Let’s get hyped! What is your all time favorite Utah memory? Favorite play?


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    • #64261
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      UtMtBiker
      Ute Fan
      @utmtbiker

      I was thinking about the potential that this team has to do something amazing and contibute memories to my all time memory bank for Utes football.  It got me thinking of my all time favorite plays.  

      My favorite memory was the game at RE when the BYU had 3 chances to win after a penalty and crowd rushing the field and then finally lost and looked so demoralized.  Couple kids crying laying on the field and Medenhal yelling at students from Utah.  Loved it.  

      My favortie play is this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOOeaSCEOBg

      I was on the road with my buddy watching the game in a sports bar. We were so into the game that the managment moved us to our own room.  It was a great trip with my friend and set off the utes 7 game streak, so awesome memory for me.  

      How about you? 

    • #64265
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      rbmw263
      Ute Fan
      @rbmw263

      one of my first significant Utah memories was the 03 win over Oregon. I was 13 years old and up to that point had been mostly a hoops fan and liked going to football games but it never really hit home for me until this game. I remember the hype the previous year around Urban, and then taking down ranked Nike University and seeing it person was my first “wow” moment with the football team. Walking out of that game so ecstatic with my dad. That win will always be special to me.

      • #64278
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        BattleGroundUte
        Ute Fan
        @battlegroundute

        • #64304
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          UtMtBiker
          Ute Fan
          @utmtbiker

          Oh man, that sideline check in with Majerus.  He doesn’t look like he wants to be there.  That winter was his last in Utah if I’m not mistaken.  

        • #64318
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          rbmw263
          Ute Fan
          @rbmw263

          man that Smith perfect 40 yards in the air bomb to Savoy at 6:22 as the crowd starts roaring with the ball in mid-air. 

          i should not be watching these things at 11:30 pm on opening week. I might not sleep

      • #64302
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        UtMtBiker
        Ute Fan
        @utmtbiker

        I always wished my dad was into sports. I hear stories of guys sharing these kind of moments with their dad and I get a little jealous.  My dad is great dad though.  I really can’t complain but it sounds like a good time.  

    • #64266
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      UteBacker
      Ute Fan
      @utebacker

      Memory:  2008 TCU.  Thought the stadium was going to collapse.  Some dejected TCU fans wished us luck and gave me some Orange Bowl pins after the game.

      Play:  The perfectly executed hook & ladder in the Fiesta Bowl.  That play summed up that entire season.

      Is it Thursday yet???

    • #64270
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      ironman1315
      Ute Fan
      @ironman1315

      That first win over BYU in the McBride era. We had just become Utah fans because my oldest brother went there. We got a lot of crap before that game. But we won. So fun.

      • #64284
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        BattleGroundUte
        Ute Fan
        @battlegroundute

        IT’S GOOD!!!!

        • #64357
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          Brettski
          Ute Fan
          @brettski

          this is when the tide began to turn.  What a moment

    • #64271
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      Anonymous

      1994, Ft Collins Colorado. I was sitting on the first row of the visitors section looking straight down the goal line on Utah’s end zone. I watched Harold Lusk return an interception 100 yards for a touchdown to preserve #8 Utah win over #10 CSU. Obviously there have been bigger moments since then but that is one moment I will never forget as the entire front row went nuts and started doing the “we’re not worthy” chant.

    • #64272
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      Tony
      Admin/Founder
      @admin

      One of my alltime fav wins is the 57-28 zoob game.  Cold as hell but didn’t even notice.  There are so many others….

      • #64273
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        ironman1315
        Ute Fan
        @ironman1315

        54-10 was pretty fun.

        • #64274
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          ironman1315
          Ute Fan
          @ironman1315

          08 Sugar Bowl was great, but I had to watch that nigh on a year later.

          04 Fiesta was awesome.

          SC in 16 was fun.

          The Burton Block was great.

        • #64288
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          BattleGroundUte
          Ute Fan
          @battlegroundute

          You don’t mean this??

          • #64290
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            ironman1315
            Ute Fan
            @ironman1315

            ^ I like that one better.

      • #64297
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        COFfrom83
        Ute Fan
        @coffrom83

        the butt-kicking we gave TDS in 1988 when we were really bad and they were ranked. Favorite play of the game was an Eddie Johnson TD where he runs out of the side of the endzone and low five’s a BYU cheerleader.

        • #64307

          UtMtBiker
          Ute Fan
          @utmtbiker

          Lol..That’s before my time but I would love to see that.  

        • #64308
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          BattleGroundUte
          Ute Fan
          @battlegroundute

    • #64277
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      FtheY
      Ute Fan
      @fthey

      Travis Wilson’s block.

