A BYU fan celebrates as BYU and Utah play an NCAA football game at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021.

A BYU fan celebrates as BYU and Utah play an NCAA football game at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021. | Scott G Winterton, Deseret News

I’m a pastor. This means that on Saturday nights, I need to be in bed early. I need to be well rested for Sunday. But last weekend, I did not go to bed until 1:30 am. I stayed up way too late watching my BYU Cougars beat Utah.

It was the first time in a long time — nine games to be exact — that BYU has beaten its rival to the north. As I watched Jaren Hall, Tyler Allgeier and the offensive line march down the field to secure the victory in the 4th quarter, I thought to myself, “What a great time to be a BYU Cougar.”

BYU was already riding high from its recent invite into the Big 12 Conference and Kalani Satike’s contract extension. Lavell Edwards Stadium was electric and the sold-out crowd was going ballistic. After the win came a national ranking, No. 23 in the Associated Press Top 25. It’s a great time to be a BYU Cougar. Maybe the best time. Even on the academic side of the ledger, BYU was ranked this week as the 6th overall best value college in the U.S. News 2022 Best Colleges rankings, joining the likes of Yale, Harvard and Stanford in the top 10. Things are good in happy valley.

BYU ranks #6 overall for Best Value in the latest U.S. News 2022 Best Colleges rankings.

BYU joins the likes of Yale, MIT, Harvard, Princeton, Columbia and Stanford in the Top 10 Best Values list. pic.twitter.com/sJwTympzdU

— BYU (@BYU) September 13, 2021

But I want to share a cautionary tale.

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