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  • Scots Ogden, UT
    Oct. 6, 2012 11:34 p.m.

    who has Byu played? Utah,and The worst Pac 12 team, a bad Big Sky team, the worst boise team in 7 years, The worst Wac team, and A home game vs Utah State. Utah would be 6-0 with the #1 D in the country with that.

  • sammyg Springville, UT
    Oct. 6, 2012 5:27 p.m.

    broken motorbike

    "It's great to be in a great conference, even when we struggle..."

    The new normal...
    beat downs = struggles
    beat downs = moral victories

    The Struggling Utes... LOL

  • Uteology East Salt Lake City, Utah
    Oct. 6, 2012 3:15 p.m.

    sammyg
    Springville, UT

    Proud Ute

    Teams lose games. But when they recover from a loss or two and then go on, win a few games, a bowl game, and then get Top 25 rankings then that's something to hang a hat on.

    Let us know when you recover "from a loss or two"

    -----------------

    When was the last time BYU recovered from a loss or two playing 9 BCS teams?

    Call us when that happens so I can mark it down.

    As of today BYU is 3-3 vs BCS teams in two years. You didn't get better your schedule just got worse.

  • Uteology East Salt Lake City, Utah
    Oct. 6, 2012 3:09 p.m.

    @Uteanymous

    Just except the fact that Utah with only 2 seasons of PAC-12 recruiting was in the game 24-21 until the 12 minute mark of the 4th quarter against an annual top 5 legacy program.

    And all this with a D2 QB vs a NFL first round pick.

    Then with one missed coverage and pick 6 later the game was over.

    I hate losing but at least we fought unlike @ASU where we got clobbered.

  • AlottaBalatas Centerville, UT
    Oct. 6, 2012 10:35 a.m.

    @ Uteanymous

    Really? That's what your life has come to; tracking the number of posts between BYU/Utah losses and the number of posts by each fan base? Please share the data. And when mom calls you up from the basement for dinner you can share your research - she'll be proud.

  • Uteology East Salt Lake City, Utah
    Oct. 6, 2012 12:38 a.m.

    phoenix

    Utah State 1-0 and BYU 1-1 both have better records in the PAC 12, than the Utes 0-2.

    ------------

    An OT win at home vs 2-3 Utah and a win at home vs 2-3 Washington State. Great job we e all know how good both teams would be playing 9 game PAC-12 schedule.

    USC is legit. Utah has major problems both on defense and offense. But, first we need to figure out how stop getting 100+ yards in penlites @RES.

    We played better but I don't see how we get a win @UCLA and @OSU who are much better teams than us.

  • Spokane Ute Spokane, WA
    Oct. 6, 2012 12:22 a.m.

    deductive reasoning;

    Is that the only game you can reference.....just askin?

  • motorbike Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Oct. 5, 2012 8:45 p.m.

    sammyg -

    Let us know when BYU obtains a top 25 ranking at the end of the year based on anything besides fluff.
    I'll give you your top 25 ranking for our tough times fighting to get better in the Pac 12 any day. It's great to be in a great conference, even when we struggle ... all part of the journey my friend. But then I suspect you won't be bragging about another top 25 ranking at the end of this season, and why? Because the cougs actually play a few decent teams ... teams they have and will continue to pile up losses to.
    So keep talkin. We'll just keep laughing.

  • Uteanymous Salt Lake City, Utah
    Oct. 5, 2012 6:24 p.m.

    WACpaddled

    Don't confuse respect with religious intolerance.

    The Utes are 0-1 in the WAC.

    It's quite obvious that the Utes weren't invited to the PAC because of their outstanding athletic programs - 8th in football, last or next to last in every other sport last season, and looking like it could be even worse this season.

  • Uteanymous Salt Lake City, Utah
    Oct. 5, 2012 6:19 p.m.

    gdog3finally

    Just accept the fact that Utah got very lucky early in the game to create a couple of turnovers deep in USC territory that resulted in a couple of easy scores and a fool's gold 14-point lead with only 13 total yards of offense.

    After that, Utah's drives:

    5 yards, punt
    4 yards, punt
    81 yards, TD
    0 yards, fumble
    56 yards, missed FG
    6 yards, punt
    21 yards, punt
    4 yards, punt
    14 yards, interception
    3 yards, punt

    For the next 56 minutes, the Utes were DOMINATED by the Trojans 38-7, and it could have been much worse if the Trojans hadn't dropped a couple of easy touchdown passes and missed a couple of very makeable FGs.

