What a great game! I'm glad that we'll no longer be playing Air Force every year
those guys keep it close every single game. I'm glad the defense woke up when it
mattered most, they kind of fell asleep in the 4th quarter. Anyways,
that kind of game was probably the best prep that the Utes could have for this
week's game against TCU. It's fun to see all the naysayers proved wrong up to
this point. I particularly liked Yankee Doodle's post, typifying the bitter
cougar fan who predicts that a "great" team like Air Force would beat Utah and
then when Utah only wins by 5, talks about the very same team as if they were a
weak opponent who should've lost by 30. It's going to be a blast
this weekend at the Utah TCU game! GO UTES!!!
Utah is just taking one game at a time. I love all the comments by the all
knowing zoobs and all the predictions of Utah losing to TCU. It will be fun to
see how green you all are after Utah.knocks off number 4 TCU. I can't wait for
game day. Go UTES.
Congratulations to Coach Calhoun and the Falcons for a great game plan against
the U. I Always love to watch AF and root for them always except for the Utah
game. For whatever reason, the Falcons play their best against Utah. Again,
great game!Great win Utah! 8-0 and #6 nationally. All the haters are
out in force, but nothing they can say or predict will take away our wins or our
national attention! Can't wait for next week. I will be at the game. If we win,
we will go to a BCS game because no other team poses the threat to our talents
like TCU, ESPECIALLY the team down south! Haters: Get Used to it. If, by chance,
we lose next week, we will still have a great year! See you guys
next week at Game Day!Go Utes! Go Crimson! On to victory #9 against
I just hope the Utes don't suffer from big-head-itis in this next game. Utah
quarterback Jordan Wynn is absolutely right in saying, "I know their defense is
having another good year. So, you know, we're going to have to go out and play a
perfect game."Unfortunately, Jordan, "perfection" has not been
Utah's trademark, even the year they beat Alabama. I'm sure Coach Kyle knows
this, and I'm also sure he'll do his best to instill this truth into his players
heads. What I'm not sure of is that Utah's "perfect game" is enough to get a win
from TCU's "good game." Don't get me wrong; I'm pulling hard for the
Utes to win, but they're not only going to have to play a "perfect game" without
their usual hiccup or two, it's also going to require luck! 'Cause if there's no
luck involved (good luck for Utah, or bad luck for TCU) it'll be goodbye BCS
till next year for the boys from the U of U. The BCS is highly unlikely to give
three nods to non-BCSers.
3genUTEAppreciate the comments. My hope is that the 95% of
reasonable people will drown out the 5% of idiots and some day we can appreciate
that, for the most part, the same kids are going to both schools. The weenies
that want to knock the other school down need to go away, or at least know that
there are consequences to their actions.It is Sunday and I am trying
to be an optimist.
Funny zoobs. Didn't you get blown out at home by Air Force? This game was clearly a big deal for Air Force as they threw out all of
the stops with going for it on 4th downs and the on-sides kick. Utah ran about 5 different plays in this game and appeared to be looking ahead
a little bit, not to mention after 10 years of the same type of game, this just
is not a good matchup for the way Utah plays defense. This was
however the perfect game going into the TCU game. A win with no bad injuries
and a tough week of focused practice for the game of the year and some payback
against to frogs.
Archie | 10:54 p.m. Oct. 30, 2010 O'Fallon, MO "Veritas
Aequitas...where's Chuckie from Fruit Heights? He's been MIA since BYU's first
loss. Reminds me of a guy I knew...wouldn't come to church after BYU lost a
game. Poor fellow must be considered inactive this year."===My
brother Steve lives in MO. do you know him?What an inane
question.===Utah has to play TCU, ND and SDSU on the
road, then BYU.If you does that, they get respect.They
really did not look that good against a TEW less AFA last night.If
they earn the respect, I'll be the first to give it.If they lose,
will you be there to admit it?
Very nice effort, TheSpiker, and you mean well.Unfortunately, many
Ute fans have been stung "in their youths" when BYU was the better program, for
year after year. Now, it's payback time.Sure it's childish! It is a
bitter in State rivalry Feelings even more bitter because Utah
bolted the conference, which and might have gotten BCS status had Utah stayed
(and Boise joining). I wish that had happened in a way. I still say BYU was
very foolish to go independent, we will see..Here's the thing, most
fans on either side secretly hope for the rival to beat the best teams, thus
raising the State overall. But you can't say that out loud, and it is more fun
to "kick 'em when they are down.But remember, getting kicked
when you are down can generate a huge anger to jump up and fight back 3 times
harder. So even though I said BYU is a cupcake, that game will be closer because
of the rivalry and the PAC10 and all that has happened off the field!
