Someone made a comment that there were 50,000 Utah fans at the Sugar Bowl.
Seriously?There was a total attendance of 71,872 at the 2009 Sugar
Bowl. Are you really claiming that Utah fans outnumbered Alabama fans by more
than 2 to 1?I dont think so. Everyone stop making stupid comments,
especially self righteous comments envoking the words of the Prophet.
I wonder if Jesus will be going to the game to watch His team play?
re: 15,000? | 2:05 p.m. Aug. 4, 2009 //Any chance they can stay in
Texas?//Depends on how big the ranch in Crawford is.
re:payback time... | 10:41 a.m. Aug. 2, 2009 //Here's one Ute that
will be cheering for every Max Hall completion, Harvey Unga rush, and Dennis
Pita touchdown.//Sellout. But MWC commish Craig Thompson beat U to
it by capitulating and signing the contract to observe and keep the status quo
Any chance they can stay in Texas?Mike
No...I'll not pull for BYU just because they are in the conference. They didn't
do squat to help the conference last season. They are weaker than last
year, with a bunch of battle-UNtested RM's, a panicky QB, a mealy coach.This is like bringing a knife to a gunfight.OK is going to show
you what real football is all about. This is going to be a lesson. I hope there
are no big injuried, but would still keep the first-aid kit and golf cart
handy.And I'll give the Cougs 44 points.Good luck in your
rightful position of doormat this season.Ute fan in Seattle.
Good Luck Cougars. It will be interesting to see what happens... but anything
goes in college football. I would feel more comfortable if Lavell was at the
"command post" playing a game like this but maybe we will see if Bronco has it
in him and is not just playing the cool "command general" part like he seems to
be.Really... good luck.
For all the Ute Fans who keep saying BYU will get wiped off the Field on
9/5....what is your prediction for your game on 9/19? Are you so sure that you
will beat Oregon? Lets just cheer for each other for the sake of
the MWC conference. I cheered for the Utes last year along with all the MWC
teams when they played out of conference. I hope the Utes will beat Oregon. I
hope the MWC teams will win all their non-conference games this year. We can
bag on each other in November for our game but lets hope for the best for each
other until then.
re: Remember Boise State | 9:52 p.m. Aug. 3, 2009 It seems like the
only place OU loses is the Fiesta Bowl. Anything is possible but the
Sooners losing on 9/5 is very unlikely. After the game, I same sure
Maxie could get a job as groundskeeper @ the shrine to Jerry Jones' ego as he'll
have numerous opportunities to inspect the turf.
..but it will take a good team to beat them. BYU is not a good team. A bunch of
soft missionaries ain't gonna get it done.Try to keep them from scoring
70. That in itself will be a victory.Joe
...to watch a lousy BYU team get stomped.Mikey
Hey Defense-How about a really solid sack in the first quarter?
Make their QB see stars, and then the rest of the team will finish with solid
discipline for the win.
Oklahoma is NOT invincible. Look what happened in the Fiesta Bowl when the
Broncos took it to them in Phoenix. It very well could happen again in Dallas.
If you Ute fans are so certain of a BYU drubbing, I have a wagering suggestion.
Come to Las Vegas and wager your next house payment on Oklahoma and the over.
That would be easy to cash if the score is 62-10 and you have a house payment
left over. If not, just remember not to erase the 2009 Sugar Bowl game from the
DVR--it will be the Ute Football highlight of the year.
This will be Max Halls first and last game of the season. That's to bad because
I would have loved to see Utah clean his clock again this year, but OU will
knock him out of the game with a season ending injury.
When it comes to college football loyalties in this fans opinions its the SEC
(Auburn, LSU, & UGa primarily), the Utes, & the rest.I despise
Stanford, Notre Dame, & Ohio St. Don't feel bad Zoobs I am completely
indifferent to the Y... their fans well that is another story altogether.
There were 50,000 Utah fans at the Fiesta Bowl.And almost 12,000 at
the Rose Bowl to face UCLA.Why is this news?
As a Ute fan I was severely disappointed at number of BYU fans who hoped the
Utes would do poorly in their BCS appearances. Too many of them said they
secretly wished to see Utah lose, even if it hurts the conference.Now that the shoe is turned (for one game) I am appalled to see the same BYU
fans using the same argument Ute fans used for cheering for the conference. So, which way is it? You can't have it both ways.
