And guess what - if they're real lucky - Utah might be in the Vegas Bowl next
year. How cool would that be??
My bad on the ASU info. Sorry bout that.
Only thing worse than playing in the vegas bowl is....playing in the
Arizona State is not bowl eligible, unless they get a waiver from the ncaa.
Portland St and N Arizona do not count as wins...
Utah vs Nevada would be an interesting matchup and would make the Utes only a
slight underdog. If it's Boise St that gets invited then they can kiss their
bowl streak goodbye. I guess most Ute fans are praying for Toledo or
Ohio so they can keep their streak going another year.
Before people start beating the BSU drum, the vegas bowl has a tie with the
Pac10. Arizona State won last night to become bowl eligible. If UW wins
tomorrow, they also become bowl eligible at 6-6. That means that the Vegas bowl
would/could take UW or ASU...both teams would be 6-6. I think those
are more likely opponents for the U.
"#20 in the only poll that counts"Unless you're in
contention for a BCS bowl, the BCS poll is meaningless.Since #16 in
the BCS ranking is the official cutoff for BCS bowl eligibility, all a #20
ranking does for Utah is make the Utes officially NOT ELIGIBLE for a BCS
bowl.At least being ranked #14 in the BCS poll at 10-2 last made BYU
officially eligible for a BCS bowl.BYU fans are anything but bitter
and jealous of a team that fell from 5th in the BCS to completely off the radar
in two weeks.The only polls that count as far as season-ending
rankings are the AP and the Coaches polls, in which the Utes are currently
ranked #21.About where BYU finished in 2008 in what Utah fans
characterized as a disasterous season for BYU.
JNA,You, my friend, have more insight and maturity than most of us
on these boards.
sammyg | 10:13 p.m. Dec. 1, 2010 Springville, UT Hey Sammy, at
least you admit that you are a "bitter and jealous" Cougar fan. You should be bitter and jealous--BYU 6-6 and unranked. U of U 10-2 and
ranked #20 in the only poll that counts. Poor Zoobs!
wwookie one of the funniest comments I have ever seen on the boards
Utah 17, Whoever they play, more than 17.@Chris - Utah 38???. the
same team that came up with 20 points in two games against .500 teams! Who is
the homer now?
Ute Fans, Enjoy the last bowl game that you will see for awhile. I hope you play
Nevada and they work you like they worked BYU and Boise St.Enter the
Pac-whatever with your last game as a loss. The bowl win streak ends in Vegas.
Mark it down.(Yes, I can make excellent predictions too.)
As a die hard Cougar fan, why on Earth would I want to see Utah defeated in any
bowl? I want Utah to do awesome in the Las Vegas Bowl and in the PAC 12, I want
BYU to do awesome as an independent. If Utah does well it brings attention to
the State of Utah plus millions of dollars of revenue to the school, if BYU does
well it brings great attention to the State of Utah and millions in revenue to
the school.As a matter of fact, I want USU to get going and make some bowl
appearances as well. The only time I will NOT be pulling for the Utes or the
Aggies is on the day they play the Cougars.
wwookie"...why are there so many cougar fans on this
board?"Do you even understand how ironic that question is
coming from someone who spams every BYU article?...The
Utes should enjoy the Las Vegas bowl, easy to get to and a fun destination; but
they'd better hope they don't have to play Boise State if they want to keep that
bowl winning streak alive. Boise State's defense would have Wynn so flustered
he'd be lucky to survive the 1st quarter.
Hey, Hedgehog! Your "computer" must be working now. I'm still waiting
for your insightful breakdown of your ewts' meltdown against TCU and the nat'l
power Notre Dame? You seem to have such "good" insights to our might
Cougar program. Oh, please enjoy that nice pay-out that the LV Bowl provides.
Just a little less than a BCS bowl, huh? You asked about what bowls we, Coug
fans, can look forward to? I'll turn that around and say unless your ewts during
your own "game" around, the big boys of the Pac 12 will definitely
take care of business! Enjoy the LV Bowl-- cha, ching?
About time to get used to go to the Vegas Bowl, you utes fans.
Hope the opponent is Nevada. Utah would beat them soundly as they have a great
run defense. Boise State could end our current bowl winning
streak.Fingers crossed that we get Nevada. And why are
there so many cougar fans on this board? Do you all want to become utes too?
You´d have to work hard and maybe move out of your mom´s basement,
but if you´re willing to step up and show a little more class, we would
welcome you and forgive your past. We understand that a lot of bad judgment
comes from immaturity, but we are willing to look past that.Go UTES!
The Vegas bowl is awaiting the outcome of the UW-WSU game. If UW wins, they
will be bowl eligible at 6-6 and be a worthy pac10 opponent for the U. I think BSU would be tourqued if they went to the Vegas bowl.
Yes, I realize some Utes fans have disdain for the Vegas bowl but, I'm excited.
It's a destination I can afford and I like going to Vegas in general.
