the title of your post was completely misleading! peaked too soon? Lost at a
good time? When you are trying to bust the bcs, you cant lose at a good time!
Especially to a conference opponent who now sits atop the standings! And at
least byu has some glory days? You mean 1984 right? What mwc team has done
what byu is trying to do (not to mention doing it this decade)? I'd say Utah
has some glory days, and guess what, the entire utah team was ALIVE when it
happened, and some were in uniform! Next time begin the title of your post with
"in" and save us the disappointment of thinking we would be reading a quality
The best thing for BYU is for UTAH to Beat TCU and BYU. For Utah to get into
the BCS they need to be undeafeated, if not, the node will go to Boise State.
So BYU fans trade in your Blue for RED and rout for UTAH, it is in your best
interest and in the best interest of the conference.
HA!HA!HA! I love it!! I expect that we will be able to say that more come
I agree completely!!
BYU lost at a bad time. They would've been much better if they lost when TCU
did. TCU has only a few rankings to climb. BYU is so far back, that it is
extremely unlikely enough teams will lose for BYU to rise in the rankings enough
to qualify. By the way, great teams don't peak, they keep getting better.
Expect Utah to peak in the BCS bowl it will play in.
Anything is possible, but it would be extremely unlikely. TCU would have to
lose. Utah would be the likely candidate, but then 11/22 looks scary for you,
and less scary for us Ute fans. On top of that Tulsa, Boise State, and every
BCS school between BYU and #11 would have to lose out. If some of the schools
below #11 lose, then you might have some wiggle room, but they will probably
have to lose bad, or lose twice for them to drop below BYU. A non-BCS school
has to be in the top 12, or the winner of a conference has to be ranked 17 or
lower, and the non-BCS school has to be ranked higher. This is more likely.
The ACC and Big East need to keep losing to each other so that none of them are
ranked. This is really tough because there is an obvious BCS bias. Look at how
USC jumped in the polls when they beat Oregon, and Oregon is now unranked. You
won't see BYU or Utah jump up like that. The non-BCS schools need to be
perfect, or at least lose early like TCU.
I have 4 words for you...Hall to Sanders...OOPS!!
"The home field advantage is generally worth 3-6 points. I'm pretty sure Utah
won by more than 13 points."Huh? Did you do a study on that or
somethin? Seriously, you just pulled those numbers out of sumewhere unpleasant
I recall Ute Fans running their mouths about how "utah cant be stopped, they
have won 8 in row" and all that last year. Please Ute fans, continue to talk
now, because just like the last 2 years, the talk ends NOV. 22nd!Harline's still open, 4th and 18- You know the drill Ute fans. What will it be
this year? BJ throws a 99 yard pick to lose the game?
SOME of the BYU and Utah fans here are amazingly class-less. From the Utes
perspective: Who cares how BYU did if you are Utah fan? Why get so much
enjoyment over seeing our MWC teams fall? Dumb. I enjoy watching BYU fall . .
. WHEN THEY PLAY MY TEAM.I laugh when I read BYU fans saying how the
Utes identity depends on BYU . . . you are still referring back to 1984. What
have you done lately? Living in the past gets you nothing besides nothing in
the future. The "Quest" thing was a dumb marketing stunt. This defined success
too one dimensionally . . . by their own standard, BYU has already failed, BCS
bowl or not. One loss = failure . . . and this was not decided by a Ute, but by
BYU people.Bottom line is that we should be celebrating (although
BYU fans may not feel like it right now) that the MWC has 3 decent teams in the
Top 20.Utes: Stay focused, ignore the polls and keep improving.BYU: Get re-focused, get over the loss and win the rest of your games .
. . except the Utah game.
Interesting reaction by U fans. The U has a great winning streak, and their
reaction is a dig at BYU? I've never seen a similar sign at a BYU game, and
they've had several longer winning streaks. At the time, BYU had their minds on
a bigger prize, not their rival Utah. Now I live in AZ and I've never seen a
similar sign at an ASU or UofA game, and that rivalry is every bit as heated as
the U and BYU. U fans should mature up a bit and not act like their game
against BYU is a end all championship game every year.
Let's not get too overconfident. We could still lose a game or two if we're not
careful. Prepatre for one game at a time and everything will be fine.Utah 34 TDS
The home field advantage is generally worth 3-6 points. I'm pretty sure Utah won
by more than 13 points.
Actually, the BCS has no rule on the record. The team just needs to be in the
top 12. They can also get in if the BCS champion is not ranked 16 or better. I
would think that is quite plausible, but there is some serious BCS bias going
on. The ACC lost its two teams in the rankings, and three took their place.
South Florida and Pitt are getting a lot of credit for the Big East. I'm
betting OSU will show up for the PAC 10 soon.
Thanks. I'm happy to see another Y fan with some absolute class. I do expect
that BYU will get their BCS due some day. I just wished that their would be a
playoff, so that they could actually contend for a championship when that's a
possibility. I don't think the Utes are at that level, but they could get
there. I think the 2004 Utes were at that level, and got rooked.
Thanks. You show that there are some BYU fans that can show true class.
At "lease" BYU has some glory days eh? Tell me this then, overall who has the
most wins between the 2 teams? Isn't the U up by about 20? Hmmmm, that tells me
that we have plenty of glory days over the boo-gars.
