Crappy late games. You have to credit the ESPN2 appearance to Utah's
winning ways and BYU's beatdown of Texas, otherwise this would have hit
What game is on ESPN? Betcha it wont be better than this game. Mad about the
late start, but what can you do?
At least Utah finally gets to play on national TV. I guess when you are a
national brand like BYU you get to play each week. ESPN decided that since Utah
is not a national brand they would put it on late night. If BYU would have been
playing someone more interesting they would have made it prime time.
I hate to say it but downunder is right. Utah is not a national brand even
being in the PAC. I'll say it, I am worried for Sept. 21st.
ESPN is punishing BYU for playing Utah. Nobody wants to see Utah play so they
put it on late night. I can't wait to get back to playing national name
brands and get back to ESPN primetime.
Can't wait to beat the utes. In the words of Kyle Van Awesome,
"It's goinna to be a blood bath". The Cougs are hungry and the utes
are on the menu. Rise Up, Go BLUE!!
I would rather take the late start then be on ESPNU. Just hope we don't
have another rain delay or goes into overtime. This will be a fun game, I agree
it will most likely be a very close game. Go BYU.
Should be a fun game. I don't really understand the TV exposure smack as
both teams are routinely nationally televised, but unto each his own I suppose.
Should be a good game, BYU has an extra week to prepare for Utah and Utah is
already looking much much better then last year in pretty much every position.
First Utah has got to take care of the Beavers so good luck in practice this
week and on Saturday Utes.Go Utes!!!
Go Cougs! Should be a good game.
Real Blue... Travis Wilson is #8 ranked player in pass efficiency and can also
run... Hill is ranked 122 and can only run. Good luck with the big game but Utah
takes this one!
Remember last year vs. Utah when Van Noy decleated that Utah lineman on the
kick-return?Can't wait for this game. Texas done, Utah.. your next!
I'd like to call on all BYU fans to follow the old coaching cliche and take
this season one game at a time. The Cougars this year are probably better than
they showed against Virginia but are not as good as they looked against Texas.
Concentrating on beating Utah is a good thing. It's a big game and
it's also the next game. Just because we stomped Texas, doesn't mean
we will do the same to Utah or any other team. We now have reason to be
hopeful, even optimistic but let's not make ourselves look silly by getting
ahead of ourselves. There's still a lot of work to be done and it's
nice to have the extra week to prepare. It should certainly help Jamaal's
back. Now, BEAT those UTES and Go Coug's!!
Hope BYU crushes the U into the 2 year break! Go Cougars!
SWEEP for 2013 seniors!
This will be the SECDOND time in the last 15 years Utah has gone 4-0 against
byU.Do you know how far back you have to go to find the last 2 times
byu beat Utah 4 times in a row?Far.Very far.Very very far.LOL
Ute fans talk about how great their QB is after the Weber State game. Don't
forget that even Riley Nelson looked decent against the Wildcats last year.
Why did KVN and Hoffman return for their senior seasons?They wanted
to know what it feels like to beat their rivals.Too bad they STILL
won't know!Go UTES>---->
Be honest byu fans:How embarrassing will it be to lose to your
rivals FOUR years in a row?LOL!I love being better than
everyone else in the state!
Get ready for beat down part 4!! Hilarious that it's just another game for
the Utes but Van Noy's super bowl!! Sorry little bro but you will finish
your career 0-4 vs. big brother.
We are so humbled and grateful that BYU has allowed Utah the opportunity to play
in the same building and be seen by the millions and millions of followers.
I'm surprised the NCAA even allows us to play you. Your superiority should
at least be recognized by only matching up with national championship hopefuls
or NFL teams weekly, right? Hahaha. If BYU was truly a national
brand and loved by so many, it wouldn't matter who they played. They would
all be primetime games on ESPN. Keep thinking you're extra special. It
always makes for a good laugh. GO UTES!
With very few exceptions, this matchup is always a good one... with tough,
hard-fought battles. More times than not, it usually comes down to the last
possession. It won't be surprising it that happens again this year with
both teams currently playing really well.
CORRECTION:byu's rivalry game will be held then.Utah's rivalry games are later against USC, UCLA, and Colorado.Hopefully byu and usu fans are beginning to realize why we are not your
rivals.We are better than you.USC and UCLA don't
consider San Diego a rival, but San Diego fans see it that way.Power
conference teams aren't rivals with non-power conference teams.It's just that simpleThere are no great rivalries in the
entire nation that involve 1 power conference team and 1 non -power conference
team.Power conference teams(Utah) are better than non-power
conference teams(usu, byu)
@Jenny 83 Kyle Van Noy and the rest of the D will be the great equalizer here.
Hill may have struggles passing but can do well enough to keep Utah honest. He
isn't entirely one dimensional as you claim. He also doesn't make
stupid mistakes.We will see how efficient Wilson is with KVN in his face all
byu and usu fans should be recognizing now why Utah is moving away from playing
Utah teams: We're better than you.It's not
considered a "good win" when we beat you. No respect for Utah after we
beat USU and look what the national media did to texas after losing to byu.Our Fresno series is better as they have as much if not more national
respect than byu and usu and they are in a key recruiting area.To
all byu, usu, weber, and suu fans:You can now all continue to build
up your rivalries for the chance to say:"We're the second
best team/program in the state"LOL
Kyle Van Noy says this is byU's "Super Bowl". LOL!! So much for
the TDS instance that this game doesn't matter that much! Little brothers
are so humorous!!This will be a fun game. Utah will stretch the
current streak to 4-0. byU laid ALL it's offensive cards on the table
against highly over rated Texas. EVERYBODY now is 100% certain that hill
can't pass if his life depended on it - it's not just "the
rain". Contain the corners and byU has no offense. Plus, byU's
corners have yet to be tested. It will be a career day for Wilson and
Drez/Fitsgerald/Dunham/Tonga/Murphy, et al. It will be fun for Schultz and
Radley to get significant playing time in the second half too.Uncle
Rico - Van Noy has played against Utah three years now and that is the best
highlight you can come up with? LOL!! Van Noy decleated a guy on a kick-off!
WOW! I seem to recall also Van Noy "decleating" a punter once,after
the play was over, when his back was turned. Go Utes! Onward and
I've said all year if byu wins I wont post on byu articles all year.I made the same promise last yearAnd the year beforeAnd the year beforeI posted last yearand the
year beforeand the year beforeAnd I'll be posting
this year, just to rub it in!Go UTES
Don't agree with KVN that it is the superbowl for BYU, but it should be a
great game to watch, always a lot of emotion and difficult to predict the
winner, Go Cougars!
Trash talk about being on national TV? Really? Too many blue fans showing their
insecurity about being "not as good as the joneses".This
should be a good game and is BYUs best chance to beat the utes over the last
half decade. But Utah has still won three in a row. BYU had a knack for silly
mistakes and emotionally driven penalties that end up sinking their chances of a
win. (And to address why BYU is a national brand...newsflash-
it's because of the schools affiliation with a religion and very little to
do with their football program)
This will be the second BYU game in a row that you've completely misread
the tea leaves. Too bad you've promised to disappear for a year after the
loss, because that will allow you to run away and hide instead of having to eat
your crow in public.Of course, we all know that's a pie crust
promise, because you'll be back within a couple days posting under another
one of your dozens of aliases.
Wow, the arrogance of Chris B is laughable! Wanting Colorado as a rival? HA!
Fresno State more respected nationally than BYU? HA!
@ Chris B:I highly doubt that USC and UCLA consider the U to be a
"rival" but keep dreaming! Can't wait for your 2 year break from
C'mon BYU, let's put those Utes in their place!
ChristinaYou made the exact same promise before the BYU-SDSU
basketball a couple of years ago, then broke that promise.Guaranteed, even after BYU beats Utah on the 21st, there will be literally
hundreds of posts by you (under a different name) between August 22, 2013 and
August 21, 2014.You know it; and so does everyone else on this blog.
BYU better find a passing game in two weeks or they are toast.
