Best Quotes From BYU Versus Utah Football Rivalry

Aug 26, 2019, 12:16 AM | Updated: Aug 27, 2019, 12:36 pm

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Quarterback Max Hall #15 of the Brigham Young Cougars celebrates a 14-13 win against the Oklahoma Sooners at Cowboys Stadium on September 5, 2009 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

(Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The moments, the memories, and the quotes from the BYU vs. Utah football rivalry are top-notch.

From Max Hall to Wayne Howard, here are some of the best quotes over the years in the BYU-Utah rivalry.

Utah QB Scott Mitchell after the Utes upset BYU in 1988.

“I wore my good luck Kangol hat all week long. I was sitting in the locker room before the game started. I was looking down on the floor and there was a penny right there and I said, find a penny pick it up, all day long you’ll have good luck. I picked it up and put it in my sock and wore it all game.”

BYU WR Austin Collie after the Cougars win in 2007.

“Obviously, when you’re doing what’s right on and off the field, I think the Lord steps in and plays a part in it. Magic happens.”

Utah head coach Wayne Howard in 1977.

“This today will be inspiring. The hatred between BYU and Utah is nothing compared to what it will be. It will be a crusade to beat BYU from now on. This is a prediction: In the next two years Utah will drill BYU someday, but we won’t run up the score even if we could set an NCAA record against them.”

Utah safety Morgan Scalley in a clip promoting the BYU-Utah rivalry on ESPN’s College Gameday in 2004.

I hate those [BEEP] pricks! I hate them with a passion.

BYU QB Max Hall in 2009

“I don’t like Utah. In fact, I hate them. I hate everything about them. I hate their program. I hate their fans. I hate everything. So, it feels good to send those guys home. They didn’t deserve it. It was our time and it was our time to win. We deserved it. We played as hard as we could tonight, and it felt really good to send them home and to get them out of here, so it is a game I’ll always remember.

I think the whole university and their fans and organization is classless. They threw beer on my family and stuff last year, and did a whole bunch of nasty things. I don’t respect them, and they deserved to lose.”

BYU WR Bryce Doman and DL Lenny Gomes in 1993

“When you participate in sports, especially on a college level, you expect people to have a little bit of class.” -Bryce Doman

“All those guys think that’s all there is to life. But when I’m making $50,000-$60,000 a year, they’ll be pumping my gas.” -Lenny Gomes

Ron McBride and LaVell Edwards in a bank commercial

McBride: Your new checking account number is 34…

LaVell: 31?

Utah punter Tom Hackett at the 2015 Vegas Bowl prep rally

This is Utah’s world and BYU’s living in it.

Utah QB Tyler Huntley in 2017

“We’re gonna go down south and handle our business.”

BYU head coach LaVell Edwards in 1980

“Utah is still Utah and it’s still the biggest game of the year.”

Former College Football head coach and ESPN analyst Bill Curry

I think people from the South and the Midwest ought to see this. This is a big-time football rivalry.

ESPN College Gameday host Lee Corso in 2010 at Utah

“This place is almost as nice as Provo.”

Former ESPN play-by-play voice Dave Barnett during the 2001 rivalry broadcast.

“Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on the Utes.”

Utah head coach Kyle Whittingham leading up to the 2008 rivalry game.

“In my estimation, I haven’t been in the center of Michigan-Ohio State or UCLA-USC, but I can’t imagine they are any more intense or passionate than this rivalry. We don’t get the national exposure that some of those other ones do. But as far as in-state pride and just sheer passion, it’s second to nobody.”

BYU QB John Beck in 2006 after clinching the MWC title.

“We’re gonna go beat those guys up north! Beat Utah!”

Utah WR Samson Nacua

“We don’t lose to those guys down south.”

Mitch Harper is a BYU Insider for and host of the Cougar Tracks Podcast and Cougar Sports Saturday (Saturday from 12-3 pm) on KSL Newsradio. Follow him on Twitter: @Mitch_Harper.

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Best Quotes From BYU Versus Utah Football Rivalry