David, unless the Yewts make some major improvements in their secondary, Heaps
is gonna be throwing to wide open receivers all day long. Oh, and BYU led the
whole game against that same SDSU team that had a lead on the Yewts until their
offense fell apart in the 4th. BYU has a great running defense, and all the Yew
has is a running team, so good luck getting 42 points.LaVell is
still retired and Bronco is up 3-2 against Whittingham and still knows how to
disassemble your offense and now knows your weak secondary. BYU:
Utah had one game against a very good team that jumped out on them early and
cruised followed by a let-down game. They righted the ship Saturday and I expect
no problems with a 6-5 mediocre team. All the chest thumping in the world
doesn't change the fact that the past few games TDS has had the cupcakes. Now
you come in to RES and play a better than you think, pumped up Ute team with the
muss behind them. Did you not notice that that same SDSU team put up 35 on the
best D in the country? The receivers on that team are that good. Utah made
adjustments and were fine. LaVell is still retired and your receivers aren't
that good. Utah 42-TDS 21
Ya know what, yewties?Your boys aren't as good as you thought they
were.Oops.See you next Saturday!GO
Utah 32, BYU 24
re: outsideviewReally? Sure the Utes got away with a personal foul
on the quarterback but San Diego deserved to lose after their punter dropped a
snap and their quarterback threw two bad picks in the 4th quarter. The SDSU fans
are good at blaming the refs but in reality their team had the Utes beat and
gave that game away. Also "BYU has benefited from ref calls the
last two games"???? 49-10 and 40-7. Yeah the Cougars sure needed to have
the refs help the last couple weeks. Did you see the game yesterday? Those refs
were definitely not pro Cougars.I don't think anyone betting on
Saturday's game has a clue. I have no idea whether to expect a Ute blowout, a
Cougar blowout, or a close game based on what I've seen from both teams this
season. However, based on past seasons I think its safe to say this one will go
down to the wire!It should be fun to watch but lets remember its
just a game and everyone deserves to be treated with respect no matter who they
Utah got the monkey off their back last night and once the offense got rolling
the defense could settle in and make some adjustments That made a big difference
in the second half. As for BYU, Heaps has been looking better but against poor
teams that allowed the run game to work. He won't have that against Utah. BYU's
recievers are small and Utahs defense is quicker. And yes, RES is a very hostile
environment. Remember Max Halls performance there in 2008? If the defense can
get sacks, it will be a rought night for him. That being said, I like Heaps, hes
gonna be a great quarterback.
Uh huh, yep that's it... "one of the most hostile environments
around". Yeah we all saw how intimidated those camo uniforms, blackout
crowd and muss were to TCU. Made a huge difference didn't it?Bring
your best game and let's see what happens. It's the Clash of the Cupcakes. Both teams have had their problems so it's up to the QB and the team to
hammer it out. Glad your QB got his confidence issues resolved because I don't
want you fans claiming some mental disabilty issue when BYU comes out ahead next
weekend.But more important than this. Will the memorial for NC Utes
2010 be before the game or at half time?
Well done Utah. It's tough regaining confidence after big losses, but I'm glad
you pulled it together. To everyone chiming in for Cain, give it a
break. Terrence Cain is a great QB, but, Wynn is the starting QB for a reason.
Although I did like the thought of using Cain for the short yardage
situation.To the BYU fans, thank you to those being classy. This
should be a great game Saturday.
I'm still skeptic about the game against BYU. Why? Because Coach Witt doesn't
know any better, he keeps putting J. Wynn in the game. Coach !! wake-up, we want
to win this coming Saturday. Put Terrance in the game, he is better under
pressure and he isn't vain. He has better coping skills with the crowd, the
opponent, and the atmosphere. --> WYNN WON'T whereas CAIN GAINs
From what I hear, even after the past three weeks Brandon Burton is STILL
projected 2nd or 3rd round draft pick....What gives? Is the NFL
wrong or is the Ute coaching staff putting him in a no win situation?Both Burton and Black have sub 4.4 speed and NFL size, yet the Utes give up
524 passing yards against SDSU?
