Utah Utes football: 'Golden opportunity' awaits Utes


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  • Cougs4Life Gilbert, AZ
    Nov. 12, 2010 3:58 p.m.

    Golden Opportunity? I thought that was what they said about last week? We know how that worked out!

    This isn't really any kind of opportunity...if the Utes win it doesn't mean much and if they lose, then it's another black-eye. Unfortuantely U couldn't even get a return date from ND to have a chance to make it up last last year? That is called a "one and done." ND will never play at RES.

    U lost 3 of 4 to the Y and have finished third or worse in the MWC 7 of the last 10 years...the Pac 10 is getting a realy gem...kinda like Colorado (but at least the Buffs have won an ACTUAL National Championship).

  • sammyg Springville, UT
    Nov. 10, 2010 6:33 p.m.

    "Lets put it in perspective. One game doesn't define a season." wwookie

    You think anyone believes this horse manure?

    "wow! Byu fans have a new swagger after beating that "power house" from Las Vegas. utefan56

    How's your swagger having suffered the most humilitating nat'l beatdown ever?

    "Have any of you Cougs looked at your schedule for next year before you go talking about Cup Cake schedules?" Golfhack20

    Season over after one loss? Too bad. Does 7-5 seem appealing or too generous in the PAC-12 for you? How about that LV Bowl?

    Greg: We ARE going to the PAC-10 and we ARE better than you... so HA HA yourself. davidutefan

    This is funny. Going to win that Rose Bowl and NC the easy way?

    "Your team stinks!! I would take a national beatdown anyday over being 4-5" TAGZZ

    Wow! I'm in awe by this statement. Next year your dream comes true.

    "@sammyg Hey, cupcake what's your prediction on BYU vs CSU? Is Heaps going to throw for 100 or 300 yards?" Uteology

    Cougars WIN, Heaps improves, Heaps throws for 2 TDs and it won't be a blowout.

    Go Irish!

  • Papa Smurf UTE Herriman, UT
    Nov. 10, 2010 4:31 p.m.

    I just love all these ZOOBS who come on here saying that the UTES will lose to the cupcake which is ND. ND has some good athletes, and against TULSA, not even playing the full game, as a freshman QB without a start to his name, came in and threw for over 330 yards, and 4 TD's. Up until last Sat versus the highly touted Rebels of Las Vegas, Saint Jake did not have that many yards in 5 starts. Notre Dames freshman QB is what a good freshman QB should do. Come in and play when needed, and pass for more than 90 yards in a game. Against a team with a better defense than Wyoming. What was it that Jake had in that Wyoming game that the ZOOBS just barely won by 5 points? I think it was 81 yards. If it was not for Kelly, ND would have won that game with a FG, instead of having his freshman QB throw the ball into the endzone and have it picked off. That is something Crowton or Bronco would do. It is better to win by 6 than win by 2. Stupid ZOOBIES. Go UTES!!!!!

  • Utesforlife Lehi, UT
    Nov. 10, 2010 3:40 p.m.

    Nice to see all of the zoobs back on the boards now that their team finally won a game, without extra help from the refs or instant replay guys. Nice win saturday. Welcome back! We have missed the hypocrisy and flat out hilarious comments made by those who believe that BYU is back from the dead. I read through these comments (about 2 zoobs to each Utah fan) and laughed out loud. "What if BYU wins out and Utah loses the rest of their games?" Ha ha, I bet Jake Heaps will win the Heisman before that happens!

    Congrats to BYU on winning yet another synchronized diving championship! Keep up the good work. If BYU wins a MWC championship and no one is there to see it, does it still happen? I guess so.

    Utah will handle the rest of the year the same way they handled everyone up until TCU. The remaining 3 teams we play don't combine to have the same talent and speed of TCU. Utah will finish 12-1 with the only loss coming to one of the top 3 teams in college football. I can live with that!

  • Wally West Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Nov. 10, 2010 12:01 p.m.

    re: CdA Ute | 8:28 a.m. Nov. 9, 2010

    If memory serves, the Irish are missing their best WR & RB.

    I, too, find the comparisons by Cougar fans comical. Its so convenient for them to leave out the Utah State game.

    I am looking forward to a specific game after Thanksgiving... The Iron Bowl. Go Auburn.

