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Published: Wednesday, Aug. 31 2011 7:00 p.m. MDT

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Classless Ute Fan
Magna, UT

I like all of these predictions, except Colorado losing to Hawaii. However, it has is a good possibility of happening.

The Oregon vs LSU game is probably the most important game of the week. I would have predicted Utah to win 42-3, keeping MSU out of the end zone but giving up a FG.

Denver, CO

Prognostications, trolling, and fanaticisms aside, its time to get it on!

Go Cougars - Go Aggies - Go Utes!!!

College football rules in my book . . .


Bring on the season!!

Cedar Hills, UT

Wrong Harmon
Montana St Wins

utes offense fails to do anything all game and when your defense is gonna be on the field all game they will get tired and give up 2 scores to the Bobcats.

Farmington, UT

That's why they play 'em----so we can see who really is the better team on any given day. Enough of predictions already---let's play some football!

utah by5
York, PA

The Utes will not shut out MSU. I think the Utes win in an uncomfortably close 10 point victory. Just Win Baby!

Go Utes!

Omaha, NE

0 points for Montana State is a slap in the face to that program. That's rude. Just because Utah's offense during camp has been abysmal and their defense appears to step up means MSU won't score at all? This team will be better than last year, and they dominated Washington State until the 4th. MSU has one of the best QBs out there. You don't get named the conference co-MVP for nothing. MSU also held their division national champ to 7 points. I normally like Dick's picks, but that score prediction is offensive.

Kosta Fesenko
Chicken McNuggetville, UT


you referring to Utah's offense in camp as "abysmal" just shows that you have not followed them at all. Love it when you guys show your hand. Its ok, we love you anyway.

Mormon Ute
Kaysville, UT


All you say is true, but let's look a little closer. What conference does Montana State play in? The Big Sky. I don't believe the Utes have ever come close to losing to a Big Sky opponent. So being the conference co-MVP needs to be qualified just a bit. Next, dominating the worst team in the PAC 10 last year is hardly something to brag about under these circumstances. The Utes are picked by virtually every expert to finish way ahead of WSU in the PAC 12 South. In addition to that, the Ute always have a tough defense and this year is no exception. This could be one of our best denfensive units ever. I don't see our lineman or linebackers having trouble containing their QB and their receivers are not going to outrun our DB's. There's a chance they could score on us, but there's an equal chance we could shut them out. I think the shutout prediction is bold, but not offensive.

Chandler, AZ

Dick...explain how Ole Miss is going to score 24 points. They have a rookie QB and freshmen WRs. They do have a big, talented O-Line (some say it is the best in the nation) but they are going against a very good, very strong, very quick, and deep BYU defense. That depth, and the inability of Ole Miss to throw the ball, will keep them in the 10-14 pts neighborhood.

BYU 27
Ole Miss 13

Cedar Hills, UT

BYU is going to be playing a faster more athletic team in Ole Miss so execution is critical and then being able to get some turn overs from an inexperienced QB. If the Y gets 2 turn overs and converts them into touch downs I see the Y winning by 14. If Ole Miss causes turnovers I see BYU losing by 10.

Naval Vet
Philadelphia, PA

I don't see the Utes shutting out Montana State. I see Utah trying to run up the score in the first half to provide their backups ample playing time. Wynn needs to be kept healthy, and Hays and Shreve need to get on the field. Neither backup QBs will likely produce much scoring, but would rather likely to turn the ball over a few times, thus providing for some additional scoring opportunities for the Bobcats.

No big deal. Margin of victory is irrelevant.

Cottonwood Heights, UT

I don't profess to know much, but I know one thing for sure...


Sandy, UT

Disagree with 2 predictions ...

USC will beat Minnesota much worse - 35-3

Utah will not cover the 28 pt spread - 24-10

Washington, UT

Striker......You don't know your history do you?

Utah lost to a John L. Smith led Idaho Vandal team in SLC, and Idaho was a member of the Big Sky then.

Saint George, UT

Is WSU is the pac south? Finishing ahead of WSU is not a big deal. Finishing below, USC, AZ, ASU in the south is a big deal. Having a very easy schedule and avoiding the Standford and Oregon for the next two years is the best thing that happened for the u.

The pac was trying to justify the addition of Colo and Utah over others. Should they finish bad, what will that mean.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Utah 45
Montana 10

I see a 10-2 and a very respectable #2-3 finish in the Pac 12.

Sandy, UT

Wishful thinking chris b

Don't worry though, with a relatively easy finish to the season, you will become bowl eligible after the final regular season game.

Captain L
Provo, UT

Unless Heaps struggles more than I think he will , I see BYU putting up more than 24pts. I will also be surprised if BYU's defense doesn't hold Ole Miss to 17 pts or less. Turnovers and big plays could change that but if the Y plays solid, I see more of a BYU 34 / OMiss 13. We'll see, first games are always a little nerve racking and filled with uncertainty.
Utah should cruise if for no toher reason than their defense. Utah 28, MS 10. It could be worse, depending on Wynn and how he plays.

Kosta Fesenko
Chicken McNuggetville, UT

I have Utah winning tonight 31-7 and I have BYU winning on Saturday 27-13.

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