      • #64281
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        BattleGroundUte
        Ute Fan
        @battlegroundute

      • #64321
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        rbmw263
        Ute Fan
        @rbmw263

        i am going to love Travis Wilson an unreasonable amount until I die I think

    • #64280

      BattleGroundUte
      Ute Fan
      @battlegroundute

      Earliest memory and the one which made me a Ute fan for life:

      • #64310

        UtMtBiker
        Ute Fan
        @utmtbiker

        What’s the story with this?  They played this about a hundred times a few years ago on pac12 network.  Curious what the set up was.  

    • #64282
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      BattleGroundUte
      Ute Fan
      @battlegroundute

      I also loved this:

      And this:

      • #64311

        UtMtBiker
        Ute Fan
        @utmtbiker

        I HATE that they are taking kick off returns out of the game.  First the move the kick up, then the move the touch back to the 25, now they allow a far catch to be a touch back.  It’s a shame.  

      • #64322

        rbmw263
        Ute Fan
        @rbmw263

        I would have seen all 4 of those live had I not left the Cal game with 2 min left (i have friends who are bad influences on me). I remember hearing the roar as  I was walking past the library

      • #64368
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        Anonymous

        The fifth one was super awesome. It was the second one of back to back 100 yarders in Boulder. The Buffs had just pulled within a TD when their guy ran one back on the opening kick of the second half. Folsom went nuts until Reggie ran the ensuing kick back for his fifth 100 yarder. That shut the Bison fans up, quick. Good times 

    • #64286
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      stir
      Ute Fan
      @stir

      For sure the Sugar Bowl, I was 13 or 14 at the time and we went over to the game. The ticket broker messed up our tickets so he gave us a ticket in one of the Suites occupied by a bunch of Alabama fans. I remember the play that gave us our first TD and all of the Bama big shots were shook and cussing at me for cheering. 

    • #64300
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      c-monster
      Ute Fan
      @c-monster

      One of the most improbable wins I can remember. Makes it even better with McBride joining the dog pile. 

       

       

    • #64306
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      UtMtBiker
      Ute Fan
      @utmtbiker

      Props to BattleGroundUte for digging up all these clips! 

      • #64309
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        BattleGroundUte
        Ute Fan
        @battlegroundute

        All I did was use a search engine. Guys like Milton and Jazzy are the real heroes. This is a good one by Jazzy.

        • #64313

          BattleGroundUte
          Ute Fan
          @battlegroundute

          Best part of 95 Holy War?  Up 16 and you throw for it on fourth down late in the fourth quarter. Then rush it in with Juan Johnson. Haha love it!!

    • #64323
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      chinngiskhaan
      Ute Fan
      @chinngiskhaan

      Brett Ratliff vs. BYU

       

      I was at that game… sitting in the middle of a ton of BYU season ticket holders (including the Reynolds family, and the Coveys).

       

      I sit next to a family of BYU fans that I’ve sat next to probably at least 30 times. His daughter was seated next to me. They noticed that I showed up in Ute gear this time, and the dad immediately switches seats with the daughter (like I’m all of the sudden a child molester or something just because I’m a Ute fan). He then proceeds to talk the usual BYU smack (stadium capacity…). He talked about how we were going to get destroyed without our starting QB. I didn’t say a word, just let him talk.

       

      Needless to say he left in a hurry and didn’t say anything when that game was over… Sat next to him for the next several years, and he never talked to me again. PRICELESS.

       

      (I went to BYU games because my grandparents bought our family season tickets for years and years, and doing so was my payment for being able to go to the BYU/Utah game every other year… totally worth it).

    • #64335
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      ProudUte
      Ute Fan
      @proudute

      1978 BYU game.  We trailed 22-17 late in the game.  It was 4th down and 19 at the 19.  Randy Gomez hit Henry for a TD pass and we beat BYU which was very unusual in those days.

      The TD pass from McCoy against Arizono in the 1994 Freeddom Bowl.

      The Flea Flicker agains Pitt in the Fiesta Bowl.

       

      • #64365

        tarheelute
        Ute Fan
        @tarheelute

        I was at that game as well – see below.

        • #64370

          Black Hawk
          Ute Fan
          @blackhawk

          I too was at that game.

          Little known fact.  Randy Gomez played professional baseball for several years in the Giants organization, playing  14 games in the majors in 1984.

    • #64343

      oc_ute
      Ute Fan
      @ocute

      i have no idea who the ute player was but he drilled sean covey (i think it was sean covey) on a rollout to the right.  probably about 20 years ago

    • #64345

      CincyUte
      Ute Fan
      @cincyute

      The Texas A&M game in 2004 was unbelievable. So much build up and anticipation all summer for that game.  And the way it turned out . . . you could not have scripted it any better.

    • #64348
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      CyclingUte
      Ute Fan
      @cyclingute

      I recently said this on twitter, but Whitts on side kick v Wyoming in the 3rd quarter in 2007 was amazing.

