I had no hope in a win, just hoped not to get embarrassed. It was just like the
Sugar Bowl. I had no hope for a U win just hoped they wouldn't get embarrassed.
I am so proud of What BYU and Utah has done in beating OU and Bamma.
I am also proud of all of the good comments from the Utah fans. I
love to talk smack as much as the next guy, but I have really been disappointed
and quite saddened by the real nasty tone from BYU & Ute fans this week.
Especially when the content is disparaging about unrelated beliefs that we don't
share.We have so much more in common than we have differences.
Thanks Utes for not only busting the BCS party, but for totally dominating it,
and thank you to the classy fans who have posted today. Lets join
forces in showing the rest of the country that football in Utah and in the MWC
as good as in the rest of the country. Then lets get ready for a great showdown
in November at which time we can talk lots of respectful SMACK
We celebrated in our house too. I woke up my sleeping daughter with shouts at
the TV. What a great game and strong statement for our Conference! Congrats
Cougs, enjoy this one. This November is going to be epic!
"Slammin' Sammy" hasn't been a sports headline since the days of Snead
(students: don't bother asking). I love it!!! BYU played with more heart.
Congrats on the win, great recognition for the MWC. But I don't know many
outside of BYU fans who walked away after the game saying...Wow, the Y is good.
This game will always have an asterick next to it stating...without Bradford.
Yes, Unga was out, but Unga vs. Bradford...not even comparable, gimme a break.
BYU was adequate. But I am not sold that they were something special. I saw the
same three plays that were called all last year. Deep to Jacobson, over the
middle to Pitta, and hand off to runningback. Nothing new.....the O line did
better than I expected, but Hall still was throwing interceptions and getting
sacked and banged up. I don't see how you classify it as one of the greatest
wins ever.....considering the variables.
Great job guys we are very proud of the great job i know we will have a great
year our D played very great yesterday so lets have a great year.
Three cheers for the BYU fans in Provo!
How nice for this school to physically, mentally, and emotionally move to the
next higher plane. It's good for the Mountain West Conference.
Didn't the Oklahoma team have their star qaurter back injured for half the game?
Thats what it said on ESPN
Cool you won. Neat you beat them on TV. It was a good game.But
aren't meet and greets at 3 in the morning at airports kind of reserved for
national championship wins?You didn't beat Texas. Or even Florida.
You beat an overrated OU team that gets uberhyped from day one by the machine in
Norman. And on Saturday, thanks to your good play, was without its star QB.Become national champs. Then go nuts at the airport.
Probably I was one of the few BYU fans that thought we had a good chance, I knew
if the defence would show off we could win this game. I don't know you Norcal,
but I don't think Utah fans are happy at all with our win,I actually think that
you are more of a Utah fan than a BYU fan after reading how much you are trying
to emphacise the win over overrated Alabama. Hey this is a site for BYU fans, go
to your own side to talk about your team.
Jaime Hill for mayor!What an unexpected upset for the ages!To
"bigutefan": Why do you feel the need to minimize BYU's accomplishment? As I
recall, the game was tied near the end of the second quarter when Bradford went
down. You should go and quietly relish your big win over Utah State.The
classy Ute fans and BYU fans alike are happy when each other succeeds outside of
the MWC.Props to the Offensive line and to the entire defense!That's
why they play the game.....!Go Cougars!
The Cougars contained Bradford very well for the entire first half. There may
still be an astrick, but BYU showed a lot of defensive toughness and the offense
moved the ball even without Unga. Go Cougars!
You should read what ESPN has to say about the game if you don't think BYU and
Max Hall deserve all the credit in the world for the win. ESPN is a total hater
on BYU and even they are giving the Y credit. Bradford has 96 yards when he
went out at the half, Hall had over 200. But who even really cares about the
stats. BYU got a Win against #3 ranked OU essentially at a home game for OU.
Injuries are part of the sport and if you lose because of an injury you still
lose. OU won't get into the national championship game and Bradford wont be the
Heisman, BYU is on track to have a great season. Injuries have consequences no
doubt, its part of the game.
Uh, didn't BYU not have its star running back the whole game because of
injury?Uh, didn't BYU play right with OK even when they had their
QB?Uh, didn't BYU score the winning touchdown against one of the
best Defenses in the country?Uh, thats what it said on ESPN.Duh.
whay such a kill joy?
Man leave it up to a Ute fan to belittle a great win for BYU and the MWC.
Oklahoma is above and beyond better than Alabama was last year. Oklahoma has
had a year in and year out top 10 team, while Alabama wasn't very good before
Saban took the reigns....which was 3 years ago. but thanks anyway and next time
maybe know what your talking about before that stuff comes out your mouth. GO
COUGARS!!!!Wish i could have been in Provo for the celebration, but I'm sadely
stuck in USC territory until December.
