Utah-BYU: Rivalry games in which Utes never trailed Cougars
2012: Utah 24, BYU 21 »1 of 5 «
After one big victory, Whittingham said that his team should have had three additional wins on its ledger.
That’s because Utah fans thought they saw three different endings.
First, BYU quarterback Riley Nelson’s arm was hit and his pass fell incomplete as the clock counted down to zero. But he jumped back to his feet and pled for another tick. Officials reviewed the play and let the Cougars huddle once more.
They cleared the field and Justin Sorensen lined up for a 51-yard attempt, but his kick was blocked by NFL first-round draft pick Star Lotulelei.
The referees weren’t done clearing the field. Ute fans were called for unsportsmanlike conduct for rushing the field before time expired. That allowed Stephenson a re-kick 15 yards closer to the uprights. However, Stephenson saw the ball hit the left goal post.
As dramatic as the finish(es) were, Utah actually built a 24-7 lead after scoring two touchdowns in 62 seconds. Defensive back Moe Lee took a 47-yard fumble recovery to the house. Then Jon Hays connected with Dres Anderson on a 39-yard touchdown pass with less than one minute left in the third quarter.
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