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Published: Friday, Oct. 26 2012 2:22 p.m. MDT

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Pipes
Salt Lake City, UT

BYU's offense putting up 34 points is a bit optimistic. I'm thinking the final will be more like 47 - 17 with 6 of GT's points coming off of a Nelson pick-6. The only real question is will Nelson throw more than 2 interceptions? Hate to be so pessimistic about the Cougars but Nelson's record speaks for itself. The data definitely support my prediction.

Y Grad / Y Dad
Richland, WA

Pipes

I'll go the other way. Even mediocre offenses can look good against a porous defense. Their strength against our strength. Their weakness against our weakness. I say 49 - 45, Riley looks good but nobody gives him credit for it. Punting, as little of it as their is, plays a role, and in the end the pick 6 belongs to KVN, not the Ramblin' Wreck.

Sign me

Pollyanna

RockOn
Spanish Fork, UT

Rather than hoping for "lucky bounces", Riley needs to hit his receivers rather than throwing a 5 yard pass behind the tight end so as he reaches back it bounces up for an INT.

I don't see 65+ points scored Saturday. I can see BYU scoring 21 and GT about 24, with at least 6 of those coming from a short field from an INT or fumble by BYU. Not much confidence in Bronco, Doman, Riley and the kickers.

Riverton Cougar
Riverton, UT

With Riley Nelson in as QB, we'll need all the lucky bounces we can get.

idablu
Idaho Falls, ID

I love this game plan!-- Hope for lucky bounces.-- Why didn't we think of that before?!

That should carry us over the topl--BYU 28 GT 27

gchris
rock springs, wy

Instead of looking for lucky bounces, Riley should be looking for open receivers.

montanacutter2
KALISPELL, MT

I can not believe that Nelson thinks he can make a go of it against GT. Tebow was so much more mature as a Collage QB. And to compare Nelson to Tebow is an insult. Nelson should have been a wildcat player. Watching him play ND was just hard to figure his passes. He threw behind on most recievers and one that should have got to #2 went wild on the field, and that was a 6 point play!! Nelson has been working with his recivers for months and he still can not connect when he needs to. Nelson has a pic6 alomst every game he has played in. And he is a good part why BYU can not win the big one. I don't think BYU will be bowl eligale this year not with Nelson. What Bronco sees in Nelson as a QB is to know that Nelson will be gone next year-Thank goodness. Lark should have a chance to play against GT after Nelson's no show game. LARK is a better player than Nelson, Bronco just does not want to addmit it.

UC Baller
Salt Lake City, UT

BYU should beg for Timpviews Jake Lloyd at QB.

42 TDs verses 6 INTs this year.

He already throws a better ball than RN, has stronger arm, better decision ability and is a player. While at it they should try and get 6'5 WR Dax Raymond. Think he also leads the state in TD catches. He is better than any other we have offered in this class.

Wake up Cougs and look around!

Jenny83
Logan, UT

UC baller.....BYU will have a really hard time attracting athletes unless they are in a conference. The Y's football program is on a downword spiral.

Proud Ute
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I personally don't think the cougar program is so bad that it needs luck to win but coming from Homer Harmon.....that says something.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Pretty sad day when the Y needs 'lucky bounces' to win games. Agree with UC Baller, except I would add that at this point ANY high school quarterback would be better than what the Y has now. Yes, a sad day indeed. GT wins this one handily. I was right about ND, and I'm right about this.

DEW Cougars
Sandy, UT

"Lucky Bounces?" Okay, stop this TO's which we will be happy with. One more TO's then Bronco need to look at his backup qb and get ready for next season. We know T. Hill will be our starter next year I think.

Wiscougarfan
River Falls, WI

RE: UC Baller and Chris B.

Our pipeline is already pretty stacked... Lloyd wouldn't have much chance of ever playing despite his impressive HS numbers. But I'm o.k. with Hill and Magnum over the next 3-5 years.

Proud Ute
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Wiscougarfan,
On paper you're correct. The rub is your coaching staff doesn't seem to know how to take advantage of it.
Have to wonder what Hill is thinking knowing he jumped over two highly acclaimed QBs and will he be riding the bench as soon as Magnum or the next prize recruit is on board.
I think for BYU anyway history favors LaVells system to Bronco's.

Wiscougarfan
River Falls, WI

Re: Proud Ute

Fair enough, but you have to think that some significant coaching change (Offensive coordinator, QB coach) will take place in the next few years. If that does take place there is a decent chance that we return to QB factory form. Regardless we have a lot of talent at the QB position, we just need to utilize it.

J-TX
Allen, TX

Mr. Harmon;

Maybe it's the mile high Utah air, but you have 3 of these predictions wrong. In the 3 ugliest games of the PAC12 week, you will more likely see:

Cal 23, Utah 10
Stanford 13, WSU 17
GT 28, BYU 13.

While the Ducks and Beavers roll on.....

J-TX
Allen, TX

BTW, You make your own luck.

You get lucky bounces because you out hustle your opponent and you are in the position to get them.

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