It was a cool, crisp Saturday when the U football team took to the field for their homecoming game 70 years ago in 1951. Led by quarterback Tom Dublinski BS’53, the Utes beat BYU in a 7-6 nail-biter. He was later drafted by the Detroit Lions and guided them to an NFL championship in 1953.
This image is the cover of the program sold to game attendees for 25 cents each. That was on top of the $1.75 they paid for general admission tickets, or $3 for reserved seating.
Visit uhomecoming.com to see a full lineup of this year’s festivities, culminating with the game against Washington State University on Sept. 25.
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How interesting it was that I had heard these events from my grandfather.