No. 12 UCLA escapes with a 34-27 win over the Utah Utes
MUSS: Edge UtahBad weather: Edge UtahTrick plays: Edge UtahBest QB on the field: Edge UtahThese 4 will lead to a Utah
win(though not in that order). Utah 30, UCLA 23
Things I've said since offseason1. Utah would beat byu(done)2. Utah would beat usu(done)3. Utah would go 8-4(well on our way)4. Utah/UCLA winner would win Pac 12 SouthAnd for those who say
Utah wont win tonight, you are the same people who said Utah wouldnt beat usu
and byu. So keep it up!Go UtesOnward and UpwardUtah 27UCLA 24Mark it Down(Dont say I got lucky)
5 years ago I never thought it would be possible having home and homes with
Michigan, Oregon, USC, UCLA, Stanford. Nor did I think we'd be playing #12
and undefeated UCLA at our place on primetime to take a serious step towards the
Pac 12 title game. Blackout looks amazing.Its our night. It's
our time. Skiing field goal kicker for the 1 point Utah win! Phillips will be made royalty tonight, I've got a feeling.
Tough game against a tough, undefeated opponent. I wouldnt have it any other
way. Utah Utes about to show the country that we're a serious player in
the Pac 12 Conference of Champions. Whittingham said it would take time, and I
think this is the year that UTAH ARRIVES!
UCLA wins despite "blackout". always a gimmick with kyle. TD with 2
7-0, ken starts weeping...
going to be a long night for chris b. mark it down
Good drive, Utes.One may be an alumnus from the University of Utah,
but that doesn't make them a Ute. Claiming to be such while trying to trash
the team is pathetic.
Passing the ball is only a "gimmick" for a team that can't do it.
Hundreds of other college teams can.
Max and ute alumni, And you were saying?Travis Wilson
making ucla secondary look like a byU secondary. Like I said....Utes on the way to a win!Go utes!
Utah 14Ucla 7Going to be an all night party tonight!
Attention PAC 12:We are the university of Utah. Get used to losing.
I believe in Travis Wilson!
Erickson and Johnson offense...Whittingham and Hill defense...Can't
beat'em! Go Utes!We're done with the tds...This is the PAC
This will be a HUGE win, best in years. Top 25 here we come. Blackout is
The jersey is not a horse collar. Bad call there.
Speaking of gimmicks, what say ye of that, ute troll?
I like what I am seeing. Travis Wilson is a legit top 15 QB in the country. He
is going to take us to a new level tonightSky is the limit for this
This team can play with anyone in the country. I can't believe how much
improved Erickson has made our offense. The country is going to know
the university of Utah utes after tonight!
We had a physically punishing drive going before the INT....We're doing
everything necessary to mitigate ucla's superior overall talent, in order
to keep us competitive w/a legitimate shot to end up victorious today!My primary complaint is obviously our open-field tackling!
Typical PAC 12 game...defense is optional. Neither one of these teams is going
to beat anyone with defense. Offenses look awesome though.
Cougsndawgs,I thought byu took pride in their defense...just saying.
Cougsndawgs, I've actually been fairly impressed with Utah's defense
so far. That first drive, they stopped a 3rd and goal from the 1. That usually
results in a stop, UCLA gambled and got the TD. The defense is looking as active
as in the BYU game so far, but UCLA's offense is obviously a lot better
than BYU's. One more drive by Utah in this half, but it should be a great
game going into the second half!
Ekute, they do...what's your point? BYU held Utah well below their avg
yardage and points. BYU played great defense against Utah and gained better than
respectable yardage. Again, your point?
Utah's ball first. Keep moving that ball, play field position and score
when you get the chances. Keep it rolling, Utes!
@Cougsanddawgs"Neither one of these teams is going to beat anyone with
defense."Sufficiently containing BYUs rushing attack pretty much
was the reason Utah beat BYU.
Score is actually 21-17, Utes losing as expected at the half.
"Typical PAC 12 game...defense is optional. Neither one of these teams is
going to beat anyone with defense. Offenses look awesome though."Yet, through 6 total games to date for byu against The PAC-12, they're
2-4, beating only 2 teams ending the year at the bottom of the standings....You
clearly don't have a leg in it.BTW, you disappeared following
the game on 09/21....What happened to you?