@ Chris B:I'll set you straight as to why Utah is moving away
from playing certain other in-state schools. And yes, USU and BYU fans are
starting to understand it. Apparently, everyone is, but you.Utah got
outplayed by USU for the second year in a row last week. It's
understandable why Kyle is nervous about and doesn't want to play them very
often. He takes a lot of heat whenever USU beats the U, and the kitchen has been
getting very hot. BYU will be walking away after pulling away from
Utah in their game in 2 weeks. Kyle knows that 2 of his last 3 wins over the Y
were razor thin and the balance is past due to be shifted back to the Y.
Everyone who knows anything about college football can understand why the U
dropped the Y from their schedule for the next few years. It will take that long
for the U players to regenerate their moral after the solid defeat they suffer
in 2 weeks. But at least the U is still willing to play Weber. And
maybe can add Southern Utah and/or Dixie to their schedule.
A night game on the Duce; looking forward to it. Texas was so embarassed by
Saturday's performance that they fired their Defensive Coordinator.
Speaking of which, who's on the hotter hot seat; Mack Brown or Lane Kiffin?
I'm thinking Kiff, but not by much.
Jenny"Travis Wilson is #8 ranked player in pass efficiency and
can also run... Hill is ranked 122 and can only run."Taysom Hill
is ranked #5 in rushing and will improve dramatically in his passing... Travis
Wilson is ranked 147 in rushing.
@All Ute Fans Everywhere. I will be "jealous" of Utah's Pac-12
membership and Elite status in college football when they actually win. Right
now they are no better off than BYU or any other non power conference team.
There is no way they are going to beat out Stanford or Oregon for the Rose
Bowl/National Championship spot. Until they can prove they belong on the field
with the Elites of college football I won't feel a shred of jealousy or
insecurity for where BYU is at. This is going to be a great game. Can't
wait to see it!
Taysom Hill completed 64.3 percent of his passes for 2,269 yards and 18
touchdowns as a high school senior. He also rushed for 1,491 yards and 24
touchdowns.Travis Wilson completed 62 percent of his passes for
2,289 yards and 24 touchdowns as a high school senior. He also rushed for 467
yards and nine touchdowns.Don't worry, Taysom will get his
passing touch back, and when he does, he's going to be a very dangerous
Every year, BYU fans believe they are far and away the superior team, and are
shocked beyond reason when Utah even makes a game out of it (Much less, wins
it). Until BYU starts viewing Utah as their equals, rather than some team they
scoff at as their little-brother program (Which hasn't been true for at
least 20 years now), they are going to continue getting beat more often than
not. Texas came into Provo thinking they would roll away with a 3 TD
win, and BYU got up for the game and shocked them. Utah will not be making the
same mistake. Utah does not underestimate BYU, and has not lost by more than a
touchdown for over 20 years. BYU fans had better hope that BYU is not riding too
high after their big Texas win, because Utah is not going to care.
for the uts this will be their bowl game just like in so many years in the
past...back to their future
I am just glad we will soon have the game on the field and off the message
boards!!! I will be rooting for my Cougs but hope that Utah plays well and
nobody gets hurt on either side!!! I think it is going to be another Holy War
for the ages and record book!!! Utah is playing well but has not been really
tested yet and BYU righted their ship when they had to!!! Good luck to Utah
against OSU and see you in Provo Sept. 21st.!!!Go Cougs!!!
Chris B --- What planet are you living on? You really think USC or UCLA thinks
they are rivals with utah utes? That is probably one of the dumbest things that
you have ever said. Sure you can take colorado as a rival. They are one of the
worst teams in all the power conferences. USC and UCLA couldn't care less
about the utes of utah.
I don't care about the football game. All I care about is the pac 12
stickers on my vehicle. Right now I have 11 pac 12 stickers. And waiting for 5
more pac 12 stickers in the mail. I love the pac 12. I think the pac 12 rules!!!
I’m getting dizzy by all the BYU bipolar behavior. Before the season they
were the best team in the state. After a miserable loss to a terrible team they
want Bronco’s head. After a real nice upset there back to being the best.
You fans need to get a grip.The game is at 8:15 PM because that is
when BYU always plays because they are ESPN’s, rhymes with witch.After two weeks in the season I see an improved Utah team and a BYU team that
looks just like last year’s team. With that said, why would any of you
think this year’s game is going to end any different than the last
three?All that ever comes out of the “blue bubble” is
hype with no substance.Go Utes!
@ sheriffcreg:It's also amusing and somewhat perplexing to see
someone tell someone else how they themselves believe instead of letting those
others speak for themselves. Don't let an oddball fan determine or speak
for an entire fan base. Thankfully, BYU fans are smart enough to realize that
Chris B doesn't speak for most of the Ute fan base. I truly believe
that most of us BYU fans do NOT believe as you say. We, like Utah fans, like to
think we're better than our opponents. But we're not naive enough to
believe we're "far and away the superior team". You're just
saying such a thing to justify your negative feelings toward BYU Also, it's pretty much a given that the Utah coaches are looking at and
preparing for BYU differently after seeing the Texas game. As well they should.
They would be dumb not to care.
Go pac 12
@Chris B's MommaGet off your high horse, Utah had one year they
didn't get to a bowl game. We will be back this year.
It is amazing how stupid so many of these comments are. Both teams are mediocre
year in and year out they are average at best. A fan can argue either point well
Utah beat Alabama or BYU won a national title both are irrelevant. Both are
mediocre, BYU has gotten more publicity this year because they beat Texas. Utah
got it when they beat Alabama. Both teams are pretty much equal. As an outsider
BYU will always carry bigger weight because they are unique, they are
independent and play all over the nation so people see them, but still am
average team. Utah is a bottom feeder in a big conference I would compare Utah
to Vanderbilt. So go ahead fans brag to one another. I am independent average or
I am a PAC12 loser. Either way your status in college football is compared to
Vanderbilt for Utah and Boise State for BYU. Neither of you mean much in the big
picture. (Average teams can have great years Utah 2008 BYU 1984)
Big J -- BYU is ESPN's ditch? That doesn't make sense. Anyway,
it's funny how ute fans speculate on how BYU fans think, feel, etc. Nobody
was wanting Bronco's head, sure the game sucked but as a coug fan most of
us thought it was just that, a loss. They are playing late because they are a
west coast team, if you have been watching all pac 11 teams they mostly play at
night. What time was USC v. Washington State game? But since you are close
follower of college football I guess we'll just have to take YOUR word for
it. RISE UP GO COUGS!!!
Big J"The game is at 8:15 PM because that is when BYU always
plays because they are ESPN’s..."So how do you explain the
game in RES starting at 8:00 PM on ESPN2 last season?Is Utah's
big boy conference, PAC 12ness only worth a measly 15-minute earlier start
time?Looking forward to seeing the stunned looks of disbelief on the
faces of Ute nation on the 21st.LOL!
@ Big J:This shouldn't be news to you, but apparently is...All teams get down after a loss, especially one that should've won.All teams get up after a win, especially one they were considered the
underdog. And so yes, BYU fans have been on a roller-coaster ride so far
this year. But that's bipolar. It's called going along with the ups
and downs of the game. You'll better understand that after Utah's big
loss in 2 weeks after a few nice wins. Your jealousy is starting to
show over the enviable ESPN contract BYU has with them. Your tune would be
completely different if it was Utah who had that contract and played on a
national stage week after week. How are you "seeing" so much
after just 2 weeks? Utah won a game at home that they statistically lost and
then dominated over a junior college team. BYU played in a monsoon on the other
side of the country and lost it with dumb play calling after statistically
dominating the game. Then they utterly dominated the 15th ranked team in the
country just before they play Utah.That is substance, not hype!
BYU fans are acting like ESPN loves them so much and views Utah as some nothing
of a program. Riiiggghhhttttt... Look at how many games you have on ESPN 2. Then
look at how many games Boise has on ESPN. You guys need to wake up.
The only thing that sucks about this rivalry is that the Utes could win by 40+
(like in 2011) and the Cougs will still be talking smack and acting like the
rooster in the hen house. Their perception of themselves seems to have no
correlation to reality. It's like if they lose, they just assume that was
somehow a bad dream and in reality the Cougs won. How does any fan base that has
gone 0-3 against a team crow this much? It doesn't make sense.
jeru0455Utah fans are still having trouble with one very simple
concept - one game does not a season make.Win the rivalry game AND
finish with a better record AND finish with a higher ranking, then, and only
then, can you claim you were better.Otherwise, the only thing you
won was one-game bragging rights.You won the battle, but lost the
war.How does any fan base that has finished BEHIND their rival in
record and ranking in 5 of the last 8 seasons crow about being better simply
because they got lucky winning a couple of toss ups?
