Ute Envy: Why The 2009 Holy War Is a Must-Win For BYU

Posted by Brian Nelson on November-25-2009 Add Comments

This year, the annual Holy War between Utah and BYU will take on a whole new meaning.

It will be much more than a single football team where the winner and the loser is clearly defined by the scoreboard.

The outcome of this game will be much more telling.

Not because of the unusual parity between these two teams, (both are 8-2, both boast similar rankings) but because it would be a huge barometer for where these two programs lie.

What would it say if Utah beat BYU for the second straight season. The Utes would boast a better record and a probable top 15 ranking in a “rebuilding” year while the Cougars settle for yet another 9-3 or 8-4,...

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