TCU at Utah will be the first-ever game of two top ten teams in MWC history.
Considering the game is in SLC, and how the Horned Frogs have played there, it
would be a mistake to say TCU will win this in a blowout.AFA always
plays Utah tough but Utah held on and won this game. It was a road win, and a
quality one. Likely this was AFA's lost lost of the season and they should
finish 8-4 (5-3). AFCoug: I get it. You were at the game. But
seriously, Utah played AFA the same as BYU? You do realize that Utah won by 5
and that BYU lost by three touchdowns? You do see that AFA's scores against Utah
came in short, big-play, quick strike drives versus the nice, sustained,
dominating drives they had against BYU. You did see the turnover ratio was +4
for Utah; turnovers that were a FOCUS for the Utes D against the triple option?
So either you are blinded by your love of the Cougs or your hate of the Utes.
Your analysis doesn't sound objective, even for someone at the game.
A little perspective.I'd much rather be an overated top 10 team then
an overated 3-5 team. I'd much rather win by 5 then lose 5. 8 and 0 is stll 8 and 0 and is beautiful. 3 - 5 is ugly. Some people on here have said that the Utes were exposed especially on Offense
judging by this game. But I'm not sure that these people watched the game or
paid attention. The U changed their entire Offence and game plan for this game
running the ball over 50 in order to control the clock and keep their defense
fresh and keep AF O off the field. This game showed that the U can also be a
ground control team running the ball. And that when they needed stops late in
the game and on 4th down they could get them.Can't wait until next
week. I think the U will win but either way a win or loss to a top 10 team is
no disgrace. Even if they loose having your only loss of the season to a top 10
team is better then a loosing record. :) U=34 TCU=21Go
Big surprise, the jealous coogs are out today with their little brother
attitudes (more bark than bite considering how bad (barely DIVIA worthy) their
USA Coached Poll just came out...Utah is ranked 6.Woohoo!Next Sat: No 4 TCU versus No 6 Utah in Salt Lake City.Tune
in. ESPN Gameday will be in SLC.
The TCU game will be a game for the ages, I can't wait to see the brawl. Good
job Utah defense because if anything, the offense showed their flaws this week.
I said this week that the only way Utah loses is if they beat themselves but in
reality, Air Force beat themselves with bad ball security. Give the defense
credit. Expect the TCU game to be close until the end.
I am a cougar fan.I never look at U articles, but being a bye week
for us I am here.First, congratulations on the win. Any win against
the Air Force is a good win. They are tough young men and never give up.Second, I am embarrassed at some of the "cougar fans" that are making
stupid comments about your team. We complain constantly about the dog pile from
supposed U fans on our articles. I am very disappointed to see the same
stupidity and immaturity happening here.Utah has a good team this
year; BYU doesn't. I would like to be able to cheer for Utah, but the bitter U
fans make it difficult. I will be an ambassador for change and
chastise the "Y fans" that are stirring this pot of hatred. Stop Now! I doubt
any of you brave, anonynmous souls have ever accomplished anything in sports.
If you had you would know to respect those you compete with.I invite
any true U fans that care to come on the Y articles and be willing to do the
same. Good luck U against TCU.
An ugly win, a W is a W and that's all that matters. Keeping the ball on the
ground was a move not to reveal all the power of the air attack...next week will
be phenominal! Go My Utes!!Who cares about the tds...what a waste
of time and energy.
My apologies. In my previous comment I stated the Cougs were 5-3... got my
numbers backwards!!! Sorry board readers.. and SORRY COUGS.
Just Wondering...how many one-loss teams will jump the Utes in the polls this
week? And, just wondering how many they will lose by to a real top 5 program
next week? Can't wait to see it. No one really wants to watch a
car wreck...but usually you just can't help yourself!