    • #64349
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      Grayshirt
      Ute Fan
      @grayshirt

      Wyomings “guarantee” game.  I love how we caught a glimps of just how fierce and competitive Coach Kyle really is.

      Wyoming head coach Joe Glenn told boosters this week that he guaranteed a victory against the Utes. Utah apparently took exception to that claim and while they were up 43-0 in the 3rd quarter, tried to convert an onside kick. The picture is CSTV’s camera’s capturing Joe Glenn’s reaction to the Utah bench.

      https://deadspin.com/321338/wyoming-gives-utah-the-new-york-hello

    • #64352
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      utefansince79
      Ute Fan
      @utefansince79

      Nothing will ever top sitting in the north end of (then called) Cougar Stadium in 1993.  Game tied 31-31 Chris Yergensen trots out to attempt a 53 yarder with under a minute left.  All the Cougar fans around us are laughing and boasting that after he misses, they’ll take over and waltz down the field to win the game.  He puts it just inside the post, the Utah fans go crazy and the BYU fans are in stunned disbelief.

       

       

    • #64356
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      FountainofUte
      Ute Fan
      @fountainofute

      So many good memories here already. One of my favorites was in the ’97 Utah/BYU game down in Provo. I was a jr at the U and made my way down there with my girlfriend at the time. Of course, we were basically the only Utes sitting in a sea of blue. (I’m pretty sure they were still royal blue back then; it’s hard to remember anymore).

      It was a low scoring game. Darnell Arceneaux was a true freshman QB. I can’t remember if he played that game due to an injury or ineffectiveness of our older QBs. But he came into that game and just willed the whole team to a win rushing for two touchdowns (one in the 4Q to seal the win) to go along with a couple FGs. He was the leading rusher in that game, even out-rushing Chris Fuamatu Ma’afala.

    • #64359
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      PlainsUte
      Ute Fan
      @plainsute

      Alabama Sugar Bowl, I was giddy during that 1st Quarter, especially.  Watched from home – shoulda traveled down there.

      A fun game to be in the stands was homecoming circa 1980 when snowball fights erupted in the student section.

      I’ve been to a few road games such as at TCU, but I must be a jinx – even for hoops.

       

    • #64364
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      tarheelute
      Ute Fan
      @tarheelute

      I was a freshman in 1978, and member of the Army ROTC cannon crew, when Utah beat the BYU team with both Jim McMahon and Kyle Whittingham. With BYU leading 16-0 at halftime, many of the fans, both Utah and BYU had left. But Utah scored a couple of touchdowns, and we fired the cannon four times, one each for the touchdown and extra point. The cannon attracted fans, again, both Utah and BYU, back into the stadium, where we watched the Utah defense hold McMahon and BYU, limiting the BYU offense to 88 yards in the second half, while Utah scored 23 points, mostly off turnovers, to win 23-22. This was well before the MUSS, however we fans who stayed made quite a racket. I was horse for a week after that game.

      It was a fleeting moment of joy, not repeated until after I had graduated, when Utah won again in 1988.

      For the details see: http://utahfootballcountdown.blogspot.com/2007/08/20-november-18-1978-utah-vs-byu.html

    • #64388
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      tarheelute
      Ute Fan
      @tarheelute

      Most talked about, if not memorable moment – at least in my family. We had invited some neighbors, a BYU family, four kids, to come over for the 2006 Holy War. By half-time I had had enough, both wives, upstairs, yapping, my kids, his kids, running around, and a game that was getting increasingly pitchy. During half-time I talked to my neighbor, and simply told him he had to go! Him and his family. I just could not watch the game with a BYU fan, even thinking at the time we were going to win. He and his family left, and the Ute’s lost, karma I guess, Harline is still open.

      I saw the guy later in the week, apologized, and he laughed it off. It took me ten years to laugh that loss off. My wife is still angry about that one.

      But still one of my most memorable Utah moments, albeit in a loss.

      • #64400
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        UtMtBiker
        Ute Fan
        @utmtbiker

        At least you tried to host them.  It’s probably better that they left considering how that game ended.  I’ve never been so devestated watching a game.  I hated to even talk about that game for years.  

         

    • #64401
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      rudeute
      Ute Fan
      @rudeute

      Here is one that hasn’t been mentioned.  The 2007 UCLA game.  UCLA was ranked 11, and the Utes were on nobody’s radar.  My wife had bought me tickets for birthday, but I was not expecting much.  We had Tommy Grady at QB, and UCLA had Ben Olson. 

      We just dominated them on both sides of the ball.  The final score was 44-6.  The excitement in the stadium was so electric, I was hooked on Utah Football.  I bought season tickets for the very first time the next year (2008), which was clearly one of the best purchases I have ever made.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRR5fv0PXXQ

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