At this point, I'd say the 2004 team was the better team. They would've won the
National Championship if there was a playoff. Auburn and Utah should've played
in the National Championship. USC and Oklahoma were overrated. Oklahoma more
so than USC since USC killed them. That said, it doesn't mean that this team
can't continue improving, and be a National Championship caliber team by the end
of the season. Peaking at the right time is very important, and Utah is
definitely showing progress in that area. I see Utah beating the ACC or Big
East champion easily. Heck, I think TCU and even BYU could win them. I think
Utah could beat Ohio State who would be the Rose Bowl fill-in for Penn State
since I see them playing for the National Championship. I also think we can
play and win USC or the SEC champion (Florida or Alabama). Florida lost to
Mississippi. Alabama had a close game against KY and against Mississippi. That
said, we have to keep improving, or we could easily lose to Ohio State, USC,
Alabama or FL if we play like we did at the beginning of the season.
You mean the offense actually clicked for the first time this season
against...CSU... not sure I'd hold that one up as a plus.
I'm not a betting man but I'm pretty sure TCU was looking way past CSU to their
matchup the week after. Whoops did I state the obvious.
I agree. I only want BYU to lose one more game, and that is against Utah! I
only want TCU to lose one more game as well!
it's funny...last week, most would say Utah offense better get their acts
together and play consistently. Now you said Utah peaks already?I
think we're just seeing what Utah is capable of on both sides --offense and
defense.Hopefully, with a week off before New Mexico, Utah can further
fine-tune its offense and prepare for both New Mexico as well as TCU since there
is a short week between NM game and TCU game. PLUS: Utah is not in any
kind of a "QUEST" here. Utah knows what's happened to BYU if it looks too far a
head to a BCS bowl.Can't wait for 11/6.SoCalUtahFan
I agree completely!
I agree. BYU losing didn't help us. I wanted Utah to knock off BYU at the very
end of the season. That said, it was good for TCU and the MWC. We now have
three ranked teams. A BYU win would've knocked TCU out of the rankings. They
should've been back in the rankings long ago. Now they are about where they
should be. I hope that Utah beats them. I'm pretty positive we can. I hope
they still stay ranked afterwards because they are probably one of the the top
15 teams in the nation who just happened to run into Oklahoma and Utah (I hope)
It is refreshing to see some quality Cougar fans out there. I have to admit
that I cheer you guys on when you're not playing us. Thanks for showing some
Now who is talking arrogant? The SEC is definitely in a down year. Florida
looks like they will win the SEC, and they lost to Mississippi. Alabama has had
two very close games. They almost lost to Mississippi and KY! LSU looked
pretty good until they played a decent team, and then Florida exposed that LSU
was overrated. Oh, and Georgia is also overrated. I expect them and Alabama to
lose to Florida. The National Championship will come down to Texas and Penn
State. I think the MWC champion can beat the ACC and Big East champions. I
also expect that they will beat Ohio State (Penn State's fill in at the Rose
Bowl), and probably USC. I think Florida would also go down.
I agree, the team needs to work on the penalties. That can cost us a close
game. They've been pretty clean the last few weeks. What happened this week?
Utah gets TCU at home also, so I think you could based on the fact that CSU, BYU
and Utah have the attitude advantage over TCU when at home. That said, TCU's QB
was out two games prior to the BYU game, so the TCU/CSU comparison is messed up
by that considerably.
You're smoking something! This Utah team learned the results of overconfidence
last year with UNLV. Yeah, you might see a little swagger, but it is nothing
compared to many Y fans who acted like BYU was National Championship caliber
this year! Please! Without much improvement, TCU, BYU and even Utah wouldn't
stand a prayer in a National Championship game. I do think we got rooked in
2004 as I think we were the best team then. We could still be if the team takes
it a game at a time, and keeps improving. Peaking at the right time is what it
is all about!
Think about those last two games. BYU won both in the last seconds. I think
Utah had the better team in 2006, and BYU had the better team in 2007. I think
we have the better team this year, and I think your luck has run out! Expect a
game more like 2004 or 2005 for score, and more like 2004 for end results (BCS
bowl for UTAH)!
Good point about being humble and taking it one game at a time. The Y fans sure
had a lot of crow to eat, what with not only talking about beating TCU and Utah,
but their BCS talk and even some National Championship talk! NM is scary.
They hurt us in 2003, and I think they were the ones that injured Brian Johnson
in 2005! I expect a win, but overconfidence will bite us if we allow it. TCU
should be the toughest game of the season. A win over TCU will make me feel
good about beating BYU, but if we get overconfident because of a TCU win, I'll
bet BYU beat us. One game at a time with the expectation that we can be beat by
each opponent if we are not careful! GO UTES!!
Don't get too smug Utes. New Mexico looms very large on the horizon after
playing BYU tough and trouncing San Diego. And they love to knock off Utah.
Initially I thought you were just talking about beating BYU, and I was going to
point out that we won in 2005. Then I realized you were talking about the
record at the time, and I agree, 2004 is the better analogy!
I like BYU, but I have to dispute that contention. TCU has one loss, and I
think they made it pretty apparent that they were the better team.
Unfortunately, Oklahoma beat theam, and they have one loss, so I would say that
Oklahoma is the best one loss team.
I love the red tie! Hope you get to wear it every week through the season, and
the Sunday after New Years! I think it would be too much to hope for the week
after that, but hey, with the right amount of upsets, it is possible. I just
wouldn't want it unless they are ready for that level. I would expect the Utes,
Boise State, TCU and BYU to be able to win the Big East champion, or the ACC
champion. I even think the PAC 10 champion or SEC champion looks winnable,
though, I think that would be in doubt a bit. Penn State, Texas or Oklahoma
look scary without a lot of improvement. KEEP IT UP UTAH! That said, forget
the BCS talk, and focus on NM. They have screwed things up in the past. 2003
comes to mind. I also think they were the team that put Brian out of commission
for many months! One game at a time!
BYU will beat a one loss Utah team in November. Utah is peaking too early and
BYU couldn't have lost at a better time. With 5 games left I would look for BYU
to win out and end up still in the top 12. Utah will drop at least one game
between now and the BYU game. Utah has had a gradual climb to their best game of
the season. They will have a major let down soon. It happens to most good teams.
