Looking for a USC track meet. Trojans by 45! Write it down.
Maybe ... they're 6-1 because of the pitiful competition they've
played following a bye week. CSU twice, Wyoming twice and NM ? uh .. not
exactly a murderer's row.
Based on their propensity to lose to teams like New Mexico and Wyoming, both
teams whittingham has lost to, they probably needed the bye week and extra week
of preparation just to get those wins.
This is an amazing article....telling us how Utah trashed the storied programs
of CSU, Wyoming and New Mexico after a bye week. Now that's funny!!!
Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha. That's the old MWC, formerly the WAC, not the PAC 12.
They didn 't have the same luck against Washington, apparently. Too bad
they didn't play San Diego State instead of UW, maybe they'd have won
that game. USC happened to have a bye week, too, if I'm
correct.I think the problem is their goofey black headgear...are
they trying to give Oregon a run for its money in weird looking uniforms?Go Trojans!!! Make your first conference game in SLC a historic one,
like Colorado did last year.
I hope the Utes were able to figure a few things out with the extra time.
Mainly the issues with the offensive line. The bye week came at a good time
with the few injuries needing time to heal.I'm not sure how
much of a chance the Utes have against the talent level of the Trojans but
I'm looking forward to see if they can keep it competitive. I do expect
the defense to play much better than they did against ASU. I'm not sure
why they played so bad but that was about the worst I've seen the D look in
a long time.I would love to see the Utes go with a fast pace no
huddle and spread the ball around to our receivers and tight ends. Take
advantage of the elevation difference.No matter what happens, I
expect the Utes to not quit and play hard. It's great to see a team like
USC come to Rice Eccles.Go Utes!
Wow before I even opened up the comments I said to myself watch the first couple
of comments will be BYU fans trying to put the Utes down. And I was right.....
Can't BYU fans live what they preach or is it too hard for them?
The Utes will most likely lose to the Trojans according to stats and
conventional thinking. Yes, it's going to hurt to us true Ute fans.But I'm looking forward to watching BYU go down to Utah State. The
Cougars will lose. Mark it down!Go Utes! Go Aggies!
"Utes have been successful after bye weeks under Whittingham"Bringing this up now and comparing USC to these teams the Utes have beaten
after a bye week is simply brilliant. Totally relevant.I'm all
in...Hope and change, hope and change, yes we can, yes we can, I
believe, I believe... LOL
"Before last season's 31-14 loss to Washington, they were 6-0 in such
games — outscoring the opposition by a whopping 230-89 margin. Victories
include two over both Colorado State and Wyoming, as well as single wins over
Iowa State and New Mexico"Think about that statement, is it
relative? The teams, Washington-BYU's punching bag until they walked out of
the series, CSU, Wyoming, New Mexico-- bottom 10 regulars 0-2 wins a year bad,
Wyoming by playing the Big Sky, the the MAC bottom has managed a few more wins,
Iowa State- ahh who knows, The Cyclones regularly fight Kansas to claim the B12
bottom. What this shows is you play a bad team after a bye.I saw in Tempe,
a ASU team, new coach, freshman QB, very shaky, little confidence going up
against a Swopes team w/o a QB, and a deflated opinion of themselves, the
crushing win over BYU another FG-blocked home escape, and a wheels come off OT
loss at USU. ASU was the worst loss by a Team from the state in years. I see a
36-12 home loss.this week. Not ready for primetime Swopes
toosmartforyou- The Oregon uniforms ROCK.
Ah, all the BYU fans are out to take shots at the Utes. Always a classy move.
The inferiority complex is strong. I guess when your team loses to Utah 3 years
in a row, it's boutnd to happen.
I remember a similar tune when we beat Alabama. Many bandwagon Utes fans
'admitting' we were going to get beat, BYU fans 'rooting'
for alabama, then those few Utah fans that actually knew we were going to win.
