Whittingham: Loss To BYU ‘Does Nothing’ To Goal Of Pac-12 Title

Sep 12, 2021, 1:02 AM | Updated: 7:22 pm
Kyle Whittingham and Kalani Sitake 2021...
Kyle Whittingham head coach of the Utah Utes talks with Kalani Sitake head coach of the BYU Cougars before their game September 11, 2021 at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Logan, Utah. (Photo by Chris Gardner/Getty Images)
(Photo by Chris Gardner/Getty Images)

PROVO, Utah – After an upset loss to BYU on Saturday night that saw Utah’s nine-game streak over the Cougars end, Utes head coach Kyle Whittingham is moving forward to their main goal.

That’s to win a Pac-12 championship which the loss to BYU does not impact when it comes to the standings.

‘The message was we’re disappointed,” Whittingham said after the game. “We didn’t play as well as we’re capable of playing, I can tell you that for certain. But again, I’m not trying to take away anything from their victory because they earned it. But that was not our best football. Gotta pick ourselves up off the mat and got a lot of football ahead of us. This has nothing to our ultimate goal of trying to win the Pac-12 which obviously is going to be very, very challenging but we got to just pick ourselves up and figure out what we did wrong and get better and move forward.”

Utah squandered a great opportunity to make history in the rivalry game if they had won their 10th straight win, which would’ve been the most on either side of the rivalry in its history.

The Utes will look to bounce back on Saturday, September 18 against San Diego State in Carson, California. Kickoff is at 5:00 p.m. MDT on CBS Sports Network.

Trevor Allen is a Utah Utes Insider for KSLSports.com, Co-Host of Faith, Family and Football podcast with Clark Phillips III and host of the Crimson Corner podcast. Follow him on Twitter: @TrevorASports.

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