There are a few that would love to see BYU get thrashed. Personally, I would
rather see a thrashing than see us play a 1-AA team. I also think BYU
underachieved last year. Swollen heads may have played a part in that. The
O-line doesn't return a lot of starters, but the guys playing aren't
inexperienced. The defensive secondary is what scares me against a Heisman
trophy winner. I don't expect BYU to win, but I expect them to play tough. The
national exposure will be worth it if BYU can keep the score respectable. A win
just makes the future (2010) look that much brighter.
Why are there so many Ute fans leaving comments on a story about BYU? Are the
Utes disapointed that they did not get picked for this game? Any fan in the
Mountain west should hope that all confrence teams win non confrence games! Come
on, in a way we are all rooting for the Mountain west.
re: Hey Matt | 10:00 a.m. Aug. 3, 2009 //If we can handle the
Wyoming fans in Laramie we can handle the OU fans in Texas.//Not
even the Longhorns can handle the OU fans in the annual Red River Shootout.If memory serves, Alot of Zoobs are scared to go to Rice-Eccles because
of the heathen yewties.Imagine how psychologically scarred some Y
fans will be after dealing w/ fans with less than ideal morals outside of Zion.
It'll make the grunge listening dirt balls in Seattle seem like Nirvana (pun
"15,000 BYU fans headed to Dallas" - If only they would stay there after the
game ;)Y, please do the conference proud.
re: Anonymous | 3:45 p.m. Aug. 2, 2009 //Ute fans may take the bus
to away games, but BYU fans can afford to fly, thank you.//Large
families and can afford to fly? Really? The MLM's must be doing well in a shady
economy.Explain the caravan on 1-15 southbound last christmas.re: Its a W if.... | 10:07 a.m. Aug. 3, 2009 But, there go
the BCS hopes & dreams and then we get the spin how the goal is and always was
to win the conference and go to LV and get trounced by a mediocre Pac10 team.
You think the BYU-TCU game was ugly last year? This will be worse. BYU will be
breaking in a new O-line. Oklahoma's D will be all over Hall. The only hope will
be to get Unga running early and try to keep the defense honest. But Anae will
try to throw. Maybe some quick routes to Pitta will help ease the pressure.
Still, it will be a slaughter.
I'll consider it a Win if BYU keeps the loss within 14 points.OU =
41BYU = 27BYU WINS. WOO-HOO! That is TOTALLY a win if BYU
can keep the score respectable.
If we can handle the Wyoming fans in Laramie we can handle the OU fans in Texas.
The Cougs will probably lose the game but the experience of heading
out to Texas with Family and Friends would be Awesome. I'm envious of all who
are going out. Should be a memorable experience. I know a lot of LDS youth
groups from the region are organizing to go to the game. The Cougs will be well
Better bring your Maalox or barf bag if you are a BYU fan. This is going to be a
slaughter. I am guessing 55 to 14 for Oklahoma! I guess it will be fun to see
the new Cowboys stadium and all but don't expect much of a game - BYU doesn't
match up with OU. Sam Bradford - probably the best QB in the nation against
BYU's high school defense? YIKES!!!!
re: Utah | 10:32 a.m. Aug. 2, 2009 //I am a huge Utah fan but I
really hope that BYU plays well against OU and represents the MWC well. Go
Cougs!//Yeah, but what about the 2nd, 3rd, & 4th qtrs when OU has
the game well under control?re: Grow UP YEWTS | 11:37 a.m. Aug. 2,
2009 //Hey Ute Fans grow up...You want BYU to win. You want them to put it
up so it helps the MWC and then you can beat the Cougs and it looks better. I
can't believe how ignorant you fans are. I went to the game and BYU fans cheer
for their team and the YEWT fans cheer against the BYU fans. It was pretty sad
to see. Class baby. Class//A lecture on maturity from key jingling,
tortilla throwing, popcorn popping on the apricot tree singing Zoob? Now thats
comedy & irony all wrapped up in 1 pretty little package.
