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Published: Sunday, Oct. 2 2011 8:00 p.m. MDT

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Farmington, UT

Another first: It was reported that the games radio announcers, on their post-game analysis, said that "the best team did not win today." Say what? Normally you expect some over-the-top comments and support by the announcers who play to their audience to keep their jobs, but some objectivity is in order. Bill Marcroft and Paul James were at least professional enough to admit when the home team didn't play well. But a statement like that after a 31 - 14 drubbing? Talk about denial!

Salem, Ut

"Just like a video game!" They lost.

Clinton, UT

Very interesting final statement/statistic from the article.

Since beating Alabama in the 2009 Sugar Bowl, Utah is just 1-4 against teams in the Associated Press Top 25. The lone win was a 27-24 overtime victory over No. 15 Pittsburgh last season at Rice-Eccles Stadium.


If it took two weeks to prepare for an average PAC 12 opponent, it is going to be a rough go in the new conference!

Salt Lake City, UT

Karma. Great adjustments by Sark and staff at halftime. They thoroughly out-prepared and out-coached the home team.

Good thing they pulled back on the reigns in the 3rd quarter or this would've been truly embarrassing.

Ogden, UT

Well the U of U and Kyle found out.

What goes around is likely to come around.

Shoot, if the game had been ten minutes longer the Utes could have reached seven turnovers too.

Kosta Fesenko
Chicken McNuggetville, UT

I love the cougars piling on. Give me a break. 54-10 boys. 54-10. Why don't you quit trolling and head back to your articles to discuss which person will have the opportunity to lead BYU to a 4 point victory over San Jose State?

Rearden Steel

I think I saw this same game two weekends previous in Provo.
There is something to be said about momentum in sports - college athletics especially - and when you start a game by spotting a team a touchdown because of a mistake, it's hard to get the train going in the right direction.
Utah, like BYU, can salvage the season but I suspect all victories will be tightly fought, especially if an opposing defense can key in on one aspect of the offense.

MoTown, CA

No worries, there'e next week to put the hurt on...can't wait! Go Utes!!

Christy B
Salt Lake City, Utah

Kosta Fesenko

I love the thin-skinned Utah fans who who are always so good at dishing it, but can't take it. Instead of acting like 54-10 made your season, you should be worried about ASU ending your season.

Eagle Mountain, UT

Take is like you dished it out. Utah got out-played and just plain diddn't have it in the second half. They shot themselves in the foot multiple times. Very similar to the BYU - Utah game. I wonder if any fast food places in SLC are offering free turnovers for a Ute ticket stub.

Mesa, AZ

I normally don't cheer for the sun dummies...

Kosta Fesenko
Chicken McNuggetville, UT


if ASU ends our season (a bit dramatic, dont you think?) how does that make BYU look? Always remember to think before you speak!


Whats your point?

Alpine, UT

Zoniezoobie -

Yeah, you normally cheer for the Mild Rats.

Cottonwood Heights, UT

Did the Utes score from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm?

BTW.........it was appropriate that UW scored on the first play of the game off a turnover. Sound familiar? :)

Alpha Chicken
Orem, UT

You assumed the 54-10 score vs. BYU game made Utahs season. It didn't, and won't even though it was comical to watch. But it does define BYU and Utah in that as bad a Utah got beat by Washington, look what they did to BYU the very game before in Provo. So maybe its a good thing BYU is NOT INVITED. Utah is very pleased to be playing where and who they are, despite the growing pains. I hope the same for BYU.

Salem, Ut

Looks like the PAC and RoseBowl committees are experiencing a bit of buyer's remorse.

Kosta Fesenko
Chicken McNuggetville, UT


perhaps, but not as bad as the ESPN folks who have now watched BYU get 1) blown out by a mid-level BCS team. and 2) barely beat some cupcakes.

Numbers are plummeting.

Highland, UT

@kosta fesenko aka "duckhunter hunter", "officer coolguy, "articuno BYU" and of course "hondo". That was the screen name I'd forgotten. You used to list that screen name as being from Springville but you forgot to change it this time when you went from "duckhunter hunter" to "hondo".



Rock Of The Marne
Phoenix, AZ

Glad to see the redheaded little step brothers are out; news flash Y fans your team looked silly/DII against Utah so you knocking on the Utes shows your intellect in a not so flattering way. Maybe the WAC is where your team belongs as that is where they got most of their wins and had your their glory days and a middle of the WAC team took your team to the limit last weekend. Isn't there another fantasy piece on the D news about BYU actually getting to a AQ conference you can all go drool over?

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