This is a brutal stretch for Utah, that's all I'm saying...you
can't give up 21 points and 240 yards of offense in a half and be
competitive in a big league. That goes for both Utah and UCLA. I also want to go
on record as having said that I'm not a typical BYU fan, I actually root
for the utes, but guys the defense has to get better, numbers don't lie. I
also told my BYU friends that Utah would be in this game and it would be close
all night. Utah has always played well against the bruins. Last yr only lost by
a TD AT UCLA. Hopefully the utes can figure out their defense in the 2nd
half...you can't have single matchups on the outside with Walker or Rowe
trying to make an unassisted tackle on a 260 LB TE, or a quick, juking back.
"Neither one of these teams is going to beat anyone with defense" My point is that we already did.
Atl134I was actually referring to PAC12 play. We all know BYUs offense is
pathetic so making that analysis takes us nowhere.
UCLA is playing conservatively, and saving their secret plays for later. Good
they're giving some hope, but there will be no change.UCLA
48Utah 30So let it be written.
Cougsndawgs, USU also sports an outstanding defense...Again, we
AZUTE,What did my comment have to do with BYU? As a ute fan are u ok with
a defense that gives up 271 yards and 21 points in a half. That's not going
to win many games for the utes, that's all I'm saying. I think u would
agree with me here, right?
AZUTE1"Yet, through 6 total games to date for BYU against The
PAC-12,..."Seriously, in the middle of the most important PAC 12
game of the season for the Utes, your only concern is BYU's record versus
the PAC in the last 6 games?Can U say, "BYU obsessed"?
AZUTE1,"BTW, you disappeared following the game on 09/21....What
happened to you?"Great question, although some of them did come
out of hiding after the MTSU game, to resume their jealous bashing of the Utes.
It will be interesting to see what happens after tomorrow night's game.
Those two INTs were crazy/lucky plays for UCLA. It's looking like this game
is theirs to lose. I hope either I'm wrong or that they (UCLA) do lose it.
Let's go UTES!!
Utah staying in the game because of the refs.....UCLA vs weather...utah.....and
Ekute: Read above, my comment is about PAC 12 play. Second, I'm very
touched that you and AZUTE are worried about my where-abouts. I wasn't
commenting a lot before the Utah game, and I've made comments afterward,
just not as much as usual. I haven't seen AZUTE on as much either, or Nav
vet. Life gets busy sometimes, but again, thanks for your concern. Again, I
cheer for Utah when they aren't playing BYU or USU guys. The points
I'm making might be critical of Utah, but I make critical comments about
BYUs offense all the time...truth hurts sometimes. BYUs offense is ridiculous,
but Utah's defense needs to improve also...now back to the game...Utah
needs to STOP turning the ball over. They were lucky Hundley went out, but now
they've thrown another pick.
Correction: those THREE (3) INTs were crazy/lucky plays for UCLA. The third
especially. Ball was still in Wilson's hand when Jack got a hand on it.
Another missed call.
Down un...err "Old ball coach" (I saw through your name change attempt),
all the refs' decisions have gone to the Bruins so far. Nice try, though,
on both accounts.
Lovin it. Go Bruins
Defenses playing much better in the 2nd half. Utah just flipped the field,
offense needs to take advantage.
StGtoSLCIt takes a lot of luck to beat the Utes.
I need to stop commenting. 4 tipped Utah passes; 4 INTs off of them. Just a
crazy game. C'mon Utes...
Defenses looking like exact opposites of first half. Nice job cowboying up ute
How can a 6'7" qb get his passes tipped so much? I pulling for the
Utes, but it's not looking good. As a Cougar fan I would much rather lose
to a 6-6 or 7-5 Ute team than a 4-8 Utes team. Come on Utes, make Chris B.
prediction come true!
Btw AZUTE,Look to the last part of my name. I have a team in the NC
hunt...I think that would count as "a leg in it". Course my dawgs need
to improve defensively too...they've relied entirely on offense to this
Wow!! Ute defense bringing it! Woohoo!!
Utes get lucky on a pick six.
Utah defense shows up for the first time in the season. Let's go, Utes!!
SGSLC:No more comments! Be quiet! Lol jk :)
Lamestar, no lucky is getting four interceptions off of four tipped passes. That
was great pressure and a great defensive play.
Utah sending a message tonight: winning in SLC is not going to be easy for
It's going to take more from the defense that one interception.
Cougsndawgs, glad to talk to a Cougs fan that isn't a complete homer/Ute
troll/Ute hater.Good stop there, score the TD and take control of
this one. What a great game so far!
Turn out the lights, the party's over....
Prepare to storm the field!
UCLA gets another lucky interception.
