Wow. What a finish for an illustrious career in our beloved stadium. Just like
he dreamed...all those childhood years! Beating Idaho in Provo. I have my
tickets away--and nothing to do with the cold. Only a few games left to endure
the pitiful play. Sure is good against the bad teams! This particular season
ended at Utah.
The announced attendance was 61,009. that's impossible at least 1/3 of
seats still had snow on them at the end of the game... :)
This was a very impressive win. BYU should be nationally ranked.
I was there for every minute, because these guys deserve to have fans in the
seats. I was ready for the weather, as was my brother, who drove straight from
Idaho to cheer BYU, then drove straight back. He should get home around 4am.
It wasn't all that cold. I've sat through colder games but never with
that much snow in the stands.Why can't Doman play Lark earlier?
Why he did not start in his last home game will forever be a mystery.
Alabama vs Tex A&M, Now that was a competitive game!BYU vs Idaho
High School Powder Puff! Not even worth watching!Indy was a Huge
mistake!Holmoe should be fired
Congratulations to these Cougar players and fans who endured frigid cold
temperatures. We're now bowl eligible again. Way to go Cougars. Brrrr!
"Bitter cold"??? 20's is cold. Try zero to minus 20 if you want
"bitter cold". BYU and their tendency to sensationalize the normal is
A good game for the Cougs. I was a little disappointed in the back-ups... I
expected Lark, Lasike, and others to shine once they finally got their chance
but it was very apparent that there is a sharp drop-off in talent from 1st to
2nd string. I guess we can be grateful that most of the starters are healthy as
we prepare for a ?th consecutive bowl game. Go Cougs!
I can describe my experience in one word about last nights
game-SNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOZE! I think next week will be a much stiffer
challenge. I think by now we all know BYU's record against teams with a
winning record ovrr the last 3 years-not Good
@BYUfaninWashStSurely you jest.
Wow, listen to all these ute fans, guess they didnt know their team played last
night too. Another loss of course and now no bowl game for the uties. so sad how
far their program has fallen.
@ BYUfaninWashSt, Nationally Ranked? They beat 1-9 Idaho! Yes the same Idaho
that North Carolina beat 66-0, Texas State beat 38-7, LSU scored 63 on, LA Tech
scored 70 on, and Wyoming beat
BYU beat who this year? The worst Pac 12 team, the worst Big Sky team, 2 of the
3 worst Wac teams, a bottom ACC team, and Utah State. Now there playing Idaho,
San Jose State, and New Mexico State 3 teams that 115 of the 120 FBS teams could
beat. So Byu went ind so they can play cupcake after cupcake Half there
Opponents r bad Wac teams that MW teams beat by 20+ every year.
BYU will pull another 1984, play 8 Wac teams play a Big Sky team, play 2 AQ
teams that have not had a winning record in 5 years, and Utah. So if they can
some how beat Utah they will go 12-0. You have to Love being IND.
@Scots - see @A1994
Dear Dektol, This article was written by a Newspaper not BYU. I never heard
one thing from BYU or its players how bitter cold it was. Do not read into
things that which is not there. There is not one single BYU fan who
has commented before my comment. They are all Trolls from that school up north.
They are all bitter because the Utes are having such a terrible season and want
to take out their bitterness on someone else. They sure seem to ignore, and
deny the fact, that it takes a few years to build a strong schedule. When you look down the road BYU has a better schedule than the Utes will have
in the PAC 10+2 wannabees who are at the bottom of the pile. You
have got to quit eating sour grapes and lemon. Your life will be much sweeter.
Wow, BYU had to work really hard to win this one. Snoooooze.
Im getting sick and tired of all you people on here bashing every thing BYU
does,i dont see any body on this thread twisting your arms to attend a byu game
if you dont like BYU dont watch the game you are just making yourselves look
foolish and poor sports.
Riley is the man!!! 3rd best quarterback in BYU history behind Detmer and
Young.. Congrats to a great leader!!
ScotsAfter losing to BYU, Georgia Tech has won back-to-back road
games at Maryland and at North Carolina, and the Yellow Jackets are now 2nd,
behind only Miami, in the ACC Coastal Division. With Duke up next, at home,
Georgia Tech will very likely be 6-5 when they play their season finale at
Georgia.Not a great team, but certainly MUCH better than the
"bottom ACC team" you claimed them to be.Also, it's
interesting that you didn't mention the fact that Utah State is 8-2 and
tied for tied for first in the WAC, nor, that the Aggies BEAT the Utes.It's laughable that you completely ignored BYU's near win at
#3-ranked Notre Dame.Minimizing BYU's record does nothing to
elevate the record of that train wreck on the hill, it just makes your critique
of BYU look petty and disengenuous.
