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Published: Friday, Sept. 16 2011 1:00 p.m. MDT

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Ragnar Danneskjold
Bountiful, UT

Re: staypuffinpc

I'm going to assume you mean a P.I. It really depends on when the photo was snapped. If that is before the ball has touched anyone, then yeah it looks questionable, if it is a second later and Burton has swatted the ball, then it doesn't really matter what he does to the receiver.

You are right though. It will come down to a few plays and a little luck. It being so competitive is really what has made this rivalry awesome over the last 20 and especially 10 years. It also has something to do with the ever popular "is it too heated?" argument, but I think the large majority of fans keep it civil and only gently rib their neighbors and freinds about it appropriately.
Go Utes, leave no doubt who the better team is.

Cottonwood Heights, UT

re: giantfan

Fair enough...just a layman's observation...as you say, it is too early.

Cedar Hills, UT

Can we have another promise? If BYU wins you go away promising that you will never respond to any article related to BYU ever again?

Oh wait you did that already! Never mind then...Hey tell your Mommmy we all send our best wishes..lol

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Bball junkie, you got it. If Byu wins Saturday I wont post on a Byu article for a month. How is that? I am not worried. I will be commenting all month!

Kearns, UT

As mighty Southern Illinois proved last week, BYU will be the worst offense Utah has played to this point. The worst QB Utah will have played. He may have a picturesque throwing motion, but he makes bad decisions and is very inaccurate down the field. He'll throw the Utah DB's, and probably Blechen, a few easy picks to cost his team this game.

And the legend will continue to grow.

Idaho Falls, ID

Kariya has not had very many carries in the first 2 games. Diluigi can make some big plays but he is not an up-the-middle RB. He totally cowered against the Texas big defensive front. He is much more effective as a receiver out of the backfield. Kariya, on the other hand, is a much stronger RB and won't go down with a little pat like Diluigi. Quezada has yet to show up this year.

I think BYU's running game is the weakest part of the team this year. Our O-line is not nearly as good in the running game as hyped, and our RB's are sub-par. The injuries to our FB's and their absence is really showing in the running game. Watching one of our RB's (esp Diluigi) trying to block a 260# LB was just sad. We need some serious bulldozers playing FB.

To win this game, BYU is going to have to air it out, because their running game is non-existant.

No way will this game be a blow-out either way. It will be a low scoring squeaker decided in the last few plays.

Cedar Hills, UT


There is no way in Provo that your "team" will score 31 points against Utah's D. They will lucky to score twice against Utah's redzone D. Heaps will get those eyes as big as saucers when he sees his pass get intercepted by Blechen.

The real question is, how many INTs will Heaps have by the end of the game? He has 3 compared to 2 td passes thus far. I don't see that number improving much against the best defense the cougs have seen so far.

Utah 21
byU 17

Go Utes!

Magic Happens
Kaysville, UT

Not a surprising prediction by a BYU fan, reporter, promoter and water carrier. One point he didn't mention is that so far in his career, Heaps has yet to beat a team with a winning record. Should BYU win tomorrow, that record will still be intact. Gives you a warm and fuzzy feeling all over, right!

Go Utes! After all Magic Happens!


Everybody downplays this game because there are no conference title implications, and because its early in the season. I see it differently. I think this is one of the biggest games in the history of the rivalry.

Here is why....
Both teams have a lot to prove. Utah needs a solid season to maintain relevance and not become an Oregon State or Washington State in the PAC. Their first few seasons will determine their ability to maintain their BCS success momentum and determine if they are a perennial conference title contender, or a Washington State.

BYU has to win its big games. ESPN appearances depend on it. Consideration into a superconference system REQUIRES BYU to win 9-10 games per year.

The winner is 2-1, the loser is 1-2. The loser is going to be digging out of a hole and will not have the momentum to do it with some tough games coming up for both teams.

While it is still only one game, this is the kind of game that will become the foundation of this years success, and impact recruiting and momentum for future years.