  • ute-chute Beverly Hills, CA
    Nov. 10, 2010 9:28 a.m.

    Veritas Aequitas | 8:00 a.m. Nov. 9, 2010
    "Fruit Heights, UT
    It's on National TV. Who's going to be watching though? It's not a compelling matchup.

    Some Irish, some Utes.

    Coaches and writers will read the box, and expect Utah to beat them big since they are ranked 15th."


    So, Firehawk, you seem to agree 100% with the post.

    Interesting how you throw a negative spin, yet agree.

  • FireHawk Aurora, CO
    Nov. 10, 2010 12:11 a.m.


    Who is going to watch? Probably fans that realize football is much bigger than the state of Utah. Fans that realize the amazingly rich historical legacy that a team and school like Notre Dame has. Utah fans that have had 2 perfect seasons in the last decade. Notre Dame fans who love their team and care less about the win-loss ratio but support their team and love the experience. REAL FOOTBALL FANS. Classy football fans that understand the sport and don't put a negative blog on every one of their rivalry's story blog site because they have no spirit of competitiveness but just a desire to mock and hate. People that enjoy the full sport and follow all the teams and don't just live and die by their one team who currently isn't winning.

    All those fans...that's who.

  • Rock Of The Marne Phoenix, AZ
    Nov. 9, 2010 8:34 p.m.

    Again why so many Y fans on a story about Utah. Talk about acting like a little brother with your obsession with the U of U football program. BTW, Utah is still ranked in the top 15 and could out sneak back in the top 10 by the final poll. I really don't get why you Y fans are so arrogant when your team is still not even bowl eligible (Utah already is) and if you lose to CSU your chances of a post season (which was likely the New Mexico bowl = most irrelevant bowl) is down the drain. Utah lost bad but evident from the ISU game it can still provide a beat down on lesser teams (and they are all against lesser teams from here on out, especially on Nov 27).

  • Not So Common Sense Lehi, UT
    Nov. 9, 2010 7:14 p.m.

    Amazing. I'm reading posts from BYU fans taking comfort in the fact they got a 30 point beat down by TCU, and Utah is somehow worse than BYU because they lost by 40.

    My how times have changed.
    Utah's football program has clearly been the class of the state for the last decade.
    BYU fans jealousy over Utah's BCS runs and invite to the PAC12 are understandable.
    I try to be sympathetic. After all If I was a BYU fan I'd be looking for ANY reason to feel good about my football team.

    Fortunately I'm a Ute! My football team gives me tons of reasons to be happy and proud of them with their play on the field.
    Last weekend's loss was dissappointing, (I will suffer for a few days like BYU fans have all season).
    However I am comforted by the knowledge that my team will continue to make me proud. I'm glad Ute fans have high expectations for their team, that only comes from consistently being a good team.

    Even Bronco doesn't seem to have high expectations for his team. He's not measuring their success by wins?????

  • MUSSing with U Baltimore, MD
    Nov. 9, 2010 6:42 p.m.

    "lots of jealous Y fans"

    Jealous of what?

    Suffering a humiliating loss in the biggest game in the history of the state of Utah?

    NOTHING could be more embarrassing than a Top 10 team getting totally destroyed by FORTY points on their home field in the biggest game the Utes have ever played in.

    Isn't that what Utah fans were beating their chests about all week long? About the unprecented national exposure Utah was receiving? GameDay? With 10,000 fans? Hundreds of media? Bowl representatives from the Rose, Sugar, Fiesta, Orange and Las Vegas Bowls? Utah's first legitimate chance to be included in the national championship discussion?

    And then to get completely dismantled by an obviously superior team.

    Yes. BYU fans are really jealous of Utah's game of shame.

  • wwookie Payson, UT
    Nov. 9, 2010 6:14 p.m.

    lots of jealous Y fans. Holy smokes, there aren't just a few of them.

    Lets put it in perspective. One game doesn't define a season.

    Utah fans are disappointed because they don't go undefeated, but will probably end up 12-1 on the season. Heartbreak.

    BYU fans will be elated to go 6-7.

    Which program do you think is better?