    Utah only had one scoring drive over 13 yards against USC's 1st string defense during the entire game.

  • Proud Ute ,
    Oct. 5, 2012 6:18 p.m.

    sammyg

    Springville, UT

    Proud Ute

    Teams lose games. But when they recover from a loss or two and then go on, win a few games, a bowl game, and then get Top 25 rankings then that's something to hang a hat on.

    Let us know when you recover "from a loss or two".

    sammy
    Ouch......Must really sting still or you wouldn't have taken the bait.
    Not as good as a Ute win but playing you AND getting a personal reply is a lot of fun.

    And yes, we got beat by a good team but it wasn't you.....again.

  • WACPaddingOurSchedule pocatello, ID
    Oct. 5, 2012 5:54 p.m.

    LonestarRunner
    Salt Lake City, UT
    Apparently the LA Times wasn't too impressed with USC's win over Utah:

    "After all, this was Utah, one of the worst 2-2 teams breathing."

    OUCH!

    So much for being respected by the rest of the PAC 12.

    It's quite obvious, that the Utes are viewed as nothing but cannon fodder for the elite teams of the conference to pad their conference records.

    _________________________

    How unfortunate that NO conference RESPECTS BYU. Otherwise they would be in a real conference by now.

    Cannon fodder = WAC Legacy = N. Mex St. Idaho, San Jose St, & Weber St to pad BYUs schedule in 2012.

    Go Cougars!

  • gdog3finally West Jordan, Utah
    Oct. 5, 2012 5:14 p.m.

    Using inductive logic to benefit opinions is naive.

    Utah/BYU PAC 12 record comparisons are not equivalent to Utah's head to head record with BYU. Utah plays PAC 12 teams weekly. BYU has a few sprinkled in, where they can get up for them.

    USC didn't spot Utah 14 points. Utah took those points. That logic wipes away points off the board for USC as well. Hays threw a pick six? Is that spotting USC? Does that eliminate Fakahafua's play as a wash (two defensive TDs). What about Blechen dropping an easy INT in the endzone? USC got points there.

    Fakahafua stripped the ball and scored. Star bull rushed USC's Center and threw him into Matt Barkley (forced fumble). Hays then connects with Scott for the TD (nice throw and catch). Utah earned those 14 points.

    The TD called back before the half was a big blow. Utah would have had the halftime lead. Utah bounces back and holds USC scoreless in the third quarter. Utah's offense sputtered but the score was still 24-21 with 12 minutes left. USC then makes two big plays. Blowing the game open doesn't make a blowout.

  • 54-10 Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 5, 2012 5:06 p.m.

    The Utes are in need of a win.

    Too bad Utah can't play BYU 10 times a year. Then every year would be a guaranteed 10 win season.

  • 54-10 Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 5, 2012 5:05 p.m.

    sammyg
    Springville, UT

    That's three wins in a row over your Cougars and 8 of the last 11.

    Good luck in your search for a conference.

  • Uteanymous Salt Lake City, Utah
    Oct. 5, 2012 4:48 p.m.

    AlottaBallatas

    "As for you haters, keep it coming! The obsession is flattering."

    Don't kid yourself; the volume and tone of comments from BYU fans is barely discernible compared to the screaming and piling of Utah fans every time BYU loses a game.

  • sammyg Springville, UT
    Oct. 5, 2012 4:40 p.m.

    Proud Ute

    Teams lose games. But when they recover from a loss or two and then go on, win a few games, a bowl game, and then get Top 25 rankings then that's something to hang a hat on.

    Let us know when you recover "from a loss or two".

  • deductive reasoning Arlington, VA
    Oct. 5, 2012 4:23 p.m.

    Spokane Ute

    So was 10-loss Colorado better than Utah last year?

    just sayin'

  • AlottaBallatas Centerville, UT
    Oct. 5, 2012 4:22 p.m.

    @ CougFaninTX

    As a Ute fan, I’d like to acknowledge your post as being impartial, unbiased and accurate. Nice reporting! Utah is not good and your post provides no reason for any Ute to disagree.

