Utah State is led by quarterback Chuckie Keeton on offense. He has a pass efficiency rating over 160, has completed 71% of his passes, and has an astounding TD to interception ratio of 17:1.
BYU has seen quarterback Taysom Hill lead wins over nationally ranked Texas and the Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders by having huge rushing games. He has struggled throwing the ball, which has hurt the Cougars enough against Virginia and Utah to lose those games. The defense has been solid all year long.
Hill did not struggle throwing the ball as a freshman last year. Last week he seemed to recapture his freshman form, and completed over 73 percent of his passes. Will Hill continue to have the hot hand?
KEY TO THE GAME: Score early. BYU needs to get some early momentum. The Cougars are much better if they can take an early lead and play in front of the opponent.
All-time series: 45-34-3
Last: BYU won 6-3
Streak: BYU won 2
KICKOFF: 6:00 PM (Mountain Time)
TV: CBS Sports
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