That's funny! When Utah was beating up on the likes of UNLV, Wyoming and CSU,
you zoobs were saying those games were meaningless because they were nothing but
a bunch of cupcakes. Now that BYU is beating up on those same cupcakes, they are
now somehow great victories by the mighty cougars. Get real!
To Texas Ute Fan: You are stretching the fact as all good Ute fans do. What we
said after the first 4 games was, that if BYU's and Utah's games had been
reveresed, their record would probably be reversed as well. Now it turns out
that statement is probably more correct than not. Get your facts right and
don't just be needling BYU fans with powder puff comments that mean nothing.
I think all the fans could take a lesson from the coaches and players who see
this as a rivalry game where they respect their opponent, recognize strengths,
understand the quirks of schedule and the power of momentum. Then go out and
play the game for bragging rights. The introduction of name calling,
disrespect, vicious attacks against personal beliefs, moral values and one's own
family have no place in a game that is of no relevance to 99% of daily life. If
you think it does have relevance...you really need a life.
My initial impression of the SDSU game was that Utah was out played and won as
the result of a bone-headed pass in the last minute. Then I remembered the final
play of the first half. When most coaches would have taken a knee and headed to
the locker room, they gave it a go and completed a beautiful pass (off a
defenders helmet no less). Utes won the game fair and square.Give
the team props for their victories this season. I call the half ending Hail Mary
the Ute's play of the year. Am I missing a better or more important play?
@ SLCWatch, well put.
I am curious to see how BYU does against Asiata. That guy is a load if he gets
running downhill.Utah has some speed at receiver but BYU did okay
against better receivers from SDSU. Could be another nail-biter.
I totally agree with SLS Watch. When we don't respect each other and when we
act like grammer school bullies towards each other, the rivalery becomes sick in
nature. We look like fools to those outside our network and to many of us
inside our conference as well. It is embarrasing and not a fun place to bring
our children and grandchildren.
The game this week will be the same for many fans accross the nation. Rivalry
week. WHo will win? As most fans know, you can throw out the records and stats
for this week as they don't mean much. If I were a Texas Aggie or a Longhorn it
would be the same as a Utah Ute or BYU Cougar. All four teams have played well
some games and poor on other games, but the real game is this week. Enjoy!
it´s a miracle, byu has turned their program around. How is it that the
same hypocrisy remains? anyone with a group of 11 people, whether senior
citizens or girl scouts, could have had those wins that BYU had. And with a paid
employee in the replay booth for one of those games, it´s amazing the game
was even close. Utah by 17. In the words of the 1
delusional utah fan (yes, there is one) - Mark it down!
Personally, I think the game will be great. Utah has been good this season, but
the early schedule was too easy. They got smacked and brought down to earth.
BYU's schedule was too tough for the young team they were and the, shall we say,
lackadaisical approach the coaches took before Bronco took over.Today Utah looks about like the Utah of last year, and the Cougars are a big
question mark. I don't see Utah having much fun against the BYU defense. I don't
see big running plays that kept Utah in the game last week. BYU's running game
has looked great against mediocre run defenses, but Utah is ranked 10th
nationally. Of course, that ranking has been made against the same bad teams, so
who knows? BYU probably has the best running game Utah will face this year.So it may fall on Wynn and Heaps to make the difference. I like Heap's
arm and poise better than Wynn's, but Wynn has an extra year of experience.Vegas is giving Utah by 10. I'll take the under on this one. BYU in a
Yes, it's been an admittedly bad season for byu and frankly I'll be shocked if
byu makes this game close. I'll continue to find find it hysterical
that zaney taylor claimed the yewties were one of the 2 best teams in the nation
If Heaps ( and Anae) trys to put it all on the queaterback BYU will be in
trouble. Heaps is not that accurate of passer and turnovers is what Utah lives
for. If they find success running the ball they have to stay with it
as long as it works (75% of time). A couple of years ago Una was running
through Utah but Anae kept calling passing plays. Hall took a tie game and gave
Utah 3 interceptions. As for rivalry, keep the comments football
related and it shouldnt get out of hand.
wwookie"In the words of the 1 delusional utah fan (yes, there
is one) - Mark it down!"For example of delusional Utah fan, see
mirror!As usual, you're full of hyperbole, but devoid of
substance.The truth is, all of the pressure is on Utah.If a previously Top 5 ranked Utah team with an experienced QB and a boatload
of seniors playing at home can't beat a 6-5 BYU team starting a true freshman at
QB, it will be epic defeat for the Utes.Utah's swagger could quickly
disappear in an avalanche of Wynn turnovers.You, and every other
Utah fan knows its possible, and it has U running scared.
@Texas Ute FanNot just those games but your entire schedule as a whole was
full of cupcakes including your OOC games. Leading up to the TCU game the only
team that had been ranked was obviously highly overrated and has been out of the
rankings for months.I think most BYU fans are taking these wins for
what they are, with one big caveat. They've turned the corner and aren't
squeaking by in those wins and instead are pounding them like they did in
seasons where BYU went 11-2 or 10-3. I think most BYU fans are seeing these wins
as markers that this year's team has returned to that level of play, which is
btw the level of play that was good enough to beat the Yewts 3 of the past 4
This is honestly how I see this game. I can't wait to see if I'm right.BYU has some momentum, Heaps is improving, Quezada is a find (get him
the ball more). The receivers have improved but (see remarks later)...BYU's
defense has been mostly solid all year long. If you look back, they held Wash
down, Nevada down (compared to most of their games), held TCU in check (bad
clock management doomed the Cougs). Yes they were gutted by Air Force and Utah
State but put up a good effort against San Diego State. Now back to
those receivers. They are the key along with Heaps. The Ute secondary has been
proven the last three games to be overrated. The D-line for the Utes overrated
as well, meaning the Utes have to blitz more to put pressure on the QB. So can
BYU's receivers get open, can Heaps deal with the blitz packages that will be
thrown at him? Utah is capable of scoring 21-28 points with its offense but can
the Cougs generate the offense and a running game. I'm not so sure. Prediction: Utah 27 BYU 17...
@eagleNice analysis. One problem the Yewts will have is they aren't
getting alot of their sacks from their DL's or from blitzing LB's. Their leading
sacker is CB Lamar Chapman. If they continue that trend and bring
corners and safeties on blitzes and Heaps folds they win. If Heaps handles the
blitzes he'll expose them and we'll win. I think this year the Yewts
will do an about face defensively and stack the box to stop our running attack
and hope that their secondary can play man well enough on our WR's to shut down
Heaps and the passing game. It should be an interesting battle.