    @ Phoenix, Elmer Fudd aka Duckhunter, and Sammy aka Kenny G

    As for you haters, keep it coming! The obsession is flattering. Last week, you carried the ASU flag, before that USU. I guess the next two weeks are UCLA and OSU. I’ll bet the closet is getting full of opponent gear – hilarious! When you pick a team, let us know.

    Since the season is over for Utah, we can now prepare for your lame summer diatribe comparing recruits and their meaningless stars . . . a discussion as tired as the BYU ’84 championship, Utah BCS' and who’s coach won more MWC games.

    Oh yeah, and keeping with the lame form of others – All of Utah’s turn-overs were “give aways” and all of USC’s were “great defense” by the Utes – Pathetic!

  • Spokane Ute Spokane, WA
    Oct. 5, 2012 4:01 p.m.

    peterpan
    Actually, Utah is better than BYU; they beat them; remember? Here comes the spin

  • peterpanedU OREM, UT
    Oct. 5, 2012 3:35 p.m.

    @ 79ute

    Your comment was plain laughable. Speed kills Quote " People say we are so much faster than BYU, our problem tonight was USC was much faster than us" This is plain arrogance thinking that now we are in a AQ conference we now are so much better than anyone in the state. (thats funny USU beat you and you will probably not play them any more, why because they can beat U) Just because you now have RED nike shoes and are in the PAC12 does not make U all of a sudden faster than your big brothers.
    You were either drunk or drinking more than grape juice or you are drinking some one else's bath water> U are no better than either BYU or USU. LOL

  • Proud Ute ,
    Oct. 5, 2012 3:28 p.m.

    I was at the game and it was tough.
    Barkley had way to much time to sit back and pick the defense apart.
    Almost every time USC needed a third down or a big play it was there if the Utes didn't bail them out with a penalty.
    Despite all that there is a foundation to build on and hope for future.
    Besides.... it could be a lot worse, based on the posts we could be a fan from tds and have the agony of three straight losses in the only game that matters to us hanging over our head for another year.
    Gee.... I'm sorry (snicker).

  • Spokane Ute Spokane, WA
    Oct. 5, 2012 3:26 p.m.

    SoCalReader

    Congrats on the win. You are spot on on your take of Utah. Gotta get the QB situation in order, and yes Star is an absolute beast! Good luck the rest of the way.

    I see the usuall trolls are out. Always a classy move to rank on a team after they lose. Oh well, just consider the source.

    GO UTES >---------->

  • deductive reasoning Arlington, VA
    Oct. 5, 2012 2:47 p.m.

    joseywales

    "Worry about your own teams lack of Offense and your coaching problems."

    BYU ranks 51st in total offense at 402 yds/gm
    Utah ranks 103rd in total offense at 299 yds/gm

    While it's true that BYU's offense does need to improve, BYU's offense isn't nearly as pathetic as Utah's.

  • deductive reasoning Arlington, VA
    Oct. 5, 2012 2:40 p.m.

    utahcountyute

    So why 10 years? Oh, because that fits your argument better huh.

    LOL!

    Why not look at something relevant, like the Bronco/Kyle era?

    Bronco 9-6 (60%)
    Kyle 8-10 (44%)

  • joseywales Park City, UT
    Oct. 5, 2012 2:15 p.m.

    I love how Y fans continually call turnovers gifts. Did you see how we stripped the ball, actually muscled it away from Barkley? Did you see Star knock the O line back and cause the fumble? Those are both ATHLETIC plays gentlemen! Not, little gifts as you call them. It's like saying we gave them a "gift" with the pick 6. No way! That was a great read by the USC player and it went back for a score. Or saying we gave them a gift by getting a penalty called on the TD pass, nope, it was just a dumb penalty and it happens in every game. You guys have to realize that TO's are part of every game and quit whining about them as gifts. I'll say it right now, Utah was beaten by a bigger, faster, more athletic team last night. The Utes have a lot of work to do to be competitive in this league for sure. Time will tell, but maybe we should let the future play out instead of you "seers" thinking you know how it will happen. Worry about your own teams lack of Offense and your coaching problems.

  • utahcountyute Cedar Hills, UT
    Oct. 5, 2012 2:01 p.m.

    Loneone and killar

    So why 5 years? Oh, because that fits your argument better huh.

    I don't have a problem looking beyond 07. Let's say the last 10 years vs PAC teams?

    Utah 11-11
    byU 8-10

    And.......spin away.

