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BYU, San Diego State renew rivalry in Poinsettia Bowl


Who: BYU (7-5) vs. San Diego State (9-3). Where: San Diego.

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When: Thursday, 8 p.m. (ESPN)

At a glance: BYU leads the series, 27-7-1, and has won five straight against San Diego State . . . The 2010 meeting at Provo, Utah, was known as “Replaygate.’’ BYU running back JJ Di Luigi fumbled and San Diego State coach Brady Hoke asked for a review. Officials ruled there was not enough evidence to rule it a fumble. BYU scored five plays later en route to a 24-21 victory. Six days later, Mountain West Conference athletic directors decided to ban employees or alumni of the host school from serving in the communicator position in the instant replay booth . . . BYU receiver Cody Hoffman has 90 catches for 1,134 yards and 11 touchdowns. He had a school-record five TD receptions against New Mexico State . . . SDSU sophomore Adam Muema has rushed for 1,355 yards and 16 touchdowns.

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