One of the funnest things for Ute fans is to rile up BYU fans by making negative
comments about BYU and then watching the fireworks. They say that BYU fans are
"all the same" and then make their negative comments knowing that any fan will
make comments and thus they have a self fulfilling prophecy.BYU fans:
JUST INGNORE THEM!While it would be great if BYU won this game; it is true
that we have not played well against the big time teams since the inception of
the MWC. Most people in Oklahoma are against Mormons and they will have an easy
time "getting up" to play BYU. OU has one of the best teams in the nation right
now and they will put up a lot of points on us.Unless Max can pass to a
number of DIFFERENT receivers this will not even be close. I hope we can keep it
close, but I don't expect it from the current team. Perhaps we can get back to
it and start taking on some power houses with the expectation of winning some of
them in the future. Yes, I will root for them. Go COUGS!
BYU will get a big boost this week. It will be announced that D-lineman Russel
Tialaveia will leave on his mission after the 2009 season sometime in January
which will undoubtedly elevate the Cougars chances at an upset bid. They can do
it. Boise State did it and so can BYU. GO COUGS!!!!!
This Utah fan hopes BYU plays well and wins. End of story.I predict
BYU will play better offensively than Oklahoma expects, and that BYU's run
defense will surprise as well. I don't know how BYU's secondary keeps Bradford
and mates under control, unless some monster pass-rush lurks somewhere. Also, what would it take to calm down most of the people who post on
these comment boards?
BYU does not play on the road well nor do they play well early in the season. It
takes 3 games for the offense to jell. The big weakness is the
secondary. They do not have the speed needed to stop OU. That tends to open up
the running game. OU tends to run up the score.BYU has the O line,
the QB and enough running and passing offense. They will never win another
championship without a defense (a much better defense). The reason
ESPN choose BYU is simple. They do not want BYU to win or even get close to a
BCS bowl. They know BYU is a lousy road team and a slow starter. Tag them with a
lose early and take them out of national contention late. ESPN hates BYU and
always has. They are afraid BYU's easy schedule will allow them to move up in
the rankings late. BYU will benefit even though they get kicked. It
will help their recruiting and they will be on national TV. They have to get
better TV exposure to get better recruits. If this were at Provo
they may have a chance.
This is it, no pressure, win this game and this is your national title, you go
in with no injuries (which you may not be able to say at end of season.)I
love byu and I also love the Sooners, both schools have great coaches. OU
scored 60 points a game for something like 5 or 6 games. I want byu to win,
and our defense will have to play perfect to do so, and much of our defense is
back, and I like Tonga as FB who is back, but I do not see byu winning this.
Yes, we have a shot, it may be close at halftime, but OU's coach is probably the
best in the country, if OU makes an error, their coach knows how to fix it
quick. Go Blue.
Very impressive. Both Utah and BYU "travel well" and that is good for the
conference. I'm a die hard Utah fan, but this is one where you got to root for
the team down south. After Utah stomping on Alabama, BYU clobbering Oklahoma
would be great.
How well does BYU do in "BIG" games? It looks like 15,000 fans are going to
leave unhappy! At least they can't make the excuse that they didn't have any
fans at the game. The quest will end on the first day.
Go Cougs. Give your best, BCS is not that great, and we'll scrap with each
other in November.Prediction...OU 38BYU 21By
the way, remember:Utes 31 Bama 17 and Utes 48 BYU 24
Hope it will be televised. Can't wait to see BYU LOSE!!!!!!
The major constraint keeping BYU from winning is BYU's DBs. Not enough speed to
do man to man coverage, the atheletic receivers and a great QB will exploit
this. BYU will score but just wont be able to to contain OU's offense.
Therefore 3 touchdown loss. As a Ute fan I want BYU to win but don't think it
will happpen for the reasons above. The label, BYU's defense: slowest D1
defense in the country. If you can't cover slot and wide outs man to man
Why is it when there are negative comments a good share of the Y fans are quick
to say they are U supporters. A great share of the comments are from
individuals who don't state their allegiance. In fact, many ute fans who have,
have also stated they would like to see BYu win. So enough with the whole Y
fans are a class above thing.Having said that I cannot stand OU,
their coach or their stinkin tradition. I would like nothing better than to see
the Y win.But I'm not dumb.OU should win by at least 14.
At what point cougar fans will you suggest a moral victory?