@ jeru0455:Well, son of Salem (or whatever your name is)...ESPN does love BYU enough to have given them an 8 year contract to play on
national TV almost every week of every football season for that entire time. To
any objective person, that says there is a lot of love there. Your assertion
smacks of jealousy. And yes, they are actually playing more
nationally televised games than Boise or Utah... probably combined. Check your
numbers and facts before getting too far out on a tangent and making yourself
look more jealous than informed.
I'm tired of all the comments twisting KVN's comment. He said,
"This is like the Super Bowl . . . It is plain and simple: I want to beat
them. They don’t like us, and we don’t like them, and that’s
OK."Don't twist the comment to be more than it is.
There's nothing about this being BYU's Super Bowl. Teams in the Super
Bowl give it their all. KVN is saying that both teams will come out and give it
their all.I want to win also, but I'd rather go 10-2 with a
loss to the Utes than go 5-7 and beat U and sit home in December like U did last
year. The season is more important than 1 game.If BYU is not your
rival, and USC, UCLA and Colorado are your rivals; can U explain why there is
not a single Ute comment in the LA Times or Denver Post? And there are
100's of Ute comments from Ute fans about the Cougs in a few BYU articles
in the DNews?
@Reno Cougs Fan 68 I wish we could have more Y fans such as
yourself. Absolutely nobody can predict what will happen Sept 21st. As far as
people saying "Utah hasn't really been tested yet", I somewhat
agree, but USU will be a good team this year and BYU still has to play them.
I'm more excited and concerned for PAC 12 play than playing BYU. And BYU
hasn't been tested yet either...IMO. I'm glad they beat Texas. All my
in-laws, most of my neighbors and co-workers are Y fans, and they all laughed
when I said BYU would beat Texas. BYU is much better than at Virginia, and I was
really shocked when they entered the polls at all, let alone at 15. May the best
team win come Sept 21st.Go Utes!!
Question for BYU fans. Why, after BYU thoroughly beat Texas, does both the AP
poll and the coaches poll have a 1-1 Texas team higher than a 1-1 BYU team?
Apparently the sports writers and coaches still think Texas is the better team.
And yes I know that BYU is currently receiving more votes than Utah.
86&90UTESportsFan already answered your question.
One game does not make a season? Yeah, right. The Texas game made your season,
but the Virginia game never took place. stay classy!
It's a real plus for teams that playing BYU gets them on TV. I doubt that
the Utah Nebraska game (I think that's who they play) next year will make
Dave S. I'll give you one "beat down" in the last three
years. Sorry, but when the game goes down to the wire, it's not a beat
I'm just waiting for someone from Utah to say "Yeah, well my big
brother can beat up your big brother." Rivalries with USC and UCLA. Those
two teams don't even know utah is in the PAC Conference yet. Bottom line is
this, Utes will over look Oregon St, who has nothing to lose now, and lose. BYU
will dismantle a demoralized (and eye opened) ute squad. Then, when the Devils
come to town, they will clean up what's left. Go Cougars!Mormons for Devils (ASU)!
Spokane Ute"The Texas game made your season..." Beating the Longhorns is a nice start, but unlike the BYU game made your
season in 2012, BYU still has many more fish to fry before this season is over.
@86&90UTE.... that is kind of a silly question.... Right now, nobody knows
how good of a team BYU has. BYU did not play well and lost to a Virginia team
that isn't supposed to be very good. BYU played great and beat a Texas
team when they were expected to lose. Everyone knows that Texas should have
better players so of course Texas still gets the benefit of the doubt for being
the better team that had a lousy game.... BYU needs to win a few more games
before they will be taken seriously as a top 25 team.
But, will the game be delayed by Thunderstorms? Paging Mark Eubank!?Seriously, byu may have outsmarted themselves by scheduling bye before playing
the U. Momemntum is a funny thing. The Wayne Howard & Fassel led Utes used
to do this frequently and get stomped.It seems that the Utes of the
21st century play better & are more successful in Happy Valley.
re: CougarSunDevil**Rivalries with USC and UCLA. Those two teams
don't even know utah is in the PAC Conference yet.** Utah has
put a scare into the Trojans the last 2 yrs; I think they know. The classier LA
School knows too.
to RealBlue earlier today..."You really think USC or UCLA thinks
they are rivals with utah utes?"But, Notre Dame & Byu are
kindred spirits, legacy programs, & brothers in independence; right?
So the UTES Bowl Game will be in September...They can Thank BYU for the
national Audience... and the loss
Wally West,A scare? that's it? So USC had Utah come trick or
treating on their door step and said "boo" to the Trojans and now USC
knows that Utah is a threat? A scare? Seems some Ute fans don't give that
kind of leeway to BYU when BYU puts a "scare" against someone.
Let's be as you say "classy". Acknowledge that BYU put a
"scare" in Notre Dame last year who played for the national title.
Acknowledge that BYU put a "scare" into Utah and Boise State last year.
All you're admitting is that BYU and Utah are equal and even, except that
it seems that BYU has given a "scare" to more people last year than
Utah. Own up and admit that BYU and Utah are at least equal and start
capitalizing BYU in your posts like I capitalize Utah in mine. Start showing
respect and you might be surprised to get a lot in return.
Ogden dude,Unless you are really young you would know what it is
like to be swept by your rivals. counting redshirt years and missionary years
RM's from uTAH never beat BYU. fans from uTAH use to count decades between
wins. It was so bad that a team once tried to tear down their rivals goalposts
after a victory.
I'm just glad that, with an 8:15 pm start time, I and my Utah buddies will
be in bed, asleep, and won't have to watch my Utes meltdown on national TV.
BYU by 12.There....I said it.Now, talk trash and support
your team.GO COUGARS!!!
@ Chris B - Salt Lake City, UT - "CORRECTION: byu's rivalry game will
be held then. Utah's rivalry games are later against USC, UCLA, and
Colorado."So BYU is n-o-t Utah's rival?Riiiiiiight.What planet are you from?And Fresno is a
more nationally recognized/respected team than BYU?Riiiiight.That light at the end of the tunnel, Chris B., is called
"reality". Walk towards it.Go Cougars!
A few quick thoughts:I wish the game was earlier. A delay for any
reason will just about guarantee the 4th quarter will end on Sunday.
That's only happened to BYU once before to my knowledge.USC and
UCLA do indeed "know who Utah is" because they have to slice the PAC 12
Pie with them, which I am sure they think is a crummy deal. In their mind,
except for getting the conference to 12 teams, what does Utah bring to the
table? They invited Colorado before Utah. LOL!!WSU and Arizona know
who the Utes are as well, and they are happy because now Utah and Colorado will
fight for the basement and they can move up a step or two. Utah picked 5th,
Colorado 6th in the Southern Division. LOL!!U think U will go to the
Rose Bowl...ever? Look at Arizona for your future. LOL!!
@ Chris B - Salt Lake City, UT - "I've said all year if byu wins I wont
post on byu articles all year."No, Chris B., that is NOT what
you said.You said that if BYU beat Texas and then beat Utah, that
you would not post anything anti-BYU for the rest of your life.I've got your post saved on my Favorites tab. This is going to be
soooooo sweet!Go Cougars!
@ Down UnderBYU will play Utah late night because the PAC 12 loves
the late night Pacific time zone market and ESPN caters to Utah some in that
regard.After the weather games back to back, BYU has played late
games the last two weeks. That could be another advantage for BYU. They already
have the bye week and the home field. The so called exposure you are
referring to was dropped with the weather at Virginia and gained against Texas.
That worked in BYU's favor because the positives were aired. I
love the late night games when they aren't many others on to compete with
the good games. The nation will see how intense this rivalry when both schools
seek exposure and exposing each other. With the break in the series and the
excitement both teams have now, this game in two weeks will be huge.Utah also has a big game this week (OSU) and every week from here on out
(Weber State tune up game gone). With all the advantages BYU has
this year (credit Holmoe with scheduling) it will be all the sweeter if Utah
comes in and tears down those walls.