    How many undefeated seasons has BYU had since 1990? - 0

    How many have the Utes had? - 2

    The amazing thing is that these yahoos get even more aroused by the Utes losing one game in a 12-1 season than they get from their own team getting to a bowl game.

    Just sad.

    Still a great year to be a Utes. Possible top 10 finish, and possibly the only loss coming to the eventual national champ. Not a bad year if it plays out that way.

    Go UTES!

  • Creeper51 Bountiful, UT
    Nov. 9, 2010 5:49 p.m.

    I want to point out that in the beginning or in the smaller athletics of a University like softball, track and Wrestiling BYU will always recruit better from the out set. This is because they draw LDS athletes that want to play here no matter what.

    For example, I have a friend on the BYU lacrosse team now this sport in the west isn't big at all but BYU had a Student Athlete come play lacrosse there even though he had scholarship opportunities from big lacrosse schools like John's Hopkins.

    When these sports grow a little other teams will become very competitive

  • Utes Rock! Santaquin, UT
    Nov. 9, 2010 5:06 p.m.

    @ Jealous U @ 12:57pm

    Your decription of great teams that bounce back quickly after a "down" year, sounds dangerously close to a description of the Utes from one year to the next. Wouldn't it nice to be in a "down" year with a good chance of going 12 - 1? Just sayin'...

  • CdA Ute Gilbert, AZ
    Nov. 9, 2010 4:44 p.m.

    I'm gonna go read Pres. Uchtdorf's recent General Conference talk. I suggest all the spectacular Y fans patrolling Utah Ute articles do the same.

  • Pavalova Surfers Paradise, AU
    Nov. 9, 2010 4:28 p.m.

    @waybackfan: UW is on your schedule the next TWO years. Just the facts Dano.

    @Uteology: Back to your hater tone we see. You had your chance on the big stage and blew it. TCU is clearly the better of the three programs in football. BYU still played them better this year (when it counts) than you did. Live with it.

    Hopefully the dome doesn't crash your coming back party this week. That would be a shame.

  • Wallbanger Spanish Fork, UT
    Nov. 9, 2010 4:14 p.m.

    Ok, so everyone is saying TCU is a BCS powerhouse. Well until they actually WIN in a bcs game one will never know. TCU did kill the Utes but that does not make them a BCS powerhouse. And they will not get into the NC. They are too small of a school and a non-aq school as well. Sorry TCU, we feel for you, but I guess we'll have to see how it all pans out. The Utes will rebound from this. Go Utes!!

  • MacNasty Rexburg, ID
    Nov. 9, 2010 4:02 p.m.

    I predicted a month ago that Utah will defeat ND. I still believe that the be the case. ND has the 17th best passing offense in the nation, but that was before Dayne Crist went down for the season. ND's run game is not strong and its scoring offense ranks 72nd in the nation. It will probably get worse now that Crist is out.

    Looking at the numbers, the Utes win. ND's cache has diminished over the last few years, but can still give Utah trouble if the Utes look back at the beatdown they received last week. ND has the talent to win games and can be dangerous.

  • Uteology Fort Worth, Texas
    Nov. 9, 2010 4:01 p.m.


    Listen snowflake, there's "dishing it out" and then there's being absolutely clueless about football.

    1. "BYU played TCU better on the road"

    How did you do against Wyoming?

    2. Utah embarrassed themselves by 40 points at home.

    True, but is #7 BYU team losing by 14 less points @LES against a 7-6 team really that much better?

    3. You've played cupcakes.

    No, we ate cupcakes you've got destroyed by one (Utah State). Should a fan base with its only undefeated season (1984) with a SOS of #104 be talking smack to Utah?

    4. "I think you will do well in the P12. I think maybe 4-6 place each year."

    As of today, what place are you in the MWC, as a mid-major? Oh yea, 4th.

    If you want to "dish it out" make sure your team at least has a winning record.

  • Waybackutefan holiday, utah
    Nov. 9, 2010 3:43 p.m.

    "you're not that bright are you? The same Washington team that you want to belittle will the team that you play on an annual basis. When you play them annually, will you write home about them?"

    Um I believe Utah is the South division and Washington is in the North division which means they won't be playing each other annually!!

    Before you you start telling someone their not to bright you may want to check your facts!!

  • dakuwaqa Snowflake, AK
    Nov. 9, 2010 3:07 p.m.

