Monday, September 12, 2011

Remembering the Rivalry: Brigham Young Cougars 35, Utah Utes 13 (1966)

November 12, 1966-With the Brigham Young Cougars fourth win ever over the Utah Utes, Virgil Carter became the first BYU quarterback to beat Utah twice. At 2-1 in the WAC (6-1 overall), BYU was still in contention for its second consecutive WAC championship.

BYU and Utah traded touchdown passes in the first quarter. In the second quarter, BYU pulled away from the Utes and put the game out of contention with a 21-point outburst on offense and a shutout on defense.

Wide receiver Phil Odle scored first on an 11-yard run. The second score came courtesy Kent Oborn. He returned a Utah punt 74-yards for the score. BYU’s final score in the second quarter was another long play. Virgil Carter hooked up with Casey Boyett for a 62-yard scoring strike.

The first quarter of the second half resembled the first quarter of the game with each team trading touchdowns. Utah scored first, but failed to convert a two-point attempt. Virgil Carter ran for a one-yard touchdown to answer and extend the lead back to three touchdowns.

Remembering the Rivalry is a special feature on BLUE COUGAR FOOTBALL that is done annually during the week of the BYU vs. Utah football game. Each day, BLUE COUGAR FOOTBALL will highlight one of the classic games in this rivalry. For additional installments of this feature, please visit the Special Features page.

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