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Published: Wednesday, Sept. 19 2012 7:37 p.m. MDT

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WHAT NOW?
Saint George, UT

BYU by 30.

Go Big Blue!!!
Bountiful, UT

Boise by 14+

Y Grad / Y Dad
Richland, WA

Please! I'll be happy with BYU by 3.

Wayne Rout
El Paso, TX

BYU cannot win if Riley Nelson is the quarterbback. As I have said many times and have been proven right, Riley cannot defeat a DI team with even average defensive skills He lacks the arm strength, composure, and discipline. We probably will not see James Lark any more because he is so much more effective than Riley.

Meckofahess
Salt Lake City, UT

Sorry BYU fans but the Cougs had their chance for a confidence builder last week because they "prepared for it like any other game". Well we're in for a 7-5 season now and the rocky road begins sorry to say. I hope I am wrong!

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

What now,

I think you are right, and Utah will win by the same margin at least.

jasonlivy
Orem, UT

We are in for a long season. I love the Cougars. I want them to win. I really do want them to be successful.

Riley Nielson. He does love football. He likes getting hit. I tip my hat to him for that. But he's way over his head. He's too sporadic and panicky. He doesn't give the ball up to his running back on the option. The opposite team doesn't have to watch much film to know exactly what to expect from him. They've got him completely figured out way before game day.

In order to win, the defense has to step up already stellar play. The offense has to show up and then play out of their minds. But we all know nothing's going to change. The offense won't show up, stupid mistakes will be made, turnovers will ensue, and we'll all be slumped over in our easy chairs banging our heads against the coffee table.

My vote: 35 to 6 for Boise St.

86&90UTE
Holladay, UT

What? BYU article states that undefeated seasons are magical? Well, Utah has had two such "magical" seasons in the last nine years! It's obviously not that hard for the Utes!!! What's bYU's problem???

TheNun
Granstville, UT

Wow, I hope no one gets hurts jumping off the Riley bandwagon, as it seems they are jumping in droves.

And, yes, a 3 point win is just as satisfying as a 44 point win. Take it from experience, either one makes you smile.

Manny
Saint George, UT

Note to BYU coaches: If your QB takes a hit and looks around lost and dazed, take him out. Let a back up take over until he gets his senses back, or keep him out. Last week after the hit in the first few minutes Riley didn't snap out of it until the 4th qtr. It was too late then, game over.

bballjunkie
Pleasant Grove, UT

There is no way you can get to excited for any game that Riley is QB for. Sorry guys I have said it and been ripped on for over the last year plus for saying Riley is not a D1 QB and some fans are finally seeing that. Until Bronco and Doman put Hill or even Lark who has an arm in to throw the ball in, enjoy what you what you all wanted.

And yes Heaps leaving will hurt and hurt bad. lol

Y Grad / Y Dad
Richland, WA

TheNun

Amen!

Riley goes the distance, has two turnovers but otherwise plays well enough to win in the final seconds. Defense plays stellar, cougars win by 3.

Wayne goes back to the "returning punts" schtick. Again.

Bet I'm right two out of three. Hope I'm wrong about Wayne.

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

Big Test for both Utah and BYU this week. Both are at least a 7 point underdog. I hope they both win, but they will have to play better than they did against each other.

J-TX
Allen, TX

OK, I like BYU, but y'all are delusional if you think the Cougs have a chance in this one. Props for effort against the Utes, but Boise State has a top 4 in the nation win percentage over the last 5 years. They don't make mistakes, and the Y D is not good enough to force mistakes. BSU by 25 over BYU.

eastcoastcoug
Danbury, CT

BYU has a chance to redeem itself against a team and fans that play with as great as intensity as the Utes. I see our boys still struggling with key mistakes by Riley and Special Teams.

Utah, on the other hand, will be overwhelmed by the Sun Devils. I predict a 2 TD margin for ASU. The Utes will also lose to UCLA, USC and at least one other PAC 12 team. They have spent all their emotional energy on the "rivalry".

bikeboy
Boise, ID

One of the accompanying photos was snapped in December 2011, according to the caption. Seems unlikely to me; too many trees in the background covered with pretty green leaves.

As a member of a family with both BYU and BSU alumni, it'll be interesting to watch the game at Mom's place tonight. (Mom is a BYU alum and a huge football fan - her two favorite teams are the Cougars and the Broncos.) I asked her if she'd be separating the fans by allegiance, or if we all just have to cheer for everybody! No matter who wins tonight, we'll all be very happy. We'll also all be very disappointed.
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Runner
Chandler, AZ

Questions:

Will Doman be able to call plays and get them to the QB in time to run an up-tempo offense?
Will Doman consider throwing the ball to his two 6'4" receivers?
Will Doman force the running game regardless of the outcome of each rush?
Will Doman figure out how to call quick pass plays for his, "arm-challenged" QB?
Will Doman treat this like any other game and focus on BYU's execution rather than actually gameplanning for a specific team?

And better question...will Doman ever develop into a D-1 Offensive Coordinator?

sportsrealist
salt lake city, UT

@eastcoastcoug

you mean the same way the utes were supposed to be "overwhelmed" by your pathetic cougars?
then yes i agree and see another win for them this week too. HAHA!

Max
Charlotte, NC

With Utah, Boise State, Notre Dame, Georgia Tech, and Oregon State on the schedule (not to mention VERY tough competition coming from Utah State and San Jose State) was BYU really "dreaming" of an undefeated season?

MLH
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

eastcoastcoug

I Utah doesn't have a chance this weekend, byu might as well not even show up tonight. Tonights game will not even be close. The y has NO emotion they are just like thier coach, BSU by 20 pts the cougs are in for a total beat down tonight. They will not be ready to play.

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