Re: Chris B.This was your best post of all-time..."Utah's rivalry games are later against USC, UCLA, and Colorado...
USC and UCLA don't consider San Diego a rival, but San Diego fans see it
that way. Power conference teams aren't rivals with non-power conference
teams. It's just that simple."So by your own admission Utah
does not belong in a "Power conference" because I guarantee you USC and
UCLA don't consider Utah a rival either (even if a few delusional Utah fans
see it that way). I personally love the "holy war" and
don't see it going away any time soon. Go Cougs!
@ PhoenixThe BYU game didn't make our season, our season was
below par either way. Beating BYU is a given, look at the track record. Did the
Virginia game make your season? Fans like your self and Down Under make me
thoroughly enjoy games like the BYU - Virginia one. Thanks!
@Jenny 83Did you know that Jamaal Williams is #2 in the nation in
rushing?Did you also know that Taysom Hill is #5 in the nation in
rushing?Did you also know that Texas' defense is much more talented
than Utah's?BYU will win.
@ talkinsportsTaysom also played high school ball in IDAHO. Wilson
played in Southern California. The two are not comparable.
Spokane Ute"Beating BYU is a given, look at the track
record."LOL!13 of the last 16 games have been
decided by a touchdown or less in the final minutes or in overtime and BYU has
won 26 of the last 40 games in the series. Any fan who thinks this is an
automatic win for either team is either seriously delusional or is just blowing
smoke.That said, after destroying Texas, I seriously doubt BYU will
be even the slightest bit intimidated playing Utah.
8:15 PM MST. Okay, possiblity another storm passing through, two hours delay -
start at 10:15. Game can be played 3 hours? Whoa, Thomas S. Monson said, stop
the game and BYU will forfeight and utah win. That is stupid time
@SportsfanYou do realize that if BYU played our schedule the last
two years, they would have done a lot worse right?
@ DEW CougarsNo, the game WON'T STOP if it laps into Sunday.
You, my friend, are pretty young if you don't remember BYU playing one of
the inaugural games in the 80's at the Meadowslands and it started late
enough and lasted long enough that the game went into Sunday. Nobody quit
playing and forfeited the game.U partisans wish that the Y would
have to forfeit because that's likely the only way U will get a victory.I agree the time slot is not good, especially for anyone that needs to
be somewhere on Sunday morning and doesn't live in Utah County. But it is
what it is. I'd rather give up some sleep and watch Utah lose the game
because that would excite me enough I wouldn't be able to sleep anyway.
I am a BYU fan.If my team had just lost 3 games in a row over the
last 3 years,And that team had also beat mine 8 of the last 11 times we
played in 11 years, I would most definitely feel superior in every way,and act as if that other team had zero chance of victory against my team, That's just the way I am,I am a BYU fan!I hope you all
enjoyed my poem. I feel like it sums up this comment section quite nicely.Go Utes!
jeru0455"You do realize that if BYU played our schedule the last
two years, they would have done a lot worse right?"You have
absolutely NO PROOF that BYU would have done worse against Utah's schedule
than Utah did. Unlike Kyle, Bronco has never lost to a conference
bottom-dwelling 10-loss team like UNLV or Colorado. Bronco was undefeated
against MWC bottom-dwellers UNLV, UNM, CSU and Wyo. Kyle lost to all of them,
some of them more than once.And then there's this: Bronco beat
#16/#17 Utah State last year; Kyle lost to Utah StateSo, we have
hard evidence in at least one case, that Bronco would have done BETTER against
Utah's schedule than Kyle did.
Lonestarrunner,So now a close loss is a good thing? Really? Wow,
spin it Baby. Three in a row and 8 of 11. Put those numbers in the spin cycle.
You mentioned the Texas game, but failed to mention the Virginia game? Now
that's curious? Selective memory seems to run rampid among your fan base.
I'm sure it was just an over sight though. I hope that brings you back to
earth (1-1) with a great win, and a horrible loss. @ DEW
Cougars,I love the night game/game time, but that's coming from
someone watching it on TV in the PST zone.
Spokane UteOne game does not a season make - repeat that over and
over until it sinks in.Then consider this: teams usually show the
most improvement each season from game 1 to game 2.BYU played
Virginia game 1. BYU played Texas game 2. ergo, the improvement BYU demonstrated
versus Texas is a better indicator of where BYU currently stands, than the
Virginia game.I hope that helps you see reality more clearly through
your crimson glasses.
8 pm kills any exposure east of Denver. Where's that byu influence that the
Utes can't live without?
remember last year when Mr. All American Van Noy got punked by Tonga with a one
handed catch in the end zone! Expect more of the same!!! BYU has a week
secondary that will get exposed when they play. Dres Anderson, Anthony Denham,
Jake Murphy and co are going to destroy this secondary! Single coverage on the
outside and 8-9 in the box not shooting gaps like the terrible texas defense but
keying on Williams and Hill. Ball Game!
ekute"8 pm kills any exposure east of Denver. Where's that
BYU influence that the Utes can't live without?"ORE. ST. @
UTAHRice-Eccles Stadium, Salt Lake CitySept. 14, 8:00 p.m.Where's that big boy conference influence that the Utes are constantly
@tators, down under, duckhunter, toodumbforyou, phoenix, midpac, etc.Wow, what a difference one week makes! After the Virginia fiasco, you were
all so silent. We'd all wondered if something had happened to you. You
know, maybe a case of humility.Wishful thinking on our part.
This game will mean much more to the Y than it will to the Utes whose primary
focus is cometing in the P12. Leading by a substantial margin in the overall
series, there will be little incentive for the Utes. If Utah loses it can still
go to the Rose Boewl but if BYU loses, it is a "who cares bowl or no
bowl". Next year Utah plays Michigan instead of BYU. Let me see , which
brings more status without all the side show stereotyping and beer throwing. If
you ever go to a Michigan game, the fans are respectful and welcoming. Quite
the contrast to LES where our cheerleaders get attached and the coaches wife
gets roughed up.
@Sandyclaws@Jenny 83Did you know that Jamaal Williams is
#2 in the nation in rushing?Did you also know that Taysom Hill is #5 in
the nation in rushing?Did you also know that Texas' defense is much
more talented than Utah's?BYU will win.-------------Did you also know Tysom Hill is ranked #122 in the
nation passing, out of 123 players?Did you also know Texas's
defense is ranked #115, Utah #51 because we know how to tackle (Tysom is no
Chuckie)Did you know UTAH is on the verge sweeping BYU 4-0? Utah will SWEEP! I will have my broom out!
There's no need to go back 11, 20, or 40 years to determine which team is
best positioned right now to win the rivalry game… the last two seasons
should be a much better indicator. D1 games won by Utah against
winning teams since joining the PAC12 (sagarin ranking in parenthesis):BYU
54-10 (#34)Georgia Tech 30-27 (#56)#25 BYU 24-21 (#26)Utah
State 30-26 (#41)D1 games won by BYU against winning teams since
going independent: Utah State 27-24 (#80)SJSU 29-16 (#96)Tulsa
24-21 (#35)#19 Utah State 6-3 (#19)Georgia Tech 41-17 (#46)SDSU 23-6 (#66)#15 Texas 40-21 (#24)What do these numbers
tell us? That neither team has consistently beat great teams, that either team
can beat mediocre teams (and lose to them as well), that Utah leads the
head-to-head but BYU has beat more winning programs. Overall, I'd say the
two programs are about dead even right now, which makes this year's rivalry
game so much more interesting. Go Cougs!
midpacmajor Salt Lake City, Utahekute"8
pm kills any exposure east of Denver. Where's that BYU influence that the
Utes can't live without?"ORE. ST. @ UTAHRice-Eccles
Stadium, Salt Lake CitySept. 14, 8:00 p.m.Where's that
big boy conference influence that the Utes are constantly bragging about?---------------2014 Top 10 State Recruits:Barton
… UtahShultz … UndecidedMone … MichiganFrison … UtahHavili … UtahNacua … UndecidedRush … ASUFinau … UtahDawe … BYUTolutau
… WisconsonSource: RivalsAny other questions?
Don't know why BYU fans are making such a big gripe about the TV deals.
