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Published: Monday, Oct. 22 2012 12:50 a.m. MDT

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StGtoSLC
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

Good trait to see in a QB, and if it were me I'd take the same approach. But since it's not me, I can tell him that it's clearly not his fault. As a former receiver, the rule is if you can touch it you can catch it. The first INT came in a little high and fast, but no receiver with any sense of pride would ever say "I couldn't catch it, he threw it to me too hard." The fumble on the end around was clearly D. Chris's fault as well. Those two plays alone constitute at least a 14 point swing. Keep your head up and keep slingin it, Travis!

utahcountyute
Cedar Hills, UT

Clearly NOT his fault.

There were 2 plays that would have changed the outcome of this game.

John White not making the catch in the open field with 80 yards wide open in front of him.
Christopher fumbling on the 2 with a TD in front of him.

One of the most frustrating games I have ever witnessed.

That's A Good One
Meridian, ID

I shed tears when DeVonte Christopher botched the play on the 2 yard line. Tears of laughter that is.

"Bunch of cheerleaders from girlsy state" pays back Mr. trash tweet once again.

Look on the bright side Ute fans, if Bronco Mendenhall didn't have such a love affair with Riley Nelson and had actually played a decent QB against the Utes you'd possibly be 1-6 now instead of 2-7. You'd still be O-fer in the PAC though so I know that's little consolation.

And before you come back with "scoreboard", "we beat you", "quest", "8 out of 11", "54-10", "1984 was almost 30 years ago", "Majerus was a better coach than Roger Reid" etc., ya I got ya, BYU football is almost as bad as the Utes this year.

It isn't the Rose Bowl like we've been "marking it down" the past 2 seasons but happy battling with WSU and CU for the PAC basement anyway.

Qwest Perfected
Salt Lake City, UT

I agree with the above posters. The Utes need their seniors to step up and make plays. Travis has made a great deal of improvement but he is still a freshmen and he needs the seniors to step up and make some plays for him. DeVonte had the worst game of his career. He should have caught the ball he tipped and he never should have dropped a pitch that hit him right in the hands on what should have been a TD.

There were a handful of plays that either the Utes didn't make or mistakes that they did make that changed the outcome of this game. Blechen has got to know not to lower his head when making a tackle. Again it's the older guys on the team that need to step up.

On a positive note, they Utes have made a great deal of improvement and they were finally moving the ball on a much more consistant basis.

The play calling was better however give the ball to either White or York on the 5 yard line instead of run Wilson two times in a row - that was a bad call.

Go Utes!

DEW Cougars
Sandy, UT

Somebody need to show that to Bronco M. and Riley N.

That's A Good One
Meridian, ID

Correction...
"you'd possibly be 1-6 now instead of 2-5". It will still be a couple weeks before the possible 2-7.

Red
Salt Lake City, UT

Travis,

I like the effort and the willingness to step up, but.....

If we let you take the fall for that loss than we would be no better than Pres. Obama letting Hillary Clinton take the fall for Benghazi.

We are not that lame, so we are not going to let you do it.

Hang in there. It's a team sport. Here at Utah we win and lose together! We played tough. It was great to watch and we didn't blood dope like Lance. Hopefully we don't have anyone using steroids either.

Let's win with Class and Honor or lose trying our best.

All you little league players take note! Do your best. Play with Honor.

Go Utes!

atl134
Salt Lake City, UT

@Red
"we would be no better than Pres. Obama letting Hillary Clinton take the fall for Benghazi."

I guess you missed the 2nd debate when he took responsibility. There's no "letting clinton take the fall".

ImaCaMan
Oceanside, CA

Re: That's a good one

"If Bronco had actually played a decent quarterback against the Utes". Like who, Matt Barkley!?? He doesn't have a decent QB to play. He ran him off to Kansas.

Proud Ute
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Frustrating game to watch.
I'm not delusional enough to say we're a few bad calls or plays away from a winning record but I sure wish the dumb penalties would stop.

BTW Travis, You're doing well. Keep your head up and keep throwing those darts.
Go Utes!

yankees27
Heber, Utah

ugh! that game still haunts me. dropped td pass, fumble on a walk in TD, ill timed penalties, too many dropped passes to remember. Losing the TO margin kills us. Still better than playing a MWC schedule though. The wins will come, you gotta believe baby! Cubs fans have been doing it for like a hundred years, hopefully we'll only have to wait a couple more.

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