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Utah Utes football: Reggie Dunn does it again as Utes edge Colorado

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  • Spokane Ute Spokane, WA
    Nov. 27, 2012 7:54 a.m.

    Didn't get Kruger get called for a roughing penalty to start the BYU game? A penalty that took 2, or possibly 7 points off the board? BYU fans sweep that play right under the table though. BYU was lucky Utah didn't beat 'em by 20 points. Either way, BYU LOST, just like the year before, and the year before..........

  • TheSportsAuthority Arlington, VA
    Nov. 26, 2012 11:00 p.m.

    Jenny83

    "Utah was bad this year and how did BYU do against this terrible Ute team..."

    The Cougars beat the Utah State team that beat U, and BYU gave Utah the game on a missed snap, scoop and score, otherwise

    BYU 7-5 + bowl > Utah 5-7 + no bowl

    Just like the 80's, BYU has once again become Utah's bowl game.

  • starthillnotnelson Kamas/United States, UT
    Nov. 26, 2012 3:05 p.m.

    I am a Cougar fan. I hate to say it: Utes own us. But I also have to say Dunn is the best returner in the nation: that is tough to swallow. I have to say to Utah fans though (and you must admit it) that game would have been ours if it weren't for bad kicking and Riley Nelson. Those problems could be solved next year, with Nelson a senior and an Austin Rehkow who will most likely commit to BYU. Then again, Utah could have a great team too. Next year will most likely be the best duel in the rivalry's history.

  • Snack PAC Olympus Cove, Utah
    Nov. 26, 2012 11:25 a.m.

    "Perhaps the Pac-12 really does know a thing or two about putting rivalries together. For the second consecutive year, the so-called “Rumble in the Rockies” lived up to its billing."

    More like "RUBBLE in the Rockies" - two losers pillow-fighting to escape the PAC 12 basement.

    The back-to-back kickoff returns were fun though.

    Gotta wonder what the Buffs were thinking though, kicking to Reggie. Guess that's why they're 1-11.

  • gdog3finally West Jordan, Utah
    Nov. 26, 2012 8:18 a.m.

    As for ragging on the cupcakes, as a BYU fan, I think you should to. I would be annoyed that those teams were on my schedule. Who wants to watch that stuff? Outside the four patsies, BYU was 3-5. Those three wins were USU (good win 6-3 in the bottom of the 9th), Georgia Tech (convincing win), and Washington State (common opponent with Utah/both wins). While we are at it, Utah lost to Oregon State by less than the Cougars did (Utah played on the road and BYU at home). Also, Utah beat Washington State by more than BYU did as well. Now, the Cougars beat USU by three at home, and Utah lost in overtime on the road. Still advantage BYU there. But Utah beating BYU trumps that. Bottom line, the Utah win over BYU could have gone the other way. But so could of Utah's loss to USU, and BYU's win against USU. All thre were crazy finishes.

    Both BYU and Utah were not good this year. BYU had a defense and no offense. That defense was still lit up by San Jose State though. Again BYU was 3-5 outside the four cupcakes.

  • gdog3finally West Jordan, Utah
    Nov. 26, 2012 8:11 a.m.

    @too smart for you

    UNLV was 2006. If you are referring to Kyle's Utes losing to subpar teams over the years, I get it. Still, Utah wasn't going to lose to Weber State, Hawaii, Idaho, and New Mexico State. Yes, Utah played Northern Colorado and beat them as soundly as BYU beat their four patsies. It's just BYU played more of them. Colorado, Washington State (also on BYU's schedule), and California are weak teams, but they aren't automatic wins. Wazu beat Washington.

    Utah was awful against Northern Colorado but still won 41-0. Just like BYU beat their four patsies by 40 points or so. BYU beats the teams they should more than Utah has over the years. It's just the bottom four on the Cougars schedule are 5-37 against the Big Sky and WAC. Their lone wins came against each other. Three of the four teams had one win. Weber State had 2. But have you checked the teams they lost to. I mean, I didn't even know half those schools had a football team. It's like the YMCA.

  • gdog3finally West Jordan, Utah
    Nov. 26, 2012 5:35 a.m.

    I wish you well at the next level Reggie Dunn. It's too bad the team wasn't better this year.

  • StGtoSLC SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Nov. 25, 2012 12:11 a.m.

    Spokane Ute, Earnest T Bass isn't a BYU fan, he/she typically makes comments that are combinations of the most superfluous BYU homerisms that often help BYU fans realize how ridiculous some things they say are. Typically they're pretty funny. Chill out man.