5 TOs...where was Wilson going on that? Or was it just overthrown that much?
Defense needs to come up big again.
Crow, meet byu fans. Ute 4 life!
Ugh. That was just a bad pass and read by either Travis or the receiver. Need to
come up with a big stop here and then a big drive to have a chance in this one,
Good effort by the defense is going to be wasted by Wilson's 5 picks.
bwaaahahaUtes falling apart under the pressure of playing a Top 25
team.Game over. Utes eliminated from the PAC South race.
Oh, I love my PAC 12 membership!
Well that did it. Hundley up the middle...Utah was the better team
tonight IMO. 5 TOs the difference. Frustrating.
Could have, should have won both the OSU and UCLA games. Close losses are still
Where's Hundley?End zone.....again
And that's the ball game folks. Stanford next Saturday in SLC then 4 of the
last 6 on the road. Tough to find 3 wins in that schedule. Good luck Utah, I
really want you to make it to a bowl. Honestly, I do! Chris B. I do like how
positive you are, but you drink the red kool-ade to much. I don't know what
alternative dimension they were going to finish 8-4 this year.
@ Josh BarberBYU didn't matter when you were excited about
taking UCLA to the woodshed. Now it's back to the broken record of winning
the last 4 against BYU.
Doink... what a lucky break after 5 turnovers. And a successful
onsides kick.A very entertaining game.
I may have spoke too soon...Utah ball. It's in your hands Utes, let's
Regardless of whichever final outcome emerges, holding BH and Co. in check for
virtually the entire 2nd half, excepting his TD run, and witnessing our D
grow-up before our eyes is greatly encouraging, going forward!Go
Do you believe in miracles?What inside kick!
Great game Utes. I still think Utah was the better team, and sent a message
about how good they are, and their place in the PAC12. This is a good ute
football team guys, nothing to be ashamed of.
UCLA drives the final nail in the coffin with another "lucky"
Comeback falls short. Never say die attitude of the Utes was nice to see. Go
Considering all the turnovers by Utah it is amazing the score was so close.
Great game, too bad the Utes lost!
6 interceptions and only 7 points difference in the score. Not what anyone
expected.Utesies go home shaking their heads.Did the
weather have anything to do with it?
All I'm writing down tonight is 6 interceptions... oh for 2 pac-12 again...
Interception U is now pleasantly settled on the hill... 27-24... Well, congrats
on calling your score... But you were 10 points too wrong on UCLA side.... Now
stay off our cougar boards chrissy! It is old, tired and needs to move on!
I told you two weeks ago from here on out the PAC refs would not be your
friends. Welcome to PAC football, ladies.
And there goes ChrisB's rose bowl asperations. Thus starts utah's
eight game losing streak.Go Devils
Chris B:You might want to get your crystal ball man! I marked it
down and you were wrong! Looks like UCLA will be winning the Pac-12 South! True, Classy Utah fans:Good hard fought game by Utah. Made some
great plays to really keep them in it! I hate to make it sound like I'm
making excuses but if it's not raining I think Wilson doesn't throw 6
picks and changes the game around. Especially with 17 points scored off of
turnovers on UCLA's part. Good luck to Utah next week against Stanford this
could be a huge momentum swing for their season and put them back in a great
position to move in incase UCLA starts to lose momentum.
I'm quite pleased Utah lost. You can only put up with so much
of Utah fans going on and on about the quality of their losses and how they are
better than their record shows. BYU thinks they have a championship team every
year. Utah thinks they are better than their record every year. Are they the
best in the state? Yes - barely. I'm tickled Travis Wilson
threw 5 picks. That should quite Utah fans down a bit. On the other
hand . . . I would like to congratulate Utah for having HEART. BYU does NOT
have HEART. I don't care for Kyle W. the slightest. Big mouth. Arrogant.
But he gets his guys up for big games. They have heart. They play hard. They
take risks. They execute. They are creative. They keep you guessing.So, congrats Utah, for having HEART.
Classy move by UCLA player to slide and go down instead of trying to pick six
it. Mora classy talking about how good Utah is and giving them a lot of
credit...they deserve credit. Great game...bring on the Cardinal!
I was counting on Chris B's prediction for a Ute win. Now I'm sad.
i feel real bad for chrissy. i know how bad he loves his bcs membership.the trotting utes lost to a crappy team tonight that spent most of the
night racking up penalties. wilson throws a record 6 interceptions. neither team
had any defense. good job boys. you'll get another chance against the
trojans next week.
