I hope you are wrong #1 fan about Lamb leaving this year. He will have a great
season but I hope he sticks around for a long time. USU best case is 3-4 wins.
Will anyone argue?
Southern Utah would give them a run. If USU was any good they should not have
let SUU score what we did. SUU is getting better and better. USU is not moving
up or down. 3-4 wins a year, no confrence title, and no bowl game. If my
memory serves me correct last year we had an undefeated confrence record,
confrence title, and an invite to a bigger confrence. So yes I would like to
see the birds play the aggies again. Good luck against Auburn. Should be a fun
game for the Tigers.
Would anyone else like to witness a Utah State v Soouthern Utah game?
You should be able to beat the USU football team even if you don't call yourself
a football team. Don't you think. Worst team in the state there is no doubt
Best QB in Utah is in Cedar City
A few terms many Y fans don't seem to understand:Prediction . . .
the act of predictingProbable . . . having more evidence for than
againstRatiocinate . . . to reason logicallyUnlikely . .
. holding little prospect of successDubious . . . of doubtful
quality or proprietyPipedream . . . a fanciful or unrealistic
notion, hope, or planWhats in it for unlikely dubious pipedreams?
Prediction; Ed Lamb leaves SUU after this year due to his amazing success.
All these BYU fans on here keep forgetting that last year's defeat in Logan came
at the hands of what was essentially Utah State's 2nd and 3rd string (minus
Borel and a couple of others). I don't care how unmotivated you are, if you
call yourself a football team you should be able to beat USU's 2nd and 3rd
string. While this year's game will be in Provo against an improved Jake Heaps,
and there will be a revenge factor, I don't think it's gonna be a pushover game
at all. USU has twice the team they had last year, and they have tasted blood.
Sure, we have a couple of question marks at a couple of positions, but all
things considered, including my natural bias, I'm going to say that Utah St. is
going to keep the Old Wagon Wheel in Logan for at least another year. Either
way, it will be a good, close fought game. USU 21, BYU 17
As a Cougar fan I hope you're right whatinitforme. Like I said, you gave good
arguments and I probably should have listed both UCF and Oregon State as
possible losses for BYU. I think the Cougs have some questions marks at WR, can
they get open and catch the ball to help Heaps? They also have some question
marks at DB. At RB I hope they play Quezada more as I think he's the most
talented in the stable, Kariya and DiLuigi are nice players but not game
breakers. The TE's must improve but showed life at the end of the year. The
OL, well they are experienced but I have always had a hard time with their size,
meaning that they are large and sometimes speed rushers give them fits. The
Cougs probably should run the ball more.I think Cougs have 6-7 games
on their schedule they could lose As I predicted before, I see them losing
three games but maybe on further thinking 10-2 is just as likely. Last year was
an off year for Texas, they will better. Expect a close game with Utah. The
Utes have more talent than you think...
@ eagle,Texas is probably the one game with the most question. Then
maybe Oregon State, depending on both teams' records when they meet.I don't believe the TCU game will be that much in TCU's favor. I wouldn't be
surprised there are more BYU than TCU fans at that game, as it's at a neutral
site so that there won't be any limitation on how many BYU fans can go to the
game. BYU's defense against a new TCU QB might be the difference in this one.
Not sure their defense can stop Jake & Company that consistently.The Hawaii game will come after a BYU bye week, so I think Bronco will have
the team ready for that one.I believe BYU will win at Ole Miss
because BYU always seems to be quite ready for their first team of the year, and
because Ole Miss is missing a few good cylinders.I totally expect
BYU to handle Utah this year. The Utes have more questions and new things to
learn than does BYU. And, they'll be coming off a bad loss to USC the week
before, possibly with key injuries. Not that BYU's Texas game is easy.
@ Itchy,And wouldn't you agree that if Utah was undefeated, they'd
be in the top 10, and BYU COULD have a chance at a BCS bowl with that one
loss?It's fun to dream this time of year. But reality will bite
sooner or later for both of us, I'm sure.
Going undefeated is hard, no matter how soft your schedule is and BYU's is
generally soft. But only two teams went undefeated last year and they weren't
very good teams, but great teams with two Heisman contenders, and one winner, at
QB, not sure Heaps is there yet. It isn't impossible for BYU to run the table
and a good argument was given how BYU could win each game, but I just don't
think it will happen. BYU's most likely losses in order:1.
