Sep 15, 2023 - Things to Do

BYU is ready to exact revenge on the Razorbacks

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Revenge is a dish best served on the gridiron. At least that's what Brigham Young University is going for Saturday evening.

Driving the news: The Cougars head to Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium looking to avenge a 52-35 loss to Arkansas last season.

Catch up quick: BYU led 21-14 midway through the second quarter during at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo, Utah. Then Arkansas' offense caught fire, scoring 17 unanswered points and setting up the victory.

Yes, but: This game should play out quite differently. BYU's offense is tied for 110th among FBS teams for total yards per game, while Arkansas ranks 97th.

  • Defensively, Arkansas has given up just one touchdown this season, but against outmanned teams.

Why BYU wins: Forget pig noises and hog calls — at last check, this was a football game, not a rodeo. And quarterback Kedon Slovis is hot, accounting for five touchdowns last week in a 41-16 win over Southern Utah.

  • Plus, we train at elevation. That thick, southern air should be a boost for a team that plays its home games more than 4,500 feet above sea level.

And who needs barbecue sauce when you have fry sauce. Keep the pork — we'll feast on our funeral potatoes while watching Arkansas' fans go from raucous to silent following a BYU win.

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