Cougar Snapshots: BYU vs. Utah

The Cougars beat rival Utah in another heart-ripping effort (well, that is if you're a Ute fan) in front of a nationally televised audience and a sold-out crowd. Now you can relive some of those memorable moments from BYU's second-straight come-from-behind victory in these Troy Verde snapshots from the sidelines of LaVell Edwards Stadium.

Max Hall Picks Apart Ute Defense

Hall passed for 269 yards against one of the top defenses in the Mountain West Conference. He has now passed for a total of 3,390 yards on the season, and is second in BYU history for total offense as a sophomore quarterback, behind only Ty Detmer (3,868 yards).

Matt Allen Goes Airborne

BYU wide receiver Matt Allen stretches out for a deep pass that he nearly catches.

Kelly Poppinga Brings The Heat

BYU senior linebacker Kelly Poppinga had another monster day with two solo tackles and 10 assisted tackles. Here he brings down Ute quarterback Brian Johnson.

Harvey Unga Runs Past Utah Defense

Harvey Unga showed his moves as he carried the ball 23 times for 141 yards. In comparison, Darrell Mack ran for only 56 yards. BYU is the only team in the nation that has not allowed a single running back to run for 100 yards all season.

Unga Still Running

Unga breaks off a long run down the sidelines past Ute defenders to get the ball rolling.

Harvey Unga Has Moves

Unga fakes out Ute linebacker Joe Jiannoni and heads downfield. Earlier in the week, junior Utah running back Darrell Mack stated to local media that he had more moves than Unga. However, BYU's freshman running back proved to be more of an effective runner during the game.

Max Hall Prepares For The Handoff

BYU quarterback Max Hall drops back and prepares to hand the football to Unga.

Unga Enters The Picture

Unga prepares to receive the ball and head on downfield.

Hall And Unga

The combination of Hall and Unga has proved effective all year. They accounted for most of BYU's 424 total yards during the game.

Darrell Mack Stuffed

Mack had a subpar day, as BYU held Utah's offense to a total of 50 net offensive yards in the first half of the game.

Jan Jorgensen Gets Two More

Sophomore defensive end Jan Jorgensen sacks Johnson, bringing his season total to 10.5 sacks, which leads the Mountain West Conference.

Austin Collie Is Still Open

Austin Collie hauls in a touchdown pass that was called back because of offensive pass interference. However, Collie would later snag a 49-yard reception on a fourth-and-18 to keep BYU alive. He caught five balls for 126 yards against the Utah defense. BYU fans will now have a new battle cry this year, with "Collie is still open" replacing last year's cry: "Harline is still open."

Kyle Whittingham Grimaces

Utah head coach Kyle Whittingham watches from the sideline as his team come undone at the seams once again. BYU's come-from-behind victory last year caused the head coach to shed tears.

Unga Gets Set

Unga gets set on BYU's game-winning drive. With his 141 total rushing yards against the Utes, Unga brought his season total to 1,050 rushing yards and became BYU's all-time leading freshman rusher.

Unga Hits The Hole

Unga takes the handoff and rushes up the middle towards the end zone to lead BYU over the Utes, 17-10.

Unga Seals The Victory

Unga blows past Ute defenders to seal BYU's come-from-behind victory. He has become the first freshman running back in the history of BYU to break the 1,000-yard mark, and is only the eighth running back in BYU history to break 1,000 yards.

The Celebration Begins

BYU players on the sideline react to Unga's touchdown run. BYU senior linebacker Markell Staffieri jumps for joy in his last home game at LaVell Edward Stadium.

Bryan Kehl Holds Up MWC Trophy

Senior linebacker Bryan Kehl holds up BYU's Mountain West Conference trophy. The Cougars, with a victory over San Diego State on Saturday, will have gone undefeated for the second-straight season (the Cougars currently have 15 consecutive wins over league opponents), but have already won back-to-back conference championships. BYU has won 19 of their last 21 games.

Offensive Captain Sete Aulai

Senior center Sete Aulai gives BYU head coach Bronco Mendenhall a hug prior to the Mountain West Conference trophy celebration. The senior center will graduate from BYU with two conference championships.

Offensive Captains Aulai and Allen

Seniors Aulai and Allen hold up their prize among BYU fans that have joined in on the celebration. Congratulations Cougars, you deserve it.


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