As a BYU Cougar fan, I am excited for Utah and I will be wearing red that day! 2
great teams playing a great game! Go Utes!
No question about the spotlight will be on Utes this Saturday.A win
will gain much respect for Utah which it lacks even though Utah is ranked #5 in
BCS.This game is the most important game in Utah history. Period.Play tough & smart football. Keep your composure.And win.
I personally cannot stand Ute fans. I believe they are the most arrogant,
uninformed, hypocritical fan base there is.However, I respect what
the Utah football team has done over the past decade or more. They have
excellent players, great coaches (heck, half of them were BYU players) and most
importantly, they find a way to win the big games - something my team has
struggled mightily at. There is no question in my mind that they have now
achieved the title of "most dominant football team in the State of Utah". They
have earned it and they deserve it.So, although I believe TCU is the
better team, and believe me this hurts, my prediction for the game on Saturday
is Utah 27 TCU 24.At least we have BYU basketball to look forward
to! Go Cougars!
BalanRight back at ya! I think your quote "arragant,
uninformed, hypocritical fan base" was taken directly from bronco talking about
byu's fan base. Right? lolThat said, I agree with you on the score.
This is the biggest game ever at RES! Coach Whitt will keep the team grounded
and focused. Keep to the game plan and don't make the mistakes and
we have a great shot at 9-0! Can't wait for Game Day and for the game!! Got my
tickets!Go Utes! Beat the toads!!Balan: thanks for your
well wishes for the team. I won't take your opinion about us Ute fans to heart!
Many of us have the same opinion of Y fans, so we'll just call this one a draw!
After watching the game at the AFA stadium, and later at dinner with the AFA
cadet we sponsor I was asked to justify why I thought Utah was not over-rated -
certainly considering the Utah's uneven performance earlier that day. Trying not to be overly arrogant, uninformed or hypocritical, I responded
simply that by next Saturday we should certainly know - whether Utah or TCU,
another team considered over-rated by the BCS mafia and others should be
considered elite proportionate to their current ranking. It’s only we fans and sports talking heads, who have these
conversations. Utah’s players the coaches can only play their scheduled
opponents, albeit scheduled years in advance. We would hope that Pittsburg,
Iowa State, Wyoming, AFA, stronger programs in past years, prove competitive to
suppress the Utah’s naysayers. But naysayers and their arguments, just
like those used to downgrade BYU’s past hypothetical championship and
spectacular teams, can only be proven or disproven on the field. And at least
on Saturday, Utah or TCU will win, and hopefully be given the due respect. But even then, I am not holding my breath.
nicely put ...Tarheel!
Balan - big generalization, but I understand...BYU fans can be equally hard for
some of us Utes to handle. However, thanks for the prediction - probably better
than mine.With that said, I got Utah by 10 (although the vegas money
has TCU by 4.5 to 5.0). It will be intersting to see if Utah opens it up on
offense...defense should keep us close.Fun time to be a Utah
I'm a huge Ute fan and was a member of the MUSS for 4 years starting in '04
after a mission. I don't think this is the biggest game in the teams history.
Winning this game doesn't even guarantee a spot in a BCS bowl. We've still got
BS ahead of us.This is a big game, and it would be great to win. It
would be nice to go to a BCS game. It would be nice to go the national
championship game too. Can the Utes win this Sat? Sure, they can beat anybody,
and usually do in big games. However, I am preparing myself for some
disappointment. I want to remember that not everything rides on this.We have many years ahead of us to get to an NC game the way everyone else
does. If not this year, why not next year when our starters have more
experience? If the Utes are as good as we think, they don't have to play
Cinderella anymore and depend on the kindness of strangers. Still, a little
excitement for old times' sake is a lot of fun. GO Utes!
Balan writes:"I personally cannot stand Ute fans. I believe they are
the most arrogant, uninformed, hypocritical fan base there is."That's quite a strong, prejudiced opinion, hardly in keeping with the
teachings of Christianity. ;)
I think history will play itself out this Saturday. TCU, Andy Dalton, et al,
have a history of coming up small in games like this. I wonder if Coach
Patterson will take note. If he doesn't, Utah should win.If the
rest of the season were to go perfectly however, TCU beats Utah, BYU wins out
going to 7-5 and maybe goes to a bowl game that they win for momentum going into
next season.As a BYU fan I would like to point out that TCU has a
tackle dummny with a Y on it, so they recognize that traditionally the MWC
championship, like the WAC championship before it, goes through BYU, not the U.
