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Published: Friday, Sept. 2 2011 11:00 a.m. MDT

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Layton, UT

This will be a close game, and making the most of each offensive possession will be the deciding factor in whether or not BYU wins it. I think they will, 24-13.

Chris B must be slipping. He is more excited about BYU articles than any of us. I can't believe 17 minutes have passed without his inane babble. Prediction: He will claim a BYU loss due to "lack of speed", and then his excuse tomorrow after BYU wins will be "Ole Miss is terrible".

Cottonwood Heights, UT

Against a decent Ol' Miss team I'll be happy with a 24-20 win.

I'm just stoked that the season has begun!


Cedar Hills, UT

Any SEC team is good - better athletes , bigger and faster. Add to this the humidity and the big fan base and you have a potential blow out. BYU always starts slow so I suspect we will see something like 5 turnovers for the Y and a half time score of 28 - 3 for Ole Miss. BYU will wake up in the second half and the game will end 35 - 17 for ole Miss. Too much speed, too many athletes and too much humidity.

Cedar Hills, UT

BYU always starts slow plus they are playing in killer humidity plus they are playing an SEC team that is loaded with future NFL talent. 35-17 for Ole Miss. If the game were in Provo at 5000 feet then I would say 28-27 for BYU.

Syracuse, UT

28-14 BYU comes out of there, brand new quarterback, and a really bad defense on ole miss.

Salt Lake City, UT

"Its always hard to determine what will happen during the first game of any season."

Ole Miss is familiar with that. They lost to FCS team Jacksonville State 49-48 in 2OT last year.

West Jordan, UT


So if BYU wins are you going to come on here and give them credit for beating "an SEC team that is loaded with future NFL talent" on the road in "killer humidity", or are you going to write it off as just a win over a bottom tier SEC team? I will be watching you.

BYU 27
Ole Miss 24

Still Blue after all these years
Kaysville, UT

If we don't score more than 30, that probably means we're either turning it over or Ole Miss has the ball for very long periods. If we score 21 or 24 points, then I'm a bit worried. I think we need to score 35 or so to win.

Mildred in Fillmore
Salt Lake City, UT

BYU 49
Mississippi 7

Mark it down.

Red Headed Stranger
Billy Bobs, TX

Best line from the article

The rotating options look strong, with junior college transfer Hebron Fangupo, 6-1, 331, leading the way.

Love it!!! Hilarious. That junior college that Fangupo transferred from probably isn't going to postseason success anyway, so it is a good step up for Hebron. (Someone from Corona is probably having a fit right now. hehe)

A.F., UT

BYU is favored by 3 points. Look for the cougs to air it out and take on that weak secondary. BYU's defensive line will be tested with the run game from Ole Miss, but BYU's linebackers should have a solid afternoon.

Prediction: BYU 31 Ole Miss 21

West Jordan, UT

Ole Miss is inexperienced all over the defense, no db's, no linebackers and only have an experienced Oline and RB on offense.


BYU should handle this one.

BYU 37
Ole Miss 10


Season is here! I fear the Humidity more than ole Miss. Humidity is a killer, literally so the players better be ready for that. If the cougs can stick to their game plan and avoid losses to the humidity BYU chould be just fine. I won't predict a blowout, but I do feel that victory is mroe likely than loss.

Eagle Mountain, UT

BYU defense will play solid. Old Miss will score between 10 and 21.
BYU offense will prove to potent. BYU will score between 24 and 35.
Mark it down...unless I am wrong, then just throw it away.
BYU football tomorrow!

Chandler, AZ

Did I read that right...their one returning LB is 5'9" 226? And our TEs are all, what 6'4" 6'6" or something like that? Sounds like a great time for the resurgance of the TE at BYU.

Boise, ID

Even with a deep defense, if the offense can sustain drive and put points up early, BYU should pull out a win. If BYU has early turnovers or can't sustain any early drives, could get ugly. I see the Cougs winning by 10. (I am a biased homer)

Bountiful, UT

BYU will win this game - pulling away in the second half -- by two touchdowns or more. I'd be very surprised if Ole Miss is in the game come the fourth quarter. Heaps will have 350+ yards.

This is a warm up game for Texas next week.

Silver Maned Cougar
American Fork, UT

For those fretting about the humidity, it can indeed be horrible, but the game time forcasts are for the low 30s - not the 60s and 70s that will happen later in the night. It could have been bad, but I think we are lucking out on the humidity.

Whoa Nellie
American Fork, UT

Powder River, let 'er buck! Oh, whoops - wrong team.
Rip 'em.

Evanston, WY

Should be a great game.....for the Cougars.

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