I always enjoy posts from the UTE haters. Since the TDS has become a conference
bottom feeder, hoping to get scratch out a win or two against the worst of the
worst they have become a bitter lot.Being bitter and humilated over
their miserable season they ridicule the undefeated UTES. Here are a couple of
reminders for the 5-3 cougs.Great teams will have close games during
the course of the season. The great teams will win those games. The UTES won a
close game against AFA. Take note of the word WON.The only stat that
really matters is the Final Score. The UTES have a tough game coming
up against TCU, I'll give you that. But if you have any sense at all you'll hold
your comments until after the game.Looking forward to hearing a lot
Congrats to the Utes. Next week against TCU will be a great game but Wynn was
right - Utah will have to play a perfect game given the level of TCU's defense
in particular.Any Cougs still trying to rip the Utes after the
incredibly different seasons the two teams are having simply lack intelligence.
I would LOVE it if the Cougs were half as good as the Utes this season. Next
season will be a different story but we largely need to just shut up and ride
this one out with a little dignity intact.
Utah will be fortunate to beat TCU. Utah looked average in their first game vs a
tough team. Without even half the turnovers they could have easily lost this
game. Utah is good this year but not as good as 04, 08 teams. Wynn is surrounded
by a tremendous supporting cast this year and as a result, he has a good rating.
Some key graduations this year could lead to struggles in the first PAC season.
WHat does BYU have to do with anything? I wish the moderator would eliminate all
the irrelevant comments. And the haters, why would anyone respond to them?
They are trolls (i.e. people who post things just to get a reaction). Dont give
them what they want. Utah struggled and didnt look like a top 5
team, but hey, they find ways to win.Did you see the extra effort to
cause the turnovers? It was very obvious that the Utes were concentrated on
getting those turnovers. Too bad they didnt come up with a couple more.And when TCU comes to town, the special teams will be a factor, so expect a
close one. AFA took Smithson and Dunn out of the game for the most part by going
for it on 4th down and then pooch kicking it when they did punt. (They even did
the onsides kick thing to avoid Smithson.
Cougarettes,Let me sum it up for you...Then #7 ranked OU
led AF 27-10 in the 4th Q at home, only saw AF scored 14 4th Q points. OU won
27-24.#8 ranked Utah led AF 28-10 in the 4th Q on the road before AF
scored 13 4th Q points. Utah won 28-23.
A laugher turned into a nail biter thanks to some spirited 4th quarter play by
the Falcons. But a win is a win. Keeps your hopes in play. Beat TCU if you want
some respect. Otherwise, hello Vegas.
I will have to say that I thought this could very well be Utah's first loss of
the season as I was checking on the scores throughout the game, but once again
Utah found a way to win. It seemed like a tough game against a good team on the
road. You really do have to give the Utes credit because good teams find a way
to win. Congratulations to the Utes. Next week should be
Utah won and you have to give credit to the AF Falcons on this one. Just when
the Utes were about to blow them out they fought back. They did not quit and
they faced adversity over and over again with all the takeaways. They were
takeaways by Utah so get that straight. Where other teams got steam rolled by
the Utes, the Falcons held on and fought. I'm so grateful these guys protect our
nation. Give the Utes credit for winning on the road to the toughest road game
they will face this year. When you get challenged it's how you respond. Do you
lay down and get steam rolled or do you fight to hold the line. Both Utah and AF
faced adversity in this one and the Utes won. That game was what college
football is all about. Go Utes!
@yankdoodleThree top 10 teams brought their D- game to the field on
Saturday. Utah, Missouri and Michigan St.Utah won with probably their
worst performance in 3 years. It may have been hard to watch, but 8-0 is
8-0.Game Utah.BYU brings their "A" game and lose consistently. That
The Utes have their hands full with TCU. I expect them to lose that one.Notre Dame is a win, as well as the rest of the schedule.
Utah doesn't appear to run zone read with Wynn, or, if they call it, he doesn't
read it. I saw only traps and counters last night and frankly I think Utah's
offense would have been more effective in this game with Terrence Cain, who does
run the zone read effectively and does a much better job of keeping defenses off
balance. I am very curious to know why Utah thinks Wynn is better.
A lot of BYU morons posting on here that have only watched the Utes play
tonight. The Utes sleepwalked through this game. No matter what Whit says
about "one game at a time" they were looking past AFA and it almost cost them.
