The storylines for this matchup are numerous. Consider the history between the two.
BYU took home a national title in 1984—a year that MANY Washington fans felt the title belonged to them.
When the schools last met in 2007, the game ended on a controversial unsportsmanlike conduct call on Washington QB Jake Locker that led to a longer extra point attempt, which got blocked.
Although they haven't met since the 2007 meeting, the schools are familiar with each other lately in the recruitment of Jake Heaps—a top quarterback recruit out of the state of Washington that choose to attend BYU.
As if that wasn't enough to tie the schools together for this matchup, Coach Sarkisian was the starting quarterback for BYU when they came and lost to the Huskies in Seattle in 1996.
The 2009 season for BYU was not as successful as some fans may have hoped, but it was still an amazing year. After upsetting a national title contender in Oklahoma—an injured Sam Bradford helped—an ugly loss to Florida State hurt their national perception.
BYU went 11-2 and ended the season with a pounding of the Oregon State Beavers.
Going into 2010, BYU returns seven starters on offense and five starters on D. They lose their star quarterback in Max Hall but do return four offensive linemen and bring in a top QB recruit.
BYU isn't the most talented team Washington will face, but for the Huskies to turn the corner they need to be able to win on the road, and this is a winnable game. It is a game they must win if they plan on having the kind of season being predicted.