Pretty much every statistic but turnovers and pass efficiency would indicate a
BYU win. Yards, rushing, third down conversions, 4th down conversions, and
sacks all favored BYU.There is a statistic outside the game that
should be a big concern to all state taxpayers. The UU athletic department is
being subsidized $10 million a year by state taxpayers. It is sick and wrong
for any BCS team to be taking money out of their education system and spending
it on their athletic programs when they have billion dollar TV contracts. It is
time to end the athletic department subsidies for the Utes and all the other BCS
teams as well.
If this is some sort of a 'moral' victory about out playing the Utes,
I'll take it. But unfortunately it just falls short of what should have
happened last night.It was a thriller of a game and a tough loss for
the Cougars. Both teams exhibited weaknesses and the Cougar offense was
off-balance for most of the game. Riley had his moments and our snapper and FG
guys had theirs, geesh.It was not a blow-out and somewhat vindicates
last year but not quite. It does expose BYU's lack of preparation for a
game that could have been won and it also shows that the Utes are not that great
of a team as well. Utes are very lucky today, Cougars not so
much.To the winner goes the spoils.It will be a game
discussed for a long time.
Stats that were forgotten....Utes players have bigger hearts. And better
rhappahannock Do you realize living in DC your in the most heavily, my tax
dollar, subsidized place in the county. A bit ironic I would say given your
broken record postulations.
There's more to passing than yards. BYU had fewer completions (17 - 18),
fewer yards per completion (5.6 - 7.3), a worse completion percentage (46% -
67%), and a worse TD:INT ratio (2:1 - 2:0).
@Rock Of The MarnePay no attention to rhappahannock ... he/she
continues to post the same lame comment over and over again despite countless
people informing him/her of the truth which is that the UofU athletic department
is self and donor funded and not funded by tax dollars.it's funny
when people post comments as if they know something that they clearly know
Once again BYU finds a way too lose. Playing that bad combined with the
turnovers one for a touchdown, and they still almost won that game? I thought
the Cougars were a better team than that, but it looks like the Cougars are not
very good at all, because I don't think Utah is very good. I guess Riley
can't play the big games and if thats the case were in for a very long
season, because we have far better teams on our schedule than Utah.
BYU was given every opportunity to win that game last night and in every
instance found a way to squander it. Nelson can step up and make miraculous
things happen. The problem I think is that he puts his team in situations
where, to win, a miracle is the only thing left. He lacks arm strength and
accuracy. His decision making last night was time and again awful. I hate
talking bad about Nelson because of his fire, heart and toughness. That being
said, Taysom Hill is the future of this team. I hope that they get him into the
upcoming games more often.
sammyg: "Utes are very lucky today, Cougars not so much."Luck is when opportunity meets preparation. Utah creates their own luck. BYU
gets given a gift at the end of the game and still can't convert. Better
luck next year. Oh . . . . I mean in three. Ouch, have to live with a Utah win
for two more seasons.
no surprise here .... every time Nelson touches the ball it is a potential turn
over either fumble or interception. the Y wouldn't be a bad team if they
had QB - they have the worst starting QB in the nation in D1. I dare anyone to
fine a QB that is a worse passer and is more fumble prone when running the ball.
BYU is really a sub par program anymore but that seems to be just fine for the
fan base and writers who seem to have settled on the notion that BYU is just a
lesser independent anymore and they are fine with that. BYU is not fun to follow
or watch anymore....
@speed_AltitudeUtah plays BYU at LES next year. The two year hiatus
Speed_Altitude - The difference between BYU and Utah fans is that too us we have
more important things to think and care about than losing a football game to
Utah. Even if you were right and we had to wait a couple of years starting this
next year, a Cougar fan would forget about it, it's only the little step
brother who would let it fester until the next game. The bottom line it means
more too Ute fans then BYU fans, we don't live or die by whether or not we
beat Utah. Too most of us it's just another game.Patriot,
Nelson was injured when the game started, he hardly threw or practiced from what
I heard on the radio. Your mobility and the way you throw the ball will be
affected by a bad back. I'm more disappointed that they came out flat and
not ready to play. I love Bronco but this just may be more on his shoulders than
@dnay, The bottom line it means more too Ute fans then BYU fans, we
don't live or die by whether or not we beat Utah. Too most of us it's
just another game. Absolutely untrue. You just need to read the
forum posts and reflect back on comments made by Bronco himself to understand
how totally incorrect you are.
Speed AltitudeCurrent events aren't your forte huh? Next year
in LES.And the Utes were lucky to win this game with what happened
on the field. Your fans almost blew it. Luck had everything to do with that FG
attempt hitting the post.Hug that win because I'm really
thinking your conference schedule won't allow too many more.And
if Hays goes down you have absolutely nothing to hope for.