I feel bad for him and all being hurt, but you have to remember something.There are dumb people saying that BYU won because Bradford was out for
the second half of the game. The reason he was out for the second half and
didn't play was because WE TOOK HIM OUT OF THE GAME! Period. There were all
kinds of dumb Utah fans and other BYU fans saying that Max Hall was going to be
carted out of the game in a body bag because our O-line wouldn't protect him,
but no one even thought to consider if Bradford would have adequate protection.
That was because no one was giving our defense credit AT ALL before the game,
and they are a good unit, I've always thought they were at least half decent.
When it comes down to it folks, in this game BYU's Offensive line
did their job and got it done. OU's simply did not, and that is why Bradford is
along with the Utes BCS bowl busting destruction of both the Tide and Pitt show
that the MWC deserves a spot at the table. If all goes to plan, TCU, BYU and
Utah should be pretty good. I'm not sure the Big Ten (let's get real that
conference is way overrated) or the Big East has three teams the quality of that
trio. The MWC is 2-0 in its BCS bowls and now BYU has beat #3 ranked OU. With
or without Bradford the Sooners were considered so talented that there is no way
BYU should have won, unless the superiority of the BCS conferences is truly
overstated. In fact, when given the chance with Boise State's victory the
non-BCS schools are 3-1 in their BCS bowls with two wins being blowouts.
Alabama wasn't very good....Alabama probably has more national championships
than any other school. I believe the number is about a dozen with Notre Dame
about the same number and USC falling short of this number. OU is about 4th or
5th on this list.
All I can say is that I am proud of the way the Cougs played. I always felt
that BYU could hang with Oklahoma if their defense were good. BYU was never out
of the game and played equally as good as Oklamoma for most time that Sam
Bradford was in the game. Sure Oklahoma had some inexperience and key players
hurt, but SO DID BYU. It'll be nice to have Harvey Unga back.I get
so tired of the national media (and obnoxious Ute fans)who will always belittle
the fact that BYU played and beat a good team. We as MWC teams should always
cheer when one of our teams beats a BCS school. Congrats BYU!!! Don't get
complacent and always try to treat each game like a bowl game.
Well the Media is attributing the loss to Bradford's injury, and four new
starters on its O-Line. Well BYU also had four new starters on their O-Line as
well and was missing several starters yesterday- including their star running
back, Unga and Bauman. Sure it wasn't the cleanest game ever played, and Hall
was off for a portion of the game. But BYU played with more heart, outplayed
them, was more physical, and even outplayed them while Bradford was in the game
- no excuses please for Oklahoma please.
Your right. Congratulations on your non asterick win over Utah State.
Don't be surprised, Cougar nation, when the rankings come out and Oklahoma will
still be ranked higher than BYU. It'll happen. Teams like OU lose, they only
drop a few notches. No way BYU even cracks top 10. Good win, fun you got to
celebrate at the airport. But reality is you're headache from the hangover will
be the rankings. Sorry to burst your bubble.
"...spontaneous celebrations erupted throughout this city (Provo) and lasted
well into the early hours of the morning on Sunday.""It's a first
for me," said Bronco Mendenhall of the early-morning reception. "I didn't know
that the victory would have this kind of a widespread response already..."There's plenty more where that came from, Bronco. Just keep winning and
Wasn't meant as a killjoy, too bad you took it that way. Was meant as a
legitimate question. Here's a "what if" for you: had Navy upset Ohio State
yesterday, you think a mob of Midshipmen fans would have shown up to greet the
team back to Annapolis at the wee hours? Nah. Again, it's a what if, I know they
didn't pull it off. BYU did. Still, it wasn't the national championship.
I've never seen an asterick next to a "W" because of an injury. That could be
the dumbest comment I've ever read.It's a team game. And despite
the final score BYU outperformed AS A TEAM, in nearly every relevant
category.Thank you classy Ute fans for recognizing what this means
for our conference and for BOTH our teams. Thank you for taking down Bama last
year. Until the BCS is gone a small part of me will always cheer for the utes
when they aren't playing BYU.
OU does not have a good defense and they only put up 14 on them? OU is overrated
don't be gettin all excited go play Florida and if you only lose by 30 then
celebrate. dont act like the Champs when you havent beat them the day you beat
UF is the day you can start talkin.. same for you ute fans who just got past USU
Yeah, I'm sure the Police had to work extremely hard to control all those BYU
Students at the airport. How many police cars were flipped and burned? Congrats on a Great win BYU. Lets keep it up next week. Harvey Unga
will be back to help out. Should be a fun season.GO COUGS!
