BYU coach Kalani Sitake, left, and Utah coach Kyle Whittingham shake hands after game at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017.

BYU coach Kalani Sitake, left, and Utah coach Kyle Whittingham shake hands after game at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017. | Spenser Heaps, Spenser Heaps, Deseret News

With Utah’s season slipping away and BYU still looking for quality opponents to further bolster its resume, it would be a boon for both programs if this matchup was played.

It’s mid-November, 12 weeks into the college football season, and Utah still hasn’t played a single game, thanks to COVID-19 and the slow-acting Pac-12 Conference, which delayed the start of the season long after all other conferences had entered the competition. The Utes’ first two games were canceled, and it’s no guarantee that their game against USC this weekend will be played.

The Utes are staring at a four- or five-game schedule, if all goes well, and so far it hasn’t. The Utes’ locker room is one big giant petri dish of COVID.

There’s just one thing left to do to salvage something from this sorry season.

Utah should play BYU.

OK, I hear everyone out there shouting out all the problems with this proposal. Zip it. Sit down and we’ll address them.

BYU-Utah likely won’t happen, but it should …read more


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