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Rivalry Reaches New Heights

Curtis Brown

Fans can only comprehend so much of what happens on the field. They can sense the intensity, but they are not privy to the banter between the two teams, nor do they see all of the "extracurricular" activities. In the case of last weekend's BYU-Utah game, fans missed a lot. By player reports, this year's match-up set a new standard for dirty play.

"We played them last year and the years before and it's always been nasty and dirty, but this year's game it seemed like it was even more," said Curtis Brown who endured numerous shots after the whistle during Saturday's contest. "It's a rivalry, and things happen in rivalries. That's just the way it is." The 2006 version of the "Holy War" was rife with cheap shots and late hits. There were...

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