Please represent the MWC well and beat OU and FSU.
I agree with the article. I have been fortunate to attend several important
games. They are memories that I will never forget. If you are a real
fan...you need to be there is there is any possibly way. Go Cougars.
i dislike byu....yeah i said it. i'm a diehard ute fan that hates our rival.
i'll cheer for all the other mwc teams to do well, but not byu. yes Y
fans.....its true! i do not like watching byu win...in anything! you know whats
funny? is that my own elders quorum president said today that it "warms his
heart" when utah loses. its probably true! its a rivalry, we dont like you and u
dont like us. we dont cheer for you. go get pounded in texas.
Let Cougar fans enjoy this experience, besides, this will be the closest thing
to a BCS experince that they will ever have, plus it will be something that they
will tell their grandkids about. Although they will surely not mention the final
score when they get pounded. Utah is the only team that would make me nervous
playing them in average at best conference. GO OU!!!
The yewts on here once again show that there are no real yewt fans, just BYU
Oklahoma 72 BYU 14! Have fun Y fans. I'm sure the stadium will be cool.
I hope the Cougars smash them Sooners like how them Utes smashed Alabama!!.....I
just want all the conference teams to beat all the non conference
If yewt fans had any brains they would be cheering for a byu win, because it
will be good for the conference if byu does win. Then again Yewt fans and brains
just dont mix.
Make that 15,001 BYU fans going. I got my tickets from Ticketmaster, not through
the BYU ticket channels ... and I am sure there are many others like me. I bet
15,000 is an underestimated number of people that will be wearing blue there.
Paul Kruger is stilllll open!
And Jonny Harline is STILL open!!!
I hope Max doesn't throw it to the guys in red again this game.
Re: Its gonna be...Ute fans may take the bus to away games, but BYU
fans can afford to fly, thank you.
I live out of state now (OH) but like to keep up with the Sports sceen in Utah
by reading these online. I just shared the part about the law student graduate
that is paying $1500 to go despite being in debt and struggling finanacially.
Her comment was "what an idiot". I responded, "what do you expect, he's from
BYU". :-)So much for heeding the prophets advice. Enjoy the game.
I truly hope BYU crushes them for the sake of the Mtn West Conference and the
national respect for our teams and conference. Go Utes!!
If you are going to say Utes fans should grow up I suggest you grow up as well
and spell it correctly. As a Ute fan I realize how important a game it is for
the MWC. Hopefully BYU can best TCU's effort against OU last year. Similar odd for BYU as there were for Utah beating the Tide so there is a
This will be a fun experience for all you BYU fans. For all of those in the
story who think BYU is going to win, you are out of your mind and should not get
your hopes up because it will just ruin your trip.
I drive down to SLC, as a Ute season-ticket holder. Utes are clutch. Cougs
just don't have the system or personnel to be reliable when facing quality
teams. My son is at the Y, so I kind of have a vague hope that the Y will, if
nothing else, represent the MWC well. I just hope they don't horribly embarrass
themselves, their punch-drunk fans, the state of Utah and the Intermountain
West. But where my hope flickers, my expectation blazes the the Sooners will
embarrass the boys from Provo.
BYU fans are the best!
This is as close as BYU will get to a BCS bowl. No wonder why they're so
excited. Let them enjoy their early bowl game. Please, BYU, make it
Hey Liberal Larry, Arby’s doesn’t have a very good dollar or value
menu. It’s Taco Bell and Macdonald’s for us.!!! But, we are going.
You enjoy your red seats and root for your “home” team in front of
the TV (you probable yell at FOX and KSL, too). We will be yelling at the refs
like a good zoobie, and having a lot of fun no matter who wins! GO
"BYU doesn't play well against tough opponents."Fact: BYU is
TERRIBLE against tough opponents!BYU has lost their last 12 games
against ranked non-conference opponents, and they are just 2-15 against ranked
teams since the MWC started.Bust that myth!Oklahoma -
55BYU - 9p.s. Utah is 9-6 against ranked teams in that same
time frame. Hahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!
Isn't that an OxiMormon?
