Dick Harmon: A positive twist in the BYU-Utah rivalry surfaces

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  • Oatmeal Woods Cross, UT
    Sept. 21, 2013 9:51 a.m.

    Thanks for this story. During the two-year hiatus, Ute and Cougar fans need to do everything they can to turn the rivalry into a POSITIVE event. I understand the competition. I do not understand the bitterness. Each university and fan-base should find ways to honor the other.

    If we can't do that, the I personally want the rivalry game to go away forever, and I love college football.

  • CougarColby Fort Benning, GA
    Sept. 21, 2013 3:32 a.m.

    This is a nice change from the drama inciting article about the picture and Hadley's suspension. Thanks Mr. Harmon.

  • Common Cents Lehi, UT
    Sept. 21, 2013 12:30 a.m.

    Howard S, Did you read the article? Looks like you missed the "positive twist?"

    By the way everyone can pick up their own wristband tomorrow @ the Chevron Station on the Southwest Corner of the Stadium.

  • SLCWatch Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 21, 2013 12:22 a.m.

    @Howard S

    Forgetfulness is common in these games.

    You forgot BYU was playing with a QB with a broken back. (who still threw a 47 yard pass on 4th and 12 from his own 8 to set up the Utah pilgrims twice mistaken trips to Nirvana)
    You forgot Kyle Van Noy tackled the punter forcing the muffed punt.
    You forgot BYU was playing with a freshman QB pitching to a 17 year old RB in only his third game who took it to the house.
    You forgot Utah was given 10 points on BYU gift turnovers.
    You forgot BYU was playing with a kicker with a back injury so bad he hadn't practiced field goals all year.
    You forgot Utah students thought they had reached Nirvana and rushed their new spiritual leader twice before the game was over, resulting in two penalties, gifting a final kick by a punter who normally didn't kick field goals to actually lead them into Nirvana with a doink off the upright or you would still be crying...oh, wait you still are crying anyway.

  • Howard S. Taylorsville, UT
    Sept. 20, 2013 9:52 p.m.

    "Is this the game BYU will not hike a ball for a Ute touchdown?"

    Dick you seem to conveniently forget that not only was Utah playing with a second string QB, a second string RB, and a second string LB... Utah turned the ball over to BYU with 5 minutes left on the 15 yard line with a muffed punt... which lead to a BYU score.

    Utah won despite significant challenges... BYU had its chances... three of them in fact... and lost.

  • VegasUte Las Vegas, NV
    Sept. 20, 2013 6:08 p.m.

    Thank you for this uplifting story.

    GKV #95

    Go Utes!!