To Blame it on the officials,The only reason the U accepted the
Vegas Bowl was so BYu has to go elsewhere, as in New Mexico to play the always
dangerous Miners from UTEP. Nice!I guess the Park City Miners were
busy that weekend.
I guess kyle whittingham is going to regret his comments about Las Vegas and the
Las Vegas Bowl for years. AHHH, the poetic justice. I can see utah in the Vegas
Bowl for years to come, if they can win 6 or 7 games.
yarrlydarb,Of course it's possible to "return for the first
time." That means you have been "there" twice. Any visit to a
location, other than the first visit, is a "return."If
that's too complicated for you, then maybe you should back away from the
keyboard and just read for a while.
I am proud of our Utes...Las Vegas Bowl will be great and the Utes will make it
11 consecutive bowl wins...the longest in the nation...impressive. I hope they
play Boise, that will show everyone just how powerful the Utes program really is
when the Ute's blow them out 38-10. Go Ute's!! You are God's Team! Make Us
I don't see the BYU fans ripping on the Las Vegas Bowl; I see them ripping Utah
fans for their last six years of utter hypocrisy.The Vegas bowl was
dog meat until Utah lost to TCU. Now suddenly, Vegas is the greatest thing since
sliced bread.Personally, I liked the Vegas bowl as far as location.
Easy to get to; decent competition.If it wasn't played in such a
dumpy little stadium and wasn't run like a Las Vegas infomercial, it could be a
better bowl than the Holiday Bowl.Utah fans are hoping for Boise
State. Be careful what you wish for. Utah's bowl winning streak will be history
if the Utes play the Broncos.Wynn's confidence heading into the PAC
12 would be shattered.
Future byu bowl tie-ins: the Provo bowl.
Hey, Facer, I don't quite understand how it's possible to "return for the
Apparently there are a few Ute fans who have forgotten their disdain for the LV
Bowl. It sounds like now they are going to a National Championship game. Like it
is the best bowl game ever. There is no bowl game better than the LV Bowl. Good
This Coug fan congratulates UU. Congrats on the win last week and the invite to
LV this week. I hope you make it 10 bowls in a row in LV. Good
luck and best wishes in the PAC-10 next season. Look for me in my
BYU gear at the next ASU-UU football game in Tempe. That is the cost of losing
a bet on the game last week. Be nice please. Knowing my creditor, I will be
sitting in the visiting UU section.
I'd love to see Utah play Nevada, though not Boise St. I don't think Utah can
beat Boise St and overall wouldn't help the whole bragging issue. I think Nevada
is a better matchup for Utah. And yes, Nevada beat Boise St but it is all about
matchups.As for BYU going to New Mexico, good for them! No shame at
all. Just a month ago BYU was looking to only win a few games this season, now a
bowl game. For the team with lots of 18 year olds playing, this is a great
chance to improve themselves going into next years big season.BYU is
likely going to have their toughest schedule ever next year, and having a rough
season this year as a warm-up is just fine.I hope both BYU and Utah
dominate and TCU gets a shot at a national championship. Auburn should be dumped
for paying their quarterback more than Mississippi State offered.
Bring on BSU!!!
Does anyone else find it ironic and/or hypocritical that cougar fans are ripping
on the Las Vegas bowl after having been excited to play there as the 2nd or 3rd
place team from the MWC over the past several years?I'm hoping that
Utah gets quality opponent, and to those that believe that the Utes would get
stomped by such an opponent, remember that somehow, no matter who the opponent
is, Coach Whittingham prepares his team very well and as a result, they play a
very good game in the post season.A BCS bowl it ain't, but i won't
cry over an 11-2 season.GO UTES!
What i really mean is i cant stand for Utah to be better than my kewgs so my
only choice is to try to convince myself that just because the scoreboard said
utah won doesnt mean they did
SoCalUtahFanSo a 10-2, top 25 season gets U a paltry $250,000 more
than a mediocre 6-6 season.Impressive.BYU will make
almost $1 million in their opening game as an independent, and the Cougars won't
have to share a dime of that.Enjoy cracking yourself up.
Sammyg,Utah is committed to playing 9 PAC-12 opponents next year,
leaving 3 open dates for non-conference games.They owe Pitt a game
in their home-and-home arrangement.Utah cancelled their BSU games to
keep the BYU rivalry game going. They could have kept their BSU agreement AND
played in LES, but that would have given them 7 road games and only 5 home
games. Most programs wouldn't agree to that.I hope the opponent
isn't Boise State or Nevada. In the eyes of most of the nation, it would be
another year (see BSU vs. TCU in the last 2 bowl seasons) of non-BCS teams
playing each other - the football version of the kids-table at Thanksgiving.Even with last week's loss, Boise State deserves a shot at a school from
a more prestigious conference than the MWC.Utah would be the
underdog to either BSU or Nevada, so extending their bowl-winning streak would
be very challenging. But hey, that's why they play, right - to see how they
measure up against good opponents?I'm hoping to see the Utah-Iowa
State team, not the Utah-TCU version!
