The beautiful thing about being Texas is that all they have to do is win. If UT
goes undefeated they play for the national championship. They control their own
destiny. The Longhorns are not going to drop one in Provo this year.Looking forward to both of my schools smacking the y this year.
Let's go BYU!
Texas Football will celebrate their 120th year in college football this
season...during that time, they have:Played in 51 bowl gamesWon 4 national championshipsWon 32 conference championshipsWon 7
divisional championshipsPlayed in 4 BCS gamesIn the last 10
seasons they have finished #1, #2, #4, #5, #10, #12, #13, #19...Pretty darn good...
Texas should be a very good measuring stick of just how good the BYU defense is.
BYU's offense will be better at moving the ball with Cody Hoffman back.
BYU has the home crowd and altitude factor going on this one. I can't wait
to see BYU take it to the horns.
Texas 40Byu 14Utah 47Weber 10Pretty soon byu
will be 0-3, having lost for FOURTH year in a row to Utah, an Utah will be 4-0
and ranked in top 25Be honest byu fans, how embarrassing will this
beLol!You know it's happening, I do too Mark it down!
Chris B may be right on the Texas game. I don't have a lot of faith in
them this year. I remember a worse Florida State ran roughshod over a better
BYU team at home. So this could get ugly but I can always hope.But
I'll also go out on a limb and say Utah will be far from ranked at the end
of the season. In fact, I'll bet as consistent with most years BYU will be
higher ranked than Utah at the end of the season. Just the natural pecking
order of life.
I enjoy reading Chris B. I'm not as confident about the numbers, but
I'll watch/listen to both games and enjoy them too. Hopefully
no rain delays in either game :)Good luck, Cougars. It would be
fantastic to see you pull an upset on Saturday.
When did utah join the Big Sky?
Ed: Nice try, but I'm afraid its your cougies who are playing 3
games with past/present Big Sky members this fall while the Utes will be in the
middle of Pac-12 conference games.
Chris,Your are talking in every post like Utah has already won 4
games. The problem with playing in the Pac-12 is that any team, even the bottom
dwellers, can beat you. I wouldn't say it is a lock that Oregon St. will
lose to Utah. There is no guarantee that Utah will be 4-0. After watching their
defense last week I would be super hesitant to make that kind of prediction.BYU is going to struggle against Texas. I am a fan and want them to do
well. I just keep having flash backs to watching Florida St. dismantle the
team... Long run after long run. It will still be a fun game to watch
regardless. And I will enjoy watching it on ESPN2!
@JohnInSLCAnd two of those three games, Utah might even lose.
Nevada and Boise State.Utah will not beat UCLA, Stanford, Arizona, USC Arizona
State, or Oregon. You will beat Washington State and you MIGHT, I said MIGHT
beat Colorado who has improved and Oregon State. That puts you at best 6-6 and
at worst I will say 3-9, don't get to cocky just yet. We are only one week
into it. Your comment is one of the reasons I cant stand Utah fans.
Ed throws out a small jab and you cant just take it, you have to run back to
the past. A very long past, the schools you refer too left in the early to mid
90's. You are playing a smaller, weaker Weber State team. This is an auto
win, even if you and ChrisB suited up. And before you start touting your
PAC-10+2 Schedule, win something there first. It doesn't help your cause
when you can't win there. To use something as a positive you have to have
done well at it. And you have bombed in the PAC-10, your best shot at doing
well yo lost to Colorado.
Why does Florida get mentioned. BYU just played Texas two years ago in
Austin.BYU will struggle, but so will Texas.BYU is still
an upgrade from a bottom dwelling PAC 12 team, and will play a close game.BYU 24Texas 21Mark it down with erasable ink.
Wow1 On sports radio here in Texas, commentator stated the Longhorns would
have a better chance for a victory if they were playing the utes.
UtahBruinSaratoga Springs, UT@JohnInSLCAnd two of
those three games, Utah might even lose. Nevada and Boise State.--------------Depends are those teams ranked? If not, then Utah
hasn't lost to an un-ranked mid-major since Sep 2007 so they should be able
to handle both teams.While its still too early to till if Utah is a
8 win team but from last weeks performance I can safely say they will be
favorites against Weber State, Oregon State, BYU, Washington State, and
Colorado. Thus, they should be able to win 6 games.
@worf"Wow1 On sports radio here in Texas, commentator stated the
Longhorns would have a better chance for a victory if they were playing the
utes."-----------You must be listening to El Fuego
Radio in West Dillon Texas with Buddy Garrity.Worf, you realize
Friday Night Lights was all a factious town and radio station?
Worf,I'll gladly remind you all year your prediction for this
game.Soon byu will be 0-3 and byu fans will be licking their wounds,
having lost to Utah for the fourth time in a ROW!
The only thing that gives me optimism for tomorrow's game is that Chris B
said to "mark it down."
Guys, remember that this is the same team that we beat on all sides of the ball
a couple years ago on their own turf! There is no relevancy in comparing this
game to the Florida St.-Bobby Bowden reunion. BYU almost always plays their best
football at home like any other team and this game is no exception. Look for the
Cougars to make a quick offensive strike and play really tough defense. They
need to attack the QB early so that his accuracy is tested and keep the drive
alive to win this game.
