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Published: Wednesday, Feb. 6 2013 9:54 p.m. MST

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Duckhunter
Highland, UT

@naval

I have to admit I LOL! as I pictured you "frantically and emotionally" not to mention furiously, typing out all of those posts, one after another after another after another.....

LOL!

Naval Vet
Philadelphia, PA

Tators:

"The Y had more offensive yardage and the game was won by a fluke special teams play."

First of all, Special Teams is part of the game. Second, missing a 51-yd FG is not a fluke. Missing a 36-yd FG is not a fluke either if the kicker kicks for the Y. The fluke was that the Y even got a second shot at that FG due to a penalty that should have been offsetting. Y coaches were on the field too ya know, and closer to the play than the U fans...who I might add, did not impact the play in the first place. Third, Utah botched plenty of plays in our own right. It's just that we don't botch as many as the Y, because the U is simply the better team. Fourth, the Y lucked out early in the 1st Qtr when Utah had a fumble recovery in the endzone TD called back due to Joe Kruger.

Utah led by 17-pts in the 4th-Qtr, despite playing without their starters at QB, RB, FS, and SS. Those were major impact players. We won anyway because we were the better team.

Naval Vet
Philadelphia, PA

Tators:

"The Y had more offensive yardage...Another fact, the U did lose to USU, who in turn lost to BYU. In fairness, you should consider that too. Also, the Y barely lost to Notre Dame (2nd in the country) on the road after leading most of the game and again had better stats. Ditto against Boise State with a 1 point loss at Boise."

The U had more offensive yardage than USU...but what difference does that make when the REAL measurable is the scoreboard. Y fans like to talk about "fluke" special teams play, but ignore a fluke PI call that cost the Utes the game in Logan.

Utah went 2-2 vs. the cougars, the Aggies, WSU, and OSU. The cougars went 2-2 vs. the Utes, the Aggies, WSU, and OSU. Those are the only games that matter between our 2 programs when trying to analyze the entire body of work. And since both teams went 2-2, we look at head-to-head. Which favors Utah. Utah > BYU. Case closed.

P.S. Utah beat WSU by more points, and lost to OSU by fewer. Edge: Utah again.

Naval Vet
Philadelphia, PA

Tators:

"...the Y barely lost to Notre Dame..."

So did 6-7 Pitt. Only THEY took that game into 3 O/Ts. You lost in regulation. And by the same point spread margin as your loss to the U.

"...after leading most of the game and again had better stats."

Notre Dame finished with more points...which is the only stat that really matters. That said, the Y finished that game amassing 243-yds (Pitt managed 308 vs. ND). And, just like in the Utah game, the cougars benefitted by facing the opponents backup QB for the entire game (whereas Pitt faced the starter). That's hardly dominating. Notre Dame finished with 389-yds, and that was DESPITE having a few more yds marched off due to penalties. The Y turned the ball over twice; ND did so only once. Notre Dame won the Time of Possession stat as well. The cougars most certainly did NOT have better stats in that game. They were lucky to be in the game. Thanks 2nd-string QB!

Naval Vet
Philadelphia, PA

Duckhunter:

I "LOL" at you because you have nothing to disparage the Utes with that doesn't also make your little WAC-wannabe school look even more miserably mid-majorey.

"LOL"!

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

Isn't it fun witnessing naval vet meltdown live? LOL!

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

@ Ducky

What wrong, can handle the truth?. Go to Rivals and see who had a higher ranking Toledo or BYU. Also, did i mention that EVERY PAC 12 team had a higher ranked class? Now that's something to laugh about; or cry about in your case!

Naval Vet
Philadelphia, PA

Isn't it fun witnessing Duckhunter's insecurity over the WAC-ish recruiting class the Y just signed take center stage with all his frantic and emotional posts? It truely IS fans like Duckhunter making frantic and emotional post after frantic and emotional post that makes trolling Y articles well worth it.

But what happened to sammyg? Did the cougars' bottom-grade recruiting class send him spiraling into an emotionally unbalanced state of catatonia?

Oh well. "LOL"

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

Actually its more fun watching Ducky use LOL like my 6 year old daughter.

VAggie
Bristow, United States

@ Striker.

