Interesting headline. The Utes are "resurgent" after barely beating,
on their home court, two of the worst teams in the country. That resurgence will
be short-lived when they play a very good Weber State team in Ogden. The mighty
PAC12 doesn't seem to have much this year but the Utes probably won't be
resurgent there either.
i bet utah could beat the cougars if they were playing them tonight. especially
now since they have gotten a lot better.
I say Weber State by 16.
Tom in CAYour loyalty to your team is laudable, but it is safe to
say that Utah wouldn't beat BYU if they played tonight--or any other night. Utah
might not beat anybody else this year. But keep cheering for your team. They
will eventually get better.
Tom in CAHeady comment, even though it's offered in jest. The utes could
outscore (in the second half) BYU if someone kidnapped the entire Cougar team
including their equipment manager at half time.
gchrisYou have been punked by a big BYU fan.The day will
never come when 'Tom in CA' ever roots for the UTES.
gchris:Dude, it's sarcasm. And it's kind of obvious, haha. But go
Utes, surprise a lot of people, including me! I would love to see a win against
a team who really is better than us. Come on upset!
All but One, cougar fans disgusting it must be 20-1 who gets the DN
I'm feeling really confident about this game! Ok maybe not, but i had to throw
in some sarcasm for fun since many on this board can't catch it.I do
see much more of a team effort on D from the group but that won't do much if you
can't make a consistent shot. We need more shooters! I know, I know they are
coming but it is really frustrating to watch.Go Utes! Keep your
heads up and keep working.
"I watched the BYU game, and they absolutely physically beat the heck out
of BYU." -RaheYeah, the referees are supposed to call a foul
when that happens, just so you know.
Go Wilcats!! Utah has cut you and USU out of their future. They won't play BYU
in November in football, they have isolated themselves from the state. They have
forgotten where they've come from. The "U" is now a sign of arrogance
as in, "We're to good for "U"." Give them a
sendoff Weber they'll never forget.
"Interesting headline. The Utes are "resurgent" after barely
beating, on their home court, two of the worst teams in the country."Is that kind of how byu fans thought their football was resurgent after
beating 7 or 8 of the worst teams in the nation after losing to the only decent
teams on the schedule? Is that the kind of resurgence you're talking about?
I found "Tom in CA's" comment interesting:"i bet utah
could beat the cougars if they were playing them tonight. especially now since
they have gotten a lot better." Even though he was 100%
sarcastic, it does sound pretty familiar. Anybody else know of another team in
the state that won a few games in a row against a few horrible teams and then
came back and thought they could beat their rival who slaughtered them earlier
in the season?
Portland and Idaho State are pretty pitiful teams. But since the Utes couldn't
beat the pitiful teams earlier in their schedule, let's call this progress.Utes will hang with Weber State for long stretches, but Utes have no
answer for Lilliard.All I want to see out of these Utes is effort,
hustle, and class. The wins will come.
Coach Rahe obviously has truth issues. Yes I know how the pre game coach speak
game is played but come on coach, you were really pouring it on thick there. I will say this, if utah does somehow beat weber st it will prove they
have improved plus it will also probably put ole wildcat and o-town in their
graves. That alone might make it worth seeing utah win. LOL!
I agree, "resurgent" is too strong. "Improving" would be
more DN-centric.Still, the Wildcats should win this one by 10-20
points. IF the Utes win (note I said IF---hypothetical here), then the Utes
would have the same record as Arizona State. Interesting.Go Utes!
Weber will smoke the "resurgent" Utesies, and the headline will read,
"Overhyped 2 win streak comes to an end for the resurgent Utes." If
they had just beaten a couple of legit teams then maybe there would be something
to talk about here.
KH"Is that the kind of resurgence you're talking
about?"It's a whole lot better than this kind of
"resurgence":LOST at home Washington(7-5)LOST at
home ASU(6-6)beat Pittsburgh(6-6)LOST to Cal(7-5)beat
OSU(3-9)beat Arizona(4-8)beat UCLA(6-7)barely beat WSU(4-8) in
OTLOST at home Colorado(3-9)After the BYU-Utah gameBYU 8-1, their only loss to #18 TCU(11-2) on the roadUtah 5-4,
LOST to #98 Colorado(3-10) AT HOME
SportsFan,You made my point exactly. After the Utes embarrassed byu
on their home field 54-10, byu went 8-1, losing to the only good team left on
the schedule. The other 8 were some of the worst teams in the nation. Thank
you for reinforcing the point I made in my earlier post. By the
way, it's funny how all you byu fans stand behind Colorado as if you're all
buffalo fans. Probably because after the 44 point loss to Utah you have nothing
else to smack talk about. That must sting.
@khYou do realize BEATING "some of the worst teams in the
nation" is better than LOSING to what might be the worst team in the nation
KHBYU moved on from their embarrassing loss to Utah to play well
enough to be ranked just outside the Top 25 by season's end.Utah, on
the other hand, stunk it up the rest of the season, proving that their win at
BYU was nothing but a seven-turnover gifted fluke. Minimize it all you want to,
but the Utes are one of only 3 or 4 teams in the country that have lost to two
or more 10-loss teams during the last 5 years:UNLV(2-10)Colo(3-10)
You guys just can't accept that you lost to Utah can you? Calling it a fluke?
Please. Anyone that watched that game saw that Utah dominated from start to
finish. The scoreboard says so. Sportsfan, do you really believe
that byu deserves to be ranked just outside the top 25 as you stated? Their
best win was over Utah State. Everyone knows that Utah played a
tougher schedule. Can you imagine what byu's record might be if they played
Utah's schedule after getting beat by Utah by 44 points? They might have won 3
or 4 games all year. Of course nobody can know for sure but if they were no
match for Utah than they certainly would have been no match for the PAC 12.
"proving that their win at BYU was nothing but a seven-turnover gifted
fluke."You can always count on a byu fan to discredit a byu
loss and a Utah win, even when Utah won by 44. "You do realize
BEATING "some of the worst teams in the nation" is better than LOSING
to what might be the worst team in the nation don't you?"I
admit it. The Colorado loss was a terrible loss. It was by far the worst loss
of the season because Colorado isn't very good at all. But at the end of the
season, I look back and I'm glad that Utah played in the PAC 12 even though it
was a shaky season instead of playing the kind of teams byu played. New Mexico
St., Idaho, Idaho St., etc. 54-10 still hurts doesn't it
@khNo, it doesn't. I get over them rather quickly. Yes I would have
prefered to win, or even to lose by a whole lot less, but I'm not suffering over
it. I've played, coached and watched enough sports that I don't hang onto the
losses for long, you just can't do it or else you would be miserable all the
time plus if a guy is going to read these comment boards and he can't put a loss
behind him then it would be extremely tough to read (54-10) or (17-14) or
(Jimmer for 49) or whatever over and over again. So no it really
doesn't, you guys can keep posting it all you want but it doesn't bother me any.
There are some other BYU fans around here that hae seeing it so you can use that
as your motivation I suppose.
khYou've misread the tea leaves; BYU's meltdown against Utah has
long since been forgotten by the vast majority of BYU fans.Frankly
it wasn't that big a deal, especially when it was more the result of BYU
shooting themselves in the foot, time after time after time, than anything
special Utah did.The only reason Utah fans are still obsessed with
it is because that was the highlight of your otherwise dismal season. You had
the easiest road to the PAC 12 title game that the Utes will ever have, and U
failed miserably. That's what really hurts, and U know it.