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BYU football: Locker’s looking for a little redemption in rematch

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  • IDC
    Sept. 2, 2010 3:14 p.m.

    He threw the ball 40 feet in the air - not flipped. Dumb call anyways. Funny thing is that it was the homer pac x official that made the call. Just proves the BYU was living right!

  • SportzFan
    Sept. 2, 2010 4:08 p.m.

    IDC, "All are alike unto God."

  • BYU_Greg
    Sept. 2, 2010 4:16 p.m.

    Agree with IDC: the article did say "flipped the ball high into the air" so I think it got it right.

    I thought it was a fair representation of what happened. But the rules CLEARLY state that what he did - launched, threw or flipped - the ball into the air was without doubt a penalty. Good for the ref who called it. It was the right call no matter how many times you replay it. The ball sailed like 25 fee in the air.

    The reason for the rule is so refs, players or others don't get hit on the head with the ball after a touchdown. Same thing with spiking the ball. It is a taunting penalty.

    But the fact they went 0-12? Hello? There were some major problems with that team. Don't care if you lost your QB in game four or not, that team was bad.

    So whine all you want about a call (babies!) The question now is who has the will to win on Saturday 2010. 2008 is ancient history.

  • Northwest Coug
    Sept. 2, 2010 4:32 p.m.

    I was at the game and what frustrated me was all the missed holding calls in UW's 17-play drive. I'd say the refs ignored 3 or 4 calls in that drive.

    The unsportsmanlike penalty was kind of lame but it made up for all the other missed calls.

    Best team won the game.

  • Andy
    Sept. 2, 2010 4:44 p.m.


    The game is on CBS-C?? Can't wait for both UTAH and BYU to shed the millstone of a TV contract around their necks. Finally football in Utah is coming of age.

  • Chickenchaser
    Sept. 2, 2010 5:58 p.m.

    BYU probably leads the nation in personal fouls. Really. Meanwhile regaxrdless of what happens in the life of Jake Locker more than just Husky fans love the youngster for the young man he has been and the great athleticism he expressed to so many of us.

  • Still Blue after all these years
    Sept. 2, 2010 6:34 p.m.

    Hey Chickenchaser, get some facts before you spout off. Otherwise, your'e just making yourself look silly.

  • Big Hapa
    Sept. 2, 2010 8:59 p.m.

    re: Andy

    Yes you are completely right, the state of Utah is stepping into a brave new football world and it is about time.

    "POLY" Cougar Nation

  • DEW Cougars
    Sept. 3, 2010 12:56 a.m.

    I was surprised about the penalty on Locker by pac10 officials which was hard for them not to swallow the whistle. Bad memory will stay there especially going back to same team at LES. Let the football begin at LES!
    GO COUGARS!

  • sls
    Sept. 3, 2010 4:02 a.m.

    If the Cougars get a big lead on Saturday, the Huskies will go down easy. Too many consecutive road losses for them to muster up a comeback attempt. Locker is a competitor, but not a very smart one.

  • worf
    Sept. 3, 2010 9:36 a.m.

    I remember the bad calls & no calls by the refs. The game should'nt have even been that close,-but face it, who would have thought the Huskies would'nt make the point after? Surely the refs thought they would. Can you imagine playing the utes in SLC with pac-10 refs? The pac-10 mandates their own refs when playing out of conferece teams for home games.

  • BP
    Sept. 3, 2010 10:08 a.m.

    And if Harvey Unga hadn't fumbled the ball while trying to cross the goal line a few minutes before, the final Washington drive (and subsequent controversial call) would have been meaningless.

  • redleg03
    Sept. 3, 2010 1:46 p.m.

    Just a couple thoughts. I think the penalty was a "no call". It was a spontaneous moment with no intent to taunt. With that said everyone should remember that unless Washington tried to go for two an extra point only meant overtime. And second of all a 21 yard extra point is not that big of a deal. Aren't these kickers supposed to be able to kick up to 50 yards away if needed?

    The call did not cost Washington the game, they still had the opportunity to tie it but didn't.