Utes fans nearly gave away the Holy War between Utah and BYU on Saturday by rushing the field before the game had ended, resulting in a potentially costly penalty.
Utah was trying to hold onto a 24-21 lead with six seconds left when it looked like time had run out on a BYU desperation passing play. Fans stormed the field, but officials reviewed the play and ruled that BYU still had one second left on the clock. They got a second crack and this time attempted a 51-yard field goal, which was blocked by Utah.
Game over, right? Wrong.
The fans stormed the field before the play was completely over, and the referees penalized Utah 15 yards and replayed the down. They attempted a 36-yard field goal for the tie, but it hit off the upright and missed, giving Utah the 24-21 win.
Video of the entire sequence below:Google+