A few thoughts:Wynn looked good. What more does he need to do to
impress ya'll?Many folks keep saying how dominant SDSU and that Utah
was lucky to win this game, but they should consider a few things: 1) Utah
had 3x more rushing yards 2) Utah ended up having more time of possession
despite having a 12 mintute TOP deficit at the half. 3) Utah was +3 in the
turnovers (you tend to win these games)4) Utah special teams play was
better (blocked punt, SDSU missed PAT, Smithson kick returns5) Utah made
better adjustments at the half, and outside of the 90 yard pass play played
pretty well.So while luck played a role, it isn't necessarily the
reason they won. True grit played a huge role.With that momentum,
and BYU's win streak momentum next week's game should be another classic. Fellow
U fans, we need to realize the team's weaknesses have been exposed and fringe Y
fans, you need to understand your recieving core in not SDSU's. Heaps may be
good, but he can't catch his own passes.Here's to a great game next
Tomahawk Red | 12:38 a.m. Nov. 21, 2010 North Salt Lake, UT"Do
you seriously think this BYU team will come into one of the most hostile
environments around and blow out a team that has been ranked for nearly the
entire season? Come on.""Blow out?" Win? WHy not!
Except for an INT at the end it could have been 3 losses in a row. . . and NO
ranking at all, not even a vote Jose.Do I think BYU has a chance.
You bet!Have they won recently at RES? Yes.And at one
point last night it REALLY looked like two programs going in different
direction. And it STILL does.Any sideline fool could watch the last
five games and see Jake Heaps getting more confident, sharper on passes and play
execution and a broader vision of the field. I've seen LOTS of QBs develop in
person (starting Steve Srurrier and Charles Cassey, in Fla.). . . this boy is
the real deal. He has better skill than most (and in some areas all) of the
former Y QBs. Good luck Utes in the PAC 10/12/What Ever.
It's good to see the Utes play with heart. The Utes have it in them--skill,
desire, strength--and the two previous weeks were not representative. The
showing against TCU should have been better, and they should have beat Notre
Dame.I'm not saying the Utes should have beat TCU, but I am saying
that the Utes have more in them than that game showed. As for Notre Dame . . .
Notre Dame is respectable, but they are not that good. Still, you have to show
up every week. Anyone can beat you any given week. So Notre Dame gets the
credit.So now the season ends with BYU. Time for the Utes to get
back to beating down their opponents.
Utes and Cougs predicting blow-outs and domination are simply children pounding
their chests because someone else might accomplish something. Certainly no one
posting on these articles will be on the field next Saturday.I think
that I can safely say that no one making a prediction about victory in next
week's game has a clue.The only thing that I know about these two
teams is this: I don't have any idea of what they will do against each other,
(and neither do you).Utes thinking their team was the best in the
country three weeks ago sure look like idiots now, don't they. Those
proclaiming the death of the Y have been proven foolish. Cougs claiming that we
will crush the Utes at their stadium are clueless as well. (Advantage Utes)Perhaps with our teams going their separate ways after this game, we
will be able to get past the sibling rivalry and actually root for each other to
succeed. I'd love the see the Utes kick some PAC12 butts, and MOST OF YOU should
hope that the Y can succeed in its independence "mission".Just one Y fan's opinion.
Good points FenderThose 2 were killing us last night. Burton got
beat on almost every play it seemed! I noticed that when they put in that #8 kid
though (he's a freshman) they were making more plays on the ball and keeping
them contained.That play at the end that SDSU was complaining about?
Lindley got up didn't he? The Utah DL was just making a play on the ball and his
head got in the way. LOL. It's football not soccer. Bring it on
1. Utes used up their allotment of miracles.2. Utes have to travel
home.3. Utes burned a LOT of energy in that one.4. Utah is still
questionable on offense and defense.5. Utah is going to get CREAMED in
the PAC12.6. BYU wins at UTAH...34-31.
I'm a Ute fan but not a homer. Utes will take away the Byu run game. Byu has no
body close to the SDSU recivers. I see a game where Jake looks average at best.
Utah 25 to 14 or less for the cougers.
Bottom line is the Utes won, but defensively Sitake was overcommitted to getting
pressure on Lindley. He was routinely bringing six and seven defenders, which
required man coverage and the Utes had big matchup problems. Borges did a nice
job of exploiting the Utes defensively with his man coverage patterns. Utah got
its picks in zone, and dropping seven or eight consistently would have been more
effective overall IMHO.BYU doesn't have receivers as fast and
athletic as Sampson and Brown, so pressure will likely be more effective against
them and that's what I would expect if I were BYU.
