BYU Football: 3 Reasons BYU needs to beat Arizona State

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Sep 11, 2021; Provo, Utah, USA; Brigham Young Cougars quarterback Jaren Hall (3) runs for a first down in the second quarter against the Utah Utes at LaVell Edwards Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Swinger-USA TODAY Sports

BYU Football had one of, if not the greatest weekend ever last Friday and Saturday.

For BYU Football 99% of the time the phrase “It won’t mean much if you lose this Saturday”  is a valid and true point. In fact, you could say that same phrase for just about every team in any sport at any level.

This is an example of the 1%. After all, regardless of what happens this weekend or any weekend going forward, BYU will be able to say they beat Utah for at least the next 1,200 days or so. They will also have claim that they are now headed towards P5 status as a member of the Big 12 Conference.

That combination seems like the perfect storm to have the players and coaching staff a bit distracted. Could I blame them? Honestly, no not really because I know my mind hasn’t been on Arizona State much since Saturday night/Sunday morning.  The reality is it was the biggest and likely most impactful weekend for BYU Football since at least 1984 and possibly ever.

But it is time to focus on Arizona State.

While the long term consequences of losing to Arizona State would probably be almost nonexistent compared to the positives of this past weekend, the consequences of winning this game are more impactful than you may think.

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