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Published: Wednesday, Dec. 21 2011 8:00 p.m. MST

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rock springs, wy

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.

Tom in CA
Vallejo, CA

i bet utah could beat the cougars if they were playing them tonight. especially now since they have gotten a lot better.

N. Las Vegas, NV

I say Weber State by 16.

Tooele, UT


rock springs, wy

Tom in CA

Your 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.

Salt Lake City, UT

Tom in CA
Heady 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.

There You Go Again
Saint George, UT


You have been punked by a big BYU fan.

The day will never come when 'Tom in CA' ever roots for the UTES.

Lynchburg, VA


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!

Long Time Ute

All but One, cougar fans disgusting it must be 20-1 who gets the DN

Cedar Hills, UT

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.

Riverton Cougar
Riverton, Utah

"I watched the BYU game, and they absolutely physically beat the heck out of BYU." -Rahe

Yeah, the referees are supposed to call a foul when that happens, just so you know.

JD Tractor
Iowa City, IA

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.

Holladay, UT

"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?

Farmington, UT

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.

Highland, UT

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.


Iowa City, IA

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!

Layton, Utah

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.

Orem, UT


"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 OT
LOST at home Colorado(3-9)

After the BYU-Utah game

BYU 8-1, their only loss to #18 TCU(11-2) on the road

Utah 5-4, LOST to #98 Colorado(3-10) AT HOME

Holladay, UT


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.

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