That is not to take anything away from Utah's great season to this point. I
think they have an advantage on TCU because they have played a few tight games.
If this game is close, Utah will win.Oh, who to root against this
week! What a dilemma!
Nice "College Gameday Live" today on ESPN. Mostly on Utah - TCU. Good interview
with coach Whitt.Go Utes!!
Interesting about the Vegas line being at 4.5.I looked this morning
at it was TCU by 6. Tells me people are betting Utah so far.At
any rate, this IS the biggest game ever played in the state of Utah.Utah
can certainly win this game. I'll be there in BLACK. Go UTES!!!!
I'm gonna guess Corso puts on the Horned Frog.But he's been wrong
plenty of times.Go Utes!
Although I used to be a Y fan, I am now a true-blooded U fan. I think Utah pulls
off this win as time expires, or in overtime. Utah 27-24.
This game certainly can't be the biggest game in the history of a state whose
sport history contains the 1997 and 1998 Utah Jazz teams. It can be argued that
it is the biggest football game, but not biggest game ever. Besides, did you
know that multiple times these past few years, a no.1 and no.2 ranked football
team have played for the national title in SLC? Well, Snow College isn't doing
as well as usual this year so they may not be challengers, but they are usually
pretty good. ;)Anyway, as for the game on Saturday, I believe the
Utes can win. The Ute's side has been demonstrated many times already (ex.
"Utah will win if they played like they did against ISU, etc.), but have you
thought about TCU? What if they bring their A+ game? How will they treat the
game? I expect them to come ready to play, and they have more at stake than the
U does (they already beat BYU, and BYU could still beat Utah-- it's a rivalry,
so don't count on automatic wins there). I think TCU will play with heart and
Back in Missouri in the good ol' days, if you were "in the spotlight" you were a
deer and got often got poached! We shall see if the Utes can stand
the heat of the spotlight on Saturday. It will be a great day for football in
Utah no doubt but I fear for my dear Ute pals. I'll be here waiting
for you with Kleenex, some hot chocolate, scones and a shoulder for you to cry
Tarheel Ute...Great points. Hey I was at the game Saturday as well.
I was very impressed with Air Force and the game plan Troy Calhoun put together
for Utah. He had a plan to win Saturday whereas I felt KWhitt changed everything
Utah does. That said, it'll be tough for Air Force to hold onto Calhoun. The
guys a great coach.As for Saturday, I think Utah will be fine. TCU
is a great team and Utah will have to play one heck of a game to win. But, they
are capable of winning and winning big. Go Ute's..... Take it to the
ToadsUtah 27 TCU 17
Is CBS C the spotlight. Who even has it. What happened that one of the best
games of the season missed regular programing. BYU TV should air it in high def.
with commentaries!!!. they have the capability. This is sad.
Well on our way to the 2010 national championship, as I predicted 2 months
ago.TCU is good, but we all know Utah gets up for and almost ALWAYS
wins the close games(with the ocassional blip against byu as we painfully
know).0% chance tcu leaves salt lake with a win.It's
happening - MARK IT DOWN - Utah is the 2010 national champ.
You guys want to hear something sad? I believe this is the biggest football
game ever played in RES, and I won't be able to see it. I will be taking my
eight year old son on his first campout!Maybe I'll get lucky and
come down with the flu or something...
Even though I'll be at the BYU v UNLV game, I'll be cheering for the Utes. Good
luck. If you bring your A game, you'll win. If you don't, you won't.Good luck Kyle.
sorry uties ... no chance. TCU 31, Utah 17
Hey cougar fans . . . . good luck against the mighty rebels this week! Is the
mountain going to be there to hype up the huge match-up?
Sorry to disappoint, but it will be TCU by 10 points.
3 QB sacks, 2 interceptions by Wynn, 2 fumbles, total of 4 turnovers by the
Utes. Ouch!TCU by 14.Kleenex, hot chocolate, scones, and
a shoulder to cry on for my devastated and depressed Ute pals on Saturday
I want to be a Utah fan. I have decided to dress like the football team.Dress in black.Braid my hair.Get some tattoos.
Sorry to hear Utah'95. At least take your son to GameDay! I'm gonna be there
Our Utes are good, but not that good. They have tripped their way through
several games this year.The only reason we might pull this game off is
that it's a home game. I still believe TCU will pull out with the win. I hate to
admit it but they are a more consistent, solid team. As far as our fans,
many (too many) are a real embarrasment. A bit more maturity would make for more
enjoyable games. GO UTES!
