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This weekend on TV: BYU takes on Washington — Go Cougars!

First Published      Last Updated Dec 27 2013 02:37 pm

BYU football coach Bronco Mendenhall has a chance to tie a legend in the Fight Hunger Bowl (Friday, 7:30 p.m., ESPN). If his Cougars can beat the Washington Huskies, it will be his seventh postseason win - tying the total of longtime BYU coach LaVell Edwards. A win would make Mendenhall 7-2 in bowls; Edwards was 7-14-1.

Edwards is way ahead in total wins, 257-101-3 to Mendenhall's nine-year record is 82-33. But the currrent coach's postseason success seems rather remarkable.

Friday on TV ...

College football: Military Bowl - Marshall vs. Maryland (12:30 p.m., ESPN); Texas Bowl - Minnesota vs. Syracuse (4 p.m., ESPN)


p class="TEXT_w_Indent">NBA (7 p.m., ROOT): Los Angeles Lakers at Utah Jazz

American Masters (8 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): A profile of Marvin Hamlische, one of only two people who won an Oscar, and Emmy, a Tony, a Grammy and a Pulitzer Prize.

Nikita (8 p.m., CW/Ch. 30): In the series finale, Nikita makes a shocking decision.

Saturday on TV ...

College football: Pinstripe Bowl - Notre Dame vs. Rutgers (10 a.m., ESPN); Belk Bowl - Cincinnati vs. North Carolina (1:20 p.m., ESPN); Russell Athletic Bowl - Louisville vs. Miami (4:45 p.m., ESPN); Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl - Kansas State vs. Michigan (8:15 p.m., ESPN)

U.S. Olympic trials (1 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Speedskating - from Kearns

Women's college basketball (2 p.m., BYUtv): Loyola Marymount at BYU

Men's college basketball: St. Katherine at Utah (2 p.m., P12N); BYU at Loyola Marymount (2 p.m., ROOT);

WWE Tribute to the Troops (7 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): WWE wrestlers, Daughtry, Jeff Dunham, Will Ferrell, Bruce Willis, Christina Applegate and Stephen Colbert entertain the troops.

NBA (8:30 p.m., ROOT): Utah Jazz at Los Angeles Clippers

Warm Bodies (9 p.m., HBO): 2013 movie about the romance between a zombie boy and a real, live girl. (PG-13)

Killing Them Softly (9 p.m., Showtime): Brad Pitt and James Gandolfini star in this 2012 crime drama. (Rated R)

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