I've been following this rivalry for a long time and it usually ends up in a hard fought close game no matter who has the better team coming in. In the end I think BYU's defense will determine the outcome.
BYU 20 UTAH 17
Chris Burgess, Forward/Center, Utah Utes (2000-2002)
This is a rivalry game that should never die, regardless of conference affiliation (or non-affiliation). Utah currently has the upper-hand being 6-4 in the past 10 games (thank you Crowton years), and overall series leader. But with all the drama that there has been between these two teams e.g., Gomes, 34-31, Kaneshiro, cheerleader vs. fan, TDS, 3-0, Harline's still open, two Utah BCS/undefeated seasons, Max Hall, and last year's finish à la Burton. BYU/Utah has lived up to and deserves the final game of the season hype and stage. To be talking BYU/Utah in September is wrong.
Regardless, this year I am looking for the following from The Game: Utah's D to make Heaps give us a 2008 Max Hall performance, for Norm Chow to turn up the heat, and that Coach Whit and the Utes can leave Provo with a W. 31-10 Utah!
PS: Can someone get Bronco a new shirt? The skin color t-shirt needs to go. Majerus' sweater had more style than that.