As most of you have probably figured out, I am a die hard University of Utah fan. Born and raised. For 19 years it has been a tradition in my family to watch the Holy War (one of the most heated college rivalry games in the nation) together every November. But this year I had the opportunity to go to the game... in the MUSS... on the 3rd row! Basically it was the most exciting day of my life.
In a sea of Utah red and black, there were a few patches of cougar blue *GAG*. Signs all over the place made references to Max Hall and beer pouring, religion, zoobies, ugly BYU cheerleaders, being classy, etc, etc. Here are a couple of signs my best friend RayCray and I made...
It was a very intense and cold game. We went through several packs of hand warmers but it was all worth it! BYU had the lead the entire game until a few minutes before the end of the 4th quarter when we made a touchdown taking the lead by 17-16. And with 4 seconds left on the clock, the cougars set up a field goal... this is what happened:
Everyone in the stands held their breath, some closed their eyes, but when Brandon Burton cut through BYU's defense and with an outstretched hand stopped the ball from passing between those goal posts, the crowd freaking exploded! Screams of joy and hugs with strangers were all over the place, and the crowd began to empty the stands and fill the field. It was one of the best feelings in the world knowing we beat our biggest rivals before departing from them forever as we both leave the Mountain West Conference (good riddance), us heading to the Pac-12, and them going independent.
Me, Alex in his snuggie, and RayCray after we stormed the field!
Here's a video I took of everyone signing "Utah Man" after we won...
After the game we went to RayCray's house to re-watch the game because a bunch of our friends texted and called us during the game saying that we were on tv!
So not only did we win the game, but we were also on tv! It was a wonderful, wonderful day!
This was the last game of our regular season, but we still have a bowl game to look forward to next month! I'm hoping me and my buds will be able to go!