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Published: Thursday, Sept. 5 2013 7:45 a.m. MDT

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Brave Sir Robin
San Diego, CA

Well then I guess it's a good thing that results in the distant past have absolutely no bearing on the present. When I read this headline I got worried...until I saw that Utah's last loss to a FBS opponent was in 1980. That's 33 years ago, and just two years after Lavell Edwards invented football (according to BYU fans).

Seriously though, I hate it when sports journalists and talking heads say things like "Team X better look out for Team Y....Team Y has beaten them three of the last four times they've played. Those three times were in 1996, 1988, and 1963." What's that got to do with anything? Most everyone involved in those games has forgotten they were involved or already died...those results have zero impact on the current situation.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Losing to lower programs(including our WAC brethren usu an byu) has happened.

But if you look at the last decade we are quickly establishing ourselves as a cut above these programs and worthy of our PAC 12 membership.

Such losses are becoming very rare.

Will we ever lose to a WAC program again?


But I like the current state of ute football(best decade in the state, best recruits, best bowl games, best bowl wins, top 10 seasons)

I look forward to our continued disassociation from these lower programs.

We beat them the great majority and they are not considered "good wins"

Utah will soon be 4-0 and ranked in the top 25 and our brother byu will be 0-3 and usu will be the second best team in a weak WAC conference.

The futures of Utah and our lower brothers are vastly different.

Go utes!

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

This weeks games:

Utah 47
Weber 10

Texas 40
Byu 14

Usu 27
Air Force 17

Congratulations to Utah, Texas, and Air Force!

Go utes!

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Will Utah or Texas win by more this weekend?

Tough call.

Ann Arbor, MI

Really dnews? Really?

Just because byu layed a rotten egg last week it's no reason to write a smear piece on Utah...especially whn it's such a reach.

Desperate times demand desperate actions I guess.

Beaver, UT

Sorensen you've stooped to an all time sports journalistic low.

Why and What in the World does this article have to do with this weeks football game and the Utes schedule.

Please tell me its not an enviable streak of Cougar Blue running through your veins.

My only conclusion can be the bYu loss to the bottom dwellers of the ACC

Christine B. Hedgefog
Salt Lake City, UT

An article entirely about Utah football (as idiotic as the article is), 6 total comments up to this point, all 6 by Ute fans, and all 6 directed toward BYU. Who has the obsession???

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

As much chance we lose to weber as there is we lose to byu

Not happening


Christine B. Hedgefog
Salt Lake City, UT
"An article entirely about Utah football (as idiotic as the article is), 6 total comments up to this point, all 6 by Ute fans, and all 6 directed toward BYU. Who has the obsession???"

People pointing out obvious conflicts of interest is not and obsession.

Salt Lake City, UT

Christine B. Hedgefog,
That's some fine wishful thinking that the world revolves around byu. If you examine the posts more closely, USU, Weber, and Texas are all in the discussion.

One has to wonder why the Des News would put up an article like this. There has to be a reason...a driver. So, a few theories are proffered. That's all. As you said..."as idiotic as the article is..."

Christy B
Salt Lake City, Utah

Christine B. Hedgefog

Excuse my little sister's rant. She's obviously extremely nervous about the possibility of our Utes losing to the lowly Wildcats, especially since Kyle has proven that he's capable of losing to anybody.

Layton, UT

We've been hearing and reading about the FCS upsets since Monday morning. It was the first thing that Kyle mentioned at his press conference. The Utes are going into this game with eyes wide open. Pointless article.

On the subject of byu...lol.

Go Utes.


What a ridiculous article. Why is this even brought up? Poor form DNews for even running it. Out of all the storylines you could write about the writer goes negative. I guess misery loves company. If you can't beat your rival then bring them down with your pen.


All of the comments above by my fellow Ute fans echo my feelings exactly. Although upsets can happen, I would be shocked if the Utes don't come out and play with a sense of urgency, even against Weber State. We have too much riding on each game this season to take any team lightly. I'm sure Coach Whitt has made that clear to his team.

Go Utes!

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

I was at the BSU game in 1980; what a sad performance by Utah. I expect a solid victory on Saturday. No way Utah takes Weber St. lightly. Too much to lose.

Cottonwood Heights, UT

I take a different view. I really appreciate the DNews publishing--on the same day--two articles that will be on the locker room bulletin boards of the Utes and Longhorns going into Saturday's games in Salt Lake and Provo.

I don't think that's what the guiding lights at the DNews intended, but thanks just the same.

no fit in SG
St.George, Utah

Weber might beat UTAH.
On any given Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday...
If Weber wins, it won't be because UTAH overlooked Weber.
The memory of a 5 and 7 season will help keep any team from overlooking/under-estimating anyone.

Shire, 00

Ute is NOT even coming close to losing this game. Besides Chris B. bashing on USU. The Aggies in my mind could very easily be ranked this year! And the U for the first game looked very solid!

Utes win by 4 + TD's
BYU Losses by 2 to 3 + TD's
Aggies win by 2 + TD's ( I hope )

Go Aggies!
Go Utes!

Idaho Falls, ID

Translation: since utah is uncompetitive in the Pac-12, they need to load up on FCS teams to pad Whittingham's record and Hill's credibility.

Layton, UT

Ha ha on hateful jealous little rant. Whit has no better record padding and Dr. Hill has no credibility like they do in happy valley.

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