Who will land knockout punch?
It's the perfect time and venue to trot our my favorite quote of all time--from
"Iron" Mike Tyson: "Everyone has a plan 'till they
get punched in the mouth."I hope the Utes do the punching
(figuratively, of course). I want to believe. But I just don't see it happening
this year. The Utes are down and BSU has looked good all season. Good luck
Utes. I'll be watching starting at 1 am London time--thank you ESPN America!
Wasn't the TCU game supposed to be the most epic game on the schedule?
How come Bronco's face isn't on the boxing clip above? Could have sworn I keep
seeing these BYU shirts that say "Quest For Perfection?" Anyone
arrogant enough to print that on a shirt must have done so after the fact, on
their way to a BCS bowl game, right?
Epic battle? hyperboyle
What's epic about being 17 point underdogs?Twice now we've had to
suffer through hyperbolic reporting as if the TCU week wasn't bad enough.
Dude, BSU has owned Utah for a decade, and the Ute's wont play them to make
things different-only in a bowl game, ha ha ha Poor Ute supporters!Bit in
essence ya all deserve it, so vocal, so everything, except the play on the
field......You lost in all catagories to BYU for heavens sake,,,,,,and you
expect to go out and beat a top program like BSU????????????Good luck with that
one, ummmmmm, I can only recall the losses you had with BSU clear back when they
were Big Sky (FCS) and should have stayed there----they would be a dynasty!!!!!!
And even in FBS, still are but without worthy rivals!
Re: williary - what does BYU have to do with this? Besides, what's wrong with
being on a quest for perfection? Were they going to wear shirts saying
"Quest for Mediocrity"? Aim high. Even if you don't get there at least
you tried. Arrogance is in the eye of the beholder.Anyway, as much
as I'd like the Utes to win this game, it won't happen. Sorry. Sure, they have a
chance but it's pretty slim.
Utah doesn't stand a chance in this game.
"Epic Bout" = "Epic News Fail"
It looks like a knock out punch that Kwitt is giving Peterson! I'm pretty sure K
Whitt could take Peterson every time. Let's go Utes! I can see Shaky
high stepping it to the end zone now.
Williary: I agree with your philosophy that players should be coached to reach
for mediocrity or respectability...anything but perfection. I usually like to
see Utah and its local student athletes do well but I think tonights defeat will
be the first of many tough defeats for the big time Utes.
Re: Tired Of The MessHuh?Could you please share with the group what
you consider to be the major statistical categories for a game?
@Tired of the Mess; Dude BYU beat Utah in first downs,time of possession,
number of FG kicked. Utah beat you in total yards, number of touch downs, FG
BLOCKED, and total points scored.Good Luck Utes!!! make us proudGO
Wynn is getting worse every week.
I am a bit bothered by a few of the Ute players' attitudes for this game. Cox
guaranteeing a victory, and Christopher calling Boise St. "Girlse St".
I doubt the rest of the team and coaching staff reflect this and Whittingham was
not pleased, so that is good.However, these guys need to realize
that Boise St. was right up there with TCU for all the season until the last
game. And TCU beat Utah by 40 points. ANY lack of respect towards a
team that has the potential to give Utah a two or three touchdown defeat is
ridiculous. Come on guys - show it on the field. Enough of the
Poor Utah. It won't be a massive beat down but Boise has something to prove
here, and matched against an overrated Utah team (has been all season) missing
their quarterback is only pointing Utah to a bad loss. Sorry Utes, heck of a
way to start off your future PAC12 mediocrity...
Come on Williary, give it up. A true fan would talk about his own team instead
of the weak attempt at belittling the rival. The rival, by the way, has nothing
to do with this article.
