"The game-ball run involves cadets from the BYU and University of Utah Army ROTC programs running from one team’s stadium to another, carrying a football.
The game-ball run dates back decades. Maj. Ben Ashton, who supervises BYU’s ROTC program, ran it himself in 2001 –- but not as a Cougar. 'I was a U of U cadet.'"
Ashton saw the light. "I’m a BYU fan now."