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With help, Utah can still reach the title game

Published: Monday, Nov. 21 2011 8:07 p.m. MST

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Henry Drummond
San Jose, CA

Rumble in the Rockies? Oh Please! Until Colorado gets its act together its going to be more like Buffalo target practice.

StGtoSLC
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

White also leads in rushing yards, and Black also leads in interception return yardage. Not only does Black lead the conference in that category, but the nation. Ute standouts having a much better season than anyone could have predicted. Happy Birthday, Coach!

Mike Johnson
Stafford, VA

Black and White--both key ingredients in Utah's success.

gdog3finally
West Jordan, Utah

Contender.

PACute_
Salt Lake City, Utah

Rumble in the Rockies? gag, More like Fumble in the Rockies?

The ancient rivalry between Utah and Colorado died over half a century ago.

The supposed "biggest game of the season" is less than four days away and the silence between Utah and Colorado fans is deafening.

thebigsamoan
Richmond, VA

After watching both teams perform during the season, I think this one is going to be a cake walk for the Utes. It won't even be close. Go Utes!...from a die hard Cougar fan!

Veracity
Morgan, UT

It is easy to stand tall when everyone around you falls down...this just shows how weak the PAC 12 is...a team with 4 conference losses could be in the Rose Bowl...wow, what a draw.

sports fan
Provo, UT

I'll tell ya what would start a rivalry, if we fall asleep for this game and let Colorado beat us out of a Conference Championship game and a bid to the Alamo Bowl, in our beloved Rice-Eccles Stadium.we would come back for blood next year. lets treat this as the biggest game of the year. it sure is for me, i cant wait for this weekend to come!

MiP
Iowa City, IA

Well then, let's get readuy to rumble!

Go Utes!

Cowboy Dude
SAINT GEORGE, UT

Vearcity; to get in the Rose Bowl you still have to get past Oregon. So, the bowl is not a draw.
Utah beats up everyone in the MWC except TCU - Shows how weak the conference is. The PAC-12 South looks evenly matched - shows how weak the conference is.
What does a strong conference look like to you?
Arizona would be more evenly matched too if they didn't have Stanford AND Oregon on their schedule.
Utah lost to USC by a blocked field goal in the Coliseum and USC beats Oregon. Seems like a better conference than the bottom tier WAC schools.

BigUtahFan
BOUNTIFUL, UT

@Falsity

Are you just a little bitter? Utah would have to beat a 10th ranked team who beat a 4th ranked team to get to the Rose Bowl. That would be a pretty amazing accomplishment.

Since you love posting on Utah articles, I'm sure you would watch the entire game, so it's a pretty big draw for you.

Dutchman
Murray, UT

The Ute faithful see it as a big game. As of today only a few hundred single tickets remain to be sold. I predict another sell out in RES. Great to be in a storied conference where we have something to play for in late November. Loving it!

Razzle2
Bluffdale, UT

Hey, it's Colorado! Former Big 10 powerhouse. A huge school. A BCS team with a live Buffalo. Let's not get over inflated about what could happen post season. Let's get excited about Friday and finish with a winning season in the PAC.
Go Utes!

Itchy
Lehi, UT

This game should be an easy win for Utah since Colorado is by far the worst team they've faced all year. What an exciting end to the season. Go Utah! (and Go California & USC too!)

Old ball coach
Sandy, UT

Oh please...the best team in the conference is USC...Utah is 5th or 6th! Just as itchy stated...Utah has to wait for California and USC to take care of buisness in order for the "PRETENDERS" to play for the title.

Better hope ASU doesn't get it done, cause its your last chance....SC rules the South from this year out!

Go Trojans!

StGtoSLC
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

Veracity, the media tends to disagree with your argument. They consider the Pac 12 to be the 3rd strongest conference in the nation. The WAC, however, is rated 11th... out of 11. Can we please put to rest these myths that the non-top-tier Pac schools are on the same level as anyone in the WAC?

JDS1
St George, UT

Lets face it, Utah lucked out by having a very favorable schedule. The fact is they didn't have to play Oregon or Stanford, instead got Wash St and Oregon St, not to mention USC being penalized. Sorry, but Utah isn't that good and will be fortunate to find itself in the big Las Vegas bowl.

motorbike
Cottonwood Heights, UT

While the luster's certainly not there this year, this rivalry with Colorado will develop over time...I have no doubt.
After all, their National Championship was 6 years more recent than the team down south.
Rumble In The Rockies sure sounds better than The Deseret Dual.

JustTheTruthMan
bountiful, ut

Rumble in the rockies is a far cry better than the honey bee duel. Isn't the reality that when the Utes got rid of or Fassell resigned that their from 'pretenders to contenders' transformation officially took flight? Wasn't Ron MAC the beginning of the marvelous ascension towards greatness that has been witnessed here since the early 90's?

What media considers the Pac-12 to be the third best? How can this be with only 3 in the top 10 (let alone top 25) and the bottom half (top 10) at that? Clearly the ACC, Big X Big XII and SEC are far cries better than the pac-12 by any reality drinking observer of life.

Mormon Ute
Kaysville, UT

I will agree that our schedule (not having to play Stanford or Oregon) combined with USC's probation are keys to the chance we have before us, but just like injuries and bad calls by the officials you have to play the hand you're dealt. So all of you who are whining about our schedule and USC's situation are just whiners. Since many of you are BYU fans, lets look are your team this year. Do you really think you'd have the same number of wins right now, if you schedule had included Notre Dame, Boise State, USC, Stanford or Oregon? I don't think so.

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