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Published: Wednesday, Sept. 7 2011 12:00 p.m. MDT

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Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Texas 32
byu 17

Utah 32
USC 21

Lone Star Cougar
Plano, TX

Thanks Charles, I think this weekly article is very interesting. I truly enjoy it.

Also, I hope Chris B. can get a job soon. Being productive in society can be a very positive thing.

West Jordan, UT

@Chris B

Don't you ever get tired of being wrong?

West Jordan, UT

If the Longhorn Insiders are predicting only a 1 pt win for Texas, I'm going to have to say I like BYU's chances, a lot.

That tells me that they are not confident in Tx's ability to score the ball. Tx's biggest weakness is the Oline. BYU's strength is the Dline and the linebackers. Hopefully BYU's D can get off the block quick and rattle their QB early and often.

I do believe BYU's offense will play better this week and put up around 20 pts. If the defense can hold strong again, BYU wins.

Go Cougs!!!

Boise, ID

BYU will be able to stop the run most if not all weekends this year. If Texas has a good qb and he has time, BYU could be in trouble.

DD JayMario
American Fork, UT

I'm not sure if it means anything but Chris B didn't encourage anyone to "Mark it down" when he made his predictions. I do think I'll enjoy the weekend when Utah beats USC AND BYU beats Texas. Two road wins for two up and coming programs. Two 2-0 teams meeting in Week Three in Provo couldn't be better.


If BYU's offense comes to play it will be a good game. Texas has a much better pass game than Ole Miss and I think we will see some mistakes from the secondary, but we should be able to stop the run pretty effectively.

I think that one of the biggest reasons Jake struggled last week was the early blind-side sack. It threw off his timing and confidence. I think we need to do that to GG early in the game on Saturday. If he is shaky we will probably see some interceptions to counteract some possible big-plays in the pass game.

West Jordan, UT

I think both BYU and Utah will struggle offensively this weekend against much better competition, and I think both will head into rivalry week (feels really weird to say that just two weeks into the season) with a 1-1 record, setting the stage for what should be a very intense and probably low scoring game down in Provo.

Idaho Falls, ID

" I could even see an alliance of independent teams with Notre Dame, BYU and Texas working in a cooperative rather than a conference."

I really like this idea. Throw in USC and Oklahoma and you have some serious leverage against the BCS's. You could eventually form your own conference of teams with their own networks.


@ Chris B
1st of all, the fact that you think Utah can score 32 points on the road vs. USC is hilarious. Did you not watch your offense against an FCS school last week?
2nd of all, if you predict BYU to win ANY game this year, post your address and I will send you a dollar. Im serious

Cougar Claws
Lindon, UT

I like BYU's chances in this game, but I am cautiously optimistic. I think BYU will play the run solidly the rest of the season, including against Texas. BYU can and should win the battle at the line of scrimmage on offense and defense, which will generally mean that we should win. However, I am a little concerned for pass protection. I think the offensive game plan should be to run to set up the pass. Whether Texas decides to play the run or play one-on-one coverage, there will be something there that the offense can take away from the defense on every play. A lot will ride on the right execution and play calling of Brandon Doman for us to take what the defense will give on a particular play.

On defense, I'm very confident in our ability to stop the run, especially with our front three and our outside backers. Our front three will win the battle in the middle and our outside backers will contain the edges very well. I do have a bit of concern with our secondary being tested more this week. I say BYU 28, Texas 17 if we execute well.

Lindon, UT

Too much of an unknown for both teams. It will either be 7-6 (either team wins) or 31-10 BYU. If BYU can take the croud out of the game early, look for them to win big!

Cedar Hills, UT

Chris B...

Thanks for the win again!

Captain L
Provo, UT

BYU has proven they can play with the big boys, their record against the big 12 indicated that, but until Heaps shows he can be consistent I'll be a little concerned. The D looked good last week, they just have to show they can come out and play tough like that every week and not have a Florida State type game. If Heaps has a good game, I see BYU winning, if he struggles, and we can't score more than 20 pts, it will be hard to beat Texas.
I think Heaps can be as good or better than any QB we've had but he not even close yet, he still has alot of learning and growing to do.

Corona, CA

Oh my gosh these comments from BYU fans. You guys squeezed out a victory not rolled! against a bad SEC team with a backup qb. Now you guys think you can beat anybody! Yeah I understand It would be more credible if you beat an Arkansas or Sout Carolina but c'mon guys get real. Show some class remember you haven't been to a BCS bowl before.

sacramento, ca

runaway utes 3
usc 65

mark it down

Y Grad / Y Dad
Richland, WA


Your invitation to "show some class," is noted, and laughed at. Coming from you, I'm sorry, it's just ironic.

A few more games will tell just how good or bad Ole Miss is, same for BYU.

Besides BYU -vs- UT, the big match-up of interest is USC -vs- Utah. Someone will be exposed as a pretender. Who knows, maybe they both will be.

I really am pulling for Utah, unless of course they pull another pre-game warm up, tough guys in your face routine.

Just the FAX
Olympus Cove, Utah

"remember you haven't been to a BCS bowl before"

and U haven't won a national championship

call us when you've actually been to the summit, and not just to the highest base camp

West Valley City, Utah

BYU offense always struggles in the first game. They should play much better. Texas doesn't see many offense like BYU. Texas should underestimate B.Y.U. BYU defense should dominate the Texas offense. BYU 27-13

Plano, TX

If the Cougars can go get Gilbert, they can do this. He (qb)is the weak spot in their offense. If the ball gets into the hands of UT's receivers, their athleticism will be a challenge for our defense. Offensively BYU has to get its act together--I think it will take a balanced attack and I'm not sure we can pass against UT's corners--again, their athleticism is superior. When Texas plays anyone except BYU, I am a Longhorn, but I'd sure like the Cougars to win this one.
I challenge the folks in blue to have class no matter the outcome---Austin folks are suffering terribly from wildfires right now and it would be gracious for the BYU folks to make a donation to help those firefighters.

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