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  • AK UTE Palmer, AK
    Nov. 13, 2012 8:40 p.m.

    How does this game have anything to do with Utah? It doesn't so why does anybody feel the need to bring them into it....what a joke. SJSU is tough and BYU will need to show up to beat them on their home field. I think they will but they need to be ready this is a gotcha game BYU does not have much to play for at this point except respect because they have already locked up their bowl bid.

    I think we are going to have a chance to see the Utes play SJSU in a bowl game their are several predictions that show these two meeting in a bowl. I obviously think the Utes are going to win their last two games and finish 6-6....not what I had hoped for but they did play a tough schedule. Utes have a long way to go before they are a strong PAC 12 team but I have no doubt the coach Whit will get them there but it will take time. Patience people and show some class everybody!

  • Mildred in Fillmore Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 13, 2012 5:06 p.m.

    We will bury San Jose. They aren't even close to as good as we are.

  • Herbert Gravy Salinas, CA
    Nov. 13, 2012 2:00 p.m.

    "Let us oft speak kind words to each other".... Does it really matter who "owns" who (or is it "whom")? Come on folks. Just give credit where credit is due. Enjoy a good performance and move on to those more important endeavors in your lives. It can be done! Happy Thanksgiving to each of you noble folks. You are the best!

  • CougFaninTX Frisco, TX
    Nov. 13, 2012 7:02 a.m.

    @chris b - "Unfortunately, the Y just does not do . . . very well in the last few weeks of the season."

    What are U talking about? BYU has lost 2 games in November the past 6 years. Please quit embarassing yourself and do a little research before U open mouth and insert foot.

  • BYUfaninWashSt Everett, WA
    Nov. 12, 2012 11:08 p.m.

    The BYU players can beat SJSU! The Standard has been established!

    Just recall these inspiring words from coach Mendenhall awhile ago ...

    "I had to be out front as the head coach in the beginning, to set the agenda and expectations of the program, ... But then the players have the free agency to buy into it and take it upon themselves, referring back to the coaches when they need to. But there is a transfer of power, of leadership, that happens on a football team and it's day to day, where the players hold to the standard that has been established."

  • Hemlock Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 12, 2012 11:07 p.m.

    SJSU is a good opponent and who stress the Cougars. Last week saw wins in FBall,mens' BBall, womens' soccer, women's volley ball and womens' BBall. Keep it rolling.

  • Y Grad / Y Dad Richland, WA
    Nov. 12, 2012 10:58 p.m.

    I liked it better before utah's season was over.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Nov. 12, 2012 9:01 p.m.

    BYU is peaking.

    BYU 42
    San Jose State 17

  • Tom in CA Vallejo, CA
    Nov. 12, 2012 7:47 p.m.

    This game is not a gimmee by any stretch. Go Cougars!!

  • Tom in CA Vallejo, CA
    Nov. 12, 2012 7:45 p.m.

    " ..... don't be a hater, I'm just trying to keep it real. As a disinterested third party, with no dog in the hunt, it's just easier for me to look at the game rationally vs a cougar fan that is desperately looking for a needing a win to salvage the season .."

    Chris B -

    You have no credibility. And you must be awfully bored.

  • Two For Flinching Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 12, 2012 6:41 p.m.

    Whoever said SJSU is on the same level as USU was mistaken.

    49-27 USU on the road....

  • Still Blue after all these years Kaysville, UT
    Nov. 12, 2012 4:06 p.m.

    This game worries me. We are not a great road team. I could see SJSU throwing for a lot of yards. I agree with NevadaCoug that we need to control the ball. and Nelson cannot give them TD's with pick 6's. We must get pressure on the QB and cannot allow long plays. And we must get well over 200 yeads rushing. But this one scares me.

  • MacNasty Rexburg, ID
    Nov. 12, 2012 3:08 p.m.

    Chris B said:

    "As a disinterested third party, with no dog in the hunt, it's just easier for me to look at the game rationally vs a cougar fan that is desperately looking for a needing a win to salvage the season."

    Its true that you don't have a dog in the hunt, however, you do have a dog, and it will play against Arizona this weekend.

    BTW, shall we talk a little about basketball hum? Didn't think so.