First of all why do you spell Utes with a Y?(since you think that the Y is
better, why would you want to spell Utes with a Y?)Is there any
point to cheering for the cougs?I mean if the local high school team were
playing the New England Patriots, it wouldn't matter if the rival high school
was cheering for the patriots, because the Patriots are going to win either
way.Yes, it would make that high school look better if they beat the high
school that beat the New England Patriots, but it doesn't matter because no high
school team is going to beat the Patriots.Same with the Cougs. Do
you think a defense that gave up 31 points to Arizona (and didn't add anyone
this year) is going to hold OU to less than 42?Do you think a defense
(Oklahoma) that held the National Champion Gators to a season low 24 points is
going to give up more points than that to the cougs, especially since that OU
defense only lost 2 players?Does it matter who I cheer for? because
BYU will get blown out either way.
i for one hate byu but i hate the current bcs system more, as a die hard ute i
will be cheering for the Y to win, i hope they do and i hope everyone in the
country is watching.GO UTES, GO MTN WEST, AND GO cougsUTAH 43 UTAH STATE 17
Anonymous 12:25 P.M.Then you are not a true Ute fan - you are a BYU
detractor. Why are you even on this site? Too bad you have such a negative
attitude - try being positive for a change - you will learn to love life!
BYU win's, not going to happen? OU blow's out toothless cougars, maybe? These
are question's that will be answered on the 5th of September. Win or lose life
goes on for the Cougar Nation. It is not life or death but a game. Seems like we
treat it that way as we go through certain phases in our lives. We are here to
learn and grow just as these young men (28 years old) learn during practice and
game situation's. Much like our practice and game situation's as we grow into
adulthood and we continue to progress to reach the highest in us. Sometimes we
don't always reach the mark, but that's why we are here and keep trying day in
and day out. I'll be cheering for my Coug's that day in Texas, for the upset.
The odds are against them. They know that and Oklahoma knows that. Let the
pigskin fly and hope its a close one.
im a Ute fan and im trying to go to this game its goin to be HUGE for the MT.
WEST if BYU can win and to just be in the new Cowboys field i cant waitand as for a blow out i dont think so BYU can score with the best of them so i
think its goin to be a high scoring game and a fun one to watch
i take more pleasure in watching byu lose then i do in watching utah win.
As a Ute fan who attended the Sugar Bowl I wanted to call out the BYU fans who
aren't planning on going to this game. Rethink that decision. This is a huge
game for BYU and having had a big-game experience live, there's nothing like it.
You won't regret it.
Given BYU's history against ranked teams, I'm impressed with the enthusiasm the
fans are showing for this game. Good luck. Though it is painful for me to root
for the blue, I'll be pulling for them this time. Kick some butt and don't
disappoint 11 million MWC fans.
It's not just a national fanbase that BYU have...it's an INTERNATIONAL FANBASE
that are loyal to them. The YEWTS cannot command such loyalty!!!
The truth is..... BYU couldn't beat Arizona with a senior laden very experienced
offensive line. How in the world do some of you think you can beat the Sooners
with FOUR new offensive lineman? My predicition is HALL is hurt by the second
quarter from all the sacks. This is a great opportunity, but reality is that
this game is going to cost BYU more than just one game.
Hey Ute Fans grow up...You want BYU to win. You want them to put it up so it
helps the MWC and then you can beat the Cougs and it looks better. I can't
believe how ignorant you fans are. I went to the game and BYU fans cheer for
their team and the YEWT fans cheer against the BYU fans. It was pretty sad to
see. Class baby. Class
I may be rooting for my Sooners, but I'm thrilled to see how excited BYU fans
are about this game. A new baby prevents me from making the trip south, have a
great time in the Big D. I wish I could join you there.
It's time for BYU to partially pay back Utah for all the attention the Utes have
brought to the MWC. A Cougar win will help solidify the MWC's rightful place
among the automatic BCS qualifiers. Don't drop the ball (figuratively and
literally) on this one cougars. National TV, Top 5 Opponent, Neutral (well,
almost neutral) field. Here's one Ute that will be cheering for
every Max Hall completion, Harvey Unga rush, and Dennis Pita touchdown.
