Let's say the BYU Cougars hadn't decided to leave the Mountain West Conference and become football independents. Let's also say that rumored MWC-Conference USA merger happened. Voila! They would play the Central Florida Knights in conference games, but probably like twice a millenium because that's an enormous conference.
Why yes, conference realignment is on my brian right now, and it's kind of hard to shake off. As for the game itself, here's Mountain West Connection, which maintains a gambling interest in one of its former subjects:
UCF is coming off a 17-10 road loss to FIU, who played the majority of the game without the electrifying T.Y. Hilton. If playing 230 miles south in front of 20,000 fans was a challenge for the Knights just imagine what is going to happen Friday night when they find themselves 2,300 miles from home, at an elevation of 4,500 feet, in front of 60,000 Cougar fans that are all hopped-up on caffeine free Diet Coke.
Many are quick to scoff at BYU after the 54-10 drubbing the suffered at home at the hands of the hated Utes(a game I picked correctly btw). It is important to note that BYU had 7 turnovers in this game, 6 of which were lost fumbles. In my opinion when something like that happens you just have to write it off as a fluke and treat the game as an outlier because Bronco won't let that happen again.
For more, visit BYU blog Vanquish The Foe.