The Utes will become the "Perennial Princess" of the Las Vegas Bowl.
This IS poetic justice.I hope Nevada gets the invite and beats the
tar out the Utes this year. It would be a good game no doubt.If
Boise comes (which I doubt) that would be perfect punishment for the Utes
cancelling the games previously scheduled between these two.Seeing
the Utes losing this last game of the season would be a grand finale for this
"bitter and jealous" Cougar fan.
As a Fan, I for one am delighted to be playing in the Las Vegas Bowl. Traveling
to the other Bowls was expensive, a real hassle and is difficult to schedule
Hey Cougar Fans go ahead and run your mouths that the Utes are headed to Vegas
because your going to the New Mexico Bowl... Joke's on you :)
These Kewgs really crack me up.Bowl payout:New Mexico:
$750,000Las Vegas: $1,000,000
Live Hard You must be projecting your inner Wyoming ineptness Live
Hard. Rooting for the Cowboys is taking its toll.Even with a
mediocre 6-6 record, the independent Cougars won't have any trouble getting into
a bowl game EVERY year; and those down years will be few and far between.No worries. BYU will be playing in bowls every year for years to come.
Pebble Of The Marnelol, your BYU obsession is showing.Instead of talking about Utah's invite to the LV bowl and the Utes' possible
opponent, your only concern is whining about BYU fan.Once a little
brother, always a little brother.Now tell us how excited U are to be
playing in the LV bowl.
Glad to see little brother (BYU fans) are out trolling once again on stories
about the U of U. I would hate it if there was nowhere for you to spout your
Nevada is going to the Maaco Bowl and will beat Utah more than if Boise State
was the opponent. Mark that down Chrissy. Nevada 44Utah 12
Bowl streak started there, and there it will probably end, if they end up
playing Boise St.
BYU and the Las Vegas bowl are sick of each other. It's time for some new
scenery, and Utah is a great pick. It's close enough to Salt Lake to get a good
amount of fans and Utah is good enough to beat any team they face (although the
same could be said for many, many teams; it just depends on how the team plays
that day). Whether they win or not is up to them. I think they'll win (unless
they play Boise State).Although the LV bowl is the best non-BCS bowl
a MWC team can get, I'm kind of glad BYU isn't going. Since I will likely go to
the game, the New Mexico bowl wouldn't be too bad-- it's early enough that I can
get it over with soon after finals and get a nice long, uninterrupted break.
Question for all you kewgs. What bowl can you tds look forward to in the
future?crickets crickets crieckets.Yea, I know it's
easier to rip on the Utes than to look at your own program. Then again, is it
rally a program?
couldn't the vegas bowl invited their good friends byu?
Congratulations utes. Get used to this bowl, because that is where the 4th or
5th place team from the Pac 12 goes every year. That is where utah is going to
finish year in and year out.
Yeah, baby! Going to the Vegas Bowl every few years is about right.As a Ute fan I've realized that games are not handed to you on a silver
platter, every win is earned. (And then, of course, sometimes magic
happens.)LV Bowl it is! I'll be there!
Vegas Bowl -- another reason the MWC is on the way out. New Mexico Bowl -- yet
another reason. Bummer. At least it allows for 15 more practices.
This is too funny!.....Is this the same Las Vegas Bowl the Ute fans were making
fun of just a few months ago?...That it was BYU'S destiny every year! That their
Football program was beyond such lowly Bowls?....Too funny!
I hear Boise is in the mix....
Nevada, Toledo, Ohio....these are the names being rumored.I think
most Ute fans see the Vegas Bowl as a great destination for MWC teams as it
means you've either won the MWC or someone else in the conference went BCS and
left you the spot. It's a good bowl in that situation. I'm excited to watch it,
and I think it's great BYU has done so well at it.Going forward, it
means probably at least 5th place in the PAC-10, which won't be Utah's season
goal--even if it's the season's result.
Utah vs. Toledo.Can't wait to get my tickets.
Does an opponent even want to play?The bowl win streak won't be
ending any time soon.Utah in a rout(over whoever) Utah
38Team Whoever 10Mark that down!P.S. Enjoy New
Mexico cewgies(I'd rather stay home for the holidays)
I thought the yewts hated the Las Vegas Bowl.. Based on what they've said in the
past I have to wonder why they'd even accept an invitation to such a lowly Bowl?
The LAS VEGAS BOWL. How humiliating. Hedgehog, ChrisB and the rest of the
BYU-Haters must be wearing paper bags on their heads after what they spewed
forth when it looked like BYU would be relegated to the same bowl for years to
come while they went off to the PAC-12. There is poetic justice in this
invitation for the BYU-haters. LoL!!!From one BYU fan to the U ...
Congratulations. I wish you well in your last opportunity to represent the MWC.
I fully expect Coach Whit to continue the pattern of post-season success. I
hope you get an east-coast opponent and thoroughly trounce them.
Any word on an opponent?