Why all the negative Ute fans on this post? Maybe because BYU was invited to
play Oklahoma and not Utah?Like me, BYU fans always cheer for the
Utes when they are not playing the Y. Many Ute fans denegrate the Cougs no
matter who the Y is playing. Seems like it might be a matter of class.While OK is going to be a big, tough game, I'm hoping for the miracle. I'll
be in Dallas to see the miracle first hand. The Cougs need OK to turn over the
ball at least 4 times and then capitalize on the mistakes like they did against
UCLA. While this won't be a 59-0 romp like UCLA, if the miracle happens I
predicit a 31-24 BYU win.Goliath does has a weak spot so aim between
the eyes and unleash the stone!
I am a huge Utah fan but I really hope that BYU plays well against OU and
represents the MWC well. Go Cougs!
Cougars have had forever to get ready for this game. IF it is a blowout it will
be on the coaches. I will be watching.
As long as we're doing fantasy predictions, reckoned I'd throw out my own.
I'm a BYU fan, but I'm also a college football fan who now lives outside Utah
and sees real college football during the season on a weekly basis. It's great
to support the Cougs, but pretending that BYU is going to win this game, let
alone in a blow-out, makes us look like real hicks. Try to follow what coaches
and players say about their opponents: OK is a talented team, and they are very
tough, etc.... In order to be in the game, we need to play a perfect game,
blah, blah, blah.
BYU fans don't spend. BYU teams don't play well against tough opponents. BYU
players are all 28 years old. All of these statements are obviously false. And
yet we hear them over and over and over again.
A very long drive,This will be an historical loss,62-10
Ahhh, the smell of college football is in the air! Fall camp starts in less than
a week, College Football Live is on everyday at 1:30 on ESPN, and I'm counting
down to an absolutely amazing season opener! My family and I will be driving
over 1500 miles to Arlington, TX where we will be among the first 80,000 fans to
enjoy the new Dallas Cowboys venue. Whether BYU wins or not isn't the point when
you have an opportunity to go to a game like this. The real point? BYU is one of
two teams to first play in this amazing stadium, the opponent last played in the
BCS championship game, they will likely be ranked #3 or better, and BYU has some
players that can do some serious damage on the field. If BYU wins the
game...well that's just icing on the cake.Can't wait for Sept. 5th!!!
Is going to get slaughtered! Save your money.
Why all the comments from Ute fans that BYU should save their money and stay
home from this game because the Cougars are sure to lose? Don't they understand
that BYU fans love BYU football, win or lose? I guess not because the UofU fans
can't even fill RES on a regular basis, no matter how the team is doing.Would I like to see BYU beat Oklahoma? Sure. However, even if they
lose, I will still be a BYU fan and I will still watch every single game they
play this year. And, at the end of the season, I will still a BYU fan, no
matter what the season record is.The only UofU game I will watch
(like a lot of UofU "fans") will be when they play BYU.Go Cougars!
I seriously doubt the rest of the MWC fans will be rooting for your Zoobs. It
doesn't matter anyway because you don't stand a chance. Let's be realistic here
shall we? If you can keep the game within 21 to 28 points you have
done a decent job. Sam Bradford is gunning for a Heisman Trophy this year and
you will be his first victim.By the way the Utes are still laughing
from last year's game and will again this year.
I am not a TX resident, nor have I ever been to Texas. I live in Logan, UT and I
am travelling to my third road-game experience watching the Cougs. Of course
most of the BYU fans in attendance will be from TX. That's kinda the point with
a good travelling team - they have fans wherever they play.
We are excited to host two families in our home during the game. Our stake is
hosting more than 50 different families from all over the country to participate
in the festivities. Go Cougars!
The OU/BYU game is all about Jerry Jones/Cowboys/his facility. It will be an
affair to remember. I am an ardent BYU fan. I do hope for the best, but this
game will undoubtably be one sided for OU. They will have the speed and the
fact that it is the first game of the season, BYU will not be as game ready as
they will be later. Hopefully they will get out of town with a minimum of body
bags and use up the clock with a game stragegy of ball possession. A shoot out
will not be pretty. BYU need to maintain their composure and not do crazy
things to turn the ball over. On paper they are serious underdogs....no doubt
about it. I had to change my TV package to DirectTV to get the
mountain,.....which I'm glad I did. I don't know how serious football fans
without satellite providers can exist in this market.Cougars....I
hope you can get a win vs the Sooners. Best of luck.
