Originally written on Blue Cougar Football  |  Last updated 11/7/14
The Brigham Young Cougars were on the road playing on a very wet and soggy field. Late in the fourth quarter they had scored 16 points, but needed a few more to win the game. This accurately describes the 2013 season opener nearly four weeks ago. It also describes the game BYU was playing almost four decades ago, today. On September 25, 1976, BYU traveled to Tucson, Arizona to play the Arizona Wildcats. With just 18 seconds to play, the game was tied 16-16.  Going into the 1976 season, Arizona was coming off an impressive three year run: 26 wins, 7 losses. That included a 36-20 win in Provo the year before, and a 37-13 loss to the Cougars the last time they came to Tucson. The Wildcats still had a score to settle.  The heavy rain fall made it difficult to finish drives. Each team kicked three field goals and found the end zone just once. Arizona had run the ball pretty well, 194 yards, but they weren't able to create any separation on the scoreboard. Gifford Nielsen had coun...
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