Texas--the Longhorns had a rough year, likely be much better, playing at
home.2. TCU--seem to have Cougars number, Patterson is a great coach,
game in Texas.3. Hawaii--if the Rainbow Warriors are any good, and if
they have good team speed, they may give Cougars fits.4. Ole Miss--this
will be a strange new environment for BYU football. Cougs probably match up
talent wise to win it.5. Utah--Games of recent have always been close.
I'm not sure if the Utes will be good, but they could be. They will be
motivated and well coached for sure.6. Other--Upsets happen. Remember
Randall Cunningham and UNLV beating McMahon.
@WhatsInItForMeThanks, you seem pretty level headed too, if maybe a
tad too optimistic, but like you said there's nothing wrong with that. It's
better than being all doom and gloom, right? The reality is that nobody really
knows what will happen with BYU or Utah this year since they are both entering
uncharted territory. In any case it should be an exciting season for both
teams. BTW, I would love it if BYU went 11-1 with their only loss coming to an
undefeated Utah team. How's that for unbridled optimism? LOL
@ Itchy,Oops, hit the wrong key and it posted unfinished.Again, I liked your post. You seem level-headed.Reasons BYU can
run table:1. Schedule isn't unsurmountable; toughest teams are all
missing key players from last year, rebuilding, etc.2. Jake finished
last year doing quite well, even though it was against lesser competition, but
#3 explains why that's not an issue.3. Jake has now grown up more,
had a Spring and Fall practice as #1 QB, AND BYU QBs generally excel their soph
years if they played their frosh years.4. Bronco's defense will be
even better than its improvement made last year after he took over.Without key injuries or simply dumb plays (offense or defense), BYU has a
legit chance to run the table in 2011. I don't think I'm drinking too much
koolaid in thinking this way. Maybe a bit optimistic, but why not?You might be correct about the Utes going 7-5, but it'll be an uphill climb
considering their "tougher than they're used to" schedule in the
Pac-12 and how thin they are at QB. Hopefully, they can keep Wynn healthy all
year and suprpass that.
@ Itchy,Good post. However, I believe the reasons BYU has a
legitimate chance of running the table are:
I love this prediction fantasy game.BYU will win these games: Utah
St, Idaho St, San Jose St, Idaho, New Mexico St and UCF --ending a 6-6 regular
season.A pretty good first season of being exposed on ESPN.
I think all the BYU fans that think 11-1 is most likely for BYU are drinking too
much of the blue kool-aid. I think 9-3 or 8-4 is MUCH more likely. I also
think my Utes might struggle a bit this year with the level of competition being
much higher so I'm predicting 7-5 for them, although I certainly hope they prove
Cougars win every game and Utah loses every game. Jake wins the Heisman and
Cougars are national champions.
In my previous two posts on BYU's and Utah's 2011 fortunes, the points I'm
making are:- BYU does have the easier schedule between the two, so
BYU's record should end up better than Utah's.- Utah has more
questions in their offense than BYU has in their defense, which will add to
BYU's greater number of wins.- Utah hasn't traditionally (past
decade) done well vs Pac-10 teams on the road, so they'll have a tough time
winning any this coming year.- The MWC in the past decade has had
plenty of wins against Pac-10 teams, showing me that it's not such a hot BCS
conference right now. Still, it'll be tougher week to week for Utah than the MWC
was.I'd be quite happy if the Utes surprise me and get 9+ wins in
2011, but I'm not expecting it.However, I AM expecting BYU to have
no fewer than 9 wins, and believe they have the opportunity to go undefeated.For both teams, a lot depends on injuries to key players, especially
Utes 2011 probable results:vs Montana St - laugher for Utah@ USC - blown out by USC@ BYU - handled easily by BYUbye week - time needed to get heads back on straightvs Washington
- close one; can't call itvs Arizona St - close win by Utah@ Pitt - handled easily by Pitt@ Cal - another road BCS lossvs Oregon St - close one; can't call it@ Arizona - another
Pac-12 road loss; wishing for another bye week about nowvs UCLA -
close one; can't call it@ Wash St - first road win by Utah, but a
close onevs Colorado - close one; can't call it; the Buffs show
their previous BCS statusResult: 6-6, spitting each of the "too
close to call" gamesToughest games: USC, BYU, Arizona St,
Washington, Pitt, Cal, Oregons St, ArizonaAnalysis: Utes find out
what it's like to play BCS teams week after week. (BYU has that in their future,
but not yet.)Kudos to the Utes if they can get 8+ wins in 2011. Love
to see the Utes do well, but feel my picks might just play out.