@ JohnInSLC:Nice try yourself. You need to be reminded that based
on past history, Utah is usually out of PAC12 conference games by the time
"the middle" comes. Being in the middle would actually be an upgrade
from always contending in the lowest tier of your conference, and trying so
desperately to not be the cellar dweller once again. I actually hope Utah
can show some improvement in that category this season. If so, we could then
stop laughing quite so hard at Chris B's always hilarious predictions.
we will likely lose to texas, but i dont think it will be a blow out. we are at
home, altitude, no rain, bounce back from last weeks poor performance, anae
switching the offensive line around, hoffman healed up. we have a chance to be
competitive at least.the utah game will be interesting, but surely
this is our year. dont see how utes are marking it down as a guaranteed win. we
have 2 weeks to prepare. hopefully they have been planning/scheming for this
game for months though. this byu team will probably turn out with an
average record in the end but i think they will surprise some people with a few
upsets against quality teams.
"Mark it down with erasable ink."worf:Finally,
something I agree with! I'm glad that you remember, for the moment, how
inaccurate your predictions were last week--not that it'll ever stop you
from being wrong again.---------"And two of those
three games, Utah might even lose. Nevada and Boise State. . . .Ed throws out a small jab and you cant just take it"UtahBruin:This is why I can't stand byu "fans" who
pretend to be something else. First, they boldly proclaim certainty about
something that can't happen. Then they get all weepy about someone
counter-punching their jabs.
Can't wait to hear what the Coulda Woulda Shouldas do on the field
tomorrow. And, what "fine young men" Bronco has on his team...albeit a
team that now has a reputation for not being able to win big games or even games
it should win. Let's get Bronco reassigned to a sunday school class
somewhere and find a coach that is a winner.
@ Chris B:I wasn't so sure I'd live long enough to read
about someone actually enjoying your comments. But it's finally happened...
even though it is from just a "Silly-Rabbit".@ JohnInSLC:Worf and UtahBruin actually handled the "counter-punching" quite
well. It actually appears to be you who is now getting all defensive and trying
to go on the offensive. If you really want to talk about wrong predictions, go
back and read some of Chris B's. Most of his usually end up in la-la land.
And UtahBruin wasn't weepy at all. He actually make some pretty good
points. Take it to heart and don't let it get to you so much.
@JohnInSLCI am not a BYU fan, I just don't like Utah fans.
Weepy? That's you with your comeback, it is not my fault many Utah fans
can't hack a jab. You think your good, your not. I have never seen a Utah
fan on here eat any crow for their losses, they just make excuses. I don't
have a problem with the Utah Football team, many of their fans I cannot stand.
I am a UCLA fan through and through (Hence the name UtahBruin) and am very much
looking forward to October 5th. If Utah beats my Bruins, which I doubt, I will
eat my crow, that's what is great about football, it gives you a whole year
to brag about your team. I took my lumps living in Utah in 2011 and 2007, your
only wins ever against UCLA we are 9-2 against you. I like my chances. And
you are still not respected, welcomed or wanted in the PAC-10. Ask any true
PAC-10 fan, we didn't want you. But thanks for the money by coming in and
If Anae can call for more than runs up the middle and five yard outs, we'll
be alright. Not as convinced about a victory as ChrisB is about a loss, but it
should be fun.And since we're talking about ChrisB, it's
okay to be obsessed Chris, but most of us have a wider world view. Utah is one
game on our schedule, that's it. BYU's season means more than winning
one particular game (and don't even try and pull the PAC12 bit because if
you meant it, you wouldn't comment on every BYU article ever written). Has
it hurt to lose the past few years...of course it has. But when December comes
and I'm watching the Cougars in a bowl game, and you are sitting on the
couch also watching my team play since Utah definitely won't be playing at
that point, one of us will be able to recognize that besides a few bumps, the
season was still successful, and the other of us will still be obsessed with BYU
since again, there's nothing to do on the hill around Christmas time.
" . . . read some of Chris B's . . ."worf:That's your excuse, "Chris B does it too"? But remember, he DID
correctly predict the outcome of Utah's and byu's games last week and
you didn't.--------"I am not a BYU fan . . .
You think your good, your not . . . I am a UCLA fan through and through"UtahBruin:That's why you're here fuming at Ute
fans on a Texas-byu story? Shouldn't you be taking "jabs" at SC
fans on a UCLA article in the LA Times? Or, did that not go too well either?
@JohnInSLCLet me help where I can...1) I live in Utah2) I love sports, especially football3) Since I live here, and I love
sports, I am LDS, the Utah BYU rivalry is fun to watch and be a part of. 4) Because you are a fan of one team, according to you that does not allow you
to discuss other teams I guess. I will make a call to Kirk Herbstreit and let
him know his job is in jeopordy with ESPN for doing just that.5) As as
UCLA fan, I respect USC fans more than I do Utah Football fans.6) 2012
UCLA 38, USC 28, the Victory Bell resides in Westwood right now. I have until
Oct 28th to throw my jabs. Hopefully longer, but there isn't any jabs to
take right now.7) So it is going just fine since that Victory Bell is in
Westwood.8) Because I love sports I have no problem eating my crow when
required. But for the past year, for both SC and Utah, I have been the
server.And you said I was weeping, ha ha ha
JohnInSLC"That's why you're here fuming at Ute fans on
a Texas-BYU story?"LOL at the utter hypocrisy of a Utah fan
calling out a UCLA fan for having the audacity to make a derogatory comment
about Utah and/or Utah fans on a Texas-BYU story.Well done
Chris B--won't be that bad.
I am looking forward to watching the Texas/BYU game. Team practices on the
Longhorn Network look pretty darn good.
Hey Tators! You're welcome! Glad I could make that happen. You are now free
to pass on. :)My realistic expectations for tomorrow? Utes win;
Cougars win. There's no problem with both teams winning, now is there?
Be honest Chris B, how embarrassing is your prediction now?