The cougars couldn't win this one even with help from the Utah fans.
"sammygSpringville, UTAdvantage BYU on special teams.9:03 p.m. Sept. 13, 2012""StGtoSLCSALT LAKE CITY,
UTsammyg, 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.
It looks like the Three Keys to a Dramatic Rivalry Finish was to have the game
end three times.
From Websters DictionaryThump; 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.
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: thesecould lead to 2 more scores by Utah: anywhere from
6pts to 14 ptsoff Utah's total score--that 1 second on the
clock--2nd chance on the closer range FGAfter all the gifts,
Cougars still left SLC with 3rd straight loss and4th of last 5 to Utah.
@SoCalUtahFanNONE 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.
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.