Match-upsBCS vs. non-AQAthletes vs. kids who like to
play sportsTeam shown it can have quests vs. team that talks about
questsTeam headed to Rose Bowl vs. team headed to byu bowlUtah 31byu 17Thanks for playing
Special teams play will be very important to this game. Who has the better
punter, who will get, maintain better field position? Turnovers, the kicking
game will be more important than the quaterbacks in deciding the game Saturday,
and Utah always seems to do better with these things. Trick plays, deception,
creativity are usually almost always in the Utes favor. Watch out Cougars. It
will be a frustrating day if you don't take care of these things.
Non AQ teams beat BCS teams every week.You have to prove that you belong
before you get the respect you are so desperate for. BYU is simply a
better team on both sides of the ball this yearHeaded to the Rose
Bowl?? cough..choke...laugh laugh laugh. I will be absolutely shocked if
Utah wins more than 7 games this year. Sorry crisb, the Utes are Vegas bowl
bound at best.BYU 35Utah 12Thanks for trying...and
for the laughs.
Maybe off topic, but I have to point out. Utah can officially say they have
arrived. Last week, they got USC to storm the field after they secured a victory
over Utah. I never dreamed this day would come. BYU, offense needs to have
a break out, release the beast, run-it-up, leave-no-doubt type of game. Doman,
don't you dare take your foot off of the pedal until the clock reads 0.00 (in
the fourth quarter!)Go Cougs! I just got tickets and I'll be there
screaming for you!
Crispy,You are funny. BYU has no athletes on their team. As I
remember Heaps was wanted by most teams in the country including Utah, several
linebackers were wanted by or played for BCS schools. Apo was committed to
Texas and then changed his mind to BYU. I'm guessing that you don't think that
Hinds is very good anymore either. Just to let you in on a secret both schools
usually recruit the same kids so if BYU is not very athletic then the same could
be said for Utah. What it comes down to is that BYU and Utah are very evenly
matched and this game will most likely be a very close game like last year.
Lets hope for a great game with no injuries.
Chris B - your hatred of all things BYU is not representative of other Utah
fans, myself included. We all know you are bitter at not being accepted as a
BYU student based on poor high school academics but it's time to stop carrying
Chris B said,"kids who like to play sports"Haha,
that one got me laughing! This coming from a guy that probably hasn't been off
his mom's couch since the Clinton Administration!
Nice, a Chris B prediction. That pretty much guarantees the exact opposite will
happen. Based on Chrissy's prediction look for BYU to pull away in the 4th in
route to a comfortable 31-17 victory.Look for the cougs to be energized
following tomorrow's win and go on to a 1 maybe 2 loss season. Look for the
exact opposite to occur for Utah. I predict they will spiral following
tomorrow's loss and will finish near the bottom of the 12 pac.
With the Cougar D coming up big, I see a goose egg being laid.BYU
I'm not sure that Utah will be considered a Rose Bowl contender after their 1-2
start this year...
@tj"byu is simply better on both sides of the ball." how did you
come to this conclusion??? where has byu show theyve been that much more
dominant than utah?
amusing as always Chris. Keep thinking your team has arrived pal. They're
going to get jack stomped by a bunch of 'un-athletic non-AQ choir boys' on
Saturday. You're opinion of your team reminds me of the 'uncool' kid at school
who goes out and buys the cool new threads and thinks that they will instantly
gain him popularity and make him cool. You think the simple act of getting into
the Pac 12 somehow magically makes Utah a better, more athletic team. Nobody
remind Chris that UCLA, WSU, and Colorado also play in the Pac 12 and yet
somehow the magical Pac 10(12) Fairy hasn't magically made their programs good.
Thanks for playing.
I have to give Chris B credit. he always manages to comment first
and no matter what, no one can leave him alone. Wherever he is, he has to be
laughing at all the people who take his childishness seriously enough to
respond. Anyway, these teams are evenly matched (get real TJ, we
have not proved to be better on both sdies of the ball; far from it. case in
point, look what the might salookis of Southern Illinois did to Ole Miss after
our game.......doesn't inspire much confidence).