I see us coming out strong in this game and coming up with a couple early
touchdowns, letting down our guard before half, and then playing close til the
end. My prediction is 24-21. We played a very similar USC team last year at
their home and came close. I think we can beat them this year, but we need to
have our hearts in the game, it just hasn't been there this year.
Let's do it Utes!
Maybe I'm not the typically BYU fan, but I cheer for the Utes against
everybody except the Cougs and the Aggies. However, I'm also a realist.
The Utes chance of beating the Trojans this year is only slightly better than me
winning the lottery. I still see the Trojans playing the Ducks in the PAC12
Championship Game.The PAC12 actually looks like a BCS conference
this year. Any objective fan has to admit that the past 4 or 5 years were not
so hot for the conference as a whole. There were a couple of good teams, and a
bunch of teams ranked in the 50 - 100, about the same as the MWC used to be.But this year is different. UCLA, AZ, ASU, Washington and Oregon St are
all much improved over last year. Utah will have their hands full in every game
except WSU and CO. Bowl eligibility will be tough to achieve.
@ Spokane UteSo you think it's predictible that BYU fans would
be all over Utah, huh? Gosh, why would that be? Maybe it's the Utes song
and dance we see every year of "My favorite teams are Utah and whoever plays
BYU." That has been true for years and in fact the Utes supporting USU have
already appeared several times in these blogs. So for any Ute to call out BYU
for telling Utah they have a crummy program (as observed this season and the
game against Colorado last year) is nothing but rhetorical hypocrisy by Ute
fans. And you'll never have the intelligence to accept the fact many, many
BYU fans cheered for Utah to beat Alabama in New Orleans BCS bowl a few years
ago, me being among them. Thanks to Ute partisans, that will not likely happen
again from this fan. But then, I don't see Utah in the Rose
Bowl----ever.Go Trojans!Go Cougars!
@toosmartfor youI seem top have hit a nerve but I'm telling it
like it is. Don't assume what kind of fan I am; or who I pull for. If BYU
is playing anyone but Utah or Utah St., I want them to win. Don't recall
ever saying BYU has a crummy program either. As far as a Rose Bowl goes, ever is
a long time Guy. I would say Utah has a better chance of going to a BCS bowl
than BYU does; much better.. And yes, it's the same BYU fans saying the
same negative comments over, and over again. I also love how you mention the
Colorado game, but seem to have left out the Pitt, BYU, Oregon St, UCLA and
Georgia Tech games. Now that's curious; but typical.GO UTES!
As an 'SC alumn and for all my Uttie friends, I've had this game
circled for a while. Welcome to the Pac 12 and going 0-2 after bye weeks. I
agree with Hedgie, this will be a track meet. Put on your skates Mo Lee, this
could be a long night! Go, Trojans!!
I hope the Utes have worked out the issues from last game and make a game of it.
No predictions just want a good game leaving the predictions to the more
intelligent commenters (chris b comes to mind) so mark it down as wanting a good
game. Oh and for those that did not get the sarcasm about intelligent commenters
that is what it was
Utah has won like 9 of therre last 10 bowl games.Two BCS bowl wins in last
8 yearsBeat Rival 8 or 11 and 3 in a row.8-5 last year, and beat
Georgia Tech in the Sun Bowl.But they are a crummy program becasue
they werre upset at home by Colorado last year.Now thats just funny,
I don't care who you are.
@ So Cal ReaderHow did that track meet thing work out at Stanford? I
guess the only events were the shot put, and discuss. I wouldn't be puffing
my chest out after that performance. I know this Utah fan won't after what
happened to us in Tempe. Respect is earned and netiher team has done that this
Weren't trojan fans so excited last year they rushed the field? Correct me
if I'm wrong but the same team (that we only lost to by 3) is coming to our
home, right? Oh yeah! Anyway, mark it down: 24-21, UTES. Do I see a rivalry
starting between Utah and USC? Hope so. I would love to see something start
@ Spokane Ute: No doubt the Stanford loss was a significant disappointment, but
you're also presuming I feel the athleticism of your Utties is up there
with Stanford. Nope. Not close. @ cedarcityute: 24-21, huh? I'm
afraid not. Your offense is reeling. This will be a dominating performance by
Barkley and his playmaker wideouts. We'll chat about the score on
Friday.You guys are playing w/ the big boys now, week in and week
out. At season's end, SC will still be playing Oregon for the Pac 12
Championship ... mark it down.
cedarcityute,you guys are blown out by an unranked team, and now
you're predicting a win vs one of the best teams in the nation? hahaha
USC: Meet the Muss. Just ask byu.
