On the field at least, Utah-BYU rivalry game is as hot as ever

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  • Ironmomo Ogden, Utah
    Sept. 17, 2012 5:39 a.m.

    I look for Utah fans to go into an early hibernation during the next month and a half with on the road games at ASU,UCLA and Oregon State and a home game with USC. The likelihood of Utah being 2-5, before Cal comes to play in late October, is pretty good.
    BYU has a tough game at Boise this week, but then plays 3 games in a row at home. USU and Oregon State will still be tough to get wins at home. After that the wheels come off with Notre Dame, Georgia Tech and San Jose all on the road.

    Good luck to both teams.

  • Darth Vader Ogden, UT
    Sept. 16, 2012 3:54 p.m.

    Game over at least three times already.

    Move on... going to have to play a lot better to hang with the Sun Devils next Saturday.

    Go Utes!

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    Sept. 16, 2012 3:29 p.m.


    Pretty good breakdown of the game. I'm one that has stated I don't care much about the rivalry anymore but it has definately given us some tense and tight games. Last night was no exception. Enjoy your victory, for fans it is a lot of fun to come out on top of a game like that.

  • UtahUte16 Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 16, 2012 2:43 p.m.

    This is one Ute fan who will sorely miss the rivalry game in '14 and '15. I must say though, that was the most intense game I have ever experienced. In the third quarter I started to feel sick from yelling so much. Being a part of the MUSS was amazing. Our crowd did awesome last night (minus the premature rushing). Once BYU scored to bring it within a manageable deficit, I knew we were in for a classic. We really shouldn't have expected anything less. My heart goes out to BYU's kicker though, you've gotta feel for the guy. Nelson is a scrapper and a great person. He is what BYU should emulate (NOT Max Hall). Hoffman is an athlete and almost makes it seem effortless. Both defenses are stout, and both offenses are very marginal. I'll never forget last night. Epic.

  • Canyontreker TAYLORSVILLE, UT
    Sept. 16, 2012 8:43 a.m.

    If this had been the last game of the season fighting for conference position, than John White IV would have played and Jon Hays would have been the quarterback the whole game.

    Next week's game is far more important.

  • gdog3finally West Jordan, Utah
    Sept. 16, 2012 8:13 a.m.

    The Kaneshiro kick had similarities in more than just the doink off the post. It was preceeded by a celebration penalty by a Ute WR that would of had the FG be a little more than an extra point. Moving back 15 yards and hitting the post was difficult to take as a ute fan. 14 years later, karma turns around in our favor and this one stings for BYU. These games are hard on the heart. I could use a few years off, that is unless Utah losses next year.

  • Barney Google Beaver, UT
    Sept. 16, 2012 8:05 a.m.

    "........rivalry game is as hot as ever"

    and will be for the next 365.25 days! Like the Cougies commercial "Every day is Game day"

    Utes own the Band of Little brothers!

  • rhappahannock Washington, DC
    Sept. 16, 2012 3:53 a.m.

    The rivalry is fierce on the field. However, it is time for the rivalry to move to the state legislature.

    Ask any taxpayer in any state with a BCS team if the taxpayers should be funding the athletic department when the conference has TV contracts worth billions of dollars. Any reasonable voter would certainly say no, tax money should be used for education, not BCS athletic departments.

    Fast forward to Utah. USA Today reports that the Utes athletic department received $9,381,567 in subsidies. No BCS team should receive a cent in taxpayer subsidies, let alone close to to $10 million.

    It is time for the state legislature to end this waste of education funds. BYU has a self-supporting athletic department. UU should be self-sufficient, and quit taking money that should be for kindergarten.

  • BleedCougarBlue Enid, OK
    Sept. 16, 2012 3:05 a.m.

    Note to Bronco:

    We need a better field goal kicker. Not critiquing the player, just his performance.

    Missing ONE 30-something yard field goal every now and then in a game is acceptable.

    Missing TWO of them?


    Tough, tough loss......

    GO COUGARS!!!!!

    Sept. 16, 2012 1:34 a.m.

    Another great game that kept us all on the edge of our seats to the very end. Lets not ruin this by un sportsman like conduct.

    I offer my congratulations on a great victory. Tonight is your night to celebrate. I wish you well and good luck until we meet again.