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Published: Saturday, Oct. 27 2012 7:00 p.m. MDT

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Y Ask Y
Provo, UT


"Isn't that all that U proved?

At least BYU did their "proving" on the road against one of the best rushing offenses in the country.

U did your "proving" at home against a team that struggled to beat Southern Utah."

What are you talking about? I am not a "U" fan! And I never mentioned the U in my comment.

Paranoid much?

Gilbert, AZ

Y Ask Y

Why are you trying to minimize a great defensive performance against one of the best rushing teams in the country?

As much as BYU's offense has struggled this year, BYU is only three plays away from being 8-1 with a road win (last week) against a team that is now in contention for the national championship.

Paranoia is a BYU-hater being too afraid to even acknowledge a great defensive performance.

Papa Smurf UTE
Herriman, UT


It was a great defensive performance against a team (like yours) that had no QB. Notre Dame beat Oklahoma like they would have beat you had that QB played the whole game. You aren't anywhere near the team ND is. Just because you lost by 3, doesn't meant that you are a greaet team, and that you are 3 plays away from being 8-1 or undefeated. That's like saying the same thing about Utah. They are 5 plays away from being 7-1 with their only loss to AZ St that was a blowout. The UTES aren't, & neither is the Y. You are a very average team, with a defense that is above average. When you played a team with a good offense, you got beat 42-24. Every other game has been against poor teams, with even more poor offenses. Riley still doesn't have a signature win in his careeer. His best win was when he wasn't even a starter and game back to beat Utah St last year. Next year the Y will be lucky to be above .500, have fun Y fans, it's gonna get even worse.

Y Ask Y
Provo, UT


"Paranoia is a BYU-hater being too afraid to even acknowledge a great defensive performance."


My goodness, the paranoia and defensiveness is a VIRUS!

I am a graduate of BYU!

Since when does having a healthy appreciation for reality, and disapproving of the current coaching decisions make me a "BYU-hater" who is also "too afraid to even acknowledge a great defensive performance"?

This isn't about defensive performances. It is about winning, and a 4-4 record is DISMAL compared to the expectations we should have for the team!

So get off my back already, folks. Not everyone drinks the koolaid, and not everyone who sees things differently than you is a "hater"!

Idaho Falls, ID

@anti-BCS and YGrad/Ydad

Point well taken. You make a valid argument. However, for me, I just can't look someone in the eye and say "I'm better than you," when that person has defeated me on the field and I have yet to beat him..., even if I have beaten someone who beat that opponent, I.e., Utah State. You're right, it is not all cut and dried, but to me, head to head carries a lot of weight.

Salt Lake City, UT

Sorry PapaSmurf, but your analysis completely ignores reality - one well-thrown ball to Hoffman wins the game against Notre Dame and a very capable Notre Dame backup QB.

Without the missed block on the two-point conversion, BYU beats Boise State.


Without the missed snap, scoop and score against Utah, BYU beats Utah without the help of the MUSS.

So, yes, BYU is indeed three plays shy of being 8-1.

And, let's not forget, BYU was only down 24-28 midway through the 4th Q against OSU.

BYU's "weak" offense, scored 14 points on a very stout Notre Dame defemse, more than Oklahoma, more than Stanford, more than Michigan State, more than Miami, and more than Michigan were able to score against the Irish, and as far as I could tell, Notre Dame's backup QB wasn't a factor on defense for the Irish.


Y Ask Y

BYU is 5-4. I would expect a true BYU fan to know that.

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

Lone Star Runner

Why do all of your post include "ifs" and "buts"? Now that's curious.

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