The Ultimate UH-BYU Game

The Ultimate UH-BYU Game

By Lance Tominaga, ESPN Honolulu Web Editor.

For most of the 1980s and ’90s, no opponent incurred the wrath of University of Hawaii football fans like the BYU Cougars. The team from Provo, Utah dominated the series, and when Hawaii finally put a whipping on the Cougars in October 1989 – UH 56, BYU 14 – more than a few fans said the win was “better than statehood.”

But what if we had  “dream game” between an all-time Hawaii team and an all-time BYU team? Who would win? I compiled rosters for both teams, with June Jones and his run-and-shoot offense going up against the legendary LaVell Edwards and his own high-octane passing attack. Of course, both programs have had many talented defensive players as well, with UH led by the Noga brothers and BYU with All-Americans such as Jason Buck.

Below are my (highly subjective) starting lineups. Take a look and let us know. Who would win this dream game?

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