922.The Utes have dominated this series of late as they have won eight of the last nine overall and have an all-time series lead of 60-34-4.BYU’s athletic department considers this a 57-31-4 series lead for Utah as they do not acknowledge the years of athletic competition when the institution was known as “Brigham Young Academy.”The Cougars last defeated the Utes in 2009 and in Salt Lake City in 2006.The Utes lead the all-time series at Salt Lake City 39-17-3.Utah, fresh off of clinching a Pac-12 South title by virtue of Oregon’s 31-29 win over Arizona State Saturday, leads the nation in red zone defense as they only allow touchdowns on 59.4 percent of times the opponent gets inside their 20-yard line.The Utes are also fifth nationally in rushing defense (95.5 yards per game) and tied for sixth in the country in tackles for loss (8.1 such stops per game).This will be Utah’s Senior Day and 14 will be honored, including All-American candidates in punter Mitch Wishnowsky and kicker Matt Gay. In honor of the rivalry game, the Utah athletic department has declared this game a red-out and encourages all of the  Utes faithful to wear red attire.This senior class at Utah has gone 34-16 (.666) and 3-0 in bowl games.The Cougars come into this game at 6-5 and with the 45-10 win over New Mexico State last Saturday on their Senior Day, are now bowl eligible.In what has been a mercurial season for the Cougars, a win over their bitter rivals would leave a positive taste in the mouths of the BYU faithful. However, across the board in Las Vegas, the sports-books have made Utah a 13.5-point favorite as of Monday afternoon.You can listen to this game online at midutahradio.com, by clicking on the KSVC link or by listening to AM-980 and 100.5 FM. Tune in at 7:30 pm for the pregame show, followed by the 8:00 pm kickoff. November 19, 2018 /Sports News – Local Utah-BYU Rivalry Set For Saturday; Utah Declares a Red-Out Brad James Tags: Arizona State/BYU Football/Holy War/Las Vegas sportsbooks/Matt Gay/Mitch Wishnowsky/New Mexico State/Oregon/Pac-12 South/Utah Football Written bylast_img read more

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McIlroy struggles as McDowell prospers

first_img Press Association “It’s a lot of fun,” McDowell said, despite having to pay playing partner Garcia for a bet made on Manchester United’s Champions League defeat to Real Madrid. “You are playing against the best players in the world and in a no-cut scenario it’s important to get up to the business end of things as early as you can in the week because you can quickly lose your way in this event and be out with the dead men early on Saturday and Sunday. “That’s not where you want to be, you want to get off to a fast start and be in there tussling for the lead and I am very pleased with that opening effort.” The same could not be said of McIlroy, although the world number one at least lived up to his promise to grind out a score when not playing well after walking off the course after playing eight holes in seven over last Friday. McIlroy, who is an approximate 18 over par in 2013, told Sky Sports 3: “It was a bit of a struggle to be honest. I hit some good shots, I hit some not-so good shots. As I have been saying all week this is a work in progress, I am staying patient and I have another three rounds to work on it more and shoot a few good scores. “It was nice to sneak in a couple of birdies in the last three holes and make it look somewhat respectable, even though everyone seems to be going pretty low out there; it was a day where it was perfect scoring conditions. “I wasn’t putting as much pressure on myself and that’s why I didn’t get as frustrated. If I had played like that last week I would have been not so happy but I understand it’s a work in progress and hopefully it will come together soon.” McIlroy struggled to an opening 73 in his first appearance since controversially withdrawing from the Honda Classic last week midway through his second round. But the 23-year-old’s good friend and Ryder Cup partner Graeme McDowell carded a six-under-par 66 to join Tiger Woods, Bubba Watson, Sergio Garcia and Fredrik Jacobson at the top of a world-class leaderboard, with Peter Hanson and Phil Mickelson among those one off the lead and the likes of Ian Poulter and defending champion Justin Rose a stroke further back on four under. center_img All eyes had been on Rory McIlroy in the first round of the WGC-Cadillac Championship, but it was another Northern Irishman who claimed a share of the lead in the £5.8million event in Miami.last_img read more

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