BYU played great against UCLA and has had problems since. They will regroup this
week and the rest will be history... As for Cougar glory days.... At lease BYU
has some glory days.
cougs keep living the glory days. 1984 woo national championship? did they even
have the bcs system back then? i believe not!! so keep living it up because you
havent done anything in the past 10 yrs
11/22 could still be a winner to the BCS contest. If all non-BCS teams ahead of
BYU other than Utah lose and if BYU destroys teams and moves up the polls this
could still be a winner takes all game.But if a BYU win over an
undefeated Utah team still does not put BYU into a BCS game then I would prefer
Utah to the BCS and another solid 11-2 season for the Cougs.It all
depends on how far BYU falls in the polls and what teams like TCU and BSU do the
rest of the season.
Couldn't agree more. Gotta wonder about the psyche of your football fans when a
poster about BYU is involved in a game where BYU is not even there. I guess you
can only be a Utah fan if BYU doesn't do as well as the Utes.LOL!
All of you lame Utah fans act like the season is over now just because you beat
Colorado, and BYU lost to TCU. Get over your selves you still have a lot of
games left. And what is with the fans and that BYU poster they made, do you guys
ever just think about anything else different other than what BYU is doing? Utah
fans are truely the most pathetic ones!
my poll utah 12 tcu 15 byu 17
BYU fans don;t be jeolous just because your season is a waste,by your standards
don't worry the Las Vegas bowl will still have a spot for yoU. We will keep
taking it one day at a time.
Classy Fan 101--Todays lesson "Posting like a real football fan instead of a WWF
reject fan."If one has ragged on Coach Ludwig in 37 consecutive
postings, one should post the following this morning,.." "Great
game, Coach! Keep 'em coming!!"
Your right NM did score 70 points yesterday, even though it was at home. Since
they play Utah at home, and to score 70 against any one is a great job.But if you look at the stats, they did almost all of it on the ground. So for
those that say Utah's defence is weak in the secondary this is should be a good
sign. So I'm not saying Utah will win or lose the game, but that is at least one
thing in are favor after looking at the score of the game.
I also thought the play calling was consistent with a well thought out game plan
this week. With Johnson struggling in the past few games, I never understood why
Ludwig was making the calls he did. Saturday that changed for the most part. If
we get a big lead into the fourth, we'd love to see Louks get a shot at one
drive as if the game were close (i.e. a few passes mixed in with the runs). I'm
a little worried for next year and think we should take the opportunities when
they present themselves. Great game Utes on both sides of the ball.
Work on improving special teams play and cut down on the silly penalties and
we're as good as 12-0!!!GO UTES!!!
As a Ute fan I gotta say...there is a lot of football left to play. Let's not
start counting chicks before they are hatched (for once I agree with Craig
James).And be mindful. The Cougars are not a bad team because they
lost on Thursday. That game showed how tough TCU is and how BYU can falter on
the road. But RES isn't exactly "the road" for BYU. And the Utes get TCU on a
short week.So, while I say "Go Utes" it's better to stay humble
until the pie is served to you on a platter.This Week:BYU
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re: Serious question and answers to the question - re: Serious question
and the answers to that question - I think Utah has more weapons on offense this
year than in '04; they just aren't as consistent; that might be because the
offensive line was consistently better that year. As for the defense, I think
the interior part of the line was bigger and stronger than this year, but our
defensive ends are much better and our interior linemen are more athletic. Our
linebackers are much faster and I think we are deeper. As for the DBs, contrary
to a prior post, I think they usually cover quite well. The biggest problem is
when McCain gets fooled into coming up to support the run and then the QB throws
to his wide open man. Other than that, our DBs are fast, athletic and they
execute, for the most part. Dale is great in run support and pass coverage and
Sean Smith is so athletic with good size that he is deceptive with his coverage.
The crowning difference is King Louie - our punting and field-goal units are
much better because of Sakoda than the '04 team.
re: End of Season Predictions - if you think TCU is going to go undefeated in
the conference, who is there 2nd loss going to be against? Also, the BCS
mandates (as far as I have seen) that non-BCS schools must be undefeated which
means that TCU wouldn't qualify for a BCS bowl. I think you are wrong anyway,
Utah is the most balanced team in the conference and would compare favorably to
many big-time programs with all of their weapons on offense - they just need to
execute - which is questionable on any give Saturday until we see some
People forget that TCU played CSU in the altitude in a cold and sloppy stadium.
Check the weather and game summary. Very different then a smoldering low
altitude Texas stadium. No excuses, but the 13-7 win over CSU was plagued from
the beginning. CSU at TCU = blowout.The same goes for Utah. Every
hard game they have is at home, Ok state, TCU, BYU. The Utes should be praising
their scheduler...it couldn't have been easier.
Great game Utah. I hope you make it to the BCS. I for one am supporting you. It
would be nice to see Boise and Utah make it, win and change things. Good Luck.
BYU will.... some year. Go Big BLUE.
Don't count out OSU. May be it's the team that qualifies for Rose Bowl and
not USC. Remember they defeated USC, so I think if both finish tied, OSU will go
to Rose Bowl. Ofcourse, USC will go to other BCS bowl.
Now that's a cougar fan who is not afraid to have and show his/her logical
mind.I like that.SoCalUtahFan
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I hate to say it but I think the utes will be in a major BCS bowl on Jan 1st.
They are looking unbeatable! KW has them in prime comdidtion.Still, the Y will give them a test on Nov 22.
