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Published: Thursday, Oct. 6 2011 1:00 p.m. MDT

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Colorado Springs, CO

The 97 Cotton Bowl saw BYU go 14-1 that year. No tother NCAA football team has ever won 14 games in a season.

Brave Sir Robin
San Diego, CA

You might as well write an article detailing BYU's top 10 games against NFL opponents, because based on today's developments, BYU has got as good of a shot at joining the NFL as they do at joining the Big-12.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Will be another twenty years before you play ten more big 12 games. They said no thanks. Just like the PAC 12. I wonder what future recruits will think when Utah plays in the rose bowl and fights for a national championship and Byu is left out of superconferences for good? Bye bye Byu football. If you don't get an invite, which you wont, you will essentially have a division two program.

flynn is the coolest
Salt Lake City, UT

Why is the D-news publishing this? To get BYU fans geared up for an invite that may or may not happen, and that may or may not be accepted? If you have some insider info, out with it! Or better yet, publish these types of stories after the Big 12 offer has been accepted. It makes people get upset! Talk about the tail wagging the dog!

Syracuse, UT

Yes Chris we know all about your thoughts. But answer me this....Why are you one this article again? Are you so disappointed with your uties not even close to going to the Rose Bowl and a very good chance of finishing this year at or near the bottom of a chumpie conference. Yes, I know, bring up the utes win against the Y this year, but wasn't it you who was predicting a Rose Bowl appearance this year and a possible NC?

It is very easy for you to "predict" outcomes for the year and very difficult to face the reality of your little brother outlook. Why do you comment so much on BYU articles? It is because we have a NC, Heisman, Outland along with many other awards that the u just hasn't got and never will. Just sit back and be in awe little brother. You can always look forward to another night in which you can dream about winning.

Salt Lake City, UT

@AFCoug - What was the final record of the last two National Champions?

Salt Lake city, UT


not true. auburn won 14 last year. alabama and boise state both won 14 in 2009.

Salt Lake City, UT

Oklahoma was ranked No. 3 nationally entering the game and was considered to be a frontrunner for the national championship. BYU dashed those hopes, however, limiting the Sooner offense to just 265 yards in its improbable victory.

Slightly mis-worded. Should be:
"BYU dashed those hopes, however, by injuring quarterback Sam Bradford. The Sooners went on to a 7-5 record, the worst under coach Bob Stoops."


defibman | 3:58 p.m. Oct. 6, 2011

Why do byu people insist that byu articles are for their eyes only? Why is that?

Why do byu people truly believe they make the rules to which others must comply? Why is that?

Utah articles are riddled with comments from byu fans. So what? Join the discussion.

What is it with byu people and control??

To the point of the article, I don't think the Big12 could care less what byu's record is against Big12 opponents over the last 2+ decades. If you believe they really care about that; then you must concede that they are not impressed with the 54-10 pasting at the hands of the Utes.


I give up. They seem to think if we stay quiet the phone will ring. The ball is already here.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Breaking news: big 12 will add loiusville even if mizzou leaves but mizzou is likely staying. Translation: the football world has spoken. And Byu will not be part of it in the future. Being on espn does not mean a thing if you can't ever go to a prestigious bowl or ever compete for championships.

Mike W
Syracuse, UT

What... no 1990 Holiday Bowl vs Texas A&M???


I'm guessing taht the invite was talked about but an agreement on BYUtv could not be reached, or Holmoe really wants to stay indepentent for some reason. All those freaking out about BYU not getting in to the Big 12 may look rather foolish if the conference does end up folding after a short while. If it's the best thing for the Cougars, it will happen, if not, why worry? I wish everything would calm down and get back to football.

Salt Lake City, UT

It's understandable why Ponzi schemes work so well in Utah County.
A pay site says "Big 12 invitation in BYU's hand" and everyone believed it.

Hopes wouldn't be dashed if you quit putting faith in message boards and rumor mills. Quit taking offense when national media speaks of your program in honest terms. National Media didn't project BYU in the national championship game? Maybe there was a reason. National Media didn't pick Jake "Jimmer" Heaps for Heisman? Maybe there was a reason. National media reported TCU moving up the Big 12's list? Maybe you should have believed them.

Syracuse, UT

It wouldn't be the first time Holmoe has runined a program, California was ruined for ever, and it won't be the last timea AD almost ruins the program at BYU, the last AD who hired Crowton.

Cedar Hills, UT

I have the feeling that we will soon be talking about BYU vs Snow College. BYU can once again be the big fish in the state of Utah ... amoung JC's that is.

North Las Vegas, NV

Go ahead Utes. Remind us again how the cougs have never beat anyone!!

Salt Lake City, UT

BYU from what I understand was given the right of first refusal early last week. This one probably has Tom Holmoe contemplating a resignation and President Samuelson reiterment (he was released as a GA over the weekend). Perhaps it's time for BYU to drop football?

Darth Vader
Ogden, UT

Was there an '84 game with Baylor and BYU winning big?


Why is this article relevant? TCU just got an invite, not BYU. Why not publish an article on BYU's top WAC games........because that is where they are going to be, if the WAC accepts them, after BYU loses the ESPN contract.

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