    @ ute4ever...you're not that bright are you? The same Washington team that you want to belittle will the team that you play on an annual basis. When you play them annually, will you write home about them?

    It seems as though you want what BYU already has, which is to play UW. Best of luck getting on tv for a game or two.

    BTW, I think you will do well in the P12. I think maybe 4-6 place each year. WSU is horrible, and UW is not far ahead of them. Next year Locker leaves, so UW could be worse than WSU.

  • SportsFan Orem, UT
    Nov. 9, 2010 2:50 p.m.


    The Utes rose to #5 in the BCS eating nothing but cupcakes.

    Do you really think any Utah "REAL" conference, tougher schedule arguments are going to hold any water in the future?

    Utah fans have made it abundantly clear this season that it's perfectly acceptable to Utah fans to become a "national championship contender" playing nothing but cupcakes.

    All BYU is going to have to do as an Independent to qualify for a BCS game, as long as the BCS lasts, is go undefeated against a moderately difficult schedule--a bunch of cupcakes, sprinkled with a few marquis games like Texas, Notre Dame, and Georgia Tech. Impress the poll voters by beating a few marquis teams, plus the "cupcakes", and BYU will be playing in a BCS game.

    Unlike Utah, who will now be judged by how strong or weak the PAC happens to be in any particular year, BYU will now be judged solely on how BYU plays each year.

  • ute4ever West Jordan, UT
    Nov. 9, 2010 2:14 p.m.

    All the "smack" from Cougars about the weak teams Utah is playing on the out of conference schedule....and the win against 3-6 Washington is something to write home about.

    Ute fans, get used to the Cougar fans dealing with us this way. Now that we have a REAL conference and will be respected nationally, there isn't anything the Cougars want that we don't already have (coach, conference, "pefection" in past seasons, BCS, etc). Deep down they want to have everything Ute fans already have.....but it doesn't hurt to have dreams, right?

  • CG Orem, UT
    Nov. 9, 2010 1:47 p.m.

    Come On - Maybe next time you should try UNDERSTANDING what you read before you post a comment.

    Notre Dame(4-5) IS a cupcake this season.

    Notre Dame COULD be a national championship contender by the time BYU plays the Irish in 2012, or 2015 or 2020.

    BYU signed a 6-game series to be played from 2012 to 2020. Notre Dame could easily be one of the top teams in the country for some or all of those games.

    With USC's probation and scholarship woes, the Trojans could easily become a cupcake on Utah's schedule for the next several years.

    Trying to project how good or bad opponents are going to be in the future is complete guesswork.

  • dakuwaqa Snowflake, AK
    Nov. 9, 2010 1:41 p.m.

    You, hedgy, naval vet, otis, willary and chris B would know a lot about being a hater. You're only getting what you're so good a dishing.

  • Uteology Fort Worth, Texas
    Nov. 9, 2010 1:25 p.m.

    To get the bad taste of last week out they can't just win they have to destroy Notre Dame. The goal should be to outdo #6 Standford and #11 MSU:

    Stanford 37
    @ND 14

    ND 31
    @MSU 34 OT

    Utah must respond or be labeled a cupcake like "Northwest Coug" team.

    Hey, cupcake what's your prediction on BYU vs CSU? Is Heaps going to throw for 100 or 300 yards?

    On a side note:

    4 of the first 5 comments by Utah haters. Wow and I thought we Utes had no class.

    Its good that BYU is going indy for exposure on ESPN because it seems their fans are starting to be more concerned about Utah's opponents than their own team.

  • Come On Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 9, 2010 1:15 p.m.

    Jealous U - Maybe next time you should READ before you post a comment. I was responding to

    Snack PAC | 7:57 a.m. Nov. 9, 2010
    Olympus Cove, Utah
    Just what the doctor ordered to get the Utes back on track, another cupcake.

    I simply commented that if someone was trying to say the Utes were playing a cupcake in Notre Dame, BYU would be doing the same thing for the next several years!

  • DC Alexandria, VA
    Nov. 9, 2010 1:13 p.m.

