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Published: Thursday, Nov. 1 2012 11:00 a.m. MDT

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Naval Vet
Philadelphia, PA


"As for BYU competing in the PAC 12, you might want to talk to Washington, Oregon and Oregon State (Vegas Bowls) and see how they have fared against the Cougars."

They said you've only beaten them a grand total of 12 times in the entire history of cougar football.

And idea how well the Y had done vs. Utah?

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

Toosmartforyou said:

As for BYU competing in the PAC 12, you might want to talk to Washington, Oregon and Oregon State (Vegas Bowls) and see how they have fared against the Cougars.
Why did you leave Utah off the list. Not very smart of you.


Naval Vet
Philadelphia, PA

Snack WAC:

"...your 'big boy conference' program...after a season and a half, still hasn't beaten a PAC team with a winning record."

In the last THREE yrs, your Indy-WAC program hadn't beaten Utah! Haha!

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

@ Snack Pack

Who won between BYU and Utah the last three years? Don't spin it, don't reference some obscure biased stastics. Enjoy playing second fiddle. You can't beat us on the field, and that's what matters most.


All the rest of your talk is merely drivel.

Salt Lake City, Utah

Naval Vet

It's not the bowl, but the teams involved that makes a bowl game significant and exciting.

Anybody who argues differently is simply blowing smoke.

Get over your "mid-major" snobbery.

Wisconsin versus mid-major TCU in the Rose Bowl was a much better game than many PAC versus Big Ten games.

Mid-major TCU versus mid-major Boise State in the Poinsettia Bowl was MUCH more significant and exciting than "major" Utah versus "major" Georgia Tech in the Sun Bowl.

Playing in the Poinsettia Bowl will be much more exciting than playing in the Couch Potato Bowl.

U 90
Corona, CA


The minute you and other Y fans say stuff like BYU is 7 plays away from an undefeated season you lose credibility instantly. Keep in mind BYU is also 1 play away from being 4-5. Your team is just not that good.

Salt Lake City, Utah

Spokane Ute

Head-to-head matchups bring bragging rights, but they don't prove which is the better team.

BYU beat Utah State which beat Utah, all in close games

#22 BYU(5-4) and #24 Utah St(7-2) both have better records and are ranked higher than #44 Utah(3-5)

So which is the best team in the state?

Still to be determined, but it's not looking good for the Utes.

SCOREBOARD determines one game.
SEASON determines which team is better.

(see Colorado versus Utah in 2011)

Salt Lake City, Utah

U 90

Nobody said BYU is 7 plays away from an undefeated season, but Utah is 1 play away from being 2-6 and on the brink of bowl elimination.

What's interesting is the team Utah fans are constantly trying to minimize, is the only decent team you've beaten this season.

Palo Alto, CA

"Utah Utes football notebook: Pac-12 outcomes not surprising to Whittingham"

Of course not.

Whittingham got used to losing to teams like Colorado by losing to teams like UNLV, New Mexico, Wyoming, and Colorado State.

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA


The best team is who wins, head to head, on the field. That's pretty obvious, but keep spinning it if it makes you feel better. Nice try in referencing Colorado though. Especially seeing that they did what BYU can't; beat Utah.

Score Board Guy!

U 90
Corona, CA


You haven't been on these Ute boards enough. Several of your Cougar cronies have come on to Ute articles and said BYU is X number of plays away from a perfect season and a #5, 6, 7 or 8 ranking. Your friend Snack is traveling down a similar path in his post.

I already know Utah isn't good this year. However, way too many BYU fans are still under the delusion that the Y actually has a good team.... face it, you don't. BYU is just as bad as Utah (if not worse), otherwise how do you explain losing to the lowly Utes 3 years straight?

Arlington, VA

Spokane Ute

You really expect us to believe that the kids on the hill think that Colorado had a better team than Utah last year?

The twisted "logic" Utah fans use to support an arguement that they don't even believe themselves is hilarious.

10-loss UNLV and 10-loss Colorado were BETTER than Utah's Poinsettia and Sun Bowl winning teams?


Anaheim, CA

U 90

"BYU is just as bad as Utah (if not worse), otherwise how do you explain losing to the lowly Utes 3 years straight?"


What happened last year or the year before is meaningless as far as evaluating this year's teams.

Anybody who objectively watched BYU's game at #3-ranked Notre Dame could clearly see that BYU is a much better team than their 5-4 record indicates.

BYU's offense may not be stellar, but BYU's defense is one of the best in the country as evidenced by the way they completely shut down Georgia Tech, which has one of the nation's best offenses.


All you byu fans, Utah article, WOW is your team really that great to have anything to say about Utah. BYU fans you have and you always will just blow me away. You are all experts in the college football world and in a month it will be the same for basketball.



Just have fun byu is a good team, One question though is Utah State your chest pounding victory? You guys get on here and talk like you are blowing everyone away, dude you haven't and the last thing I want you to remember is BYU CANNOT BEAT UTAH-can't wait for your comeback.

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