Pacesetters and title-game starters: Utah ties to the Super Bowl

Published: Friday, Feb. 1 2013 12:47 p.m. MST

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Former BYU star quarterback Steve Young had one of the NFL title game's most memorable performances when the 49ers beat San Diego 49-26 in Super Bowl XXIX. The most impressive stat from the game was Young's six touchdown passes, breaking the Super Bowl record of five TDs thrown by former teammate Joe Montana.

Much like his days as a Cougar, Young captained an explosive offense, as San Francisco put up 455 total yards and 28 first downs en route to taking a 28-10 lead into halftime.

Young's first touchdown pass came 1:24 into the game on a 44-yard pass to Jerry Rice. His record-breaking sixth touchdown pass again went to Rice, this time just over a minute into the fourth quarter.

Young earned Super Bowl MVP honors that day; in the same year he won his second regular-season Associated Press MVP award.

Up next: The coach who guided Young's 49ers to the Super Bowl.

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