  • Snack PAC Olympus Cove, Utah
    Nov. 12, 2012 3:07 p.m.

    WACpaddled

    "With BYU fans bragging about future scheduling, why is BYU avoiding Colorado?
    Its because the Cougs are 3-8-1 all time against the Buffs."

    Once again, FAIL!

    BYU has won 3 of the last 4 against the Buffs and hasn't lost to Colorado since before the WAC was created.

  • Snack PAC Olympus Cove, Utah
    Nov. 12, 2012 3:05 p.m.

    Chris B

    That's one of your most hilarious and delusional posts yet. I especially liked this part:

    "Look--don't be a hater, I'm just trying to keep it real. As a disinterested third party, with no dog in the hunt, it's just easier for me to look at the game rationally vs a Cougar fan that is desperately looking for a needing a win to salvage the season."

    For a fan that is desperately looking for a win to salvage her season: See mirror!

  • Swoop Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 12, 2012 2:56 p.m.

    WACpaddled

    "BYU is 6-9 all time against San Jose St. They own you!"

    LOL!

    BYU has won 6 of the last 7 versus the Spartans (including the last 5) and BYU hasn't lost to San Jose State since the 60's.

    If you want to talk about really being OWNED by someone, consider:

    Utah: 0-8 versus Washington and 1-6 versus the YMCA

  • RockOn Spanish Fork, UT
    Nov. 12, 2012 1:47 p.m.

    So, SameJersey, you're telling me Riley won't be the QB? The only people who haven't played well consistently are the field goal kicker du jour, and Riley against BSU, Notre Dame, Utah and Oregon State and others... Hope he does well against the Spartans.

  • Down under Pullman, WA
    Nov. 12, 2012 1:32 p.m.

    Sissy B,
    A disinterested third party with no dog in the hunt?? There is no question you are a Ute fan. Drop the deceit. Your only purpose in these blogs is to discredit BYU. BYU is not looking to save the season, they have a winning record. Utah's is over. The Y is going bowling and Utah is not. Mark it down.

  • SameJersey Kaysville, UT
    Nov. 12, 2012 1:20 p.m.

    The spartans are a very good team this year. This will be a difficult game for the Cougars, but one they still can win if they play well.

  • WACPaddingOurSchedule pocatello, ID
    Nov. 12, 2012 1:14 p.m.

    With BYU fans bragging about future scheduling, why is BYU avoiding Colorado?
    Its because the Cougs are 3-8-1 all time against the Buffs.

  • agb Layton, UT
    Nov. 12, 2012 12:54 p.m.

    Ucu and paddy WAC:

    According to a few prognostications SJSU is waiting for you in the New Mexico Bowl, assuming U become bowl eligible. It will be intetesting to see what U say then. BTW Paddy WAC: the fact U have a losing record all time versus Nevada betrays the hypocrisy of your screen name and posts.

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 12, 2012 12:34 p.m.

    Unfortunately, the Y just does not do very well against teams with winning records, and generally doesn't do very well in the last few weeks of the season. Combine those two facts, and it doesn't look good for the cougars. SJSU will also be emotionally up for this game, and the Y will not. This one goes to SJSU. Look--don't be a hater, I'm just trying to keep it real. As a disinterested third party, with no dog in the hunt, it's just easier for me to look at the game rationally vs a cougar fan that is desperately looking for a needing a win to salvage the season.

  • International Cougar Fan Tacoma, WA
    Nov. 12, 2012 12:23 p.m.

    WACPaddingOurSchedule knows a lot about being owned. Utes are 0 - 8 against Washington Huskies.

    BYU is 4 - 4 against the UW.

    It is ok Ute fans there is always basketball to fall back on. Oh, wait... maybe not.....

  • TruBlueAggie25 Logan, UT
    Nov. 12, 2012 12:03 p.m.

    @Wildcat,
    I agree that BYU will get a lot of sacks, but Fales is a great QB. Watched him play Utah State, and BYU has the same weakness as Utah State, the deep pass. (See Oregon St. game). That is what SJSU does best which is why, even though USU got 13 sacks, SJSU still scored several times. BYU's offense will have to show up for this game. SJSU does have a high scoring offense, and they will score lots of points.