The Utes are mighty and strong. The Cougars have no chance against them. Just
record the victory now over BYU and enjoy 9-0 right now. The mighty Utes shall
conquer all. We kneel before you and praise your goodness and superiority. Oh,
and remember, when they flush the world it will go down through Rice Eccles
Good game, good two games - unfortunately against teams that the Utes should
beat. But that is improvement from last year. UNM and TCU looked
very similar and exceptional in their recent wins over UNLV and BYU. Very
athletic and well coached. The Ute coaches are looking at the film and seeing
broad based attacks - much like Utahs - no real stars - everybody touches the
ball. These two next games give scare me, but I'll bet they will be
entertaining. BYU was laid bare and one dimensional against TCU's rush defense
- will be interesting to see BYU over the next three games prior to AFA and Utah
to close. I'll be at the BYU-AFA game.Now we have a BYU team who's
gone to ground, a little humble, probably a little meaner, and more focused.
The Utes are the team to talk about - a cautionary tale - up against UNM and TCU
both who have had good luck busting the Utes bubble in the past. Should see what both the Utes and Cougars are made of before they meet in
Well, it looks like the Utes all had their magical "Quest for Perfection" coins
with them- magic definitely happened yesterday. I think Austin Collie
accidentally left his in Provo when byu went to Texas. I'm glad the Utes are
doing the right things on and off the field. Did you see how the Lord stepped
in and helped Corbin Louks run all the way down it? I though I saw Him throw a
few blocks but my TEVO wasn't working so I couldn't verify.
Nice poster, Ute fans. As a BYU fan, I admit your team is clearly better than
ours at this point. It's nice to see that despite your success, your
identity is still largely based on not being BYU.
USC vs Penn State in the National Championship leaves a Pac-10 whole and a Big
Ten hole. There are no other ranked Pac-10 teams, and Utah will
eventually be in the Pac-10, as in the Twelve Pac(k), so...It's
going to be Utah vs a Big Ten team, most likely Ohio State. How sweet it will
be!! Get your hotel reservations in now!
8-0 looks like!!! Ha ha. Hilarious poster. I love it.
Typical Cougar fans are at it again. GO UTES!
I still think the 2004 team could've won the national championship if they were
given the opportunity through a playoff. I think Auburn and Utah were the
better teams. USC and Oklahoma had squeakers again two unranked teams each.
Auburn had a squeaker against Tenn, who was ranked. Utah had no squeakers.
They seemed to play better ball than anybody else, including USC, Oklahoma and
Auburn.I don't think the 2008 team could win in a championship game,
and I would hope that we would play the ACC or Big East Champion. I would even
take USC, or Alabama. The SEC is overrated this year. If Penn State plays in
the National Championship, I think we could take Ohio State. I think the
National Championship will come down between Penn State and Texas. I do not
want Utah facing OK in a BCS bowl. If Utah could play consistent on offense
like they did today, without the interception, then I think we would have a
chance against OK, TX or Penn State. I think we would kill anybody else if we
played consistent like we did against CSU.
Locker was an average running qb on the worst team in the PAC 10. He threw ONE
touchdown pass this year, against byu. With or without Locker Washington is a
pathetic team this year. Don't try to say that Locker would have beaten a good
Oregon State team today.... Washington would have still lost by double
digits.Bottom line: byu scheduled Washington and UCLA thinking they
would be strong opponents. At the time they scheduled them they were stronger
programs than they are today. The U and the y schedules are very similar each
year. SOS is a crap-shoot because the schedules are set usually several years
in advance. Utah's schedule is stronger so far this year but by the end of the
season the gap will get closer as they play the same teams in MWC games.I'm sick of Ute fans focusing on Washington and UCLA results and y fans
focusing on Michigan and Oregon State results. Oregon State is probably the only
one of the four that will be bowl eligible by season's end.
I wouldn't say no comparison. '08 team has better athletes, on both sides of
the the ball, but especially on offense. Difference is in coaching, mostly as
manifested in discipline. '04 team played to its potential, and sometimes above
it, for most of that season. BYU and Air Force gave them some problems, but I
agree--you always thought they could win against anyone. This '08 team is just
not as focused. If they were ever to show the kind of focus the '04 team did, I
think they could play with anyone and win more often than not.
Did anyone read the article? Coach Wittinghams team will not talk about the BCS
rankings! Thank you! BYU is one game, and the UTES season is not determined
good or bad by one game! It's great to see them playing so well.
The last time the Utes were 8-0 and headed to play at New Mexico was 1994. The
9th-ranked Utes jumped out to a 21-0 lead and then went scoreless the rest of
the way, losing to the Lobos 23-21.Utah - take note and let's not do
The Utes would crush the Buckeyes. The only team in the Big 10 worth anything
is Penn St.I can't believe you actually want a rematch with USC
after getting smoked by them earlier this season. The Buckeyes aren't in their
league or the Utes for that matter.
Congrats on a great win. Keep it up. I will not read all the
comments as they make me sick on both sides. Bottom line a great team won today
and I love to see great teams win. Grew up Red Graduated Blue.
Lived in Fort Collins for 12 years. So I have some Green too. Great win.
No comparison. When the 04 offense had the ball, you knew they were going to
score. When the 04 defense was on the field, you knew they were going to get
sacks. You felt the 04 team could beat any team in the nation. The 08 defense
gives up too many long pass plays - slow DBs. The 08 offense is too
inconsistent. You feel like the 08 team can't compete with any of the teams
ranked above it, or several ranked below it. But we cheer and hope just the
same. Go Utes.
Did you also notice that Locker is out for the season. He's UW's whole team.
Anyone see the AZ win over Cal? The Pac-10 is messed up.
