The Utes are 8-18 versus the Ducks and haven't beaten Oregon in Autzen
Stadium since 1994, which is also the last time the Utes beat an AP Top 25 team
on the road. The Utes haven't beaten an AP Top 10 team on the
road since they beat #7 Colorado in Boulder in 1961.
Just the FAXSo you're saying there's a chance.
If this game was being played in SLC, I would give Utah a chance. But they just
cant beat a good team on the road. And Oregon will be eager to make a big
statement after their fall from grace. Oregon 49Utah 10
@ufanA slim one....
54-10Mark it down!
Let's hope the Ducks have that same mind set and then there really could be
a chance. I'm not holding my breath but stranger things have happened.
It will be a moral victory if the Utes can come home having lost by no more than
four touchdowns. There will be a stadium full of angry duck fans looking to
redeem the humiliating loss they suffered against Stanford and who better to
take their ruffled feathers out on than the only team to hand Stanford a
loss.I see this as an Oregon victory but less than the four
touchdown win that the odds makers show.Oregon 49Utah 24Be proud Utah, moral victories build character and lead into the final
two games where victories guarantee a bowl game.
FAX,Considering Bronco has NEVER beaten a team that ends the season
in the top 10, but Whittingham has(3 times at the conclusion of this season),
I'd say Utah's chances are infinitely higher than byU's would be
if they were playing Oregon.Wins against end of season top 10 teams
for WhitTCU 2008Alabama 2008Stanford 2013(assuming
Stanford's ranking stays under 10, which seems almost certain)Bronco's wins against end of season top 10 teams:
@ Chris BSo when Whit gets fired in the next 2 years and Bronco
remains the head coach for BYU are we still going to get your top 10 win
statistics then? Doesn't matter if Whit has more top 10 wins than Bronco if
he can't sustain it over the long run and he loses his job. BYU
fans are happy with Bronco, Ute fans not so much with Whit! Mark it
down.Whit will get fired!
@ Chris BWhen mentioning the above Stat (Bronco vs Whit top 10 wins.
All you are doing is just making a great point how far the U of U program has
fallen since 2008. Thanks for reminding us!!!I'm
sure Whit appreciates your comments letting him know that his program has gone
onward and downward.
Oregon 55Utah 13
Come on Cougar fans, be nice. I know they aren't nice to us, but they are
our brothers. I wish I could offer any hope for Utah in this game, but it will
probably be as close as the BYU-ISU game. Utah does a good job of getting up for
these big games though. BYU wouldn't have a chance either. Can I still hold
out hope for a BYU-Utah rematch in the Kraft Bowl?
I was running an errand last night and turned on 1280 and listened to the Utah
show...not sure who the analysts are or what the show is called I've never
listened to it before. One of the commentators on the show hit the nail on the
head...Utah has MWC caliber coaches trying to run a PAC12 program. While Whit
has certainly had some impressive victories, he's had just as embarrassing
losses in magnitude. He hasn't shown any ability to maintain a winning
program against BCS competition. All we ever hear from him is "we face good
QBs every week in the PAC12", and "this is a tough league", a
"grind". Isn't it obvious that Whit has placed the league Utah
plays in on a pedestal...he's like a deer in the headlights, and can't
handle the bright lights of big time football on a weekly basis. You can't
idolize the league you play in and compete in that league at the same time. If
Utah is ever competitive in the PAC12 (big if anyway), it will not be with their
current coaching staff.
Chris B"Considering Bronco has NEVER beaten a team that ends the
season in the top 10...blah, blah, blah."Considering BYU
isn't playing Oregon tomorrow, it doesn't really matter whether you
think Utah's chances of beating Oregon would be better than BYU's,
does it? But, just for giggles...Considering Kyle has NEVER beaten
Oregon, 0-1 with a 24-31 loss, while Bronco has stomped Oregon, 1-0 with a 38-8
win, I'd say that BYU's chances would be infinitely higher than
Utah's if BYU were playing Oregon.Kyle has NEVER won a road
game against a PAC team that finished with a winning record, let alone versus an
AP Top 10 team. In fact, Kyle is WINLESS in NINE tries on the road
versus AP Top 25 teams.
Let see, using ute logic u>Stanford>Oregon therefore to even the most
casual observer u>Oregon.No need to even play the game tomorrow. (And
it might be best for the sorry, no good, one loss Ducks to not even show up
against the way superior cellar dwellers)Once again Chrissy, thanks
for the off topic comparison to BYU. Impressive how you can continually get off
topic spews approved by the DNews comment police.
