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Published: Friday, Dec. 14 2012 7:34 a.m. MST

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Y Grad / Y Dad
Richland, WA

Pssst, good thing Chris B won't read the article through all the way to the end.

Striker
Omaha, NE

Yeah, SDSU thinks they could win in the PAC. Utah had that dream, but it got shattered, big time!

TheNun
Granstville, UT

Let's be clear, the Aztecs would have the opportunity to see how well they would fare in the Pac12, long before the Cougars ever would.

It's great to ramble on about how well your team would do in the Pac12 while playing in the MWC, but it is entirely a different "ballgame" when the schedule is laid out and you must prove it on the field.

When Wyoming, NMSU, Idaho, Idaho State, Colorado State, Air Force and UNLV aren't on your schedule, the task becomes much more difficult, week in, week out.

Rockwell
Baltimore, MD

TheNun

When Colorado, Washington State, and Northern Colorado are on your schedule and you still can't qualify for a bowl game, the task becomes impossible.

TheNun
Granstville, UT

Like I said, it's much easier to "talk the talk", but it's entirely another matter when you must "walk the walk".

Every conference has teams that are top-tier, middle-level, and those at the bottom, but the cumulative effect of playing a BCS conference schedule each year means talent levels and depth of talent must be vastly improved over those teams playing in lesser conferences.

Two years in, the Utes haven't reached the level needed. That is no secret. They are striving to get there, but the difference is, they at least, have the chance to find out on the field, while others are only fantasizing about how well they would do.

If that upsets some people, I guess we can refer to Jack Nicholson's movie line: "you can't handle the truth."

dww722
North Salt Lake, UT

Too bad BYU will never see the PAC12 even though they deserve an invite. To mention SDSU to the PAC12 before BYU is probably true but sooo absurd not to mention Utah who BYU has dominated for decades. Jealous? Probably, but only because BYU is so much more deserving.

Rock Of The Marne
Phoenix, AZ

dww722, BYU has dominated Utah for decades? That's funny and delusional. Go look at the last decade and overall, not even close. All I can say is "wow."

Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

Yep. Utah can't ever beat good teams.

Swoop
Salt Lake City, UT

"Every conference has teams that are top-tier, middle-level, and those at the bottom,..."

That's why the PAC 10.2 added Colorado and Utah, to give WSU some company at the bottom.

Two years in and the Utes are right where non-crimson glasses wearing fans expected the Utes to be.

You're nothing but cannon-fodder for the big boys of the conference, get used to it.

estreetshuffle
Window Rock, AZ

Are you little kids finished throwing rocks? Just enjoy the bowl game.

BlueCoug
Orem, UT

pebbles

Since 1972 when LaVell became BYU's head coach.

Top 25 Finishes
BYU - 18
Utah - 6

Conference Championships
BYU - 22
Utah - 5

National Championships
BYU - 1
Utah - 0

Heisman Trophies
BYU - 1
Utah - 0

National Individual Award Winners
BYU - 15
Utah - 0

National College Football Hall of Fame Inductees
BYU - 6
Utah - 0

Head-to-head
BYU - 26
Utah - 15

Despite Utah's recent head-to-head success and a couple of break through seasons, overall, BYU has DOMINATED U for decades, in fact, it isn't even close.

54-10
Salt Lake City, UT

Of course it isn't a home game for SDSU to BYU "fan". BYU always plays basketball games at ESA in Salt Lake and we hear how it is a "neutral site game" so I'm sure BYU "fan" would feel the same way about this game.

It's a neutral site.

TrueBlue
Orem, UT

54-IQ

You're just jealous that since BYU started playing games in the ESA, BYU has had the highest attended games played in SLC every year.

Looking forward to attending a bowl game in San Diego for the first time since the National Championship season.

Johnny Triumph
American Fork, UT

PAC12 would be in desperate times to add SDSU to the conference, the last thing USC and UCLA want is another school on/near their home turf.

Go Cougars, I hope this game goes well. If BYU can run the ball then we'll have a great shot at winning.

motorbike
Cottonwood Heights, UT

BlueCoug,

Just curious, do you keep those BYU-Utah stats in a Word doc on your computer so you can quickly copy and paste them each time you need them? Or do you go back to Wikipedia each and every time?

I always get a good laugh at the person who goes back and selects a convenient range of time to suit their purpose. But hey, if you wish to keep living in the 70's and 80's I don't blame you. Despite the Ute football woes, I too really enjoyed those years - good times.

Cinci Man
FT MITCHELL, KY

BYU can will. But, will they win? I'll save my comments for after the game. I don't expect much. I hope for a good game, win or lose. It ought to be a fairly even match up.

lost in DC
West Jordan, UT

dww722 - bluecoug
dominated for decades? You mean the 70s and 80s, right? 30-40 years ago. What’s the overall record? Utah has a 20 game lead.

You know, blue coug, turning blue is a sign of oxygen deprivation, which is not good for the mental faculties –

there is NO national champion, never has been, just a poll champion. And tell us how many other teams were awarded their poll championship by beating a 6 win Michigan team in a lower tier bowl game?

PAC man
Anaheim, CA

motorbike

The "convenient range of time" BlueCoug picked is simply the period when BYU started building it's football legacy.

Unfortunately for U, the Utes have no football legacy to speak of, on a national scale, so your ONLY response is to whine about "cutting and pasting" statistics.

"Utah by 5" was once a popular "battle cry" for the Utes; it's also the total number of Utah AP Top 25 finishes.

Regardless of how you spin it, that's absolutely PATHETIC for a program that tries to bill itself as one of the "big boys".

BYU has almost as many AP Top 25 finishes in the last 5 years (4), as Utah has during its ENTIRE football history (5).

No wonder the Utes are replacing BYU, a team with SEVENTEEN AP Top 25 finishes, with FSU, a team that only has TWO AP Top 25 finishes. The Bulldogs are much closer to Utah's level of ineptitude when it comes to national rankings.

LOL!

BlueCoug
Orem, UT

motorbike

No need to cut and paste, the numbers are easy to remember, especially the years Utah finished in the Top 25, since there have been so few of them.

1964 - Coaches only
1994 - first AP ranking
2003-2004 - first back-to-back Top 25 rankings
2008-2009-2010 - first back-to-back-to-back rankings in one poll

As far as national awards for Utah go, ZERO is also pretty easy to remember.

Sorry to burst your bubble, but there aren't any national awards associated with winning a "bcs" bowl.

Uteanymous
Salt Lake City, Utah

lost in DC

Claiming there has never been a major college football national champion is simply Utedom's way of coping with the fact that the Utes have never even come close to winning the Crystal Football National Championship trophy that ESPN displays every Gameday because it's the singular prize EVERY major college football program covets.

BYU didn't win the 1984 National Championship by beating a 6-5 Michigan team in the Holiday Bowl.

BYU won the 1984 National Championship by winning 24 consecutive games, beating two Top 15 teams on the road, finishing in the Top 7 in both polls in back-to-back seasons, and convincing the majority of poll voters that BYU was THE MOST DESERVING team to be selected the CONSENSUS Major College Football National Champions for 1984.

The buildup to BYU's national championship included finishing in the Top 12 in five of six seasons from 1979 to 1984, and having one of the most prolific offenses in the country led by a string of Heisman Trophy finalists - Marc Wilson, Jim McMahon, Steve Young, and Robbie Bosco.

Utah's ENTIRE football history pales in comparison to what BYU accomplished in those six seasons alone.

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