Originally written on Bush League Chronicle  |  Last updated 9/16/12




The Utah Utes defeated the BYU Cougars, 24-21, on Saturday. That isn't necessarily a big deal. The manner with which how they did is though.

Trailing by three points and driving late in the fourth quarter, BYU completed a long passing play to put itself within field goal range. Instead of attempting a game-tying kick, the Cougars got greedy and tried to gain a little more yardage. Cougars QB Riley Nelson then proceeded to sail a pass out of bounds as the click hit zeros. The Utah players, coaches and fans rushed the field in celebration. But wait.

A review of the play revealed that one second remained on the clock when the ball landed incomplete, which allowed BUY to try a 51-yard field goal. Once the field was cleared, that's precisely what they set out to do.

As fate would have it, the kick was blocked! The Utah faithful stormed the field a second time only to be sent back to their places yet again. It was determined that the holder picked up the ball and tried to advance it, thus creating a penalty on the Utes and giving BYU an extra 15 yards and another chance to send the game into overtime.

At first glance, BYU kicker Riley Stephenson's kick looked to be right on the money. Instead, it smacked into the left upright and fell to the ground no good.

Final score: Utah 24, BYU 21. Folks rushed the center of the football field for a third and final celebratory gathering in what will go down as one of the craziest finishes in the college football this season. And certainly one of the craziest in the two rivals' illustrious 90-year series.
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Cardinals ink billion dollar TV deal from Fox Sports Midwest

Padres manager pulled players to give media ‘something to think about’

Robert Kraft signs fan’s ‘Free Brady’ poster

Jerry Jones supports Joseph Randle as Cowboys’ starting RB

Dallas Cowboys place Darren McFadden on PUP list

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Mark Cuban: Brady suspension should be more severe

Darrelle Revis thinks AFC East will be NFL’s toughest division

David Price traded to Blue Jays

Joey Bosa among four OSU players suspended for opener

NFLPA: NFL didn't respond to Tom Brady settlement offer

Tom Coughlin calls Jason Pierre-Paul situation a ‘fiasco’

Spurs Jesus catches burglar, holds him down for police

Will the San Francisco Giants end up standing pat?

Puig: Broke out of slump by playing baseball video games

Braves dump risk, exchange it for risk

Cole Hamels deal: What is the true price of rebuilding?

William ‘Refrigerator’ Perry auctioning off Super Bowl ring

Affairs of the Hart (Trophy)

The indefensible Hulk Hogan

Terry Collins writes letter to widow of longtime Mets fan

Jets fans fly "Cheaters Look Up" banner over Patriots practice

Dodgers upgrade rotation in unexpected, intelligent way

For some NFL players, life begins at undrafted

College Football News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Will the Giants end up standing pat?

Puig: Broke out of slump by playing baseball video games

Braves dump risk, exchange it for risk

David Price traded to Blue Jays

The indefensible Hulk Hogan

Cole Hamels chose Rangers over Astros

Can Preller fix the mess in San Diego?

Next summer's top 10 NBA free agents

Who is the NL's new top shortstop?

Cardinals HC Bruce Arians calls Jen Welter a 'trailblazer'

Mets still act like a small-market team

Tom Brady: I did nothing wrong

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker