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Published: Monday, Nov. 26 2012 12:00 a.m. MST

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Orem, UT

Good luck to the Cougars in the Poinsettia Bowl!

We bought passes to Sea World and the San Diego Zoo in February, made our hotel reservations in June, and bought our bowl tickets in early November, so we'll see you in San Diego.

Hopefully, we can cap a disappointing season win a fun win over the Aztecs!

Go Cougs!

Arlington, VA

San Diego is a fun place to vacation.

If BYU is going to stay Independent, I wouldn't mind seeing BYU establish a long-term rotation of San Diego, San Francisco and Las Vegas.

Salt Lake City, Utah

It's been a long since the Cougars played a bowl game in San Diego; should be a fun game against one of the MWC champs.


Sounds like it will be a fun game and a great time for all the fans who will be attending. Congrats Cougars on the bowl and good luck against San Diego State.
I usually don't say this but,
Go Cougars!!!

Salt Lake City, Utah


Thanks; it's Utah fans like you that could get me back to rooting for the Utes someday,

at least when they're not playing the Cougars.

Salt Lake City, UT

Great destination for a bowl game and a quality opponent.

Should be a fun time for all the fans who attend and you can't beat that perfect San Diego weather.

Good luck.

Gilbert, AZ

After a disappointing season and a lot of second guessing about what could have been IF, renewing a long time rivalry with MWC co-champion San Diego State(9-3) in the Poinsettia Bowl is just about as good as BYU fans could have hoped for.

Ironically, THIS is the year a 1- or 2-loss BYU COULD have gotten into a BCS bowl.

Kent State, currently ranked #17 in the BCS, only needs #8 Stanford to beat #16 UCLA and/or #14 Nebraska to lose to unranked Wisconsin in the PAC 12 and Big Ten championship games, for Kent State to move up to #16 and finish ahead of the unranked Big East champion and possibly an unranked Big Ten champion, to qualify for a BCS bowl as the highest ranked non-AQ conference champion.

Washington, UT

So I guess this means BYU can expect the usual racist accusations from SDSU? Frankly, I wouldn't care if BYU never played SDSU again, so I hope we go down there and stuff them good.

Highland, UT

I'm going to enjoy the destination, I love going to San Diego and have attended a lot of bowl games there, I'm not all that thrilled with the opponent. Not thaqt I think BYU is any better than SDSU as a team but I would prefer to never again associate with, or play against, that school or its fans. I don't like rocky long either, he is a whiner.

Spanish Fork, UT

Anxious to see if Bronco comes to his senses. If he does, I'd love to go to this game. Went to the ND game and croaked watching Riley miss open receivers.

How gr8 isthat
Washington, UT

Go SDSU. Take second and get a team such as BYU. True BYU has a great following to games, but we would rather play a team with a better record.

Mesa, AZ

The Aztecs are 9-3 on the season and 7-1 in Mountain West play. SDSU has a share of the MW title, its 19th overall and first since 1998. Its current seven straight winning streak is the fifth-longest in the country.

"We are honored to be selected to participate in the 2012 San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl," San Diego State head coach Rocky Long said.

This will be the 36th meeting between the Aztecs and the Cougars (7-5) and first since BYU's final season in the Mountain West in 2010. SDSU has lost five straight in the series, which Brigham Young leads, 27-7-1.

This will also be the first meeting since "replaygate" at Provo. You can bet the Aztecs will be chomping at the bit to get at the Cougars on the Aztecs home turf.

Lindon, UT

Start Lark!

Baton Rouge, LA

It'll be interesting to see if coach decides he wants to win (start Lark) or continue to demonstrate loyalty and lose (start Riley).

Everett, WA

Lark! Lark! Lark! Lark! Lark! ...

Elk Hair Caddis
Sandy, UT


Mesa, AZ

You kind of wish they had brought in Lark after Taysom got injured, instead of returning to the also-injured Riley, then we would know if the pocket-passer could have succeeded or not in the run-option set-up they had going on. If he would have flopped, there would be no coulda-woulda hindsight questioning going on now. Was it that the coaches did not want to change the offense mid-season anticipating getting a healthy Riley back at any moment? Did they fear getting into duel QB scenario? Was Riley or the coaches running the show? Or was it dance-with-the-one-that-brung-you at all costs?

BYU cannot afford such conservative thought. It has to bring a well-planned risk-taking passing game to compete at the highest levels of the game, against superior and faster athletes that it will never have enough of.

East Salt Lake City, Utah

To be fair, SDSU should demand an alum in the replay booth this game.

game time

A healthy Riley is better than .............. I can't think of anyone . Sorry.

deductive reasoning
Arlington, VA


To be fair, you should stop making unjust accusations.

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