As a dentist here in the Utah area, I have been asked many times (or never) to settle the dispute over who is better, the Cougars or the Utes.

COUGARS, and UTES in sports.
BYU Cougars ( Brigham Young University)

BYU Cougars ( Brigham Young University )
Provo, UT

Utah Utes (University of Utah)

Utah Utes (University of Utah)
Salt Lake City, UT

  • An Ute is a Native American Indian that lived in the Utah area.
  • A Cougar is a large member of the cat family also known as a mountain lion.

Since I am a dentist, I must use teeth as the determining factor for this decision.

It is evident from research that I have done that the teeth of a cougar are far superior in every way to that of a Ute.

Cougars Teeth

Please note this opinion is not biased (although I do have BYU season tickets).

In color, ability to rip meat from the bone, size, and strength, the cougars have a decided edge over the Utes.