I would point out two obvious things. First, the game will be in Arlington. I
would encourage those coming to stay in the Fort Worth/Arlington area. Much
more fun. Second, OU will likely be ranked number 1 in the nation going into
this game.GO COUGARS! It will not be like the Christians in the Roman
a long drive home.
That is one of the funniest comments I have seen posted in a long time... Ha ha
ha ha ha
Don't feed the troll. Dave, doesn't your team have anything going on where you
can worry about your own team instead?Who's your QB this year? Not sure?
That doesn't sound very promising.... Do you think King Louie will be as good
this year? Oh wait! He's gone!? That doesn't sound good....Go ahead and
cheer against BYU when we play OU. That's fine. Myself and the REST of the MWC
fans will be cheering like crazy for them. And of cousre, BYU will have
the last laugh anyways when they pulverize the Utes in November.
BYU may or may not win. They would have to have a Detmer vs. Miami performance
to even stay close. Let's wish them well. For the Conference's sake.Having said that, isn't it interesting that BYU was invited, by ESPN, to play
Oklahoma? Just as the first College game ever televised on ESPN
included BYU, so will the first game ever in the new Cowboy stadium include
BYU, Why? Because BYU gets ratings. They are not Notre Dame, of
course, but they are a "National Team" with a National following. I think ESPN
misses not having BYU on 3 or 4 times a year.I would like to see the
next TV deal with the Mountain, have a clause, whereby, any league school can
choose 2 or 3 games a year and then be free to negotiate independently, on their
own, with another Network. Unless Comcast, (which owns one half of
the Mountain) offers the Mountain to the "Entire Country" on their own network,
this should be demanded by the MWC. Also, CBS should pick up at least 2 or 3
National Network games.Unfortunately, the Mountain is not even owned
by the MWC. Big mistake!
Not sure how our fan base expects our DB's to slow down OU's offense. Bradford
will feel like he is facing his scout team's defensive backfield. Great way for
Bradford to kick off his heisman run for 2009. I love BYU, but c'mon folks.Logic says OU 48- BYU21 & Bradford throws for 400 yards.As
for miracles? They do happen. Lets hope OU turns the ball over 6 times. But,
the better team is OU by far.
Let's see 15,000 BYU fans, 10 people per mini van, sleeping on their Aunt
Wilma's fold out couch, and taking the gang to Arbys for dinner. I hope Texas
is ready for the huge financial bonanza this will create!
byu doesn't have a chance. save your money and buy a flatscreen tv.
Look, I'm not a cougar fan, so that said, it cracks me up to see people posting
stuff like "y 50, ou 10". I personally think byu is in for a tough game, and if
it turns into a blow-out, my guess is that byu won't be on the winning end of
it. As for the guy who said ou is overlooking the cougs, how do you know? Have
you been inside the locker room at ou and heard them saying stuff? Have there
been articles in the newspapers with quotes from ou players and coaches? Or are
you just making stuff up? Yeah, that's what I thought.
BYU will win this game. It will be another Miami type of game and OU is over
looking and under training for the cougars.
Dave you're a clown | 1:33 a.m. Aug. 2, 2009I know you can get some fans
to Arizona but don't even pretend you've got a travelling fanbase as strong as
ours. Go BYU.--------------------I guess reading isn't
your forte becasue David said nothing about your traveling fan base except he
predicted a NIL chance of BYU winning OU.
Can you blame the BYU fans from being giddy?!? This is the closet they have
gotten to a BIG game since 1996. Vegas postseason beat-down form a
mid PAC-10 teamvsDallas preseason thrashing from #5 OUAt
least their fans can enjoy getting smacked around by a ranked team in Dallas on
Hey Dave, Jan. 1 2007 Fiesta Bowl. Shows that everyone has a worthy chance
C'mon, clowns are funny. Dave's just a blind hater....
Go Cougs. We'll be there rooting for you. Hope Hall is ready, because our
success will depend on him seeing the entire field & not becoming so predictable
as he was toward the end of last year.
Y 50, OU 10
Even the most ardent narrow-minded vindictive Utah fan must realize the
importance of this game and be rooting for the Cougars to win. At the end of the
season they could then say, "We beat the team that beat Oklahoma," or "We only
lost to the team that beat nationally-ranked Oklahoma." It heightens the
prestige of the conference and both BYU & UofU. If you can't see that, you're
cutting off your nose to spite your face.
