This is where Utah makes the stand........yeah right! Lets see how the UTES feel
at the end of this one. Hope its good but, I doubt it.
Sorry Utes but you have been exposed thanks to New Mexico. Johnson can plan on
looking up from the ground all night long and the running game will be shut
Should be a whale of a game. After watching them play It wouldn't surprise me at
all to see them run the table and be in a BCS game. I see two good things coming
from that senerio; 1.. A cash cow that helps all of the conference with
the extra money coming from the other bowl eligable teams and2. Byu and
Utah fans can quit their nitpicking , sniveling , name calling ways with both
teams adding a higher quaity recruiting class from all of the positive
exposure. I am a Utah man sir , but I can live with an 11-1 record .. I
want the Utes to win in the worst, or rather the best way, but if the game
swings toward TCU somethings bright and optimistic will still be in the future
for all of the MWC teams.
My Utes are going to prevail in this and the rest of their games. GO UTES!!!
TCU can't shut down any running game. BYU just didn't have the intelligence to
see that when they played them. With an effective running game, Johnson will
pick TCU apart. Utah by 14.
Just like TCU was exposed against CSU the week before they played BYU?
TCU will single-handedly knock the state of Utah out of the BCS.
I hate to disclose any intelligence to you, but you are forgetting 3 big factors
in favor of the U. TCU is on the road for back to back games. The U campus is
nearly a mile high. And temperatures have been in the 30's all week for the
Utes, and will be for the game as well. In Fort Worth, it has been 70s all
week.Those three factors will even out any athletic gains the Frogs
have over the Utes. It's going to be a barn burner.
The Utes will prevail once again!! 10-0 baby!! I say the Utes will dominate
and win by at least 10 points or more.BCS here we come once
Bitter bitter coogs. 400 yards of offense? Scoreboard isn't always in indicator
of dominance. Utah dominated the game. It was never in question. NM
is always a tough opponent and the only reason we didn't blow the Lobos out was
stupid penalties and poor play calling. They exposed nothing. Our offense has
struggled all year long yet we are 9-0. The Utes have shown that
they get up for, and win the big games that they are not favored to win. see
Georgia Tech, BYU (with backup ratliffe), Ucla (top ten team) Louisville, and on
and on... K whit is the best coach in the state. He just needs a new offensive
coordinater. GO UTES! 10-0 and BCS BOUND!!! (Again)
Thank you, TheHailstorm. I agree completely. Want to have some fun, watch the
contest on Thursday evening. The Utes have plenty of outstanding young men and
athletes. Many communities are represented by this tremendous group. TCU will
bring the most difficult test for them. Watch and enjoy as the Utes struggle
and compete to win.
Why Utah will win. Both Defenses are very, very good, top 10
defenses for sure. Which will make it hard for the offenses to sustain drives.
With both teams struggling to move the ball the Utes will gain ground on the
kicking team winning the field position battle thanks to Louie Louie. With the
Utes gaining 10 to 15 yards per punt getting into field goal range for Louie to
put points on the board. As sad as this souonds the Utes MVP is
their Defense and thier Kicker. We've won 2 or 3 games this year because of
Louie and I see another one coming on Thursday.Louie for President!
Here's my analysis.....not the expert but here it is anyway. Per FoxSports, TCU
scores 36.6 points a game on 408 yards per game while Utah scores 36.1 points on
405 yard per game. Offense - EVEN.FoxSports shows TCU defense gives
up 214 yards and 11 points a game. Utah's devense gives up 266 yards and 17
points a game. DEFENSE - Slight Edge to TCU.I can't find Special
Teams rankings, but Rivals.com ranks Louie as the best special teams player in
the nation. SPECIAL TEAMS - Slight Edge to UtahIntangibles - This
is the only differetiator. TCU travels to Utah on a short week after playing a
night game the Saturday before. They travel to a high altitude and weather.com
shows the kickoff temperature at about 36 degrees. Those things all favor Utah,
since TCU is used to hotter weather. Look at their game vs. Colorado St to see
the effects of these elements (cold and altitude). INTANGIBLES - Edge UtahIn the end, it should be a very closely contested game. But, I think
Utah should have a slight edge. Also, turnovers could decide the game.Go Utes...I'll be there supporting in black!!
