UteologyDon't kid yourself.In reality, you lost
your starting QB before the season even began. Even a blind man could see during
training camp that Wynn would be lucky to last a game or two. Wynn wasn't
replaced by Hays until Utah's final drive of the 1st half, at which point,
Wynn was 5 of 10 for 45 yards, and three sacks for -28 yards. After replacing
Wynn on Utah's final 1st half drive, Hays was 4 of 5 for 42 yards, moving
the Utes from their own 27 into FG range for Utah's only score of the 1st
half.The reason U were dominated in the 1st half was because Wynn
was in the game, not because you lost him."Utah is 5-1 in OCC
play since joining the PAC-12."Utah is 3-1 versus FBS teams (2-1
versus non-big 5) since joining the PAC 12, and, except for bad snap scoop and
score gift, would be 2-2 (1-2 versus non-big 5).Overall 13-12, but a
losing record of 11-12 versus FBS teams, and an average Sagarin rating of #50.
@SwoopUtah State dominated the Utes in the 1st half and a frantic
2nd half comeback by Utah left the Utes gassed and unable to finish the job in
OT.-----------I think you were watching a different
game.We lost our starting QB in the 1st half but were only down 10
points with the offense doing diddly. Tied after 3rd and 4th. Had a shot to
win the game but Petersen missed a 52 yard field goal.Utah lost the
game in OT due to a penalty on a future NFL TE Jake Murphy. Credit
goes to Utah State but our worst team since 2002 (5-6) nearly beat the best USU
team since 1965. Utah State should have throttled us like they did 2010 BYU
(7-6) 38-16, but they didn't.Utah is 5-1 in OCC play since
joining the PAC-12. Utah should be able to handle USU by 20+ points. If not
then this will be our worst team since 1986.
Holly Rowe is doing a piece on Andy Phillips. What on earth for exactly?
Interesting. Where's all the 4 star corner recruits?
"Utah beat USU 15 straight years and lost in Logan in overtime last year
when a makeable FG failed in regulation."Utah State dominated
the Utes in the 1st half and a frantic 2nd half comeback by Utah left the Utes
gassed and unable to finish the job in OT.Chuckie Keeton will pick
on Utah's weak corners all night long and the Aggies will easily handle the
Utes in RES.
christyUnfortunately for U, those former Ute NFL CBs can't help
you now. This may be the poorest group of corners the Utes have had during the
Bronco/Kyle era.Unlike BYU's defense, which is built around
great linebackers, Utah's defense relies heavily on corners being isolated
on an island and being able to lock down receivers one-on-one. If Utah's
corners can't cover one-on-one, Utah's defense is in big trouble.4-8USU 30Utah 17Mark it down.A
loss to Utah State ends any realistic Utah bowl chances.Counting the
hours until Utah is eliminated from bowl contention.
Utah beat USU 15 straight years and lost in Logan in overtime last year when a
makeable FG failed in regulation. It was Utah's worst team in years. Do
you really think the Aggies can win in RSL? The talent level and depth is a
magnitude apart. Utah has more big (over300lb) athletes than USU and BYU
combined. I don't think the game will be close. Go Utes.
jeru0455,I was just making the comment that some Utah "fans" liked
to rip BYU for playing games on days and nights other then the traditional holy
Saturday and how Big time schools only played on Saturday and now we have Utah
starting the year off on a Thursday night!!! I thought that moving to the PAC12
made Utah a big time program so I was just confused!!!GO Cougs!!!Go Utes except Sept. 21stGo Aggies!!!
Reno Cougs: Big teams play on Thursdays all the time. What're you talking
Chris B,I thought the big boys from power conferences only played on
Saturday? I guess this shows Utah is not a big boy yet!!!USU 35Utah 21Go Cougs!!!Go Utes except against BYU and USUGo
AggiesP.S. I thought BYU was the only team in America that was
having problems at cornerback!!! Good luck against CK and the Aggies!!!
I gotta say I'm starting to worry a little about the corners. Utah's
been great at the corner position in the last 10 years, which usually means
there's good turnover. While there's been times with enough solid
players that the starters aren't easily determined, there didn't seem
to be much hesitation to put any of them in. This almost sounds like
they're not ready to put any of them in. I hope I'm wrong on this. Not
sold on whether USU's receivers are good enough to take advantage of it, so
I think the real test of these corners will be against Oregon State. But if USU
does burn them, I guess that would be proof enough, too.
With a coaching staff that has put MULTIPLE corners in the NFL, I"m not
worried.They'll get it done.8-4 season and
we'll be in contention for the Rose Bowl within last 1-2 games of
season.Utah 30usu 14Mark it DownGo
Utes!Counting down the hours!