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Published: Tuesday, May 10 2011 3:35 p.m. MDT

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atl134
Salt Lake City, UT

BYU-Utah games are practically always close. Predicting a blowout for either team particularly after how last years game went is just silly and total homerism.

1984 for life
Salt Lake City, UT

flynn is the coolest | 4:16 p.m. May 10, 2011
Salt Lake City, UT

Friday night games are a lot more difficult to attend due to a lot of factors not the least of which is the fact that all of the high schools play that night. Additionally, to make a 7:00 kickoff at LES, a fan may need to take the hole afternoon off work.

Who am I sir?
Cottonwood Heights, UT

I must say, "Thanks, for the memories!!!!"

For the past 5-6 Utah/BYU games in Provo, I have purchased tickets for many of my sons and me. And we have been treated to some incredible games. Remember the snow bowl? (3-0)? 34-31? Luke Staley breaking away late in the game for the game winner? I believe it was 4th and long when the Y receiver caught the ball behind our defensive back which led to the Y winning drive? Surprisingly the last game, left me with one of the fondest memories. The game was in overtime when the two U defenders missed the ball by inches with a BYU touchdown winning the game. NO!!! That was not the favorite memory. It WAS the students and fans mobbing the field despite the warnings on the PA to not do so. They felt sheer joy!! Even the one (or more) shirtless!!!! And I was happyt for them.

Due to costs this year I bought tickets to the USC game. First conference game, Traditional powerhouse. Tommy Trojan. Big time football. I can't wait

Snack PAC
Olympus Cove, Utah

1984

"Looks to me that without the Utes you would be playing another Friday night thriller."

Utah's new "rivalry" game with Colorado has been moved to Friday.

ooooooh, the irony!

Snack PAC
Olympus Cove, Utah

Utah's PAC 12 ESPN/ABC Television Schedule

none, zip, nada, zilch on ESPN/ABC

except for the BYU game on ESPN2, courtesy of BYU's contract with ESPN!

RBN
Salt Lake City, UT

I like it. An evening game puts a new spin on the series. The daylong, okay... weeklong, build up should make for an exciting game.

-PSUYB-
Scranton, Pennsylvania

atl134,

Normally I would agree with you. For the past.... I dont know how long, Utah and BYU have played rivalry weekend (the last two weeks of the regular season). Which means both teams have already played in 9 or 10 games.

But this year the game is played in Week 3. Which gives both teams much less time to develop their new inexperienced players and solidify their game schemes to best utilize the talent and strengths of the team.

If the two teams would have played in week 3 of 2010, BYU would have gotten slaughtered. We all saw them go 1-4 due to inexperience. Luckily we had 8-10 weeks to gain experience and level the playing field, which resulted in the close and competitive game.

With 19 returners for BYU and only 11 for Utah. Experience plays a huge role in this game.
It could easily be a blow out.

Snack PAC
Olympus Cove, Utah

Games involving Pac-12 teams that have been selected by ESPN/ABC for television as of May 10, 2011:

Sept. 3 Minnesota at USC - ABC

Sept. 9 Missouri at Arizona State - ESPN

Sept. 17 Texas at UCLA ABC; Stanford at Arizona - ESPN

Sept. 24 Oregon at Arizona - ESPN/ESPN2; USC at Arizona State - ESPN/ESPN2

Oct. 6 California at Oregon - ESPN

Oct. 13 USC at California - ESPN

Oct. 15 tbd - ESPN

Oct. 20 UCLA at Arizona - ESPN

Oct. 22 Washington at Stanford - ABC/ESPN/ESPN2

Oct. 29 Stanford at USC - ABC

Nov. 4 USC at Colorado - ESPN2

Nov. 5 tbd - ABC

Sat., Nov. 12 TBD - ABC or ESPN or ESPN2

Nov. 19 tbd - ABC

USC at Oregon - ABC

Nov. 25 California at Arizona State - ESPN

Nov. 26 tbd - ABC

Notre Dame at Stanford - ABC/ESPN/ESPN2

Penguin Inc.
Salt Lake City, Utah

This is going to be terrific!

