The sloppy play from the Cougars demanded a loss, and Utah wasn't that much
better. But to miss multiple field goals and to snap the ball past the QB for a
TD just meant that BYU had sealed its fate in the game anyway. BYU will bounce
back and take it out on Boise State.Utah will continue to struggle
this season, even with the hopes provided by USC's loss. Utah will, at
best, finish middle of the road in the PAC, looks like another trip to El
Brad, did your wife and your girls ever thought you were funny? I don't
know if your only son thought you were. I rember when I was going to
BYU (in the 80's) and there were many discussion why we play Hawaii late
night at the island and knowing many times games would clearly on our Sunday
time in Utah. Do we rember that? BYU adminastration wanted to end that or was it
Wayne - Owen Pochman was one of the best kickers in the country. I can't
remember all of BYU's kickers over the years, but he stands out as
exemplary.Parry - We will need someone else to confirm the exact
game, but a delayed basketball game went into Sunday a few minutes several years
ago, so the precedent is there.This was a very memorable game. I am
glad I stayed up to watch it. We will be talking about this one for years. If
BYU had won as the result of the call against the fans, this game would have
been the primary point of discussion across the country this week, and it would
have changed the future of football. The slogan "Remember the Utah Game"
would be on the jumbo-tron in the fourth quarter of close games in perpetuity as
a reminder to fans to stay off the field. BYU not only missed the opportunity to
win a big game, they missed the opportunity to change the future of football.
For those wondering about whether or not BYU would have played the game out. The
answer is yes. From an article by Jay Drew at the SL Tribune:"Obviously, BYU’s policy is that we will not schedule and play games
on Sunday," said Duff Tittle, BYU associate athletic director for
communications. "If a game begins on Saturday and goes past the 12
o’clock hour, we will complete the game." Tittle said
there have been a couple of instances in the past where games have gone into
Sunday, and BYU’s policy has been in place "for a long time."
In my time as a Cougar fan we have never had a kicker who could make a kick at
the end when the game was on the line. That goes back to the holiday bowl loss.