I'm pretty sure everyone saw the Utah-USU game on Fox Sports 1 and no one
saw the rest of the BYU-VA game. Most of Utah's games will be on FS1 this
year-a national station. And not all of BYU's games are ESPN. There are
several BYU games that will be on the CBS Sports Network channel. Plus, Utah
still brings in more money with the Pac 12 TV deal.
Class act"This game will mean much more to the Y than it will to
the Utes..."Which of course explains why Utah fans have posted
literally hundreds of comments about BYU since Saturday, while Oregon State,
Utah's first conference opponent, has been completely ignored.The truth is, the Utes would rather go winless in the PAC 12, than lose to
RE: Class act" If Utah loses it can still go to the Rose Boewl
but if BYU loses, it is a "who cares bowl or no bowl"."I
don't get Utah fans disparaging BYU's likely bowl destination (the
Kraft Fight Hunger bowl). After all, isn't that bowl destination a
"best case scenario" for the Utes this season? At this
point in the season it is still possible but unlikely that either BYU and/or
Utah will play in a BCS bowl(s). It is much more likely that each team finishes
with at least three losses. That means BYU will play in the Kraft bowl. If the
Utes exceed most analysts projections (3-4 wins) they MIGHT make it to the Kraft
bowl. Yes, it is POSSIBLE that the Utes make it to the Rose bowl. It's
also possible BYU plays for a National title this season. Not likely, but
Uteology2014 Top 10 State Recruits:Barton …
UtahShultz … UndecidedMone … MichiganFrison
… UtahHavili … UtahNacua … UndecidedRush
… ASUFinau … UtahDawe … BYUTolutau …
Wisconson [sic]Source: RivalsAny other questions?Yeah...how did all those great Texas recruits do last Saturday? When you
have to back up your talk with who recruited more stars or local prospects, you
just lost the debate. P.S. it's Wisconsin who will lose this weekend and
again later in the year. Go Cougars!Mormons for Devils (ASU)!
Uteology"Did you also know Texas's defense is ranked #115,
Utah #51 because we know how to tackle..."Texas's defense
is ranked #115 because the Longhorns played BYU (649 total, 550 rushing)Utah's defense is ranked #51 because the Utes played Weber St. (205
total, 69 rushing)Funny how that works. A great
offensive performance (BYU) can make the other team's defense look bad
(Texas); while a lousy defense (Weber St), can make a mediocre offense look good
Wisconsincoug said:There's no need to go back 11, 20, or 40
years to determine which team is best positioned right now to win the rivalry
game… the last two seasons should be a much better indicator.-------Ummm, Utah has won the last 3 meetings. Oh yeah, I forgot, those
games never happened; kinda like the Virginia game this year.
"Utah's defense is ranked #51 because the Utes played Weber St. (205
total, 69 rushing).Funny how that works"---------Notice how the talker forgot to mention Virginia or Utah State?Funny how that works.
USU playing USC the same day on ABC!
Spokane Ute"Notice how the talker forgot to mention Virginia or
Utah State?"No need to; the SOS rankings speak for
themselves:BYU - SOS #32Utah - SOS #138It's
utterly hilarious that Utah fans our comparing Utah's Weber State stats
with BYU's Texas stats. Can't wait 'til November 16th
when BYU plays Idaho St and Utah plays Oregon to hear the howls of protest from
Utah fans when BYU fans start beating their chests about abusing Idaho St while
Utah is getting abused by Oregon.Watch BYU's stats soar, while
Utah's stats plummet.Funny how that works.
Hill - QB in Pocatello, ID. Wilson - QB in San Clemente, CA. The throwing
stats in high school don't matter if DB's/linebackers are running a
4.9 - 40 and play football for fun! Hill can't throw at this level and
speed. He's a runner, and that's for sure. The Utes know how to fill
the run gaps effectively (unlike TX). "Super Bowl" - really?
It's nice to be apart of a pac! Go Utes!
Both teams have some workhorses. Both teams have strengths and weaknesses.
Both teams have great coaches. The rivalry game is always intense and always
exciting. Both fan bases hope their team walks away victorious. Win, lose, or
draw - I am confident that fans from the U and the Y will more than get their
money's worth out of this year's game. Here's to the stellar
battle that will surely take place on Sept. 21st!Go Utes!
Why do I read this stuff....
RE: Spokane Ute"Wisconsincoug said:There's no
need to go back 11, 20, or 40 years to determine which team is best positioned
right now to win the rivalry game… the last two seasons should be a much
better indicator.-------Ummm, Utah has won the last 3 meetings. Oh
yeah, I forgot, those games never happened; kinda like the Virginia game this
year." I'm surprised by your reaction--you're usually
more reasonable than this. If you read the whole post you'd see that my
assertion the teams are pretty even was based on 1) head-to-head (edge Utah), 2)
wins against winning teams (edge BYU), and 3) the overall mediocrity of both
programs in recent years. This was, of course, in response to fans on both
sides that feel a win is a slam dunk. It isn't, this is a rivalry game
where anything can happen (although I personally believe that BYU is going to
destroy the Utes a la what you did to us a couple years ago).
Chris B: You are wrong that power conferences will never have a rival
with non power conferences. USC plays Norte Dame and the country views that as
one of the Nations best rivalries. Last I checked Norte Dame doesn't
belong to a power conference. They actually are independent just like BYU. And
not going bowling last year sure proves that the yewts are the best team in the
state. Keep dreaming.Go Cougs!!!!
Man, if my team lost to the worst team in the ACC, I sure wouldn't be
pounding on my chest. Nor would I get all puffy two weeks into the season. Maybe
some one missed their Snack and it's made the iritiable?Sad how
@ Samuri JakeNice Post; Well Done. Amen Bro!
Thanks for the love, Spokane Ute. I've enjoyed many of your phenomenal
Snack Pac:I'd love to know the source for those SOS rankings because
everything I've seen has Utah with a top 20 SOS.
@steelute - just another petty, inconsequential point of fake superiority to
thump chests about like brainless apes, as though TV coverage says anything of
substance about the capabilities of either team. Plenty of this idiotic chest
thumping going around on both sides, making a lot of people look pretty foolish
in the "need to get a grip on reality" category.Somebody on
here said BYU and Utah are just average teams and pretty equally capable.
I'd say they're both probably above average over the last couple of
decades, but not consistently top notch, and yes - roughly equally capable of
beating each other on a given day. A week ago there was simply no
point in BYU playing Texas, according to most fans on both sides. I guess
we've seen why they actually play the game. The BYU/Utah game is clearly
no gimme at this point for either side, to anyone with a brain.Go
@Jenny83Bragging about Wilson's numbers after beating ......
Weber State? Wow
SpokaneUte: According to ESPN's power rankings, Virginia is ranked in the
top half (7 out of 14 teams) in the ACC, largely because they went 1-1 against
two tough opponents.Incidentally, even with their dramatic win over
FCS powerhouse Weber State, ESPN only ranks the Utes as 7 out of 12 teams in the
PAC-12. Partly because they still haven't faced a ranked team, or a BCS
team, or played a road game yet.
steeleuteThe figures he is quoting are the respective SOS right now
after two games, not for the entire season.The Ute's SOS is so
low because they've played two home games, one against an unranked MWC team
and the other against a pathetic Big Sky Conference bottom-feeder.By
contrast, BYU's SOS is so high because they have played a road game against
a BCS team and then a home game against a ranked BCS team.In any
case, I get a kick out of how Ute fans think their Weber State win is just as
good as BYU's win against Texas. And Ute fans claim BYU fans are
MrPlate:I absolutely agree with you and I didn't mean to thump my
chest about Utah's SOS, I was just pointing out that Snack Pac was wrong
about it being #138. In my opinion, both teams look better than last year and I
think both could make some noise this year. BYU has already made some noise with
the Texas game. Good for them and I hope Utah and Utah State are able to get a
victory like that whether the Utes upset Stanford or UCLA or Utah State beats
USC, I think it'd be great for the state as a whole for football. As far as
the Utah-BYU game, it can easily go either way and if any fan of either team
denies that then I have no idea what rivalry they've been paying attention
to all these years.
@talkinsportsA great offensive performance (BYU) can make the other
team's defense look bad (Texas); while a lousy defense (Weber St), can make
a mediocre offense look good (Utah).----------Really?