WOULD LOVE TO SEE BYU WIN... BUT REALISTICALLY SPEAKING, OU IS A POWERHOUSE.
GOOD LUCK TEAM! YOU'LL NEED IT, ALONG WITH 50 POINTS TO KEEP PACE. HOWEVER, I
DO BELEIVE IN MIRACLES TOO...WIN OR LOSE, I'LL BE ROOTING FOR THE
How many fans are actually traveling from Utah and how many live in TX? I'm
pretty sure it's probably three or four to one on the TX side so don't pretend
to think you have a traveling fan base from Provo or from the State of Utah for
that matter.You my friend are the Clown!!
I know you can get some fans to Arizona but don't even pretend you've got a
travelling fanbase as strong as ours. Go BYU.
I predict there will be 20,000 disappointed Zoobies at this game. I can't
believe you actually think you stand a chance against a BCS worthy opponent like
But I really want to see OU go down and boost the credibility of the Mountain
West / crush the BCS.Go Cougs (gulp!)
BYU fans in Dallas in September. No matter where they play, they always draw a
crowd of local LDS and BYU fans. As SJ described we will never forget the sea
of K-State purple going into the Cotton bowl where they outnumbered us by 2-1.
BYU fans love their Cougs and support them wherever they go.By the
way our order for five Club level tickets was never filled and we are still
desparately looking for at least one or two tix to the game.Steve C
I'm traveling to the game from Seattle, WA. I'll sit side-by-side at the game
with my brother who is attending from Tampa, FL. This game is as big as any
bowl game the Cougars have played in and ranks right up there with games against
opponents like Pitt, Miami, and Texas A&M from the past. It should be a blast!
What a great schedule! Follow it up with games against Florida St., TCU, and
Utah in Provo - it might be the best and most interesting schedule the Cougars
have played.I'm looking forward to future schedules that include
home-and-home series against Northwest opponents Boise St. and Washington.Nothing wrong with playing against the "big boys" of college football
even if you are considered the underdog. The MWC teams were impressive against
non-conference foes last year that included Michigan, Alabama, and a big chunk
of the PAC-10.
i hope the cougs can play respectably. they tend to really stink it up against
tough opponents. Follow the yewts example against the tide and take the sooners
to the woodshed.
I'm not too sure how the numbers crunch at the end of the day, but 11 of us from
Gilbert, AZ will be in Dallas to see our Coug's play with tickets not purchased
from the university. If the university sold 15,000, one would think that another
2-3,000 could have been purchased through the Cowboys, and other ticket outlets
not reporting to BYU. Dallas may be lucky again, recalling the Kansas State-
BYU, New Years Day match in 1997. 23 of us from Gilbert sat will the Wildcat
fans, who weren't all that nice or willing to give BYU any credit. With BYU up
by 2 TD's a seatmate offered me 3-1 odds on KSU, beliveing his team would roar
back and bury the Cougars. After #1, ended any threat, it was very quiet in our
Misery loves company...
There are going to be 20,000+. There were about 15,000 at TCU in 2006 and I
would say the buzz and commitment from those I know in Texas and otherwise are
higher than that TCU game. The BYU fans will certainly be outnumbered, but there
will be plenty of us. It'll be intesting to see the interaction between the
fanbases, because OU fans can become, at time, shall we say, interesting. GOOOOOOOOOO COUGARS!
I hope the Cougars hand it to Oklahoma. It would be a great win for them, and
for the Mt. West. Go Cougars
The myth of BYU fans not spending money is just that...a myth. Propagated by the
media and yewt fans.The cougars bring a crowd wherever they go. I
can't count the number of "away" games where we outnumber the home crowd.Should be a great game. Go cougs!
See you guys there!!!!
If I didn't live in Japan, I'd be there. I hope that lots of cougar fans will
go. I'll be watching you all on TV!!!
Mr. Scoresby,If you're related to somebody in Highland, Utah . . . We need
to talk and I can help you lowerthe expenses some! This could be a great
trip for you. Way to chase the fun times ! ! ! !