Did I just hear "these two prolific offenses" from the commentators??
@ StGtoSLCWell they have to say something...
Two punts, two fumbles. Falslev shouldn't get a third chance.
Wow, fluttering passes from MTSU, and still the guys in white are the only ones
that can get there.Ugh, another head/neck injury. I've watched
Adam (Timo) Hine compete in athletics for almost 10 years, I really hope the
best for him. Please, for Pete's sake, find a way to drill it into these
kids' heads that they need to keep their heads up! Williams' injury
was unavoidable, but that block was the same type of play that Oregon
State's Storm Woods was injured on at Utah.
Not watching the game, but, it sure seems like BYU has been over matched by
every team they've faced so far, with the exception of Texas, which is now
looking more and more that Texas just had a bad game. BYU really
And this is exactly why they lost to Utah. Can't. Finish. Drives.
Middle Tennessee is really good. They'd finish at the top of the PAC 12.
The team is offering up more turnovers than you can get at the bakery.
BYU was a 23 point favorite in this game. I assume they'll eventually win
comfortably after getting those hiccups out of their system.
BYU was not over-matched by Utah. They actually had more yards than Utah.
Difference was the big plays Utah had and BYU's inability to finish
drives.And before the Utites start yapping "excuses", what I
just said is no disrespect to Utah. The Utes did what they had to do to win.
BYU did not.
@ NevadaCougI disagree. Utah dominated the trenches on both sides of
the ball. Also, yards mean absolutely nothing if they don't result in
points. Utah ran less plays, but was more efficient having a better yards per
play average than BYU.
Both Utah and BYU averaged 3.9 yards per rush. Sounds pretty even. The
difference came on yards per pass. Utah had 7.8, BYU 5.4.BYU 24 1st
downs to Utah's 16. BYU 5-21 on 3rd down to Utah's 1-14.Final score 20-13. Just a TD difference.Sorry, nothing about any
of those stats screams "domination" or over-matched.Utah had
two big plays that led to points. They took advantage of opportunities.BYU gave up the big plays and did not take advantage of opportunities.Thus, Utah won.But claiming domination is silly.
It is really great to see the interest level from the trolling red headed step
child ute little brothers. Must be a lonely Friday night. Oh I almost forgot
utah is resting this weekend.
All of that is irrelevant because it did not result in points. BYU ran 95
plays. For that reason alone they are going to have inflated offensive
numbers.The final score was 20-13, but you can't honestly tell
me that BYU was ever really in the game or was a serious threat to sustain a TD
drive. Utah had control from start to finish.Utah did have some big
plays. But the 12-play, 80-yard drive that started at the end of the third
quarter didn't have any huge plays. Just a solid, sustained drive to put
the game out of reach. It was a thing of beauty. Look to your stats if you
want, but on the field Utah was clearly the better team.
"Utah ran less plays, but was more efficient having a better yards per play
average than BYU."I just proved to you, with stats, that your
claim of higher efficiency is flat out wrong.In fact, take out
Poole's 65 yard run, and Utah averaged just 2 yards per carry on all other
rushes. Two!Take out the 74 yard reception, and it's just 5.9 yards
per attempt. That's still more than BYU, but not by much.My
point is, those two big plays made a huge difference in the game.You
countered my argument with one of your own, and I shot it down. I used your
terms to prove that your claim of domination is false. Deal with it.
37-10382 yards - 1639.1 YPP - 2.95.6 YPR - 2.8Now
those are stats that imply domination.
And now another head injury by a SJSU player in the USU game with a player
tackling with his head down. Tragic.
@ NevadaCougTaking all plays, Utah averages more per play than BYU.
Therefor Utah was more efficient on offense. You are arguing against math; and
you are losing.I agree with you that Utah's big plays made a
difference. Big plays always do. However, what made the biggest difference in
the game is the fact that Utah's D stonewalled BYU's O. The Cougars
could only sustain a single 44-yard TD drive. If it weren't for some very
bad judgment by E. Rowe, BYU would not have even had that. This brings us back
to the beginning: The reason BYU couldn't move the ball is because Utah
'dominated' the trenches and shut down the run game (the only way BYU
can move the ball). Add in 5 sacks on Hill and 0 on Wilson and you have the rest
of the story...
Hey NevadaCoug? We got outplayed and lost, end of story. Stop making excuses
and move on. You're embarrassing the rest of us.
"And now another head injury by a SJSU player in the USU game with a player
tackling with his head down. Tragic."I was thinking along the
same lines. This just seems to be happening at least once a game right now.
They need to find a way to fix this problem, or football might not have much of
Get Hill out of the game! This make absolutley no sense.
TJ, what would you have a ref do when a runningback runs head-first into a pile?
When a player gets injured, it's always unfortunate, but it's not
always due to foul play. Lame complaint.
If your team needs 30 more plays to get 40 more yards than the other team...
your team has a serious problem with efficiency. It's not about the
quantity, it's about the quality and efficiency. Utah had more quality and
efficiency than BYU did. Evidenced by more points, more yards per play, and
more big plays.BYU needs to quit worrying about going fast, and work
on efficiency... 2 fumbles inside the 10??? That is ATROCIOUS!
First of all as a BYU fan I look for progress in the offense. Tonight Hill was
14-19 and the INT was a tipped pass that should have been caught. Taysom looked
more comfortable and wasn't rushing his throws. Granted it was MTSU but we
also didn't have our best receiver in the game. I saw progress tonight in
the passing game and that's good.As for Utah...they executed
and played better than BYU and deserved to win because of it. I wouldn't
label their victory last week as domination & I think nevadacoug did an
excellent job providing proof of that. The hit on Jamal was not dirty nor did it
call for a PF as Jamal lowered his head. Congrats to Utah last week for
outplaying BYU. I fear however that Utah's defensive issues will make it
hard for them to get victories against prolific offenses. To the person
questioning the commentators saying these were prolific offenses...what's
your beef? They are in terms of yardage, but I agree with others, it has to
translate to points. Lets keep the momentum against USU next week. Go cougars!
NevadaCoug its only total domination to the ute trolls,if they want to see
domination wait until the utes play UCLA next week,the utes will be dominated
No total domination is four in a row and having several big plays against your
opponent. Now here is the problem with getting too hopeful, from what I saw of
Hill today if the least bit is off when he is passing, like tight coverage or
him getting the least bit rushed, he can't throw worth a dang. Also he
can't throw the long ball accurately to save his life. Jefferson your
helmet to helmet comment was weak. What happened to Williams is terrible,
injuries always are, but the no call was good. Besides, I saw a couple helmet to
helmets today from the BYU D, should they have been flagged? Nevada the cougs
ran half again as many plays as Utah did and got meaningless yards because of
it. Come on dude, if you factor the Y's average per play and give them the
same amount of plays as Utah you get around 331 total yards, which is 70 yards
less than Utah. Take that as you will.
Fell asleep after one of the fumbles.Did the better team win? How
many records did we break?
My fellow Cougar fans, Utah's win is already yesterday's news! They
won, we lost, now let's just let it go and move on. If they want to
continue pounding their chests and claim total domination, so what? Let them
be. They won fair and square so I say let them bask in their moment of glory
and trash talk all they want. I know it hurts to hear it but they have every
right to do it. Trying to make excuses as to why we lost is useless no matter
how much we thought we were better statistics wise. Every excuses we have does
not change the most important statistic of all...the FINAL score! That's
the only thing that counts in the end! Now here's hoping both
teams will do well on the rest of their respective schedules!Go
Cougars! Go Utes! Go Aggies! Now wouldn't it be nice if all 3 go bowling
this year? Let's make it happen!!!