No one is saying BYU won the national championship. The fact is though that BYU
beat a #3 ranked team that was over a 20 point favorite. Many other teams would
have fans meet them at the airport after such a big win. Utah fans, I know many
BYU fans that have enjoyd you beating the BCS monsters that you supposedly had
no chance against. Can't you let BYU fans enjoy beating one as well. The
Mountain West will have more money, better facilities and better (faster)
players if all of us can keep beating BCS opponents. Save your trash talk for
the "holy war" that is where it belongs. Right now this is a win for all the
Mwest. Ute fan it helps you as well. I would love to see BYU, Utah, TCU and
Boise St (from the WAC) all top 15. That would really shove the BCS teams where
Here is a list of the Big Name programs that have been punched in the
face/beaten by BYU:Oklahoma #3Miami #1Pittsburgh #3ASUOregon 38-8Penn StateTexasWashingtonUCLANotre DameMichigan(84' Champs)ColoradoTexas A&MKansas
State (Cotton Bowl)UtahTCUBCMissouri*BYU is
almost always ranked and has been the Class of The WAC and Now MWC from the get!
Looks cool when you beat them! Looks really dumb when you bad mouth them. Makes
That Kariya guy is good
Donuts and Sprite for everyone!! I hope the BYU fans called cabs and did not
drive with a sugar buzz.
BYU deserved that win. When bradford went out it was tied. Yes oklahoma was
also missing there tight end and that was a factor but both teams were in the
same situation coming into the game. Both had unproven o-lines and new
recievers. Another thing worth mentioning is that even with Bradford out,
oklahoma still had two 1,000 yard rushers. BYU stuffed the run though and that
goal line stand was awesome because they had to stop them twice. Go cougars
Yes, Bradford went out. Had this happened in a game against the newts you would
have said that is just part of the game and a sign of your toughness. Yes, it
was a big celebration, but it was the first big win in 219 years and my only
fear is that OU will do a Michigan and you BYU-haters will go around crying that
BYU doesn't play strong opponents. They were ranked No.3 and that is all that
counts. Don't cry if BYU blows past you guys (oh, forgot, you guys beat the
mighty Aggies)!Bradford or no Bradofrd, BYU will probably be 5 place (at
least) ahead of you guys tomorrow. Let's take it to FSU next.
So Oklahoma is overrated and has a weak defense, so what do you cal USU then?
Come back when you have played a top-class opponent, oh yeah, Alabama, LAST
YEAR. Wake up, it is 2009, new teams, new challenges, stop living in the past.
Who is you first BIG team, ok,Oregon, the guys (now minus a running back) that
got walked on by BSU. So you guys are going to call the doormat of Idaho a
legitimate challenge? Either we agree that BYU and Utah have virtually identical
schedules, and see who wins in Nov, or let's just continue the smack talk and
you tell me how many ranked opponents you will hve this year. Oregon won't be
ranked by the time you play them. I guess it will come down to BYU and TCU.
By the way Utah fans, that blue flash you just saw was BYU flying past you in
the polls... how does your SOS look now?
If Florida State can get the win against Miami, BYU shouldnt have trouble
getting to the National Championship game... By the way BYU didnt play that good
and still got the win!! What was it 4 turnovers?? 90 somethin yards of
penalty's??? Correct those mistakes and were as good as anybody
Utah fan here...Congratulations on showing the country that our
conference is a force to be reckoned with. You guys picked up where Utah left
off last year and now the BCS continues to be exposed.This Ute's red
and whit hat is off to you, BYU!!!
A talking head on ESPN just said that OU can still win the national championship
because the voters will "give them a mulligan" for their loss to BYU because
Bradford was injured and out of the game. Duh?
Robert Smith of ESPN just said BYU will be in the BCS national championship game
if they win out.
Some mistakes early on...but cougars over came them. The beautiful weather and
fall colors are not the only reason Fall is my favorite time of the year. I
listened to cougar football on tmy old "LDS Radio"long before I could watch it
on TV here in San Jose, Ca. Go Cougars!
A Mulligan? This is the BCS flaw. BYU beat OU 14-13. The only thing that should
matter is wins, who beats who on any given week. W's are the only real stat. The
BCS depends on media voters who like to pick tradition and sexy names over those
who produce on the field. Go BYU, Go Utah, go Boise State, and whoever else
wants to help bring down this farce of a system. Oh and Bradford was shut down
in the first half, and knocked down again and again prior to his unfortunate
injury. Hope he recovers soon...nice hit though Clawson.
Thanks, BYU for a great game! The defense really showed grit on the goal line.
It takes guts to make some mistakes, but still keep going. As an alumnus of
both the U and the Y, I take pride in both teams when they play. So many fans
appreciate what you both have done for showcasing the MWC to the country. I'm
proud to be a fan for BOTH teams!
When some teams have a big win, like let's say Ohio State, the fans end up
destroying a big area of town. They roll cars and burn them, break out windows,
drunken rioting, etc. It just goes to show just how much class BYU and their
fans have by having a controlled celebration. Save the big one for when they
finish the season undefeated!
A mulligan, are you kidding me. BYU had 4 turnovers and blew several chances to
score. Had the offense played error free, this game would have been a blowout
for BYU. Also, not being able to move the ball and score on BYU's awesome
defense does not count as a mulligan. Sheesh
It appears that Bronco has figured out the game management scheme that works.
