1. What will BYU have to do to beat Utah in Salt Lake City in Week 2?
LLOYD: I often wonder whether a majority of Cougar fans would choose to go 12-1 and reach the College Football Playoffs but have the lost be to Utah or go 8-5 and beat the Utes by 50. After losing five straight to their rivals, four by a touchdown or less, BYU head coach Kalani Sitake shouldn’t have any trouble getting his team motivated. I’m going to point to the quarterback position as the key, since the Utah defensive front will put quite a bit of pressure on the Cougar backfield -- but the BYU defense will be getting after the Utes too. I think Taysom Hill or Tanner Mangum have the edge over whoever the Utes go with at QB.
DICKSON: BYU will have to run the ball effectively, and that won’t be easy against a really good Ute defensive line. The real measure, though, will be turnovers. The Cougars have been way too generous against Utah in recent years. If BYU can limit turnovers and run enough to keep the Utes from pinning back their ears with the pass rush, the Cougars can pull off the upset.