Coming from Big Ten Country, this is how I see your MWC churning out. TCU: 10-2. They go undefeated in your conference, go to a BCS game (as
everyone in the country now knows that they deserve more than any other
mid-major--forget Tulsa, Boise, and Ball State--Utah will play them good, but
TCU is too powerful when well prepared and they are extremely well coached),
then lose a close game to a great Big 12 team.Utah: 10-2. Losses to
TCU and BYU. Huge bowl game win over mediocre Conf USA team.BYU:
This is a hard one to cough up. 11-1: They squeak by Utah on a last second play,
once again. They go to the wimpy bowl in Vegas and barely beat a terrible PAC-10
team.Go Buckeyes--rematch with USC in a BCS bowl.
Random observationsSuppose the Utes split the next four games, then ; 2005---7-52006---8-42007---9-32006---10-2 Notice the
trend here ?I can appreciate Coach Kyle all the more. I hope that he
is the Jerry Sloan of Utah football as I believe he will continue to the Utah
into National. This was a very well played game and yet I read in the
comments BYU writers still living in the dream worlds, of the would have, could
have , and should have, then makes insipid making comments even though BYU
stumbles big time and Utah kicks bit again. I am looking forward to the BCS
polls tommorrow. The MWC teams should reverse all three places with BYU
in the 20's, TCU in Utah's spot @ # 13, and Utah moving into the top ten.
For the record BYU fans should pay attention to today's Pac Ten game of Oregon
State/ Washington game. The Beavers win big time over Washington. Where
the, " Campus is their Universe ", My advise to the kitty club writing all this
worthless dribble is to save their wind for the hot soup !
In my opinion this team has more offensive weapons, but has not been able to put
it together as well as the '04 team. '04 had a better offense. Everything they
did worked.Defense - I think this team is better in the socondary,
but that team was probably better up front. Overall I'd say pretty even on
defense.Could they hang with/beat some of the top teams in the
nation? On any given Saturday, right. I think our defense could keep us in games
with those teams, but we'd have a tough time scoring. My sense is that there are
quite a few teams in the country that are better, but we could be competitive.
I won't go as far as to say we have two losses coming up, but I admit, our next
two foes worry me. Perhaps some folks, like me, are a little worried about our
coach saying we have a better team than 2004 and we're just getting by in the
last quarter against some not so great opponents. Whittingham will have to
finish off the year to convince me.
I'd love some serious comments from fans who follow the Utes more closely than I
do...How does the team this year compare to the BCS team led by Alex
Smith? Could they really compete with a quality BCS opponent (i.e., anyone but
the Big East or ACC champion?)?Its hard to argue with 7-0, but I've
been surprised at how close some of their games have been this year against some
pretty weak opponents. I know everyone wants their team to get to a BCS game,
so I think its great how excited the fanbase is about controlling their own
destiny. I would just love to get some commentary on how the Utes might compare
against a quality BCS opponent like a Florida, Georgia, Oklahoma, etc. My sense
is that they would get their lunch handed to them by those types of teams, but I
thought I would see what others think.
Attended both schools and have spent a lot of time at the Huntsman and UofU
hospital because of medical issue. I love both schools for different reason so
I am just lucky they both have had great teams the past 3 1/2 years. Good luck Utah for a BCS bid.BYU please only lose one more game
I'm a big Ute fan. Season ticket holder. I don't like the TDS. One of the main
reasons for this is their constant chest beating whenever they have a good
team.Our team is good. They just played a great game. Do we want to
look foolish if they have a bad game an lose? BYU fans looked foolish, some were
humbled, some continued to beat their chest.Yes, we should be happy.
Should we declare our team MWC Champs and BCS bound, absolutely not. Should we
make fun of stupid t-shirts and slogans? Absolutely!
Nice try little brother y fan. Enjoy one of your final two wins next week with
UNLV coming to town. Don't be surprised when they give you a tough game. Your
team will finish 8-4 with losses at CSU, Air Force and Utah. Ohhhhhhhh, I mean
8-5, I forgot your team can't win bowl games.
Huh? Oh, don't mind me, just crawling through here looking for a Ute comment
that shows any slight bit of class.....still looking...op, there's one...Just one? Sigh...Wait hold on don't throw it...no! Sportsmanship has
just been thrown out the window. Such a shame....
Wishful thinking from a Kewgar!!! Not going to happen though.GO
Great win for Utah, but I think CSU hurt themselves by not blitzing more and
trying to pressure BJ. Seems CSU tried to drop 7 or sometimes 8, and that never
works. Nonetheless, I agree Ludwig called a much better game and the Utes were
very impressive, over a team that gave TCU fits.
We get New Mexico and TCU next. Here come our first two losses of the season.
Whit can't beat NM at home and no one else is going to stop TCU this year. We
better hope the y doesn't recover or this season is going to be long.
RE: New MexicoYou're right, that game scares me as well. Urbie's
lone MWC loss was at NM, and I remember the last time Utah was in the top 10
and visited UNM and came out with a loss. I'm glad Utah is coming off the bye
week. Whit has a good track record with extra time to prepare. The mantra
remains the same: One game at a time.
FAN is short for Fanatic... and there are sure a lot of fanatics out there for
every college team. No amount of logic or reason (regardless of recent
evidence) is going to make BYU fans believe Utah is better. So let's just bask
in the success of our beloved Utes and hope they don't get over confident like
the team down south and prepare properly for the tough games ahead... UNM, TCU
and BYU are all capable of tripping up the Utes if they don't bring their A
game... but they sure brought it today!!! Go Utes!!!
I'll tell you what. You BYU fans keep the past two years. We'll stick to our
undefeated record THIS YEAR, and remain BCS hopeful.
The quit boasting utah fans post is in relation to those utah fans running
their mouths about how they are going to crush tcu and byu. And those who are
idiotic enough to celebrate the byu loss, utah would of had the opportunity to
possibly play an undefeated top 5 byu team had byu continued to win, therefore
byu losing isnt exactly a good thing for utah. You can be happy all you want
about beating CSU I have no problem with that you should be happy about that.
