PROVO, Utah – BYU/Utah Tech will sq. off towards each other in soccer for the primary time in the present day. As soon as a junior school, previously often known as Dixie State, Utah Tech now competes within the Soccer Championship Subdivision of NCAA Soccer within the WAC.
BYU internet hosting Utah Tech is one other instance of the challenges the Cougars have confronted as an FBS Impartial since 2011. House video games in November are laborious to return by, so that they should schedule FCS groups in November when most FBS applications compete in convention play or fireplace up historic rivalries.
Prolonged Pregame on @kslnewsradio for #BYU vs. Utah Tech.
Senior Day interviews:
– #BYU OL Harris LaChance
– RB Lopini Katoa
– DB Chris Jackson#BYUFootball pic.twitter.com/KxZ2Y37uEC
— Mitch Harper (@Mitch_Harper) November 19, 2022
That can change subsequent yr when BYU is within the Huge 12 Convention, however for a number of extra weeks, BYU will proceed to grind as an Impartial.
Right this moment’s sport is essential for BYU as they appear to clinch bowl eligibility with a sixth victory of the season. ESPN will select which bowl sport BYU goes to this yr in the event that they qualify for the postseason. The TV community would choose from their owned bowl video games beneath the “ESPN Occasions” umbrella.
Together with the possibility at clinching a postseason bowl bid, BYU will host Senior Day. A complete of 37 gamers will likely be honored in the present day in BYU’s pregame Senior Day celebration. A lot of these gamers are juniors or sophomores, however they’ve undergraduate levels. So regardless of having the possibility to return again subsequent season, they might be shifting on and enjoying their remaining video games at BYU.
Utah Tech enters in the present day’s sport on a three-game profitable streak. The Trailblazers come into this sport with nothing to lose and all the pieces to realize. Utah Tech’s “Unfold-N-Shred” offense is led by large receiver Joey Hobert, who’s the main receiver in FCS soccer this season.
BYU vs Utah Tech
Kickoff: 1:30 p.m. (MT)
Radio: KSL NewsRadio (102.7 FM, 1160 AM – Prolonged pregame begins at 10 a.m.)
Each groups will face off once more in 2026
The climate forecast calls for lots of solar. Unhealthy information? The excessive will solely be 34 levels in the present day. So bundle up if you happen to’re coming to LaVell Edwards Stadium.
Two BYU soccer staffers (Justin Anderson & Patrick Hickman) and one Utah Tech assistant (Shane Hunter) will put on blue and orange Virginia gear to honor the UVa capturing victims. All three males labored for the Virginia soccer program beneath Bronco Mendenhall.
Utah Tech has plenty of connections to BYU soccer. Head coach Paul Peterson was a graduate assistant for BYU in 2006 and is the youthful brother to former BYU QB Charlie Peterson.
Utah Tech performs within the Western Athletic Convention (WAC). Regardless of not enjoying in that league since 1998, BYU nonetheless holds the document for many league championships (19).
Mitch Harper is a BYU Insider for KSLsports.com and host of the Cougar Tracks Podcast (SUBSCRIBE) and Cougar Sports activities Saturday (Saturday from 12–3 p.m.) on KSL Newsradio. Comply with Mitch and his BYU/Utah Tech protection on Twitter: @Mitch_Harper.
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