Anae in the booth,Hill,Doman and him on the sidelines cheering the team on. It
was great to see his emotion. This game was all about HEART! If they can show
this all season, it's 1984 all over again. The National Championship team was
about Heart and taking on opponents one game at a time. I do look forward to
watching them the rest of the season. Go Cougars!!!
But a fantastic win! Bravo to all the guys for putting their heart into it. Now
the first game jitters are over, it's time to settle down and really punch it
hard. Good luck, Cougars!PS - we want Oklahoma to
continue to play ... and to win! So we can say "BYU was the only team to beat
Oklahoma". Makes the Cougars look GREAT!
No asterisk, just the final score: 14-13.
Man! As a BYU fan, I'm SO disappointed that we were not able to open our season
with a win at home against Utah State. I guess I'll have to settle with the win
in a de facto away game against #3 Oklahoma. Darn....
I will gladly give praise to the BYU football team for beating a BCS team and
furthering the notion that the MWC deserves an auto bid but come on cougar fans
it was the first game of the season. Yea, yea OU was ranked #3 but remember they
were given that ranking, they hadn't done anything to earn it. Kinda like a Pitt
team ranked 3rd in 84 that lost their 1st game and then had a losing season.
Also As a Ute fan I was ecstatic that the U beat Michigan last year
in the Big house but look how their season ended up.All I'm saying
is dont get too excited until you get a victory like this in January against a
team that has earned their ranking.
That would have been fun celebrating in Provo with everyone but.....I was at the
game! Easily the best game I've ever been to and the oklahoma fans were really
good sports. A lot of them stayed after and congratulated us on the big win. Our
Cougars just won probably the most difficult game on the schedule so let's
finish this off and not slip up in any other games. Go Cougs!
Why should visitors to the U of U campus NEVER wear blue? They might get hit in
the head by a Max Hall pass.
I was impressed at how well the Cougars spread the ball around. Pitta, Kariya,
Jacobson, Chambers, George, Di Luigi, and Tonga all touched the ball last night.
In a way, it might have helped to NOT have Collie in the game because it forced
Hall to go to other targets.As far as the Bradford debate
goes...give me a break!! OU's highly touted "depth" should have given them more
to work with. BYU's defense shut down OU's two 1,000 yard running backs, and
kept Bradford to only one touchdown throw in the first half.I don't
buy the argument that had Bradford been in the game the Sooners would have won.
OU's offensive line showed weakness, and BYU exploited it time and time
Shouldn't all those BYU students at the airport get curfew violations??
BYU's inexperienced O-line did quite well, thank you, and didn't need excuses.
OU's D-line included an All-America, "future top 10 pick" according to the
I guess the players should get curfew violations too.Come on, don't
that BYU was the better team. Think about it: if BYU had played flawlessly, the
talk would have been about how OU beat themselves; how they would have crushed
BYU if they had not had an off night; etc., etc. As it is, even the Bradford
injury excuse that some are leaning on is weak. Bradford was not doing very well
when he was on the field anyway. I credit the BYU defense for that. Would
Bradford have resurrected his game in the second half? I seriously doubt it. His
front line couldn't stop the BYU defense from coming through in the first half,
and I didn't see the OU front line having any success shutting down the flow in
the second half. When you get right down to it, this was a football game where
anything can happen, and no matter how many 'ifs' one tacks on when trying to
explain OU's loss, BYU STILL emerges as the WINNING team and the BETTER team.
That said, I hope OU goes on to have a successful season this year, which will
make the BYU win just that much more credible.
Absolutely nobody outside of Provo sees this game as real victory for BYU or a
real loss for OK. If I were a BYU fan, I would be disappointed with a very weak
1-point lead at the end of the game. Reality will set in soon when BYU realizes
they slipped by OK's B-team.Enjoy it while it lasts.
Please tell me they didn't really go to the airport. Weak sauce.
Thanks byU for finally helping Us oUt, it's been hard pUlling the whole conf
along. It's aboUt time! Please keep winning and dancing in the streets, so when
we kick your bUtts in Nov it will be that mUch sweeter!!!!
As a loyal Ute fan, I go to the airport when I'm flying to BCS bowl games!!!That said, it was a great win, makes the conference look better - but
don't forget you still have the rest of the season left. Its a bit premature to
set yourselves up for the national championship game. Remember last year what
happened when you professed your "quest" out loud too early on! Besides, even
if you go undefeated, as long as the BCS exists, you still won't go to the
national championship game. Oklahoma STILL has a better chance at that game
that BYU ever will.
I'm glad you can capitalize every "u" in your statement because the Ute's season
is going to be characterized by a giant "u".... as in "UGLY."
Been there......done that....beat Oklahoma that isGood game but Go
As a loyal BYU fan, I have to mostly agree with you; despite your little jab at
the Cougars. I see no problem greeting the team at the airport after such a
game.I'm a little disappointed at how other Cougar fans are already
calling a trip to the National Championship or any other BCS bowl. Do we not
remember how the hype got to our heads last year??? There is still a lot of
football to be played, and before I start talking about any BCS bowls, I'd like
to see BYU win the games on their schedule, one game at a time, starting with
Tulane next Saturday.That being said, GO COUGARS! Beat every team on
your schedule....ESPECIALLY the Utes!!!
