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Published: Saturday, Nov. 5 2011 10:20 p.m. MDT

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gdog3finally
West Jordan, Utah

3 more for 8-4. UCLA is coming on. Let's get it pumped up next Saturday.

International Cougar Fan
Tacoma, WA

It's too bad the game wasn't televised out here.

CaliforniaCougar
Lake Elsinore, CA

2-4 in the Pac 12.

The Utes had a better shot at the Las Vegas Bowl in the Mountain West, which was time and time again unreachable.

So. Cal Reader
Escondido, CA

Coming from a Cougs fan, a hearty congrats on a well played game. This was a big win for you guys. Well done.

Lone Star Cougar
Plano, TX

Congratulations to the Utes! Glad you won the game.

bentheute
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

ok stay with me here people. utes win out and end up 8-4 and 3 wins in the south. having beat UCLA they too will only have 3 wins in the south (assuming they beat colorado and lose to USC). THEN ASU loses out because they play like they did last night...3 way tie in the south...UTES have the better record and go to the championship game. improbable-yes. impossible-no!

BigB
Pleasantville, NJ

Good solid effort by all phases. Hays has progressed. Special teams were special. The stats were skewed by the garbage time offense by UA. GO UTES!
UCLA is next. Keep on choppin'!

Rydub
LEHI, UT

Out where? most locals got it on KJAZZ.

UtahManDan
Providence, UT

This was a fun game to watch! Utah came up with some huge plays on offense, defense, and special teams.

Utah haters have tried to spin this victory as insignificant and meaningless but it's not. Arizona is better than their record suggests. And with the adversity that Utah has seen with injuries and shooting themselves in the foot with turnovers, this game was big.

Who am I sir?
Cottonwood Heights, UT

A tale of two cities.

Salt Lake City - UCLA visiting this week. PAC-12 conference. Possible 8-4 season with 3 lossess to Top 25 teams. Although it isn't "the best of times" (two undefeated seasons in last 10 years; 2 BCS bowl wins; beating Alabama in the Sugar Bowl: etc.) it is a Very Good Year.

Provo - Idaho visiting. "Nuff said!"

SoonerUte
Salt Lake City, UT

"The Utes had a better shot at the Las Vegas Bowl in the Mountain West, which was time and time again unreachable."

The MWC Utes had commitments to the Fiesta and Sugar bowl. The Las Vegas Bowl was equally "unreachable" for TCU, and it looks like it will be "unreachable" for Boise State this year.

SportsFan
Orem, UT

bentheute

"ASU loses out because they play like they did last night"

Wishful thinking. ASU lost to UCLA(5-4) on the road. They're not going to lose to Arizona(2-7) at home.

Besides, UCLA is now in the driver's seat and the Bruins just beat the team that destroyed the Utes 35-14 in RES.

bonemovies
Cedar City, UT

Hey, Utah State won! Sure glad the Utes didn't have to play them this year. Nuff said! UCLA game should be interesting. This contest will show if Utah has pulled all phases of their game together, finally.

RunninUte
Salt Lake City, UT

It's not likely at all but for Utah to go to the PAC-12 championship, they need to win out, Arizona St. needs to lose to Arizona and California and UCLA needs to lose to Utah and USC.

Arizona St. will probably not implode like that but UCLA losing to Utah and USC could easily happen. With that, Utes would just need to win out and they'd get to the Sun Bowl.

Even if Utah loses to UCLA they will still go to the Las Vegas Bowl. Not bad considering they started 0-4 in conference play.

bentheute
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

SportsFan

and we just rolled over a team that DESTROYED UCLA...parody in the pac 12 is the key to its competitiveness. i said improbable, but also arizona st has to play a competitive CAL team and Washington St. Plus colorado cant lost EVERY game. but like i said, whatever...unlikely. the chance that it COULD happen though makes this season at least interesting.

TheTruth801
SLC, UT

at bebtheute: UCLA just beat ASU..just sayin'

rogerdpack2
Orem, UT

congrats to the Utes.

midpacmajor
Salt Lake City, Utah

bentheute

"parody in the pac 12 is the key to its competitiveness."

lol, talk of the "competitiveness" of the PAC 12 is quite a spoof.

The only reason Utah fans are so confident that Utah can win at least one of their last three games to become bowl eligible is because Utah's new "rival", #130 Colorado, is one of the worst teams in the country (there are 25 D1-AA ranked ahead of the Buffs) and Washington State isn't a whole lot better.

#87 Utah State
#93 Oregon State
#94 Washington State
#126 New Mexico State
#130 Colorado
#135 Idaho

The dregs of the PAC 12 would fit right in with the dregs of WAC.

Bleed Crimson
Sandy, Utah

@ CaliforniaCougar

"The Utes had a better shot at the Las Vegas Bowl in the Mountain West, which was time and time again unreachable".

When Utah wins Mountain West Conference Titles they play in BCS Bowl Games. When BYU wins Mountain West Conference Titles they play in Vegas. I don't know why you Cougar fans take pride in the Las Vegas Bowl.... Oh wait, I do know! The Las Vegas Bowl is BYU's modern day Holiday Bowl. But, being Independent you don't get to play in your most coveted bowl game anymore because of your contracts with the Helicopter Bowl and the Kraft's Macaroni and Cheese Bowl. lol.

Hang in there Band of Little Brothers!

ute alumni
Tengoku, UT

does this mean that the utes are going to the rose bowl?

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