Someone said the Utes were holding a lot (and we could talk about only one
chopblock being called) - well, the "block" that opened up the long touchdown
run by Jefferson was a great spinaround while having a hold of the arm on the
Ute player, or Jefferson would have been caught in the backfield. I replayed it
several times, and it was a very clear non-call, right in front of the white
hat. I've never seen this group of officials before, and I watch a lot of
college football - where were they from, Division III?
Good Job UTES! You will never here me (a Cougar) dog you for a win. A win is a
win, each and every athlete is giving their all. Way to play all four quarters
and dig in. Next week TCU will be tough, but even your friends down
south showed that a good D can keep up with them for a while. With your offense
and your D I think you have a shot. I think this close win will help the guys
get even more focused. I currently live in Fort Worth, so I usually go BYU
first, UofU second, but I have lately started drinking purple Kool-aid from Fort
Worth. Best of Luck!
This is NOT trash talk, I mostly cheer for the Utes but is AFA really as good as
most PAC-10 teams? I doubt it. Football next season might be tougher than Ute
fans expect. I believe recruiting will improve but tough going for a few years.
AFCoug | 9:23 p.m. Oct. 30, 2010The difference between Utah and BYU
is that Utah has play-makers BYU does not. Case in point when we
were beat long play we didn't give up, made a play on the ball and FORCED three
fumbles. To say Utah won only because AFA played sloppy is
delusional.BTW Utah made the plays to stop AFA at the end that can't
be any lucky then a QB bouncing a ball off a BYU defenders helmet on 4th down
allowing BYU to pull off a win.@Veritas Aequitas or chuckie or
BusterCome on now, as a BYU fan you were cheering for the Utes to lose.
If not then you wouldn't be predicting that Utah: "with losses at SDSU, TCU, and
BYU".Get over the hate and enjoy some college football as Utah makes
history.TCU #4 vs Utah #6 @RES
Air Force was a trap game, we went on the road and beat them, that's all that
matters. Utah wants TCU, this game was just a formality. GO UTes
BYU fans make me laugh!! Thinking that they actually have a chance against Utah.
Am i mistaken or did BYU lose to Utah State earlier this year?..... The Utes
obviously did not have their best game ever but you all have to remember that a
win is a win. AFA gave Oklahoma all that they could handle and they did the same
thing to Utah. Close games prepare teams for the big games. If anyone can
remember 2008, Utah barely beat Oregon State, and AFA, then they survived a very
close game to TCU. And after all of the tests that they went through they
dismantled an Alabama team that earlier in the season had been heavily favored
to win the BCS National Championship. Before some people make comments you
should remember some of the past events and think about how you must sound... A
win is a win everyone! The game next week will be intense and i predict very
close. But come on everyone knows that BYU will get the beat down this year
especially after the comments by a certain person. caugh.... caugh.... Max
Air Force has always been a tough opponent for the Utes. This game proved it
once again. Air Force is a capable team and showed it on the field. Utah has
never built their teams around stopping the triple option. Next week's game
will be interesting because TCU has to play on the road in SLC. It will be
worth reading the posts on the board next week after the game.
Sammyg: Really? Dude you made me laugh. Yes, tonight wwas about
Utah football...but YOU are the one that is making all the accusations that Utah
is a weak team. Reserve your anger because your pride has taken a hit. Are you
making the prediction that Utah will lose to ND and SDSU which the same crystal
ball that a lot of TDS fans were using to predict their almost perfect season
with Heaps? That's why I leave the foretelling of the future to prophets and
apostles. Though you would had learn that at church by now!To all
those that say Utah was lucky...lucky would had been if AFA was so close to
scoring that somehow they shot themselfs in the foot and not score. Not so,
Utah D worked hard. Don't believe me, replay the game and really watch the game.
Offense, yes very mediocre, but a good wake up call. I will be at that TCU game,
won't say any predictions, but I will say this. We WILL be loud. All you say we
are over rated, what does that make you with all your pre-season hype?
Sammyg come on man do you really think that Utah is going to go down without a
fight at their home. Yes TCU might win and that would mean we lost to one of the
best teams in the nation. But if Utah wins what will you think of that huh?Also Utah won't lose to SDSU and ND because both those teams aren't as
good as they claim to be, they are still quality teams but not better than Utah.