The DesNews has published that photo several times since last year. And why
not? It was a key play in the game. Funny thing is, where do you think
Burton's other hand is? Perhaps it's just the angle, but that sure looks like
PA to me. Simple truth is, this game almost always comes down to
whomever gets the calls and the lucky bounces and incredibly lucky plays: 4th
and 18, Harline, George's defenders running into each other, Hall's flurry of
interceptions, Burton coming off the edge and blocking the kick, just to name
the past 5 years.The past 5 years, the game has come down to the
last two minutes. Gives me an ulcer every time. And I love it, so bring it on!
The biggest match-up will be between Doman and Chow. Definite advantage Chow.
Both teams have the skill players but who will use them to their best advantage?
I can see Diluigi tippy toeing in the backfield and heaps lazering in on a
single receiver. If Heaps will spread it around and if Doman will go down field
and mix up the backs, BYU will be fine. A big if.
It's pretty weird having this game so early in the season...so far neither team
has looked great. Utah played a talented, but physicially inferior Montana
State team and it was a good win. BYU played a decent Ole Miss team and also
won...week 1, BYU looked better. Last week BYU played a pretty poor Texas team
- but, still Texas...however, they didn't show up in the 2nd half. Utah played
a big and fast USC team - lost, but did so showing tremendous grit and
determination. Utah looked better week 2.None of that matters now -
I am a huge Ute fan, but even so the edge goes to BYU as it is in LES and well,
we won last year. Not a prediction (this game is too hard to predict) - but BYU
has home field and a healthy QB...well, assuming he shows up.I know
the Utes could win, they have the heart, the atheletes and the coach; and I
REALLY hope they do!Go Utes!
Hats off to Chris B. set the hook and reel 'em in. You like fishing for suckers?
Re: NostradamusYou might be right, but how do you know Texas is a
"pretty poor" team? They are ranked in the top-20 (depending on what
poll you look at) and BYU may have really helped them out in determing who their
future is with freshmen Case McCoy and Jaxon Shipley.My point is,
it's still too early in the season to claim Texas is a poor team since they're
2-0 and in the top-25, just like it's too soon to say they're a good team.
12 of the last 14 matchups were within 7 points or less. I really don't know how
anyone on either side can predict a blowout win...especially when both offenses
are quite inept. My prediction is 20-17 BYU and that's just because they're at
home (I'd reverse it if Utah was at home). Of course as a Ute I would rather
Utah win, but predictions are best when based on sound reasoning and not just
@officer coolguy aka "articuno BYU", "duckhunter hunter",
"kosta fesenko", etc.Of course you are giving christina b
credit as you are a ute troll trying to pathtically pose as a BYU fan. Even the
rest of your post shows is with your reference to Ole Miss and trying to call
out a real BYU fan like TJ.How pathetic but of course that is common
for a utah "fan".
Re: staypuffinpcI'm going to assume you mean a P.I. It really
depends on when the photo was snapped. If that is before the ball has touched
anyone, then yeah it looks questionable, if it is a second later and Burton has
swatted the ball, then it doesn't really matter what he does to the receiver.
You are right though. It will come down to a few plays and a little
luck. It being so competitive is really what has made this rivalry awesome over
the last 20 and especially 10 years. It also has something to do with the ever
popular "is it too heated?" argument, but I think the large majority
of fans keep it civil and only gently rib their neighbors and freinds about it
appropriately.Go Utes, leave no doubt who the better team is.
re: giantfanFair enough...just a layman's observation...as you say,
it is too early.
Chris,Can we have another promise? If BYU wins you go away promising that
you will never respond to any article related to BYU ever again? Oh
wait you did that already! Never mind then...Hey tell your Mommmy we all send
our best wishes..lol
Bball junkie, you got it. If Byu wins Saturday I wont post on a Byu article
for a month. How is that? I am not worried. I will be commenting all month!
As mighty Southern Illinois proved last week, BYU will be the worst offense Utah
has played to this point. The worst QB Utah will have played. He may have a
picturesque throwing motion, but he makes bad decisions and is very inaccurate
down the field. He'll throw the Utah DB's, and probably Blechen, a few easy
picks to cost his team this game.And the legend will continue to
Kariya has not had very many carries in the first 2 games. Diluigi can make some
big plays but he is not an up-the-middle RB. He totally cowered against the
Texas big defensive front. He is much more effective as a receiver out of the
backfield. Kariya, on the other hand, is a much stronger RB and won't go down
with a little pat like Diluigi. Quezada has yet to show up this year.I think BYU's running game is the weakest part of the team this year. Our
O-line is not nearly as good in the running game as hyped, and our RB's are
sub-par. The injuries to our FB's and their absence is really showing in the
running game. Watching one of our RB's (esp Diluigi) trying to block a 260# LB
was just sad. We need some serious bulldozers playing FB.To win this
game, BYU is going to have to air it out, because their running game is
non-existant.No way will this game be a blow-out either way. It will
be a low scoring squeaker decided in the last few plays.