Win-WinMy little sister was right; the winner of this game will win
the PAC South - UCLA.Our friends down south were also right; the
Utes will be fighting the Buffs for the PAC basement.Go Utes!
Chris BUtah 27UCLA 24Mark it Down(Dont say I got
lucky)-------I used to root for the Utes except when
they played BYU, but your disease is infecting me. LOL!
Great effort by the Utes. One thing was clear. Utah out-coached UCLA on both
sides of the ball. Great game plan and play calling by Sitaki on the defensive
side, kept UCLA off balance the whole game.
Can't wait to see all of the whiny excuses about how their Heisman trophy
candidate QB coughed up 6 picks.
Dang. Good game. Good luck this year, Bruins. Not quite the 45-17 game predicted
was it "Bruins fans?" All credit to UCLA. Their defense was on the right
side of some wild plays, it seemed as if the football gods were with them all
night. Good luck this season, Bruins, you should represent the PAC-12 South well
in the conference championship game, assuming you beat ASU.Utes
defense looked much better tonight. A lot to build off of, rally the troops and
prepare for a big game next weekend!
StGtoSLCWhy the excuses? 1)The tipped pass out of
Wilson's hand is a bad call? Check the rule book, it was the correct
call2) The interception UCLA threw was due to pressure and a great
defensive play, but the Utah INT's were luck.3) All the refs
decisions have gone the Bruins way. The refs are terrible yes, but both schools
have received their fair share of calls.Utah played solid defense,
better than I thought they would. Sitake had a great game plan. The Utes shut
down a good UCLA offense. Why take it away from your team. They played solid
all night.To all the Ute fans, your team played very well tonight.
You have my respect, especially that defense. Glad the Bruins hung on to win
I used to root for the Utes until Chris B. Now I love seeing utes choke.
There is a likely scenario brewing, where the Utes don't win the required 6
games to go bowling (again). If that happens, Kyle will be on his way out. Maybe
the Mtn West will take him back, because he he's not cutting it in the Pac
The refs made some very bad calls, mostly against Utah. It would have been nice
to see it called the same for both sides.
Big sky is calling utes
I feel bad for the Ute defense. They played their guts out, but just like
BYU's offense made one too many mistakes in the Utah and Virginia games,
Utah's offense tonight falls flat. I will say, after listening
to the game tonight, I believe Utah can beat USC and at the very least finish
7-5 for the year. I am a Cougar fan, but I say, GO UTES!
34-27?It wasn't even that close.Except for one or
maybe two years.The utes haven't been competitive in any
conference in the passed fifty years.
UtahBruin, I gave the Bruins the credit. What more do you want? Yes, the first
four interceptions were all crazy plays (that the defense still made, so no real
discredit to them, but weird plays nonetheless), the last two just bad
throws/reads by Utah and clutch plays by the young Bruins defense. It was a
really exciting game, which was all I really hoped for. I loved the class shown
by Mora and Hundley in their post-game interviews, indicative of a team that
recognizes great competition and appreciates good wins on the road.Cougsndawgs, I appreciate the kind words, but no, the better team is the one
that doesn't throw six picks (however strange four of them were). Bruins
are a top ten team, but Utah proved to be a team that can compete with anyone,
especially at home. I'm glad all the former Cougar fans/current Bruins
fans/future Stanford fans have something to cheer for; I can't imagine how
devoid of meaning their life would be otherwise.
3-2 fellow ute fans!!! we are alright, chill, got standford to prove on the
feild, and finally a 4pm game.
We proved tonight we're here and here to stay. And that we'll be a
force in the Pac 12 south most every year. It's taken a few years to
improve our recruiting, and with better recruiting every year the last 4 years
there are good things in store for this great program. There will be a lot of
battles with UCLA, USC, and the others in the years to come for the Pac 12 south
crown. We can play with anyone in the country, and I think we proved that
tonight. If we don't throw 6 picks we win that game by 20.Crazy to think we're just 2 plays away from being ranked in the top 10
likely and undefeated.
@Where is Hadley?:The utes proved nothing.Two weeks to
prepare, and home field advantage. Still loss.UCLA had their turn
overs, and gift wrapped a pick-6.
@worfI am a die hard UCLA fan. And the Utes did prove something.
