The Holy War — the rivalry between Utah and BYU — came down to one gusty play-call Saturday evening.

After the Cougars scored a touchdown to make it a one-point game, BYU decided to go for the win in Salt Lake City. Utah was having none of the Cougars’ possible two-point conversion.

As a team on the road with a chance to win, it’s hard to blame BYU for being aggressive. Credit to Utah. The Utes were ready to go and made a stop when it counts.

For some reason, Utah seems to be full of wild games. The Utes will try to ride that momentum to Pac-12 South glory. A win versus the Cougars is a plenty-good start for Utah. As teams such as Arizona continue to struggle, the likelihood of the Utes making a trip to Santa Clara seems more and more likely.

About Ryan Williamson

Ryan is a recent graduate of the University of Missouri and has recently returned to his Minnesota roots. He previously has worked for the Columbia Missourian, KFAN radio in Minneapolis and Feel free to email me at rwilliamson29 AT Gmail dot com.