TomThere is no way in Provo that your "team" will score 31
points against Utah's D. They will lucky to score twice against Utah's redzone
D. Heaps will get those eyes as big as saucers when he sees his pass get
intercepted by Blechen. The real question is, how many INTs will
Heaps have by the end of the game? He has 3 compared to 2 td passes thus far. I
don't see that number improving much against the best defense the cougs have
seen so far.Utah 21byU 17Go Utes!
Not a surprising prediction by a BYU fan, reporter, promoter and water carrier.
One point he didn't mention is that so far in his career, Heaps has yet to beat
a team with a winning record. Should BYU win tomorrow, that record will still
be intact. Gives you a warm and fuzzy feeling all over, right!Go
Utes! After all Magic Happens!
Everybody downplays this game because there are no conference title
implications, and because its early in the season. I see it differently. I
think this is one of the biggest games in the history of the rivalry.Here is why....Both teams have a lot to prove. Utah needs a solid
season to maintain relevance and not become an Oregon State or Washington State
in the PAC. Their first few seasons will determine their ability to maintain
their BCS success momentum and determine if they are a perennial conference
title contender, or a Washington State. BYU has to win its big
games. ESPN appearances depend on it. Consideration into a superconference
system REQUIRES BYU to win 9-10 games per year.The winner is 2-1,
the loser is 1-2. The loser is going to be digging out of a hole and will not
have the momentum to do it with some tough games coming up for both teams.While it is still only one game, this is the kind of game that will
become the foundation of this years success, and impact recruiting and momentum
for future years.
BYU Football is well known for its Throwing Games. Keep this Throwing Game
going. If that is what BYU does best, then , be consistent. I like to see it
more often. Lets continue to manufacture more Quarter Backs for the nation, and
everything else falls in line!! Lets win today!!
Were you writing this article wearing your "band of brothers" t-shirt?
This article sounded like a cougar club member wrote it. I have yet to see
Saint Jake win a big game yet (the bowl game last year does not count, they were
by far the worst team to make a bowl). I didn't read anything about Utah's over
all team speed. Direct comparisons were made about what USC was able to do to
what BYU will do. BYU is no USC. I don't care who you pick to win, just try
and be a little objective. You come off sounding like a cheerleader.
Chris B obviously doesn't have a life. I am truly glad that Utah was invited to
the Pac 10. At least Chris received a bit of joy. Shame that it will end in
utter disappointment. Utah will have to work to win 4 more games.This year the home field will make a difference. Heaps will relax and get his
game together. BYU's D will shut down Wynn and company.Final score
BYU 42 Utah 10
Yeah, I don't see BYU's careful offense having too much success against the Utah
D. I know USC isn't ranked this year, but still, they were playing an offense
that featured a heisman candidate at quarterback, in the coliseum, and a
multi-dimensional offense. I'm sorry, but BYU has none of those things. Utah's
offense is garbage too. This game will be close and low-scoring. 13-10 Utah.
This article was a joke I found it under the Utah section, but any Utah article
that talks about Utah's front seven but fails to mention Star is severely
uninformed. There may be some question marks about Wynn's shoulder,
but the fact is that he's still better any QB byu has seen this year and his QB
rating is much better than Heaps so far.byu fan's ultimate fantasy
of being able to play Utah with a QB who has a shoulder that needs surgery again
isn't happening. Good luck byu dbs keeping up with 3 receivers who are talented
and run 4.4 or faster, you are going to need it, and Wynn's shoulder may not be
100% but it's more than capable.
Sorry, Chris B: Not in our house!BYU 30 - Utah 10Mark it down!Utah's FB results, 2011: *aready playedMont St - W*USC
- L*BYU - LWash - LWash St - WAZ St - LPitt - toss
upCal - LOregon St - WAZ - toss upUCLA - toss upCO
- WBest record: 7-5Worst Record: 4-8Probable Record:
6-6May qualify to play in the PAC championship game, if 7-5, but
will be difficultIf not, you will qualify for a lesser bowl game
If BYU can figure out how to run the ball, Utah's in trouble. If Jordan Wynn
can figure out how to play through pain, BYU is in trouble.
