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Published: Monday, Sept. 16 2013 2:10 p.m. MDT

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Cedar Hills, UT


I can play that:

49-0, 45-13, 43-0 and 43-0 all part of a Utah streak of 18 Ws in a row over the cougs.

35-6, 30-0, 38-0, 41-9 and 41-6 all part of a Utah streak of 11 Ws in a row over the cougs.

52-21 and 54-10 are the most recent beat downs in the series and both left the cougs licking their wounds.

Thank you, come again.

Salt Lake City, Utah


Unfortunately for U, your "streak" was absolutely meaningless on a national scale.

How many of those Utah teams were ranked, won a meaningful conference championship, or played in a bowl?

Utah has never had an 18-game winning streak versus BYU; as much as you would like to think so, a tie is as much a win for BYU as it is for Utah.

Utah's largest margin of victory, 49-0, came 30 years after Utah started playing football, against a brand new BYU team, comprised entirely of first year players, with a brand new coaching staff.

BYU's largest margin of victory, 56-6, (the largest margin in the history of the series), along with all of those other lopsided victories, came against a Utah team that had previously dominated BYU for the first 40 years of the series.

Every one of those BYU teams finished in the Top 25, won a conference championship, and played in a bowl.

Your johnny-come-lately program hasn't been good enough to string together more than two AP Top 25 finishes in a row, ever.

Thanks for playing.

Orem, UT

54-10 has to be one of the most embarrassing scores, ever, for Utah fans, considering:

BYU(10-3) #25 Coaches, #26 AP, #34 Sagarin
Utah(8-5) no votes in either poll, #39 Sagarin

BYU had a one-game melt down.
Utah had a season-long melt down.


We need to go to Texas/California to get speed.


Are you talking about Utah or BYU, Chris B.? I just checked Rivals it seems BYU is looking good for 2014 in the speed department when it comes to Texas and California recruits...

Nothing wrong with playing Fresno St. though, I would actually hope BYU schedules such a series.


Those fans who have lamented the demise of the rivalry, rejoice! And as for those who think the rivalry should die because it is too heated, here's at least one fan who believes the 2-year break will help temper those crazed fans and feelings a bit.


The 2-year break will only lead to further vitriol as fans debate who is better in the off season's. Though, it seems most of these debates break out in the comments sections following articles about BYU. I wonder why that is?

Cedar Hills, UT

Ute any mous

Nice excuses but it's still history and in the books and the game is still byU's "super bowl" .


Nice spin, however i was quite embarrassed for the cougs that day as was every coug "fan" on earth.

I hope it's a game this time in Provo.

Steven S Jarvis
Orem, UT

As a BYU fan I was hopeful that the big game would end and be gone forever just like BYU has done away with the series with Wyoming.

It has nothing to do with the Utes. They are a great football program that has a tremendous upside with their step up in competition.
It has nothing to do with the competition. No rivalry has been so nail-biting exciting as the majority of BYU-Utah bouts have been over the last twenty years.

It has EVERYTHING to do with the fans.

These message boards are replete with examples of the ugliness of the rivalry. BOTH schools have people representing themselves as fans of either team that need to get professional counseling. What I have seen in person at the way Ute fans have treated BYU fans is often inexcusable. I have also seen BYU fans cross the line. Ugliness and Anger.

If the rivalry could be about football and sportsmanship, then I feel it is the best of rivalries. Until both fans of Utah and of BYU can learn to be mutually respectful of one another it would be far better to end the game.

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