Um...well...yeah - I don't think any team reaches their full potential
after just two games. Not exactly bulletin board material.
I expect solid defense from both the Cougs and Utes. This game will not be a
high scorning affair. Nelson's ability to scrammble is key, because I
don't expect the Cougs O line to give him a lot of time with Star bearing
down. Nelson needs to avoid taking big hits.BYU also needs to find
a way to run the ball. I don't expect Alisa to get a lot of yards up the
gut, but if JD and Jamaal can break a couple of runs outside the tackles it will
help to neutralize the Ute defense. Use Alisa for short passes out of the
backfield. Keep Pritchard in for extra blocking protection.QB play
is the key for Utes. I expect Hays to take 75% of the snaps. Cougs D needs to
keep the pressure on. Blitz early and often. Utes O line has not shown the
ability to protect or open holes for White like they did last year.BYU 24 - Utah 17.
I agree with CougFaninTX, that this will likely be a low scoring game, but it is
the strength of the offensive lines that will decide the game. The offensive
lines for both teams have been criticized for underacheiving -- failing to
protect the quarterback and open up the run. Both teams play tough D, so
whichever O-line steps up to the challenge will make the difference.
I also expect it to be a low scoring game. I'm a BYU fan and I hope BYU
will win. Utah will give BYU all it can handle. I guess just remember last
Honest, I bleed cougar blue with the best of them, but some of the stats we come
up with make even me wonder."On a clear blue day at 3,000 feet
or higher if the moon is waning and the temperature of Utah Lake is 68 or
better, the cougars are undefeated..."On the other hand, what
this says is that the cougars win nearly all of the games we are supposed to
win. So there you have it.Come on , game day! Do I REALLY have to
Probably the most telling statement in the article was the comment that BYU
wasn't physically out matched, they were mentally out played. BYU mistakes
led to the majority of Utahs points. Hopefully BYU will be the mentally tougher
team this time.
I think as long as our defense keeps letting our opponents put points on the
board, they haven't reached their potential.This will be a
tough game, but the more I find out about it, the more I think the Cougars will
win. Utah has too many question marks that it will take not one, but many
miracles to win, combined with exceptional execution. Seems too unlikely to
happen, but it is a rivalry.Of course, looking at last year you have
to take BYU mistakes into account as well, but it just seems that in the whole
60 minutes of game play, Utah will make far more mistakes than BYU will.
Defenses should both be solid; BYU's D won't give up again as long as
we have Riley motivating the offense. Look at BYU's defense against Utah
in the first half of the game last year: they can contain Utah's offense,
especially since this Ute offense is weaker than last year's.
White will run all over byu, at willUtah 31byu 10White 2 touchdowns, 140 yards0% chance byu gets the winIf I am wrong I wont post all yearI'll post all year