Should be a fun game to watch.Unfortunately, I think Texas will pull
this one out, but BYU will absolutely have a chance.They blew them
out in 2013 and came very close on the road in 2011.We can
definitely compete with Texas.
This will be an interesting game. I don't think Texas will be caught
flat-footed like last year (not saying they would have won had they not been,
but anybody could see that they didn't take BYU seriously in that game
until it was too late), but they have not been the team they once were for a few
years now. On the other hand, BYU played their best game of the season against
Texas last year, but I don't know if they can repeat it. I'm assuming
the game is at Texas this year, so I'm going to go with the Longhorns by a
This will be a fun game to watch and likely a very different Texas team than BYU
saw last year.I'm hoping BYU will be very different also and
burn Texas in the air! Go Cougars!
I'm betting Texas is going to play BYU extremely tough this year. Although
BYU definitely has a chance to win, Texas will not go easy on them.
Unfortunately my gut tells me Texas wins this one, just like Stanford is going
to beat Utah (teams like that don't like getting upset and want to take
I feel much more confident in the Cougars chances at Texas than I did a year ago
for the last game. While I expect the game to be much more challenging I am
hopeful the Cougar offense is much improved than they were last year. They did
the bulk of the work on the ground. That sort of magic rarely happens twice.The Boise game should be interesting as well. Glad it made the top-30
Now this can't be true Mighty Ute with the toughest out of conference
schedule didn't make the list. I thought they dropped BYU so they can play
someone more interesting. This can't be true, someone immediately take this
How I longed for Heaps to hit Apo on one of the long patterns in the 2nd half
when the ball was over-thrown in Austin in 2011. Sitting in the stands I was
just waiting to hear the moans from the wearers of burnt orange. Instead I
heard it last year in Provo from a few that sat behind me. By halftime it had
gotten old and luckily they left with about 5 minutes to go in the 4th
RU-PACRowlett, TXThat's the same chance BYU stood last
year, especially after the humiliation at Virginia.I like the
U-PACA little history lesson:2013 @BYU 40 Texas 212011 BYU 16 @Texas 171988 @BYU 47 Texas 61987 BYU 22 Texas 17lil' BYU is 3-1 lifetime versus big ol' Texas
Now, now. Let's be fair: Utah did make it into this week's media
discussions of scheduling. Of course it was Pat Forde talking about how dismal
Michigan's home schedule is.
I look forward to the game. I really like the first 3-4 weeks of the season when
the non-conference matchups are in full swing. Last year's match up was a
white wash; Texas got curb stomped.
I say Texas is an 8 point favorite at home in this game. Taysom has a serious
risk of injury in this game.
U-PAC'Just remember Y fans that UT has far greater
talent'It didn't show on the scoreboard!--For either
football and basketball.Don't under estimate Utah football.
If you look at BYUs recent history, it's good for the Cougs that they play
Texas this season, but avoid Utah.
This is the only BYU game I'll keep an eye on all year. The rest of their
schedule puts me to sleep. Just what are they playing for year in and year out?
Time to get back into a conference, any conference.
Chris B is soooo obsessed with BYU that he created another online identity so
that he can spread more venom will posing as a Texas fan. U-PAC??? Come on
Chris. You can be more original than that.
This could easily be the best game all year.
@ U-PAC:It seems obvious that some people have more money than
insight. I'm anxious to hear your excuses after this game is played and
your wallet emptied. Won't be any sympathy. If you admire Chris
B's insights, then that completely proves you have very little yourself.
Nothing personal intended. When you say "mark it down", does
that mean in the same way Chris B says to do so just before usually being proved
wrong? Case in point, his last "mark-it-down" was when he emphatically
promised a Ute NIT b-ball victory against a WCC opponent whom he said had no
chance at all against the Utes... then got drubbed 71-39.You sound a
lot like he did. @ 2020:It's not BYU who is
avoiding Utah. It's Utah who is breaking their contract and avoiding BYU. I
give them credit for realizing their luck against the Y has run out. Their short
string of single score victories was indicative. @ FT:Utah's series of more losses than wins keeps putting me to sleep. In
fact, I won't be watching a single Ute game this next season. Not enough
Hmmm?U-PAC--Chris B? Highly possible!
utesgoingdownthehillSalt Lake City , UTNow this can't be true
Mighty Ute with the toughest out of conference schedule didn't make the
list. ---------Why would Utah make the list of the Big
12's best nonconference games this year?Oh I get it. In a blind
jealous rage, you forgot to actually read the article before angrily pecking
away at your keyboard.LOL!
Aggie,"anybody could see that they didn't take BYU seriously in
that game until it was too late"Are you blind? Texas posted on
twitter and everywhere about the masks they were using to prepare for BYU's
altitude. They planned for that game for months. They were totally prepared,
but BYU outclassed and outran a bunch of 5 star recruits. If BYU
wasn't so offensively challenged the year they lost to Texas, BYU would be
undefeated against Texas. FYI, football is Texas. Football is like the biggest
thing in Texas. I love how people like Aggie belittle the power of
Texas....totally unfathomable! For BYU to be 3-1 vs. Texas, with two of those
absolute blowouts, is a huge deal. BYU can and will hang with Texas, and who
cares what a brand new coach puts in the locker room.