If Utah always "gets up for the big games" how do you explain @TCU in 2009,
losing 3 of 4 to BYU and finishing third or worse in the MWC every year but one
"This is going to be one of the biggest games anyone will see this whole
season," said Utah center Zane Taylor.Unfortunnately, most of the
"anyone's" won't see this game on CBS-C...GameDay is always fun though?
I have to admit, on paper I think TCU definitely has the edge. I think Utah has
a few players at a few positions on defenses that are just too inexperienced.
They are good players, but haven't proven to me that they can hang with TCU. Still, the game is not played on paper. Anybody can win this one. And,
even though I did not like the overall Ute performance against Air Force, I did
like the fact that the Ute defense was going after the ball - I think they take
that into this game against TCU and possibly force a few turnovers. That would
be the only way, I think, that Utah can beat TCU.Go Utes!
"utah isnt fast enough, strong enough, or good enough to beat alabama", "tcu is
too good for utah, they have too much depth, speed, and talent for utah". hmmm
sounds too familiar, tcu is not the team they have been in recent year, dalton
does not look as efficiant as he was even last year. why isnt utah that "great"?
seriously people continue to underestimate utah and their potential and drive,
most of the players on this utah team took oregon down to the wire last year at
oregon, this utah team put a beat down on a big 12 school this season who also
put a beat down on texas this year. the players on utah's team have been down
the road and know what needs to be done to win on any given saturday, or
thursday in 08'.so go on all you nay sayers, keep shunning utah, if utah isnt
that good of program then why are they heading to the pac starting next season?
Utah WILL win on saturday, not one doubt here, and you shouldnt doubt either.
unless you love eating your crow.
The beat down cannot happen soon enough. Top ten whatever.
What has TCU done in the past few years to give anybody an idea the utes could
win this? I just hope the fans use proper conduct and don't shame the state of
This Cougar fan wishes the Utes well this Saturday. TCU choked on the big stage
last Fiesta Bowl. Until I see TCU win in the national spotlight, I will go with
As much as I like the Utes,after watching the games, TCU's doing a
lot better.The only way Utah scrapes out a win, is if TCU gives it
to them.Defense wins championships. TCU's D is #1 in the land.
Not So Common Sense--if the line went from 4.5 to 6 then people are betting on
TCU, not Utah. I love the Utes and surely hope they pull it off but for those
who think TCU is overrated you are nuts--they are definitely a great team with
an amazing D--if Utah resembles how they played against Air Force we're in for a
I'll let jazz fan say it. I love the utes too, but don't think their
offense has put together a good enough game to convince me they will get much
done against the frog D.Please, Please prove me wrong Utes!
Utahs defense is not as bad as all these blue-bleeders are saying. Utah's
offense is better than TCU's and Utah's special teams are better. TCU has a
great defense but, there are 3 aspects to the game and I think Utah exceeds in 2
out of three. Also, don't forget the 12th man. RES is gonna be rockin' on
Saturday. I see Utah coming out on top in a game a lot like the one two years
ago however, if not 12-1 on the season and a pretty good ranking to start the
first year in the PAC-12 wouldn't exactly devastate me or the program. There are
plenty of teams that would sell their collective souls to be where Utah is. I
can think of at least one about an hours drive south for one. You can tell by
their fans comments right here.
The O-line will have to play out of their minds and Wynn will need a career
game. It will be fun to watch.
Utah 20 TCU 17
BalanYou are kidding me?!?!Utah by 5!
This BYU fan will be pulling red all the way! Stay classy, Utah!!GO
Home field advantage, and an awesome crowd, will give it to the Utes, as I feel
the two are pretty evenly matched (at a neutral location it might be ever so
slightly in TCU's favor). I am a Cougar fan, but I always have cheered for Utah
when they are not playing BYU. I like the rivalry but not the hate that some
from both sides bring. This Saturday, Go Utes!
Davidutefan:The utes lead 2 out of three? Remember Jeremy Kerly?
TCUs defense is better than any team in American--period. The offenses may be
equal--the Frogs just did'nt run up the score as much and brought in the 2's &
3's earlier than the Utes. The utes only advantage is the home field. That may
get nasty. Hope there's plenty of security.
Utes by 10This will be a great game...TCU will be suprised by the
Ute's speed and power on the O and D lines and TCU will be overwhelmed by the
Ute's depth in all positions...our Ute's will make us proud!
