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Published: Monday, Nov. 5 2012 10:39 p.m. MST

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Lifelong Ute
Salt Lake City, UT

An 8-5 season is a strong possibility at this point. Washington barely got by Cal and Arizona is extremely inconsistent. Jon White won't leave the Colorado game up to the kicker. And with a 90% winning rate in bowl games in the last decade - I like or chances there.

It's unbelievable the coaches didn't figure this out again until mid season, but we cannot lose if we give the ballto White all night long. 8-5 is a decent record for just our 2nd season with the big boys. Next year 10-2 sounds better though.

Old Jake
Salt Lake City, UT

Joe,

Glad you are healthy. Go dominate on the field. The Missionary field.

Christy B
Salt Lake City, Utah

Lifelong Ute

I love the enthusiasm, but I'd hold off on the 8-5 talk for awhile. The Utes could easily lose to both Washington and Arizona and not even qualify for a bowl.

The Utes are winless (0-7) all time versus Washington, winless on the road this year, and Utah hasn't had road win over a PAC team with a winning record since the 90's. Let's also not forget that Washington is also playing for bowl eligibility and Sarkisian is a former BYU QB, so there's no chance the Huskies will be overlooking the Utes.

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

I like our chances, but Washington will be a tough task. The betting line is basically even. I agree with Christy that Utah could lose to both UW and Arizona, but I see Utah winning both, or splitting: worse case scenerio. Much like Utah, you never know which Washington, or Arizona for that matter, team will show up.

GO UTES
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D4inSLC
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

Yes Christy is right on this one. Utes could lose to UW. I love the direction and improvement, so I believe they will pull it off.

D4inSLC
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

Yes, christy is correct- the Utes could lose this one. I watched UW earlier in the season and was impressed with the improvement they have made on the defensive end. That said, I like the direction and improvement the Utes have made in the last two weeks ( yes I know, against weaker teams, but improved play none the less). I think they will pull this one off. Regardless, what a fun game to watch - Can't wait for Game Day!

gdog3finally
West Jordan, Utah

Utah is due. They are putting things together and the O-line is now cohesive. White IV is healthy and Travis Wilson's feet have gotten wet. I see Utah winning 2 of the next three games (maybe all three) and getting to a bowl and winning it.

Robv
VANCOUVER, WA

It must be tough coming from a fly-over conference that you used to dominate, and having to face reality every week. I do understand loyalty and enthusiasm for your team (mine was win-less a couple years ago). It sucks not being as competitive as you used to be. At the same time, you’re not in the MWC anymore. Utah hasn’t beaten a Pac team with a winning record since they joined the league – and they won’t this week. You have a good coach and I think you will develop into a good program eventually, but the idea you will become a dominant team in the Pac is probably not realistic. Look at either AZ schools. State has one Rose Bowl, and UA nothing. Beating 2 of the 3 worst teams at home the last 2 games doesn’t mean you’re going to go 8-5, or even 7-6. You’ll be very lucky to get past UA. Hope for snow when they come to town. And I really do sympathize with the frustration, but you are simply playing in a different league now.

Robv
VANCOUVER, WA

It must be tough coming from a fly-over conference that you used to dominate, and having to face reality every week. I do understand loyalty and enthusiasm for your team (mine was win-less a couple years ago). It sucks not being as competitive as you used to be. At the same time, you’re not in the MWC anymore. Utah hasn’t beaten a Pac team with a winning record since they joined the league – and they won’t this week. You have a good coach and I think you will develop into a good program eventually, but the idea you will become a dominant team in the Pac is probably not realistic. Look at either AZ schools. State has one Rose Bowl, and UA nothing. Beating 2 of the 3 worst teams at home the last 2 games doesn’t mean you’re going to go 8-5, or even 7-6. You’ll be very lucky to get past UA. Hope for snow when they come to town. And I really do sympathize with the frustration, but you are simply playing in a different league now.

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