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Published: Tuesday, Aug. 27 2013 2:40 p.m. MDT

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Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Utah USC
Utah Oregon
Utah Stanford

All 3 matchups feature two teams that have top 5 seasons in recent years and BCS bowls in recent years.

For byu fans who still think they are a big time program, allow me to cite something your very own running back recently said:

"Coach [Mark] Weber came to my school," Williams said. "That’s the first time I ever heard of BYU, I thought it was a D-II school. I didn’t know what BYU was. I was playing the [video] game NCAA ‘13 and I was like, ‘Oh snap, BYU is a D-I school. I didn’t know."

LOL!

Keep telling yourself you are one of the big boys.

They think you are Division II!

Crisco B
Salt Lake City, UT

I think that the biggest thing to keep in mind is current performance. I also do not think that BYU really caters to 17 year olds in its marketing strategies. It caters to national audiences. Aka the national audiences that watch it on ESPN. Aka the national audiences on the 21st of September who will wonder who the team in red that BYU just beat even is.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Crisco,

17 year olds are recruits.

Your recruit thought you were a division II program!

You don't think that is significant?

Lol!

Every recruit in the nation knows Utah is in the PAC 12.

Say "bottom of the conference" all you want, your recruit thought you were division II!

Ha ha ha ha ha!

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

What a ridciulous list. Why is utah/ucla even on it? Did the author just feel like they had to put something of utah's on there and threw a dart at the schedule?

Brad J
West Jordan, UT

Chris B,

Utah is nothing they have only had really 4 good years ever in the History of Utah Football and that would be from 2004-2008. So before that they were a nobody and now they are a nobody. Utah football will never have tradition or spirit. Utah football is a bandwagon team and that is all they will ever be. LOL, LOL, LOL

Aggie238
Logan, UT

@Duckhunter

My thoughts exactly, especially when BYU vs. USU apparently didn't make the cut, even though it's been one of the most interesting and intensely fought games each season for both schools for the past 2-3 years.

StGtoSLC
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

Will be fun after the season to see which of these games lived up to the hype and which surprising ones should have made the list.

Elmer Fudd
Sandy, Utah

@ Brad J

"Utah is nothing they have only had really 4 good years ever in the History of Utah Football and that would be from 2004-2008. So before that they were a nobody and now they are a nobody"

Utah has more to their football history than 04'-08'. Look back prior to 1972 and count how many conference championships they won, undefeated seasons, rivalry dominance, hardly any bowls because they're weren't that many back then.

"Utah football will never have tradition or spirit. Utah football is a bandwagon team and that is all they will ever be"

Every team in college football has their bandwagon fans including the likes of Texas, USC, Alabama, Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State, ect. As long as a team wins and puts together great seasons. Some people will jump on the bandwagon for those reasons. BYU also has their bandwagon fans especially in their "glory years" aka WAC dominance. Look at Boise State and TCU, how many people jumped on their bandwagon recently? As long as a team wins, fans will jump on board!

Get out of your BYU bubble and realize that football was played prior to 1972.

PAC man
Anaheim, CA

christy

"Utah USC, Utah Oregon, Utah Stanford..."

All 3 matchups feature a team that continues to prove just how over their heads they are in the PAC.

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Meanwhile, here's what players on the other side of the country think about BYU:

Virginia Senior offensive tackle Morgan Moses said the Cavaliers' schedule was one of the reasons he returned.

"We talk about if you want to be the best you've got to play the best," Moses said. "BYU and Oregon are great teams but they put their pads on the same way we do. We have to have the mindset that we can win."

Sophomore defensive end Eli Harold believes a win over BYU can change the complexion of how outsiders view Virginia's program and believes Scott Stadium will be sold out.

Unfortunately for U, BYU, a perennial Top 25 team, is one of the big boys, while Utah, a team that's only managed five AP Top 25 finishes in their entire history, is nothing but a washed up flash-in-the-pan that isn't even good enough to qualify for a bowl game anymore.

PAC man
Anaheim, CA

Elmer Fudd

"Utah has more to their football history than 04'-08'. Look back prior to 1972 and count how many conference championships they won, undefeated seasons, rivalry dominance, hardly any bowls because they're weren't that many back then."

From 1965 to 1991 Utah didn't win a single conference championship, never won more than 8 games in a single season, were completely dominated by BYU (21-6), and never played in a single bowl.

Meanwhile, BYU won a National Championship, a Heisman Trophy, 15 conference championships, had one undefeated and three 1-loss seasons, beat Utah 18 of 20 times from 1972 to 1991, and played in sixteen bowl games. By the time Utah cracked the AP Top 25 for the first time in 1994, BYU had already been ranked in the final AP poll ten times.

Get out of your crimson bubble long enough to see that Utah only had ONE half decent season before 1994.

ChristoperB
Salt Lake, UT

Pac,

Your best rusher thought you were a Division II Program 2 years ago.

LOL!

What happened to all that prestige from your Heisman and National Championship.

Could it be that no one outside of Provo sees you as anything but a regional wac program?

LOL.

Division II!

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