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Published: Thursday, Sept. 1 2011 9:16 p.m. MDT

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3grandslams
Iowa City, IA

Uhhmm, 27-10 isn't a blow out win. Look at the Wisc./UNLV score for a reference.

moderateman
ITHACA, NY

Objectively, White looked good, Wynn looked mediocre, run defense was good, pass defense was poor. Overall, Utes need to improve a LOT to win the next two games. I agree with 3grandslams--17 points is FAR from a blowout.

SoCalTrueBlue
San Diego, CA

I laughed when I saw the headline. Montana St. played within 17 points of a mighty Pac-12 team. No blowout at all.

motorbike
Cottonwood Heights, UT

uhhmm, when you're out to a 24 point lead and never threatened in a game where you're not showing all your cards due to USC the following week...yeah, it's okay to call it a blowout. The game was never in question.

Smack
Jefferson City, MO

You guys are just jealous that the win put the Utes at #1 in the Pac-12 South!

:)

SoCalTrueBlue
San Diego, CA

Total yards - 292 to 258
First downs - 16 to 12
Sorry, Ute fans, but that was no blowout.

truecoug1
Provo, UT

@motorbike

If you're a good team, who cares if you show 'all' your cards to USC?

To me, saying the Utes were 'playing conservative so that USC has no film on them' is saying you're scared of USC and have no confidence you can beat them, so you have to try to hide your playbook.

Pretty lame excuse.

Utah Utes should watch ASU...the Sun Devils are showing how a PAC 12 team is supposed to play against an FCS team.

Go Cougars!

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

@motorbike

"where you're not showing all your cards due to USC the following week..."

How sure are you about that?

Smack
Jefferson City, MO

Yeah, SoCalTrueBlue, I'm definitely detecting some jealousy.

But don't worry, BYU will be #1 in its own one-team conference all year!

:)

(Actually, I'm hoping BYU wins every game they play--except for one. Go UTES!)

motorbike
Cottonwood Heights, UT

truecoug1 - there are very few coaches on any level that when about to play a powerhouse would not use the element of surprise to some extent if able. It's called smart coaching. ie: Utah coming out in the hurry up offense in the Sugar Bowl and shocking Alabama. Are you telling all of us that was a dumb idea? I'm glad Whittingham doesn't take notes from you.

motorbike
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Duckhunter-

VERY sure.

Does that mean I think Utah will win or that every surprise Chow pulls out will work? Not necessarily. But I'm VERY sure they held back tonight.

Yes I still have some concerns. But none of us will know much until next week, we can only speculate.

BluCoug
Provo, UT

LOL!

nunya
sacramento, ca

did you just say blow out win? hahahahahaha, funny!

truecoug1
Provo, UT

@motorbike "It's called smart coaching. ie: Utah coming out in the hurry up offense in the Sugar Bowl and shocking Alabama"

Yes, since I'm sure Utah was 'playing conservative and not opening the playbook' all year long in anticipation of playing Alabama.

(roll my eyes)

It's one thing to implement new wrinkles into your base offense...that's smart coaching. It's another thing entirely when you're implementing a new offensive system and you supposedly don't open your playbook against an FCS opponent.

Isn't that a perfect time to get your offense comfortable with the new system in a real game scenario?

I also find it interesting that, although Utah was supposedly being 'conservative' Kyle played his starters on both sides of the ball for the entire game. If you're concerned about the health of your players/QB, just pull an ASU and go up by 40, then pull your starters in the 3rd QTR.

The most telling comments of all, however, were from Kyle himself, who said nothing about Utah playing 'conservatively' against MSU. He DID say that the passing game was horrible and if they played like that, they wouldn't win a game in the PAC 12.

showmeyatd's
Pleasant View, Utah

The Utes looked good early but it seemed the game began to come harder for Wynn. If he can't make a two yard dump pass to his RB then what throws will he be able to make? I laughed out loud when the ball rolled to White III's shoes. Despite the problems the Utes D line looked monstrous. Star is a giant out there. Did you see how he threw the player to the turf like a rag doll. I'm excited for the 17th.

BYU's turn to get a W

Tomahawk Red
North Salt Lake, UT

At least we don't have a headline that reads, "Cougars get spanked by Rebels down south".

That headline is coming Saturday night.

3grandslams
Iowa City, IA

This is great. Utah fans trying to defend a lame headline. I love it. Rich entertainment.

Keep posting utes! It shows your true colors.

Hey by the way, Whitt is completely dissapointed in the offensive effort. He wouldn't be saying that if they were trying to play it close to the vest. AND if they were and they can't execute the simple plays, then the team is in big time trouble when they "open it up!!"

Razzle2
Bluffdale, UT

For those that actually watched the game or Sports Center, the game looked smart. A blow-out in the first couple of quarters then conservative play trying things out like a practice. The game was never in question.
But, I have two concerns...
#1 It is not like Whit to play like your performing for next week's game instead of looking at the game in hand.
#2 How did Wynn get sacked twice?

Perhaps Utah doesn't have to play for the polls anymore. Just win games in the conference and smell roses.

3grandslams
Iowa City, IA

re:motorbike

Get real, just admit its a bad headline. Your head coach is completley dissapointed with the overall effort of the offense. The more you spin the worse you look. Save yourself, follow the lead of your head coach. Enough of the red-koolaid approach.

Fahrvergnugen
Provo, UT

@motorbike

I would believe you that its smart coaching, except Whittingham ripped into his offense, saying they played poorly. I doubt he turned around and told Wynn, "hey I was just kidding, buddy, we've got USC in the bad now!" Nice try though.

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