Wow, took almost 20 years to beat a top 10 team again. What is Bronco's record
now against nonconference ranked opponents? Still pretty miserable. BYU did
play a good game, but it's not like it's the national championship or a BCS bowl
game. How embarassing will it be if you get beat by FSU at home? OU was
overrated and then when their best offensive player went out, the game was over.
Can you imagine if Maxie got hurt? BYU would turn into San Jose St. And then
OU was without their all-american TE. So let's see how the Y would do without
Pitta and Maxie. Nightmare! At least the win will make the blowout U win
against the Kewgs look even better. I will say that Jordan Pendleton looked
great on D! That was a huge bright spot for BYU.
A team and fans living in the moment after the biggest win in almost 20
years.......are people really surprised that they had a small group of fans
waiting to greet them. C'mon people, show more class and/or get a life. I
would expect the same from ANY underdog team's fans, and that includes you Utes.
You can't tell me if it was you winning against #3 OU that you wouldn't have a
small crowd at the SLC Int airport waiting to cheer.....if you didn't, I'd be
disappointed. Go MWC!!
Great shot on ESPN of Max Hall coming off the field at half time. You could read
his lips, telling everyone, "We are going to win!"
WOW!!! Provo was on FIRE Saturday night! We were paryting on University Ave and
ran all the way to the Stadium to celebrate! SO happy for our cougs and i don't
care what anyone says who thinks we were going overboard, it was amazing! Great
game, fair match and we deserved it! Its going ot be an AWESOME season! Rise and
shout the Cougars are OUT!!!
I was at the game and despite all of our mistakes including a costly punt return
fumble, a near touchdown turn touchback, two interceptions, and no Unga, BYU
FOUGHT to the end. No one gave our O-line or defense credit prior to the game,
but both were incredible. We have the best weapons in the country and now the
supporting cast is just as strong. The Oklahoma Sooner fans were amazing. They
welcomed us before the game and congratulated us after the game. I am sick and
tired of Ute fans who have no class (and there are many of them). BYU will have
an exceptional year and I cannot wait to watch us DESTROY Utah in Provo in late
December. GO COUGARS!!
Bottom line is that there should not be preseason rankings. Rankings should not
come out until midway through or near the end of the season. It's a good win
over a good team with the heisman trophy winner but don't get caught up in the
rankings. That's all i ask of the BYU fans.
BYU won a preseason #3 which is great but BYU fans are celebrating like they did
something in the post season. As far as Bradford I'll say this OU
wasn't able to stop BYU on the winning drive which had nothing to do with
Bradford. Similar to TCU losing because BJ drove the Utes for the win with 48
secs last year.Congrats BYU for the great win but act like you've
been there. Oh wait... 2-20 against ranked teams so I can see why they're so
hyped about the win.Remember #3 preseason is not as important as #3
postseason: Georgia #1 2008 preseason finished #13.
I don't recall Appalachian State fans greeting the team at the airport after
beating #5 MI.
I can see the cartoons after BYU short-circuits Utah's season and aspirations in
November, with all the bruised and beaten Ute players being caricatured with
asterisks imbedding their foreheads or drawn in place of their dazed eyes.
Credit to BYU for the win but no need t bash utah fans because they aren't the
only ones acting poorly here. BYU's arrogance is what most Utah fans hate and
it is fully evident on this board. Utah fans, enjoy the win too. now you don't
have be the only team building cred for the conference. It's about time you got
some help. Everyone just enjoy the win, it was an awesome game, and grow up for
crying out loud! Is there anyone that has commented on this board older than 10
I was at the airport excited about seeing a new shining trophy for Provo where's
BYUs trophy after beating 0-0 #3 OU? After the Utes beat a 12-1 #4 ranked Bama
they got a trophy why not BYU?
Your comments are not only absurd, but ignorant. Why throw mud when the BYU win
only helps EVERY school in the MWC?? From what I've read, the vast majority of
UTE fans have showed nothing but class in congratulating BYU. I will be rooting
for Utah until they play BYU. However, for that special breed of ignorance
embodied by the comments of "bigutefan", let's review some facts. BYU had four
turnovers, lost a key player on D, was without their starting RB, started a new
O-line, and started new corners. OU had their fair share of mistakes, but when
you CANNOT punch it in with 1st down from the 2, - with the two best running
backs in college football - the credit goes to the BYU defense! We simply
played with more heart, physicality, and desire. Let's not forget that BYU
played toe-to-toe with OU with Bradford in the game - it was 7-7 when he went
down.Congrats to BYU, the MWC, and especially to coach Mendenhall -
they clearly out-coached the OU staff!!Now run along bigutefan - you
don't want to be late for your shift at McDonald's.