BYU has no chance what so ever
I have a ton of respect for Air Force. I'm so proud of the Utes for going there
and handing them their first home loss of the season. Utah got complacent with
their 28-10 lead (I know I did) and Air Force jumped all over them, but I can't
believe how well Utah's defense responded to that adversity! Three stops on
fourth down! Way to buckle down and get the job done! A lesser team would have
completely melt down with such a momentum shift. I'm still smiling thinking
about it. I love the bitter, jealous rants from the BYU faithful on
this comment board! It's hilarious to see how much THE University of Utah's
success is getting under their skin! Keep the hate coming Max Hall fans. Just
remember that it is just a game and that I love you. Good luck with your game
against the other team in Colorado. I think your 3-5 team will need it. Cheers!
Oh you Ute fans. Some of you are a funny, delusional bunch! This
story is not about BYU, it's not about all of these other teams winning and
losing today, it's about Ute football and this evening the world of football saw
how vulnerable this team really is.Sure, it's very possible that the
Utes might be a #5 or #6 but the reality is that it will be short lived and it
won't make any difference at about 4:30 pm next Saturday when TCU issues a beat
down.With what was shown today, Las Vegas could very well be the
Utes destiny this year and for years to come as well.Not impressed.
Highly overrated.Kind of interesting to note that there is no
chatter about an NC bid or even a BCS bowl after tonight's win. Worried?Prepare for a smack down next week by TCU and then possibly SDSU, ND and
who knows...maybe by Nov 27th BYU might get their act together. Coach Whit looked a little stressed tonight, I wonder why? He's concerned and
from what I witnessed, so should Ute fans.Kiss your undefeated
I am kind of bugged by college game day final (or whatever it is called) and
many others at ESPN. Utah is punished for beating AF by five. Yet Oklahoma not
only beat AF by only 3 (if I remember right), but also only beat Cincinnati by
2, Utah State (!!!!) by 7 (if I remember right) and have a loss!!!! (granted, it
was to a darn good team). Things need to change.
Like other comments posted, I too am a bit hesitant to declare Utah as a BCS
caliber type team. However, I felt the same way about the sugar bowl team
(remember oregon st., AF, TCU, and even NM if I remember right) but we all know
how that ended (beat up on Alabama) and I certainly felt they were BCS caliber
after that game. So even though I am currently hesitant to declare Utah BCS
caliber, at the same time maybe they are b/c this season has a lot of
similarities/feelings as the sugar bowl team.
After playing a wimpy schedule, the truth comes out. The Utes are not the same
caliber as TCU, Boise State, or Neveda. An injured, five turn-over, beat-up Air
Force team could and should have won this game. Talk about luck. As banged up as
the Falcons are, the Cougars would have won this one. I'll be at the TCU game
next week to witness the destruction of the ute BCS bowl dream.TCU---38Utah--13
Come on Ute Haters (I have always wanted to use that term.)Anyway
all good teams have close games. Just like Nebraska dropped a game against a not
as good Texas team, and similar too Alabama lossing to South Carolina.Yes Utah let some things slip but like some say the Cadets could be up 21 to 7
but I think Utah forced those fumbles and stopped the powerful option runDefense look good again and the Offense stuttered at times.
Congratulations! Finally a quality win for 2010.
Great win Utah. Winning at Air Force is tough, period. It will be a fun game
to watch next week, but what is going to tick me off is the fun police at ESPN
already getting ready to try and boost one loss teams over Boise State, TCU, and
Utah. They already tried to make a case for Alabama. When Auburn
beats Ole Miss (team that lost to an FCS team), it's impressive, but beating a
previously ranked 25 team on the road won't be enough style points--what a
crock. Funny when how Oklahoma only beats Cincinnati by 2, AFA by 3, and USU by
7, it doesn't matter, but Boise State, TCU, and Utah have to win big. Watch the snake oil salesmen on the BCS standings show tomorrow. I guarantee
you they will try and leap frog Ohio State back over the U of U if not all three
(the Big Ten is a joke)--the talking heads at ESPN are starting to feel panic.
Of course they will put a two-loss team in the championship game over a
"mid-major", but it will be fun to see them try to sell it.
sammyg: typical zoob to complain, in error I might add, about the officiating.
You may have noticed that Blechen was playing with his hand completely wrapped.
How then could he have grabbed the runner's facemask with no fingers available
to grasp anything?And the 3 fumbles? All 3 were CAUSED by the Utes,
it wasn't the fluky woopsie "I missed the ball" kind of plays you've become so
accustomed to in Provo this year.Was it an ugly win? Closer than it
should have been? You bet, but it was still a hard-fought well-earned win.