But to those fans who think they can celebrate like they have won the MWC and
talk trash about byu and tcu when they still have to play both teams is
rediculous. Lets see how it plays out and see where the teams finish on nov
Utah goes to UNM, where they struggle a lot. Then get TCU. It
could be 2 losses in a row, then we'll see who is crying on here.
I have been a pretty hard critic of Ludwig and somewhat of Johnson this year.
Today was the type of play and play calling (for the most part) that most Ute
fans have come to expect of such a talented team. Hopefully you keep it up
because things will be very tough from here on out.To bad TDS didn't hold
up their end for a dream season ending (With Utes not giving this one away).Great job today!
@ Utah fans quit boasting:So what you are saying is that Utah fans
shouldn't be happy or talk about any win unless it is against TCU and/or BYU? I
don't have the energy to break down just how idiotic that comment was. Please,
go back to your sulking and hope that BYU prepares itself well for UNLV. I heard
they're putting a WR at QB this week. We know what that means for BYU.
The cameras showed a great sign at the end of the game today: "Hey Cougs, this
is what 8-0 looks like!" To paraphrase Hot Rod, Ya gotta love it baby!! GO
Great to see the offense get going. Congratulations to Ludwig and the offensive
players for a well called and well played game.Hopefully New
Mexico's 70 point performance will hold the Utes attention through the bye week.
So far this team has done a good job of taking it one game at a time.Go Utes!
You still have to play TCU who right now looks like the best team in the MWC.
And you still have to play byu who has need I remind you, beaten you the last
two times you have played. So unless you win those games you have no reason to
be celebrating or boasting about anything
Luckily the fans aren't the ones who play the game. And you haven't been to the
espn blogs if you think these fans are the most ridiculous, ignorant, etc... And
no one cares what you think negative nelly. And unless you know Brian Johnson
personally (which I doubt), shhhut it. But I agree with part of your last
sentence, if the Utes work their tails off to get to a BCS bowl, I hope they DO
end up with a great SEC or BIG 12 opponent because, I suspect,that they'll be
It seems to be best for the conference and state that Utah go all the way
undefeated, since BYU can't do that now.BYU FAN
It was a nice game today. They were balanced on both sides of the ball. I
think that Paul Kruger has been having a great year. I love seeing that
goose-egg in the losses column. Keep up the hard work utes!I am a
Utah man I am!
Utah's focus from the coaches to the players has been clear and consistent from
the beginning; win the conference. This is important only because the UTES
cannot control the BCS they are responsible only for their performance at each
game. Utah fans seem to driving their expectations up and unmet expectations
results in a lot of unhappiness just ask BYU. Regardless of how
this season turns out, the goal has always been to win the conference...a clear
and consistent message.That said - GO ALL THE WAY UTAH!!
If Utah fans are not worried about the passing attacks of TCU and BYU, then they
are in a big letdown. Utah's secondary has not shown the ability to cover
anybody. The offensive play calling was noticeably better today, but the DB's
are the Utes achilles heel.To Smith, Dale,McCane and company, here's a
hint: When the receiver turns his head to find the ball, so should you.
That's first class. Thanks.
I'm a Utah fan too, as I think most people on this board here are, but the
comment you just posted made us all look dumb. Think before you post please
I honestly think that both BYU and Utah fans are some of the most ridiculous,
ignorant and arrogant fans in college football. I also think that both teams
are incredibly overrated this year. Brian Johnson is a headcase and will cost
them a game somewhere along the road. And if Utah does run the table to a BCS
bowl, I hope they get matched against someone from the SEC so that they can see
what happens when you have to play a real team in a BCS game.
If there is anyone on the planet who knows what it means to crash and
burn...that would be the BYU fan base!
Nice win for the Utes. However, the team needs to play with more discipline if
they are to beat TCU and the team to the south. 8 penalties for 80 yards is way
I LOVE WHEN BYU FANS ARE MISERABLE, AND THEY TRY TO PRETEND THEY AREN'T, AND
THEY TRY AND HIDE IT AND PRETEND LIKE THEY DONT CARE THEY GOT DESTROYED ON
THURSDAY NIGHT, AND START TALKING ABOUT NOVEMBER 22 EVEN THOUGH ITS OVER A MONTH
AWAY BECAUSE THAT IS THEIR WHOLE SEASON NOW. THE UTAH FOOTBALL PROGRAM HAS
ACCOMPLISHED SO MUCH MORE THAN BYU'S IN THE LAST 5-8 YEARS, ITS OBVIOUS WHICH
PROGRAMS HOLD THE BEACON FOR THE MWC: 1:UTAH 2:TCU. GO UTES! IM SO GLAD WE HAVE
KYLE WHITTINGHAM AND BYU GOT STUCK WITH BRONCO! UTAH IS BY FAR THE BEST PROGRAM
IN THE NATION THAT IS NOT CONSIDERED A BCS SCHOOL. GO UTES!!! GOING TO THE BCS
FOR THE 2nd TIME IN 4 YEARS! WHILE B Y WHO WATCHES FROM BEHIND IN THE POLLS IN
WHAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN THEIR BCS YEAR! AND WE ARE STEALING THE GLORY FROM
THEM!!!! GO UTES!!!!!! 8-0!!! COUGS HAVE FUN SITTING AT 6-1!!! (5-1 if you dont
count Northern Iowa High School)
Don't mistake creativity for execution or inferiority. The playcalling was
basically the same,(gimmicky as usual, with the exception of some deep throws),
however, whether it was Utah's improved execution or Colorado St. is just that
bad, Utah looked much better today.