    All the BYU fans on here that want the Utes to lose this game are nuts. Why? What will that do for BYU when the Cougs play the Utes later this month? No, I want Utah to beat everyone else they play and be ranked in the top ten again when they play a (hopefully) revamped, re-awakend, rejiggered to win BYU team. It will mean a lot more for BYU to beat a Utah team ranked in the top ten than it will to beat a Utah team that is in the duldrums. Of course, this too means that BYU will have to win their remaining games and that hopefully last week as no fluke.

  • Jealous U Alpine, UT
    Nov. 9, 2010 12:57 p.m.

    "Didn't BYU just sign a 6 yr long contract with Notre Dame? guess that will be a nice cupcake added to BYU's schedule for a while then."

    Comments like this prove just how juvenile Utah's fan base is.

    Any fan who would assume that a program like Notre Dame is going to be a cupcake for the next 10 years is obviously clueless about college football.

    Is Texas a cupcake?

    How about USC?


    Even elite teams go through cycles of being very good and very bad.

    Program like Notre Dame or Texas or USC never stay down forever.

    Programs like these can go from having a losing season one year, to national championship contender the next, and visa versa.

    The Central Florida team that BYU scheduled for next season, and was mocked by Utah fans, is currently the highest ranked team from Florida in the Coaches poll--ahead of Florida, Miami, and Florida State.

    Only a fan who is clueless about college football would assume that the current status of a program can be used to project how good a program is going to be in the future.

  • ute-chute Beverly Hills, CA
    Nov. 9, 2010 12:54 p.m.

    Buster is back. Must have returned from a mission or something.
    "davidutefan | 11:51 a.m.
    Evanston, WY
    buster: who cares? I only watch football."

    Of course you do David, of course you do... (riiiiight......)

    Many Utah fans have only watched football since 2004. Before that, they only watched basketball.

    Most sportsfans know that a University has an "Athletic Program".

    The Athletic Program represents the efforts of ALL student athletes, not just the football jocks. It's important to recognize all student athletes for their effort. You made a very pompous statement, that disrespects all student athletes at the U.

    Your money from football will go to support these other weak programs (like basketball) until they support themselves.

    BYU has a championship (won 13 last yeat, to Utah's 1) "program". That's why everytime Utes posted Holmoe wpuld lose his job, it was silly.

    I think if you could meet Dr. Hill, he would care. I would doubt you will see any football stadium upgrade until all sports are up and running. Just think. More empty seats at the end of the TCU game.

    Start caring about sports David. All athletes put in the effort.

  • MiP Iowa City, IA
    Nov. 9, 2010 12:20 p.m.

    No matter ND's record, playing on their field, on NBC, with a ranking on the line should be a great experience for the players and plenty of motivation.

    Here's hoping they shake TCU off and win a memorable game in South Bend.

    Go Utes!

  • moodyblue77 Provo, UT
    Nov. 9, 2010 12:16 p.m.

    Every Ute fan who can get a ticket should go to South Bend. It's a terrific venue with tremendous tradition. The Notre Dame fans are the best.

    A nice chance to recover some national pub.

    Go for it!

  • TAGZZ SLC, Utah
    Nov. 9, 2010 12:00 p.m.


    Give it up man... Your team stinks!! I would take a national beatdown anyday over being 4-5, losing to Utah State, and trying to join The Wac... You kewgar fans are funny... Enjoy your independence while your sports programs last!! HA HA

  • davidutefan Evanston, WY
    Nov. 9, 2010 11:51 a.m.

    buster: who cares? I only watch football.

  • MT UTE Missoula, MT
    Nov. 9, 2010 11:41 a.m.

    Get back on the horse! Learn from this experience and move forward humble, confident, and knowing you are going to do great.

  • Buster Fruit Heights, UT
    Nov. 9, 2010 11:14 a.m.

    @Live simply
    1984... and the most basic grammar.

    Personally, I think the USU game was great for the state, USU, and BYU.

    Look has the BYU team responded.

    If Utah responds from the more embarassing, national beatdown, that recieved so much press, half as well as BYU, then I'll be proud of the Utes too.

    Let's give it a chance, see how the Utes do against a very weak ND team.

    I hope Utah scores 50 points.

    But please, you may think it's funny, but don't make fun of the effort that the USU team put into the BYU game, at Merlin Olsen Stadium. I was proud of the Aggies that day, and it's OK for other teams to have a great game... in front of their fans... at their house...