  • sammyg Springville, UT
    Oct. 5, 2012 1:51 p.m.

    Motorbike

    I guess you had to push your motor scooter back from Logan, eh? Sorry, I would have offered you a ride had I noticed you off the side of the road. Was just up there last week.

    Tough losses piling up lately for your Utes. Last night the Utes did put up more points than what I imagined but 14 were really 'gifts'.

    Which bowl game are you shooting for? New Mexico, Kraft Fight Hunger or the No Bowl?

    Dying to know!

  • motorbike Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Oct. 5, 2012 1:42 p.m.

    BYU fans are funny. I haven't seen comments on BYU articles from Ute fans that come close to the comedy I'm reading from BYU fans on this Ute article.
    I take it back ... I've seen Ute fans respond like this on BYU articles before, just not in the past 12 months or so. There was something about that 54-10 game and a Pac-12 schedule (win or lose) that just has Ute fans less and less interested in what's happening down south.
    Good luck with USU tonight, should be a good game.

  • killarney Lincoln Park, IL
    Oct. 5, 2012 1:15 p.m.

    utahcountyute

    "So you are taking games over what, a 10 year period for BYU?"

    Nice try at obfuscation, but you already know that BYU is 8-4 versus the PAC in the last 5+ years.

    Regardless of how you slice it, however, 8-4 is a whole lot better than 4-7. It's very likely that several of BYU's current players were already part of the program when BYU beat Arizona to start the 2007 season.

    It's funny how Utah fans pretend that 2008 was like yesterday, yet 2007 is like ancient history.

    btw, Utah is 6-10 versus the PAC since 2007.

    Spin away!

  • utahcountyute Cedar Hills, UT
    Oct. 5, 2012 12:47 p.m.

    loneone

    "yet Utah fans scarcely have time to focus USC, because they're so obsessed with BYU."

    I'll try and "focus" harder next time??? So this is how byU beats Idaho every year? I'll work on that.

    "the Utes are now 4-7 against the PAC 12 since they joined the conference; the Cougars are 8-4 versus the PAC 12 in their last 12 meetings"

    So you are taking games over what, a 10 year period for byU and comparing those to Utah's last year and a 1/4? Nice byU "fan" stats. I'll take them for they're worth

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Oct. 5, 2012 12:11 p.m.

    Time to lick your wounds and head back to the mountain. Don't get WAC-ked on the way.

  • Just Wondering... Gilbert, AZ
    Oct. 5, 2012 11:35 a.m.

    Hey, I read today that the Utes were going to the Rose Bowl?!?

    Unfortunately for them, there is a huge difference between playing AT the Rose Bowl and IN the Rose Bowl! Next week may be as close as they ever get...

  • SlopJ30 St Louis, MO
    Oct. 5, 2012 11:34 a.m.

    I tuned in when it was 24-21, and from that point on it was nothing short of comical. That pick 6 . . wow. That play made Riley Nelson look careful with the ball by comparison. The last time I saw a decision and throw that poor was in my son's freshman game . . by the backup.

    That one play had me even feeling a little sorry for *gulp* Chris B. Now that's saying something.

  • So. Cal Reader San Diego, CA
    Oct. 5, 2012 10:20 a.m.

    I'd imagine you Utes would even admit that the score was not as close as the game was played. Except for the quick two turn-overs, and I give your team credit for capitalizing, your offense was anemic and has been like that the last few weeks. This obviously doesn't hone well going into the heart of Pac 12 play. Week in and week out, the quality of the Pac 12 is so much stronger than the mwc. You gotta shore up your QB situation or this will be an even longer season for ya'lls! I'll give you this much, Star Lotulelei is an absolute beast. I enjoyed wathcing him last night and how SC's O-line did a better job at containing him as the game wore on.

  • LonestarRunner Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 5, 2012 8:59 a.m.

    Apparently the LA Times wasn't too impressed with USC's win over Utah:

    "After all, this was Utah, one of the worst 2-2 teams breathing."

    OUCH!

    So much for being respected by the rest of the PAC 12.

    It's quite obvious, that the Utes are viewed as nothing but cannon fodder for the elite teams of the conference to pad their conference records.

    btw, the Utes are now 4-7 against the PAC 12 since they joined the conference; the Cougars are 8-4 versus the PAC 12 in their last 12 meetings, including two losses to the Utes. While Utah has owned BYU recently, BYU has owned the PAC 12.