BYU posers (I mean posters)usually give 3 points for home field. So using BYU
logic, give TCU 3 points, plus their 6 point win, and Utah should win 49-25.Of course I'm not a BYU fan, so I won't use that logic and recognize
that TCU v. Utah will be a very tough game. One the Utes could lose... but if
Utes get past NM on the road, they should be favored over TCU by a few
points.Ute fans will cheer and hope and be confident and optimistic
but will not spout the prideful comments that we've seen by some.
Congratulations, Utes. You did very well today. It is time for me to acknowledge
that you truly have the better team and that the Quest for Perfection now
belongs to you. Best of luck!
"Pride," per the dictionary, is a term used for a group of large felines such as
lions or (ahem) cougars. The term does not apply to Utes, who take things one
battle at a time and hope for the best!
Byu will not beat Utah and neither will TCU. BYU will also lose to Colorado,and
whatever team you play in a bowl. Watch and see.
I still worry about New Mexico, that road trip has got us in the past and they
are a good football team, so quit worrying about TCU and BYU lets worry about
I absolutely love this team! What a gutsy bunch! Congratulations to Kyle
Whittingham and his Utes!
Give me a break you barely won both of those games and you were supposed to beat
us by much more. Besides the past is the past unless you want me to bring up
the 20 games the U still has over the Y (ouch). Who is 8-0 (U of U) and who's
not (BYU another ouch).
What else can be said? The Utes are the first college football team to hit 8-0
and currently have the longest winning streak in the NCAA. They've won 16 of
their last 17, and seem to have hit their stride. BJ looked fantastic today.
With BJ as the QB, his win/loss percentage is quite remarkable.As
witnessed today, this team has some serious speed. The CSU coach said after the
game that this team has just as much team speed, if not more, than TCU.The team down south is still a good team, and nobody will look past them - but
if Utah can exploit their huge speed advantage, I think they're capable of
handling them the way that the Frogs did.Go Utes!!
One thing all of those winning streak ending victories had in common........they
were all in Ft. Worth. Utah will have a bye week before the stretch. Time to
rest up and prepare.TCU will play at UNLV, who can be tough at
home.If you beat them you will travel home to prepare for a short week
roady at altitude in SLC.I like Utah rested at home, on a short week
to win. I think the teams are pretty evenly matched. TCU's defense plays a
little stronger especially at home. Utah's offense is a little stronger. TCU
dosen't hate Utah the way they hate BYU less emotion.A valuation of
the above leads me to declare:Utes 27Toads 21Why does everybody keep referring to the AP poll.It counts for
nothing.The first BCS poll will be out tomorrow.Utah was
9 last week and should move up with losses by BYU, and probably MIZZOU. They
could be 7-8.Cougars will be lucky to stay in the BCS top 20, as
their computer ranking is so low coupled with their percieved drop in the human
rankings.Utah needs to blow teams out to keep BSU at bay.
I remember the last two meetings with the cougs. The cougs were heavily favored
and it took a last minute miracle for them to defeat the Utes. HAVEN'T YOU GUYS DONE ENOUGH TALKING FOR ONE SEASON? IT WOULD APPEAR THAT
YOU DON'T LEARN VERY WELL.
Let's not be arrogant, boastful and obnoxious like the BYU fans - I hope we can
keep our composure, no trash talk and let the Ute's athleticism on the field
speak for itself - GO UTES!!
o you silly BYU fans, Coach W of the Utes will not be getting over-confident,
dont you worry. i can see you are bitter about your THIRTY TWO to SEVEN loss to
TCU who only beat CSU by 6... but just keep talking and im sure the UTES will
keep preparing! see ya Nov 22 :)
Give it up for Coach Ludwig. Great game. This team has a scary amount of
Utah had CSU at home. TCU played them in Fort Collins. You can't hardly
compare the two can you?
Utah will lose 3 of the last 4 game of the regular season. The pride is ripe for
all you utah fans. Crash and burn!
I am a cougar first, but the class and power I saw today out of Utah might force
me to put on the Utah jersey I have been hiding since I wore it to the Fiesta
Bowl in '04.
I am pretty sure that TCU showed they are a better one-loss team then BYU, not
to mention Florida and USC
I love that utah fans start chirrping now. Do you guys remember the last two
meetings with the cougs. Talk is cheap so keep it up while you can. The only
reason you talk now is cause you know its coming to an end nov 22.
Great game team. Our boys played well on both sides of the ball. Keep it up
fans, but do not let one game go to our heads and start talking like BYU fans.
We have some very good teams to play before the party is over and that includes
New Mexico. One game at a time. We can still be beat. Be humble.
Was ludwig out sick today? It seemed like someone with more imagination was
making the offensive play calls.
Great win, Utes.Anyone see the Boise St-Hawaii game? All those
signs dissing BYU and a couple knocks on the Utes.Boise State,
either team would BLOW YOU AWAY! You beat Hawaii because they couldn't hang on
to the ball. And Hawaii is not the team they were last year and surely not as
good as the U or the Y.If Byu beats the Utes on Nov 22 and Boise
gets the BCS bid with their patsy schedule, that would be a real shame.
The Utes looked great today. They had balance on both sides of the ball. The
offense got the ball to a lot of different players and the took it to CSU. If I
were a Kewgar fan I would be very nervous for the game on Nov 22.
You looked great today! Keep it up!
More exciting then anticipated. Your right!!! It could be like '04 instead of
the last two years!
TCU has the schedule that favors them. Two easy games against Cowboys and UNLV.
Great warm up for Utah. Remember all the long winning streaks have been broken
at TCU. 2005 Utah lost to TCU to end long winning streak, 2006 TCU lost to BYU
to end a long winning streak, 2008 TCU beat BYU to end a long winning streak.In the past 3 years the winner of the BYU TCU game wins the conference.