I like BYU independence. I like BYUtv. And I like Bronco. Go BYU!
I'm so tired of hearing how weak the schedule is. Get over it. Yes, it
was a weak schedule. When you have lower tier PAC-12 teams (Utah, &
Washington St.) and lower WAC teams on the schedule, bowl games are going to
come. But Holme said the first two years would be boaring games. I want to
hear someone complain about how weak 2013 is going to be. Someone on here tell
me that 2013 (and going forward) will not be a BCS type schedule. Otherwise,
zip the soggy lips and get over it.
bribri86Phoenix, AZI'm so tired of hearing how weak the
schedule is. Get over it. Yes, it was a weak schedule. When you have lower tier
PAC-12 teams (Utah, & Washington St.) and lower WAC teams on the schedule,
bowl games are going to come. But Holme said the first two years would be
boaring games. I want to hear someone complain about how weak 2013 is going to
be. Someone on here tell me that 2013 (and going forward) will not be a BCS type
schedule. Otherwise, zip the soggy lips and get over it.>>>>>Look at our schedule this season and
last. Look at the teams we lost to. And look at next seasons schedule and
beyond. How many games do you honestly think BYU can win?It does not
matter who we schedule. If we can't beat ranked teams and better
competition, why did we leave the MWC in the first place other than for
No Conference Championships for UWe've been in the PAC 12 for
two years now, and we still haven't beaten a single conference team with a
winning record. Look at our schedule this season and last. Look at
the teams we lost to. And look at next season's schedule and beyond. How
many games do you honestly think Utah can win if we can't even beat teams
like Colorado and Utah State?It does not matter who we schedule. If
we can't beat ranked teams and better competition, why did we leave the MWC
in the first place if all we're ever going to be is a conference bottom
Ufan Pac 12 Punching Bag.....and more names.Easy to see how thin skinned a
handful of BYU fans are. Especially when they find the need to create multiple
avatars to mask their obsessive activities here.
LOL!How original of an upset Cougee to plagiarize!
WAC PaddledSorry dude; I have no idea who "PAC 12 Punching
Bag" is other than a certain team that is currently 0-1 in the WAC.
Bring up the WAC look what Boise state did when they were in the Wac. BYU have
not beat Utah in 3 years and next year Utah looks to have the better team once
I don't even know why I'm commenting. BYU did happen to lose to all
the good teams that they played this year. So what. Then BYU beats all the
teams that they should have beaten this year and some of you still roast them.
What's the point? Some will roast BYU no matter what they do.
Uteanymounases or whateverUtah beat byu and plays much better teams
week in and week out. It is so hard for you to realize that, byu isn't
even close. You get on here a dare have omments about the two different schools
it just shows how out of touch with college football you are.
"We are the mighty MUSS, one day UTA will let us drive a bus,our
offense is less than credible, all we want for Christmas it to be BOWL
ELIGIBLE!"No offense to UTA bus drivers.
MLHUtah hasn't beaten a decent team, besides BYU, all season.
And, no, U don't play better teams week in and week out, in fact, Utah
hasn't played a team even close to the level of the #3-ranked team BYU
barely lost to in South Bend this year.Get over your misguided
arrogance; the Utes haven't beaten a decent PAC 12 team since joining the
conference. Losing to better teams week in and week out doesn't prove
anything, but losing to teams like Colorado does prove that the Utes aren't
even good enough to beat the teams they're supposed to beat.
What a sad sad game. So sorry to see BYUs November schedule. This season was a
flop after Utah and Boise State. Nelson is a dud and running up stats against
the likes of Idaho won't change that!
No Conference Will Take UsYou're right, BYU will not win big
games as long as we play subpar Quarterbacks. Now that the scheduling is more
attractive, either Bronco will get his Bronco on or get his Bronco out. With a
handful of exceptional Quarterbacks coming up the pipe, I like where BYU is
heading. Hopefully the coaching will be there to supplement the talent. I
don't see BYU having a year next year like Utah is having. I see BYU doing
fairly well. National championship? No way, but not a a horrible year either.
If we Cougs can win out the season, we might just be awarded the 4A Tri-State
High School Championship!Go Cougars?
Y-Ask-Y?Actually, if the Cougars win out to finish 9-4, they have an
outside shot of finishing in the Top 25 again.Unlike your lowly
Utes, who stand at the brink of bowl elimination and will have to win out just
to finish above .500.
