Ah, church is so lovely after a big win over BYU. Sleep well all!
Is there a passer in the house?
Four in a row, baby! How sweet it is.Congrats to the Utes. More
importantly, I hope Williams and Murphy will both be OK.
Good game all around, here's hoping Williams is ok.Go Utes!
4-0 streak9-5 since this century began56-34-4 since 1896Looks like we own ya'all...See ya in 2016...
There is something called the endzone guys. I realize the uprights are easier to
see, be the endzone is where the points are. Regardless of the ruling on the
field, we didn't score a single LEGIT touchdown tonight.
Utah's run defense is pretty good. BYU's hope was the pass game, but
Hill just isn't a good enough passer. BYU's defense was fairly strong
and Utah had a mediocre offensive output. But the game was won on BYU's
inability to pass consistently and accurately. The key to shutting down BYU is
to focus on their run game because they are mainly one-dimensional. Nice win for the Utes.
Awwww, didums go down and go boom?
Hard to imagine a more inept offense and special team in college football.
Remember last week when someone posted:EWU beats Oregon State -
Oregon State beats Utah - EWU greater than Utah. See how that works? Let's
add another factor
After a game like this, many will be calling for Ammon Olsen to replace Hill. I
say bring Ammon in and move Taysom out to the slot to get some of our receivers
to the bench. Aside from Cody, defenses have no more to fear from our receivers
than if I was out there.
How do you hold an opponent to 1-14 on 3rd down conversions and still not muster
enough offense to win the game?
Here's to hoping Jamaal is okay. Great kid with a great future. It would be
horrible to see it all end like that.
Wow - BYU has the momentum going on their side and on that fourth and one they
punt? The punt didn't hurt Utah's field position that much. If you
were going to trust your defense, trust them if they don't make the first
down. The game's momentum clearly shifted with that punt and the Cougars
never recovered. I don't know who made the call but it was a costly one.
Can I borrow some pepper sauce to put on the crow I'm going to be eating
now for three long years!. Congrats to Coach Whitingham for showing some
passion and leadership in the game - well done Coach. This is one BYU fan that
appreciates good coaching,Utah's Coaches fits the bill.
Good game. The Utes definitely played better. I wish we had done better in the
red zone. That was the big difference. There you go, Chris B, here
is a BYU fan saying the Utes played better. They deserved the win.
Tough loss for the Cougars. Utah played well and did what they had to do to eek
out a win. BYU drops too many passes and can't reach the overthrown balls
that come from Taysom Hill. The Cougars can't complete a pass when it is
crunch time. Are there any other QB's that might be able to throw a better
ball? Hill is a great runner, but his passing leaves something to be desired.
I'm still a Cougar fan, but a frustrated one at present.
Another exciting game in this rivalry. While many of us won't miss all the
vitriol associated with this series, I'm definitely going to miss the
fottball. Seems like it always comes down to the end. Game Ball #1:
Travis Wilson. Stood in and took some shots, particularly from KVN, but held
firm on that long sustained drive in the early 4th quarter to put them on top by
2 TDs. He was 7/7 on that drive.Game Ball #2: Dres Anderson. Other
than the missed catch he had at the end to keep the clock running, he played
awesome. Game Ball #3: Utah's D. Way to come back after last
week. Here's hoping Eric Rowe learned his lesson, though. Keep the taunts
out of the game! Let your play do the talking.Nice win. Hoping the
Cougs can bounce back and have a good season. Go Utes!
BYU needs a good offensive coordinator, plain and simple. The utterly
predictable play calling is just killing them.
Utah, congrats on the win. Congrats for not wetting your pants every time you
play BYU. Congrats on recruiting QBs that can throw the ball. There
is a philisophical coaching problem (on the field) at BYU. Losing to utah 4-in a
row and 9-13 (I may be wrong) is not acceptable. Stop trying to
develop running QBs that can not consistently throw the ball. Stop. Stop
calling plays that your QB can't make the throw on. Just stop.
A Utah man am I, I am also a temple recommend holder, hold 2 callings, 100% home
teaching record. Such a heathen am I. Go Utes!!!
Hats off to the Utes. Bottom line they played a much better game tonight than
Hard fought game by both teams. Wilson is developing into a decent quarterback.
Defensive backs still not great, but better this week. BYU should throw the
ball more. Hill caught fire in the 4th quarter. He throws the seam and
crossing routes well, but is terrible in long passes. Respect for
Kyle Van Noy and many of those BYU players who left it all on the field. Cougar
fans should be wondering why BYU renewed Bronco for 3 years. They should be
better.Utes needed to be 3-1 at this stage of the season to have any
hope of getting to a bowl game. Now comes the heart of the Pac 12 schedule.
Stanford are beasts. UCLA very good. It will be very tough to get wins.
Offense needs to continue to improve. Defense needs to improve a lot. Great job stopping the run early Ute front 7. Glad for the outcome in
spite of kind of a sloppy game.
Utes come out on top yet again. At this point I'm beginning to seriously
question BYU's ability to ever beat Utah again. BYU now has plenty of time
to try to figure it out before facing Utah again.
What a Great way to end the rivalry for 3 years. Great game by both teams!
Wilson outplayed Hill and it was key to their victory. Both Defenses play really
well all game! I will miss this for the next three years. Go Utes
and good luck Cougars for the rest of the Season!
Man for a few special ute-haters on these boards.. this one's gotta
sting.Entering the hiatus on a four year sweep, after so much
smack.. just ouch.Three years of some much deserved humility.Now let's get it done in the Pac 12!GO UTES!!!
