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PROVO, Utah – The 28th BYU-Arizona State meeting begins tonight at LaVell Edwards Stadium. This matchup is the first between the two schools since 1998 and includes two teams that are placed in the top 25 rankings.

Both teams enter the game with 2-0 records. No. 23 BYU is one of only two teams to go undefeated after playing only against Power 5 opponents. The Cougars defeated country rivals Utah for the first time since 2009 last week.

# 19 Arizona State has not risen to the level of testing BYU has this season. The Sun Devils are 2-0 after beating Southern Utah and UNLV in two games at Tempe. Today’s game will be the Sun Devils’ most challenging test to date and their most challenging street environment since 2019.

ASU has not won a game on the street with fans in the stands since a street win at Cal in September 2019.

The crowd for the BYU win against Utah last week was the first LES sell-out since 2017. The 63,470 fans in attendance made their presence felt at the game, so this week the Sun Devils players and coaches experience the challenging environment in which they will play, have recognized on Saturday night.

BYU is coached by Kalani Sitake, who goes into the game with an overall record of 40:26 and will face Herm Edwards. Edwards is 19-13 overall as the head coach of ASU. The Sun Devils are 5-0 against ranked opponents in their last five non-conference games. With the most recent move under Edwards in 2018 to Michigan State.

Two talented quarterbacks will perform in this matchup. For BYU, Jaren Hall has succeeded Zach Wilson in an excellent manner. In two games, Hall has passed 347 yards and thrown five touchdowns and no interceptions. Hall also demonstrated his dual-threat ability as a sophomore redshirt student of Spanish Fork as a quarterback racing for 128 yards.

The Arizona state offense is junior QB Jayden Daniels. Daniels, a former Elite 11 QB, has passed 307 yards and run 165 yards. This game could produce the best QB matchup of the third week of the weekend.

BYU vs Arizona State is a game to watch all night long. Keep checking back for all the updates from the press box here in Provo.

4th quarter

Kalani Sitake and Aaron Roderick have been saying all along that they believe they have three QBs who can win ball games for them.

This play call was proof of that trust.

Brave call. #BYU #ASUvsBYU #BYUFootball

– Mitch Harper (@Mitch_Harper) September 19, 2021

Outstanding pash rush from Pepe Tanuvasa for getting the first sack of the game on Jayden Daniels. #BYU forces the punt and now the offense is before the drive of the season.

One TD score and it’s probably enough to put ASU away. @kslsports #BYUFootball

– Matthew Baiamonte (@baiamontematt) September 19, 2021

Tyler Allgeier was a linebacker. Has come in handy there

– Dallen Graff (@lilthoint) September 19, 2021

3rd quarter

#BYU is cut up on the floor.

Sun Devils at 5 YPC right now.

It feels like it takes 35 points from the Cougar Offensive to win this one. @kslsports

– Matthew Baiamonte (@baiamontematt) September 19, 2021

LV Bunkley-Shelton fumbled the boat but recovered. Can the #BYU defense come up with a snack or a stop?

– Mitch Harper (@Mitch_Harper) September 19, 2021

2nd quarter

Some early fighting over the #BYU offensive and Jaren Hall, but they heated up. Jaren has up to 163 passing yards and two TD’s in the first half. #BYUvsASU #GoCougs

– Dallen Graff (@lilthoint) September 19, 2021

Ok, that’s a sick game by Jaren Hall to try and get the pass behind the back to Lopini.

Didn’t work, but wow. 👀 #BYU

– Matthew Baiamonte (@baiamontematt) September 19, 2021

2 drops for Puka Nacua.

He has to play that. #BYU

– Matthew Baiamonte (@baiamontematt) September 19, 2021

Gunner Romney found himself one meter before the touchdowns in 2020.

He will find the end zone in 2021.

Great throw from Hall to find Romney in the back of the end zone! @Kslsports #BYUFootball #BYU

Also – 14 points from TO’s tonight. That’s nice!

– Matthew Baiamonte (@baiamontematt) September 19, 2021

1st quarter


Noticed Victory Vaka on the sideline in pre-game warm-ups. He will join the #BYU program in January. Talented defensive lineman who was once employed by Texas A&M. #BYUFootball @kslsports

– Mitch Harper (@Mitch_Harper) September 19, 2021

No. 23 BYU vs. No. 19 Arizona State Matchday Info

Kick-off: 8:15 p.m.


Radio: KSL NewsRadio (102.7 FM, 1160 AM)

All-time series: Arizona State leads 20-7

Mitch Harper is BYU Insider for and moderator of the Cougar Track Podcast (SUBSCRIBE) and Cougar Sports Saturday (Saturday from 12-3pm) on KSL Newsradio. Follow him on Twitter: @Mitch_Harper.

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