The Holy War

The Holy War, or University of Utah vs BYU rivalry as it’s known to anyone else outside of Utah has a long rich history dating back to 1896. We write this post today in honor of the 92nd annual football game between the power house and the power church.

If you’re wondering who we root for, just think about it for a minute. Our name is a pun on male genitalia. We’re not experts, but we’re pretty sure that penis innuendos are the #1 no-no in the moron (er, mormon) handbook. Also, we’re U of U alums and will unconditionally support our team now and forever.

Enjoy these statistics we’ve compiled after long hours in the library researching (or Wikipedia, whatever you want to call it) and make sure to root for the Utes. GO UTES!

“I really hate them. Playing in the game helped me understand. They are the most arrogant people. It’s the whole church and state thing. They’re the ‘good kids’. We’re the ‘bad kids.’ I didn’t feel it in my gut last year like I do now.” – Alex Smith**

The Holy War

University of Utah Utes
Brigham Young University Cougars
Trophy see Beehive Boot
Originated April 6, 1896
Series 91 Games
Utah leads 53–34–4
First Game Utah 12, BYU 4 April 6, 1896
Largest Victory BYU 56, Utah 6 November 22, 1980
Highest Scoring Game BYU 70, Utah 31 November 18, 1989
Lowest Scoring Game Utah 0, BYU 0 November 17, 1928
Longest Win Streaks BYU 9 (1979-1987) Utah 9 (1929-1937)
Most Recent Game BYU 26, Utah 23OT November 28, 2009
Current Streak BYU 1 (2009)
Last Ten Games Tied, 5-5
Next Game Salt Lake City November 27, 2010


Utah Wins (53)
1896 (Apr. & Nov.)
1898 1922 1923 1924
1925 1926 1927 1929
1930 1931 1932 1933
1934 1935 1936 1937
1939 1940 1946 1947
1948 1949 1951 1952
1953 1954 1955 1956
1957 1959 1960 1961
1962 1963 1964 1968
1969 1970 1971 1978
1988 1993 1994 1995
1997 1999 2002 2003
2004 2005 2008


Their logo is stupid

BYU Wins (34)
1896 (Dec.)
1897 (Dec. 4 & 18)
1942 1958 1965 1966
1967 1972 1973 1974
1975 1976 1977 1979
1980 1981 1982 1983
1984 1985 1986 1987
1989 1990 1991 1992
1996 1998 2000 2001
2006 2007 2009

**Bailey made out with Alex Smith in College a lot.


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11 responses to “The Holy War

  1. arbohl

    Nice. I have very similar feelings about the University of Kentucky vs. University of Tennessee rivalry. Only my team has lost 25 years in a row. Oh well, this is our year! Go cats! Good luck to the Utes!

  2. For me it’s Michigan State University (Go Green! Go White!) vs University of Michigan. Yes, we did kick their asses this year.

    So Go Utes (and just what the hell is a “Ute” anyway?)!

    • The Runnin’ Utes! It’s an Indian. We’re one of the few teams who got to keep an Indian as our mascot.

      Although I’ve never understood how a Washington “redskin” is allowed but a San Diego “aztec” isn’t. But that’s just me. Redskin? Seriously?

      On ESPN on Friday I learned all about the Michigan Michigan St. Rivalry. Go Green!!


  3. TheIdiotSpeaketh

    Looks like you ladies are all partying tonight! I have a good friend who is a Ute grad and she shares a house with 3 BYU gals…. my friend gets to strut around with a huge grin for the next year… 🙂

  4. unabridgedgirl

    It was a good game. My sister and I are the only Ute fans in my family, so it makes for some fun.

    • Yeah, fun as long as the U wins. I’m a super competitive person… ESPECIALLY when it comes to dealing with cougar fans. I think I’d even prefer a BYU loss to a U win… how awful is that?

      What can I say? My parents taught me the Utah Fight Song at 3… I can’t help but loathe the Y.


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