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Utah player Seni Fauonuku calls BYU 'dirty' at Las Vegas Bowl welcome dinner

At the Las Vegas bowl welcome dinner, a Utah player took the first shot in the rivalry.

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It didn't take long for the rivalry chatter to hit center stage in Las Vegas between the BYU Cougars and Utah Utes. In the festivities the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl officials were trying to keep things from getting out of hand between the teams -- as they wouldn't even let the teams compete against each other in the Dance Off at the banquet tonight, according to Mathew Piper of the Salt Lake Tribune:

However, that didn't stop something from getting started. Utah Utes senior defensive tackle Seni Fauonuku volunteered to participate in the dance off and asked for a mic. As seen in the tweet below from Piper you can hear Fauonuku mouthing off about BYU being a "dirty team" and "Don't start nothin', won't be nothin.'"

Some have mentioned that after those comments the Cougars up and left while others are saying it may have been the end of the festivities anyways. All we do know is that there was some life blown into the rivalry game tonight and it was not what Kyle Wittingham was hoping for: