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NYTimes Report: Cougars top Utes in fans

September 21, 2011
source: Deseret News

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MR says: BYU may have lost the game last weekend, but they still have something to brag about.

With Utah's 54-10 blowout of BYU still fresh in mind, it's understandable that more people are claiming to be Ute football fans this week.

But according to the New York Times, it's the Cougars who have bragging rights over Utah — twice as many — when it comes to a different college football tally.

The local scoreboard from the Times' study regarding the number of fans for each college football program: BYU 709,864, Utah 351,939. The NYT used a variety of factors to put a number on each of the 120 NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision school's fandom, including surveys, TV market analysis and revenue figures.

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