There's no question that TCU's D is excpetional, but those run stats are
deceiving. With 38 sacks, opponents' rushing stats drop considerably. BYU
averaged less than 1 yard/carry in raw stats, but 6-7 "carries" were a Max Hall
sack. TCU can be run on. Unga averaged 3.8 yards/carry in the game. BYU didn't
give him the ball enough, possibly because they were in a hole early and
panicked. They shut down the run against Oklahoma, but also got scorched for
more than 400 yards in the air and numerous big plays for TDs. This is a D that
picks their poison. With Utah's diverse ability and numerous weapons to run the
ball, they certainly have a good chance of having run success.As for
TCU's offense, they are nice, but not great. They are racking up stats lately on
terrible defenses. The numbers for Dalton since return for injury are nice
numbers, but they come against BYU, Wyoming, and UNLV. Bad, bad defenses. Again,
I'm not saying that TCU isn't talented and dangerous, but people are in love
with them for gaudy numbers that aren't necessarily depicting the whole story.
Hey cougs, It looks like you should be cheering for Utah on thursday. If
TCU wins then the conference is theirs and nov 22 is for 2nd place. If utah
wins then BYU has a chance at sharing the conference title. Of course, that
chance is very small if they keep playing like they are now. BYU will get
routed against utah and will lose to AF if they dont get it together.Go Utes!!
At least Utah will show up and make a game out of it. Instead of get burned as
if they were a bunch of white guys trying to play defensive secondary positions
against fast guys from the south...wait...that's exactly what it was.
will be turnovers.Whichever team is +2 in turnovers will win.If Brian can avoid coughing up the ball, the Utes have a chance. If
Brian plays his usual game - giving up one interception and one fumble - TCU
will be celebrating their first trip to a BCS bowl.
1 TCU 8-0 Fiesta2 BYU 7-1 Poinsettia3 Utah 6-2 Las Vegas4 Air
Force 5-3 Armed Forces
Using your logic... TCU was exposed by Colorado State
Similarities? Speed? Run the Ball Very Well? "We are a lot Similarities between
the two offenses." You hope TCU didn't see this. Like Joe Glenn Said
"Guaranteed" I sure hope you guys win this one and play all the marbles
when our BYU COUGARS come to town and see another magic. Harlene is Open and 4th
and 19. Let's see here - 4th and goal - One Second left in the game and Utes up
38 to 35 - Max Hall pass the ball to cross pattern at the end zone and Ute
defender taking the interception but slip through his hands and both D. Pitta
and A. Collie catch the ball for TD - COUGARS WIN again and Greg Wrubell go real
crazy over the KSL radio. YES. So, Utes go one game at a time and take care of
buisness tomorrow night!
The good news is, if Utah's MWC championship hopes go down the drain on
Thursday, so do BYU's. Life doesn't get much better than that.
Brilliant! So 3rd place Utah goes to the Las Vegas Bowl (where TCU will go if
they don't get a BCS Bowl Bid) over 2nd place BYU who gets stuck with the
Poinsettia Bowl after beating Utah?I'll help you out a little. If
the 1st place MWC team goes to a BCS Bowl, the 2nd place MWC team will play at
the Las Vegas Bowl.
I hope the Utes play well for our sake, but if they don't, let's see if there's
as much smack talk coming from Utah as there was after BYU's (AT TCU) game...
It's time to back it up, or admit you're hot air. I like the word "Blackout" to
describe what's likely to happen Thursday... Good Luck.
Your so worried about Utah getting Demolished by TCU maybe you should worry
about your rag tag group of DB's trying to stay on the field without getting
injured. Don't start thinking about Utah on Nov. 22nd and a conference
championship until you get there with only 1 loss.
Hope Boylen gives a better speech than the last one, he kind of ran out of
things to say and lost momentum, had to finish up "Go Utes!" to end with a
"Men's basketball coach Jim Boylen is scheduled to address the crowd."Ol' Jimmy is gettin' an early start on grabbing the mic to share his passion
with the crowd.We love you Jimmy!GO UTES!!!!!
