The Holy War. It's one of oldest and fiercest rivalries in college football. It is also one of the most underrated rivalries in the nation. In recent years it has become extraordinarily intense with opposing fans doing "a whole bunch of nasty things" to each other.
The 2011 edition of the Holy War will have a new twist due to the fact that it will be the first time since 1922 that the Utah Utes and the BYU Cougars won't be competing against each other for a conference championship. Anyone familiar with this rivalry knows this won't make a difference come September 17th because there is always something at stake in this game.
Utah has held a slight advantage in the battle over the past decade, winning six of the past 10 contests. But with a new season, a confident quarterback, and a vengeful fandom, BYU will look to get back to their winning ways.
This article will explain why this will not happen for BYU.