On Saturday, the BYU Cougars will make their first trek to South Bend since 2005, renewing a rivalry that remains in its infant stages.
On that October day seven years ago, the Fighting Irish defeated the Cougars, 49-23, en route to a berth in the Fiesta Bowl.
This season seems to be a reincarnation of that 2005 season, as the Irish are sitting pretty at 6-0, with a clear path to a BCS bowl game. BYU presents yet another obstacle on that path.
How do the Irish and Cougars match up? For that answer and more, let's get started with my game preview.