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Published: Thursday, Sept. 8 2011 8:00 p.m. MDT

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South Jordan, UT

Will be fun

Santa Monica, CA

I have no idea what to expect in this game. I'm going and I'm excited--but I went to the ND game last year as well. I live in LA and in talking to SC fans--they feel exactly the same way. Good luck boys! Bring your very best and you might just hang a lovely home loss on these guys as nine point underdogs. Oh, would that be sweet.

Hurricane, UT

Big game. Go out there and should the whole country that we belong.


John Wicks
Salt Lake City, UT

The Utes should win by 2 touchdowns assuming the game has not passed Chow.

Danbury, CT

What's in store for the Utes?? A big defeat. Utah will soon find out what it is like to play an entire season of PAC games vs. 1 or 2. PAC teams will prepare more seriously as these encounters will mean more. No more BCS bowls on a fluffed up schedule.

Both BYU and Utah fans have had an unrealistic idea of how good their teams are playing in the MWC and have gone farther in polls and post-season than they would have in a top tier conference. Welcome to the real world.

Bluffdale, UT

Thanks for this. There is a lot of romance in this game. I wish I was going.

Honor Code
Denver, Colorado

USC (being on probation) will welcome the Utes with a spanking!!

Utesville, CA

I expect a good, competitive game.

In the end, with 30 secs left on a clock, a TD from Wynn to Devonte to seal a Utes W!!!

Tom in CA
Vallejo, CA

eastcoastcoug said:

"Both BYU and Utah fans have had an unrealistic idea of how good their teams are playing in the MWC"

I'm not so sure it isn't the other way around - look what's happened this year already to Oregon State, Arizona, Oregon, and UCLA.

Saratoga Springs, UT

i agree the pac 12 has not lived up to the hipe as of now. But go Utes.

Allen, TX

And where will the game be televised? Nowhere accessible in the South. I guess the TV people aren't as excited about this game as Utah and USC. Or was no TV broadcasts part of the sanctions?....

Fort Mill, SC


Not sure what you're talking about I live in Soth Carolina and will be watching the game in my living room.

Nice opening day of conference play can't wait.

Go Utes!

Mormon Ute
Kaysville, UT


I think you underestimate the quality of football played in the MWC. You have bought into the big media types (virtually all of whom have graduated from schools in the BCS conferences) hype of their own pet programs and conferences. For years I have believed the gap between the BCS conferences and the mid majors isn't as big as some make it out to be. This is season is our chance to prove that.

I never expected a win in this game, but after USC's struggles against Minnesota we might have a chance. In any case, if we can keep the game close against the team favored to win the South Division we will be in good shape for the rest of conference schedule. Go Utes!!

west jordan, ut

Like many have said, it would be nice to see both Utah and BYU playing next week at 2-0. For any of my fellow BYU fans who think Utah cannot win this game, you under estimate them because of your hatred like some Utah fans who hate BYU. Both teams have a chance, it is just who shows up to play. If both offenses show up like they did last week, it will be a long night for sure. I don't think you stop USC from scoring but you have to give the defense rest so that they are not on the field for long period of times. Do that and Utah has as much a chance at winning this as USC does.

Salt Lake City, UT

Utah's strength is their D line while USC's weakness is their O line, Barkley wont have the kind of time that he had against Minn. If USC tries to throw the ball 50 times against Utah Barkley will not be leaving the field under his own power.

On the other side of the ball for the first time all year the O line is healthy. I expect the U's offense to be able to run on this defense the question is can they pass on it?

If Wynn can throw for 200 yards and we win the turnover battle Utah will win the game.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

USC was not impressive last week. I saw every play of both games. Chow knows exactly what has to be done to win this game. Whit does too. I think we'll see a couple trick plays, an improved Wynn, and a reliable defense.

Utah 31
USC 21

Wish I could be there!

In Stitches
Provo, Utah

Kyle is a great coach. I think USC fans probably don't give the Utes a chance. They will learn soon enough not to underestimate you guys.

Good luck tomorrow.

Big R
La Palma, CA

Mormon ute said:

"I think you underestimate the quality of football played in the MWC". Were you talking about UNLV, Colorado State, Wyoming, New Mexico? I'll agree that Utah, BYU, TCU are pretty good and Air Force is decent with SDSU going up and down, mostly down, but when you say football played in the MWC you have to talk about all the teams not just the big three of the past.

Magna Ute Fan
Magna, UT

Fair enough Big R. But do Utah, TCU, BSU, and BYU deserve a chance to compete at the BCS level? I think we all agree they do.

Omaha, NE

I'm a red-blooded loyal Ute fan, but I am not a fan of Sitake. From my viewpoint, limited as that may be, you cannot expect to be successful in the PAC-12 by running your standard defense. The offenses run in the PAC-12 are more complex and exhibit multiple fronts. Monty Kiffin, the DC for USC is a master at scheming. Sitake needs to learn real quick how to adjust otherwise I don't see him lasting more than 2 more seasons. Also, I'm in favor of the PAC-16 with TU, OU, OKST, and TTU, but only if we don't have to travel there during the winter months. Texas is good but OK can be bitter cold and there is nothing to do to enjoy a weekend adventure besides catching the game. GO UTES!!

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