    Side note to davidutefan.

    Good luck in the PAC really, much success.

    Did you know that at this early point in the year, BYU has as many MWC championships as the Utes won all last year?

    Interesting thought to take with you to the PAC...

  • davidutefan Evanston, WY
    Nov. 9, 2010 10:24 a.m.

    For those who have forgotten, Once again Utah State 31-BYU 16 ... and it wasn't that close. and BYU_Greg: We ARE going to the PAC-10 and we ARE better than you... so HA HA yourself.

  • live_simply Tooele, UT
    Nov. 9, 2010 9:44 a.m.

    Man people do you really think air force is a cupcake team. they went to oklahoma and just about beat them. I think TCU is just that good. And I think byu will get crush by the utes. And you go play at south bend and see if it is not a big game. People that are byu fan live in the past. All they know is 1984.

  • Golfhack20 West Jordan, Ut
    Nov. 9, 2010 9:35 a.m.

    The beauty of the Rivalry. Hypocrites out in full force. Have any of you Cougs looked at your schedule for next year before you go talking about Cup Cake schedules? Pitt is going to win the Big East. Iowa State almost beat Nebraska. I guess I don't see the cupcake reference. You get the same teams in conference. Keep up your winning ways so the game on Thankgiving weekend will be one for the ages......

  • BYU_Greg South Jordan, UT
    Nov. 9, 2010 9:31 a.m.

    You know Utah is in trouble when they lash out at BYU and bring up the Utah State Loss in defense of their National TV drubbing last week.

    Seriously? That is your "Smack?" That's all you got? That is all you can come up with when BYU fans bring up the fact that we have had to endure constant taunting from the Red side all season?

    Oh how the mighty have fallen. The "We're going to the PAC10 and we are better than you" attitude is what everyone is tired of.

    I have two words for you: HA HA!

  • CWEB Orem, UT
    Nov. 9, 2010 9:30 a.m.

    Golden opportunity?

    I think we already squandered that...

    Nothing can make up for what happened Saturday.

    Season over.

  • pocyUte Pocatello, ID
    Nov. 9, 2010 9:29 a.m.

    Well, after Saturday, I'm finally at a place emotionally to actually look at the sports section, let along read these comments.

    Nice to see Sammyg being consistent as ever.

    Look for the Utes to rebound and give ND a huge beatdown. Not a statement game, but a nice stage to get back on track.

    Go Utes.

  • M&Ms Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 9, 2010 9:12 a.m.

    I love me some Utes, but I don't think it's fair of Wynn to use "we" when talking about bouncing back. He was the one who totally choked.

  • Anonymous Infinity American Fork, UT
    Nov. 9, 2010 9:00 a.m.

    Notre Dame is not an elite team, but they have a better schedule year in and year out than the University of Utah. Navy embarassed the Irish earlier this year, and they are not a elite team either. So, what does this say about Utah playing the Irish? Not much. This is a ho hum game and not a redemption week for the Utes by any stretch of the imagination. I wish them well, but TCU exposed the Utes for what they are; a middle of the road team with no national BCS claim. Let's just enjoy the game. Notre Dame's football program is in a state of chaos as far as any claim to national status; let's face it. Their entire NCAA sports program should be in a national parochial university conference with Boston College and others; not the Big 10 (11) or whatever conference. They cannot recruit to meet that competitive level. And Utah will find they are in deep water when they start competing in the PAC 10, soon to be the PAC 12. It will be interesting to see if the PAC 10 will retain 10 designation as the Big 10 did.

  • Unsamana Provo, UT
    Nov. 9, 2010 8:46 a.m.

    Go Utes, beat the Irish.

    -A Cougar Fan

  • Come On Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 9, 2010 8:35 a.m.

    Didn't BYU just sign a 6 yr long contract with Notre Dame? I guess that will be a nice cupcake added to BYU's schedule for a while then.

  • CdA Ute Gilbert, AZ
    Nov. 9, 2010 8:28 a.m.

