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Randall Jeppesen reporting The big rivalry game means campus police at both BYU and the University of Utah will be out watching for pranksters.
The statues at BYU have been wrapped in cellophane, and police will be out in force, along with volunteers acting as extra eyes and ears, this week. "We gear up for it for several weeks in advance of the game," explained BYU Police Captain Michael Harroun.
Harroun says property damage pranks, such as painting things, could land you in jail. Just ask the 2004 Utah baseball team.
While the game will be exciting, police can't wait for the game, and this week, to be over. "Absolutely, it's great to have it over," Harroun said.
Whether it's putting red or blue die into fountains, toilet papering or painting, just remember: Pranks these days can come with penalties.