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Published: Monday, Sept. 17 2012 6:25 a.m. MDT

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IndeMak
South Jordan, UT

This game could get ugly. BSU finally found their offense last week. Boise will be ready and a quick turnaround can't be good. Go Broncos!

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Byu's season is over. At the hands of Utah. This was a perfect week!

We're on to meet Oregon for the Rose Bowl

Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

byu is going to pound Boise.

eastcoastcoug
Danbury, CT

BSU - another team that has earned it's way to respect in national circles. Another team that has average talent but great coaches that prep their team to play at a higher level and not choke. It will be interesting to see, now that we are out of the BCS picture (one and done when you are not in a BCS conference, fellow fans), if we can get ourselves up for ANY game at all this year of consequence.

So, what has BSU got that we haven't? Money? Fan base? Facilities? Opportunity to play big name teams? I would like to know what BYU's goal IS as a program. If we are out there to win and become a top-tier program, then this coaching staff isn't getting it done. I'm tired of sloppy, boring, flat teams wearing the Blue and White.

Juice Box
Eureka, UT

Honestly, I don't think BYU will win. Boise St. is as hostile as Utah is to play in. BYU needs to find who they REALLY are this week in practice and play with that mentality. They need to prove themselves. For that reason, I don't think they can do so with 3 days of practice. Too much to clean up after Saturday (also ugly for Utah, don't get me wrong).

Boise will win by 3 TD's.

spudlydoright
McCammon, Idaho

As a Boise fan I certainly want them to win on Thursday; but at the same time I know better than to try and make a prediction. However, I do know one thing; BSU will be prepared for the game and I am not so sure about the Y. I have seen them less than prepared too many times in the recent past.

AZCoug
Mesa, AZ

I'm thinking Chris B. was one of the overzealous Ute fans that almost cost their team the game on Saturday by rushing the field. As a BYU and ASU alum, I will enjoy watching the Devils put the hurt on the Utes this week in Tempe! Utah 0-1 in PAC12 play, mark it down.

killpack
Sandy, UT

Saturday's game only proves one thing: BYU is not nearly as good as people thought, since they couldn't even beat a mediocre at best Utah team.

CougFaninTX
Frisco, TX

@chris b - Utah and BYU both showed that they have strong defensive teams, but neither have an offense. Utah will not finish in the top half of the PAC12 South. Utah will be challenged to be bowl eligible. USC, UCLA, Arizona and Arizona State all look better than U this season. So unless U find an epiphony for your offense, U may start hoping for the New Mexico bowl, because I'm betting it will be New Mexico or bust for the Utes this year. If the Utes make it to the PAC12 Conference Championship game against Oregon, I will become a devoted fan of yours and sing your praises everytime you post. Mark it down.

As for the Cougs, I started the season predicting 10-2 and 8-4 as a worse case scenario. Now 8-4 seems very likely, and 7-5 is possible. If we can't beat the Utes; there is no way we will beat BSU, ND or GT. And Oregon St is looking like a 50/50 at this point. We are Poinsetta bound - not a great bowl, but a great place for me to spend the holidays.

thejdog123
Sandy, UT

@CougFanin: Please don't use such big works like epiphany when writing a comment to Chris B. there is no possible way that he knows what that means. So to help you out Chris B. (me being such a humble cougar fan) I have copy and pasted the definition for you. You're welcome.
1. Epiphany
a. A Christian feast celebrating the manifestation of the divine nature of Jesus to the Gentiles as represented by the Magi.
b. January 6, on which this feast is traditionally observed.
2. A revelatory manifestation of a divine being.
3.
a. A sudden manifestation of the essence or meaning of something.
b. A comprehension or perception of reality by means of a sudden intuitive realization:

Scott Farcus
Beaver, UT

So Cougar fans, how is Independence going?

thejdog123
Sandy, UT

So Scott Farcus...How's living in Beaver going?

Juice Box
Eureka, UT

thejdog123,

You're not as humble as you say you are.

And word is spelled with a D. As in defense, something the Cougars didn't have Saturday against a 2nd string QB.

Ronald Uharriet
SWun City, Ca.

I don’t know how the rest of you feel, but as for me, I feel much better now since reading our head coach, Bronco Mendehal’s comment regarding the Uah game.

“ There’s a lot of time, though to assess what we can do better”.

This is for our two day practice before going to Boise State to play our game Thursday.

BlueHusky
Mission Viejo, CA

Juice Box,
Uh, look at the stats. BYU D smothered the Utes. It was Utes D turning the favor on BYU's offense that cost BYU the game.

If you're gonna comment, perhaps you should have watched the game.

midpacmajor
Salt Lake City, Utah

Juice Box

"And word is spelled with a D. As in defense, something the Cougars didn't have Saturday against a 2nd string QB."

You were obviously watching a different game than the rest of us.

BYU's defense held Utah to:

245 total yards
196 passing
49 rushing
17 points

Utah only had ONE drive over 40 yards (65 yards - blocked FG try).

Utah's scoring drives:
2 plays - 17 yards - passing TD
8 plays - 23 yards - FG
1 play - 39 yards - passing TD

Utah PUNTED, had a turnover on downs, had a blocked FG try, or failed to score on 11 of 14 drives.

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btw,

Your "2nd string quarterback" has been Utah's 1st stringer all along.

Every realistic fan knew that Wynn probably wouldn't last longer than the first hard hit he took, which was exactly 38 passes into the season, less than one full game. Hays was Utah's starter for most of last season, so whining about him being your "2nd stringer" is a laugh. Besides, aren't major conference teams are supposed to be loaded with depth? I guess that explains why you're still just a mid-PAC major.

Wallbanger
Spanish Fork, UT

midpacmajor

Do you need a tissue there buddy? Your "top 25" cougs couldn't even beat the Utes, even without our two starting safeties and without White as well. Not to mention you guys had plenty of help from those lame refs, and you still couldn't do it. I guess that explains why you're still an Indy-WACer and nobody wants you. What is that, 8 out of 11 for the Utes now, 3 in a row? We own U, deal with it! Have fun in November. Hope Boise doesn't beat you too badly.

catram
North Las Vegas, NV

We have a killer defense. We have no offense. We will beat Boise because Boise has no offense. I am still sick about Saturday night. Nelson has still not beaten a good defense. I dont think he can. Bummer.

Runner
Chandler, AZ

BYU's best offensive play came from Nelson and Hoffman drawing it up on the sidelines. How does that feel Doman?

If the definition of insanity is, "doing the same thing while expecting different results." Then Doman is beyond fit for the funny-farm.

I just hope somebody pulls the plug on his headset on Thursday so we don't have to watch Alisa repeatedly run into the teeth of the defense. Or better yet, watch Doman call the same Option play 6 different times....while gaining a solid 7 combined yards.

Barney Google
Beaver, UT

@ thejdog123
" So Scott Farcus...How's living in Beaver going?"

Obviously better than Independence!

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