BYU's 2011 probable results:@ Ole Miss - close at first, but BYU
wins as the long-balls kill Ole Miss' secondary@ Texas - a close BYU
win with Texas' inexperienced QB making mistakes because of Bronco's agressive
defensevs Utah - lopsided BYU win avenging Anae's ineptness last
year and that knee-down missed callvs UCF - easy BYU win, but with
most points put up against BYU's defense to this pointvs Utah St -
blowout by BYU; pay-back!vs San Jose St - easy win by BYU@ Oregon St - tough, close BYU winvs Idaho St - laugher for BYU@ TCU - tough win for BYU; bye week needed to heal injuriesbye week - "healing the bruises" timevs Idaho - easy win
by BYUvs New Mexico St - easy win by BYUbye week - extra
preparation for Hawaii so players aren't in vacation mode when they get there@ Hawaii - BYU win; bye week keeps this from being a trap gameResult: 12-0, IF no key injuries or dumb mistakesToughest games:
Ole Miss, Texas, Oregon St, TCU, and Hawaii (all road games, too).Win or lose, bet I'm not far off on which games end up close.
How convenient that the predicted mostlikely outcome is 8 - 4 for both Utah and
BYU. I guess there's little thinking beyond selling newspapers in Salt Lake
City.Look for Utah State to continue their perrinial
"mediocre" approach to football. THey beat an in-state rival; every
onmce in a while and the coach keeps his job. This last year he
enthusiastically pronounced it "a rivalry." A couple years ago the
USU fans landed on the Cougars when they lett up a bit in the 4th quarter and
suddenlt USU scored, after it was 34 - 0 after 3 quarters.Any coach
wanting to keep the job in Logan cannot lose too many or he gets fired, or win
too many and he gets hired away by a real program. So look for USU to continue
to be around .500 every year. And also look for them to want to play in Provo,
Lincoln, Austin, Norman, Pasadena, etc for the gate receipts. SLC is too small,
by the way, and the Utes are above playing USU anyway, of course, thanks to
WSU, Colorado, Ariz, etc.
"My predictions:Utah and BYU will play all of their games.Mark it down."I must heartily object to such comments.
Teams "play" basketball and soccer. football is not played; it is
waged. BYU will wage football upon their opponents this year.Go
Here's one prediction - Utah loses to BYU and Washington (two games, one
prediction).Here's another - BYU starts 1-1, and loses to OSU in
Corvallis. That makes it 10-2 methinks.Finally - I've been saying
this for a year - Utah will find out how very tough it is to win on the road in
the PAC. They might be bowl eligible but little else.
It's hard to say what games a team will win and what games a team will lose. I
mean who expected BYU to beat OU and then they get creamed by a mediocre Florida
State team at home. I would guess in BYU's case that Texas will be better than
last year but an upset isn't out of the question. Predicting BYU vs Utah games
is a tricky business, great rivalry with close games coming down to the end. I
think the September schedule date takes some starch out of the rivalry and will
upset the quality of play. I think the TCU game is winnable, the Horned Frogs
lost a lot of players. Ole Miss isn't certainly scary, I think Hawaii is a trap
game, they are tough at home for anyone. UCF will be a challenge. I see BYU
losing three of these games but not sure which ones.In the Utes
case, every game in the PAC-12 should be taken seriously. Ask USC when they lost
to UW at home. Every game will be tough. You can be a 7-5 team in the PAC-12
and still be decent team which Utah will be.
BYU has two true trap games: At TCU in Dallas and at Hawaii. Ol Miss
win run, run, run; Trouble is, BYU is great against the run. Texas still does
not have a starting QB so likely they will run alot til mid season.BYU and Utah both know who won the game last year and BYU got rid of the stink
and are looking for payback.CFU will score plenty but BYU will score
plenty more...42-24 or something.OSU is tough at home and they have
revenge on their mind after the Vegas bowl lose to BYU.BYU 11-1,
Utah 9-3. Go Utes and Go even harder BYU
Living here in Ole Miss/Miss. St. territory, the sports talk radio pundits don't
give BYU much of a chance against Ole Miss. They seem to think that it will be
the usual BYU of the past few starts of seasons (not that great), playing in our
high temp/humidity, and they'll wilt. Ole Miss is starting their camp in 100
degree temps with high humidity. ATTENTION BYU - BRING YOUR PICKLE JUICE!!! As
far as the prognostications go, it's all just a lot of fun, and not really
serious stuff. No one knows what any team will do, how deep they are (in case
of injury), etc. So, have your fun - I'm just excited that college football is
starting. And I'll tell you what - I will still be cheering on my beloved Utes
whether they go 12-0, or 8-4, or 5-7, or whatever.