Texas fired their defensive coordinator after performance in one game? Tell me
when was the last time a defense that was great fired their head coach?Texas defense has been bad latly:2012 Total Defense Rankings
(Rivals):#5 BYU (8-5)#8 Utah State (11-2)#48 Utah
(5-7)#74 Texas (9-4)2011 Total Defense Rankings (Rivals):#18 Utah (8-5)#24 BYU (10-3)#45 Texas (8-5)#76 Utah State
FelisConcolor:I don't see any Ute fans BRAGGING about beating Weber
State. If you're talking about Ute fans that are high on Travis
Wilson's play I think most are referring to his performance against Utah
State because it was a solid performance and, as Ute fans, we can tell Travis
has gotten better since last year. And don't try to say Utah State
wasn't a good win because BYU's win against them last year was by far
their best win of the season. It's hard to say how good Travis is but
we'll have a lot better idea after the next 2 games. I'm just going to
ignore his performance against Weber because it doesn't tell us anything.
In all honesty, I still don't know what to think about Utah so far but
Oregon State will be a good measuring stick to see how far they've come
since last year.
@WiscougarfanThis was, of course, in response to fans on both sides
that feel a win is a slam dunk. It isn't, this is a rivalry
game where anything can happen (although I personally believe that BYU is going
to destroy the Utes a la what you did to us a couple years ago).----------------So your response is to people like yourself since
you think "BYU is going to destroy the Utes" (aka you "feel a win is
a slam dunk")? BYU logic for sure! BYU has two more wins
against teams with a winning records (6), Utah State (7-5) and Tulsa (8-5), as
compared to Utah (4). Both were miracle, come-from-behind wins for BYU.Utah has owned such teams, considering the only mid-majors we have lost
to since the 2008 season has been #6/#2 TCU, #12 BYU, and #19 Utah State. The
problem we've had is competing in the PAC-12 (BYU is 2-4).Also,
Kyle still has a winning record and Bronco has a losing record against Big 5
teams.BYU still hasn't proven that they it can throw the ball
and we've had a better D than Texas.
@steeleute - my prior comment was in response to your 1:24 post. Totally
agreeing with you about why anyone tries to make hay about the TV schedules.
Like the efforts to prove superiority a hundred different ways - star recruits,
past bowl victories, national honors, league affiliation, national championship,
algorithms of SOS/past league championships/who-played-who/quality wins/in-state
recruits, blah, blah, blah. Not accusing you of it, just sayin' it gets
old week after week after year after year. What a bunch of mindless blather,
yet here I am reading it.Fact is, BYU clearly has a better national
brand and respect, deserved or not, and Utah has pretty much owned us in recent
years. How embarrassing to deny BYU's national respect, or to claim every
Ute victory is a fluke. Blowouts are few and far between. These teams have
been extremely well matched in recent history. The 9/21 game could go either
way, and none of the ridiculous algorithms will make a bit of difference. I
hope BYU puts an embarrassing beatdown on Utah just to shut up the big mouths of
several Ute fans, but Ute fans probably feel the same in reverse.
UteologyYou need to do a better job of checking your sources:2012 Total Defense (per NCAA)#3 BYU 266.08 ypg#14 USU 322.08
ypg#36 Utah 360.64 ypg#57 Texas A&M 390.23 ypg#67 Texas
404.15 ypg2011 Total Defense (per NCAA)#11 Texas 306.08 ypg#13 BYU 313.38 ypg#38 Utah 350.69 ypg#50 USU 366.23 ypg#59
Texas A&M 378.15 ypg
steeleuteAccording to Sagarin:#30 BYU - SOS #32 (#64
Virginia, #24 Texas)#45 Utah - SOS #138 (#41 USU, #178 WSU)What do you expect when half of your schedule so far is made up of a team
@FelisConcolurEnjoy your strenght of schedule while you can, because
once the season is over, Utah will have played a tougher schedule; make no
mistake. I'm sure you realize Utah just played the weakest team on their
schedule, the same team BYU played last year. I hope that helps with your
understanding of strength of schedule.
SOS rankings mean nothing this early in the season.
"Uteology2014 Top 10 State Recruits:Barton …
UtahShultz … UndecidedMone … MichiganFrison
… UtahHavili … UtahNacua … UndecidedRush
… ASUFinau … UtahDawe … BYUTolutau …
Wisconson [sic]Source: RivalsAny other
questions?"Yes, I have a couple. How many Ute fans on these
boards have previously claimed getting only the best players in the state of
Utah is meaningless when it comes to competing on the national stage? Chris B.
and Naval (not sure which names you guys go at the moment) can raise their
hands. Funny how this changes once you get a couple of top in-state prospects
to commit.Another question, how is Utah doing in California? Given
the Pac 12 opened this fertile recruiting ground door to them I'm sure
they're tearing BYU a new one...
"BYU still hasn't proven that they it can throw the ball and we've
had a better D than Texas."Utah has a better O than Texas. The
Utes strong defensive performance came against Weber St.
"SOS rankings mean nothing this early in the season."About
as much as defensive and offensive stats padded against the 178th ranked
team.Meanwhile, grinding out more rushing yards than Texas has ever
given up in 1,200+ games is impressive. To put that in
perspective:Both Travis Wilson (259 yards) and Jamaal Williams (182
yards) had significantly more rushing yards against Texas, than Utah's
leading rusher, Lucky Radley (111 yards) has had in two games.
Spokane Ute"Enjoy your strenght of schedule while you can,
because once the season is over, Utah will have played a tougher schedule; make
no mistake."Unfortunately for U, no trophies are awarded for
SOS; in order for SOS to be meaningful, you have to WIN. Constantly losing to
every conference foe with a winning record doesn't prove anything.btw, Utah's SOS has slipped considerably since the season started. Two of
your Top 25 opponents, USC and OSU have already dropped out of the Top 25. In
Sagarin, they're currently ranked #37 USC and #42 OSU.Current
Top 25 Opponents (per Sagarin)#30 BYU - #13 Notre Dame, #20 Wisconsin, #24
Texas, #25 Boise State#45 Utah - #2 Oregon, #3 Stanford, #16 UCLA, #18 ASU
@Sportsfan"Unfortunately for U, no trophies are awarded for SOS;
in order for SOS to be meaningful, you have to WIN. Constantly losing to every
conference foe with a winning record doesn't prove anything."-----No but winning Fiesta, Sun and Sugar Bowls do. As far
as record goes, we are 2-0, you? 1-1, with a hoooorible loss to Virginia. The
same team that got throttle by Oregon. Umm, we haven't played anyone in the
PAC 12 yet, so it's a little difficult to have any %. How's your
conference record? Oh that's right, no conference will have BYU; how sad.
LOL at your Sun Bowl chest beating. U barely beat the 56th ranked team in OT on
UTEP's home field. Seriously, why would anybody want to spend New
Year's Eve in El Paso?You are 1-0 versus FBS teams and
haven't played a single "power conference" team. You might want to
wait on using Oregon's thrashing of Virginia to bolster your resume until
after we see how badly Oregon thrashes U.BYU just shredded TEXAS for
550 rushing yards, the most rushing yards ever given up by Texas in over 1,200
games. When was the last time Utah even came close to rushing for 550 yards
against ANYBODY?The truth is, U weren't invited to the PAC
because of the quality of your football program. I know that hurts, but
it's becoming painfully obvious to anyone not living on the hill, that the
Utes are nothing but whipping boys for the big boys of the conference.
Spokane UteWinning the Sun Bowl proved absolutely NOTHING - the Utes
actually DROPPED in the rankings after squeaking past mediocre Georgia Tech in
OT.As far a record goes, you're 7-11 in conference during your
1st two years in the PAC and you haven't beaten a single conference
opponent with a winning record.BYU has as much chance of winning a
conference championship as the Utes. Laughable!Can't wait to
see hypocritic reaction of the kids on the hill when BYU fans compare BYU's
stats versus Idaho State to Utah's stats versus Oregon in a couple of
@ SportsFanRadley is Utah's FOURTH string RB and every one of
his yards came in the second half against Weber St. Utah's other three
backs (York, Poole, and K. Williams) have lower yards because 1)they are running
by committee and 2) because Utah isn't a completely one-dimensional team.
