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Published: Monday, Sept. 17 2012 9:00 p.m. MDT

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Wayne Rout
El Paso, TX

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.

Parry is a Farce
Layton, UT

Why was this article not censored by the DN? I attempted twice, early Sunday morning, to comment on the first article the DN publish about the game and asked:

"Serious question: Had BYU made the field goal, the overtime would have been played after midnight which is technically Sunday morning. Would BYU have played the overtime given their no Sunday play policy?"

Twice the DN sent me an email and told me that the question was off topic and inappropriate. Now you allow one of your columnists to ask a similar same question. Mr. Rock's comment seems more inappropriate by implying that BYU could now join the Big 12 because they have crossed this barrier.

Come on DN, at least be consistent.


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."

Floyd Johnson
Broken Arrow, OK

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.

DEW Cougars
Sandy, UT

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 not true?

Johnny Triumph
American Fork, UT

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 Paso...

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