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Published: Monday, Jan. 7 2013 12:00 a.m. MST

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Alpine, UT


"Overall Utah plays higher quality teams."

Overall, BYU has better records, more bowl games, more Top 25 finishes, and higher rankings.

FIVE Top 25 Opponents > TWO Top 25 Opponents

Anaheim, CA

The crimes for Afa were obviously much more serious than what Blechen did, but it does appear that Brian was given a free pass because he was a starter.


Two For Flinching

Statisticians use averages, medians, and modes in analyzing probability. Each has its own unique uses. Declaring that Utah plays "higher quality teams" because Utah's average SOS is higher than BYU's assumes that average SOS is the only valid measurement of "quality of teams".

Sounds like they need to include a little deductive reasoning in the curriculum at the U. Not everything is as cut and dried as Utah fans seem to think it is.

Salt Lake City, UT

The severity of the penalty is usually related to their importance to the team. If he's really pivotal, "we'll investigate it after the season ends."

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