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What happened to BYU, Utah, USU, Weber State, SUU and Dixie State the next game?

BYU celebrated its first win over Utah since 2009, ending a streak that covered nine games including a Las Vegas Bowl.

A look at history following starts after two games.

The last time BYU was 2-0 . . .

The Cougars roared out to a 9-0 start in 2020. They opened the season with lopsided triumphs over Navy and Troy before posting a 45-14 win over Louisiana Tech.

The last time Utah was 1-1 . . .

Following a win over Northern Colorado and an overtime loss at Utah State, Utah’s 2012 season included bragging rights with a 24-21 victory over BYU in the Rivalry Game.

The last time Utah State was 2-0 . . .

Nearly a decade has passed since the Aggies won their first twi games of a season. In 2012, they topped Southern Utah and Utah. USU’s bid to go 3-0 ended with a 16-14 loss at Wisconsin.

The last time Weber State was 1-1 . . .

Not all went well in a season that wound up with 11 wins and an appearance in the FCS semifinals. The Wildcats got off to a 1-2 start. They lost a 6-0 opener at San Diego State prior to a 41-24 victory over Cal Poly. The next week featured a 19-13 defeat at Nevada.

The last time Southern Utah was 0-2 . . .

SUU opened the pandemic 2020 season that was played in the spring of 2021 with setbacks to Northern Arizona and Idaho State. Then came a 34-24 victory over Cal Poly.

The last time Dixie State was 0-2 . . .

It was 2017. Following season-opening losses to New Mexico Highlands and South Dakota Mines, Dixie State bounced back to defeat Black Hills State, 38-16.

And the last time BYU defeated Utah . . .

Both the Cougars and Utes went on to win bowl games in 2009. BYU defeated Oregon State 44-20 in the Las Vegas Bowl and the Utes edged California 37-27 in the Poinsettia Bowl.

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