Typical zoob, following your head coach's example - can't give credit where due.
And you guys wonder why so many people, even fellow church members like me,
can't stand the stereotypical Y fans like you.
I don't understand the comments crediting Utah with the win because AFA gave up
5 turnovers. 4 of those turnovers were takeaways and exactly what Whittingham
has been trying to get the Utes to do. Therefore, well done on the turnover
margin Utes. btw...TCU has already turned the ball over to UNLV.
Even TCU can lose the ball.Veritas Aequitas...where's Chuckie from
Fruit Heights? He's been MIA since BYU's first loss. Reminds me of a guy I
knew...wouldn't come to church after BYU lost a game. Poor fellow must be
considered inactive this year.
Nice try with trying to bring up the face mask there sammyg, but actually it was
pretty obvious from the replays that there definitely wasn't a face mask. I was
thinking that it was a face mask until the replays. Then you see that he
couldn't even grab the face mask because of all the tape on his hand, wrist, and
arm. And thanks to you, veritas, and others for your interest in Utah football!
Glad we could win another game for ya! This loss actually makes me confident.
I know for a fact that Utah will come much more ready for the TCU game. After a
game like this, the Utes will be ready! All I know is that the game is going to
be awesome over in RES!!! Go Utes!!!!!
@yankee doodleYour post exposes your entire lack of game planning /
strategy. Utah's plan was to run the ball, win the time of possession, and
ultimately the game. Utah only threw the ball 20 times and ran 50 times. Don't waste your time being jealous of the state's best /nation's top
ranked team. Because that all your post is . . . Jealousy.
Bitter zoobs coming out of the woodwork!SammygThe Utes
realize that there is only one "cupcake" left on their schedule and that's byu.
LOLbtw... Iowa State and Pitt both won again today. Both have
winning records in their conferences. Washington got crushed again today. boo
hoo coogsGo Utes, one game at a time! TCU next week baby.
Cougar fans,The bottom line...ISU won.Pitt won.MSU
lost.Missouri lost.Utah won.Utah will move up in the
polls tomorrow.Game Day will be in SLC next Saturday when #4 TCU
visits #6 Utah.
The next four games on the Utes schedule are winnable, they are also losable.
Okay, maybe not the BYU game. But the Utes better take SDSU seriously if they
do get past TCU. They should beat ND but you never know, the Irish might play
for pride and the Y game, though not close on paper, is a rivalry game.As for any Y fans talking smack. Please stop. I saw your school get schooled
by the same team 35-14. It wasn't a pretty win for the Utes, they had it under
control and then things got close. But a win is a win, and you'll need to win a
couple of close ones to go undefeated anyway. Even the Cougs in '84 had a
couple of close calls (Pitt, Hawaii, Wyoming and Michigan). I'm not
sure that type of performance beats the TCU next Saturday but the game is at RES
so that will help neutralize things a bit.
"Balan | 8:59 p.m. Oct. 30, 2010 West Jordan, Utah5 Turnover and we
still beat you! This Utah team is ready for the BCS Championship game. They
should jump at least 2 sports in the polls this week!"--------Lady, either watch the game or read the article and get your facts
straight before commenting. The Falcons had the 5 turnovers, not the Utes.----------I know it accounted for the margin of victory, but
I thought the faked field goal was a risky move, jeopardizing the health of a
kicker who had hit 18 field goals in a row. It also essentially removed that as
an option for a future game. Interestingly, he missed his first try after that.
Kameron | 9:01 p.m. "Whit was ill prepared for this game. He talked his
team into believing AF was better.They were tonight. No excuses. We won but will
not move up the BCS. Wynn looked scared. Need to fix some things or TCU will
crush us."===Utash will leave this wear with losses at
SDSU, TCU, and BYU.If that was a number * team in the nation playing
against a "Tew"-less backfield, then you all need to run for cover.Fianal game against BYU... If that is all you have, be prepared for ANOTHER
year of being the beat down little brother.So far, 1-4. After
Novemeber... 1-5.How weak can you be?And I was cheering
for the Utes, but they are not that good...Someone help me out here.
Is that the number * team in the nation? Utah fans... #8???#8??? really?
