@toosmartforyouWhere did I say I atoumatically assume utah will beat
colorado? Far from it, in my mind that game is almost a toss up although I would
give utah a slight edge, I just think they have better talent than colorado
does. But they had better talent last year as well and we all saw how that went.
But as I said none of those teams is particularly good so it
doesn't seem to me that beating them is an impossible task. I said I doubt
they'll win 4-5 but 2 or 3 wins is what I expect with no real opinion as to
which 2-3 games they will win. They just all look like crapshoots to me.
Beating California is critical to Utah's slim hopes of qualifying for a
bowl. With a win over the Bears, the Utes would gain a little momentum and have
a decent chance of beating Washington State and heading to Washington on a two
game winning streak with a little much needed confidence. Lose to California,
and I see the Utes completely imploding with no better than a 2-7 conference
record and no bowl game.
@ D4I was responding to Duckhunter. Sorry that I did not make that
@notsosmart,I don't think you read the article. I believe Riley said
all of the games are winnable, AND that the Utes would have to play much better
to win ANY of them. Seems like an accurate assumption to me. As we all know,
there are no automatics.
Why do you automatically think Utah will defeat Colorado? That's what
everyone thought last year and this year the game is on the road. Plus, last
year that were playing for all the marbles and this year they'll just be
playing to win their new rivalry. (Hey, maybe that's the motivation
that's been lacking so far...)
I actually think utah could win 4 of those 5 games, I just don't think they
will. As riley stated all of them are winnable, none of those teams is
particularly good although arizona and washington are ok. The problem as I see
it is that with the possible exceptions of wsu and colorado, utah is even worse.
That said it isn't outside the realm of possibility that utah
could win 4 of those 5 and qualify for a bowl. I guess we'll see.