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Brigham Young University – University Of Utah Rivalry - Highlights - Football
... Utah coach Wayne Howard waged a "crusade to beat BYU," the Utes (5–3, 2–2) and Cougars (7–2, 5–0) squared off at Rice Stadium on a cold November afternoon ... headed for their seventh straight win over the Utes ... But Ute QB Randy Gomez would find WR Frank Henry wide open in the southwest corner of the endzone for the game winning touchdown ...