Careful buddy, over the past few years when the utes season has been
characterized with a Giant U that U represented one word... UNDEFEATED. To all
the other ute fans, BYU had an awesome defense and played very sloppy and still
beat OU. There is no reason to start talking smack until the week before we
play BYU!!! Neither team knows how good the other will be or how good they are
now. Also it shows how much can change in the off season, BYU's defense looked
pretty good and Utah's looked sloppy, that was a huge surprise. Anyway
one win, either beating OU or Utah State doesn't predict how the Utes and Cougs
play the rest of their season. Hopefully both teams will end up undefeated at
that time and we can really get excited. But for now shut up and give congrats
where it's due.GO UTES, and cougars when they're not playing utah.
Terry | 1:11 a.m. Sept. 7, 2009"We have the best weapons in the country
and now the supporting cast is just as strong... I am sick and tired of Ute fans
who have no class (and there are many of them). BYU will have an exceptional
year and I cannot wait to watch us DESTROY Utah in Provo in late December. GO
COUGARS!!"Hmmm? Only in your dreams.I would argue
FL, USC, Bama, Ohio, Texas, and even TCU have better "weapons" then BYU. The
only game BYU plays in December is its annual Vegas Bowl either beating or
getting DESTROYED by a #5 PAC-10 team.
I want to give props to the Utes for a good consistent program. For those
throwing the asterisk around, remember that 'Bama was without their stud, if
mentally unstable defensive star last year, and people tried to lower the value
of that win due to that also. Not to forget that people say beating Pitt was
nothing, just like they say the 84 NC for BYU wasn't earned. Disrespect comes
in heaps, what counts are those that can show class and give respect when it is
earned. Go Cougs, go Utes (in 10 of 11 games left). Utah is definitely a top 5
state for football these days and as an outsider, appreciate what you've got.
Don't forget Alabama was upset they didn't get the win over Florida and play in
the BCS NC. They didn't care about the Utah Uses or the game and their great OT
was out. So, don't say stupid stuff like, "Bradford was hurt". The
fact is BYU should have scored 24 and rolled. Ute fans are
pathetic.OU would have scored more against the "GREAT" UTE defense.
Utah St proved that.
It is wonderful to have a great win. However, we must all be careful not to lose
control of decent and honorable treatment of others during our celebration. The
love that BYU has demonstrated over the years is still the guideline. Continue
to win and be grateful for small things - even one point. JD Houck
Interesting, but Texas and USC were also disappointed by a one loss and NOT
being able to play in the title game but why were they so motivated? What about
Georgia why were they so motivated to play and demolish Hawaii? If they didn't
care about playing Utah they should have said no thanks to the Sugar Bowl invite
and saved their fans the money and embarrassment of getting thrashed by Utah.The fact is BYU "did not score 24 points" and they only one the "rolled"
and hurt is Bradford. You know why this is a fact and not my opinion because I
look at the final scoreboard and it says: 14-13.We might be pathetic
but we are not delusional to pass of opinions as facts. I seriously doubt, and
it is only an opinion, that the same OU offense that played BYU would have fared
better against Ute or TCU defenses. In fact the history setting OU offense last
year had 28 yards rushing against TCU at OU. All USU proved was they
had 2 big plays against the Ute defense. OU had 1 missed play from a win:
missed field goal.
Let's have a round of lemonades for everyone!
Bradford doesn't play defense: 14-13OT Andre Smith didn't play
defense: 31-17Only difference 0-0 #3 OU vs. 12-1 #4 BamaCongrats to BYU but lets not get carried away. Pitt in 1984 was also #3 in
the preseason and I believe they finished un-ranked.
Hey I know that we don't play the Utes in the end of Dec. At 1 am in the
morning (and no sleep from the night before because I flew out of Austin at 6:30
am), I meant to say end of Nov. As someone who went to the U and did not switch
to becoming a Ute fan because I did not want to join that "class-less" fan base,
I know what I am talking about. Last year, I told my fellow BYU fans that we
were getting to hopeful for nothing because I knew that we would lose 2-3 games.
Our toughest games were away. This year, it is our turn because our key games
(except for Oklahoma) are at home. Hall, Pitta, Jorgenson, Clawson, Unga,
George, Tonga, Denney, etc. are more mature and more experienced. Hall has
become a better QB and has learned from his past defeats. It is the year of the
BYU Cougars and nothing that anyone opposed to the idea will change the outcome.
Mendenhall will not allow the Cougars to miss a beat. Sit back and enjoy the
ride, Cougar fans!!! Go BYU.
