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Published: Sunday, Nov. 13 2011 7:00 p.m. MST

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Farmington, UT

The Utes have a chance: FAT chance, as they say. Look for them in Vegas, El Paso or Albuquerque...no where else this year.

sports fan
Provo, UT

Im expecting a sun bowl or better, with a better record than asu and a win and better record than ucla I would expect an invitation to el paso before either of those schools.

Fallon, NV

After leaving Pullman with a loss this will mean nothing. Enjoy the New Mexico Bowl Ute fan. The irony will be delicious.

Salt Lake City, UT

The Utes have been feasting on these very bad PAC-12 opponents. If there ever was a more over hyped schedule in the history of the state it is this PAC-12 season. There is not a single team outside of USC, which is not eligible that is anything, but very mediocre at best. Nice that the coaching staff, which also seemed intimidated has settled down realized these opponents are paper tigers and begun to get their players to play within their capabilities. It may be a little late, but with very winnable games in the next two weeks, and the poor play of UCLA and ASU, it could be a great finish for this team. As for UCLA, my goodness, they could not get a play off without a penalty the whole game.

Magna, UT

The Utes have a great chance of finishing 8-4 which is where most of the local prognosticators had them picked before the season started. Considering the challenges they have had with injuries, Ute fans have to be very pleased. This team has real heart. Imagine what we could do with a really good QB!

The coaching has been phenomonal! UCLA fans have to be kicking themselves over the fact that we got Chow and they kept Neuheisel.

It's a great time to be a Ute!


Utah is 5th in the PAC 12 power rankings this week! Not that it means anything, but some respect from the PAC 12 analysts is always good

Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

@ wardu: Who played in the NM Bowl last year?

Lifelong Ute
Salt Lake City, UT

Like I said, ASU is in a downfall. Utah is on a serious rise.

Just one game back from a three way tie with UCLA, Utah, and ASU. I heard after that it goes to best BCS ranking. The way Utah is finishing and the way ASU is finishing Utah will have the lead. An Oregon Utah title game would be incredible. Our defense if the best in the pac 12 and their offense is the best. Epic match!

Sandy, Ut

Proud of how the Utes have bounced back!!! It sure is fun watching them play in the PAC 12!!!

Salt Lake City, UT

It would have been easy for the Utes to pack it up for the season. Congrats to the players and Whittingham for pulling this season out of the fire. A Sun Bowl Appearance wouldn't be so bad...better than what they would have had in the MWC.

At this point, it seems best for Utah fans to place their hopes on an 8 win regular season. The chances seem so slim for a spot in the PAC-12 championship (though that would be cool).

pittsburgh Ute
West Jordan, Utah

This team has really come together in the last few weeks. Tough losses to start the season like USC and than big losses against good teams like ASU hurt. I dont know if huge wins against mediocre teams like bYu and UCLA will get us into a good bowl game. This year is a good building year and it should help recruiting for years to come.

Pocatello, ID

The Utes have shown a lot of resiliency to bounce back from some bad losses this year.

5-4 in the PAC-12 will be very respectable.

To the BYU fans who just can't help themselves just remember 54-10. That is the only score that matters between Utah and BYU this year and you know it. No matter what you say, how you spin it, or what happens to either team from here on, you got crushed head to head 54-10.

Sandy, UT

Congrats to the Utes on a great game! They played great in all aspects of the game. Hope they continue to finish strong. Go Utes!


Thanks for Chow, Ucla!


The bitterness from down south is strong. First 4 posts are all anti-Ute posts. Hilarious!

It's weird that Utah even has a chance to play in the CCG. I don't see ASU faltering though. There is a lot parity in the PAC12. Man, this season is fun! It's great to be in this conference. Good games every week. Can't wait to watch Utah dismantle WSU.


Layton, UT

No matter what the haters down south try to spin up the PAC12 has eleven teams with huge resources and access to top shelf talent. The fact that Utah is the first (again) team to make the transition from mid-major to a true elite conference with one hand tied behind their back (finances and injuries) and do it successfully can't be dismissed. Players, coaches, administrators all deserve a ton of credit. Finish the regular season strong and let the bowls fall where they may. Go UTES!

Salt Lake City, UT

"Although he declined to say it was magic or anything like it, the Utes have played with more "emotion and passion" since the flat showing against Cal.

Utah's offense hasn't had a turnover since."

I believe Utah's offense lost a fumble against Oregon St.

Sandy, UT

As my friends and I were at Rice-Eccles watching the game on Saturday we were talking about how nice it was for the Utes to be playing teams like Washington, Arizona St., Oregon St.,UCLA and Colorado every week (and that's just the home schedule). The days of UNLV, Wyoming, New Mexico, CSU all distant memories. Life in the Pac-12 is all it was cracked up to be. Even at 6-4(3-4. GO UTES.

Mormon Ute
Kaysville, UT

Being a Ute fan is fun again. The team will have to be on top of their game again this week in Pullman and I think they will be. We're seeing some respect from the national media now and a couple more wins will keep that momentum going.

Kosta Fesenko
Chicken McNuggetville, UT

Gotta finish the season strong. As much as I appreciate the bold predictions of New Mexico or Kraft from our friends down south (odd, they were convinced that we would be 4-8 with no bowl game.... what happened?), if we win out, the Vegas Bowl is the minimum with the Sun likely and the holiday a possibility.

But first things first, let's not get ahead of ourselves (see: BYU, preseason national champions every year since 1984). Let's focus on the Red cougars and take them down hard this week.

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