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Published: Sunday, Sept. 8 2013 12:00 a.m. MDT

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Layton, UT

Texas was obviously overrated.

The Utes and the Aggies got some votes in the Coaches Poll.

Go Utes!

Salt Lake City, Utah

AP Poll
#29 Texas 26 points
#32 BYU 14 points
unranked Utah 0 points
unranked USU 0 points

Coaches Poll
#29 Texas 38 points
#32 BYU 18 points
T-#43 Utah 2 points
T-#43 USU 2 points

#24 Texas (#94 SOS)
#30 BYU (#32 SOS)
#41 USU (#28 SOS)
#45 Utah (#138 SOS)

Orem, UT


LOL at the spin!

Cottonwood, CA

Apparently so was weber state ute boy.

Layton, UT

Yes phantomblade, byu is overrated too.

Palo Alto, CA

2013 is beginning eerily similar to 1988, with a disappointing opening road loss at Wyoming 14-23, followed by a beat down of Texas 47-6 in Provo.

BYU finished the season beating Colorado in the Freedom Bowl in Ty Detmer's first start.

Salt Lake City, UT

ekute "Texas was obviously overrated."

I agree. A solid program doesn't do this in week 2:
"Texas defensive coordinator Manny Diaz was fired on Sunday after a 40-21 loss Saturday night to BYU, the school confirmed."

Cottonwood Heights, UT

Phantomblade -thank you for helping us keep it in perspective. It's always nice to know how the schools in the state are perceived outside of our area.

Sandy, UT


The Utes win a couple of home games against the 138th toughest schedule in the country (so far) and suddenly they think they're world beaters.

Guaranteed, Texas will finish the season ranked higher than most of the PAC teams on Utah's schedule.

Farmington, UT

"Texas was obviously overrated." so says ekute.

I heard that same cheer---"over-rated" chanted by USU students after BYU called off the dogs one year in Logan during the 4th quarter after USU scored a touchdown. They forgot the score after 3 quarters was 34 - 0 for BYU.

I knew there would be Ute partisans saying that Texas was overrated. Wouldn't it be funny to find out they weren't?

And as long as we're pointing fingers at each other, how about the really classy run-it-up score of 70 - 7 against Weber State? We all know from Utah's on-side kick when leading Wyoming by several touchdowns and their score from yesterday that any class in Utah's football program is non-existent. But it's the "U"----so what would one expect? Nothing less.....

Orem, UT

I met a Texas fan coming down the stairs at half-time with BYU leading 27-14; he smiled at me and said "didn't see that coming". I was tempted to mention that he obviously wasn't in Cougar stadium in 1988, but decided it was better not to add to his obvious pain.

Wouldn't be a bit surprised to see both BYU and Texas ranked in the final polls.

Riddles in the Dark
Olympus Cove, Utah

National Exposure

Despite a nearly two-hour weather delay, 1.142 million people watched BYU demolish Texas on ESPN2 last night.

Independence can work; BYU just needs to win.

A win over Utah in a couple of weeks will propel BYU back into the Top 25, especially if the Utes don't lay an egg and lose to a much-weaker-than-expected Oregon State.

Layton, UT

Nice to see the "fans" come out of hiding and go right back to making predictions and guarantees. I expect a lot of that for the next 2 weeks.

Tom in MS
Madison, MS

Too smart for you, you must not have the PAC 12 network. I was at the game, and the Utes didn't run it up. The 1s and 2s. Played the FIRST half, and the 2s 3s and 4s played the second half and scored 21. Run it up? Please...

Salt Lake City, UT

I make it a point before and after the games to talk to visiting fans. I usually get very positive interactions.

I talked with about 12 different Texas fans after the game last night. They were all very grateful for the kindness, hospitality and graciousness of the BYU fans. They liked Provo and Salt Lake and many marveled at the rainstorm we had before the game.

They all felt embarassed by their teams tackling and had high praise for the Cougars aggressive defense. Several said they thought their defense was suspect and that the run game BYU had surprised them.
They individually all wished the Y success in the rest of their season. I wished them all a safe journey home and invited them to come back anytime. All said they would love to.

It would be nice to have similar conversations with fans after the game in two weeks.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Any team that get handled by the team that lost to Virginia, is not a top 25 team.

Did you see what a fast and hard athletes did to Virginia?

Oregon 59
Virginia 10


Spanish Fork, UT

Sorry Ute fans, you can't have it both ways: Before the game crowing and bragging about how BYU is going to get trashed by Texas #15 and how awful BYU is and then, after the game talk about how overrated Texas is.

Fact is NO ONE of note figured on what happened. Gordo Monson trashed BYU's offense before the game and then meekly acknowledged the offense did well. No duh.

It all comes down to credibility akin to the Little Boy Who Cried Wolf.

That said, a number of very classy Ute fans congratulated BYU in Comments on other stories and that kind of fan is to be respected and acknowledged.

Provo, UT

I watched the Utah-Weber State game from whistle to whistle. There was NO running up the score. Weber State was inept. Wilson was replaced at half and many second, third and fourth stringers played the entire second half. I had problems with what Whittingham did with Wyoming but this was not the case here. If Utah kept playing its starters they might have scored a 100 points, that's how bad Weber played.

Provo, UT

I don't see Texas being that good. They just fired their DC and obviously their program is in disarray.

I think Mack Brown has had a solid coaching career but is a bit long in the tooth and has let things in his program slip. I think losing Musgrave to Florida was a huge loss to their program. I see Mack Brown as being a bit like Auburn's Gene Chizik who lucked into a remarkable athlete at quarterback and with good coordinators won a national championship. Both the quarterbacks and top coordinators left and their programs have slipped big time. Brown is a bit smarter than Chizik so it hasn't quite has been as problematic for Texas, plus he doesn't have Alabama in his state.

Bottom line I see Texas going 8-5 or 7-6. They will likely get crushed by Oklahoma and winning games in their league will be tough, especially if Ash misses games.

I give BYU credit for having a good game plan and the play of Hill was excellent, especially running the ball. But it should be obvious to all that Texas isn't the Texas of Darrell Royal or anything close.

Sandy, UT

Byu can not continue to win with a quarterback that completes a quarter of his passes and is essentially Riley Nelson. Byu's opponents will start to adjust and stop the quarterback run game.

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