BYU by 30.
Boise by 14+
Please! I'll be happy with BYU by 3.
BYU cannot win if Riley Nelson is the quarterbback. As I have said many times
and have been proven right, Riley cannot defeat a DI team with even average
defensive skills He lacks the arm strength, composure, and discipline. We
probably will not see James Lark any more because he is so much more effective
Sorry BYU fans but the Cougs had their chance for a confidence builder last week
because they "prepared for it like any other game". Well we're in
for a 7-5 season now and the rocky road begins sorry to say. I hope I am wrong!
What now, I think you are right, and Utah will win by the same
margin at least.
We are in for a long season. I love the Cougars. I want them to win. I really do
want them to be successful.Riley Nielson. He does love football. He
likes getting hit. I tip my hat to him for that. But he's way over his
head. He's too sporadic and panicky. He doesn't give the ball up to
his running back on the option. The opposite team doesn't have to watch
much film to know exactly what to expect from him. They've got him
completely figured out way before game day.In order to win, the
defense has to step up already stellar play. The offense has to show up and then
play out of their minds. But we all know nothing's going to change. The
offense won't show up, stupid mistakes will be made, turnovers will ensue,
and we'll all be slumped over in our easy chairs banging our heads against
the coffee table. My vote: 35 to 6 for Boise St.
What? BYU article states that undefeated seasons are magical? Well, Utah has had
two such "magical" seasons in the last nine years! It's obviously
not that hard for the Utes!!! What's bYU's problem???
Wow, I hope no one gets hurts jumping off the Riley bandwagon, as it seems they
are jumping in droves.And, yes, a 3 point win is just as satisfying
as a 44 point win. Take it from experience, either one makes you smile.
Note to BYU coaches: If your QB takes a hit and looks around lost and dazed,
take him out. Let a back up take over until he gets his senses back, or keep him
out. Last week after the hit in the first few minutes Riley didn't snap out
of it until the 4th qtr. It was too late then, game over.
There is no way you can get to excited for any game that Riley is QB for. Sorry
guys I have said it and been ripped on for over the last year plus for saying
Riley is not a D1 QB and some fans are finally seeing that. Until Bronco and
Doman put Hill or even Lark who has an arm in to throw the ball in, enjoy what
you what you all wanted.And yes Heaps leaving will hurt and hurt
TheNunAmen!Riley goes the distance, has two turnovers
but otherwise plays well enough to win in the final seconds. Defense plays
stellar, cougars win by 3. Wayne goes back to the "returning
punts" schtick. Again. Bet I'm right two out of three.
Hope I'm wrong about Wayne.
Big Test for both Utah and BYU this week. Both are at least a 7 point underdog.
I hope they both win, but they will have to play better than they did against
OK, I like BYU, but y'all are delusional if you think the Cougs have a
chance in this one. Props for effort against the Utes, but Boise State has a
top 4 in the nation win percentage over the last 5 years. They don't make
mistakes, and the Y D is not good enough to force mistakes. BSU by 25 over BYU.
BYU has a chance to redeem itself against a team and fans that play with as
great as intensity as the Utes. I see our boys still struggling with key
mistakes by Riley and Special Teams. Utah, on the other hand, will
be overwhelmed by the Sun Devils. I predict a 2 TD margin for ASU. The Utes will
also lose to UCLA, USC and at least one other PAC 12 team. They have spent all
their emotional energy on the "rivalry".
One of the accompanying photos was snapped in December 2011, according to the
caption. Seems unlikely to me; too many trees in the background covered with
pretty green leaves.As a member of a family with both BYU and BSU
alumni, it'll be interesting to watch the game at Mom's place tonight.
(Mom is a BYU alum and a huge football fan - her two favorite teams are the
Cougars and the Broncos.) I asked her if she'd be separating the fans by
allegiance, or if we all just have to cheer for everybody! No matter who wins
tonight, we'll all be very happy. We'll also all be very
Questions:Will Doman be able to call plays and get them to the QB in
time to run an up-tempo offense?Will Doman consider throwing the ball to
his two 6'4" receivers?Will Doman force the running game
regardless of the outcome of each rush?Will Doman figure out how to call
quick pass plays for his, "arm-challenged" QB?Will Doman treat
this like any other game and focus on BYU's execution rather than actually
gameplanning for a specific team?And better question...will Doman
ever develop into a D-1 Offensive Coordinator?
@eastcoastcougyou mean the same way the utes were supposed to be
"overwhelmed" by your pathetic cougars?then yes i agree and see
another win for them this week too. HAHA!
With Utah, Boise State, Notre Dame, Georgia Tech, and Oregon State on the
schedule (not to mention VERY tough competition coming from Utah State and San
Jose State) was BYU really "dreaming" of an undefeated season?
eastcoastcougI Utah doesn't have a chance this weekend, byu
might as well not even show up tonight. Tonights game will not even be close.
The y has NO emotion they are just like thier coach, BSU by 20 pts the cougs are
in for a total beat down tonight. They will not be ready to play.
There will be no bounce back. Doman made too many mistakes. Riley should be a
safety not a quarterback. He cannot throw accurately something everybody knew
from day one. The competition should have been between Lark and Heaps. Alisa
(and formerly Quesada) should be running the ball, not Riley. With Riley's
inablitly to see the field, our talented receivers have been wasted. We will
lose to Boise State, Georgia Tech, Notre Dame, Oregon State, and Utah State,
unless there are significant changes on the offensive side of the ball.
