Utah reaction to BYU-Utah ‘Rivalry’ game

Posted at 8:01 AM, Sep 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-13 11:47:28-04

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah - Kalani Sitake's bold 2 point conversion try call at the end will be analyzed by many folks for a long, long time, but in the end it was Utah's frontline defense that won the game.

"Pretty exciting game," said Utah coach Kyle Whittingham with a chuckle.

"I had faith in my teammates, I knew everybody was going to do their jobs and things turned out,  bragging rights until next time we play them, so big win," said Utah's All PAC-12 Conference defense tackle, Lowell Lotulelei.

"I was just shooting up the 'B' gap, and saw Hill take off to his left, so I just pretty much put my head down and ran as fast as I could, as you guys saw tonight, that guy is pretty dang fast," Utah defensive end, Hunter Dicmick said.

"As a defensive player, you want those opportunities land on your shoulder, if we're called on, we need to perform, so I felt like this game right here, man, my first game playing here in a real rivalry game was exciting," said Utah linebacker Sunia Tauteoli, who intercepted Taysom Hill twice, returning one for a touchdown on the first play of the game.

"What can you say?" said coach Whittingham.  "This rivalry has had so many of these types of games in the past where it comes right down to the last play, the last series of plays, last possession, what have you, and this was no different."

Fox 13's pregame show included a report on the top ten games of all time between  Utah and BYU, and Saturday's game is sure to go down as one to remember.