I'll be watching this game, realizing Boise State has beaten Utah soundly in the
past and has a more talented and veteran team this year. But crazy things
happen in college football. Not one of the above posters would have predicted
Utah to go up 21-0 against Bama in the first quarter. That's why they play the
game. Don't get me wrong, I understand the Utes will need to play near perfect
and BSU will need to hurt themselves for Utah to pull it off. I'm just saying
it's possible.@ LaserIf you're tired of the hype, why do
you keep reading the articles and posting. But aside from that, how bout this
weather we're having here in IA.@ Tired.I'm tired of the
bogus statistics.BYU edged Utah in first downs, pass yards and field
position.Utah beat BYU in rushing yards, total yards, turnover
margin, return yards and FG blocked.And, uh, final score.@ USAloverThen it's a good thing he's getting medical attention
for that shoulder.
Willary, your obsession with BYU is showing again. I would love to see a close
game tonight with a last play of the game outcome but I am betting it is over in
the 3rd quarter. I think BSU will win this one by at least 17. Good luck
to both teams. They are both fun to watch and have done some great things in the
past few years.
You know what I am tired of, BYU fans thinking that they have never been over
hyped before and getting blown out in big games. I can think of two recent years
that (one including the quest for perfection) where byu has utterly let down
with all of their hype. Oh yeah, we still won and had more total yards this
last holy war.
I'm glad to see the ankle biting BYU fans are out in full force again on story
about Utah. You guys remind me of a little yappy dog (annoying bark, but not
much else). Enjoy mid major irrelevance as at least Utah is playing a real team
not a UTEP which was basically another Wyoming, CSU or UNLV. Glad to see your
team barely eked out a winning seasons (3 wins less than Utah's "rebuilding
season" in 2009 but hey it's a start.
Write it down....This will be the last bowl game for the mighty utes for at
least 10 years. The will be in the middle of the pack and with all the changes
to BCS and NCAA football, a 4th place and below team from any conference will
not be playing. Unless they decide to add a bunch more bowl games which could
happen.I am looking forward to the beatdown tonite. Good luck utes, you
will need that along with some early Christmas presents. Here's hoping for a
bowl record defeat of the utes.
Rock,Let's examine which team is more consistent through
"rebuilding" years: Utah BYU2006 8-5
11-22007 9-4 11-22008 13-0 10-32009 10-3
11-22010 10-3 7-6Hmm, seems like in the last five years,
BYU's had the better record three times. You call 2009 "rebuilding"
but it's actually one of the best years for Utah football in the last decade.
I'm not saying Utah's not a good program, they clearly are, but enough with the
Interesting that this article says both teams have a lot to play for, but only
talks about the Utes motivations. Believe me, the Bronco's have a lot of
interest in this game: they need to bounce back and show the nation that Nevada
was a fluke, to set themselves up better for next year (preseason rankings
matter...a lot) and this is their only chance to show that, despite Utah being
invited to the PAC, they are actually the better football program. This is
especially relevant since Utah canceled future games with them. And if all of
that wasn't enough leading up to the game, Utah players have been running their
mouths--it's best not to anger a team more polished than yourself.
A pac 10 match up for Utah would have been more interesting with a less obvious
outcome.Boise is just looking to give a beat down to end the season and
Utah just doesn't have the horses to keep up.I'd like to have seen Utah
against UofA or some lower ranked SEC team.Anything to break the cycle of
Utah, BYU, TCU BSU match ups where we virtually know the likely outcome.And not that they wouldn't be great games, but a little variety would be nice.
Really hoping for an Alabama-type outing for the Utes, but I don't think this
team is the same calibre that beat 'bama. I'll be very surprised if BSU does't
win by 5 touchdowns and lead 21-0 in the first 10 minutes. Sorry Utes - no
confidence after sorrowful outings against TCU, ND, and BYU........
Little Eddie, I wouldn't expect anything more/better than your comments from
ankle biter BYU fan. I am sure you'll be back here next year when as part of
the PAC 12 the Utes play in yet another bowl game. Here's a prediction Eddie
that I think has a far greater probability of happening: You're beloved cougars
don't ever get to BCS bowl. Whose prediction has actual historical data/records
to back it up?