  • Spokane Ute Spokane, WA
    Nov. 24, 2012 9:09 p.m.

    TBass said:
    Too bad the utes haven't beaten a good team in years.

    No dsubt, the funny thing is though, even in there worst of worst years, that BYU lost to the UTes..What's it like Earnest? losing to the Utes? again and again and again?

    I look forward to your response, but something tells me is will never come.

  • Utah'95 FPO, AE
    Nov. 24, 2012 8:05 p.m.

    That's funny. Someone whose screen name is "toosmartforyou" lecturing others about arrogance.....

  • NeilT Clearfield, UT
    Nov. 24, 2012 5:49 p.m.

    Give Utah credit. They almost beat 10-2 USU team that is ranked 25th and possibly higher after today. Good luck to the Utes next yeat.

  • GoRed WEST VALLEY CITY, UT
    Nov. 24, 2012 5:17 p.m.

    @too"smart"

    The only "lame" comment (as you put it) is reaching for the game several years ago when the Utes got beat by UNLV. What does that have to do with your team? You know your argument is weak when you have to rely on OTHER teams to fight your battles. How did BYU do against the Utes THIS year? Or LAST year? Or the YEAR BEFORE? You have no leg to stand on, based on your own team's performance against their rivals, the Utes.

    P.S. Yes, I'll rag on the BYU's 4 cupcakes. If Utah had played BYU's schedule, they'd be at least 8-4, most likely 9-3 preparing to go to a bowl game like your over-rated team from Provo.

  • MLH SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Nov. 24, 2012 3:23 p.m.

    bsu bronco- We have scheduled Weber State for next year already we will enjoy our off season. Coach Whit knows there is a lot to be done. You guys from the y just keep doing what your doing you have such an elite program, wish we could be so dominat. Half of you please give me a break if you had our schedule you wouldn't be winning you are just not that could you go to bowls games because you play a very weak schedule.

  • CougFaninTX Frisco, TX
    Nov. 24, 2012 3:11 p.m.

    Too bad the Utes couldn't get bowl eligible. I would have loved to see them in the New Mexico bowl.

  • BSU BRONCO!! Rigby, ID
    Nov. 24, 2012 2:20 p.m.

    Is it still worth the money to be the lap dog of the PAC12? To all you Ute fans that were bragging about how now you can make it to the BCS championship and that your team will be in the Rose Bowl every year. Have a nice long enjoyable holiday season watching other teams play in Bowl games. Look on the bright side maybe next year you can schedule Weber state and end up 6-6!!

  • Darth Vader Ogden, UT
    Nov. 24, 2012 1:28 p.m.

    Since we are bringing up games from the past, does anyone remember the UTEP game played in 1985? Sure wouldn't want to bring that one up. I'm sure the "smart " folks can get it.

  • toosmartforyou Farmington, UT
    Nov. 24, 2012 11:56 a.m.

    U 90

    Yeah, I missread your post. Sorry about that.

    As long as you're doing math, compute the number of conference wins each for Utah and BYU in football in the MWC and the WAC and then tell me which ship sunk during that period. (I know, it's ancient history, just like the two BCS wins and the National Championship.) Then add a few other sports, like Track and Field and compare the number of MWC and WAC Championships for that sport, too. If you want recent history, let's talk BBall.

    Good luck to your Utes next season. Do you think they'll need it? (I won't bore you with what I think.) Thanks for posting.

  • U 90 Corona, CA
    Nov. 24, 2012 10:58 a.m.

    toosmart,

    You need to take a reading comprehension class. Read my post again. I agreed with your statement that Utah is 1-1 (.500) against our new PAC12 rival Colorado, but then added that Utah totally dominated the old rival (i.e. BYU). Let me help you with some math:

    34-54 = .386
    3-8 = .273
    1-4 = .200
    0-3 = .000

    BYU's winning percentage trend vs. Utah looks like the titanic taking a nose dive

  • Itchy Lehi, UT
    Nov. 24, 2012 10:40 a.m.

    I don't understand why every Utah article is filled with BYU trolls with nothing better to do than rag on their soon-to-be former rivals. I won't miss the rivalry with BYU (other than the one guaranteed win every year that it brings) and in the long run Colorado will be a much better rival. In any case, Colorado is more relevant than BYU right now by virtue of it's PAC-12 membership and has done more in recent years (1990 championship) than BYU so I say good riddance to BYU and their trollish fans!

  • ImaUteFan West Jordan, UT
    Nov. 24, 2012 10:27 a.m.

    Hey, Ernest - The Utes have beaten the Cougs three years in a row now. According to BYU fans, their team is good, right?

    So the Utes have at least 3 wins over a "good" team.

  • toosmartforyou Farmington, UT
    Nov. 24, 2012 10:09 a.m.

    U 90

    You need to take a math class, friend, because 1 - 1 is .500, winning one out of two. (It's like a batting average---never mind, too advanced math here....)

    Go Red

    You rag on the 4 cupcake games. How about Northern Coloradro? How about Colorado in SLC last year? How about 0 - 27 against UNLV in the MWC? Utah has their share of dissapointments, too. I never said BYU was good this year and my posts have hit hard on Nelson and Doman. So where's the arrogance? It's up on the hill (we own BYU), being members of the mighty PAC12 (we're better than anyone else in the Intermountain West because of it) and we won two BCS games. Then when the Utes can't deliver the past two seasons (even when the road to the championship game was greased for Utah last year), here come the excuses: too hard of a conference, too many games against quality opponents, no byes, etc. How'd you do against the worst road team in America at your place last November...win that cupcake?

    Lame........

  • Ernest T. Bass Bountiful, UT
    Nov. 24, 2012 9:28 a.m.

    Too bad the utes haven't beaten a good team in years.

  • GoRed WEST VALLEY CITY, UT
    Nov. 24, 2012 8:50 a.m.

    @too"smart"foryou

    Not really. Any true Ute fan will admit that the season was not up to expectations. Going into a high profile conference like the PAC 12 will do that for you. You don't have any weeks off, unlike some teams that schedule games against 4 teams that rate as the worst in all of college football in order to guarantee 4 wins. Utah doesn't have that luxury. So yes, in a disappointing season, it's nice at least to be able to silence some of the arrogant rival fans 40 miles to the south.

  • indycrimson Franklin, IN
    Nov. 24, 2012 8:49 a.m.

    Too Smart...

    Utah fans aren't calling this a successful season.

    Just trying to keep the runaways in Provo in check when they want to brag about their season

    Are you suggesting the NCAA widen the goal posts? Or giving points for a near miss ? Kind of like horse shoes?

  • U 90 Corona, CA
    Nov. 24, 2012 8:38 a.m.

    toosmart,

    correct, Utah is 1-1 with the new rival but totally dominated the old rival

  • toosmartforyou Farmington, UT
    Nov. 24, 2012 8:32 a.m.

    Nice to see Utah fans reinforcing what we've always known.....beating BYU is your #1 goal and makes a successful season. And a few inches on a field goal that bounced off the upright is as good as 54 - 10. Amazing thought process.......

  • indycrimson Franklin, IN
    Nov. 24, 2012 6:26 a.m.

    Coogie fans....required reading for you.

    1. Read the article.
    2. Respond accordingly.
    3. The article was about an amazing kick returner...dumdeedumdum..

    Colorados coaches kicking to Dunn. I wonder on the ride home if they blind folder themselves just to see if they could find the way home; where they could put there hand on a hot stove just to see if they got burned? So they could drive to the auto mechanic just to see if he used to be a paramedic to bandage the wound???

    Why kick to Dunn??? Just as stupid as the other thoughts above!!

  • GoRed WEST VALLEY CITY, UT
    Nov. 24, 2012 12:06 a.m.

    @BYU faninWashSt

    "If it wasn't for just plain dumb luck, Utes would have finished last place in PAC. They won't be so lucky next year."

    Actually "unlucky" is closer to it. With one (and maybe two) exceptions, Utah was in every game they played this year. Just look at the final scores. Oh well, Utah did beat your BYU team.

    Utah owns BYU.

  • Qwest Perfected Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 23, 2012 11:35 p.m.

    I still can't believe that they kicked it to Reggie Dunn he has simply been amazing ith is year. I hope he can make his way onto an NFL roster somewhere and return kickoffs on Sundays.

    That was an exciting game today even though it shouldn't have been. I was glad to see the Utes get their first road win of the season. Even though they weren't playing for anything other than pride, both teams came out and gave it their all.

    I agree that recruiting is key - Utah needs some speed. I'm not sure how a team can replace Star but hopefully they can land some good athletes again this year.

    I think Wilson's experience will pay off next year but they will also have one of the hardest schedules in the nation so it will be a huge test.