The current USU team would blow out the USU teams you mention. In the past 2 years we have played, and beat often soundly teams we will face in the MWC. We beast CSU, Wyo, UNLV, San Jose, Nevada, and Hawaii. We'd have won the MWC title this past year. No one in Logan is afraid of Boise. Boise is a very beatable team. and the MWC-Mountain Division will be a 2 team race between Boise and USU, with AFA sometimes competing. USU has proven itself, finished ranked, and won the Beehive Boot. Every time recently when people put the Aggies down saying "We wont even compete" we end up competing. I loved the look of UU fans and BYU fans last time they both visited Romney Stadium. USU sent 3 players to the NFL last year, will send AT LEAST 2 this year. We have nothing to prove. We are the best team in the state.. get used to it.

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

@naval

Like always if you have to declare yourself victorious it really manes you are not.

LOL!

@spokane girl

I can get you to desperately respond anytime I post.

LOL!

Naval Vet
Philadelphia, PA

Duckhunter:

"Like always if you have to declare yourself victorious it really manes [sic] you are not."

If you have no substance to back up your points, it means it's because you don't HAVE any...thus rendering my point "irrefutable".

And armed with an "irrefutable" statement, I am the victor.

I can see you're used to being the loser, but your record isn't even as high as the cougars' .273 average against the Utes these past 11 games. Love all the insecurity you've got goin' on there.

Two For Flinching
Salt Lake City, UT

@ VAggie

I'm excited for the Aggies and think it's an exciting time in their history, but I do not expect them to be a regular contender in the Mountain Division. I'm betting Air Force is going to each your lunch more often than not. That team is a hard one to put down, regardless of their record.

Proud Ute
,

The Pavlovian frantic and emotional response Naval gets out of duckyg everytime he says "frantic and emotional" is even more entertaining than the soap opera that has become coog football.

Anybody got a Doman sighting to report?

Sambonethegreat
Logan, UT

@Two For Flinching

It's true that Air Force is tough to put down. However, they have been pretty inconsistent the last few years. And they have definitely choked away a few of their games (Toledo comes to mind). I very much like our odds against them if they come to play in Logan.

I think the Aggies will be able to compete just fine in the MWC. Besides, Boise has lost a considerable amount of zip on their ball since Kellen Moore left.

And for what it's worth, I think recruiting class rankings are basically meaningless. It's the results on the gridiron that count most.

Stang08
Cedar City, Utah

@Sambone,

Yo won't get the results you want this year from those guys. Most of the recruits you had went to other schools the second they found out Anderson skipped town. Go ahead and ask me a stupid qestion about SUU. Go ahead, I'm waiting and it's gonna be fun reading what you come up with.

Sambonethegreat
Logan, UT

Ah, the stain is right on cue. I don't even have anything to say to it, but I'll humor it anyway.

You're dead wrong about USU's recruiting class this year. Almost all of them have stayed on board even with the departure of Andersen. Coach Wells has done an excellent job retaining them (and even gaining a couple of high profile ones, to boot). A quick five minute search on the DesNews would saved the stain some embarrassment.

Try using some facts next time.

VAggie
Bristow, United States

@ Two For

I don't think Air Force is going to "eat our lunch more often than not". Will they beat us every now and then? Sure, i'll give you that; you wins some, you lose some. But if USU stays consistent, we'll have a good chance at winning the Mountain. And I'm VERY confident we go bowling every year. Remember, the WAC finished rated above the MWC this year. SJSU, La Tech and USU all had BCS rankings late in the year. And if La. Tech didn't face USU and SJSU late they too would have finished ranked.

AZUTE1
Mesa, AZ

Did byu set a new record for the most 2-Stars in a single recruiting class? Just imagine how much worse it would have been [and this is saying alot as bad as it actually turned-out] had that Oregon OL stuck w/his wavering and actually gone elsewhere....I've honestly never before witnessed so many 2-Stars in a single class....Unreal.

Stang08
Cedar City, Utah

Sambone,

Those that did stay apparently didn't want to be apart of a winning team with a winning coach. And in a city that enjoys winning. Given the choice between USU and Wisconsin the new players would be dumb not to pick Wisc. Especially after Wisc beat USU.

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