Mililani, HI

BYU Football is well known for its Throwing Games. Keep this Throwing Game going. If that is what BYU does best, then , be consistent. I like to see it more often. Lets continue to manufacture more Quarter Backs for the nation, and everything else falls in line!! Lets win today!!

Cedar Hills, UT

Were you writing this article wearing your "band of brothers" t-shirt? This article sounded like a cougar club member wrote it. I have yet to see Saint Jake win a big game yet (the bowl game last year does not count, they were by far the worst team to make a bowl). I didn't read anything about Utah's over all team speed. Direct comparisons were made about what USC was able to do to what BYU will do. BYU is no USC. I don't care who you pick to win, just try and be a little objective. You come off sounding like a cheerleader.


Chris B obviously doesn't have a life. I am truly glad that Utah was invited to the Pac 10. At least Chris received a bit of joy. Shame that it will end in utter disappointment. Utah will have to work to win 4 more games.

This year the home field will make a difference. Heaps will relax and get his game together. BYU's D will shut down Wynn and company.

Final score BYU 42
Utah 10


Yeah, I don't see BYU's careful offense having too much success against the Utah D. I know USC isn't ranked this year, but still, they were playing an offense that featured a heisman candidate at quarterback, in the coliseum, and a multi-dimensional offense. I'm sorry, but BYU has none of those things. Utah's offense is garbage too. This game will be close and low-scoring. 13-10 Utah.

Salt Lake City, UT

This article was a joke I found it under the Utah section, but any Utah article that talks about Utah's front seven but fails to mention Star is severely uninformed.

There may be some question marks about Wynn's shoulder, but the fact is that he's still better any QB byu has seen this year and his QB rating is much better than Heaps so far.

byu fan's ultimate fantasy of being able to play Utah with a QB who has a shoulder that needs surgery again isn't happening. Good luck byu dbs keeping up with 3 receivers who are talented and run 4.4 or faster, you are going to need it, and Wynn's shoulder may not be 100% but it's more than capable.

Lindon, UT

Sorry, Chris B: Not in our house!
BYU 30 - Utah 10
Mark it down!

Utah's FB results, 2011: *aready played

Mont St - W*
USC - L*
Wash - L
Wash St - W
AZ St - L
Pitt - toss up
Cal - L
Oregon St - W
AZ - toss up
UCLA - toss up
CO - W

Best record: 7-5
Worst Record: 4-8
Probable Record: 6-6

May qualify to play in the PAC championship game, if 7-5, but will be difficult
If not, you will qualify for a lesser bowl game

Logan, UT

If BYU can figure out how to run the ball, Utah's in trouble. If Jordan Wynn can figure out how to play through pain, BYU is in trouble.

Hank Pym

@ Duckhunter | 4:07 p.m. Sept. 16, 2011

**How pathetic but of course that is common for a utah "fan".**

That is the attitude of a "typical" byu fan. Thejudgmental attitude from a self-imposed exile in an ivory tower

@ goutahutes | 5:48 p.m. Sept. 16, 2011

"I have yet to see Saint Jake win a big game yet (the bowl game last year does not count, they were by far the worst team to make a bowl)."

Actually, byu was the 2nd worst team to go bowling last yr... UTEP was the worst.

I Still Can't Say It
Holladay, UT

@Brandon Gurney

Your piece makes all sorts of assumptions and what ifs. For example, maybe the BYU defense will be able to handle the Utes style of pounding the ball because Texas ran something similar. Strange logic.

My response to your various speculations, the Utes have a new offense and mostly a new crew on D. Roscoe and his boys aren't going to know what to expect tomorrow and are in for some surprises.

My guess is the Utes win but let's not jinx it. The only thing I know for sure is your analysis seems more like something a desperate BYU fan would write.

Tooele, UT

@Pipes 3:34

@atl134 3:51

@B 9:00

So far, the three best comments on this comment board. Good to read a few well thought out predictions that aren't full of childish name-calling or ridiculous analysis.

Info Man
South Jordan, UT

Both D's are steller. Both O's are struggling. I think BYU finally figures some things out offensively this week.

BYU 24
Utah 10

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