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Utah beats BYU in the strangest way possible (VIDEO)

Graham Watson
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The BYU-Utah rivalry, dubbed the Holy War, is always exciting but Saturday's game might have had the craziest finish in the series' illustrious 90-year history.

With Utah up 24-21, BYU completed a long pass to put itself within range of a long field goal. Instead of kicking, the Cougars attempted to gain a little more yardage. The pass from quarterback Riley Nelson sailed out of bounds, and as the final seconds ticked off the clock, players, coaches and students rushed the field.

But it wouldn't be the BYU-Utah rivalry if it ended that way.

A review of the clock showed that one second remained when the pass was incomplete, allowing BYU to try for a 51-yard field goal.

So, the field was cleared and BYU attempted the kick.

It was blocked. Players, coaches and fans again stormed the field. The problem: The holder had picked up the ball and tried to advance it. Because the fans had rushed the field before the play was ruled dead, Utah was assessed a 15-yard penalty. BYU was given an untimed down to try another kick.

Seriously, can't make this stuff up.

So BYU kicker Riley Stephenson, now 15 yards closer, lined up to tie the game and force overtime. The kick went up, looked good and then…

BONG!

The kick banged off the left upright, and Utah ended up winning anyway.

It was Utah's third consecutive win in the series and the fourth win in the past five meetings.

Utah coach Kyle Whittingham was under a little bit of pressure heading into this game because he had been in favor of puling Utah out of the rivalry for good. This was supposed to be the teams' final meeting, but Utah caved under pressure from both BYU and Utah fans and the series will continue.

After watching this game, Utah made the right decision.

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