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Published: Thursday, Sept. 22 2011 6:00 p.m. MDT

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Denver, Colorado

When the game is over tonight, many of us can say Good Knight(s)! Another upset at home coming up!


It seems that another general description of Bronco's teams might be: loses to the better teams that BYU usually plays early in the year, but beats the lower quality conference teams that have, in the past, come later in the season.

Salt Lake City, UT

It is good that the team has provided so much fodder for those that have nothing better to do than hate BYU. I just can't imagine being so obsessed with hating a team so much. Oh well, glad I have a life.

Murray, UT

I'm planning my list trip to Provo tonight (obligation). Another debacle like last week and my season tickets will be burned. No giving them away (I don't hate anyone that much) or selling them (I don't know anyone dumb enough to buy them.)

A loss of any sort will empty the stadium for the season. You want to call that disloyal? I'll give you my address and gladly sell YOU my tickets! Why anyone would want to waste the time and additional money to drive I-15 to Provo and back to see this year's football entertainment product is beyond me.

San Bernardino, CA

It's sad that the rest of the season doesn't matter at all. BYU might have recovered from a one point loss to Texas, but a blowout by Utah means that the best BYU has to hope for is an armed forces bowl, and that's only if they run he board from here on out. As someone who has watched or listened to every BYU game the last several seasons, I find myself almost disinterested in what happens the rest of the season. I'm curently not planning to watch the game tonight, though I might read about it in the paper later. I still can't understand at all why BYU went independent. It was bad for football and terrible for all the other sports.

springville, UT

well well the haters are out, out proving max was right, so right. And the so called "fans", well go root for utah please. We dont want or need you. And after utah loses to ASU-AU and a couple more, well who's band wagon you going to jump onto after utah?

It was one game and one loss, big woop. BYU will be just fine. The sun will come up on Sat. morning I promise....

Saint George, UT

I had free tickets. I went with my friend, a die hard Y fan. My first ever live Y/U football game. The last two were decided on the last play. I hoped for more of the same. I didn't really care who won, just wanted a good game. I was amazed at how fast the Y fans around me turned on their own team. As the 2nd half wore on I was trying to talk my friend down off the ledge saying it's just one of those nights; and BYU is really better than this. I heard the guy behind me chuckle and say "You know we've hit rock bottom when U fans are feeling sorry for us." I hope they can turn it around.

Still Blue after all these years
Kaysville, UT

I'm fine with BYU having gone independent. It was the right move. If they pass up a Big XII offer, they are truly nuts. As for tonight, Dick, all those moments you wrote about are in the past. This year's team has not shown sufficient heart and will to win (especially on 3rd down) to get the job done. Tonight will be a huge game - another loss and the fans will lose interest, especially with bad upcoming schedule of home games. for me personally, this is Heap's last stand. I don't know Lark at all, but if he had reps with the first team all week, I doubt he could be any worse than Heaps has done.

Highland, UT

You guys are pathetic, you claim to be byu fans yet already saying how you don't watch to watch the rest of the season because the season hasn't hasn't been very pretty so far. Sure it has been rough so far, but doesn't mean you stop supporting the Cougars. If you were a true BYU fan you wouldn't be throwing in the towel three games into the season. Where is your cougar pride?


I completely understand the feelings of angst-I feel them too. However I think the real fans are still in it for the long haul. It's true that all aspirations of BCS glory are well behind us for this year, but it is still my team that will take the field tonight, next week and for the rest of the season. I for one will be watching each game, attending the TCU game and hopefully the bowl game as well.

I said before the season that if either Heaps or Doman was good, we would have an awesome season, if they were both average we should still have a very good season, and if either of them was bad it would be a bit rough. I didn't quite expect them both to be as bad as they've been. It hasn't helped that we haven't had any easy games to practice. But I still maintain that if we hadn't shot ourselves in the foot, we would have been right in that Utah game, and if we could have figured out an offensive gameplan we would have won at least the Texas game if not both. I hope it works tonight...

Orem, UT

I'll be there tonight.

The Cougars have to convert 3rd downs, keep drives alive and keep the Cougar defense off of the field. We'll settle for a few field goals, but we need touchdowns. Jake ... no bounced passes or overthrowing receivers and no more excuses. Shut up and play! Special teams ... step it up. No kicks out of bounds, no shanked punts. Get down the field quickly and lets not have the first 4 or 5 guys miss tackles and allow 20+ yards on kickoff and punt returns.

We were embarrassed and humiliated last week in our own house. Redeem yourselves and show some pride!

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

byu needs to find more than 2-3 athletes to play on their football team

This is Y you continually get exposed by teams full of athletes(Florida State, Florida State, TCU, TCU, TCU, Utah, Utah, Utah State)

Central Florida if full of athletes

Easy win

UCF 31
byu 10(again 1 offensive TD for fourth game)

Go Knights!

Billy Budd
Saint George, UT

It will be fun to watch two highly motivated football teams.

A win for UCF could help them achieve some additional credibility as an up and coming team.

A win for BYU could restore some confidence for players, coaches and fans.

Go Cougars!

Ragnar Danneskjold
Bountiful, UT

Hey "cork", I'll buy your tickets for next weeks game. I would at least be interested in the USU game.

Big Hapa
Kaysville, UT

I guess Bronco should have fired Doman ?

Cedar Hills, UT

I personally think it was the shirt. Thanks Bronco.

Maxie, Oh the hypocricy of it all. Love it.

Provo, UT

Some of you BYU fans on here are amazing. Yes they've played bad, yes it was the most humiliating game that I've watched (FYI I'm a cougar fan) but we've been spoiled by winning so much that a rough patch has many claiming to throw everything away and give up. I thought we had true fans, rain or shine that support our cougars. I'm also a Chicago Cubs fan from birth, you wanna know pain, humiliation and losing. Yet I'm still a fan.

I'm not excusing the poor performance, everyone needs to step it up on the team, but come on fans, let's show a little support and pride.

Park City, UT

As a U fan, do I want the Y to win tonight? Of course not, but honestly because I feel so bad for the team (not the fans) I'm hoping it's at least competitive. If not, maybe they should just hold on to their pseudo NC, and put more of the church's money into the Basketball program. They could rent out the indoor facility to Utah county little league programs and turn LES into one of the nicest concert and event venues in the West! At least then, something exciting would be happening in Provo!

Tom in CA
Vallejo, CA

I will be watching #5 De La Salle play the #7 team from Ft. Lauderdale on ESPN2. During commercials I might tune in to ESPN for a quick look at the BYU score. It's nice to have options.

Mcallen, TX

Chris B, you're on athelete of false predictictions, flawed views, while giving credibility to Max Hall.

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