Can't wait for the Washington game this weekend. I can't recall looking more
forward to any other season at any other time than this year's Utah football
schedule. One thing about being in the Pac 12---every week will be an exciting
game, not just 2 or 3 times during the year.Go Utes!!!
Utah needs to maintain some swagger in their remaining games.That
doesn't mean they go in cocky and run at the mouth, supplying bulletin board
material. Just don't go into the games... or publicly display any doubts or
worries they may have.Utah is good enough to roll through the
remaining Pac 12 schedule. Certainly not a given. But they CAN do it. They need
to believe it.Excited to see the Huskies' first game in SLC.Washington 17Utah 23
And thus starts the long 9 week slide. I only hope the true fans will stay on
the bandwagon for longer than the BYU game. 6-6 in the Pac isn't a bad season.
Lets go get this win UTES!
The next 4 games are the key to winning the south division.I am predicting
a loss to ASU, a 2-1 record against UW, Pitt and Cal and Utah winning big in the
last 5 games. The last five games of OSU, AZ, UCLA, WSU and CO are no more
difficult than BYU's WAC schedule. 5 of the worst teams in the West. If they
lose even one of these it would be a big step back.
Ahhhh isn't that sweet! All the Utes have to do is believe and they can do it.
Believe in yourselves and you can accomplish anything, nothing will stand in
With Whittingham's record with an extra week to prepare, this week is almost a
lock. Utah 31 UW 21
Watch it Softball Dad. This isn't the MWC. Washington looks good, especially
the D. No way Utah puts up 31. No way. I think we need to reset expectations
at UT 17 UW 13. If UW gets over 20 the game is theirs. I don't think they'll
make it with our D.
"Washington looks good, especially the D"You are joking
right? Washington's D has been their biggest weakness this year. They are
second to last in the conference in total defense and scoring defense.
UW fan here, looking forward to the BIG game. Comparison:1)
Coaching- advantage Utah. Coach Whit will have his work cut out for him
defensing the Husky offense, but he has an extra week to do it. Holt's defense
has been less than inspiring, Chow is a legend.2) UW Offense vs Utah
Defense - UW will score, but utah has a very good defense. IF UW avoids
turnovers, advantage UW. 3) UW Defense vs Utah Offense - After
watching the BYU game I have a renewed appreciation for Jordan Wynn as a
playmaker...perhaps his arm is finally healing? White can run the ball as well.
UW is stout against the run, but is horrible against the pass. Chow will
exploit it if Wynn can rise to the challenge. Advantage Utah4)
Special Teams - UW is excellent here with a great Kicker and two very good
punters. Kick off coverage is good, but the kicks are short (very few touch
backs). Return team is good with Collier and Smith both being pretty exciting.
Utah's Kicker is pathetic, other special teams are very good. Advantage UW.5) Intangibles - Home PAC opener at Utah, a week to heal, Ad Utah
Prediction: Juan Blanco el Cuatro goes for 140yds and 2 TD, Wynn goes for 225
yds and a TD and no turnovers. Throw in a FG and the final score with be Utah 24
Washington 17. If Utah can stay ahead in the turnover margin, I dont think
Washington can beat them.
utes have nothing to worry about. whit is a genius, chow is incredible, qb will
be 2011's heisman. soon they will have to be playing in les as r.e. stadium is
too small. the stars have lined up the u is just beginning their glory days.
bball is assured a 10 game winning season. it doesn't get any better than this.
The Utes' schedule sets up nicely, with their toughest remaining games at home
(Washington, ASU), no Stanford or Oregon, and most of the teams after Cal being
truly awful. If they beat Washington and ASU, they are a lock for the
championship game, and in one game, anything can happen.
The next four games will either make or break the Utes' season. With ASU
beating USC last week that gives ASU a leg up. If they beat ASU then they could
lose one other game because ASU will definitely lose to Oregon and will probably
stumble against one other team. Utes need to beat ASU and either UW or CAL to
be in the driver's seat.
