Utah Utes, BYU: Three keys to a dramatic rivalry finish

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  • dnay Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 17, 2012 4:54 p.m.

    SoCAlUtah fan - Should we go back and go over how many pass interference calls that wasn't called on Utah, all the holding calls, all there push offs, it's funny when it's in your favor that's the game right things like that happen. You have to make this look good because if BYU doesn't give them a couple gifts Utah doesn't come close to winning that game. Atleast BYU had some sustained drives, the Ute scores came on short fields and Cougar miscues. If you watch the replay there was definitely 1 second left when the ball his the turf. And you can blame your idiot friends for the last FG not the refs. So please give it up. After this game I have no faith in the Cougars, bottom line they couldn't beat a sub par team, so that doesn't bode well for us either.

  • Jazzsmack Holladay, UT
    Sept. 16, 2012 9:30 p.m.


    NONE of those were 'gifts'.

    They were just rules of the game or how the game is played.

    NO matter how you slice it, U barely beat a lousy BYU offense at home.

    Because home teams get +3 points you could even say it was an even game.
    even with a u team that gets really up for BYU.

    none of this portends well for the the U the rest of the season.

  • SoCalUtahFan Irvine, CA
    Sept. 16, 2012 2:36 p.m.

    Gifts to BYU from the refs:
    --1 non call on pass interference that led to BYU's TD: 7 pts
    --2 Riley's fumbles recovered by Utah but refs ruled incompletes: these
    could lead to 2 more scores by Utah: anywhere from 6pts to 14 pts
    off Utah's total score
    --that 1 second on the clock
    --2nd chance on the closer range FG

    After all the gifts, Cougars still left SLC with 3rd straight loss and
    4th of last 5 to Utah.

  • Y Grad Pumping Gas Beaver, UT
    Sept. 16, 2012 8:11 a.m.

    From Websters Dictionary

    Thump; A rivalry game between Utah Utes vs BYU Cougies in 2011.
    Thunk; The sound a football makes when it hits the goal post in 2012.

  • Henry Drummond San Jose, CA
    Sept. 16, 2012 1:26 a.m.

    It looks like the Three Keys to a Dramatic Rivalry Finish was to have the game end three times.

    Sept. 16, 2012 1:12 a.m.

    Springville, UT
    Advantage BYU on special teams.

    9:03 p.m. Sept. 13, 2012"

    sammyg, when has special teams ever given BYU the advantage in the series? All I can think of is 34-31, 34-31, 3-0, 17-16, etc, etc.

    10:24 p.m. Sept. 13, 2012"

    Add 24-21 to that list.

  • Silent Lurker Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Sept. 16, 2012 12:58 a.m.

    The cougars couldn't win this one even with help from the Utah fans.