  • Down under Pullman, WA
    Nov. 12, 2012 11:38 a.m.

    Utah County Ute,
    YES EXPLOSIVE. I know you would not recognize what explosivw is since you have not seen it this year. All you have seen is imploding from the Utes.

  • Wildcat O-town, UT
    Nov. 12, 2012 11:31 a.m.

    USU sacked the Spartans all day, with BYU's great defense, I just have a tough time seeing San Jose State move the ball down the field on them consistently unless they run some misdirection and catch BYU over-pursuing. SJSU does have a good defense, so I think they will be able to defend BYU. I do believe it will be competitive, but I think BYU wins by 14. With LA Tech's last two games showing a pretty bad defense against mediocre teams, I think USU and SJSU can both beat the Bulldogs.

  • WACPaddingOurSchedule pocatello, ID
    Nov. 12, 2012 11:03 a.m.

    Y Grad / Y Dad
    Richland, WA
    While mocking our game with an "explosive" WAC opponent, the trolls are not-so-secretely grateful they don't have to play SJSU. Otherwise, they would be 0-2 against WAC opponents this year.

    _____________

    BYU is 6-9 all time against San Jose St. They own you!
    It will be a good game I think with BYU losing on the road.

  • NevadaCoug Overton, NV
    Nov. 12, 2012 10:12 a.m.

    I think you beat SJSU the same way you beat Georgia Tech: keep their offense off the field. BYU should focus on playing ball control, run-oriented offense. If they can put together a bunch of clock-eating scoring drives, they'll win easily.

    But they have to score, not just eat clock, of course.

  • Y Grad / Y Dad Richland, WA
    Nov. 12, 2012 10:11 a.m.

    While mocking our game with an "explosive" WAC opponent, the trolls are not-so-secretely grateful they don't have to play SJSU. Otherwise, they would be 0-2 against WAC opponents this year.

  • Johnny Triumph American Fork, UT
    Nov. 12, 2012 10:04 a.m.

    Should be a good game, but really does it matter much anymore? Win or lose BYU will get a bowl game in San Diego against a familiar opponent.

  • Swoop Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 12, 2012 8:49 a.m.

    utahcountyute

    "So now SJSU is "explosive"? Good stuff."

    San Jose State is 9th in passing (325 ypg) and 31st in scoring (35 ppg).
    Compared to
    Utah's pedestrian 104th in passing (188 ypg) and 85th in scoring (25 ppg),
    that's mind-bogglingly "explosive".

  • toosmartforyou Farmington, UT
    Nov. 12, 2012 8:36 a.m.

    Win or lose, the Cougars are going bowling this year, unlike the Utes at this point who must beat Arizona and them the TOT (team over there), to whom they lost last year in SLC.

    Go COUGARS

  • utahcountyute Cedar Hills, UT
    Nov. 12, 2012 8:23 a.m.

    So now SJSU is "explosive"? Good stuff.

  • TrueBlue Orem, UT
    Nov. 12, 2012 7:30 a.m.

    San Jose State is a good, but not a great team. The Spartans barely lost at Stanford, got pounded at home by Utah State, and beat a pretty good San Diego State team on the road. The Spartans rely almost exclusively on the pass, so BYU's defense will have to put pressure on the QB, or the Cougars will find themselves in a track meet that BYU would have trouble winning. If BYU can control San Jose State's passing game, the Cougars should win handily.

  • CougFaninTX Frisco, TX
    Nov. 12, 2012 6:23 a.m.

    For U trolls who like to poke at BYU's November schedule, this will be a great game. SJSU is on par with USU and LaTech in the WAC. The Spartans will test the Cougs secondary. I'm happy Johnson will be back. I wish Sampson hadn't messed up, we could really use him too. I expect to see a lot of Nickel on Saturday. We should be able to limit the run, but if we can't stop the passing game - watch out, this will be a good one.

    As for the bowl game, I'm sure the Poinsetta will pick San Diego State, even if Fresno ends up with a better record. The Aztecs have a bigger following (especially in SD), there is more history between the two teams, the last game was a nail biter, and there is history between Mendenhall and Long. All the makings for a great game!