Ute fans, this is why I hate the football fans of the univerity that I graduated
from (the U of U). Some of you cannot accept the fact that BYU is an exceptional
team and they would have probably beaten OU even if Bradford played another
half. Bradford played the entire fist half and BYU dominated him. His only TD
was the result of a gift from BYU. BYU also missed a field goal. BYU was one
yard away from scoring a TD and fumbled in the endzone. BYU dropped a punt which
led to a Oklahoma TD. BYU had 4 turnovers, including 2 interceptions which led
to 10 OU pts. OU had 2 turnovers (none of which led to a BYU TD). BYU played
against a noise factor that you would not believe unless you were there. Imagine
70,000 OU fans screaming in a stadium. Now imagine it happening in a dome. It
was deafening. BYU did not have their starting running back. BYU's only
returning O-lineman, a sophmore, played with a broken hand. In the offense, BYU
started 7 players that had not played the year before and 5 of which that never
If Hall had picked up where he left off last year that last drive would have
never happened. He's obviously learned some lessons. I thought using Pitta as a
decoy, which allowed Jacobson to be wide open, was brilliant. The play also had
to feel like redemption for Jacobson who fumbled earlier and allowed OU its only
touchdown. Great win for the Cougars & the Mountain West Conference!
Rumor has it that the stores in Provo are completely out of Orange Juice and
Green Jello due to the celebration. Congratulations BYU.
BYU had 10 points the left on the fieldOU didn't have a single drive over
70 yards to my knowledge...even w/Bradford.OU's points came off BYU
turnovers within their half of the field. BYU was able to run and pass on
the vaunted OU defense...OU returned a bevy of starters on offense and
defense.Not a bad showing for a team that was supposed to lose by 3
TDs. The Y is scheduling high-profile programs...on the road, cause that's the
only way they will play anyone from the MWC. Great win, go Cougs and go
Utes...kick some BCS booty!
"Some of you cannot accept the fact that BYU is an exceptional team"Define exceptional team? BYU is still 1-20 against top 25 teams in the FINAL
rankings. We will see if #3 OU is as good as 2008 preseason #1
Georgia which finished #13 or #29 Utah finishing #2. Can BYU go
undefeated with FSU, TCU, and Utah at home? Yes but not likely considering even
FL last year lost to Ol' Miss at home. Your claim that BYU will
DESTROY Utah this year is based on one game is even more ridiculous. Could
they, sure but not likely considering 11-2 BYU teams barely beat a mediocre Ute
team at LES by "4&18". Is BYU that much better then 2007? Nope. Is Utah and
TCU? Yes."Hall has become a better QB and has learned from
his past defeats."Its one game lets not get ahead of yourself. He
lost to TCU but didn't learn from that. He lost to Utah but didn't seem to
learn form that. In fact without BYUs defense he was on is way to not learning
from the Arizona loss.
What made this victory very special for me was knowing that Barry Switzer was
there in Arlington watching it live.
Not to take anything away from the win, but the team needs to stay focused.
What happened last year? The year started off great, a 59-0 win over UCLA,etc.
Then things went down hill. Bronco himself admitted that he did not do a good
job of isolating the players from the hype. How awesome would be going
undefeated and making the championship game, especially on our 25th anniversary!
But to do that, the team needs to stay focused, and level headed!!! We can't
get caucky, and we need to be focused one game at a time! We can't start
looking at FSU,otherwise we could lose to Tulane. The coaches and players need
to do better in this area than they have in the past. One game at a time!
Focus! And EXCUTE!
Seriously BYU fans, get over yourself. OU should have pummeled you guys but they
did the same thing Bama did with the Utes, they thought they could just show up
and win, by the time OU realized they were playing a team with lots of
experience , the HEISMAN TROPHY winner was knocked out. Congrats on a good win
guys, but it was week one ...how many supposed great teams have been ranked in
the top 10 when they didn't deserve it and gotten beaten by some cinderella
school....remember Michigan v. Appalacian state? Enjoy your moment in the sun,
but I seem to recall only your arch rival busting the BCS...No real stars will
come to your school because of the honor code guys...accept the fact the 80's
are long gone along with any chance for national glory for your boring school.
FSU will crush you in two weeks cause you aint sneaking up on Bobby Bowden and
The first thing that utes want to do is try and minimize the byu win by refering
to the injury to bradford. Last year brs bama, wasn't the Bama without thier all
american left tackle. Is there a more important position on the offensive line.
I still relish the Ute win, I am a Y fan and have defended the Ute win many
times and will continue to do so. Go Utes, TCU, BYU give the MWC the credit
deserve. That said, the first half stats for the Sooners certainly was not great
even with Bradford. Lets all relish the wins MWC against all the elite.