Wiffed again Mike!
@LaserHow many more times will I hear a BYU fan use the tired excuse
of their team "not being motivated". Anytime a team just doesn't care,
it is a mark of a pathetic football team, and it doesn't just magically
change.Believe me, USU fans would know. We've had to endure all
those years under Dennehy, Guy, etc. where half the team could have cared
less.Being motivated is the player's problem and nothing else. BYU
got outplayed last year, period. And believe me they better not have
"motivation issues" Sept. 30th, because USU has had probably even more
upgrades as a team than BYU has.
BYU 7-5Wins: San Jose, Idaho, Idaho St, New Mexico St, and Utah St (Home
game & revenge factor).Losses: Texas, Utah, and TCU.Trouble
games: Ole Miss, UCF, Oregon St, and Hawaii. Three are road games. I know most
BYU fans know very little about UCF, so they think they are not a quality team
but they are good. Ole Miss did not have a good win/loss record last year but
were in most of their games. Oregon St had a very similar year as Ole Miss.
Hawaii is good at home crappy on the road. At the best BYU splits these
games.Utahs 10-2 or 9-3Wins: Montana St, BYU, WA, WA St, UCLA,
Colorado, and Oregon St. Of this group, two of the stronger teams (Oregon St,
WA) Utah plays at home. The BYU game is always tough but Im a Utah fan so I have
Utah winning.Losses: USC, PittTrouble games: AZ St, AZ, and Cal. Two
are on the road. AZ St is a decent team and AZ and Cal play well at home. They
could drop one of these.Go Utes!
y is more likely to start 0/3 than to finish 10/1.
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whatsinitformeactually, according to phil steele (which is one of
many different media outlets that will release an sos ranking, i know), the
pac-12 has 4 teams in the top ten of sos for 2011. #1. colorado, #4 oregon
state, #7. usc, #8. washington and arizona came in at #16. the sec has 2 in the
top ten and 6 more from 11-25. the big ten had zero. i think it was you who
said we won't know how great the sos is until the end of the season and i
totally agree, but for know we work with what we got.this year is
laid out for the utes to be great. a 10-2 record is not unreasonable, however,
neither is a 6-6 or 5-7 record.big expectations are laid out for the
cougars this year and i think 10-2 is best case scenario. to me, byu's schedule
is full of trap games, starting with ole miss. byu could realistically start
0-3 this year. then again, so could utah (if they lose to montana st. we're in
for a loooong season).look for both utah to surprise and byu to be
I think utah will be a .500 team this year but I don't think that is indicative
of them having a poor program or even that the teams in the pac10 are so
superior to them. I just think they lost alot from the last couple of years and
are in for a down year. It is unfortunate that them being down a little
coincides with them entering the pac10 and because of that there will be people
that say it is proof that "mid-majors" can't compete on a week to week
basis in the so called power conferences. I completely reject that
as I am pretty sure utah's 2004 and 2008 teams would have been very competitive
in the pac10 on a weekly basis. Maybe they don't go undefeated since there are
no gimmes but I can't imagine both of those teams wouldn't have battled for the
pac10 championship. So this year they'll struggle but it is because
of a natural cycle much more than being indicative of an inferior program.
My prediction:Utah and BYU will have identical records by the end of
@ ThleteNot sure where you read that I compared BYU's WAC schedule
to Utah's Pac-12 schedule as "equal" SOS. I specifically said Utah had
the advantage there. Well, maybe not specifically enough for you.Your "PAC conference is the gold standard for toughest SOS" comment
gave ME a great Monday laugh. You really think that conference compares to the
SEC and Big 10? Really? Maybe in decades past, but not recently.As I
posted before, I believe Utah has the tougher schedule this year, and for that
reason will have the worst record between the two schools.However,
it'd be nice if both went undefeated, except for BYU's "sure" win over
the Utes in Provo in September!