The Frogs will be cold and winded before the kickoff. Utah will make their
usual mistakes to keep the game close. Brian will ultimately redeem himself and
the Utes will be 10 and 0. But I degress. The world will come to an end before
the bowl season starts, so we will never know what could have been.
So Utah fans like 10:45 a.m. will be cheering for a Utah to lose to TCU so that
the Utes can dash BYU's chances of winning another MWC title... Strange, ???but, interesting...!!!The blackout is
starting to make sense now.
The weather, watch the weather. Late 1960's Ranked and undefeated ASU come into
Utah, snowed the day before, cold temperatures, I was at that game. ASU fumbled
alot in 1st half, Utah held on to win. I'm a strong BYU fan but I'll be rooting
for Utah Thursday !
I watched the BYU/TCU Game and all the BYU fans after the loss could say is Utah
is going to get killed. The worst loss in the year and all they could say is
Utah is going to get killed. Championships is about Defense one that BYU doesn't
have and both Utah and Tcu both have. Wether Utah gets killed or not doesn't
matter. The only thing that matters is go MWC. We all could use the money.
Hopefully Utah can get new turf without the ugly soccer lines on it.
"You're" (note, it's a contraction, not a possessive) so worried about BYU's
depleted secondary that you've forgotten about the blitz-happy secondary U will
be facing tomorrow night. U should be worried about how Brian can survive TCU's
pressure or both teams will be playing their November 22nd matchup with one
... Coach Ludwig brings his a-game! I know the Utes have the talent on offense
to win, but whether Ludwig puts them in situations to display that talent
remains to be seen.Re the predictions from all the new TCU fans from
Utah County, to have any credibility, your comparisons have to take more into
account than just BYU losing to TCU by a huge margin and Utah barely beating UNM
last week. TCU has not been the juggernaut all year - they've laid a few eggs
too (their CSU game, for example). By the same token, Utah has not always shown
as poorly as they did last week. We blew out Wyoming thanks to our D and
special teams play. We doubled up UNLV, tripled CSU, and quintupled USU. We're
averaging over 36 points a game - not really the sign of a feeble offense.This has all the makings of a real barn-burner - I just wish I didn't
have to work late that night, or I'd be there for the blackout. Looks like my
co-workers will get to listen with me on the internet.GO UTES!!
If there is one thing I know about Mendenhall, he will have the Cougar defense
ready to smash the ute offense. The blackout will be the outer darkness for the
utes and the Cougars white will stand for purity and living right. Ahmen.
"If the 1st place MWC team goes to a BCS Bowl, the 2nd place MWC team will play
at the Las Vegas Bowl."The Las Vegas Bowl gets the 1st pick of
available MWC teams. If TCU plays in a BCS bowl, the Las Vegas Bowl could pick
BYU, Utah or Air Force. Since BYU has played in 3 straight Las Vegas Bowls, the
bowl could invite a very good Utah team for a change of pace.
Utah and BYU are mediocre teams that want so badly to be great, but are not. As
an article stated yesterday, the Utes have only played a ranked team when they
themselves were ranked 5 times -- in the school's history.I think
it's great to be excited about this game, great to banter about who's better,
Utah or BYU. But please, not delusions of grandeur. The MWC has no elite teams.
I'm excited for the BCS possibilities, but I will be hoping that the MWC doesn't
embarrass itself too (which will most likely happen). Maybe the MWC BCS team
will get lucky and draw the Big East champion.
These chumps are just upset because they got toasted on national tv. Utah always shows up to big games and struggles to lower opponents. Last week
they struggled, this week they blow them out of the water like the ucla game.
"These chumps are just upset because they got toasted on national tv."Keep thinking that way.It's going to be so much fun watching the
"chumps," as you call them, upset the mighty Utes in RES.Utah fans
seem way more focused on how BYU did against TCU, than how the Utes are going to
do against the Frogs. Better hope that your team is more focused than you are or
it could be an ugly night for Utah fans.
This is an article about TCU & Utah not about your third place team. Your
whining and jealousy are getting really old!!!
