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Published: Sunday, Sept. 9 2012 9:00 p.m. MDT

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Provo, , UT


You said, "Religion in private, football on the field."
Sorry but I disagree with your statement. Here is my rebuttal. This is Jeffrey R. Holland from last Sunday's YSA fireside. "You NEVER check your religion at the door." good for Bronco for being in the right place at the right time! He can watch the film later.

Mcallen, TX

White will see Blue!

BYU 27
Utah 13

Cinci Man

I am significantly worried about BYU's offensive production. I do not believe that it is wise to have the main offensive play be that of a quarterback draw. And the offensive line is really struggling to create dominance - even against Weber State. This could get ugly if they don't step it up. And where is Riley's establishing a passing game to MANY receivers? And where is the running game to 4 RB's? Where is the variety of plays? Please get ready Cougars! This is an important year.

Provo, , UT

Cinci Man

We don't want 4 RBs! Look how bad that worked out last year! Alisa is the guy. And if im not mistaken Friel, Apo, Hoffman, Falslev, and now Ridley have all made pretty good contributions in just the first two games. Matthews had a made a couple catches i believe as well. The offensive line is a concern but I'm not nearly as scared as you are it seems.

bountiful, ut

My grandfather also thought it was the Huskies coming to town and not the Cougars. So, give fans that thought we were heading to Logan this season a break. It could be nothing more than those fans are simply in the silver hair league. Nothing they can do to reverse the years... So no need to jump up and down on their loyalties. PS - I won the argument with my grandfather because I know what I know when I know it! And as another side note, I was actually surprised to see that USU was coming down to Provo for a second year in a row. So, that is two ways that they have earned some breathing room for a false assumption or careless glancing at the schedule. As for the Ute trolls, you are hilarious as always. I really hope for redemption come Saturday night!

bountiful, ut

I really don't care about what a conference looks like in September. Do you forget things so fast that you forgot the Pac-12 mid/late season collapse last year? Yes, off to a shining start. We'll see ya in November and see how things look then! Oh, and bottom line... Just beat the 9 Pac-12 opponents and make a decent season out of 2012!

CO Ute

@jonnydanger below -

The way you twist comments is exactly why this rivalry needs a break so fans can come back to reality. Your post cites a quote from ESPN and you frame it as a 'lead article'. Let's look at the facts.
This was an article by Mark Schlabach. He is a fine sports writer but not the PAC 12 beat writer and has lots of opinions on lots of things. This was not a 'lead article' on ESPN other than possibly a lead article for his column. Finally the article was focused on Arkansas losing last week and you have to read through 37 paragraphs about Arkansas, Savannah St, two serious injuries, Georgia, and Clemson before the comments on the PAC 12.

Bountiful, UT

"I just don't see much of a difference between the starters in this matchup versus the starters last year."

Senior BYU QB's have won 10 of the past 11 games with Utah. That's a huge difference right there. Also, Utah is thin at OL, and they had trouble stopping USU running around outside the tackles (Utah linebackers are fairly new and inexperienced and they're thin and inexperienced at safety with Keith McGill, Brian Blechen and now Eric Rowe out).

BYU starters were good enough to beat USU 27-24 after spotting you an early lead. The one major difference this year when we play the Aggies is that Jake Heaps won't be at QB. We'll have Riley the entire game, last year he pretty much had his way with your defense for the last 1 1/2 quarters (10-13 passing 144 yds 2 TDs, 62 yds rushing. Imagine that level of production extended over an entire game.

And, before you say that your defense is different this year or somehow improved: "I just don't see much of a difference between the starters in this matchup versus the starters last year."

Bountiful, UT

"Lets hear how crappy the PAC 12 is now BYU fans"

We're 2 games into the season, there's a lot more games to be played, then we'll let you know.

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