USC: Meet the Muss. Just ask BYU.Hint: The MUSS is planning to rush
the field BEFORE the game this time.
So Cal ReaderWe played USC right to the wire last year. It was a
great game. You are one of the few USC fans that I've talked to that
doesn't respect the Utes. Congrats on that one Some how, I don't think
we will see you on Firday, unless USC wins. I will be here either way; giving
credit where credit is due; that's how I roll Guy!
The Utes have been very talented for a few years now, but just like many of us
in the PAC 12, we had some down years.The hard part about playing in this
conference is that week in and week out we are up against tough teams.Certain other conferences around the country play a good or very good team,
then play 2-3 cupcakes.I would love to have seen how Utah would have fared
had they been in the PAC 12 the same year they beat 'Bama.That would
have made for some great games no doubt.Knowing coach Kyle's
style and wisdom, I have no doubt that he'll have the Utes better prepared
for a grueling conference in the near future.It just won't be this
year.It took ASU and UofA a few years to gear up to the weekly
challenge of playing in a tough conference.
@spokane ute"How did that track meet thing work out at
Stanford?"utah isn't stanford. Not even close.
I will be here Friday as well, congratulating whomever wins, obviously I'm
hoping it's Utah. If we hopefully win (I of course think we will and do
think all real Utah fans need to show support) I'm sure the naysayers will
all of a sudden disappear until before the next game. It happens. And
SpokaneUte is right, most USC fans give credit to Utah. Those that don't
seem to have amnesia about last year.
cedarcityuteYou know the saying about history repeating itself.2003 - BYU(4-8) visits #1 USC(12-1); with 7:00 left in the game, BYU
only trailed 21-18.2004 - #1 USC(13-0) visits BYU(5-7); BYU played tough
for 1 quarter, then lost 42-10.Playing USC tough last year may have
been the worst thing Utah could have done to give themselves a chance of
upsetting the Trojans this year. Unfortunately for U, Utah will have USC's
full attention this year.
@DuckhunterYour'e right, Utah is probably better; but it's
still pretty close. You may want to do a little research prior to chimming in
next time. San Jose State 17 - Stanford 20Washington 17 -
Stanford 13I watched the UW - Stanford game and Stanford's not
that good. Sorry to burst your bubble.
@snack pacDo you honestly think what happened to BYU 8 and 9 years
ago vs. USC; has any relavence to Utah playing USC this year? Would you be
intereted in buying some ocean front property here in Spokane?
Yeah, I'm not quite sure how BYU stats are relevant to what Utah is doing,
but ok? Anyway, excited to see our Utes play and see both teams do their best!
If any of you Utah or USC fans aren't part of the pac 12 fb page yet, you
should join. It's pretty cool. Lots of discussions about each team and
for the most part it's pretty positive and fun to see all the fans get
It's interesting how every spring Utah fans beat their chests about every
recruit that might be slightly better than a BYU recruit, as if stars next to a
player's name proves anything, yet those same Utah fans try to pretend that
Utah actually has a chance of beating the Trojans despite the vast difference in
talent between the Trojans and the Utes.Looking forward to lots of
whiny excuses after the game about D-II QBs, freshmen starting on the O-line,
and still wet behind the ears offensive coordinators.
@spokane ute"Your'e right, Utah is probably better; but
it's still pretty close."LOL! I just blew milk right out of
my nose. LOL!