Rational...you need to take Coach Whit's advice to take each game one at a time.
"Truly awful"? UCLA is 2-2, Wash State is 2-1, and Colorado took CAL
down to the wire. Oregon State is certainly having an off year, and Arizona
will be mentally ruined after a brutal schedule. The Utes should definately be
favored, but the PAC is very balanced. The Cougs in Pullman especially have
circled your game as being one they want to get a "W" due to a
perceived lack of respect from you guys (hang out on their forums). You've been
The next 2 games --UW and ASU--are critical.ASU looked very good
against USC last Sat.Utah needs to win the next 2 games.
Fitz, no way Utah holds UW to 17 points. I'm also not sure UW can hold Utah to
24! Turnovers are the key to this game.
@TJ"The last five games of OSU, AZ, UCLA, WSU and CO are no more
difficult than BYU's WAC schedule."BYU's WAC schedule is Idaho,
New Mexico State, Hawaii, Utah State, and San Jose State. Nuff
I have been looking forward to this game for a long time. I've almost forgotten
what it was like to watch a home game. Montana State was what, one month ago
now? But there is something else that is going on Saturday night in downtown
Salt Lake City that takes priority. What a collosal scheduling error!!!!
Dissapointed Ute Fan
Tj"the next four games are the key to winning the south". That
sounds a little like Heaps saying "the game would be different without all
the turnovers". No kidding? Way to go out on a limb. I won't even go
into the comment about the back have of Utah's and BYU schedule, it is obviously
not based in reality.
Both teams are nearly averaging 35 points, it is going to be a high flying game!
jefferysl | 10:24 a.m. Sept. 26, 2011 Huntsville, Alabama-------------First of all, I'm not a big Ute fan, and no homer. I
was making nice with Ute fans, while being objective. That said:"The Cougs in Pullman" are reading the forums? I'm pretty sure Ute
players don't have time for that.The ringing endorsement of Colorado
is a game they LOST against Cal? (Whose other wins are against Fresno State and
Presbyterian?) The sum-total of victories of the Bears, Cats,
Cougs, Bruins, Beavers and Buffs are:Colorado State Fresno
StateSan Jose StateSome D-II schoolsand UNLV and Oregon State
who LOST to D-II schoolsIs that what you mean by
"balanced"?The top half of the Pac is nationally
competitive. The bottom half is competitive with the bottom of the
MWC and WAC and D-II. Competitive, not dominant.I like the Utes'
pg33:get used to it. sunday schedules are on the horizon.
The Utes arent that great, I think they might win some other games but they are
going to finish at the bottom of the pack. Washington is going to come in and
pick apart Wynn.
Pac-12 is currently 0-9 against currently ranked opponents. Only Conference USA
(0-12) and the Sunbelt (0-10) are worse. Nice company you are keeping there.
The Big East (0-1) is the only other AQ conference without a win versus a top 25
team. The Pac-12 also ranks #1 in most losses of an AQ conference to FCS teams.
You can say all you want about UWs defense, but it's stout against the run and
we won't see DB's like we saw in Provo last week. These guys can put on a pass
rush too (also, non-existent in Provo). Nothing easy. I'm still pullin for a
big win, just don't think it's in the bag. This team will hold their own
Cougars21,I'm a BYU fan, too. Stop it.Wynn's wing is
still recovering, but he has a brain, and makes good decisions.If
Phil Mickelson had Tiger Woods' brain, he'd have more majors that Tiger. But he
doesn't. Heaps has a gun, and if Heaps had Wynn's smarts, he'd be a contender
for awards and BYU would have crushed their competition. But he doesn't.I don't know how many wins the Utes will have, but they will not finish
at the bottom of the PAC. Put that nonsense to rest.
