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Published: Tuesday, Oct. 25 2011 9:46 p.m. MDT

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Vegas
Las Vegas, NV

"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.

Bastiatarian
TUCSON, AZ

>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.

DRay
Roy, UT

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.

thebigsamoan
Richmond, VA

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 Cougs!

Mountanman
Hayden, ID

See folks, there really are wonderful advantages to football independance! What other team from Utah can have the experience of playing in this venue?

TJ
Eagle Mountain, UT

Vegas
Jealous 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.

WON84
PLANO, TX

Beating OU of 09' is a lot more difficult than beating this year's TCU.

vishnu
Spanish Fork, UT

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.

Coach Biff
Lehi, UT

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.

Cats
Somewhere in Time, UT

Dear Vishnu: The Oklahoma quarterback went down because of BYU!!!!

Tom in CA
Vallejo, CA

" .....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!!

Anonymous Infinity
American Fork, UT

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 it is.

CougFaninTX
Frisco, TX

@vishnu
Sam 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 - 24

I'm surprised the odds makers have the Frogs as 13 point favorites. If I were a betting man, I'd take that bet.

BleedCougarBlue
Enid, OK

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 starting.

GO COUGARS!!

Where's Stockton ???
Bowling Green, OH

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 event.

Runner
Chandler, AZ

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!

Johnny Triumph
American Fork, UT

It'll be a good game!

newintown
WOODS CROSS, UT

@ Ute trolls:

4th and 28.

deductive reasoning
Arlington, VA

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 41-13

Oklahoma 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 points

btw, 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.

54-10
Salt Lake City, UT

and the Cougs quit.

ouch.

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