I sooo want to break up the BCS. This year, I love all of these
teams. BYU will show it deserves equal access to the big bowls. Utah must have a
blow-out first season in the PAC-12 and show that it can compete with the BCS
week after week. Utah State hoping the best.I gave away my Idaho
State ticket to buy AZ State ticket in SLC. I might even wear red.Go
Cougs! Go Utes! Go Aggies!
@ Tomahawk Red - 7:07am Aug 8No, Mike's math WAS incorrect. He
didn't indicate that BYU would lose any of its "sure" wins against the
lesser competition. He did list all of the tougher teams with the outcomes that
only added up to 3 losses.
@ Uteology - 12:18am Aug 8Good assessment on BYU's chances. Could go
either way that you suggested.However, I do expect Heaps to be the
real deal, so it'll be at least 10-2.BYU sophmores generally excell
if they've had freshman playing time. Heaps set frosh records, so I expect a
great year out of him.
@WhatsInItForMe, thanks for a great laugh to start my Monday off. Through your
analysis that UCF and Hawaii are better than half of Utah's BCS schedule (UCF
lost a ton from their ranked team last year, though they still got a few more
votes in poll this year than BYU, less than Arizona) and conclusion that BYU's
WAC heavy schedule is somehow even with the SOS of Utah this year. With Utah's
OOC games including @BYU and @Pitt, they will likely have a Top 20 SOS. Last
year, every single PAC-10 team was in the Top 10 in SOS, according to Sagarin.
The PAC conference is the gold standard for toughest SOS, so you should probably
stop being delusional that while having 7 non-AQ teams (4 of which are the
equivalent of Montana St. or worse), BYU can match up.Good luck to
both Utah and BYU in their new adventures this year.
Utah - I agree with Mike that the post season is likely the Sun Bowl, perhaps
with North Carolina or if AZ steps up this year the Utes could get pushed to the
Holiday Bowl, perhaps with Texas. Utah 8-4But, I don't agree that
the Utes will find the PAC-12 to be more difficult. The move from the MWC means
Utah gives up games; #7 Boise State, #15 TCU, #30 Air Force and takes on #26 AZ
State and USC, #32 AZ, #46 Oregon State, and #48 Washington. The Utes have game
for this conference.Hoping the original BCS Busters humiliate their
BCS opponents in the first year. If not, the BCS will do a big, "Told you
so, non-AQ schools can't compete week after week at our level." Shutting
and locking the door to a playoff and this time throwing away the key.
Laser:"Reembering last year I'm pretty sure USU will be a pushover.
If I remember correct, BYU was young and unmotivated. The Aggies won't meet a
"pushover" BYU. This will be BYU's first shutout of the year."I wouldn't say that USU will be a pushover. With all the injuries they
had last year they still handed it to BYU pretty good.
There's nothing wrong with Sorensen's math.He said, "The
Cougars will likely split their first four games and only win two of the three
games against Oregon State, TCU and Hawaii."That means three
losses in those particular games he mentioned... not the entire season. Clearly,
he accounts for one more loss somewhere else on the schedule.
My prediction:BYU 11-1Utah 7-5
Reembering last year I'm pretty sure USU will be a pushover. If I remember
correct, BYU was young and unmotivated. The Aggies won't meet a
"pushover" BYU. This will be BYU's first shutout of the year.
My predictions:Utah: 10-2 (losses to USC and ASU) They go to the CCG
and barely lose to Oregon by 7 in Autzen Stadium. Really, there isn't a game on
the schedule that Utah can't win. 2 losses are most likely.BYU: 9-3
(losses to Texas, Utah, and TCU) After tough losses at the beginning of the
season BYU finds their identity and wins against the "great" teams
toward the end of their season. I really don't see a lot of wiggle room here.
Maybe 1 game either higher or lower. I really don't see BYU losing more and I
don't see them winning less.Utah St: no predictions. I just hope
that they win enough to get out of WAC and into a better conference. Even MWC is
better than the dying WAC.
@WhatsInItForMe Heaps still hasn't scored 17+ points on the road vs.
above .500 defense.@Ol Miss@Texas@OSU@Dallas vs
TCU@HawaiiIf Heaps lives up to the hype BYU goes 4-1 if not
1-4 vs the teams above. Or hope that all those teams are bad. BYU is looking
at a 10-2 season if Heaps is the real deal else 8-4.Utah is looking
at an 8-4 season.2
Weber State 4-7...