Whittingham was obviously worried after the utes mediocre performance last
Saturday. He knows they haven't played any good teams this year and the only two
ok teams they have played they almost lost to. He knows they will
lose this weekend and does anyone not wearing crimson colored glasses.
worf,"TCUs defense is better than any team in America-period"This would be the same defense that gave up nearly 400 yards offense to
SMU? They're good, but the best? That's a big stretch given their schedule.
Think they'll have to prove that on Saturday.
I finally found a site to combat the UTES!We still remember 2008, we
missed three FG's, we gave it away! There is not a single horned frog that
forgets that game. We will not give it away this week.TCU 35 Utah
10 with your only touchdown coming in the final minutes of the fourth
A 5 point give for TCU is the Lock of the Century. Believe me, I am all in. I
believe this will be a 2 to 3 TD game.
You must be kidding me utah fans. utah beat Air Force by 5 after Air Force
outgained them in total yards, passing yards, and rushing yards, and then handed
them the game with 5 turnovers(2 of which took points off the board for sure).
When was the last time AF had 5 turnovers. TCU is bigger, more physical than
AF. They have more speed, a senior quarterback with experience, and I don't
believe they will have 5 turnovers or miss 3 field goals. TCU 27 utah 20 (if
utah fans should be nervous. utah beats Air Force by only 5 after being
outgained on the ground, through the air, etc. and getting 5 turnovers from the
Falcons(2 of which took points off the board). When was the last time AF had 5
turnovers?TCU is more physical, stronger, and more experienced that
Air Force, and will not be turned over 5 times or miss 3 field goals again.TCU 27 utah 20(if you're lucky)
Get real people. TCU choked against BSU in the Fiesta last year. That team was
better than the '10 team. SMU played them great this year as far as their talent
would go. TCU will get rocked and then will see who handles the pressure. Get
Dalton scrambling and he will make mistakes against the Utah D. Utah 42 - 28
count on it! Doubt me? Go put money on TCU. Utah wins big! Go Utes!
Well, well, well. My fragile little Ute haters from the south...seems you have
this game all figured out.Could it be that the reason for the early
predictions is stemming from FEAR?FEAR of yet another Undefeated
season (2 in the last 3 years & 3 out of the last 6 years)FEAR of
yet another another BCS Bowl?FEAR of a Rose Bowl invite even before
the Utes join the PAC12?Think of me as your personal Freddy
Kruger...I haunt your nightmares.LOL!!
Flying Ute,You are right we did choke last year, a mistake that will
not be made again, GP has the guys poised and remembering that as well as the
missed three FG that let you guys win last time. Funny you bring up
SMU 41-24, realize a few things, SMU did play us very well, they have been our
longest rival, and as you know you can throw everything out regarding stats when
a rivalry is being played. Second the next five team have scored a combine 16.
Thirdly, how did your boys fare in Colorado last week, oh yeah that's right they
barely escaped! I guarantee there will be no five turnovers this Saturday by
the frogs!Keep dreaming utes! No way will you even really compete
this week, you would have to play out of your minds. Air force showed the
nation you are not that great. Also, since you brought up SMU, watch out for
BYU, they played us very well, I was much more nervous in that game then I was
at SMU.We will see you on our way to the NC!! Yes, I'm
drinking the purple Kool-aid Go Frogs
HornedfrogYou are drinkin' the Kool-aid my man. A mediocre SMU team
ran up nearly 400 yards in offense on your vaunted D. An average OSU team
played you tough as well. Dalton threw multiple picks in those games. It's
arguable this TCU team isn't as good as last year's team...the one that choked
against BSU. Fact is Utah has the athletes to match up this year and the game
is in their house, not yours. You is gonna be in a dogfight my friend.
@hedgehog 6:28 Cougar fans aren't so much "Afraid" of another
undefeated Ute season as they are amused by the fair weather attitude most Ute
fans have. Sure, it's easy to jump on the Ute band wagon now. It's
easy to sing "Utah Man", wear your red hats and shirts and belittle your
opponents to the point of annoyance, but once your team again has a losing
season or two, I promise Rice-Eccles Stadium will again go quiet just like it
did during the last few years Ron McBride was head coach. Don't
believe me? Okay, tell me, does the Huntsman Center fill up now like it did when
Rick Majerus was head basketabll ooach?I rest my case. Enjoy your season, fair weather Ute fans, but just remember, the bigger they
are, the harder they fall.