This great matchup was made possible because BYU accepted a 2-for-1.Some
fans say BYU is too good to have to settle for a 2-for-1.If you
enjoy the preseason attention paid to a BYU game, and enjoy playing teams like
Texas, be sure to thank Tom Holmoe for not letting pride get in the way of
scheduling. These are the games you want to see, even if it takes a 2-for-1 to
make it happen.
U-PAC,For me anyway it is sadly, you are correct. I have the score
BYU 14 Texas 38. Sadly for me.Mark
Tomahawk athlon,In blind rage to reply me I think you forgot that the
article talks about two different list. In athlon's lost BYU comes twice.
Where are U?
@Tomahawk Red...can you still say Tomahawk in Obama's PC America?Trust us all...Utah will not make any list.....for any reason.They just aren't relevant to College Football, as a losing Conference
Bottom-Feeder.Just as over half of the contrived P-5 teams, are just the
Washington Generals of their leagues.Just wait and see how many
Major Network games are picked up with Utah vs BYU.The boys in the Network
suits know exactly who has appeal and who does not.BYU...National
Brand with Tier 1 Academics. #62Utah...Cute Regional School with
Tier 2 Academics. #122
Striker,I've lived in Texas. I've seen high school
stadiums that would pass for a really nice college stadium in Utah. Trust me, I
know about football in Texas. Prepping with masks/altitude tents is not the
same thing as coming into a game actually prepared and taking the team you are
playing seriously. This is what Texas did not do enough of. Anyone who watched
the game without royal blue glasses could see that.Again, Texas is
not the same team they were a decade ago, but BYU will still have a tough time
beating them, in part because Texas will not be caught resting on their laurels
again. In addition, the chances of a repeat performance in terms of quality of
play by BYU are slim, as evidenced by the rest of BYU's games that
season.Also, altitude does have a measurable effect, but it
isn't as big a deal as people make it.
utesgoingdownthehillSalt Lake City , UT In athlon's lost
BYU comes twice. Where are U?----------Okay, that's
fair enough. I don't know where Utah is on the second list. They should
definitely be there. Utah and Michigan is a pretty good matchup, whether Athlon
(who has never been kind to Utah) believes it or not.Utah/Michigan
is far better than several of the games they have listed.Be happy
you're not in a power conference. Because if you were, no one would be
impressed with BYU's mediocre record and you wouldn't show up on these
lists.BYU is where Utah was in 2008, 2009 and 2010... a respected
western "power" that is good playing mid-majors but would sink fast in a
BlutoSandy, UTThey just aren't relevant to College
Football, as a losing Conference Bottom-Feeder.---------Sorry to burst your bubble, but BYU is even less relevant than Utah is.
That's pretty bad.If Utah, a mediocre P5 team isn't
relevant to the game... a mid-major independent that has made next to zero noise
on the national scene in the last 15 years... and one that is not respected by
the SEC, ACC or any of the other power conferences... and has no shot at joining
the P5, BYU is flat-out dead in the water irrelevant.Sorry, but
Tomahawk red,Outside of Utah no one cares about U. U is an after thought,
BYU vs Boise is considered more interesting than Michigan vs Utah that says a
@ U-PAC:In mentioning upsets, you mentioned Michigan losing to
Appalachian State. That's no bigger than Stanford losing to Utah. And
BYU losing to Utah isn't too far behind those two. Even the Utah AD
realized as much, so consequently chose to drop the next couple of games against
BYU. Smart move.
Tomahawk red ,BYU is irrelevant than Utah? I can't tell that
looking at pleothera of comments on every BYU article.Go look at every single
BYU football article and tell me if Utah fans think BYU is irrelevant.
Irrelevant is when someone doesn't give attention. For example SUU or Isu
is irrelevant to BYU fans, because we don't spend all our time and effort
commenting on those teams article.
@CopaceticNo contract was broken. Utah and BYU were never scheduled to
play the next two seasons. Also, you know what I mean by BYU avoiding Utah.
"Their luck has run out," that was quite the stretch.
U-PAC, honest question here: What was your "mark it down"
prediction/guarantee before last year's TX game? I have no idea what the
outcome this year will be . . but neither do you. I love how you and Chris
position yourselves as level-headed truth-tellers, when you clearly have a bone
to pick. At least be honest about your biases. No-one's fooled.
utesgoingdownthehillSalt Lake City , UTTomahawk red ,BYU
is irrelevant than Utah? I can't tell that looking at pleothera of comments
on every BYU article.Go look at every single BYU football article and tell me if
Utah fans think BYU is irrelevant. Irrelevant is when someone doesn't give
attention. For example SUU or Isu is irrelevant to BYU fans, because we
don't spend all our time and effort commenting on those teams article.----------Fan comments on an Internet message board do not
make a team relevant, friend. Two years ago when Petrino got axed and John L.
Smith made a mockery of that program, which had everyone talking about Arkansas,
did that make them relevant? Hardly.Wins on the field against
respectable opponents and ascending into the top 15 and making at least a
semi-serious threat to crack the BCS/Playoff is what makes teams relevant.Sorry for that bit of reality.