AI,No disrespect, but none of us tell it like it "is" when
predicting outcomes. The are just that, predictions. Nothing will qualify for an
"is" until the final score is posted on the scoreboard. Here's to your
opinion!Comments you make that, just my opinion, have yet to be proven:That OU team was only overrated after Bradford went down which was
during that game.Offense struggling? Maybe, offense much improved,
but untested would be more accurate.Don't have the horses? We have
plenty, I just think it's a matter of the right guys on the right seats on the
bus, if you will, long enough to get the necessary chemistry.Where I
agree 100%, defense is a big question mark. Two of the most dominant players on
the roster are on this side of the ball, Van Noy and Pendleton, but they can't
do it all. Either things will improve or it could get ugly.
@coach BiffNo kidding, like you I see the glaring issues in the
secondary and hope the coach's have been working particularly close with the
cushion Eason gives to every WR even the ISU players. The name of
the game Friday night is attention to detail baby.
Only in Ute nation would a "fan" spend the vast majority of his day
slamming a non-AQ team that is supposedly "irrelevant". That 0-4 PAC 12 monkey is really starting to take its toll.Priceless.
@Biker 100Yes... It's hard to argue...Utah and "Wynnie The
Do" did have a good game against BYU...if you really want to call it
that... which as of now is looking like that will probably be Utah's entire
season in a nutshell the way things have gone for Utah since. And Yes BYU did
implode on themselves during that game and undeniably Heaps fizzled
miserably...but isn't that just the point of the ficality of football. Still
just as last year...at least... it's not BYU that's in a flaming downward
spiral...at the moment. And that brother says volumes to where each program
stands at this time. Come this weekend we'll know a lot more. I predicted a
loss to Texas and a loss at TCU...but the Utah game caught me as well as almost
everyone else ...including many Ute fans... totally by surprise...something
we'll have to live with...So enjoy your bragging rights...because that's all
you'll probably have.
@ Biker 100 | 1:58 p.m. Oct. 26, 2011 Sandy, UT 54-10 never
happened. Look at all the posts since then by Cougar "fans" and you
will see that is never occurred. Only in Cougar nation would a "fan"
spend the vast majority of his day slamming the team that humiliated you earlier
in the year. Priceless.
Biker 100 Utah 54 at BYU 10BYU 38 at OSU 28According to 54-10 "logic", Utah should beat OSU by at least 64
points, but we all know Utah's chances of beating OSU are 50-50 at best.Conclusion.54-10 was a fluke.
@BleedCougarBlueIf this will be the toughest game of the year, as you
said, does that mean the score will be worse than 54-10?
Of course, TCU already has a win in Cowboys Stadium too.
Deductive reasoning: thank you for emphasizing those points. Just a little
added info for those who want to know. The '09 OK team finished the season
averaging 32 points per game and the four other teams they lost to (Miami FL,
TX, NB, TX Tech) had combined records of 41-13. Furthermore, this was a defense
that returned most of its starters -- a defense that held some very tough
opponents in 2008 to an average of 23 points per game.This was no
cream puff team even without Bradford.
and the Cougs quit.ouch.
vishnu"Remember that same OU team ended up at 8-5 and were not
ranked."Nice spin, but you conveniently ignored the big
picture:Oklahoma had three of the first four players selected in the
NFL draft, including #1. Sam Bradford played the entire first half
and the game was tied when he was injured. All five of Oklahoma's
losses were to Top 25 teams, including four losses by a total of 12 points:#12 BYU 14-13#19 Miami 21-20#2 Texas 16-13#14 Nebraska
10-3#21 Tx Tech 41-13Oklahoma ended the season shutting out
#25 Oklahoma State 27-0 and beating then #21 Stanford in the Sun Bowl.Oklahoma barely missed finishing #25 in the AP poll and finished #29 in the
Coaches poll:Final 2009 AP Poll#25 West Virginia 91 points#26 Oklahoma 90 points#27 Oregon St 89 pointsbtw, BYU's bowl
opponent, Oregon State finished #27 in both the AP and Coaches polls, after
being #16 in both polls before BYU destroyed the Beavers in the Las Vegas Bowl.
@ Ute trolls:4th and 28.
It'll be a good game!
