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Published: Wednesday, Dec. 28 2011 7:52 p.m. MST

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Mildred in Fillmore
Salt Lake City, UT

JJ would have a 1,000 yard rushing year if given enough carries.

cougarNV
Las Vegas, NV

I'm hoping for a 100 yard rushing day from JJ. If that happens, Cougars win for sure.

Go Cougars!!!!

Jenny83
OGDEN, UT

JJ has 546 yards and 3 touch downs on the season
John White (Utah) has 1,404 yards and 14 touch downs on the seson

Jenny83
OGDEN, UT

JJ 546 yards 3 touchdowns
John white 1,404 yards 14 touchdowns

USNGary
South Jordan, UT

how many more carries does he have than jj?

Cougar Claws
Lindon, UT

Re: Jenny83

John White IV also has 50 carries per game.

Cougar Claws
Lindon, UT

Also I hope Mckay Jacobsen can use his speed and catch some deep passes. This is his last game too.

Go Cougs!

AK Cougar
Palmer, AK

The article is about BYU football. Why the obsession?

JJ can and will carry a bunch in this game. BYU needs to control the tempo and with long scoring drives which includes the run will be able to do so. BYU's defense will be better than most schools that Tulsa has played. Good running game makes the passing game all the more significant.

Go Cougars.

Pipes
Salt Lake City, UT

I just hope he will hold on to the football. He has to be near holding the record for fumbles from a BYU running back.

IndeMak
South Jordan, UT

So what you are saying is that JJ wasn't ready to step up before now?

DC
Alexandria, VA

What does John White have to do with this article?

"But, but, look at us! Please, someone care about our team!"

TJ
Eagle Mountain, UT

jenny83
White averaged 3.2 yards per carry
DiLuigi averaged 3.3 yards per carry

The difference was that BYU atually has 4 D1 running backs where Utah has 1 1/2

Robert Turbin at USU had more yards than White on 62 fewer carries this season and he split time with two other very good running backs.
If he had gotten the number of carries that White did, he would have gotten close to 2,000 yds.

DiLuigi would have gotten about 50 yards more than White with the same number of carries.

White is a good running back but the fact remains that he got the bulk of his yards against very weak teams.

2BCSWINS
West of I15, UT

@TJ
"White is a good running back but the fact remains that he got the bulk of his yards against very weak teams."

The 4 "D1" RB's at the Y as you call them, did nothing against Utah or Texas. So the fact remains all of the yards, TD's, etc for Y RB's came against the weakest teams in the country.

Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

Are backs our way better than anyone else's. JJ would have a bunch of yards if he played anywhere else.

Whoa Nellie
American Fork, UT

Three girls on here obsessed with the boys in blue. Jenny, Mildred and 2 sheets to the wind BCS babe must have little woman syndrome.

TJ
Eagle Mountain, UT

2BSwins;
The point is that although White is a solid running back, any of your obsessions RB's would likely have done as well or better had they been the only RB at Utah or if they had the same number of carries at their schools. Although White was by far, the best(just about only) RB at Utah, he is not even the best D1 RB in the state of Utah.

Y Grad / Y Dad
Richland, WA

2BCSWINS | 8:31 a.m. Dec. 29, 2011
West Of I15, UT

"The 4 "D1" RB's at the Y as you call them, did nothing against Utah or Texas. So the fact remains all of the yards, TD's, etc for Y RB's came against the weakest teams in the country."

I hate to disagree with you, but we didn't play Colorado or Washington State...

Y Grad / Y Dad
Richland, WA

2BCSWINS | 8:31 a.m. Dec. 29, 2011
West Of I15, UT

"The 4 "D1" RB's at the Y as you call them, did nothing against Utah or Texas. So the fact remains all of the yards, TD's, etc for Y RB's came against the weakest teams in the country."

But we DID play Oregon State (there), same as you (@ RES). And I already demonstrated previously that in that one, apples to apples comparison, our four were nearly identical to your one.

A u fan pointed out that JW4 broke the longest run (60 yards I believe) which I must humbly acknowlege. However, that just means that otherwise, his yards per carry were actually less.

cougarNV
Las Vegas, NV

Thank you for your reason and points Y Grad/ Y Dad.

Though I have not looked up the stats, I would be interested to see how JJ's Receptions yards and catches compares to Mr. Whites.

No Disrespect to the Utah RB, But I'd be surprised if his Yards Per Catch ave. is better than JJ's.

Go Cougars!!!!!

stampederus
Ephraim, UT

So Jenny 83, what is your point? JJ is playing in this game, John White is not. If I am interested in John White stats,I will visit Utah Utes websites and links. When one visits Utes websites/links, you'll find only a handful of comments from their fans. However, when one visits BYU websites/links you find many Utes fans commenting - mostly negative. What a sad lot!

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