Christine,Utah WILL go bowling, and if we do, would you rather have
a fifth shot at Utah in the last 4 years, or would you rather the teams not
meet, just to save your fans base the embarrassment of setting a new NCAA record
for being the first team EVER to lose five times to their rival in 4 years?LOL
Big Sky,No, I'm quite pleased with Whittingham. He's
taken us to an undefeated season, top 2 in the country, beat Alabama in a bowl
game, helped earn us a prestigious BCS conference invite, has beaten end of
season top 10 teams.Things Bronco has never done, nor will ever
do.Here is another fun fact:Utah alum playing DEFENSE in
the NFL have scored more touchdowns than byu alum playing Offense in the NFL.LOL!
I won't make a prediction on this game. oregon proved to be not all it was
hyped to be by losing to a stanford team that in turn lost to an extremly poor
utah team. It would appear utah "fans" are correct when they claim the
top of the pac12 and the bottom of the pac12 are not so far apart. It is just
unfortunate that the top of the pac12 is so far below the top of the sec, acc,
@ Chris BI hope Utah makes is to 6-6, but they probably will not make a
bowl game if they do. Almost all conferences are going to fill their bids.
The couple bowls that are going to have to find replacements are contractually
obligated to get a team from a different conference.So the Utes are
probably not going bowling, what Utah needs to hope for is that Fresno and NIU
lose boosting Wisconsin into the BCS to open up the Heart of Dallas Bowl may
open up.58 teams are currently bowl eligible for 70 slots 14 teams that
are 1 win away with most of those with 3 games to play.The Utes are 2
games away with 3 to play.I would say the chances of Utah in a bowl are
pretty slim. Even at 6-6 if they make it too that.
@ Chris B"Utah Will go bowling and IF we do"Isn't that an oxymoron?Shouldn't it read?, "Utah
WILL go bowling and WHEN we do"
duck,You'll get a close up look at the middle of the Pac12 when
the cougars get stomped in the fight hunger bowl.hedgefog,byu "fan" logic: every time that Utes lose in the PAC 12 it makes up
for the Utes football domination of the cougars.
@ Duckhunter"oregon proved to be not all it was hyped to be by
losing to a stanford team that in turn lost to an extremly poor utah
team"I love how much it bothers you that Utah beat a great
Stanford team this year! How did your cougs do against that
"extremely poor" Utah team?How do they do every year?I'll give you a hint: it's why you're obsessed with and
troll articles about Utah football.What is Stanford currently
ranked, anyway? Thanks in advance!LOL
I love watching Utah play Pac 12 football. Every week is exciting. We've already beaten the best team in the Pac. Stanford has shown
Oregon's offense can be stopped. No, I wouldn't bet on Utah,
especially after the offensive debacle at USC. But it's exciting to have
these opportunities, and this team has already shown that anything is
Like it Big Sky Fan. The mighty swoops will go 6-6 and watch alot of bowl games
@truthsandwhichYou obviously missed the irony. My post was actually
an almost word for word post from one your own christina b posted about BYU and
their victory over texas. I simply changed the names of the schools involved and
a couple of other minor things to make it fit utah's situation. I actually
do that a lot. I take posts from utah "fans" that they make on BYU
articles, I change the names from BYU to utah and repost it on a utah article
that is about a similar situation.But LOL at you for lashing out at
me for using a utah "fans" words. LOL!
@DuckhunterSorry, I clearly don't follow Chris B as closely as
you do, certainly not his comments on BYU articles as I rarely spend any time
there. But you have successfully proved a couple of things with your last two
comments:1) You really want to pass off beating Texas as being
comparable to a victory over Stanford this season. It isn't. 2)
Chris B, the Utes, and their fans have set up shop in your head.You
seem to be taking four in a row harder than most. But thanks for keeping up with
Chrissy - NO matter how much lipstick you put on a pig, it is still
a pig. Oregon 63utah 3lol.
"Utah alum playing DEFENSE in the NFL have scored more touchdowns than byu
alum playing Offense in the NFL."Chris B, thanks for sharing
this awesome fact with us! Go Utes!