I'll ask K Whitt how focused he is when I see him at the Bingham v Lone Peak
game this thursday. While he wishes Hansen could play right now instead of
Utes lose their next four. Sorry u will just have to get used to fact that u
can't compete with current pac 10.2 speed and athleticism. How are you going to
recruit outside of Utah if you can't win outside of Utah? Would have been nice
to get a win at USC. Guess that will never happen.
go fish. The reality is that although most of the rest of the teams U and the Y
play are weak, U will be holding the wrong end of the win/loss column and not
going to a bowl game. Good thing u had the win in the Cougar Bowl. Maybe U can
get some shirts printed to tell us all about it. "We beat an
indie-mid-major, here's to U.
Coach Whitt will have his boys ready.Go Utes!!so glad we
are not playing the teams BYU is playing, this will keep me entertained
throughout the entire season. Who wants to watch Idaho State?
Goget - Who wants to watch Washed out State? Woo-hoo. At least Idaho St. has won
a couple of games. Excited for Oregon St. much? U might be their only win this
season. Now that would be funny.
Go Utes.Keep focus.Play and win 1 game at a time!
I too am a BYU fan. I wasn't happy about our outcome with Utah either but I am
objective, not stupid. I love Coach Whittingham and he will have his team
prepared. He looks only to the next game, he will never look ahead. I too can't
tell how well Utah will do this year and I think people read too much into BYU's
win. It was great however Utah's defense had a big key into that victory and
BYU's inability to hold onto the ball (Heaps and Nelson, everyone) didn't help.
Any team who has 7 turnovers on any given day will never win a game and will
most likely end up with a similar score. I am looking at the overall picture,
not just BYU's game. Utah has a lot of potential. I for one hope they win their
division, it will be a testament to Coach Whitt and his ability to prep his team
before any given game. I like his philospy and attitude. As for our rivalry,
it's only for bragging rights anymore and this year, you win. I am over it. Good
luck on Saturday.
cougar21If Utah isn't that great, what does that make BYU?
Pretty sure I'm gonna toss out all the Y troll comments who predict the Utes
will tank it this year and finish near the bottom of the pack. Many of these
same folks predicted Utah to get blowout by BYU. Some even predicted Montana
State to upset them. I think the Utes will matchup well against the
Huskies. The home field will provide the means for the Utes to provide Whit a
7-0 record after the bye week, and a first win against UW.Utes 27
wardu | 4:31 p.m. Sept. 26, 2011 Fallon, NVUtes lose their next
four. Sorry u will just have to get used to fact that u can't compete with
current pac 10.2 speed and athleticism.----------But
Sacramento State does have enough speed and athleticism? The Utes
will do just fine.
Dear PAC-12 haters,According to USA Today PAC-10 last year was the
#1 conference, this year they are #4. Dear Utah haters,Washington is allowing 33.3 points per game with a SOS of 46.Utah is
allowing 14.3 points per game, #15 in the nation, with a SOS of 18.At RES our defense should be able to handle Washington:Utah 28Washington 17
Cougars21,Where does that put your boys in blue?Duh,Thanks for complimenting our team and coaches. I too believe we have
what it takes to compete in the Pac 12 and especially in the South Division.
I don't know if we can beat ASU, but I know we have the players and
the coaches to beat the remaining teams in our Division that we have to play.
Our team's number one goal this season is to win the Division. If that happens,
then we go for the Conference Title and it all builds from there. I don't know
if we will beat Washington this week. We certainly have the players and coaches
to do it, but it could be a close game. Washington is good, but hopefully our
defense can keep their inexperienced QB on the ropes.
@ wardu"Maybe U can get some shirts printed to tell us all
about it. "We beat an indie-mid-major, here's to U."Here's
a couple of shirt ideas for you to wear:"I'm obsessed with
U""54 - 10""Y a Mid-Major Forever?""Lost 7 out of 10 to U"Shouldn't you be focusing on USU?
Didn't they dominate your team last year?Utah 34 UW 17USU 42