  • 4BS St George, UT
    Oct. 5, 2012 8:46 a.m.

    All the pre game hype about how great Whittingham is after a bye week.....what a joke. I will continue to believe that Whittingham is way over-rated. Utah will not make a bowl game this year. What a shame.

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    Oct. 5, 2012 8:45 a.m.

    @motorbike

    Your bitter diatribe is delicious. Thank you for making my morning.

    LOL!

  • Swoop Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 5, 2012 8:34 a.m.

    motorbike

    "It's so hilarious to read all of the comments from Cougar fans on a Ute football article..."

    Nice try, but the truth is you're embarrassed that the "mighty" Utes gave BYU fans so much cannon fodder because of Utah's inept play against the Trojans.

    Face it, what you would have really found "hilarious" would have been complete silence from BYU fans.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Oct. 5, 2012 7:04 a.m.

    This game shows, the utes are no better then they were in the WAC.

  • Mr. Caveman Omaha, NE
    Oct. 5, 2012 5:40 a.m.

    Colorado is licking their chops saying, "Finally, we won't be in the dungeon this year!"

  • motorbike Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Oct. 5, 2012 4:14 a.m.

    It's so hilarious to read all of the comments from Cougar fans on a Ute football article who claim Ute fans are obsessed with BYU.
    What's even more hilarious are comments about how USC gifted Utah 14 points ... strange, I thought I saw Fakahafua tearing that ball from Barkley's arms. And wasn't that Star bull-rushing the USC center to cause/recover a fumble?
    If those were gifts then what would you call the easy pick 6 Utah "gifted" USC? And how about the touchdown Utah gave back to USC when an offensive lineman was 2 yards past the line of scrimmage (a complete non-factor) when called for "ineligible receiver downfield"???
    No cougar fans, the game was EXACTLY what the final score read ... 38-28 USC. USC was the better team ... by 10 points. Yeah, USC ... a team that could still conceivably compete for the national championship when all is said and done.
    And as for "BYU and USU have better records against the Pac-12" ... Let's see, USC and ASU? Or Washington State? Utah State can brag since they beat the U head to head. BYU fans have zero to brag about. ZERO!

  • gdog3finally West Jordan, Utah
    Oct. 5, 2012 3:38 a.m.

    The called back TD kept Utah from the lead at halftime. The third quarter saw Utah's offense sputter, but the defense, although tired and on the field too much because of the offenses three and outs, held USC scoreless in the third quarter.

    The fourth quarter is where the game got blown open. Utah pins USC deep down only three, the an 85 yard one play drive happens, and the the pick 6 follows.

    The game was close Duckhunter, just not real close. A few plays decide outcomes against good teams. That cost BYU against Utah, and cost Utah against USC.

    Although I am down, and don't look for moral victories, the offensive line cmae around tonight, Utah will need them the rest of the way. Taking to long to gel (O line) cost Utah the Utah State game. That and a offensive pass interference call in overtime

    USC was superior tonight, but that was not surprising. I am glad Utah showed heart though. White IV will now get more carries as he looked back to form. he had only 13 carries, but over a 5 yards a carry on USC is a good sign.

  • sammyg Springville, UT
    Oct. 5, 2012 12:05 a.m.

    If there is one thing that can be learned from this beat down it is this...

    4 - 5 star recruits > 2-3 star recruits.

    Well it was an interesting game those first few minutes, then USC settled in and you know the rest of the story.

    Utes scored more than I gave them credit for but end the end, it made no difference.

    Poor Muss... they could not carry their team.

    The season is all but over except for the New Mexico or Kraft Fight Hunger Bowls. I'm not sure if the Utes are up for these. Doesn't look good but we knew that.

    Here's a collective Kleenex for all of you and my shoulder to cry on.

    Chin up, there's always next week.

  • Scots Ogden, UT
    Oct. 5, 2012 12:03 a.m.

    Y is Byu fans talking? U have not beat a good team since u beat utah in 2009,the last 3 year byu is 0-4 vs top 25 teams . BYU is about to lose there next 4 games Utah State, Oregon State, Notre Dame, and Georgia Tech.

  • Troy06 OREM, UT
    Oct. 4, 2012 11:50 p.m.