The keys to this game are turnovers and if the BYU secondary can handle the TCU
pass game. Hopefully they will benefit from playing two pass-first teams in
their past two games. That should give them plenty of plays to look at and
hopefully the BYU defensive coaches will see just how many times teams threw
toward Eason and just how many times the balls were completed. Maybe, just
maybe, they can make a move to correct that. I would love to see a
BYU DB actually break up a pass, without PI, rather than have the WR make the
catch for 8 yards and then see them come with a big hit and jump up and start
screaming and jumping as if they just did something great. How about actually
preventing the gain in yardage?Let's go Cougs...RISE UP!
So Vegas... Let's not "Monkey" around here. Whom did you play as a
lawyer...Clarence Darrow...or William Jennings Bryan??? The rationale of your
pathetic "Evolutionary" analogy rides on the part. Regardless...Jimmy
loves having the Cougars come to his stadium...and wants this to be an annual
This will be the toughest game of the year, hands down.If we play
well, we can pull it off. I like Jake Heaps but feel more confident with #13
@vishnuSam Bradford played most of the game, before being injured against
BYU. BYU was competitive even when Bradford was still playing. With Bradford,
the '09 Sooners were a Top 10 team.The keys to a win against TCU are
turnovers and defense. We need to keep the turnover margin at 0 or in the plus
category for the Cougars. And our defense needs to have their best game of the
year. TCU's offense is not in rebuilding mode after losing Dalton, they simply
reloaded and are a high powered offense. We must keep them below their average.
If we keep them in the 20's, we have a good chance at winning.Prediction: BYU - 27, TCU - 24I'm surprised the odds makers have
the Frogs as 13 point favorites. If I were a betting man, I'd take that bet.
I am not a Ute troll. I'm a died in the wool BYU fan. The Cougars will be in
deep du du at Cowboys Stadium on Friday night. TCU could phone this game in;
but won't. They will blitz the Cougars big time. Oklahoma was extremely
overrated in that last Cougar victory. This is 2011. As I have already
mentioned in a previous message board item, the Cougars are struggling
offensively and defensively, and don't have the horses in this one. I see the
score something like 45-20, TCU, best case scenario. Not enough thugs on the
Cougar squad to pull this one out. Sorry Cougar fans. I have to tell it like
" .....when the Cougars upset then-No. 3 Oklahoma, 14-13, in the first
collegiate game played at the new $1.2 billion, 3-million-square-foot domed
Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, before a crowd of 75,437 and a national
television audience on ESPN. The improbable victory sent shock waves through the
college football world."This was only one of many
"improbable" wins over the years by the Cougars. The ute trolls can't
stand it. And Johnny Harline is still open.Go Beavers!!
Dear Vishnu: The Oklahoma quarterback went down because of BYU!!!!
TCU's team speed will once again be a problem for our secondary which is
susceptible (sp?) to the long ball. I feel good about the front 7 but I still
cringe when I see speedy recievers running free in the deep. We really need to
clean that up.
Remember that same OU team ended up at 8-5 and were not ranked. It was a nice
win but once the QB went down it was not a good OU team. Now if you would have
won with Bradford in at QB that would be different.
Beating OU of 09' is a lot more difficult than beating this year's TCU.
VegasJealous much?Attorneys are a scourge to our nation. Good
analagy between you and them. Bad to compare the Cougars to them. They have
played exactly one time in the Cowboys stadium and they have won exactly one
time in Cowboys stadium, against the #3 team in the country. I think you
should have been in bed by 9:30 last night.
See folks, there really are wonderful advantages to football independance! What
other team from Utah can have the experience of playing in this venue?
Most folks post to make a valid point. Others post silly nonsense and think
they've made a point. Even so, here's hoping the Cougs will have a repeat of
their previous "winning experience" at Cowboy Stadium.To
make it two wins in a row in Cowboy Stadium against those tough Horned Frogs is
no easy task of course. But, I don't believe it's impossible. Go
As was mentioned, it will be important for the Cougars to focus on their play
and not the distraction of the venue...go Cougs, focus on playing hard,
celebrate,after the game is over, not at any point during the game.
>I'm going to go get a job as an attorney because I obviously have
experience, having played one once in a play.Very poor analogy. Now,
if you had actually won a court case against an elite team of attorneys that
were expected to roll over you, then you would have a relevant analogy.Best of luck in your future endeavors.
"Cougars have experience winning at Cowboys Stadium"Ha! 1
game, that's a good one.I'm going to go get a job as an attorney
because I obviously have experience, having played one once in a play.