Curfew laws usually apply only to those below a certain age--like 14.
ha-- I love the scared Ute fans on here trying to deride the GREAT WIN because
we knocked Bradford (who was getting drilled all night) out of the game. I
guess BYU shouldn't be allowed to blitz or tackle in order for it to count? How
about we play w/out our #1 running back or starting middle linebacker? Does it
count then? Okay, what if we play at a "neutral" site that is dominated with red
shirts? How about then? No? Alright, what if I point out that our best offensive
weapon defected to the NFL while theirs returned? Not yet? Ok, what if we play a
rookie O-line vs. a front seven loaded with blue chippers and 1st round draft
picks replete with NC game experience? Not good enough? Should I bother pointing
out that Utah State scored more on Utah at Rice-Eccles than OU did on BYU in
Texas? I hope you enjoy the wait before you get DRILLED at LES this year. It's
gotta be like waiting for a root canal at the dentist's office. RISE AND
"How awesome would be going undefeated and making the championship game,
especially on our 25th anniversary!" You haven't even been
INVITED to a BCS game but you think you will get an INVITE to the title game?Not likely even if you go undefeated. 14-13 win with Bradford out won't
impress the judges over lets say one loss FL, USC, Texas and even OU (if they
turn it around).I would say that it should get you into the BCS game
hopefully over an undefeated ND or Boise.
I'll have to admit that was pretty funny.
Proof positive that one can get drunk on milk.
Last year I quit reading these sports threads because of the juvenile comments.
I couldn't resist reading them after this win. Every other thread has been
amazing with almost all the comments respectful. Then I read this one and I
wonder if some of you will ever grow up. Take a lesson from the classy OU fans
and show you aren't bratty kids.
A very good Game! BYU(1991) deserved the win! Sam was not out playing the
defense when he went out and the UO(1993) defense was all there at the end when
BYU scored! Now lets hope TCU gets off to a good start with Virginia and the
rest of the MTN West keeps on! Good luck Wyoming! Big task this week! But Texas
can lose too! No to Our BYU team: Next is Tulane. It means NOTHING TO BEAT UO
and LOSE to Tulane or anyone else! Your marked!
what was max hall saying at the end of the game "OH MY GOD" i thought you
couldn't say that at byu. well good thing he said that cause they won
although i am a big fan of utah. i am glad byu won this one. good job on the win
and showing how tough the mountain west can be
We joined our Cougar fan son-in-law in cheering for BYU as they beat Oklahoma.
BYU was clearly prepared for the game and played their hearts out! The
unexpected win reminded me of how Utah fans felt about the Sugar Bowl. I still
have a smile on my face as I think about how Alabama fans were in a state of
shock! Way to go Cougars! You have helped elevate all teams in the Mountain
I was there and I watched a great game. The Dallas sports page titled it "The
Big Red Ouch" It truly was. the hit that took Bradford out was a perfectly
clean hit. The Oklahoma defence was vastly over rated. It was amazing to see
70,000 red shirts in the stands. The blue shirts were in one corner of the
statium, but the 5000 blue shirts made as much or more noise than the Okies.
They were gracious in defeat. Go BYU, California
The only funny thing about your post is that you forgot to mention the loss of
BYUs starting fullback and their defensive single caller. But, glory in your win
over USU. Now you take on that ever dangerous San Jose State. Try keeping a
straight face and let's hear about your monster schedule.
I was proud to stand and wait for my team to arrive in Provo, Utah. It has been
decades since we won a game that really mattered nationally.Go
Cougs!!!Take the NC and the Heisman!!!
Two words for anyone out there who thinks Bradford's injury is the only reason
BYU won: Game stats. If BYU can keep playing with the HEART they
showed against OU, there's no stopping us. Congrats to Bronco, his staff and
the entire team for a HUGE win!
The celebrations were all on campus... not in a Provo setting. True, the Y is
in Provo per se, but not paying taxes, etc., and the spontaneous celeb. were on
campus, not in provo.Poor reporting. Must not know the difference
between a campus setting and a city proper.
Congrats to the Y for a big win. It is good to see somebody else besides Utah &
TCU represent the MWC.
Were you all over the city at one time? Cause when you drove through Provo there
were celebrations going on everywhere. Maybe you could only be in one place at
a time and you were on campus (Which is in the city of PROVO. Think before you
"No way BYU even cracks the top 10". Stinks when BYU "bursts your bubble",
doesn't it? Better luck next time when you guess that our upset will be the
ranking. BYU is going to have an awesome season and I can't wait to see the
rankings when we kill the Utes at the end of the season.
So you all saw it fit to celebrate on the Sabbath?
Hahahah oh, Gayle.. thats hilarious. Your hilarious. Who will read this comment
thread and feel deep, undying shame that they were out at 2 or so in the
morning? Not I.
The Sabbath is nothing to be joked about, especially when it is ditched for
football. To joke about it is blasphemous.
Calm down, Gayle.
Pointing out that celebrating a football game on the Sabbath is something that
needs to be pointed out, not mocked.
D&C section 59 11 Nevertheless thy avows shall be offered up in
righteousness on all days and at all times; 12 But remember that on this,
the aLord’s day, thou shalt offer thine boblations and thy sacraments unto
the Most High, cconfessing thy sins unto thy brethren, and before the Lord. 13 And on this day thou shalt do none other thing, only let thy food be
prepared with singleness of heart that thy afasting may be perfect, or, in other
words, that thy bjoy may be full. 14 Verily, this is fasting and prayer,
or in other words, rejoicing and prayer.
Here is a good one..... Your joke was terrible.