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Friday, November 26, 2010

Beware: 'Holy War' has Utah vs BYU on the Hill Saturday

Where: Rice-Eccles Stadium on the U of U campus, Salt Lake City, Utah
Game time: Nov. 27th, 2010 at 1:30 pm MST

This is one of the most intense rivalries in the county and it has been raging since 1896. The #22 Utes are favored and have won 53 of the 91 battles. Last year BYU won the Holy War, 26-23.

Air temperatures will be cold and there will be a storm approaching, but the stadium is expected to be full and traffic will be extremely heavy going to and coming from the game.

Utah started the year strong and hoped for an undefeated season, but fell flat during two games as they lost 7-47 to TCU and 3-28 to Notre Dame. The Utes got back into the winning column last week with a 38-34 victory over San Diego State.

BYU started slow but has surged during the last half of the season. They have outscored their last 3 opponents, UNLV, Colorado State and New Mexico, by the score of 144-24.

Many businesses get into the spirit and participate in rivalry food drives and other activities to benefit the community.

Some fans carry the rivalry to extremes, engaging in verbal exchanges and sometimes even physical confrontations. We encourage people to show their spirit in civil ways.

The Salt Lake Tribune has this newcomers guide to the rivalry.

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