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Published: Saturday, Sept. 7 2013 5:40 p.m. MDT

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Issaquah, WA

Utes up 63-7, and they go for it on 4th down. Now that's real class.

Saint George, UT

Good game; we did what we needed to do. The competition only ramps up from here but it's nice to have a little momentum.

Payson, UT

Travis Wilson's accuracy was amazing. Offense has new life compared to last year and Travis is looking better than Wynn in his sophomore year. Could be some exciting games.

Second real test coming next week.

Go utes!

Lehi, UT

Way to clean things up over last week's performance. Granted, it was Weber State, but 70-7 is exactly what we needed to do to them. I would be concerned if it had been less than a seven touchdown win. With Oregon State looking vulnerable last week and BYU looking simply pathetic, we should be 4-0 and in the top 25 by the time we mop up with BYU. The offense looked much better. It was nice to give the 2's and 3's some significant game experience, especially Adam Schultz. GO UTES!

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

After we finish off byu, it should be obvious to everyone in Utah why we are moving away from playing other Utah teams.

We are simply a step above all other Utah programs.

Besides, power conference teams just dont have significant rivalries with non power conference teams.

Its better that we go play teams from Texas and California(see series with Fresno) for our recruiting and exposure.

Beating up on lower programs like usu, byu, weber, and suu just doesn't do anything for us.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

8-4 or 9-3 season is coming, I've called it since day 1.

After beating byu we'll be 4-0 and RANKED.


GK Willington
Salt Lake City, UT

re: Bigskies

If this were 30 yrs ago in Provo, this would be par for the course.

re: Chris B earlier today

7-5 is far more realistic, obtainable, practical.

Krispy Zadoosh
Salt Lake, UT

Big sky champs.

Houston, TX

Running up score at 63-7, now that is very classy!

Salt Lake City, UT

@Big Skies

Did you want them to punt? Nope, couldn't do that as they were in WSU territory. Did you want them to kick a field goal and add more points? Can't do that. It's poor sportsmanship. Put in the fourth stringers? Nope, gotta save some redshirts.

The Utes do what all teams do. They run basic plays and leave it to the other team to stop them.

ute alumni
paradise, UT

Please get a job and a life


Utah wins! Utah covers$$$...Again! Also, take Texas to cover against BYU. Easy money!

Go Big Blue!!!
Bountiful, UT

Yes, Chris you will be rank ed. As for the Utes I seriously doubt it.


Utah wasn't trying to run up the score when they ran it on that 4th down. If you noticed they did it the series before instead of kicking a field goal when they were well within range which they didn't convert. Coach Whittingham was trying to run out the clock. The Utes just happened to break another big run after and get in the endzone. Nothing classless about that play. Hope Weber has a solid rest of the season.
Go Utes!!!

Ogden, Utah


Be grateful that Whitingham likes Weber....otherwise he would have gone for an on side kick like he did with Wyoming.


@ Chris B

As a Utah fan, I wish you would just give it a rest. If your goal is to make everybody in the world hate us, you are doing a great job.

Two For Flinching
Salt Lake City, UT

Anybody who thinks Utah ran up the score doesn't know anything about football. Instead of taking (almost) guaranteed points with a FG, Utah ran very basic hand-off plays (with no starters in) straight up the middle in the A or B gap. It gives Weber a chance to stop Utah. It was the classy thing to do.


@BigSkies, Weber Graduate

RBN pretty much nailed it. What did you expect Utah to do? They were in Weber State territory on the possession you are referring to. If they kick a field goal, then they are accused by people like you of piling it on. So they continue running the ball. Problem is, Weber wasn't good enough to stop Utah's 3rd and 4th stringers.

So quit whining! You got beat, but picked up a $400,000 check in the process. That will help your team's program, and the W and the accompanying momentum will help Utah as they prepare for Oregon State next week.

East Salt Lake City, Utah

This was really impressive when compared to last years win over North Colorado.

The offense seems to have improved. So far in two games I am impressed with Wilson and his ability to make big plays. Something we lacked last year, regardless of the opponent.

Side Note: The Aggies looked good today at AF, CK is playing like a Heisman candidate.


CO Ute

I echo the comment from Two For Flinching. Sour grapes from those that don't know much about how football is played. Watch an early season Oregon game if you want to see how to run up the score.
@WeberStateGrad - if you don't want to see scores like this, tell your team to stay at their own level. No one complained about the $400K they earned fro the game and they want to schedule the Utes again. It's been a long time but both Utah and USU used to do the same thing with schools like Nebraska every year - go to Lincoln, get destroyed, collect the paycheck, and go home. If you defense could tackle we wouldn't have multiple big yardage plays that ended in scores.

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