    I'm a cougar - as in BYU cougar and I was truly cheering on the Utes. I wanted them to beat USC.
    BTW, Chris B where are you? You predicted a win. Almost sounded like you guaranteed a win after you attended the Arizona game?

    Living in the P12 will be tough for the Utes. But in fairness imagine what would happen to the Cougars if their dreams came and were accepted to the Big12...

  • SoonerUte Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 4, 2012 11:47 p.m.

    Well, we beat the spread! Its only a slight consolation knowing that the Cougars would have lost this game by much more.

  • Stay the Course Salt Lake City, utah
    Oct. 4, 2012 11:45 p.m.

    Looks like USC isn't as good as we thought they were based on this game

  • 79Ute Orange County, CA
    Oct. 4, 2012 11:38 p.m.

    Speed kills...

    People talk about how much faster we are than BYU, but our problem tonight was that USC was that much faster than us.

  • Troy06 OREM, UT
    Oct. 4, 2012 11:29 p.m.

    I'm a cougar - as in BYU cougar and I was truly cheering on the Utes. I wanted them to beat USC.
    BTW, Chris B where are you? You predicted a win. Almost sounded like you guaranteed a win after you attended the Arizona game?

    Living in the P12 will be tough for the Utes. But in fairness imagine what would happen to the Cougars if their dreams came true and were accepted to the Big12...

  • LonestarRunner Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 4, 2012 11:15 p.m.

    ImaUteFan

    "I find your comment hilarious since there are numerous BYU fans posting on a Utes story within minutes of the game ending."

    I find your retort laughable. Since BYU fans didn't have a game tonight, what else should BYU fans be talking about other than the "biggest game ever" in RES?

    It's Utah fans who have been beating their chests for the last two years about how great the Utes are and how insignificant and irrelevant the Cougars are, yet Utah fans scarcely have time to focus USC, because they're so obsessed with BYU.

  • IRS Agent PROVO, UT
    Oct. 4, 2012 11:12 p.m.

    Utes can no longer hide the facts. Gary Anderson carried Whit for years. The last two seasons show that. How long will the U allow the interim coach to keep the reigns?

  • U 90 Corona, CA
    Oct. 4, 2012 11:11 p.m.

    Utah hung in there only trailing by 3 going in to the 4th QTR and could have actually had the lead in the 4th had it not been for the offensive lineman wandering too far down field on the 2nd QTR TD pass. Probably wouldn't have mattered though as USC simply had too much talent... Barkley, Woods and Lee are in a completely different class than any Utah offensive player.... they will all play in the NFL. The Utes showed some heart and I think the spread will probably be a little better offensive scheme for Utah moving forward.

    phoenix, since it was announced three years ago that Utah would join the PAC12, your boys are 0-3 vs. your favorite PAC12 cellar dweller. Nice post, your smack talk really comes from a position of strength.

  • I Bleed Blue Las Vegas, NV
    Oct. 4, 2012 11:07 p.m.

    Come on people. USC is everything that is wrong with college football. They got a slap on the hand for absolute corruption. With what they paid Bush, over 180.000 some say, they should have gotten the football death penalty. Put the petty stuff aside. I love the cougars but SC is lower than low. Would have loved to see the Utes clean their clocks. I despise cheaters who get away with it.

  • Ufan Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 4, 2012 11:06 p.m.

    There's no reason to wait on starting Hays. The season is already a bust, so the Utes might as well let Wilson gain some experience for next season.

  • ImaUteFan West Jordan, UT
    Oct. 4, 2012 11:06 p.m.

    @LonestarRunner

    I find your comment hilarious since there are numerous BYU fans posting on a Utes story within minutes of the game ending. Pot calling the kettle black, no?

  • CougFaninTX Frisco, TX
    Oct. 4, 2012 11:05 p.m.

    Utah absolutely dominated this game from start to the finish . . . of the 12 minute mark in the 1st quarter. For those who missed the game, it was not as close as the score appeared. Utes got the two nice TDs to start the game, then it was all USC, until Wilson got a TD against USC's scout team in the final minutes.

    There was nothing wrong with the way Hays played. USC is a tough team, and this is one of the Utes weakest teams in quite a few years. (I realize I can't say too much, because U did get a win against my Cougs and our lame QB.) Wilson may have more potential, but he's not even close to where Hays is. But the Utes are not likely to be bowl bound with either QB, so maybe getting Wilson is the answer.

