If anything, history acts as a guide for the unknown, especially in sports. Even though there is never really a guarantee, looking at past events tends to shed some light on the possible outcome for Saturday's game. If history is any type of indication, the Utes will be 12-0 Saturday night. Of course, that doesn't mean it's a given, however, the odds do seem to be stacked against the Cougars.
Since 1999, the home team entering the Holy War with the better record has won 3 out of 4 times.
- 1999: The lone exception, the 7-3 Utes defeat the 8-2 Cougars to claim a share of the inaugural Mountain West championship.
- 2001: BYU enters their rivalry game against the Utes at 10-0, Utah is 7-2. The Cougars rally in the final minute, defeating Utah 24-21.
- 2004: An undefeated 10-0 Utah team crushes the 5-5 Cougars 52-21.
- 2007: BYU, at 8-2, defeat the 8-3 Utes 17-10.