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Published: Monday, Sept. 2 2013 12:30 a.m. MDT

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Salt Lake City, UT

We learned the answer to the 16 year "will they won't they" dance between the BCS and BYU...


Cottonwood Heights, UT

So nice to read the comments of mostly reasonable Utah and BYU fans, without the hyperbole of the extremests. Those sources of blustery (and wildly inaccurate) predictions are keeping their heads down in shame--at least long enough for the rest of us to enjoy a bit of fresh air.

Steven S Jarvis
Orem, UT

Even when BYU loses it wins??

It sure seems like BYU always comes out shining even when it lost. BYU gets more press, 3x as many reader comments and nearly half the attention.

DNews, BYU lost a chance at several probable opportunities by losing to Virginia. They cannot go undefeated. They cannot make a National Title game (unless divine interventions cost the best teams multiple losses). The opportunity to make a BCS bowl is likely gone with BYU having to win ALL remaining games, be ranked in the top 15 AND be ahead in the standings over one of the six champions. It won't happen because Northern Illinois slipped past its toughest opponent on the schedule.

BYU still has plenty of opportunities ahead. The most important right now is recovering and beating a ranked Texas team.

Las Vegas, NV

Wow - no love for Chucky and the USU hurry up offense. I thought they were very effective in the hurry up. Chucky is by far the best player in the state.

What does it matter that byU got the third most plays in the nation if they didn't execute those plays?

Utah offense struggling? I guess if a QB rating of 174.9, over 150 yards rushing, a perfect kicking game and a win is "struggling", then I hope we struggle every week.

Go Utes!!

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

I really don't think we learned much of anything. Let's get 3-4 games into this season, then re-evaluate/revisit the topic. I do believe Utah's win was a good win. That Utah State will go 8-4 or 9-3 and that BYU let a very win-able game get away though.

Surfers Paradise, AU

Something else that was learned was that USU got called on some pretty dumb penalties...a couple self-inflicted, the others were a joke. Neither BYU or the U had any devistating personal fouls...which is nice.


Mr Sorensen, the offense was a joke. The hurry up looked just like that. A bunch of guys trying to hurry real fast to do something kinda like the keystone cops. And don't give the arrogant Bronco another pass for doing something stupid to lose a game. He made the dumb decision to go for two last year at Boise. He made the even dumber decision to pass on third and six from his own 34 with less than 3 minutes to go. Hill was 13 for 39 at that point and the defense was well rested and had been effective all day. Don't tell us it was Anae we all know Bronco made the final decision. Hindsight my rear end. If BYU doesn't get the first down on a rushing play the chances of the defense holding are over 90%.

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