There defense was solid. For the most part, they stopped a high impact offense,
they shut down a UCLA run game. I know we got 180+ rushing, but on 53 attemtps
you better. T he gift wrapped pick 6 by Utah, I agree it was gift wrapped, but
we wrapped it like that because of Utahs relentless pressure. As Utah had two
weeks to prepare, so did UCLA. And my hat is off to Sitake for his defensive
game plan.I am so glad my Bruins won. But Utah is for real and I
have to give them my respect. With the games they have leftStanford
at home, just maybe. But I still take StanfordArizona - Utah winsUSC - I pick Utah, it is on the road thoughASU - This will be a great
game, I take ASUOregon - Nobody is beating OregonWAZZU - I take
UtahColorado - I take UtahThat's 7-5 for the Utes, and
Seond or third in the PAC South.Hats off Utes!GO BRUINS!
@azute1"Regardless of whichever final outcome emerges, holding
BH and Co. in check for virtually the entire 2nd half, excepting his TD run, and
witnessing our D grow-up before our eyes is greatly encouraging, going
forward!"Still celebrating moral victories I see. I guess if it
is all you've got.....
UtahBruin: "1)The tipped pass out of Wilson's hand is a bad call? Check
the rule book, it was the correct call"I disagree on that point.
When the ball is still in his hand when a defender gets a hand on it, that is
not the same as deflecting a pass that has already been thrown.Regardless, not making excuses. Your Bruins played a great game, and I like
the direction they're headed this season. I was skeptical about Mora coming
in last year and how serious he would be about changing the culture at UCLA.
Last night proved a lot to me about him. I'm still a little skeptical as to
how permanent of a fixture he'll be in Westwood, but the Bruins look like
they've done a complete 180 from the previous coaching staff. He's
recruited MUCH better than I expected him to, his players look poised in tough
environments, and he and his players all look very classy. I wish nothing but
the best for them the rest of this season. Until next time, partner!
LOTS of excuses coming from Ute fans right now ahhahaa
Great game last night. UCLA was the better team and showed respect by not
running that last pick back for the score. I wish more teams showed respect to
the losing team like UCLA did. It was a breath of fresh air.Utah's O-Line had problems. Wilson started out strong and finished very
poorly. His passing in the second half was telegraphed allowing for all those
tipped interceptions. I absolutely loved the end of the game there. Truly
thought the game was heading to OT when the Utes got the On-side kick.
IF the UCLA player could "catch" the ball on the onside kick the game
was over. I can play that game too.
Tough loss for the Utes but you played thru the mistakes and hung on until the
end!!! You still have a chance at a decent bowl game and lots to play for!!!
Good luck the rest of the way!!!Go BYU beat the Aggies!!!
Utes still going to the Rose Bowl. This was a fluke loss.
"The country is going to know the university of Utah utes after
tonight!"Huh? Utah is already a national brand and a top 5
school west of the Mississippi. We outgrew the mountain region years ago!Onward and Upward, to the Rose Bowl!!!!!
What a bunch of fantasy comments here. UCLA a top-10 team? Utah 2 plays away
from undefeated and top-10? Both teams are "for real?" Great defense
all night long from Utah? Utes proved they can play with anyone in the nation?
Six interceptions but Wilson's one of the best quarterbacks in the nation?
Make me laugh.Either team would get demolished by the
top 10 teams in the country. Most interceptions last night were not freakish
plays. Some were tipped - BY THE BRUINS - because of awful throws. Utes'
defense, while admittedly pretty good in the second half, hardly showed up for
the first half of the game (and gave up what - 52 points to OREGON STATE?).Come on people, these were both second tier teams - good but not great,
and last night's game was not a battle of titans by any stretch of the
@UtahBruin--with the game on the line in the final moments, Utah wasn't
strong enough to stop the Bruins. 34 points?-- Yep! Good defense.
Wow, Duckhunter is back from the fetal position also known as Tulsa. Glad to
see you back Duck, I was worried about you as you had been really quiet after
BYU's fourth loss in a row to Utah. Guess you couldn't resist the
chance to bandwagon after you saw Utah lose a close game. Pretend Utah Alumni
is the funniest of the bunch as it his/her team that is going to get a Big Sky
invite as they realize no other conference wants them. Don't make is so
easy for me. I do owe an apology to Utah Bruin, I wrongly accused him of
being a Y fan; sorry I didn't mean to insult you like that. Wilson had a
very off game, but as per Coach Witt he had been sick the prior two days; he
didn't look himself so I would recommend Ute nation cut him some slack for
this game. The Utah D is getting back to its effective ways, which is good to
see (except the secondary needs wrap up and tackle better).
@Rock of MaineLOL!