Re: History Freak--What will be your excuse next week when the Utes thump your
weak little kittens?
Fun game to watch and a great win for Utah. Greg Bird made a heck of a play to
block that punt. The Utes earned that victory by going out and beating SDSU at
their own game. Our rush defense looks solid but there's a lot of work to be
done in the secondary.
Utah ALWAYS plays its best game of the year against the Y and this year will be
no exception. Whitingham KNOWS how to prepare for BYU and I'm afraid Heaps is
going to be eaten alive up at the U on Saturday. prediction: Utah 31
Even Aztec fans know the Utes were ripe for the picking, but "God must
truly be watching over the teams from Utah. That blow to the head blown call was
a killer." says an aztecfan in the SD Union.Now the only
rematch that SDSU will ever get with Utah, will probably be in Pac12-MWC bowl
There are no other words to describe this game other than UGLY!! The defense
could not stop anything. I am an SEC fan (GO GATORS!!) who lives in Utah. I want
to see both BYU and Utah do well. In the case of the Utes I am wondering how
they managed to hold TCU to only 47 points? This team was rated way to high. It
is possible that BYU could beat them in a blowout. The Utes are just not that
good. Their quarterback is average at best. They play like this next season in
the PAC-12 and they will be 6 and 6. Coach Witt needs to rip some heads off and
explain the facts of life to these kids. Very sad performance all around.
Huge win for the Utes. It was nice to see them fight back and show a lot of
heart yesterday. I think they beat BYU, but I'm impressed with BYU's
improvement over the past month.Go Utes.
Congrats to the Utes. You dodged a bullet in this game, no, you dodged about 4
bullets. SDSU was in the red zone and did not score who many times? A a
blocked punt from their own end zone? The defense showed up when they had to.
And a hail mary pass to end the half. Wow.It was a nailbiter for
all who followed.
Sheer Luck! SDSU won in everything but the score. If it hadn't been for that
mistake by the SDSU punter, Utah would have lost. Sheer luck!
The game next week will be epic, the team holding the ball in the last 2:30
I love my Utes!! What a great come from behind win and a wonderful change in
momentum. When they were down 21-0, I was worried we had another blowout on our
hands, but the Utes pulled it together, figured out how to defend San Diego's
attack and made the big plays down the stretch. It was a beautiful thing to
This crazy game ! You never know when Good Luck will bounce your way. Yes It is
better at times to have good luck then huge offensive numbers. The
Utes last night ended up with both. The game ended up close and exciting, this
game last night with its weird slippery plays turned into a 4 point bumbling
rain soaked victory.The Saturday conference ending curtain call for
both Utah & BYU will now actually have meaning.Utah & BYU
have been two of the solid programs that have kept the MWC competitive and in
the national lime light for top 10 and 20 rankings.The end of an era
is here and it is sad and very cool all at the same time.Go Utes in
the PAC 12 and good luck to you "Y" fan's on the Independent circuit,
we still play each other for bragging rights, nut it just will not feel the
same. "POLY" Cougar Nation
SDSU passed for over 500 yards?This should be an interesting
game.Let's keep it civil.
BYU had a stronger strength of schedule to start the season, Utah had a tougher
one to end the season. Just show class both sides, at least on game day. I wonder what the line is?
BYU trolls, you played against the 4th string quarterback. We played against
their first string QB and beat them up a lot worse than you did. Also, a lot of
the yardage SDSU got last night was against ZONE, not man coverage. Sitake
tried to mix it up, but neither worked too much. The Utes shut down the run
completely, and made SDSU one dimensional. That was the Aztec's eventual
downfall. The Utes were able to get enough pressure on the quarterback. And
remember, after SDSU went up 20-3, we outscored them 35-14! That says something
for the second-half defense!
The defense was absolutely horrible in the first half but they came up big when
it mattered most SDSU only picked up one score in the second half. The offense
looked sharp last night...all in all a good win It's going to be really exciting
to see Blechen grow and mature over the next three years. GO UTES
It's going to be a slug fest, and I expect they'll both be bloodied, but in the
end, they'll all shake hands and wish each other good luck as they part ways
bringing and end a long love/hate relationship.
