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Published: Tuesday, April 23 2013 11:10 p.m. MDT

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Frisco, TX

Give the Utes the edge in football where they have won 3 of the last four, with 3 of the four games coming down to the final play. But for total athletic program, BYU is in a different league than the Utes.

It's great being able to cheer for the Cougs and know they can compete at the highest levels in every sport (Volleyball, Rugby, Basketball, Track and the list goes on) not just two sports (football and gymnastics).

Congrats on a nice win BYU.

Richmond, VA

Umm...233-109-2 all time series lead??? Dang, sounds like those so called Sunday School boys can play ball after all! Great job guys!

Go Cougars!!!

Columbia, MO

Great victory over the utes! I liked the homer on the first pitch and the final score was indicative of how much better the Cougars are than the utes. Keep it up, Cougs.

Alpine, UT

Congratulations Cougars on a dominating win over the Utes!


Utes' starting pitching has been struggling lately and the offense has been slow in getting going. Get that corrected and there's still time to make a decent season to continue to build off of. Good game to BYU, though.

Sounds right..
Cedar city, UT

Always good when the cougs beat the utes.

baseball fan
Salt Lake City, UT

Series now tied at one win each. Having watched both games, BYU puts a better product on the field (expecially on the offensive side). But, give some credit to the Utes because they do scrap and battle. Looking forward to the next two games. And, the pictures by Tom Smart and descriptions aren't even close to being accurate. Somebody needs to pay better attention!!!

baseball fan
Salt Lake City, UT

Although BYU started their top three pitchers for the first four innings Tuesday, the Tuesday night games never really matches up the best pitchers. It would be interesting to see a three game weekend series with each teams top pitchers throwing. Then, we might get a better feel for braggging rights. Always fun to watch!!

Gone fishin
Murray, UT

They own Utah in baseball too?

Real Bass
Idaho Falls, ID

233-109. Pretty lopsided rivalry! One moe evidence that the PAC took the wrong Utah team.

Naval Vet
Philadelphia, PA

Real Bass:

No, they took the right one. Utah has the superior academic and cultural qualities, and as for athletics, it was a football decision. Football is where the money is. Not baseball. Unless you have an NC-caliber baseball team, nobody cares about that sport. I don't think Colorado even HAS a baseball team.

Have fun down there in the WCC.

Salt Lake City, UT

@Navel vet
Superior academic qualities at Utah? Superior to what, SLCC? By any undergraduate metric, and undergraduates are the ones playing intercollegiate sports, BYU is ahead. Cultural qualities? BYU has more bilingual students than any other US university.

Whoa Nellie
American Fork, UT

Some days are like that; the ball bounces your way (or in this case, flies away).

What doesn't make sense though is this is not supposed to happen based upon the conference affiliations of both teams. How is it possible that a WCC team beats a PAC 12 team? That probably can be explained by the caliber of each team, coaches and overall athletic program. But, some days you win and some days you lose.

Provo, UT

Who is currently leading the Deseret First Duel Challenge? Tommy (Holmoe) needs to start focusing on beating the school up north and winning the Duel before worrying about national relevance.

DEW Cougars
Sandy, UT

Glad to see utah lost.

Y Grad / Y Dad
Richland, WA

Provo, UT

That's a good question, and I'll admit right up front, I don't know the answer.

Gotta think BYU is leading though. Desert Dual is about more than football.

Who am I sir?
Cottonwood Heights, UT


Eloquent! As you say, "..BYU is in a different league than the Utes." For two years now I have included that thought in my daily prayers as I consider my blessings.

Kosta Fesenko
Chicken McNuggetville, UT

The Deseret Dual has already been awarded to Utah. It was presented to the athletes at halftime of the spring game. BYU can come back and tie in the overall points if they manage to win the next two games in baseball and the softball game, but the tiebreaker (which I honestly dont know what it is) has been given to Utah.

Mcallen, TX

Utah is over their heads in the PAC 12. Sad!


Kosta Fesenko and Y Grad, the first tiebreaker scenario is counting the total number of individual Deseret Duel team trophies won by each school. If BYU wins out all the remaining games this season, they will tie Utah in that category with 6 (BYU currently sits at 4). The second tiebreaker, as decided by the schools' representatives, is the winner of the football game. This is why Utah has already clinched the year's all sports trophy.

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