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Utah Utes Football: “Oh Cougar Fans!”

Why or WHY do you do this to yourselves? If you are going to do this, at least do it discreetly like this: And a 1,2, 3…… Cougs better watch out, Cougs better not cry, Cougs better not pout, Utes are telling you why, 5-0 keep running your mouths! You can have your “what ifs?”, excuses if you’d like, We will find out in September, If you’ll even put up a fight! 5-0 keep...
Via TornBySports
December 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Utah fans calling for Jimmy Fallon to 'wear the hat'

Being one of the most prolific figures in modern TV and Twitter comes with a price: If you lose a bet, you'd better pay up.So naturally, after Jimmy Fallon lost a bet on last weekend's Duke-Utah basketball game and didn't immediately "pay his dues," social media has made sure to call him on it — and even make a hashtag for him.#WearTheHat began trending after "The Tonight Show...
Via Yardbarker
December 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Utah wins a bowl, BYU wins a new head coach, but both schools face uncertain times

Utah coach Kyle Whittingham had a lot to prove on Saturday. Had this game been suspended or called after one quarter, Whittingham would have looked pretty good. As it is, though, teams have to play four full quarters. Yes, Utah still defeated archrival Brigham Young in the 2015 Las Vegas Bowl, but the way the game unfolded, a victory is the only thing Utah gained. Whittingham proved...
Via The Student Section
December 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Utah wins a bowl, BYU wins a new head coach, but both schools face uncertain times

Utah coach Kyle Whittingham had a lot to prove on Saturday. Had this game been suspended or called after one quarter, Whittingham would have looked pretty good. As it is, though, teams have to play four full quarters. Yes, Utah still defeated archrival Brigham Young in the 2015 Las Vegas Bowl, but the way the game unfolded, a victory is the only thing Utah gained. Whittingham proved...
Via Bloguin Best
December 20, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Utah's Tom Hackett pulls off fake punt, trucks BYU defender

Utah punter Tom Hackett isn't just a great punter, he's got some wheels too. He showed them off in the third quarter of the Las Vegas Bowl on Saturday.Leading 35-14 in the third quarter, the two-time Ray Guy Award winner took the snap and immediately bolted down the field. After a 21-yard gain, Hackett bowled over a BYU defender en route to a Utah first down.Hackett, who was the...
Via Fox Sports
December 19, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Tom Hackett calls BYU players 'bastards', says Cougars are living in Utah's world

Utah punter Tom Hackett is one of the greatest punters in college football history. Apparently, he's also an incredible trash talker. The 23-year old Australian, who has twice won the Ray Guy Award and is the youngest member of the Pac-12's All-Century team, threw some serious shade at BYU prior to the Las Vegas Bowl."I'm lucky enough to be one of the many players on the football...
Via Fox Sports
December 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Utah's five forced turnovers vs. BYU leads Utes to historic 35-point first quarter (Video)

The Utah Utes are having a day for the ages. After the basketball team beat Duke 77-75 in overtime at Madison Square Garden on Saturday morning, the Utes football team showed up in a big way in the first quarter of the Las Vegas Bowl against BYU.The Utes defense, which came into the game ranked No. 6 in the nation in turnovers forced (29), forced five BYU turnovers on the Cougars...
Via Fox Sports
December 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Utah Gets Biggest Win Of Season Defeating No. 7 Duke

Utah snagged its best win in years when they defeated No. 7 Duke 77-75 in overtime. The way they did it, though, is what truly makes this a spectacular feat. The Utes showed one of the most aggressive defenses seen on the hardwood despite being ranked the No. 116 points-per-possession defense in the country. The Utah defense was able to hold Duke, the No. 1 offense in the nation...
Via Gamedayr
December 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Duke gets juked: No. 7 Blue Devils taken down by Utah in OT

NEW YORK -- Kyle Kuzma scored 21 points to lead Utah to a 77-75 overtime win over No. 7 Duke in the Ameritas Insurance Classic on Saturday.Jakob Poeltl had 19 points and 14 rebounds before fouling out with 31 seconds left in OT for Utah, which improved to 9-2.Duke's Luke Kennard led all scorers with 24 points. But the Blue Devils lost for the second time this season, falling to 9...
Via AP on Fox
December 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Utah upsets No. 7 Duke 77-75 in overtime in New York

NEW YORK (AP) Kyle Kuzma scored 21 points to lead Utah to a 77-75 overtime win over No. 7 Duke in the Ameritas Insurance Classic on Saturday. Jakob Poeltl had 19 points and 14 rebounds before fouling out with 31 seconds left in OT for Utah, which improved to 9-2. Duke's Luke Kennard led all scorers with 24 points. But the Blue Devils lost for the second time this season, falling...
Via AP on Fox
December 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch Utah Vs. BYU Las Vegas Bowl Game Online (Live Stream)

The two best football schools in Utah will go head-to-head Saturday when the No. 22 Utah Utes take on the BYU Cougars in the Las Vegas Bowl. Utah has won 11 of its last 12 bowl games, a run that includes victories in former BCS bowls such as the Fiesta Bowl and Sugar Bowl. This game doesn’t have the same importance as those BCS matchups, but anytime you add an in-state rivalry...
Via NESN.com
December 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Utah Utes Football: Holy War Eve

It’s Holy War Eve Vegas Bowl Style Thinking about this matchup I can’t help but smile The Utes The Cougs Bronco vs Whitt The hiatus is over This rivalry is lit The passion is there And so is the dislike It all came together when Seni got the mic The Cougs were up in arms at the words that he said “How could he call us dirty?” They all shook their heads But nonetheless...
Via TornBySports
December 18, 2015  |  Discuss