I actually think that BYU have a legitimate shot at winning this game tonight.
BYU's defense is strong, if they can keep cool and not get too emotional
they should be able to put a lot of pressure on Boise State throughout the
entire game.I have decided that being a true fan of a team means that you
cheer for your team in every single game, but you don't have to hate the
other school in your state, because strength of schedule is actually a big part
of college football, so I hope that BYU wins all of their games, and I hope that
USU wins all of their games. Being a true fan has never been about tearing into
another school, it has been about being loud and proud of the school that you
support!Good luck Cougars!
Wow how quickly the tune changes for cougie fan's. A week ago the cougies
were going undefeated to the BCS and Riely was the greatest QB since Steve
Young. Not even a week later cougie fan's have no faith in a win against
boise and everybody's calling Riely out? Don't worry cougie fan's
November is not far away you'll be able to win out in Nov. and think your
team is good again....lol
Wouldn't be lying if I said I was nervous about tonight, Riley and the
offense need to clean up their game in a big and bad way. Doman needs to call
some plays to get the pressure off Riley, that Utah rush was forcing Riley into
bad decisions all night. Granted, this isn't the Broncos from the last
four years, but they are a tough, well coached team and BYU had better come with
their "A" game or else it will get ugly fast. Having said that, GO
Chris B.? Is that really you? Either way, I agree. No reason to hate.
Sportsrealist - Pathetic Cougars? Thats funny since the only way Utah could beat
them is by a couple of big blunders. BYU beat them in all statistical categories
and they're pathetic. Well maybe they are but that means Utah is as well!
We all know that sometimes the best team doesn't always win, especially in
the game of football where fumbles and interceptions happen alot. Do you think
Nevada was better than Boise a couple of years ago when they beat them? Just in
case you don't know the answer it's no. So go home you only make
yourself look bad.Some of you are forgetting that Boise is young
this year, they are good don't get me wrong but to say that the Cougars
don't have a shot especially with the defense they have is plain wrong.
When Crowton was coach they went to Boise and one of BYU worst teams in memory
could've won the game but missed a field goal. I have much more confidence
in this team than that one. I'm not calling a Cougar win but I won't
rule it out as well!
BSU has a great team and this should be a good game, but those of you who are
calling Boise State by 20+... are you crazy? BYU may not be a top 10 team, but
they do have a legitimate top 10 defense. The only reason Utah got to 24 points
against the Cougars was because of the TD on a returned fumble and another on a
very short field after the long punt return. Really, the U only had 10 points
that you can credit to the offense and BSU's offense is not that far ahead
of the Utes. I expect a close low-scoring game. Go Cougs!
Seriously, is that you Chris B? Anyway, as a Ute fan BYU needs to stop worrying
about being undefeated every season. They haven't done it since 84 and it
doesn't appear that will happen anytime soon. Utah hardly mentions it even
though they have done it twice in the last decade. Byu is so fixated on that
and they don't worry about their opponents near enough at the same rate.
Seriously, every year the talk of undefeated and it happens like clock work.
Does that get old as a fan of Byu? I really am curious...
@dnayAny bennift gained by Utah from BYU's "blunders" was
recipricated by Utah.1) The Ute punt team gave the ball to BYU on the 10
yard line which resulted in a touchdown.2) 2 targeting penalties and a
false start on the Utes left the ball on the 10 yard line resulting in a
touchdown for BYU.3) 4rth and 12 with 30 sseconds to go and the Ute
defenders let the Y's best reciever get behind them for a 47 yard
reception.4) 3 separate chances to send the game into overtime.As you can see many things went in BYU's favor. It is typical for
BYU fans to say the Y lost the game rather than the Utes won it but 3 wins in a
row and 8 of 11 says otherwise.By the way, the only reason for BYU's
statistical edge is because the Utes had 2 long punt returns setting up short
fields, a fumble return and 1 play drive (Hays to Anderson. The only stat that
matters though 24-21
Coach Peterson and Bronco are both very classy coaches. Also they are 2 of the
best game planning coaches in the Nation. Both teams should be ready to go and
we should be in for a great game.I think it will be a hard fought
tight game until the 4th quater, then BSU pulls away.One thing BYU
fans that come up to Boise you wont have to worry about clasless fans coming
after you or your family. Enjoy your trip.Good Luck CougsGO
I'm a BYU fan but, there is not a chance they win this game with Nelson at
QB. He's a good look for a backup but, he is not a top half
Y Grad / Y Dad - What have you seen to give you any reason to believe BYU is
going to win this game? Did we watch a different game for three quarters last
Bronco seems like a nice guy, but I've never liked him as a head coach.
He's way too soft, doesn't play his best players, his offense is not
fun to watch, and he doesn't prepare his team properly for big games.
BYU should use it's "Nitro Offense".Even then, BYU will
still get hammered. Teams like Boise and Utah don't need fancy names, they
just GET IT DONE. Something BYU should learn: no fancy names, just hard work.
BSU BRONCO!!,Bronco... one of the best game planning coaches in the
nation?Nu uh. We saw that last Saturday, and have that week for 3
years straight, 8 out of the last 11 years too. He can't win against decent
teams... we all know that. It's written in the record books. Look it up on