The Utes earned their first men's victory last month with wins in tennis and baseball. Of the 28.5 points earned by the Utes, 2.5 of those came from men's sports while the women's gymnastics, soccer and basketball teams have earned a great majority of the Utes' points.
The Cougars swept the Utes in men's basketball and football, claiming 20 points from those victories alone.
With three events remaining, the pressure is placed squarely on both of the schools' baseball teams as they start off the last three games of the series on May 15, 16 and 17, with all three games at Utah. One victory for BYU will clinch the title. However, the Utes hold a 1-0 record over the Cougars after they beat the Cougars in Provo last month on a come-from-behind effort late in the game.
While the majority of both fanbases would trade a Deseret Duel title for wins in both men's basketball and football, it's still one last gasp at rivalry pride, on both sides, before the doors of the dead period open for good. The Cougars are just one win away from winning the battle and winning the war.