BYU, Utah players set rivalry aside for service projects

A long anticipated Las Vegas Bowl battle, between the Utah Utes and BYU Cougars will air on Saturday afternoon. Both teams have been at odds for quite some time. In fact, it was just yesterday that Utah defensive tackle Viliseni Fauonuku, called his BYU rival dirty. Despite that, both teams found it in their heart to help those in need. Breaking into separate groups, players and...
Via Campus Sports Net
December 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Rivals BYU, Utah ready for The Holy War in Sin City

The Las Vegas Bowl has taken on a new moniker: The Holy War in Sin City. Longtime rivals BYU and No. 20 Utah will meet in the postseason for the first time on Saturday with an eye on finishing on a high note. Both programs ended the season on a dour note despite posting nine wins. Las Vegas was a far-down-the-list destination for the Utes (9-3) after starting the season 6-0 and...
Via AP on Fox
December 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Utah DT calls BYU a ‘dirty team’ on stage ahead of Las Vegas Bowl

Being the two premier football programs in Utah, the rivalry between Utah and BYU has transformed into quite the spectacle. And after Utah defensive tackle Viliseni Fauonuku took the mike Wednesday night, things definitely went up a notch. On stage in a dance-off event for the game, Fauonuku tells the Cougars that they’re a “dirty” team. The microphone was eventually taken...
Via Campus Sports Net
December 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Utah DT Viliseni Fauonuku Calls BYU A “Dirty Team” On Stage Ahead Of Las Vegas Bowl

Utah vs. BYU in the Las Vegas Bowl, given the rivalry between the two over the years, was already shaping up to be one of the most entertaining postseason contests of the season. Utes defensive lineman Viliseni Fauonuku kicked things up a notch Wednesday night, however. In the below video, which was shot by Jeremiah Jensen of KSL 5 TV, Fauonuku takes the microphone on stage during...
Via College Spun
December 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Utah DL calls BYU a ‘dirty team’

Saturday's Las Vegas Bowl between rivals Utah and BYU just got a whole lot more interesting. Utah senior defensive lineman Viliseni Fauonuku added some intrigue to the Holy War matchup when he called BYU a "dirty team" at a pre-bowl game event on Wednesday. The event was supposed to be a dance-off, but when Fauonuku grabbed the mic, he declared he wasn't a dancer and that instead...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Utah punter Tom Hackett is a two-time consensus All-American

Utah punter Tom Hackett was named to the Sporting News’ All-America first team on Tuesday, making him a consensus All-America pick for the second-straight season.Hackett is the first two-time All-American in Utah history. Hackett is third in the nation in punting this season, averaging 47.8 yards per punt.. Hackett has won the Ray Guy Award the past two seasons.
Via Fox Sports
December 15, 2015  |  Discuss

BYU-Utah Preview

When former BYU linebacker Kyle Whittingham was offered the coaching position at his alma mater following the 2004 season, Cougars defensive coordinator Bronco Mendenhall started to look for another job. Whittingham, though, was also given the chance to stay at Utah and move from defensive coordinator to head coach in place of departing Urban Meyer. After mulling his options, Whittingham...
Via AP on Fox
December 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Wichita State easily handles No. 25 Utah 67-50

WICHITA, Kan. -- Zach Brown scored 14 points to lead a balanced Wichita State offense as the Shockers beat No. 25 Utah 67-50 on Saturday.Markis McDuffie had 13 points and Fred VanVleet added 10 for Wichita State (5-4). Six Shockers made a 3-pointer as they went 10 of 25 from beyond the arc.Jacob Poeltl had 11 points for Utah (7-2), which had 19 turnovers and only 14 field goals.Down...
Via AP on Fox
December 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Utah Utes Football: Vegas Vacation

  I will have to admit that I felt a little letdown after Sunday’s bowl announcements. I personally pictured the Utes going to a fairly decent bowl game against a pretty good P5 opponent. Deep down inside I was really hoping for a battle of the “Real U” between the Utes and Miami. I envisioned many “flashing U’s” in a back and forth game with the victor claiming once...
Via TornBySports
December 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Utah-Wichita St. Preview

Utah barely got by Wichita State at home last season in a matchup of ranked teams. Only the No. 25 Utes are in the poll, but taking down the Shockers with Fred VanVleet back in their lineup might prove just as difficult this time at Wichita's downtown Intrust Bank Arena on Saturday. Utah's most significant nonconference victory of 2014-15 was 69-68 in overtime against then-No...
Via AP on Fox
December 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Utah Punter Tom Hackett On Why He Is A College Punter: I'm Fat And I Don't Like To Run

Utah's punter, Tom Hackett, is Australian and grew up playing Australian Rules Football, a pretty physically demanding game no matter what position you play. After winning the Ray Guy Award--which goes to the nation's best punter--he was asked why he's playing football and not the game he grew up playing.His answer is nothing short of awesome: Read more »
Via FatManWriting
December 11, 2015  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Utah Punter Drops The Mic With Acceptance Speech: ‘I’m Fat’

For the second straight season, Utah’s Tom Hackett was able to bring home the Ray Guy Award as the best punter in college football. The Australia native is the second player in the last five year to win the award in consecutive years. When it came time to accept the award, he could have credited his coaches or family or even the fans for the support and desire to play football...
Via Gamedayr
December 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Utah's Hackett wins 2nd straight Ray Guy Award as top punter

ATLANTA (AP) Utah's Tom Hackett has won the Ray Guy Award, given to the nation's top punter. It was the second straight year Hackett won the award, presented Thursday night. The Australian-born punter became the first Utah player and the first from the Pac-12 to win the award in 2014. The only other player to win the honor in consecutive seasons was Louisiana Tech's Ryan Allen...
Via AP on Fox
December 10, 2015  |  Discuss
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