@DuckhunterUh...they played Northern Colorado, possibly the worst
team in either subdivision of the NCAA. Yes they shut them down and out but they
should have done that.-------------I agree, why
didn't BYU shutdown Idaho State?A) #205 Idaho State 3 BYU 56
(defense allowed 251 total yards to IS)B) #209 Northern Colorado 0 Utah
41 (defense allowed 114 total yards to NC)Now only if we had as many
cupcakes on our seclude as 2010 BYU did we would be ranked.
'Stellar' performance for an untested defense... laughable.Stellar is the perfect word reserved for Larry Scott's business acumen
I'm not "bagging on utah" but I am pointing out that it is not an
impressive or "stellar" victory or performance. A good case can be made
that it should have been a much better preformance than it was. utah did what it
should have done against a truly terrible team. Congratulations?
This sounds like last year when BYU fans were bagging on the utes for playing an
FCS team when the mighty cougs beat an SEC team. what happened a couple weeks
later? Just sayin'...
Sammy and Ducky -No real U fan is claiming that UNC is a strong team
(or even a mediocre team) but the fact is that the defense did not let them
cross mid field and out scored them 6-0. Buffalo put up 23 on Georgia, Jackson
State 24 on Arkansas, and even Savannah St scored against Florida State.You two always spin everything negative regarding Utah but this was
still a very good performance by the defense. Let's see what happens next
week in Logan.
Earnest T. Bass, please keep commenting. You bring humor to people that take
themselves way too seriously. Go Utes!
I meant 245 (not 345) Division I teams. Sorry about the typo.
To those who claim that Northern Colorado is the worst team in Division I, I
point out the final Sagarin ratings. Of 14 FCS conferences, only 3 (Great West,
Missouri Valley, and Colonial) didn't have a team that was rated lower.
Three of the FCS conferences were almost entirely rated lower than Northern
Colorado. At 209th out of 345 Division I (both subdivisions)
schools, Northern Colorado is not an impressive foe, but they are hardly the
worst team out there.
Earnest, you made me laugh. Thanks.
All the U-haters (they can't be called Y fans because they give the Y a bad
reputation) only want to denigrate Utah's opponent. The University of
Northern Colorado is not a high school--and it would defeat every high school in
Utah or Colorado. It competes in the Big Sky with Weber State and Southern Utah.
It isn't on the same level as Utah or BYU or Utah State.But,
Duckhunter the NCAA has more than two subdivisions. NCAA Division I has two
subdivisions.The Colorado School of Mines is in Golden and is a
decent NCAA Division II football school--but they likely would be killed by
Northern Colorado.Northern Colorado was a tune up as Utah moves onto
better opponents. Both Utah State and BYU will be a challenge. I have no
illusions about either being easy. Utah State beat Southern Utah handily, which
is a better Big Sky team than Northern Colorado. BYU was impressive with
Washington State. Utah has had its easiest game of the year. It gets tougher
from here. No week will be easy for the rest of the year.Go Utes.
Utah wasnt that good. If Byu played No Co, we would have made them have negative
points and negative yards. So don't call Utah good.
Why so defensive utah "fans"? Yes BYU plays Weber, and they should beat
them soundly, but Weber certainly isn't as bad as northern colorado whcih
might very well be the worst team in either ncaa sbudivision. As I said in my
post, utah did what it should have done, nothing more. There wasn't really
anything "stellar" about it, it was just what was expected.
sammy/duckSpeaking of weak competition, you do realize that your
team plays Weber State, San Jose State, Idaho, and New Mexico State, don't
Completely different teams, Worf, as is this UNC team. I was impressed with
their coverage schemes and how hard their team played in spite of being
completely over matched. I say their DBs in good coverage position on almost
every play, something that could not be said for WSU. Regardless of all the
blather on here, the real issue will be solved in two weeks.
What was the Utah-Washington State score last year?
@SoonerUte & ReasonableUte Gentlemen, look who you're
talking to. Past posts tell us their hyprocrisy knows no bounds. Just little
brothers throwing stones at the more successful big brother. In two
weeks one will be on Lame Airlines to Tulsa and one will be under the bus
again.Does that ever get old?
It was in fact a great defensive performance, albeit expected. They did what
they were supposed to do, just as coach Whitt said. Why do fans of other
schools feel a need to mock? There is nothing to mock here. Yes, they were a
very bad team, maybe the worst, but Utah made sure that everyone knew it. I
don't see how a BYU fan could be so hypocritical that they are making fun
of who the Utes schedule. We scheduled one bad team, how many did BYU schedule?
Yes, I know that BYU's schedule will get tougher as the independent years
go by. I am not poking fun at BYU, the game should be great this year. I am
just saying that typically when one teams schedule is clearly worse that
anothers, it looks really lame when the fans of the team with the worse schedule
are mocking the team with the more difficult schedule for scheduling one weak
Rather hilarious that the first 5 posts are from Cougar fans criticizing Utah
for playing Northern Colorado, when they are about to play NC's Big Sky
peer Weber State.Utah scheduled NC because power conferences use
"the formula" where the first 3 games include an easy team, a mid-major,
and a major. That's quite different from the MWC method, so maybe that
confuses Cougar fans.BYU independence and an ESPN partnership allows
them to schedule "anybody, anytime, anywhere", so they chose... Weber
State? Maybe they hope the back half of their schedule will impress the BCS
I'm sorry Facer, but good grief, can't you write something that
actually says something of insight? Look. Greeley Colorado Junior
College of Mines, with 16 losses out of the last 17 games, couldn't have
stayed on the same field as Timpview HS; In fact, I can think of ten HS teams
off the top of my head that would have won or at least played them tough,
starting with 3 in Utah County alone. And then to use the word
"Stellar"?? Are you kidding me? How do you judge "stellar"?? The
fact that NCU got to the 40 yard line disproves that, little lone to the 50. And
you were bragging about not getting past the 50? They shouldn't have got
past the 25. The ute D should be ashamed they gave up 35 yards, and you make it
a badge of honor. What a joke. 'Stellar' is when you hold
a real PAC 10(+2) team to negative 5 yards rushing!! THAT is
Congrats to the U for the win. Yes, it was an opening game opponent, but the U
more than took care of business in this game. The Y plays Weber State next week
and will have a big win because WSU is not a very weak team. Then the U and BYU
play. I hope the results will be different this year, but we won't know
until the game is over. It seems that both teams are very strong defensively -
it should be a better game this year. Can't wait!
Uh...they played Northern Colorado, possibly the worst team in either
subdivision of the NCAA. Yes they shut them down and out but they should have
‘Utah Utes football: U. stellar in several defensive categories in
opener’Yeah, that's right!Now let's play
East Podunk High School!-12 Outstanding the caliber and quality of
PAC-12 opponents this year.
'Stellar' defensive results and who did you play? Funny.