(ABC4) – When this weekend’s matchup between BYU and Utah kicks off at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo, the occasion will mark an extended period since the Cougars last prevailed in the rivalry game.
4,306 days to be exact.
BYU has lost the last nine in-state battles with the Utes, last winning in 2009 thanks to a 25-yard touchdown pass from Max Hall to Andrew George in overtime. Since that 26-23 victory, which saw the Cougars nearly lose a 20-6 lead going into the fourth quarter, the series has been dominated by Utah.
This year’s contest will be the last one before the rivalry, which has been played since 1896 (although BYU doesn’t count its years playing as Brigham Young Academy), will take a two-year break.
While there have been multiple instances of nine-game winning streaks by both schools throughout the series, neither side has ever won 10 in a…