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Published: Saturday, Sept. 17 2011 5:00 p.m. MDT

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Really? The fun is just beginning? After a 54 to 10 loss you should be a little more humble. Utah just showed BYU where the real athletes are coming to play football. BYU's lineman can't play more than the first half without looking completely exhausted. Utah's athletic (Not big and slow like BYU's) lineman made your lineman look like they couldn't walk 100 yards without taking a break.

MoTown, CA

Hey all you Coug fans...don't worry...the Church is still true...Go Utes!

We'll let you all know how the Rose Bowl feels in January!

The Deuce
Livermore, CA

BYU Fans - there is nothing to disagree about on this one. The best team is the U of U. They showed it on the field and they got better as the night went on. BYU handed the Utes too many great opportunities and the Utes took advantage of each. Yes, BYU is not quite ready for the independent "prime time" that they have so often talked about. I said it here many times that at this time, independence was not the way to go. Yes, they now have exposer but it is not the type they wanted. Other than very loyal BYU fans, no one else will be watching this train wreck. Congratulations to Utah for a fine game.

Seattle, WA


Yup, Washington did not win a single game that year (even lost to BYU in Seattle). Washington has had a rough decade, my point was/is that Utah has a great shot at the PAC 12 title if they play like they did tonight and like they did at USC.

Salt Lake City, UT

@ Tom in CA | 2:50 p.m. Sept. 16, 2011
Vallejo, CA

"With the Cougar D coming up big, I see a goose egg being laid.

BYU 31
utah 0."

Hey Tom, who was it that laid an egg?

Tom, are you out there? Tom? Must be with the Duckhunter.

Cedar Hills, UT

Jake...Thank you for a fun night. From the first play to the last, it was a pleasure.

Good night Ducky. It'll be OK. lol

Go Utes!


MILMMT...........Do you need a hug?

Salt Lake City, UT

Sophomore BYU QBs:

Wilson - Won the WAC, Ranked 16
McMahon - Won the WAC
Detmer - Won the WAC, Ranked 18
Heaps - 3 TD's in 3 games, Rank

Santa Monica, CA

I'm not going to pile on or take cheap shots, because I (as a Ute fan) was as shocked as anyone by this. I saw two good, but not great teams going into a game that I thought would go down to the end. I'm amazed by the outcome, because I honestly thought that BYU was hitting harder than Utah in the first half.
I have to say that I am so proud of the Ute players. Jordan Wynn spoke of the toughness of the BYU front line and no player chest pounded or said that the win was a result of living right, or claimed to "hate" BYU. This shows signs of the rivalry developing a sense of perspective.
I can't tell you how proud I am to be a Ute fan. No matter what the rest of the season brings, I'll remember this one.

Peter Coyotl
West Jordan, UT

Did Jimmer leave early too?


Didn't waste my time watching this game! Knew the result after last week's BYU performance. Saw the lowlights and noticed the Y coach covered his "Band of Brothers" shirt. Was that done after the first half or before the game started?
I'm getting to believe that coach Anae was let go not because of his coaching style but of some other reason...like getting Doman a job! Doman has no idea of what his doing and let me state this again...Heaps Sucks! I feel very sorry for ESPN showing BYU football! BYU will be 1-10 in 2011!

Cedar Hills, UT

Utah's football program is simply much better than BYU's. This isn't just Bronco not being able to prepare his players this more a HUGE talent difference between the two programs. Good athletes don't fumble the ball away 7 times. Good athletes don't get lost on the field down after down. Utah is bigger, faster and much more athletic so sorry Cougar fans I think you just watched the beginning of the end of BYU football. I suspect a record this year of 4-7 and next year about the same or worse. How many losing records will it take for the school and the church to simply cut the embarrassment and cancel the program?? BYU is REALLY BAD in every facet of the game. Yikes!! Really pathetic. Oh and a new coach isn't going to make any difference. YOu are going to get somebody to come in and recruit a bunch of un-athletic returned missionaries and expect them to compete against top notch D-1 athletes. So enjoy the firesides Cougar fans because that is about all you will have to look forward to this year ...and the foreseeable future.

