Sure, this isn’t your parents’ BYU-UH game or rivalry.
But for the first time in this (renewed) series, this game actually has postseason ramification. In 1990, Ty Detmer already had won the Heisman Trophy when the teams teed it up. In 2001, an unbeaten BYU had little chance of playing for a national title.
For the Warriors, they control whether their season extends another three weeks.
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Bill Stutzmann (right), father of Billy Ray Stutzmann, sends us this pigskin picture: