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!
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.
So now SJSU is "explosive"? Good stuff.
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"So now SJSU is "explosive"? Good
stuff."San Jose State is 9th in passing (325 ypg) and 31st in
scoring (35 ppg). Compared toUtah's pedestrian 104th in passing
(188 ypg) and 85th in scoring (25 ppg), that's mind-bogglingly
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.
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.
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 DadRichland, WAWhile 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
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.
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,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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
Chris BThat'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!
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
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.
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.
Whoever said SJSU is on the same level as USU was mistaken.49-27 USU
on the road....
" ..... 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.
This game is not a gimmee by any stretch. Go Cougars!!
BYU is peaking.BYU 42San Jose State 17
I liked it better before utah's season was over.
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.
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."
@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.
"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!
We will bury San Jose. They aren't even close to as good as we are.
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!