PROVO — BYU’s postgame press conference following its 49-23 win over Hawaii on Saturday night came with a little interference.
The fire alarm went off twice at LaVell Edwards Stadium, creating some confusion and loud noise.
The alarm went off once before interviews took place and again just minutes into Kalani Sitake’s press conference, though both Sitake and defensive players Corbin Kaufusi and Isaiah Kaufusi continued to answer questions through the noise.
At one point, Sitake cut off a question, then he quipped, “I’m trying to listen to make sure I’m safe right now, and I’m concerned about our health, all of us.”
Back on the sidelines was former BYU quarterback Taysom Hill, who’s now in his second season as a pro and thriving with the New Orleans Saints as an all-purpose player. The Saints are on bye this week, giving the Idaho native the chance to return to BYU.
Ursua and Collie reunite
Saturday’s contest gave BYU wide receiver Dylan Collie — a grad transfer from Hawaii — a chance to reconnect with some of his former teammates. That included Hawaii wide receiver John Ursua, who prepped at both Westlake High and Cedar High.
Collie took time at the reunion to congratulate Ursua on catching a fourth-quarter touchdown.
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Ursua, who leads the country with 890 receiving yards and 13 receiving touchdowns, again put up strong numbers in a losing effort, finishing the game with nine receptions for 89 yards and the one score.
He also had an impressive spin move in the fourth quarter to pick up some extra yards on the pass play below.
Sitake was a big fan when BYU safety Austin Lee intercepted a Cole McDonald pass during the second quarter, a takeaway that led to a BYU touchdown one play later.
Watch Sitake’s celebration moments after Lee was tackled, then again as he joins the throng of congratulators on the Cougar sideline.