I'll give a crack:BYU 9-3Utah 7-5Utah State 7-5Weber State 5-7SUU 7-4
"My predictions:Utah and BYU will play all of their games.Mark it down."I don't know, being physically present at
the game and actually playing the game are two different things. For example,
the Utah Jazz are scheduled for 84 games in the season and were there for 84
games, but they certainly didn't play 84 games. I really hope you're right.
flynn is the coolest | 11:01 p.m. Aug. 7, 2011 Salt Lake City, UT "I'd like to hear this phrase repeated week every week. "And
that's why you play the game." -Chris Berman"===My
predictions:Utah and BYU will play all of their games.Mark it down.
Sorensen risks very little by making these predictions- they'll probably all be
wrong, and no one will care. Brilliant journalism.During the
upcoming college football season, I'd like to hear this phrase repeated week
every week. "And that's why you play the game." -Chris Berman
My prediction, some BYU fans will try and fail to convince the football world
that a WAC light schedule is more grueling than a PAC 12 schedule. Not really a
prediction as I have already witnessed it on these boards; about the funniest
thing I have read in a long time; glad to see delusion alive and well.
I agree with the assessment for the Utes, but the assessment for the Cougars is
very pessimistic. 8-4 is most likely for the Utes, but most BYU fans would be
disappointed with an 8-4 season. I say 9-3 is most likely, and BYU has a good
enough team to beat all 12 teams they face. 12-0 is best case scenario (you
mention that in best-case BYU wins 2 of their first 3, but remember "best
case" means things going in their favor-- 3-0 is definitely a possibility
in best case), but for the sake of probability we can say 11-1. Speaking
realistically it is not very likely at all for BYU to lose 7 games. They won't
lose to Utah State this year.In summary, I predict:Utah:
10-2 best case, 4-8 worst case, 8-4 most likelyBYU: 11-1 best case, 6-6
worst case, 9-3 most likely
My predictions:BYU: 9-3, (lose to: Texas, Oregon State, Hawaii)Utah: 5-7, (lose to: USC, BYU, Pitt, Arizona State, Arizona, Cal,
RE: my previous post...Now, to be fair, the Utes' schedule has 10 of
12 games vs BCS schools, while BYU has only 4 of its 12 games vs them, although
TCU can be considered as such (so, 5 of 12).Still, UCF and Hawaii
will be tougher games than over half of Utah's 10 BCS games. That gives the Utes
a 8-7 advantage in opponent strength.SOS-wise, we won't know until
the season's over which team actually has the tougher schedule, although I'd
give the nod to Utah because of the weak WAC teams BYU has on its schedule this
year.HOWEVER, that doesn't change my previous predictions, it just
reinforces them (likely BYU 10-2, Utah 7-5).Even so, if BYU goes
undefeated, they'll justly earn a BCS bowl bearth, and might even do so at 11-1
if their one loss is to a team that's top 10 at regular season's end.Good luck to the Utes. I do hope they run the table and make this great state
proud. I just don't think it's likely, but I'll root for you, except on
Mike,CougFaninTx is correct: you can't add--you only listed three
possible losses for BYU.Also, you're giving the Utes too much
credit. Their past history vs Pac-10 teams on the road is dismal, and that won't
SUDDENLY change this year, considering how thin they are at QB, uproven they are
at some key positions, and they're learning a new offense.The Utes
WON'T hit the ground running this year. They'll get a rude awakening to what
it's like to play week in and week out against BCS-quality talent.I
predict 4 for-sure Ute losses: @ USC, @ BYU, @ Pitt, and @ Cal.I see
at least one more loss likely from the vs Washington, vs Oregon St, or @ Arizona
games--maybe even two of those.My predictions: - BYU
10-2 at worst; likely 11-1 - Utes 7-5 at best; likely 5-7Keep
in mind that the Utes have 6 home games while BYU has 7, and the Utes DO have
the tougher home schedule between the two schools, so THAT is an automatic plus
2 to 3 wins for BYU over Utah.Nope, 8-4 for each team is NOT likely.
Best case senario undefeated, Heaps comes out smoking hot, and the D is stout
and fired up. Most likely 10 & 2, Texas & TCU losses, worst case 6
&6. I prefer to remain optomistic until they prove otherwise.
Mike,If you read what you wrote in the Most Likely Scenario for BYU,
the result is a 9 - 3 season, not a 8 - 4 season.And even though,
I'd love to see the Cougs go undefeated; I agree that 9 - 3 is probably a most
likely scenario. The Cougs are very talented, but still very inexperienced. In
2012, they will be even better!