-PSUYB-
Scranton, Pennsylvania

Snack PAC,

So basically the ONE and ONLY Utah game to be nationally broadcasted next season is the one in Provo?
Other than that, Utah is nowhere on that list.

Ute Fans:
Looks like Big Brother is coming through for you again.
You're welcome.

forreal people
Cottonwood Heights, UT

BYU and Utah should love the exposure. Let's hope it's a great game. I'm a ute season ticket holder and was going to place an order for the BYU tickets. Now I'm thinking it might be pretty cool to sit back at home, throw a party and watch on ESPN. See how it looks to the rest of the world. We all know the BYU-UTAH games are ridiculously exciting live, I hope it comes off that way on TV.

PSUYB:

Don't worry about the Utah secondary or any part of the defense, they will be suffocating as always. I agree that the Ute's need to worry about the unknown offensive play and Jordan's come back. But remember, its game three so the Utes will have a warm up game against Montana State and a huge test at USC. If the Utes end up 2-0 coming in. Same goes for BYU if they end up 2-0 coming in

I dont see a 2-0 vs 2-0 matchup likely, but it would be great.

myself
Salt Lake City, UT

great news about the byu utah game. But what channels will the other games be on?

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

Even utah state rates the main network. utah drags us down to the secondary channel.

Mount Olympus
Salt Lake, UT

Why does everyone think BYU is going to be so great next year?
Weren't they 6-6 last year?
1 win over a decent SDSU team, but that was counter balanced with a loss to USU.
BYU should win at least 7-8 games this year because of their schedule, but I've heard several BYU fans at work and on the radio saying BYU is going to beat Utah, TCU, and Texas.

What is the reasoning behind all of this super optimism? Is it the same type of hype that was brought up a few years ago going in to the "Quest" season? I would think it would be a little less, after finishing 6-6 last season.

Rockwell
Baltimore, MD

Mount Olympus

Your whining makes no sense. You down play BYU fan optimism for 2011, because of last season's 7-6 record.

Then you criticize BYU's "Quest" season optimism, when BYU was coming off back-to-back 8-0 MWC, 11-2 Overall, Top 15 seasons.

Here's your answer.

BYU had a VERY young team last year, with very tough competition to start the season, a failed two-headed quarterback experiment, a Defensive Coordinator who quit on the team at Utah State, and an Offensive Coordinator who was too timid to let Heaps audible from a run to a pass or to try for a touchdown after Heaps drove BYU inside Utah's 20-yard line with almost 2 minutes remaining in the game.

By season's end, BYU's offense and defense were both operating on all cylinders. All of the roadblocks from last season have been addressed. BYU's offense is going to be a well-oiled machine and BYU's defense will be one of the best BYU has had since Bronco became BYU's head coach.

TroyTown
Anaheim, CA

Utah joins Washington State and Oregon State as the only PAC 12 teams without any game scheduled on ESPN/ABC.

Ouch!

Utah's first taste of reality in the PAC 10.1.1beta

fresnogirl
Fresno, CA

ALL fans are optimistic (regardless of team). Yes, even Utes.

BYU/RSL Fan
Provo, UT

Hmm... So far Utah only has one announced game on the ESPN family of networks and that one game is thanks to BYU's contract with ESPN.

You're welcome, Utah.

TonganNinja
Salt Lake City, UT

Ken | 4:48 p.m. May 10, 2011
Sandy, UT
If Wynn rebounds and the offense gets back on track Wynn could be a dark horse for Heisman

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Get your tickets for tonight in Sandy. Going off of what Ken posted he is a comic on the rise. I see stardom in this kids future, kind of like Wynn's future in the Pac 12 (in the dumps)

sammyg
Springville, UT

I predict that this coming season will be a repeat of last year's...

more humiliating losses for the Utes on nationally televised games!

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