How BYU's 2012 football opponents fared: Week 12

Published: Monday, Nov. 19 2012 1:47 p.m. MST

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Record: 4-7, 2-6 Pac-12

Last week: Lost to Arizona, 34-24

The Utes' hopes for a 10th-straight bowl appearance came crashing down Saturday night against Arizona.

Utah's defense held its own against the high-powered Wildcats passing game, and the Utes took a 24-17 lead late in the third quarter. But Arizona would score 17 unanswered points in the fourth to seal the game and a guaranteed losing season for the Utes.

The only solace remaining for Utah will be a chance at revenge against Colorado. The Buffs beat the Utes last year to prevent them from earning a possible Pac-12 title berth.

Next up: Friday, Nov. 23 at Colorado
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O-town, UT

It is being reported on ESPN that along with SDSU and Boise State, BYU is in talks with the Mountain West Conference! If all three rejoin, and they can convince LA Tech to come in as the 14th, that would be a pretty good conference!

We're getting the band back together! YEAH. With as weak as the leftover Big East would be, maybe the MWC could get an AQ BCS game.

O-town, UT

I guess the highest ranked team in the five conferences (Big East, C-USA, MAC, Sun Belt, and MWC) gets the AQ BCS game according to ESPN.

I know I am going to have a bunch of BYU fans yell me down, but I think it would be great for BYU to rejoin the MWC. They could have the last game of the year against USU for the Wagon Wheel and have a bunch of other entertaining games instead of the fillers they had to do with independence. That conference could probably get a good TV deal, too.

I still think BYU's best move is to join the Big 12, but according to some sources like Bolerjack, they basically were invited in that the Big 12 started talking with them, and BYU basically turned it down by asking for their own TV deal, so the MWC is the next best thing--FAR better than independence.

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