@ Duckhunter | 4:07 p.m. Sept. 16, 2011 **How pathetic but of course
that is common for a utah "fan".**That is the attitude of
a "typical" byu fan. Thejudgmental attitude from a self-imposed exile
in an ivory tower@ goutahutes | 5:48 p.m. Sept. 16, 2011 "I have yet to see Saint Jake win a big game yet (the bowl game last year
does not count, they were by far the worst team to make a bowl)."Actually, byu was the 2nd worst team to go bowling last yr... UTEP was the
@Brandon GurneyYour piece makes all sorts of assumptions and what
ifs. For example, maybe the BYU defense will be able to handle the Utes style
of pounding the ball because Texas ran something similar. Strange logic.My response to your various speculations, the Utes have a new offense
and mostly a new crew on D. Roscoe and his boys aren't going to know what to
expect tomorrow and are in for some surprises.My guess is the Utes
win but let's not jinx it. The only thing I know for sure is your analysis
seems more like something a desperate BYU fan would write.
@Pipes 3:34@atl134 3:51@B 9:00So far, the
three best comments on this comment board. Good to read a few well thought out
predictions that aren't full of childish name-calling or ridiculous analysis.
Both D's are steller. Both O's are struggling. I think BYU finally figures some
things out offensively this week.BYU 24Utah 10
staypuffinpc, the play in that picture would never be viewed as a possible pass
interference in college football. The reason being that Burton was playing on
the ball, not the receiver. It's impossible to play defense without any contact,
so defenders are allowed to place their hands on the guy they're covering,
sometimes even have a slight hold on the jersey, just not tug him anywhere. He
clearly was not arm-barring, displacing his hands or pushing or pulling the
receiver out of his intended path to the ball, so it's clearly a clean, textbook
pass defense by a now NFL player.
I Still Can't Say It You do know that Chow coached at the Y for
years and there is this guy named Lance Renolds still on the coaching staff that
knows Chow and what he does probably better than anyone in the nation. I am sure
some supprises will happen on both sides but don't let yourself think that BYU
is not going to be very prepared for The U's O
BYUs defense has been stellar, and it won't let us vs. Utah. BYU will stop
Utah's running game, then it's on Wynn to get it done. With a sore shoulder and
not 100%, I can't see him doing that. He can't run, so that's a huge BYU
advantage. BYU is finally at home, and already showed they can play with the
mighty Texas and an SEC team, all on the road. Utah will be a breath of fresh
air, especially at home. This BYU team will be much improved away from the heat
and on their own field with their own fans cheering. I can't possibly see BYU
losing this game. They have more depth than ever.
Is there any way Chris B and Duckhunter can have their own little forum so they
can troll away in anonymity and not bother everybody else?
Chris B. bothers anyone? I thought everyone knew better, and either just passed
over, or had a good laugh at the waste of time and space....Well, at
least some of you will notice his absence this next month. Maybe he will spend
more time delivering the pizzas....
@daddman54 8:59Very well said!! Amen._____Utah has
been very good at causing turnovers and capitalizing on them. If they do that to
BYU, we're in trouble. On the other hand, BYU is going to feel good, playing at
home away from the 100 degree heat. If they are going to approach their
potential offensively, this will be the game.
Chris B,How about the cougars winning by twenty one or more and you
never post again? Now how confident are you?
After Ole Miss & Texas, Chris B and his utes are a real downgrade.BYU 42Utes 3
Prediction - A player for BYU's defensive thunder will lay a hit on Wynn that
permanently ends his season and career. Just as was done on the field in Texas
vs Oklahoma to Mr. Bradford.... I understand the Ute fan hatred for the
Cougs.... Nobody in a red and white girlyform can lay the type of hits that BYU
has been known to lay for years. Dirty? Perhaps, but that is just football.
Choke! BYU can only play for half a game. No defense in the 2nd half for 2 games
now. Next week Apo catches one in the end zone. BYU 7, opponent 45.
Wow, chris B was actually not even close. He needed another 20 points added to
the Utes total. lolI didn't give the Utes D enough credit.Looking for point 60 for the Utes! Not even a game. sad
54-10. Love the confidence of the BYU fans, they exude it all day long; they
just can't seem to back it up.