I'm really surprised BYU is favored in this game. Depending on what poll
you look at they are pretty similarly ranked, but history favors BSU. I'm going to this game with family members who are hard core BSU fans. I
want this one bad.
This should be a heckuva game. BSU has indeed owned all three Utah schools.
It's time to turn the tide.Some are worried about BSUs backup
QB who is more mobile. Our D front seven has proven that mobile QBs are less of
a threat than those who can pick apart our DBs. BYU will break the smurf blue
curse on Friday and secure a W.
@idabluBeing similarly ranked means squat. Rankings are a joke. BYU
wins this going away. Boise State has been fading with a cake schedule that
makes BYU's schedule look challenging. They have their second string QB and
BYU is at home. I would be surprised if BYU loses this one. Think
how bizarre BYU has been over the last two years. A 7-6 loss at Boise State last
year and a 47-46 win at Houston. Then earlier this year BYU's offense was
Mr. Hyde but now it's Dr. Jeckyll. I think Taysom Hill has more than
surprised many rather they be blue or red. That said, Anae and the offensive
line have really grown as well. I love the character of Jamaal
williams as well.
@gdog3finally"BYU wins this going away. Boise State has been
fading with a cake schedule that makes BYU's schedule look
challenging."I believe Fresno St is ranked higher than anybody
on BYU's schedule. Granted, Boise lost that game by 1 point. But Fresno is
a LOT better than BYU, with a better QB to boot. Boise continues that state of
Utah domination. Wins by 2 scores. BYU won't be able to hang...
Haha, funny how each side always thinks they are going to win and always has
some data to back it up!I'm excited to watch the game, should
be great fun. Go Cougars!
Apparently some BYU fans learned little from the Houston game. Never discount
an opponent, no matter who they've played in the past. BSU has owned BYU,
so we should expect the best out of BSU, who is never, ever a pushover.
mdance86All of the following on BYU schedule ranked higher than
Fresno State:Wisconsin, Notre Dame, Texas, Georgia Tech, Utah, Utah
StateSo your point was?
Don't really care if its going to be a defensive slug or a shootout. Just
hope we get the "W."
I have to agree that the new quarterback, whom a lot of people have been touting
as better than the starter, is stronger run, weaker pass. I hope like crazy
that I'm right. That improves our defensive picture.By the
way, how is it that Peterson > Mendenhall, but he started the lesser
quarterback? Some might say we did the same thing with Ziggy last year, but I
say Ziggy grew by leaps and bounds, and grew into his position from the
beginning of the season. Again, here's hoping the new quarterback does not
also grow exponentially at our expense.
I fear that trying to have so many fast plays is wearing our line out and
impacts on the protection they can give TH with their constant rotation in and
out and lack of O-line continuity. So many plays at a fast pace doesn't
really seem to be baffling or wearing out our opponents that much - and maybe
it's wearing out our line more. We barely eked out a win against Houston,
not a team that was highly touted nationally but better than we expected
obviously. Trying to run so many plays also seems to stifle creativity in play
calling. It will be interesting to see how this all plays out against Boise.Our D needs to step up and stop the points - and the O-line has got to
protect TH. 8 sacks at Houston could also be the result of too much rotation
just to be fresh for trying to have so many plays - but it also creates a lot
of mistakes. You can't have high execution and have high speed but less
creative play calling too, maybe. And less protection of the QB.
"but history favors BSU"Then it is a aood thing history
isn't reffing the game, because that is about the only way it could sffect
Coach Peterson is a great coach and will do what Houston and Georgia Tech did in
the second half all game. He will also exploit BYU'S defensive weaknesses
the way Houston did.It will be close in the first half but Boise
State pulls away in the second half when BYU'S offensive and defensive
lines tire.Boise State 31 BYU 20.
TamaBYUAgreed with your comment, I just want a win. A win against
this team will be big no matter how you slice it. If and hoping BYU they will
have six wins for the season, so we have the bowl games sured up. Beating BSU
will look good because BSU will bring the best game they can, so if BYU it will
get them to the next level to play Wisconsin and Notre Dame. GO
Boise was the better team last year and I expect them to be this year as
well.This week, aggies and Utes unite: Go Boise!
@Chis BYou are the man. Your comments on BYU articles does not make me
hate the Utes coz I have cousins that play on their team. But if you are
supporting Boise State, I'm sure they would actually appreciate it if you
would show your support on their facebook page or something where they can read
A good matchup, that should make for a good game. Prime time and on center
stage. I love the Friday night games; looking forward to watching it!
USC was the better team last year and I expect them to be this year as well.This week, Aggies and Cougs unite: Go Trojans!
Chris B.USC was better last year. And even with injuries they are favored
@TamaBYUYou and other BYU fans on this board don't matter. Neither do
the Utah fans on this board. We don't matter. But think how boring this
board would be without Chris B, Amos B Hoople and the rest. Keep it up, Ute
fans. These are the only boards I read because of the banter. UW boards are
boring. Oregon fans just don't bother to post, having won 10 years in a
row.This Utah BYU rivalry is special, exceeding even UCLA-USC. And
it goes on all year. Makes these boards entertaining.
That is with only 56 Scholarship players due to sanctions.
Thank you Chris for the prediction on a BSU win. Since your predictions are
very seldom correct this means that BYUI will win. We appreciate the support.
Go BYU! Go USU! Go USC!
Boise State doesn't have the offense Houston does.BYU
38Boise State 17
This will be another test to see just how much progress BYU and TH have made. If
BYU can minimize the mistakes and TOs they had against Houston, I think they win
this going away. If they don't, BSU wins it and continues the ofer of Utah
schools against them.
I expect a good and close game. Unfortunately, BSU as had a bit of the Utah
effect where they are able to get inside our players' heads. Matt Payne
never missed easy field goals, but he did on the smurf turf resulting in a
one-point loss. Last year Riley Nelson couldn't score--yeah he was
hurt--but usual he would a way to score at least some points.This
year we have a healthy QB with a ton of good receivers, an amazing RB, an
effective kicker, and a guy who is still itching to take a kick return to the
house without a penalty being called. There will be points on the board this
year. The question how many and how will our defense do?Go COUGS!
With BSU losing their starting quarterback I would give BYU the advantage, but
their backup quarterback has been proving he may be better than the starter.
With BSU in the MWC USU will cheer for them that is the nice thing about being
in a conference.
This game reminds me a lot of the Boise State vs Oklahoma game in the 2007
Fiesta Bowl.Nobody gave BSU a chance because they were playing Oklahoma with
Adrian Peterson no less. This game was a classic because BSU met Oklahoma's
athleticism and coach Petersens hook and ladder and then statue of liberty got
them the victory. BYU should win this going away but having watched BSU
dismantle USU in Logan with real intelligent play I think it will be close. Also
BSU plays incredible on national TV. I don't know that the youth of the
Bronco's can match the experience and size of BYU for the full game. I
honestly have no idea how this game will turn out but it is a game that I'm
going to watch.
I will be there cheering my head off....GO COUGS!!!!!
@Worf and Cougar76What does USC have to do with the Boise St vs. BYU
game? Are you really that infatuated with Utah? Stay on topic.
I think the line is about right on this one, BYU by 7. BSU backup is a good
runner but appears to be more of a dink and dunk thrower. BYU has defended well
against running QBs and I expect that will continue. What it comes down to imo
is QB play in this one and I believe BYU has the advantage with Taysom. Go Cougars!
I can't say who will win yet. Is a PAC 12 referee crew doing the game?
Boise does not have the talent as in years past. This should be an easy victory
for BYU. The current point spread is BYU favored by 7. BYU should win this one
by 21 at least.