"It was my first chance ever to play against BYU," said Utes linebacker Jared Norris. "It was a feeling that I can't even explain. It was just pure happiness."
"It was probably the best celebration I've ever had after a game," said quarterback Travis Wilson, who was named the Athlon Player of the Week. "That will be my last time playing them, so it was definitely huge for me, and I was really happy we got to go out on a good note."
Utah showed its resiliency after a heartbreaking 51-48 overtime loss to Oregon State just a week earlier. Plus, it made Utah the official kings of Utah with victories over BYU, Weber State and Utah State.
"It's an in-state sweep," said head coach Kyle Whittingham. "Having a two-year break in the series [against BYU] meant that we weren't going to have the opportunity to play them for the next two seasons, so it was very important to go out on a winning note."
But now the season enters the meat of the schedule with nothing but Pac-12 games the rest of the way, starting October 3rd at home against #13 UCLA.
"The Pac-12 Conference is loaded with talent, not only with quarterbacks and talent along the perimeter," said Whittingham. "Defensively, we have to bring our A-game every week in order to have a chance to compete."
"Our team has come a long way," said Wilson. "Through the whole off-season and these first four games, so we've got a lot of motivation and I'm really excited to get these games underway. We do have some tough games coming up, but I think we'll be ready for them."