Ufan"So you're saying there's a chance."Lloyd: What do you think the chances are of a guy like you and a girl like
me... ending up together?Mary: Well, Lloyd, that's difficult to
say. I mean, we don't really...Lloyd: Hit me with it! Just give
it to me straight! I came a long way just to see you, Mary. The least you can do
is level with me. What are my chances?Mary: Not good.Lloyd: You mean, not good like one out of a hundred?Mary: I'd
say more like one out of a million.[pause]Lloyd: So
you're telling me there's a chance... *YEAH!*
Samurai JakeUtah alum can't help U beat the Ducks.btw, why are Utah fans so obsessed with totally irrelevant factoids?
Breaking News:Travis Wilson has a concussion and didn't make
the trip to Oregon.
@Big Sky FanTruth is Whit is better than Mendenhall. There's no
disputing it. Just check the head to head record. I think Whit will get the
McBride here within a couple years, unless he can turn this ship around, which i
highly doubt he will. He's been great but is showing he can't take the
program to the next step. YBU is happy with their very mediocre coach because
they're a very mediocre team. They'll never be a serious threat under
a coach who has football as his #5 priority.
@ Duckhunter"I actually do that a lot. I take posts from utah
"fans" that they make on BYU articles, I change the names from BYU to
utah and repost it on a utah article that is about a similar situation."Speaking of things that are sad and pathetic, I just heard Wilson
won't be able to play tomorrow, along with York and Norris. Hopefully Shulz
can step it up, and our D can keep things close so we can take some positives
into our remaining two Pac 12 games, which should both be winnable.GO UTES!!
Whatsnu,I love a classic fairy tale. Thanks for reminding us all where
the utes stand this weekend. In fact I might just rent the movie and watch it
since I can't watch the utes on tv.
@truthsandwhichI have a lot of fun with utah "fan" hypocrisy
and angst. If that is "in my head" then so be it because it is
definately a good time for me.LOL!
Go Ducks!With the Ducks winning this weekend it will set up another
dramatic desperate dash for conference dweller respect!Win or lose
seeing the Ute fans getting frantic and emotional over Washington St and
Colorado is going to be fun!Bring on the drama!
@DuckhunterHaha ok, keep hypocritically angsting over that angst!
@ Chris BChris, you say "We will go bowling", then you say
"If we go bowling" in the same sentence. Which is it?Why your at
it, Y the obsession with BYU? Also you sure like to LOL a lot on your posts -
whats so funny? Utah isn't doing well, but I see a lot of LOLs? LOL
@sammyg"Win or lose seeing the Ute fans getting frantic and
emotional over Washington St and Colorado is going to be fun!Bring
on the drama!"Don't you mean "Bring on the
bengals!"?Because that's who your team plays this weekend.
I guess I'd be jealous too.
Truthsandwich:And who was Utah playing when BYU played Big 12 leading
Texas? Oh that's right Weber State. Give it a rest.
@ Cougsndawgs"Truthsandwich:And who was Utah playing when
BYU played Big 12 leading Texas? Oh that's right Weber State. Give it a
rest."Yes, and you know what I didn't do that week? Get on
byu articles and laugh at the teams they were playing. I'm only responding
to your fellow "fans". Try to keep up.And by the way, was
that Texas game before or after you were beating Middle Tennessee Dental
college, or losing to Virginia?
"And by the way, was that Texas game before or after you were beating Middle
Tennessee Dental college, or losing to Virginia?"No it was
before Utah got pounded by double digits against a pretty weak Arizona team.
Again, BYU has the 13th ranked SOS in the country. Yes, please do try and keep
up, and give the SOS arguments a rest. As with everything else the experts think
BYUs SOS is just fine, and see their football team as pretty good. They think
highly of Utah's SOS as well (rightfully so) but don't think too much
of the utes as a program. Those are facts...U can decide how to deal with them.
CougsndawgsSagarin's Rankings:#19 BYU(6-3) SOS
#10#29 Utah(4-5) SOS #1
@ cougsndawgs"The experts see BYU's football team as pretty
good, but don't think much of the utes as a program. Those are facts...U
can decide how to deal with them"No, that's you're
delusional spin. Utah has, by far, the most impressive win.BYU has, by far, the most embarrassing loss.In the game that is
played on the field, rather than in your head, Utah owns BYU. Every year.THOSE are examples of facts. Feel free to continue to deal with it by
obsessing over and trolling articles about Utah football.LOL!
I've decided that I love the term "frantic and emotional" when
reading comments on these boards. For the most part, I can't imagine either
either fan base getting either frantic or emotional, with the exception of a
couple. I, myself, have never gotten charged up and decided to express myself
here. Bemused may be a good expression, even mildly irritated. But, frantic and