I just hope that the two teams can represent their respective institutions, that
no one gets injured, and that the fans can behave. Any contentions response to
this should be shamed, as I merely want for sportmanship and integrity. Go
No beer throwing and no caffeine free beverage throwing would be good. Although
now we should also ban caffeinated drinks as well I guess.
I'm expecting a fairly close game.BYU 38Utah 28And no posts from Chris B. for a year. lol
Advantage BYU on special teams.
sammyg, when has special teams ever given BYU the advantage in the series? All I
can think of is 34-31, 34-31, 3-0, 17-16, etc, etc.
StGtoSLCSpecial teams were an advantage at least in 2009. I think
BYU ended up winning that game because Utah punt blockers couldn't seem to
get the idea to not touch the kicker after he punted the ball. If I remember
right, there was a play where Ute's special teams hit our returner early,
giving us good field position. It's been awhile, but I think my memory is
serving me right. So...that's at least one game.
The Utes special teams are poor at best. BYU's is much improved, kickers
solid, Hoffman and Falslev are very good. Utah needs to step it up. Both have
very good defenses, edge I give to Utah. Offensive edge to BYU. Coaching, well
have to go with Whit but Bronco is no slouch. Home field to the U. But Special
teams could turn the tables for the Cougs for sure.
it won't be special teams that make the difference. It will be the
offensive line play. Can Utah protect the quarterback and can BYU's line
open any holes for the running game.
Chris from Rose Park, fair enough, although I was kind of more referencing any
particularly good special teams plays by BYU making the difference rather than
just bad plays by Utah.
It really sounds like the team making the fewest special teams blunders wins, if
it's close. Yes, I realize that's fairly self-evident, and that one
team's blunder is usually the other team's stellar play.But when I think about BYU special team bads, TCU comes first to mind.I still say, if Riley scrambles (not necessarily runs), BYU wins. If
Utah contains him like Tulsa did, long night...
I don't see how special teams can be the determining factor. Not when God
favors one side and that side is so morally superior. Regardless of
the score the Y will not be beaten. They may give the game away. Question:
Has the Y ever been beaten due to the other team playing better?One
thing to watch for in the game is - How fast can the offensive lineman (in
condition after all these years) back peddle. Along a different
line: Yesterday there was an article where a Ute Zone reporter was asked direct
questions about the Utes. I felt it was an objective and informed analysis.
Several Y fans viewed it similarly (except for DuckHunter). I invite you to
read it if you haven't yet. I looked forward to a similar article about
the Y today; however, a Y fan said the author did this for all Y opponents but
not the Y. I can understand this if the paper was the Daily Universe but the
Deseret News? I could hear Colonel Jessop screaming, "You can't handle
the truth."Hoping for another classic game Saturday. Go Utes.
UofU football.. meh...But in all fairness: BYU football.. meh...
Maybe that BYU kicker that Ducky and Sammy told us about will kick a 70 yard
field goal like they say he can.
54-10I bet you wished you had nickel for every field goal missed
against Colorado, eh?You guys lost to a WAC team last week and
people are predicting BYU to beat you this week.Bwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!
54-10Making stuff up again. Your insecurities are showing. What name have you picked after this weekend?
Who am I sir: great post. Last year's blowout had nothing to do with
Utah's defense. It was all Jake Heaps. It had nothing to do with Trevor
Reilly being in BYU backfield all day. It was Jake's inability to get a
handle on the ball. It had nothing to do with a better overall program that
beaten BYU 7 of the last 10 years. It had to do with Jake's being
overrated,,,Just ask any BYU fan. They can't be beaten without helping the
@sammyg;What name have you picked after this weekend?Good
question.... will you be posting under both names this weekend or is
"Duckhunter" on a another business trip? Typical troll hypocrisy.