    ND is minus their starting QB. The backups have stunk it up when they had their opportunities. Coach Kelly is known to be weak when it comes to coaching defense. Utes redeem them selves: Utah 35 ND 14

  • utefan56 st george, utah
    Nov. 9, 2010 8:20 a.m.

    wow! Byu fans have a new swagger after beating that "power house" from Las Vegas. Is it true that the mayor of Provo is going to give Heaps the "keys" to the city for compleating passes for more than 5 yards??

  • Veritas Aequitas Fruit Heights, UT
    Nov. 9, 2010 8:00 a.m.

    It's on National TV. Who's going to be watching though? It's not a compelling matchup.

    Some Irish, some Utes.

    Coaches and writers will read the box, and expect Utah to beat them big since they are ranked 15th.

    No conference implications.

    Everything to lose, nothing to gain.

    (Well, they can game some self confidence, and some self respect, and for that reason... Go Utes.)

    A win can't hurt.

  • Snack PAC Olympus Cove, Utah
    Nov. 9, 2010 7:57 a.m.

    Just what the doctor ordered to get the Utes back on track, another cupcake.

  • UtahManDan Providence, UT
    Nov. 9, 2010 7:53 a.m.

    Utah State 31 - BYU 16

    ...and it wasn't even that close.

  • hedgehog Ann Arbor, MI
    Nov. 9, 2010 7:36 a.m.

    Ok kewgs,

    Your actions once again have proven your hypocrisy. For the past several months Utes had to endure your Yning posts We only care about what the Kewgs are doing OR I never read or post on Utah articles .

    Hypocrisy is part of your DNA. Keep proving it. As a Utah fan I fully recognize that a tds is unable or unwilling to accept such personal flaws.

  • eyeliketoreadthepaper Orem, UT
    Nov. 9, 2010 6:54 a.m.

    Notre Dame is a good team? Um, I don't this so. ND is weak this season and has been weak in the last several seasons. Utah pulling off a victory over ND only proves that they can beat chump teams. Utah got to number 5 by beating chump teams and anyone who denies that is clueless. Utah pulled off a very unimpressive victory over Air Force and that should have made it obvious to most people that Utah isn't all that, not this season anyway. Utah will beat ND but it doesn't ease the pain of getting destroyed at home by TCU and it doesn't prove much for Utah.

  • UtahManDan Providence, UT
    Nov. 9, 2010 6:48 a.m.

    For those of you BYU fans who still wish to gloat over the TCU game and make stupid comparisons. Let me remind you of a game for which there is no comparison.

    Utah State 31 - BYU 16

    ...and it wasn't even that close.

  • Cali Coug Visalia, CA
    Nov. 9, 2010 6:42 a.m.

    I really like Jordan Wynn...he always has a positive outlook and doesn't let things get him down. He is going to be a very good QB before his days at the u are over. He may be the best to ever wear the uniform at the u.

  • Commontater Lehi, UT
    Nov. 9, 2010 6:40 a.m.

    The margin of Utah's loss on Saturday was a real surprise.

    I guess the tables of fate could turn where the Cougars win out the rest of the season and Utah loose out the rest of the season. With that scenario BYU finishes 2nd in the conference and Utah fights for 4th place in the conference. Not likely but could be interesting.

    IF, I say IF, the above scenario plays out, who has the better team, coach, and program?

  • sammyg Springville, UT
    Nov. 9, 2010 2:35 a.m.

    Oh boy Oh BOY! Another nat'l broadcast of my favorite team. I hope the game has as much entertainment value as it did last week!

    I'm a convert! Go Irish! ND by 10.

    I predict more of the same as has happened these past two weekends.

    Another Wynn interception, a fumble and let's throw in some pressure on the QB with 1 sack.

    Mark it DOWN!

  • wwookie Payson, UT
    Nov. 9, 2010 2:33 a.m.

    Utah shouldn´t forget this game all together. Need to learn and grow from it. Watch lots of film from it, and even get motivated for the next game cuz of it.

    The utes could put the worst beat down on ND that they´ve had this year. Hopefully the defense comes out a little faster and a little more assignment sound.

    Despite their record, ND is a good team, but they always have a tough schedule and are constantly in the spotlight. They haven´t responded well. With another key player out for the season, I don´t expect them to rebound this game against the utes.

    Go UTES!

  • Northwest Coug Pasco, WA
    Nov. 9, 2010 12:50 a.m.

    I don't say this often:

    Go Irish!