With summer coming to an end, it’s time to gear up for one of the most exciting times of the year – college football season! More than just a game, college football is a chance for students, alums, and supporters to come together and cheer for your team, and your state and keep your team’s spirit alive.
We know how much you love college football, and we’re ready to help you enjoy every game to the fullest and feel like you’re right in the middle of the action. From game-day specials to big-screen TVs, we’ve got you covered to see every interception and celebrate every touchdown.
Let’s kick this season off right!
The Holy War: A Utah Football Rivalry for the Ages
No rivalry in Utah includes more passion, intensity, and legacy than The Holy War. The rivalry between the University of Utah (Utes) and Brigham Young University (BYU Cougars) has raged since 1896. The teams have now met 101 times, with Utah leading in all-time wins (although the teams differ on exactly how many wins the Utes claim).
The rivalry between the Utes and the Cougars is not just about football. It’s a symbol of the state’s divided loyalties and a reflection of the passionate fan base that college football creates.
BYU fans will remember the 1984 season when the Cougars won the national championship led by the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Steve Young. The Cougars’ triumph cemented their status as the premier football team in the state, and it took the Utes several years to bounce back.
And then, in 2008, the Utes went undefeated in the regular season and earned a trip to the Sugar Bowl, where they trounced Alabama. The Utes’ triumph in the Sugar Bowl was a break-out moment for the team and set the stage for future successes – including back-to-back appearances in the Rose Bowl.
The Holy War is on hiatus in 2023 as the teams prepare to meet again in the Big 12 conference, but there are plenty of games to be played by both teams – and all your favorite teams.