I think this is going to be in the ball park of 17-13. I am a die hard ute fan,
but this game could go either way. Home field is a huge advantage. I think
both teams are pretty much the same as last year and neither team lost much to
graduation from last year. the fact that TCU had to travel back home last
Saturday night and then to SLC today eliminates a day of practice for them .
Also, if the weather delays their flight, it can make for a long day of travel.
I think in athletes of this caliber, the elevation doesn't come into play until
the fourth quarter. It takes longer for the body to recover. However, the Utah
offense needs to put together 4-5 minute drives in the second half to take
advantage of it. TCU leads the nation in penalities and penalty yards, and if
they commit those penalties at times that extend Utah's drivesor stop their own,
then that will be the difference. The same goes for Utah. Nothing wrong with
penalties except for timing.
"Mommy...He started it! I wasn't doing anything..he just called me a name! Waaaa
Booo hoooo"Thanks for the laugh TDS fans!
is proud of her little one and hoping that some day he'll grow up and
understand.Obviously, that day may be a long time in coming.
Utes are people! Show some respect.
@ umm, nice try (2:51 pm)What it sounds like you are saying is that you
really aren't responsible for your own behavior, i.e. "the real blame lies with
Utah"Just couldn't help yourself could you?
Hey yewt fans you know those close games your sorry little team had against
Michigan, Oregon St, AFA, and New Mexico? Weak teams every one of them. Your
little team is most likely going to lose because TCU is WAY better than any of
those teams. This is your 1st real test this season.HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!
are perfect! They'll already be in mourning clothes by the end of the game!
Great choice utes!
anything to dis little brother is fair game.
I love the criticism about the New Mexico win and being "exposed". To be
exposed you would have to claim to be something you are not, which the Utes have
not done this year. I am more pleased with a 3 point win over New Mexico than a
ONE point prayer over the huskies... Which yes, are currently THE WORST TEAM in
the nation right now. Enjoy your humble pie cougars, num num NUM!
Anything can happen on this one. Two great teams going head to head. I expect
it to be a battle to the end as long as BJ doesn't turn the ball over, and
doesn't hesitate like he did until the last two minutes against OSU. Don't ya
just love college football season? Man am I excited to be there tomorrow to
watch it all play out.Ten bucks says that if Utah wins, the fans
from Utah County still keep running their mouths.Go Utes!
How about that skin-of-your-teeth 2-point win over the worst Michigan team in 5
decades? Now that's something you can be proud of. It's so
interesting how Utah fans have deluded themselves into believing that Utah's
Michigan win is SOOOOOO much more impression than BYU's Washington win. Please explain why a win over the 96th worst team in Sagarin's ratings
is so much more impressive than a win over the 121st worst team.Enjoy your over-inflated opinion of yourselves for another 24-hours.
@ wYo8Why thank you Big Sis, you are so thoughful to look after little
It's a push in every aspect between both teams. The kicking game goes to Utah,
which will be the difference in this game.
And who or where can we find CBS-C?Can't find it on my Comcast
channels...Biggest game of the decade and we can't see it on
mtn??Thought we were past missing an important game due to the MWC's
abysmal television contract.
As a BYU fan I AM rooting for a Utah win, since it creates the only possible
path for the Cougs to regain a chance at the BCS, slight though it may be.
However, I am fearful for one major reason - I've seen a couple of interviews
with Ute players this week and they seemed pretty overconfident. One player
said, "I think we can do whatever we want against them [TCU]." I think
BYU also went into that game somewhat full of themselves, and look where it got
'em. If the Utes team really does feel that way, I am sorely afraid the same
fate awaits them. I just hope I'm wrong... Go Utes! (The only time I'll say
The cougies and their 100th (roughly)-ranked SOS are long "out-of-it". Quit
deluding yourself. LOL!! Go UTES!!!!!!!!
I am amazed that so many of you forget that TCU was without their starting QB
and had a few other players out with injuries during the CSU game. If this were
in Fort Worth, the game would already be over. The Utes should be grateful that
they have all their most difficult opponents at home this year. That is the only
reason they even have a shot at the BCS this year. Go TCU!!!
Re: Cougar Defense.Please tell me you are just Ute fan trying to stir the
pot. If you are really a BYU fan, you are an idiot. My money is on the former.