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Published: Monday, Sept. 2 2013 9:53 p.m. MDT

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Steven S Jarvis
Orem, UT

Weber State only scores a paycheck in this one.

jarka-rus
Layton, Utah

whoa powerhouse Weber State coming to Rice Eccles.., is this the ESPN game of the week?

U 90
Corona, CA

Wow Jarka, you're really going to start the smack talk after your 'Go Hard Fall Fast" weekend at Virginia and Middle Tennessee State on the schedule on 9/27? Amazing!

PACute_
Salt Lake City, Utah

Whittingham has proven that he's capable of losing to anybody, but even Kyle would have a hard time losing to Weber State.

AZUTE1
Mesa, AZ

jarka-rus--

"whoa powerhouse Weber State coming to Rice Eccles.., is this the ESPN game of the week?"

Yep, that same "powerhouse" which visited provo last season. Although, they're not even remotely comparable to byu's annual opponent, Idaho State, arguably the very worst FCS/1-AA program in history. That game ought to be a barn-burner down there in utah county, to say the very least. I imagine ESPN wishes they could've fit it into their schedule, what do you think?

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

Hopefully, this will be a game where Utah jumps out and gets a comfortable lead. It would be nice to rest the starters the majority of the 2nd half.

SportsCenter
Olympus Cove, Utah

Weber State @ Utah, PAC Net - says it all

PAC man
Anaheim, CA

Noon kickoff will give Utah fans plenty of time to get home to watch a real football game at LES.

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

@ PAC man

If a real football game means getting throttled by Texas, then I guess you are right. Both games should, and probably will, be over at half time. I find it amussing that even after BYU loses to a weak Virginia team; and Utah beats a good USU team, BYU fans still have the nerve to take shots at Utah. That's why I posted that BYU's lose to Virginia was Karma.

atl134
Salt Lake City, UT

@AZUTE1
Actually Middle Tennessee State is a decent FBS program.

AZUTE1
Mesa, AZ

atl134--

"@AZUTE1
Actually Middle Tennessee State is a decent FBS program."

Where did I mention MTSU?

AZUTE1
Mesa, AZ

SportsCenter--

"Weber State @ Utah, PAC Net - says it all"

Wasn't byu's game against Weber State last season on byutv? Furthermore, isn't byu's annual game against that juggernaut, Idaho State, on byutv this season, as well? Says it all!

Hey Baby
Franklin, IN

rankings just out...interesting...PAC 12 has the following:

USC 25
WA 20
UCLA 18
Stan 5
Ore 2

5 of 12 in the top 25...it sure is nice to play competition week in and week out...play a few warm-up games early and then have a steady diet of competition...its what makes you strong.

Weber State will allow everyone to see our 2nd and 3rd stringers...that is what makes you strong as well.

PAC 12...

Hey Baby
Franklin, IN

alt 34??

you gotta back it up dude...in 2012 MTSU lost to:

McNeese State
La-Monroe...badly
Miss State....45-3
Sunbelt powerhouse Arkansas State...45-0

This year they have only had one game against Western North Carolina of the Southern Conference and won 45-24...

Where is your knowledge that this is a good program coming from? We want to know. thanks.

AZUTE1
Mesa, AZ

Hey Baby

"alt 34??

Where is your knowledge that this is a good program coming from? We want to know. thanks."

MTSU is neither a juggernaut nor a complete patsy. The challenge in hyping them based upon last year is the following--

Their final SOS ranking was at #105, as they finished 8-4, yet they went bowl-less.

They did, however, return 16 starters, including their QB. Based upon byu's total ineptness against UVA, it's certainly possible for them to come into provo and leave victorious but it probably won't happen. This'll be byu's best shot at securing a victory before they play at Sims-less UH, although GT is a possible win for them, we'll see.

VegasUte
Las Vegas, NV

Give alt 34 some credit. MTSU plays at Johnny "Red" Floyd Stadium. Anybody who plays in a stadium with a name that cool has to be good - right? Who cares about actual results on the field?! I mean, why would byU have scheduled a home-and-home with them if they were not one of the best teams in the country - right?

Wildcat
O-town, UT

Ok Ute fans, I agree that the odds are not good that Weber State will pull off the upset. I just hope there are no injuries and that Weber State gives the U of U a competitive game. I will point out that Weber State played the Sugar Bowl Champion Utes to one of their closest games that year, 37-21...not bad. Eastern Washington did beat Oregon State and Weber State lost to Eastern Washington on the last second last year. They have a better offense. However, I realize that the talent level is different from FCS to FBS.

I don't think Coach Wittingham lets the U of U go into the game not ready to play. I would like to see Weber State go back to playing Wyoming, Colorado State and other teams like UNLV where an upset is a very good possibility. They have some rebuilding to do, but they always play with maximum effort. Just ask Riley Nelson If Weber State doesn't hit hard or give it their all. GO WILDCATS!

VegasUte
Las Vegas, NV

@WAC man:

Any comment from a byU "fan" about a week Utah opponent just makes me chuckle! Thanks for the laugh, I needed it!

Go Utes! Onward and Upward!

Koloss
Hampton, VA

I have a hard time believing many more FCS upsets will happen this year. Nobody will take any FCS team lightly after last week's results.

Cat Trivia
Ogden, UT

I've heard this one a few times today but I can't stop laughing...

New NCAA record for the Cougars on Saturday. Virginia punts 13 times and still wins.

Enough said

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