Fornelli had the Cougars’ game with Wyoming ranked at No. 29 saying, “BYU absolutely refuses to play in anything but a close game, and Wyoming’s defense absolutely refuses to ever let the Cowboys pull away. This ranking isn’t great, but there’s a lot of upside possibilities here.”
The Utes’ battle with the Indiana Hoosiers got a little more respect, coming in at No. 21. Of the Foster Farms Bowl matchup, Fornelli wrote, ” It’s hard to know what kind of Indiana will show up following the dismissal of Kevin Wilson, but if the Hoosiers show up ready to play, they could give Kyle Whittingham’s bowl record a real test.