Looks no different this year. TCU can put all it effort to Utah.The
BYE wee will hurt Utah. Watch and see. Too bad utes.
Byu is the best one-loss team in the country.
They're halfway home zoooooooobs.you guys are pathetic. (zoobs)
Let's see: a better Win-Loss record, against a stronger strength of schedule.
I am pretty sure that nails it! I expect all BYU fans to disappear
until November. Thanks in advance. ;)
Now that the byzoobs lost all they can talk about is Nov. 22nd... what happens
when we beat you then?? GO UTES!! obviously they can't be stopped.
Congratulations Utah. I'm excited you're undefeated and hope you remain that
way til Nov 22. I'd much rather beat an undefeated Utah team than a 1 or 2 loss
Utah team. Keep it up. To the Utah fans that chided BYU fans for
being arrogant and too boastful, you need to read some of your own Utah fan
blogs. Arrogance and boastfulness doesn't just reside in BYU fans. To my fellow BYU fans, let Utah gloat in their accomplishments. Their team is
doing very well on the field. They should be pleased with their performance.
It makes Nov 22nd all the more in exciting. Congrats Utah. Goooooo
Good job Utes!I was following the game online during the first
quarter and then got to go to my daughter's soccer game. It is a beautiful
autumn day here in Vancouver, Washington. The Heartbreakers '96 won 3-0 and I
was excited to see the final Utah score just now when we got home.I'll again be wearing my red tie at church tomorrow - eigth time this year!
I have to admit.At first, I want BYU to be 11-0 for 11/22.But
since Thursday night, I've been so happy.Then, seeing Utah offense playing
well today...I am just over joyed.I AM HAPPY. SO HAPPY. God please
forgive me for being so happy while there are cougar fans that are not as
happy.I feel so sinful.
i dont understand why nobody cares what the qwest really is?? the qwest is still
I can laugh.But the Utah team will not laugh and be over
confident.Quest for perfect ending to the regular season:Utah
12-0 (3 letter word: BCS)TCU 10-2BYU 10-2
Utah you have 4 or 5 weeks to defend the top 10. Can we do it?ThoughtsGood to see all the cougs being nice. Too bad for you.
Utah can not look at last weeks game with TCU. TCU was overlooking CSU in
preparation for BYU. We need to be ready for the next 2 games. It is a bummer
that we have a bye next week. Hopefully this will not hurt us for the next
couple of games. We have had a favorable schedule this year. OSU, BYU, TCU at
home. These are the 3 toughest teams.Three out of the next four
games will be the toughest part of Utah's schedule. We can not over look BYU.
Remember what happened last year after Tulsa game. Everyone said they were
exposed. Following that game BYU went on a 16 game winning streak.
okay okay this game was really well played and showed that the november 22 is
going to be more exciting than previously anticipated
from a cougar fan. This was a very well played game. Utah deserves to be in
the top 10. Hopefully they can keep it together until Nov.22
This has shaped up to be a pretty good week. BYU chokes big time in the
conference, and we lengthen our stride. Finally put together a good game from
start to finish. Take this week to focus on the tasks ahead. It's time for
the real push. We're in the perfect position now. Thanks BYU for keeping
out seat warm in the TOP TEN!
well.. taking all things into considerationnobut
thanks for askin buddy
Great game today by the UTES!! That was probably the most complete game on both
sides of the ball all season. Looks like we're peaking at just the
right time.GO UTES!!!
I rely on Kall 700 online for the games. I hoping next time that will be fixed.
I had to rely on the gamecast.Anyway, great game Utes. Time for a
well deserved rest!Oh, and check out Michigan v Penn St. It's a
double whammy. If Penn State ends up losing (still a big if) then it bolster's
Utah's schedule AND makes Utah and Texas Tech the only 9 game winning streaks!
Utes should move up to #11 in tomorrow's polls, while BYU will drop to #19.
you are so rockin i cant wait until the byu game when you show them just like
you did the last two years in a row! yeah... go... uh..... utes?
Are any of you Cougar fans watching Michigan beat #3 Penn State, yes it's only
in the third quarter, it is the same team Utah beat. Are you getting worried
Let's go utes beat tcu and byu and your on your way to a bcs game!!!
performance. 13-7, tcu last week versus csu. We'll be undefeated come
season's-end and play in a BCS bowl-game as a top-ten team. Go UTES!!!!!!!!!!!!
isn't is clear now?
not worried at allbring itgo cougs woot
thier web site and audio tool was down the whole time. GET IT FIXED KALL!
great gameyou can pick up a web cast with graphics and stats and
play by play at cbs.com or thru the uofu web site with a link to the cbs site.
Nice win, didn't this team play TCU really close, unlike BYU. Are there any
Cougar fans that aren't worried? I didn't think so. Go UTES !
had troubles with CSU defense last week.Hopefully, this is a
sign that Utah offense finally can play consistently now.
Live it up SoCal dude, your beloved team will fail hard against BYU! And yes we
have witness several 8-0 starts by BYU, one that lead to a National
Championship. But you probably forgot that one too.A BYU fan who
That does sound good, doesn't it, BYU fans?Oops, I forgot you would
Do you think other schools in the top 25 have a hard time not only watching
their schools play on TV, but listening to them on the radio. I love the Utah
football, but this is pathetic.
So it's not just me!! Whew. No idea what the deal is, but I wish they'd get it
working. No TV and No radio? gah.
ZIPPA DE DO DA
Of course I can't watch the game, so I'm trying to listen online. Anyone know
what's up with Kall 700 online?
Go UTAH!!!!!(Thanks for the updates Desnews!)
Let's go UNIVERSITY!!!!!