    I doubt it will happen but it would be great if the Utes could somehow get a bowl bid if for no other reason than to get all those extra practices for our young guys.

    Go Utes!

  • ImaUteFan West Jordan, UT
    Nov. 23, 2012 11:32 p.m.

    BYUfaninWashSt - You're right. Utah was awful this year. Only 5 wins and, as "dumb luck" would have it, one of those was against BYU. Just sayin'.

  • Jenny83 Logan, UT
    Nov. 23, 2012 11:21 p.m.

    Byu fanin washington ....... Utah was bad this year and how did BYU do against this terrible Ute team.. :)

  • wer South Jordan, UT
    Nov. 23, 2012 11:20 p.m.

    Congrats to the Utes for beating the 114 rated team in the country-on their home field, no less.

  • Two For Flinching Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 23, 2012 11:09 p.m.

    Glad we ended with a win, but this team needs to start improving for next year. Starting with tackling, discipline, and finding some LBs, WRs, and an O-line.

    @BYUfaninWash

    You care to explain how blowing out Cal and WSU is "dumb luck"?

  • toosmartforyou Farmington, UT
    Nov. 23, 2012 10:50 p.m.

    Well, been away but just checked the news and I see that the Utes won in Boulder. Congratulations....you are now at .500 in conference play with your rival, Colorado. I was told Utah was favored by 23. But at least they won.

  • BYUfaninWashSt Everett, WA
    Nov. 23, 2012 10:20 p.m.

    If it wasn't for just plain dumb luck, Utes would have finished last place in PAC. They won't be so lucky next year.

  • reasonableUTE Provo, UT
    Nov. 23, 2012 10:05 p.m.

    @lightening Lad

    Was your psychiatrist busy today? I hope you feel better now that you got all that off your chest. We had some amazing athletes on our team this year, it's too bad they had to suffer through a rough season because of coaching oversights at other positions. I'm optimistic about Wilson. I thought Blechen had a terrible year, hopefully he can get back to his old form by his senior season. Our linebackers at times looked terrible this year, given the youth that is to be expected I suppose. Overall I would have to say that though the Utes have not acclimated to the PAC-12 as quickly as I thought they might, they seem to be headed in the right direction. I thought all of the young guys, including Brian Johnson made some nice progress this year. Here's hoping that we don't have any more lapses in our recruiting from here on out. If the Utes continue to recruit well, we will be fine.

  • AntelopeValleyUte Palmdale, CA
    Nov. 23, 2012 9:59 p.m.

    Coach Whitt has lots of work to do in the off season, starting tomorrow. Coach discipline, and open competition in the Spring time for every position on the field...for starters. At least that is what I would do. But since Whittingham is the head coach, I'll just give my two cents. Way to end the season on a win. Go UTES!

  • Y Grad / Y Dad Richland, WA
    Nov. 23, 2012 9:25 p.m.

    Congrats, Utes. Honest. Time to start rebuilding.

  • Lightening Lad Austin , TX
    Nov. 23, 2012 8:31 p.m.

    This was such shocking result with the game being so close. Colorado has been getting beaten by an average of 50-13. Utah seems to get off to good starts the last few years, then close out the season as weak as a crate of baby kittens. Sacramento State beat Colorado in Boulder by 2, before giving New Mexico State their only win. New Mexico State beat Sac St by 30, so New Mexico St would be 32 pts better than Colorado, while Utah is just 7 pts better, does that make New Mexico St 25 points better than Utah?
    You could take it further, Utah beat BYU by 3, so New Mexico St should beat BYU by 28, the only problem with this logic is that Utah would not have beaten BYU without lots of help from Riley Nelson, since Riley isn't likely to start vs New Mex St, it's a toss up.
    This season has been so miserable for both Cougars and Utes, with really terrible offenses, you have to find something to take your mind off your pain. Normally BYU fans really travel to away and bowl games, people just want the season over, no bowl plans.

  • Guam_Bomb BARRIGADA, GU
    Nov. 23, 2012 8:26 p.m.

    At least it's over. It's clear that Utah needs some serious help of both sides of the ball. From what i've seen, team speed, particularly in the defensive secondary is a top priority for next year. They've got to find someone who can replace White and they need some more playmakers at tight end and wide out. Wilson's got a year to work with this group of receivers and backs.

  • I'll call it Ogden, UT
    Nov. 23, 2012 8:24 p.m.

    Reggie! Reggie! Reggie!

    He's got more of them... at the next level.

    Go Reggie and good luck in your future endeavors.