It was definitely not the reason BYU lost but I reviewed every angle of the last
play five times in slow motion and I still can't see how it wasn't
"If Utah loads the box and Hill has Hoffman and Matthews or Apo in
one-on-one coverage on the outside he will beat them with his arm."Hoffman-8 rec 108 yds (nice job to a great player) 0 TDMatthews-3 rec 54
yds 0 TDApo-0 rec"I just want t make sure that all you
utie commenters show up on these boards after the game"Here I
am. Where are you, poyman?"I especially like the part where the
writers believe that they will be holding Hill under 50% in passing accuracy...
(NEWSFLASH!!! 'No monsoons this week')"No. Just a
drought in BYU pass completions."Unless it's storming
during the game, don't make the mistake of underestimating the rest of
Hill's abilities. He's had 2 weeks to learn and develop from previous
games and it will likely become evident tomorrow."Sorry, Tots.
You can't teach a guy to be a passing QB in two weeks. 38% in good
Let's hear all the whining excuses, y "fans" (ducky, we'll
wait for your return from Tulsa). But they won't get much
traction, what with 9 of 12 and 4 in a row!
@Sparkley BriefsFor me church is so lonely after Utah beats the
Cougs... Seems on one wants to talk to the Ute fan.Good job Utes...
you deserved the win.
I feel yah. I once "accidentally" forgot to wash the utah U logos off
my little girls cheeks when we went to my inlaws heavy BYU fan ward. Ahh good
times. I couldnt wipe the smile off my face for three whole hours. Oops and
they only come off with rubbing alcohol so any attempts by them to wipe the
reminder of their loss off of their cute faces was futile. I normally dont
bring the rivalry into church but that never stopped them on the rare wins they
had this past decade so I couldnt resist. They are the kind to rub a loss in
your face but don't know anything about football and couldn't name a
single player on their own team. By the way we should start naming all of our
wins agianst BYU. i'll start Hey we won, again. Go Utes!!!!
Utah held on? No Utah won AGAIN and is the better team. See you further on up
the road blue zoners.
Nice win. Can't wait to see the Beehive Boot back where it belongs.
Now BYU will play those patsies they always play and tell everybody at the end
of the year that they are the better team after facing Middle Tennessee State,
Houston and Idaho. Just like in 2011 when Utah beat BYU 54-10 in Provo. The Utes
finished 8-5 and BYU 10-3 against the likes of Tulsa, Idaho, Idaho State, New
Mexico State, Hawaii, Weber State, and Central Florida. Yes 7 patsies and their
brand name with a top 25 ranking, and suddenly they had the better year then.
Wrong, Utah was the premier team in the state in 2011 and now. Yes last year
Utah was 5-7. We know this. But they were depleted and beat BYU with a second
string QB Hays, second string RB with Jon White IV out (who torched BYU in 2011)
and two back up safeties and a back up LB with Blechen out last year as well.
Utah's defense came up big tonight, especially in the RED ZONE
(not blue zone). Trevor Reilly played with pneumonia tonight and was a huge
inspiration just like last year playing on a torn ACL and leading the team in
There's a reason that Bronco was not BYU's first or second choice as
coach. Clearly Coach W is more pragmatic and a far better all around coach.
Bronco is probably the best defensive coordinator in the country, but he seems
to lack the over all perspective to be a head coach. He's doing some great
things, but thus far he has been blind when it comes to quarterbacks and
offense. I see no hope. He's doing great on 70% of the job, his failings
on the remainder will not get him fired, but it will end the deal with ESPN if
he does not change. He has to start with better talent. He needs more talent
and when he has it, he has to use it.
@gdog3finallyKind of like Utah crowing about beating Weber and
Oregon St.The ONLY thing this game showed is that both teams are
mediocre D1 teams.And statistically speaking (other than pass
completion percentage) they are very very similar.If BYU is so bad
and Utah is so supposedly superior then Utah has NOTHING to crow about by barely
beating them in a low scoring game, and will in all likelihood be still sitting
home for the holidays.If not for so many mistakes BYU easily could
have walked away with win.And what has happened to BYU's
passing game? They haven't had a confident passing game since the mid
'90s. If not for having a few excellent offensive players in mid 2000s
every one should have noticed by now.
This years rivalry game will be forever known as "20-13 in the year
2013". That's pretty awesome if I do say so myself. GO
OK, it's been said by others but I gotta add my 2 cents:1 -
What the heck was with BYU trying to run between the tackles so much in the 1st
half?1st down - run, and go nowhere2nd down - run, and go
nowhere3rd down - pass, and either throw an uncatchable ball or have it
hit the receiver and he drops it.4th down - puntAggravating in
the extreme!2 - Waaaaay too many inaccurate passes. Surely Taysom
can throw the ball better than that.3 - Waaaaay too many dropped
passes. Seriously, can a KNOWLEDGEABLE Cougar fan tell me why we fired the
CFL's leading receiver as our receiver's coach?4 - Nice
"tackle" of our WR #10 on the last play of the game by Utah's DB.
That was Defensive Pass Interference by a mile. No flag on that was a travesty
of justice.In summary: our offense is far, far too often
ineffective. To have JD Falsev return that punt over 50 and come away with
nothing is simply inexcusable.I don't like losing to a good
team. That's bad enough.I REALLY don't like losing to a
team with a very large contingent of disrespectful fans.Go Cougars!
Okie from Enid, you obviously have problems telling which team is on offense and
defense. The guy in red was the one on defense on the last play, and yes he was
tackled by the guy in blue, who happened to be on offense. It was a heady play
because he knew the clock had expired and tricking the ref into giving him a
flag was the only way to try to extend the game. The ref saw through the rouge.
Game over. I give a lot of respect to BYU's players for a good game and not
giving up. You are being disrespectful by not doing the same and whining about
false, biased opinions.