Syracuse, UT

Congratulations Utes!

81 - 20 against the two mid-majors on our schedule. The remaining schedule is against nine BCS teams. Hopefully the Utes are ready now they have played their two tune-up games.

Good luck to BYU the rest of the way. Hopefully you will have an opportunity to play in a BCS league sometime soon.

Go Utes!!

Sandy, UT

Well, as a Ute fan I thought it started out as a great game. I never thought I'd say this, but I did start to feel sorry for BYU. Utah is definitely the better team, we aren't the better team by 44 points. BYU's got talent and if they can just re-group and get their crap together this week, they should still be able to put a good season together. For their sake I hope it doesn't take as long as last season. Each of BYU's victories from here on out only help Utah.

Provo, UT

What is BYU's problem? Is it Doman, the OC who called very few good plays throughout the game? Is it Heaps who was so terribly inaccurate it made me cringe? Is it the defense that only lasts for one half? Or is it all of the above? This is absolutely the worst BYU game I have ever witnessed, and it was in the biggest game of the year. Sure there are other games to be played, but without a conference, or a decent bowl game to go to this seems like it should have been the game of the year. I don't know what happened, but I am done with Doman. Bench Heaps. That may seem hasty, but neither of them are performing. The offense has been inept through three games. BYU didn't go independent to beat up on teams like UTEP. It went indepent to become a BCS team. Something has to change soon or BYU will be 6-6 again in a year that sees no improvement for a team that is hungry for it.

West Jordan, UT

Bronco is at his best tonight...he is building fine young men(not football players) Great job Bronco. Is this the kind of exposure you wanted?

Evanston, WY

I actually felt kind of bad for the cougs until I read the posts from a few of the byu fans. Do you not realize good defenses force turnovers? That good teams make adjustments at halftime? All the sour grapes in Utah county do nothing but make a pretty good whine. I'm shocked. I really thought BYU would put up a little more fight. You don't need to throw yourr defense under the bus. If the O can't move (or hang on to) the ball time, of possesion against any team that badly will wear any D out. Good luck with the rest of the season. It's hard for me to really hate you anymore as the game is not that important up north. I've been going to games quite a while now and I know the way you are feeling right now. This used to happen to us on a yearly basis.

Utah Girl
Vernal, UT

Amazingly awful game! I'm not sure what happened to BYU, but I hope whatever it is, it can be fixed in a hurry!! Kudos to the Utes for playing a good game. BYU has so much talent, but something seems to be wrong with the timing, and with being able to get into the end zone. Fumbles and miscues really hurt us tonight. Pick up the pieces and do better next week. Still love ya!

Cedar Hills, UT

BYU fans were all so READY to get rid of Anae and get Doman. So how about now??? Doman is a joke. Doman would be better served as the offensive coordinator at Sky Line high school. Also, BYU has NO TALENT.. especially on the offensive and defensive lines. Goodness sakes these kids are BAD! No coach could make this team a winner. Bronco is a great guy and I think a good coach but its the talent of the field that wins and BYU doesn't have it. Utah is a good team. A high school QB could have found open receivers tonight with the time Wynn had to throw. Wynn will get destroyed against Oregon and other Pac 12 teams .... rag arm with ZERO zip on the ball.

Utah Girl
Vernal, UT

I hope this isn't a repeat...my computer screen froze, so I had to do a copy/paste.

Amazingly awful game! I'm not sure what happened to BYU, but I hope whatever it is, it can be fixed in a hurry!! Kudos to the Utes for playing a good game. BYU has so much talent, but something seems to be wrong with the timing, and with being able to get into the end zone. Fumbles and miscues really hurt us tonight. Pick up the pieces and do better next week. Still love ya!

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