Utah has been able to move the ball through the air quite well this season which
means they haven't needed to use the run game as a crutch like they did in
the past couple seasons and like BYU has done so far this season.Also, Travis Wilson has been great through the first two weeks, but I do not
believe he had that many yards against Texas.
skywalker Palo Alto, CAUteologyYou need to
do a better job of checking your sources:---------------You're measuring YPG, Rivals default measurement is PPG.
2fer"Utah has been able to move the ball through the air quite
well this season which means they haven't needed to use the run game as a
crutch like they did in the past couple seasons and like BYU has done so far
this season."Since when is using a dominant running game "a
crutch"?BYU continued running the ball against Texas because,
quite frankly, Texas couldn't stop BYU's running game. At one point,
BYU ran 27 straight running plays versus the Longhorns.Your whiny
excuse for Utah's mediocre running game is laughable.Your top 3
RBs, York, Poole, and K. Williams, COMBINED only had 189 yards TOTAL in TWO
games, against the 138th ranked SOS.Jamaal Williams had 182 yards in
ONE game versus Texas.
Stats will be worthless when trying to shake the nightmare, the humiliation, and
the reality of an 0-4 career against the Utes.
UteologyIf you're comparing defenses, yards-per-game is a much
more accurate measurement tool than points-per-game, unless you filter out all
points scored when the defense wasn't on the field and points scored when
the defense was given a short field to defend.Even a great defense
can be made to look mediocre by points-per-game if their offense or special
teams are giving up scores or turnovers that allow the opponent to score without
the defense having a reasonable chance of stopping them.
Down underSalt Lake City, UTAt least Utah finally gets to play on
national TV. I guess when you are a national brand like BYU you get to play each
week. ESPN decided that since Utah is not a national brand they would put it on
late night. If BYU would have been playing someone more interesting they would
have made it prime time.________Here we go again. You
know there are lots of "national brands" BYU is masquerading as one. It
has a strong western states following, and a few customers/fans everywhere else.
Nobody is buying the claim as national brand other than BYU. And ESPN is stuck
with saying it due to making that contract. When people grow tired of products,
they move on to other brands. Apparently the BYU brand has not caught on with
people. Just look at the ratings nationally. BYU will always be the brand
whipping boy bottom feeder of USC, Ohio St. Alabama and other real brands.
@ Marked it DownThey also combined to have 7 total rush attempts in
one of those games. Weak spin.Also, BYU's run game is a crutch
because it is literally the only way BYU can move the ball. It
"supports" their entire offense. The Cougars this season are more
one-dimensional than the Air Force Academy, and that's not an exaggeration.
It's going to be so sweet watching the arrogance on the hill smashed into
RE: WACPaddingOurSchedule"Here we go again. You know there are
lots of "national brands" BYU is masquerading as one. It has a strong
western states following, and a few customers/fans everywhere else. Nobody is
buying the claim as national brand other than BYU. And ESPN is stuck with saying
it due to making that contract."Here we go again is right. No
one is claiming "national powerhouse" but to say BYU has a national
following is fairly accurate. BYU has the 43rd largest fanbase (710k) according
to the New York Times study done a few years ago (as compared to Utah's
63rd ranked, 351k fans). That ranks them ahead of 27 BCS schools, including
most of the PAC12 (Utah ranks ahead of six total BCS schools). While I agree
with you that that doesn't exactly qualify as a "national
following" it's more than just "a few fans/customers everywhere
else." And disparage all you want but nothing is more "national"
when it comes to t.v. than ESPN. Go Cougs!
2ferTexas sold out to stop BYU's passing game and BYU took what
the Longhorns gave them and made them pay to the tune of 550 yards on the
ground, the most rushing yards EVER given up by Texas. Our friends on the hill
could only look on with envy, because the Utes have NEVER dominated an elite
program like Texas so thoroughly.Even Utah's greatest victory
ever, pales by comparison:BYU vs Texas 40-21 +191stDwn 32-22
+10Rush 550-132 +418Pass 129-313 -184Total 679-445 +234Utah vs Alabama 31-17 +141stDwn 22-15 +7Rush 13-31 -18Pass 336-177 +159Total 349-208 +141
2ferAccording to your "theory", Utah's passing game in
2008 versus Alabama was a "crutch," because it was literally the ONLY
way the Utes could move the ball.The Utes only managed THIRTEEN
yards TOTAL versus the Crimson Tide.Taysom AVERAGED nearly that many
yards on EVERY carry, in addition to passing for 129 yards. The
delusional, crimson-shaded spin on the hill never stops.
@ talkinsportsAlabama was a top 5 team and it was definitely not a
home game for Utah. BYU was at home, and Texas is not a top 25 team. It takes a
lot of audacity to claim that a week 2 victory over a mediocre team makes
Utah's Sugar Bowl win "pale by comparison." I've read some
ridiculous things on here, but wow.....Utah moved the ball very well
through the air in the Sugar Bowl, but throughout the season Utah proved to be a
strong running team too. Asiata had over 700 yards on the ground, Mack had over
500, and as a team Utah had over 2000 yards on the ground. At the same time BJ
threw for just under 3000 yards. Utah could do both. So far this year, BYU
cannot. The only thing BYU has been able to do so far this season is run the
read-option. That's not delusional spin. It's what we like to call a
talkinsportsNobody knows how good, or bad, this Texas team will turn
out to be by season's end, but there's no question that the Utes
didn't even come close to dominating Alabama the way BYU dominated Texas.
2ferDespite your whiny excuses, BYU dominated Texas to a degree that
far exceeds what Utah did to Alabama.Utah's season-long stats
are meaningless when it comes to evaluating Utah's offensive production
versus Alabama. The Utes were forced to use their passing game as a crutch,
because their running game versus Alabama was NON-EXISTENT!No matter
how much you spin it, THIRTEEN rushing yards TOTAL is proof positive that the
Utes couldn't "do both" versus Alabama.
two ferYour "facts" are a little off; Alabama wasn't
quite a Top 5 team in 2008.Alabama finished #6 in the AP and Coaches
polls.It's laughable how Utah fans distort the "facts"
according to their own crimson-shaded view of the world.If Alabama
was a Top 5 team in 2008 (because they were ranked in the Top 5 when Utah played
them), then Texas was a Top 15 team in 2013 (because were ranked in the Top 15
when BYU played them).I know it's hard, but try to show at
least a little consistency in your comparisons.
Enjoy your one win now because it might be your last. your offense will not
exist soon. With Williams carrying the ball >30 times and Hill >15 times
a game neither can withstand that especially when you play every week. Both
will be on the bench bench to beat up to play. Good thing you have a bye this
week or Williams wouldnt be able to play, your backups are a huge drop off at
running back and your backup quarterback can only throw and your oline cant pass
block so that wont work.
There's no comparing the Alabama team we beat in '08 (ranked #1 six
consecutive weeks, more than any other team in the country) to your now
NON-RANKED Longhorns team, who despite all the 5-star recruits, clearly forgot
how to "bring the hat." All the claims that they "geared up to stop
the passing attack" are completely false, as even Texas knew going into the
game that Taysom Hill is not a passing threat whatsoever.The
delusions and envy continue...! We beat the best team in the country, no matter
how you attempt to spin your 2nd week shocker (even TDS fans were shocked after
coming out of hiding following the week one embarrassment) as being on the same
level. Keep dreaming. Go Utes!
u25"Enjoy your one win now because it might be your last. your
offense will not exist soon."Says another jealous BYU-hater who
thinks he's an expert.-----------Samurai Jake"There's no comparing the Alabama team we beat in
'08..."We're only two weeks into the season. How could
you possibly know how good Texas will be by season's end?The
fact remains. Utah has NEVER dominated any elite team to the degree that BYU
Six words for the UTES...oregon state, oregon state, oregon state
UU702"Six words for the UTES...oregon state, oregon state,
oregon state..."Posted on an article about the BYU-Utah game -
uteBustersNot "ironic" if you are in a power conference and
have a conference game before your mid-major opponent.