Who was calling the offensive plays tonight? Coach W. better reviews the
offensive co-ordinator as well as the game tape.
yankee doodle,Actually, Jordan Wynn went 15-for-23 with 148 yards,
one touchdown. Jordan was off tonight with only 66% pass completion. To put
that in perspective, it is possible that come Monday, Jordan may drop a spot
from the 6th best quarterback to the 7th best quarterback. Not too bad for a
true sophomore.By the way, what is Jake Heaps ranked? :)
Yankee DoodleHow did your team do at AFA? That's right.Not
very impressive effort from our boys, but a win is a win. I have to temper my
enthusiasm for the game versus TCU after seeing that debaucle against the
Falcons. You have an 18 point lead and let it go in a span of just over two
minutes? Come on defense!
Great game. Utah had to rely on lots of luck from AF to pull out the win.Utes very beatable now that they have to play teams in the top 100.
wow. i thought utah had this one locked at 28-10. never count the Cadets out.
what was the Ute injury report after all the cheap shot cutblocking. good luck
next week against TCU. ABC was touting the game during their broadcast of
Missouri and Nebraska. Too bad USC could not knock Oregon out. but USC did show
Oregon has a very vulnerable defense and Oregon's offense is no match for Utah's
defense. Utah would pulverize Oregon.
Utah, taking care of their business. Next stop, Blackout!
"Utes hold off Air Force"...just barely! Utes can be beat, AFA just
unlucky this evening.Did you see that facemask call missed that
probably cost the game for the Falcons. Also a nice hold or two missed as
well.And this is what the hype has been about? Different season now
that the Hostess Cupcake Preseason is over.Utes were very lucky this
evening. Period.Were it not for AFA beating themselves with 3
receiver fumbles and two deflected passes / interceptions you guys would be in a
world of hurt and in a serious state of depression right now. I suppose you
might be pretty depressed anyway thinking about what's going to happen next
week. TCU has your number. Smack down at RES. TCU by 14 next week.And what about that DOINK! I bet that brought back some wonderful memories.Oh it's going to be sweet. No amount of silly fans dressed in black or
Muss hollering their lungs out is going to change the outcome of next week's
game. The Utes laid an egg in Colorado. It doesn't look good for
next week. GO TCU!Great effort by the Falcons.
I am glad we had a tough game, it will keep us grounded. We needed this to get
ready for a much tougher TCU. At least TCU plays normal football...
This was tough, we had a 18 point lead and could have made it bigger. I wish
they would have called more big passes for wynn, it seems like we tried too hard
to play safe. Glad we got the win on AF's turf though.
Wow, that was a lot closer than expected. Utah's defense saved the day. They
can't afford to play like this against TCU. Good win though. And Yankee Doodle,
though I am not a Ute Fan, I never spat my mouth until the last whistle is
blown, it makes you look childish.
Wow only 2 comments? What happened to all the Ute fans when they play a real
football team.Just got back from the game and have a few
thoughts.Wynn is not any better than Heaps. He misses his
recievers, throws into coverage and holds the ball to long.Utah
played AF about the same as BYU played Air Force. Run the ball down their
throat. Get beat on long pass plays by Air Force. They did protect against the
outside run better than the Y though.Difference in outcome between
this game and the BYU-AF game = Air Force could not hang onto the ball. Two
long passes fumbled by their recievers or AF is up 21-7 in the 1st qtr.Better work on that passing game Utah or when you play a team who's line can
match up size wise with your O-line your running game will come to a screeching
halt. After that performance TCU will liklely beat you along with ND.Congrats on the win (you did not deserve it) and good luck against TCU (you
will need it).Not so worried about the BYU-Utah game as I was before
Nehu ... Nehu ... where are you?I told you Air Force would play the
Utes tough and you just laughed at the thought. Do you still think the Falcons
are pushovers?I'm glad Utah won but I would have preferred a 28 - 10
win. This one was too close.