Yes, it has taken a while for the independent schedule to shape up. But next
year looks really good:08/31/13at Virginia Cavaliers 09/07/13Texas Longhorns 09/14/13TBA09/21/13Boise State Broncos 09/28/13Utah Utes 10/04/13at Utah State Aggies 10/12/13Georgia
Tech Yellow Jackets 10/19/13at Houston Cougars10/26/13TBA11/02/13TBA11/09/13at Wisconsin Badgers 11/16/13TBA11/23/13at Notre Dame Fighting Irish 11/30/13TBA12/07/13at Hawaii
Warriors Now if BYU can just jettison those bad teams, Utah and
Hawaii, off the schedule it will all be top tier....BTW, Riley
looked really good. But we all know Idaho's defense is non-existent. My
Grandma could have done well....
Swoop"Unlike your lowly Utes, who stand at the brink of bowl
elimination and will have to win out just to finish above .500."MY lowly Utes? I am not a Ute fan. Why the paranoia? Does it help make you
feel better about the Cougars to denigrate the Utes?Strange.
I'll take the win and yes it was fun to watch the team play well but It is
amazing how good Riley looked against lousy competition. Riley will continue to
Shine the next two games...Until the bowl game. Mark My Words.Idaho
has barely won a Single game this year. Yee-Haw!
Coug fans!! What a great thing to be a Cougar....just listen to the misery of
the so-called ute fans! What are they now 3-7? 4-6? Who cares. They are not
relevant in the State or in the Pac10+2. They are not relevant nationally. They
played two nationally relevant teams and stunk up the field. BYU played 4 as an
independent, lost 3 by combined 7 points and was tied going into the 4th quarter
in the fourth. Here is what I find pleasure in re-reporting: Utes
played in the snow 3 years ago and drew 17000 fans!! During the day! BYU Mighty
Cougars drew 61,000 at 8:15 at night! And no, the stadium was not a third empty
at LES. Ute imagination at work.. So Cougar fans; Let the ute
kids rant...they have nothing else to talk about.
Why do Cougar Fans spend so much time trying to denigrate the Utes? If you truly
are as confident in your team as you try to convince yourselves you are, beating
up the Utes doesn't make sense.I had Cougar season tickets for
over a decade before they went Indy. Prior to that, I was excited about the
prospects of the MWC - it was an up and coming conference, and was earning
respect.Then, for the money and the "exposure", somebody
decided to go Indy. To me, that is literally "selling out".Oh, and as for the over-the-top hype, give it a rest. If at some point during
the Idaho game you counted every person in the stadium, including teams, cheer
squads, bands, security, hot-dog vendors, and a few rodents, you might inflate
the estimate to 61,000. But people who actually have access to the numbers
reported: "At halftime, BYU leads woeful Idaho 42-7 in front of about 35,000
shivering fans..."Hyperbole does nothing to earn credibility,
but outright misinformation is unbecoming a Cougar.
Y Ask YBYU went "indy" to escape the MTN and the
incompetence of Craig Thompson.If you want to blame someone for the
decline of the MWC and the collapse of the WAC, blame Thompson.Thanks to BYU's independence making possible BYU's ESPN contract,
and the subsequent retention of BYU ownership rights for BYUtv to broadcast
and/or rebroadcast all home games and many road games, BYU fans nationwide, in
fact, worldwide, are able to watch BYU sports.PlanetBYU lays out an
interesting case for how much more financially beneficial it could be for BYU to
be Independent, rather than a member of the MWC or Big East, when it comes to
divvying up revenue from the soon to begin playoffs.
TrueBlueYeah, that's what I said. Sold out.So I
became disgusted with my Alma mater and sold my season tickets.And
the Indy years have been a bust so far. All we have is weak schedules, few
regular opponents, no conference honors, and promissory notes for the future.But I still don't see how bashing the Utes makes BYU look better.
Scott Farcus,Your comment has no substance. Why was Indy a huge
mistake, and why should Holmoe be fired?Explain yourself.
Scots"BYU beat who this year? The worst Pac 12 team, the worst
Big Sky team, 2 of the 3 worst Wac teams, a bottom ACC team, and Utah State. Now
there playing Idaho, San Jose State, and New Mexico State 3 teams that 115 of
the 120 FBS teams could beat. So Byu went ind so they can play cupcake after
cupcake Half there Opponents r bad Wac teams that MW teams beat by 20+ every
year."When going to the PAC, I knew ute fans would start
whining. We play hard teams, and you play cupcakes. This is funny.