UU702Being in a power conference and having a conference game before
your most hated rival of course explains why you're here trying to refocus
attention back to Oregon State.If your "conference game"
with OSU was really as important to Utah fans as you pretend it is, you
wouldn't even have to mention it.Guaranteed, you won't
have to direct attention back to BYU next week to avoid looking ahead to your
To Chris B. I hope you keep commenting, your comments are so entertaining. I
hope you will keep commenting for the next two years too after your superior
Utes take their lumps in Provo and you get to ponder that lovely loosing feeling
for two years!. LOL!
This late start means that the game will be on prime time for west coast.
Unfortunately for many fans back east, if they want to watch the game, they will
be up into the wee hours. My guess is that is exactly what they will be doing.
If BYU wants to expand their recruiting onto the west coast, they need to take
advantage of this game and they need to perform another Texas beatdown.
I love how a Ute fan points out to this years recruiting class and shows how
dominate they are in Utah. Aren't those slow, choir boys as Chris B. calls
them. I thought that since Utah is in a power conference that they can recruit
anywhere in the nation. Last I saw BYU was in between 50-60 in rivals and
scouts, while Utah was 70-75 in the 2 services. Pretty sad when a weak,
mid-conference type program like BYU is getting better recruits. Look for the
ranking go up, won't be surprised if that Fred Werner kid is rated higher
by the end of the season. All the Pac-12 schools want him now. He is getting a
lot of love in southern cal from the recruiting sites!
@ backpacnDo you seriously not understand that 'Bama in 2008
was significantly better than Texas is/will be this year? Also, in the Sugar
Bowl Utah was up 21 to 0 and Utah had only rushed the ball TWICE at that point,
once for a TD. In fact, Mack and Asiata combined for a total of 17 caries that
game, and 11 of them came late in the second half when Utah was trying to kill
the clock. It's blatantly obvious that Utah didn't even try to
establish the run. The game plan was pass heavy from the start. On the other
hand, Taysom threw 26 passes against Texas (and only completed 9). There were
even more pass plays called but Hill decided to scramble on several of them.
Point is, BYU didn't come into the Texas game with a plan to run like that.
The Cougars tried to establish the pass in each of the last two weeks, with very
little success. BYU has to run so much that because the passing game is
completely non-existent. Lucky you found a team who was completely unprepared
@ RockwellMy (honest) mistake; Alabama was a top 6 team. I apologize
for trying to distort facts. We all know what a monumental drop off there is
between the 5th and 6th ranked teams....@ Snack PACBecause we all watched Texas play. Nobody knows how to tackle, their QB is
terribly inconsistent, and they just fired their D coordinator. Definitely not
the mark of a good team. Also, the fact remains that this year Texas is not an
2fer"Do you seriously not understand that 'Bama in 2008 was
significantly better than Texas is/will be this year?"And you
know this how?Utah fans are constantly assuming that their
particular snapshot in time is the only valid view of the world, and that
nothing before or after that particular moment in time is valid.Utah's early domination of Alabama negates the much closer final results
(in the view of Utah fans), yet Colorado's early domination of Utah (in
2011) is completely ignored by those same Utah fans, because the final results
were much closer.The inconsistency on the hill is laughable.It is possible, you know, that instead of Texas being awful, BYU was
simply much better. I know that's a difficult concept for the hill trolls
to accept, but it is possible.Regardless, the fact remains, Utah has
NEVER dominated an elite program to the extent that BYU dominated Texas.The final stats are proof of that.
Reading these comments is great entertainment. As a Utah fan I looked forward
to the BYU game 5 or 10 years ago. However, its not even in my top 5 this year.
Standord is my top game this year and I dont expect to win it. I just want a
close game.BYU has scheduled some great games with ND, USC, etc, but
a number of those are 2 for 1's which tells you exactly where BYU ranks.
Utah had to settle for those in the past but not anymore which is great as a
fan.I hope BYU has a good year but I will be wearing RED on the
21st. Go Utes!!
West Jordan Ute"As a Utah fan I looked forward to the BYU game 5
or 10 years ago. However, its not even in my top 5 this year."LOL! The fact that you're here, belies your "disinterest" in the
BYU game."BYU has scheduled some great games with ND, USC, etc,
but a number of those are 2 for 1's which tells you exactly where BYU
ranks."It tells me that BYU isn't afraid of playing any of
the big boys, in fact, BYU is 5-1 all-time versus Texas(3-1) and Oklahoma(2-0).
BYU's win Saturday wasn't even close to BYU's largest margin of
victory over Texas.Call us the next time Texas, Miami, Florida
State, Penn State, Notre Dame or any other elite OOC opponent visits RES. The
truth is, aside from Michigan, the Utes have never been able to get any big
name, OOC opponent to visit that tiny little stadium on the hill.
@ SwoopBecause Alabama was a NC contender and a top 5 or top 10 for
virtually the entire season. Texas is not. They have a "big" name, but
they are not a good team.I didn't bring up Colorado, or how
close the Bama was, so I don't understand how I was being inconsistent.BYU was much better BECAUSE Texas was awful. Those two options
aren't exclusive.Elite program and elite team are not
synonymous. (For example, Utah 41 - Texas A&m 21 in 2004.)
@ Y's little brother"aside from Michigan, the Utes have
never been able to get any big name, OOC opponent to visit that tiny little
stadium on the hill."Since 2003 Utah has played Texas A&M,
Oregon, Cal, UCLA, UNC, Boise St., Louisville, Oregon St., and Pitt., in RES.
Utah has also beaten all of these teams in the same time frame (except Boise).
2fer"Since 2003 Utah has played Texas A&M, Oregon, Cal,
UCLA, UNC, Boise St., Louisville, Oregon St., and Pitt., in RES."None of those teams are elite teams at the same level as USC, Alabama,
Florida, Florida St, Miami, LSU, Notre Dame, Texas, Oklahoma, Ohio State, Penn
St, or Michigan.When was the last time any of Utah's OOC RES
opponents won a consensus National Championship?
Add Auburn, Tennessee and Nebraska to Marked it Down's list of USC, Alabama, Florida, Florida St, Miami, LSU, Notre Dame, Texas, Oklahoma,
Ohio State, Penn St, and Michigan and you have every consensus major
college football national champion since 1982, two years before BYU won
it's consensus national championship in 1984.BYU has played 6
of those elite OOC teams in LES since 1984: Texas(1988 and 2013), Miami(1990),
Penn St(1992), Notre Dame(1993 and 2004), USC(2003), and Florida State(2009).Alabama was also scheduled to pay a return visit to LES, but the Crimson
Tide bought out their contract after BYU almost beat Alabama in Tuscaloosa in
1998, final score 31-38.
Comparing a win over the 08 Bama and this years Texas is stupid...."You will
never dominate a top program the way byu did." That statement is completely
subjective and carries about as much weight as beating a top program in a down
year. Beating a top program doesnt make it a quality W. Bringing up
stats to say who dominated more... Stats dont come close to painting the entire
picture. Utah played an Alabama team that was a half a quarter away from the
ncg, and made it through the SEC regular season undefeated. Not to mention Utah
played them in their back yard. Game wasnt nearly as close as the score
indicated. Their longest scoring drive was 35 yards. 35. Their lone offensive TD
came from a fumble and the other was a punt return TD. All we heard was bout
Bamas O-line, and how it was one of the best, if not the best, in the country.
They avg'd 200 yards rushing per game, Utah held them to 30. Sacked the
quarterback 8 TIMES. Oh and that amazing SEC defense? Bama is lucky Utah was in
kill the clock mode for half the game.
Where the games were played or how high the teams were ranked is irrelevant.
None of the whiny excuse-making of our friends on the hill will change the fact
that BYU's beat down of Texas was SIGNIFICANTLY greater than Utah's
win over Alabama.The stats speak for themselves, especially
BYU's 550 yards rushing, the MOST rushing yards Texas had ever given up in
their entire history of over 1,200 games.BYU vs Texas 40-21 +191stDwn 32-22 +10Rush 550-132 +418Pass 129-313 -184Total
679-445 +234Utah vs Alabama 31-17 +141stDwn 22-15 +7Rush
13-31 -18Pass 336-177 +159Total 349-208 +141Utah's
"domination" of Alabama pales by comparison to BYU's DOMINATION of
What happens at 0000 hrs if the game is still going?
What happens at 0000 hrs if the game is still going?The game
continues - spirit of the law versus letter of the law.