If the Y has to have 3 or 4 turn overs to win.... I think BYU is toast.
Run for the hills fellow Ute fans. Harmon picked a Utah win...a bad omen. Tom
Barberi--where are you when we need you?
If BYU manages to put more points on the board than Utah, then I think they'll
Utah wins even if they play at home no worse than the Pitt game.BYU
wins only if they have another miracle up the sleeve.Can BYU win,
sure but Utah has to play bad.
If Dick Harmon, the BYU beat writer, doesn't even predict BYU to win, things
really must be bad down south. But ESPN has BYU as 9 pt dogs, so I guess he is
at least calling for BYU to beat the spread. There's no logical
reason to pick BYU to win this one. They have played virtually similar schedules
(Florida State on the road is better than Pitt at Utah, but Utah won and BYU got
destroyed, and Washington @ BYU is waaay worse than Utah @ Notre Dame, but Utah
got crunched and BYU pulled out a tight one...so pretty even).
That said, Utah averages more points (37-21), gives up less (20-21), has a
better rush defense by (10th vs. 77th) and more experience. Unless Heaps, a true
Freshman, can come in and play out of his mind, and Wynn has a poor showing
(either of which are possible, but not probable), then Utah wins this game,
probably by 7-12 pts. My guess...Utah 34, BYU 28.
BYU by 14
Can today's game eclipse some of the Ute season highlites? Let's review...Fan base predicting BCS NC bidThe self-destruction of a Hostess
Twinkie champion... 8-0 and then TCU7-47 (JumboJet) loss to TCUDeath
of NC Utes 2010Silence of the Trolls3-28 loss to Notre DameSilence of the Trolls, Fetal Position ReduxBreaking the sound barrier
while falling off a cliff... #5 (fake) to #23Well, it's been a
season hasn't it? I would like to think that next year I might rise above the
ruckus and become a Ute fan but I know that is just too much to ask too soon. As
they say "better dead than Red"!BYU by 2 TDs and just
maybe by 2012 the 'bitterness and jealously' might wear off!By the
way how's that basketball team doing locally??? Will NC Utes 2010 cheer the
gymnastics team this year?
I don't think BYU's run game will win the game. Utah has been good at stopping
the run game against TCU and Notre Dame. BYU will have the chance to win because
of Utah's secondary. Utah will win by several touchdowns, or if it
is close, BYU will win in the last seconds of the game.
This 6-5 BYU team will beat utah.
I am amazed that no one is talking about the game changer here. People talk
about stopping Heaps and stopping the BYU running attack. But there has been
little on the BYU defense. They have been leading the nation since Bronco took
over and that included SDSU and TCU. It may not be Heaps that gets shocked
today. Wynn may just find himself running for his life worse than he did
against TCU and Notre Dame. If there is a change of fortunes in this game that
the prognosticators have given to Utah it will come not from great BYU offensive
performance but from an overlooked defense.
Looking forward to the game...hopefully it will be a close game that all can
enjoy. Pulling for the Cougars but I am worried, the Yewts are better than we
think.Placing my faith in the team...Go Cougars, beat utah. Better dead than red!
The Runnin' Utes: 38Cougs: 3The Ute's will unleash its full power
today just to show how deep their program really is...in preparation for the
PAC-12. The rest will be history and all of us Ute Fans will be
looking in our rear view mirrors for years to come watching the y get smaller
and smaller and insignificant, right where they belong.Oh, how I
love fall football...
Thanks Dick for giving the Utes credit that they do have the edge in this game.
That said, as always, the rivalry game really can go either way.
Today it's not going to be about talent but about which ever team gets up for
this game and wants it the most.BYU is a good enough team to win
today, but, I'm hoping the Utes can regain their "swagger" in time to
come out on top.Go Utes!
I'm not worried. Based on past rivalry games (recent), I see BYU getting ahead
early, squandering a lead and winning in the end.Based on recent BYU
games, I saw the same pattern vs SDSU, WYO, and then the last three, but without
the squander part.Based on recent Utah games, I see giving up the
lead and the momentum early and rolling over, and against SDSU most recently,
playing with grit and coming back.There were reasons to under-rate
BYU against SDSU, WYO, and CSU. There were reasons to over-rate Utah against ND
and SDSU.The result? Absolutely no way to predict, but...I'm not worried!
I wish the best to both teams today but GO COUGARS! Lets cap off the turn around
with a win over the Utes.
Don't worry y fans...the church will still be true after the shalacking your
lil' cougs will receive today.Utah 48Y 3 (if that)
BYU 7,003Utah 3Mark it down!
SLCWatch hit it right on, the x-factor in this game will be how the BYU defense
plays against Wynn and the Utah Offense. If they can put pressure on Wynn and
take away his first and second options, they have a great chance of upsetting
the Utes.However, consistent with Dick´s quasi prediction of a
Utah win (i.e. two of his points are that they have to force multiple turnovers
to have a chance in this one and accomplishing other highly unlikely feats),
Utah has a better all-around team. They should have a huge edge on special teams
and they will stuff the run game. Heaps will throw nearly 60 times today with 3
or 4 INTs and a 50-60% completion percentage. Utah by 17Go UTES!!!
I am so excited that this will be the last time I have to watch a Ute football
game on the Mountain
Another cupcake for BYU.