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Last Updated Sep 28, 2016 09:40AM

It came down to the wire, but the Utes emerged with the win over USC to open the Pac-12 portion of their schedule. Utah to Cal for a 4 p.m. showdown Saturday. To help get you ready for the action, …

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  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah Utes head coach Kyle Whittingham, pre-game as the BYU Cougars host the Utah Utes, college football Saturday, September 21, 2013 at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo. Kragthorpe: 100th win is next checkpoint for Utes’ Kyle Whittingham
    Kyle Whittingham’s road toward 100 victories as the University of Utah’s football coach is unlike anything anyone has traveled in the history of sport...
    Updated Sep 28 2016 11:12 am   |     |   Share
  • BYU football: Cougars seeing many happy returns on special teams
    Provo • West Virginia had such a difficult time containing BYU’s kick returners, Matt Hadley and Aleva Hifo, last Saturday that Mountaineers coach Dan...
    Updated Sep 28 2016 09:33 am   |     |   Share
  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Taylor Campbell Isom (2) Stephanie Ringwood Ney, (24) midfielder Bizzy Bowen (10), celebrate Isom’s goal giving BYU a 1-0 lead, in soccer action, BYU vs. Utah, at the Ute soccer field, Monday, September 5, 2016. BYU athletics: Women’s sports are flourishing this fall
    Provo • As its vast national fanbase is well aware, BYU’s football team is off to a disappointing 1-3 start, having lost close games to Power 5 confer...
    Updated Sep 28 2016 11:03 am   |     |   Share
  • Utah State’s Ron’Quavion Tarver gets tackled by Air Force’s Weston Steelhammer during an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, in Logan, Utah. (John Zsiray/Herald Journal via AP) Utah State football: Ron’Quavion Tarver emerges as a big-play receiver for Aggies
    Logan • Heading into the season, Utah State’s offense appeared to lack a physical, explosive wide receiver. No longer. Sophomore Ron’Quavion Tarver ha...
    Updated Sep 28 2016 09:57 am   |     |   Share


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  • Southern California quarterback Cody Kessler, left, is sacked by Utah defensive tackle Filipo Mokofisi during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Utah football: Utes’ defensive line prepares for life without Lowell Lotulelei
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  • West Virginia running back Justin Crawford (25) runs past BYU defensive lineman Tomasi Laulile (48) during the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) BYU football: Defensive front seven needs more sacks, disruptive plays
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  • Brigham Young quarterback Taysom Hill (7) scrambles upfield as West Virginia defensive lineman Noble Nwachukwu (97) pursues during the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) BYU football: A year later, Cougars on bad end of lucky bounces
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    Updated Sep 26 2016 09:33 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah Utes defensive back Dominique Hatfield (15) runs for a touchdown after an interception as Utah faces BYU in the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl, NCAA football at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, Saturday December 19, 2015. Utah football: Utes bracing for shootout with California
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  • UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen chases the ball after missing the snap during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Stanford in Pasadena, Calif., Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016. Stanford won 22-13. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson) Pac-12: UCLA to trim its tailback rotation after rushing woes
    Los Angeles • UCLA coach Jim Mora has a rule that the team moves on from its last game after 24 hours, win or lose. Mora said the Bruins’ last-minute ...
    Updated Sep 26 2016 09:21 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2015, file photo, LSU defensive line coach Ed Orgeron speaks during a news conference in Baton Rouge, La. Orgeron says that as a Louisiana native, it is “a dream” to have the opportunity to be LSU’s head coach. He was formally introduced as Les Miles’ interim replacement on Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Hilary Scheinuk, File) College football: Orgeron: Coaching LSU ‘a dream,’ offense will be ‘tweaked’
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  • Utah football notes: Dominique Hatfield was determined to get healthy for USC
    At one point after his injury prior to the season opener, Dominique Hatfield worried that he might have to redshirt during this season. It wasn’t that...
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  • (Lennie Mahler  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Utah State University head football coach Matt Wells answers questions during media day in Logan, Utah, Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016. The Atlanta Falcons waived former Utah State football player Torrey Green after ownership learned of multiple sexual assault allegations against Green. Wells said he had no knowledge of the allegations until recently. Utah State football: Coach Wells says status of Mays, Leavitt uncertain
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  • Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey, right, runs around UCLA defensive back Adarius Pickett during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Pasadena, Calif., Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016. Stanford won 22-13. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson) Kragthorpe: Pac-12 South’s wild weekend is sign of what’s to come
    The day after Utah produced the most remarkable comeback of the school's Pac-12 era against South rival USC, the other four teams in the division were...
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  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah Utes offensive lineman Garett Bolles (72) and Utah Utes quarterback Troy Williams (3) celebrate after Williams’ touchdown during the first half of the game at Rice-Eccles Stadium Friday September 23, 2016. Utah football: Utes jump up to No. 18 in latest Coaches Poll
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  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   USC Trojans quarterback Sam Darnold (14) runs around Utah Utes defensive end Hunter Dimick (49) during the first half of the game at Rice-Eccles Stadium Friday September 23, 2016. Utah football: After getting ‘gashed,’ Utes D looking to regroup for Cal
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  • Utah State athletic trainers attend to running back Devante Mays during an NCAA college football game against Air Force, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, in Logan, Utah. (John Zsiray/Herald Journal via AP) Utah State football: Loss to Air Force could also cost Utah State Mays, Leavitt
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  • Fans celebrate at Toomer’s Corner after Auburn defeated LSU 18-13 in an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, in Auburn, Ala.(Todd J. Van Emst/Opelika-Auburn News via AP) Auburn man arrested after Toomer’s Corner tree set on fire
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  • College football: LSU fires Miles, Cameron, promotes Orgeron
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  • BYU running back Jamaal Williams, bottom, is knocked down by West Virginia safety Jeremy Tyler (2) during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) Monson: BYU’s adversity aside, can it win?
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  • Brigham Young quarterback Taysom Hill (7) scrambles upfield as West Virginia defensive lineman Noble Nwachukwu (97) pursues during the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) BYU football: Can Cougars strengthen their resolve after third close loss?
    Provo • Perhaps because they just lost their third straight close football game near the nation’s capital on Saturday — a frustrating, mistake-filled ...
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  • Utah State quarterback Kent Myers gets sacked by Air Force’s Jalen Lacy during an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, in Logan, Utah. (John Zsiray/Herald Journal via AP) Utah State football: USU fumbles, Air Force wins Mountain West opener
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  • West Virginia safety Jeremy Tyler (2) celebrates his interception with defensive lineman Noble Nwachukwu (97) and safety Kyzir White (8) during the second half of an NCAA college football game as BYU quarterback Taysom Hill (7) looks on, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) BYU football: Late interception hands WVU a wild 35-32 win over Cougs
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  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah Utes quarterback Troy Williams (3) and Utah Utes wide receiver Tim Patrick (12) celebrate after Williams’ touchdown during the first half of the game at Rice-Eccles Stadium Friday September 23, 2016. Utah football: Utes shift philosophy, embrace passing game in second half against USC
    As Utah lined up for first-and-10 at the USC 18 in the final minute, Fox Sports 1 commentator Brady Quinn laid out the possibilities. “They can try to...
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