Well that was a close one, exciting, nail biting...good thing Utah's defense
showed up in the second half. Now it's rivalry week and all the gloves are off.
Utah should win on paper but don't count on BYU just folding over and doing
nothing. If anyone thinks that BYU will blowout Utah, they have their heads in
the sand however, I think it will be another close game.
Who was calling the play for SDSU on their last drive? They were moving the ball
easily with short passes and probably would have scored and won the game but
they could resist throwing deep and getting intercepted! The SDSU coaches lost
that game, not the players! On the other hand, the ute defense against those
long bombs was good.
@ Utes Fan 11:46 pm.Wynn runs hot and cold. I still do not have
confidence in him. He may have had a great game today, but next week he may be
running cold again.Sorry, but that's how I see it.
SDSU just cant catch a break from the refs. They really blew it by going to the
long pass in the second half when short passes was working so well. As for the refs, the last interception should have been called back and a
personal foul called for striking the QB in the head. It is a call that gets
made if things are going well for you. BYU has benefited from ref calls the
last 2 games and Utah gets a little help on this one as well. I
wonder if SDSU will send Utah and the MWC a letter asking for the game to be
forfeited?Next weeks game definitely is not shaping up to be the
gimme that I thought Utah would have several weeks ago.
What a fun game to watch! I'm glad to see that Wynn finally found it in him to
lead a comeback win! Pass defense looked really bad though, but hey, the offense
is back to where it was, so hopefully the defense will come around too. Now
begins the week that both Utah and zoobie fans have been waiting for all year
long! GO UTES!
You people expecting a "thump" or any type of a lop-sided game next
week are just going to be disappointed.Do you seriously think this
BYU team will come into one of the most hostile environments around and blow out
a team that has been ranked for nearly the entire season? Come on.Yes, I will admit that we were ranked higher than we should have been, but
that doesn't mean Utah is a pushover. Utah is a good team, and it will be tough
to beat us in our own place.Confidence in a victory is fine.
Expectation of a blowout, you're dreaming.
Great Win Utah!....I was for a while pulling my hair out ...watching utahs
secondary..but, way to gut it out!!
JJ Morales,Better to be lucky than to get a gift from the video
Confident that BYU will thump Utah's melons next week, but congrats Utes on
getting by a very good SDSU team--they are going to be in the top three of the
MWC after BYU and Utah leave the conference. Brady Hoke is a great coach and
they're going to give TCU and Boise fits.
I think the Utes should forfeit this game. There should have been a personal
foul call on the last Aztec play and they would have scored a touchdown. You
can't hit a quarterback on the head! The Aztec boosters are going to be ticked!
I'll take it! Utes Win!
Congratulations Utah, you can be proud of your team. San Diego State is no push
over. Pleasant dreams for night. It will be a good game next week. Wish
it was at Lavell Edwards Stadium so I had tickets.
Not a convincing win, but I'll take it.Lindley absolutely shredded
our secondary. Why does Whit play man-to-man on the corners yet give 15 yards
cushion. He did this against TCU as well. If our DBs aren't good enough to
play man then switch to zone coverage. Hope the DBs get it together by next
week.Not a fan of Jordan Wynn but he did what he had to do tonight.
Zero turnovers.... Yeah!
Lucky win for the yewts. BYU will crush them next week.
Way to show some serious heart tonight Utes. I'm very proud of the way they
fought back in the second half.It's time to start thinking about
next Saturday and putting a serious whopping on the kitty cats!!
@Texas Ute Fan"I still wish coach Whit would let Cain play next week.
I still don't have confidence in Wynn."Criminy. Wynn has his
best game ever and you don't have confidence in him? Other than his first pass,
Wynn played exceptional tonight. The defense in the first half was atrocious -
that is where the worry is.
WOW, what a game, i cannot believe it! this was the best game of the year so
far. it killed me to watch but it was awesome!GO UTES!!!!!!
Games over, Utes won! Final score 38 to 34. I thought for sure the Utes would
loose this one to. I think we just got lucky. BYU may still have a chance next
week if the Utes get careless. I still wish coach Whit would let Cain play next
week. I still don't have confidence in Wynn.
Come back kids! No not the Jazz, although Go Jazz.Great win, even
with the defense looking horrible.But way to step up in the second
I hope Utah wins this one. With some at SD leaning so much to bigotry and
defamation, a little humility might help.