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Who will land knockout punch?

Published: Tuesday, Dec. 21 2010 11:26 p.m. MST

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UteExpat
London, United Kingdom

It's the perfect time and venue to trot our my favorite quote of all time--from "Iron" Mike Tyson:

"Everyone has a plan 'till they get punched in the mouth."

I hope the Utes do the punching (figuratively, of course). I want to believe. But I just don't see it happening this year. The Utes are down and BSU has looked good all season. Good luck Utes. I'll be watching starting at 1 am London time--thank you ESPN America!

#1 Jazz Fan
Springville, UT

Wasn't the TCU game supposed to be the most epic game on the schedule?

williary
Kearns, UT

How come Bronco's face isn't on the boxing clip above? Could have sworn I keep seeing these BYU shirts that say "Quest For Perfection?" Anyone arrogant enough to print that on a shirt must have done so after the fact, on their way to a BCS bowl game, right?

CSprings Cougar
Colorado Springs, CO

Epic battle? hyperboyle

Laser
Iowa City, IA

What's epic about being 17 point underdogs?

Twice now we've had to suffer through hyperbolic reporting as if the TCU week wasn't bad enough.

Tired Of The Mess
Clearfield, UT

Dude, BSU has owned Utah for a decade, and the Ute's wont play them to make things different-only in a bowl game, ha ha ha Poor Ute supporters!Bit in essence ya all deserve it, so vocal, so everything, except the play on the field......You lost in all catagories to BYU for heavens sake,,,,,,and you expect to go out and beat a top program like BSU????????????Good luck with that one, ummmmmm, I can only recall the losses you had with BSU clear back when they were Big Sky (FCS) and should have stayed there----they would be a dynasty!!!!!! And even in FBS, still are but without worthy rivals!

Jared
Gainesville, FL

Re: williary - what does BYU have to do with this? Besides, what's wrong with being on a quest for perfection? Were they going to wear shirts saying "Quest for Mediocrity"? Aim high. Even if you don't get there at least you tried. Arrogance is in the eye of the beholder.

Anyway, as much as I'd like the Utes to win this game, it won't happen. Sorry. Sure, they have a chance but it's pretty slim.

Independent
Henderson, NV

Utah doesn't stand a chance in this game.

Vegas
Las Vegas, NV

"Epic Bout" = "Epic News Fail"

utahcountyute
Cedar Hills, UT

It looks like a knock out punch that Kwitt is giving Peterson! I'm pretty sure K Whitt could take Peterson every time.

Let's go Utes! I can see Shaky high stepping it to the end zone now.

tracer
Paradise, UT

Williary: I agree with your philosophy that players should be coached to reach for mediocrity or respectability...anything but perfection. I usually like to see Utah and its local student athletes do well but I think tonights defeat will be the first of many tough defeats for the big time Utes.

Ragnar Danneskjold
Bountiful, UT

Re: Tired Of The Mess
Huh?
Could you please share with the group what you consider to be the major statistical categories for a game?

UC AGGIE
Lehi, UT

@Tired of the Mess; Dude BYU beat Utah in first downs,
time of possession, number of FG kicked. Utah beat you in total yards, number of touch downs, FG BLOCKED, and total points scored.
Good Luck Utes!!! make us proud
GO UTES!

USAlover
Salt Lake City, UT

Wynn is getting worse every week.

Utes Fan
Salt Lake City, UT

I am a bit bothered by a few of the Ute players' attitudes for this game. Cox guaranteeing a victory, and Christopher calling Boise St. "Girlse St". I doubt the rest of the team and coaching staff reflect this and Whittingham was not pleased, so that is good.

However, these guys need to realize that Boise St. was right up there with TCU for all the season until the last game. And TCU beat Utah by 40 points.

ANY lack of respect towards a team that has the potential to give Utah a two or three touchdown defeat is ridiculous.

Come on guys - show it on the field. Enough of the mouth.

Johnny Triumph
American Fork, UT

Poor Utah. It won't be a massive beat down but Boise has something to prove here, and matched against an overrated Utah team (has been all season) missing their quarterback is only pointing Utah to a bad loss. Sorry Utes, heck of a way to start off your future PAC12 mediocrity...

Really???
Kearns, UT

Come on Williary, give it up. A true fan would talk about his own team instead of the weak attempt at belittling the rival. The rival, by the way, has nothing to do with this article.

MiP
Iowa City, IA

I'll be watching this game, realizing Boise State has beaten Utah soundly in the past and has a more talented and veteran team this year. But crazy things happen in college football. Not one of the above posters would have predicted Utah to go up 21-0 against Bama in the first quarter. That's why they play the game. Don't get me wrong, I understand the Utes will need to play near perfect and BSU will need to hurt themselves for Utah to pull it off. I'm just saying it's possible.

@ Laser

If you're tired of the hype, why do you keep reading the articles and posting. But aside from that, how bout this weather we're having here in IA.

@ Tired.

I'm tired of the bogus statistics.

BYU edged Utah in first downs, pass yards and field position.

Utah beat BYU in rushing yards, total yards, turnover margin, return yards and FG blocked.

And, uh, final score.

@ USAlover

Then it's a good thing he's getting medical attention for that shoulder.

TJ
Eagle Mountain, UT

Willary, your obsession with BYU is showing again. I would love to see a close game tonight with a last play of the game outcome but I am betting it is over in the 3rd quarter. I think BSU will win this one by at least 17.
Good luck to both teams. They are both fun to watch and have done some great things in the past few years.

Juggernaut
Cedar Hills, UT

You know what I am tired of, BYU fans thinking that they have never been over hyped before and getting blown out in big games. I can think of two recent years that (one including the quest for perfection) where byu has utterly let down with all of their hype. Oh yeah, we still won and had more total yards this last holy war.

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