I watched SDSU play AFA in San Diego a couple of weeks ago. There is absolutely
no quit in AFA and SDSU was very lucky to win that game at home. Tonight, Utah relaxed for just a few minutes when they were up 28-10 with the
ball and just that quick, it's 28-23. Great win Utes...that was a
character builder!!This one is in the books. Time to get ready for
I'm sure no one on Utah's team feels great about this one. It seemed as though
Air Force used the big play all night (couldn't get the game on TV), and the Ute
defense obviously needs to improve for next week. The offense will play well at
home.That being said, a win is a win, and if the Utes win next week,
they have 3 weak teams to beat to round out ANOTHER undefeated season, which
would be the 3rd in 7 years- must be a MWC and WAC record.It is
unfortunate BYU can't provide a better last game for Utah, who will have to be
satisfied with another low tier BCS opponent, since BYU and Notre Dame will be
considered cupcake wins.Poor Yankee Doodle from Layton, must be
embarrassing to have to sit down and shut up after that silly rant.
And what loss would that be, yankee doodle? When I looked at the final score, it
said Utes 28-23 Air Force. Final. Final score. Utes win. 8-0. Meaning they
didn't lose. No loss. 8 wins, 0 losses. Undefeated.We got lucky,
glad the D shut down AFA in the last 19 seconds, it was a nailbiter! So
excited for TCU next week.
Congrats on the win Utes, but TCU will not be so kind in the turnover
@yankeeYou do know that a football game is 4Qtrs?I am willing
to bet you would love it if Heaps had these numbers:Wynn 15/23 148 1/1
@AFAAs a Ute those are medicore numbers, and that INT was even
worse.Utah fell a sleep in the 4th, but give credit to AFA for
making big plays to get back into the game.Overall I am happy we
won, but disappointed on how the team started and finished the game. We can not
play like this next week or we will get smocked at home.Go
I'm not even suprised that a BYU fan comments first on a Utah related article.
Your cougars not interesting enough? Also vote Morgan Philpot for Utah's Second
Hey yankee doodle,Remind me how the Y did against Air Force?
re: yankee doodleAFA is tough.Oklahoma only beat Air Force by
3 points in Norman, and afterward Oklahoma was ranked #1 in the country.
yankee doodle - you are a funny, funny zoob. Still undefeated. And I hear Heaps
tried throwing some sodas to his receivers on the bus after one of your games
and they dropped them too.
Utes won-- A W is a W. By the way yankee doodle... How's dem Cougs a
doin' down south????
Whit was ill prepared for this game. He talked his team into believing AF was
better. They were tonight. No excuses. We won but will not move up the BCS. Wynn
looked scared. Need to fix some things or TCU will crush us.
Utah fan here. While this was just one game, I wasn't overly
impressed with Utah. While they certainly are a very good team, I have decided
they are not BCS material. TCU will beat Utah by 10 or more next
week. Las Vegas bowl this year.
yankee doodle, 8-0 baby! Short and sweat! Right back at ya!
great test. Air Force came in with a great game plan for the first half, only
the turnovers neutralized that.The second half, there was one lucky AF
touchdown on a blown coverage, but overall, the linebackers and D-Line were VERY
solid the entire second half. A couple bad play calls on offense.
Hopefully we can learn and improve. I think we needed a close game to get us
back to reality. Good to get the win over a very capable team.
Jefferson looked great until the 4th Q.Go Utes, lets keep on movin
upBig showdown next week!8-0
Way to go, Utah!!!! On a day when many top ten teams lost, it was great to see
you dig down and win this game. You are class all the way!!!!! 8-0 is a
5 Turnover and we still beat you! This Utah team is ready for the BCS
Championship game. They should jump at least 2 sports in the polls this week!
Good call yankee doodle..... Go Utes! Way to win it through adversity! Even
top teams will have tough games that they struggle through, but the best teams
win those, too! One proud Ute fan here!
As usual, a Cougar posts first to the Ute board. I'm glad the Utes ground it
out, particularly so Yankee from Layton can go eat his crow!I, for
one, am glad Utah doesn't have to go to AF again unless they want to. The
Cadets are a tough out on your best day. Ugly, but nice, win Utes!
Hmmm...a win is a win!!Great job Utes!
Whew!We got it done! Great defense at the end!!
Good to get out of there with a win. Utah is lucky to win this one. Glad they
got the turnovers finally. Every great year needs some luck. Any win is a good
Hey, Chris B, Hedgie, Ernest T. Bass and all Utesies.What's us with the #6
ranked QB in the world? Not even a 100 yards passing and no TD'sOVERRATED!!!!! OVERRATED!!!!!!!!Can't wait for this loss. ahhahahahahaha