  • Truth Machine Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 4, 2012 11:04 p.m.

    Don't expect to see "Utes 27 USC 21 from Ogden, UT" around again - after he recovers from tonight's humiliation, he'll have to come up with a new moniker.

  • GoRed WEST VALLEY CITY, UT
    Oct. 4, 2012 10:58 p.m.

    A gutsy effort by Hays and the Utes. As much as I admire Hays, you could see a glimpse of the potential that Wilson has. Hopefully we'll see him get more and more playing time as the season progresses.

    Go Utes!!

  • LonestarRunner Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 4, 2012 10:57 p.m.

    ImaUteFan

    "Can't wait to see what you all have to say tomorrow night after Utah State rolls over BYU."

    Even after a loss to USC in the "biggest game ever" in RES, the ONLY thing Utah fans can think about...

    is BYU.

    LOL!

  • ImaUteFan West Jordan, UT
    Oct. 4, 2012 10:56 p.m.

    u mad bro:

    No. But you might be tomorrow night.

  • Swoop Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 4, 2012 10:53 p.m.

    Not even a moral victory to hang their hats on this time, even after the Trojans spotted the Utes 14 points to start the game.

  • u mad bro? WVC, UT
    Oct. 4, 2012 10:52 p.m.

    imautefan,

    u mad bro?

  • Lifelong Republican Orem, UT
    Oct. 4, 2012 10:51 p.m.

    Whitt is a good coach? Did you see how many penalties Utah got? They were totally undisciplined and poorly coached. Truth is if USC didn't spot Utah those 14 points, this is a blow out. Utah's coaches are trying but lack a lot of experience. I'm afraid it is going to be a long year.

  • u mad bro? WVC, UT
    Oct. 4, 2012 10:49 p.m.

    Washington St/Colorado vs Utah for the Toilet Bowl!!!!

  • ImaUteFan West Jordan, UT
    Oct. 4, 2012 10:46 p.m.

    Can't wait to see what you all have to say tomorrow night after Utah State rolls over BYU.

  • hedgelog Idaho Falls, ID
    Oct. 4, 2012 10:45 p.m.

    Well at least you got to have the big boys come to slc. To bad you aren't really in their League.

  • u mad bro? WVC, UT
    Oct. 4, 2012 10:42 p.m.

    It was the Muss that caused Utah to lose. hahahaha

  • phoenix Gilbert, AZ
    Oct. 4, 2012 10:42 p.m.

    I Bleed Blue

    "Utah. Showed a lot of heart on that last drive."

    You're calling a meaningless garbage time drive "showing a lot of heart"?

  • UtahAlumnus St. George, UT
    Oct. 4, 2012 10:41 p.m.

    If this doesn't prove that the Wilson era needs to start now, then nothing will. Hays was his usual nonprodutive self, and Wilson scored more points in the last 2 minutes than Hays the entire second half.

  • phoenix Gilbert, AZ
    Oct. 4, 2012 10:39 p.m.

    Myth Busters

    Kyle's team always get up for big games - busted

    Kyle's teams always rebound after losses - busted

    Kyle's teams always play well after a bye - busted

    Kyle and his Utes are now 4-7 in the PAC and fading fast.

    bottom-line:

    The Utes are now the official PAC 12 cellar dweller.

    Utah State 1-0 and BYU 1-1 both have better records in the PAC 12, than the Utes 0-2.

  • I Bleed Blue Las Vegas, NV
    Oct. 4, 2012 10:32 p.m.

    great effort Utah. Showed a lot of heart on that last drive. Like the freshman quarterback.

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    Oct. 4, 2012 10:31 p.m.

    Not nearly as close as the score would make it appear. I only saw the 2nd half but that was obviously enough.

  • Joe Schmoe Orem, UT
    Oct. 4, 2012 10:31 p.m.

    Here Utah. Let us spot you 14 points in the first two minutes and see what you can do.

    Sorry ute fans. It is going to be a LONG year with no bowl game.

    Trick plays can only get you so far.

    Way too many penalties and way to undisciplined.

  • Elk Hair Caddis Sandy, UT
    Oct. 4, 2012 10:29 p.m.

    Colorado 1 and 4
    Utah 2 and 3
    Can't wait for the Rumble in the Rockies....NOT