Madison, Wis. • After pulling even in his lifetime competition against BYU as a coach in various positions with three schools, Wisconsin's Gary Andersen acknowledged that beating the Cougars meant something to him.
"Yeah, I can't say it doesn't," Andersen said after the Badgers' 27-17 victory Saturday at Camp Randall Stadium. "It's a big victory when you grow up and that's the team that you're not supposed to like, from … whenever you start learning things."
As Utah State's coach, Andersen lost three of four meetings with BYU. He went 4-3 against the Cougars as an assistant coach at Utah, where he played in the mid-1980s after being raised in Salt Lake City.