For 364 days of the year, PPBH is one solid team. But for one day out of the year there is a great divide. A divide that is like no other—a divide which exudes confidence and heckling from both sides, but can only end in one side cheering and leaving the other weeping.
What day is this you ask? Why it’s the mother of all college football games—University of Utah (U of U) versus Brigham Young University (BYU).
This year, the historic rivalry was riddled with yellow flag penalties, sacks and three-and-outs. Despite BYU’s tough defense and U of U’s lack of creativity in play calls (they ran it down the middle with little gain for what felt like every play), the U of U beat BYU—20 to 13.
Did the overwhelming PPBH team red support lead to this U of U victory? Or, was it the “fan of the game” Christie who wore a shirt with a spot on match to the U of U red in spite of her love for BYU. Christie was even caught passing out U of U cookies to the PPBH staff. In the end, PPBH team blue’s lack of alma mater support gravely affected the game outcome.
But to show that U of U fans care about more than just football, they’ve challenged BYU fans to a rivalry food drive. Maybe this is BYU’s opportunity to redeem themselves in face of such a solemn loss.