Utah football: Utes make quick work of Weber State, 70-7


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  • jdaliix Bountiful, UT
    Sept. 11, 2013 12:09 p.m.

    Chris B, I'm a Ute fan, but you're embarrassing. It took a trick play to beat USU, who outplayed Utah in every category. I think it'd be best for everyone if you'd attempt to join the real world.

  • Spokane Ute Spokane, WA
    Sept. 10, 2013 4:16 p.m.


    It's called selective memory. It's already happened this year in regard to the Viginia game; and it's happened the last 3 years regarding the Utah game. Consider the source when it comes to Down Under.

  • JohnInSLC Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Sept. 9, 2013 12:12 p.m.

    "Load up on patsies, at home"


    Hahaha! That's hilarious coming from a hypocritical y "fan", who conveniently forgets that your team played Weber last year and has loaded up on patsies every year since the grand indy experiment.

    Either that, or Middle Tennessee State, Central Forida, Idaho State (twice), New Mexico State (twice), Idaho (twice) and Hawaii (twice) are all thought of as powerhouses Down Under.

  • Down under Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 9, 2013 10:50 a.m.

    I see a pattern in Utah scheduling. Load up on patsies, at home, to put on a false impression of how good you really are. The same is happening in basketball. If Utah ever wants to be the national brand that BYU is they need to step up in their scheduling and actually play some tougher teams in weeks one and two. Playing WSU does nothing for the program, in fact is will hurt them when they play OSU his week.

    GO BEAVERS and pound the utes. (and I am not even a OSU fan)

  • 965 Sandy, UT
    Sept. 9, 2013 9:52 a.m.

    "Frozen Chosen
    Savage, MN
    Utah fans are soiling themselves after BYU rushes for 550 yds against TEXAS!!! BYU has two weeks to prepare for the Utes defense. You thought Chuckie Keeton gave you nightmares - you'll be seeing Taysom Hill running over you every time you close your eyes!"

    Taysom is a joke compared to Chuckie, because chuckie is a REAL dual threat QB. 650+ yards passing and 100+ yards running.

    Taysom couldn't throw a football to save his life, Utah always, every year, has a good rushing defense. We play Utah D, single man coverage because you have zero passing attack like the Utes last year.

    Good Luck, you're going to need it. Extra weeks aren't always an advantage, more time to prepare but players also get cold.

  • sammyg Springville, UT
    Sept. 9, 2013 7:55 a.m.

    Classic $400,000 check comments. Very classy indeed. LOL

  • moderateinmagna MAGNA, UT
    Sept. 9, 2013 4:10 a.m.

    You think your so great that you scored 70 on WEBER STATE, Bingham .high school would have given u a better game. Weber State WHOOPDY DOO U should all be very proud of beating up a glorified high school team.

  • Rock Of The Marne Phoenix, AZ
    Sept. 8, 2013 10:01 p.m.

    Here's the deal bruised ego Weber fans. Utah took out the starters after the first half. I have know doubt, the way the Utes were scoring with ease, Utah could have laid a 100 points on Weber had they desired to do so. The second half the Utes hardly threw a pass; just basically tried to run out the clock with the same running play over and over, with goal of making the final score more merciful towards Weber. Face it, once the Utes got going, Weber could not stop them. Who's fault is that?

  • WHAT NOW? Saint George, UT
    Sept. 8, 2013 9:25 p.m.

    @forgetful gary

    1980 BYU 83 UTEP 7

    No Problem!

  • Jenny83 Logan, UT
    Sept. 8, 2013 8:17 p.m.

    8Travis Wilson, QBUTAH314766.056612.080503202.2 Wilson is ranked 8th in the nation in QB rating!

  • mountainflying Logan, UT
    Sept. 8, 2013 8:03 p.m.

    Wilson has the #8 best Quarterback rating in the nation right now! :)

  • Uteology East Salt Lake City, Utah
    Sept. 8, 2013 6:05 p.m.

    @Frozen Yogurt

    Back to comparing Hill with Keeton?

    At a 33% completion rate it's obvious Hill can't throw. Tebow-lite has more interceptions than passing touchdowns.

    Hill is ranked #122 in the nation, out of 123 ranked QBs by ESPN.

    I don't want you to "soil-yourself" so I won't tell you what Wilson and Keeton ranked.

    Please take the 2 weeks to teach him how to throw.

  • Flashback Kearns, UT
    Sept. 8, 2013 4:34 p.m.

    Who did the Utes play? A high school team? That's what it looked like.

  • joseywales Park City, UT
    Sept. 8, 2013 3:53 p.m.

    I love all the new excitement from the Y fans now that they beat an obviously over-hyped Texas team. A big win no doubt, but I love how they think that one game will carry them through the season. Hill is one of the worst passers in D1 ball. Contain the run, make him throw and our DB's will have no less than 4 picks. No way, will the Y beat us by more than 3 points, and I'm thinking their big heads will get the best of them, and we'll come home with the W. I'm glad they have an extra week to stew on us, the stupor from beating Texas will have worn off, and they will be facing reality again. I know on paper it favors the Y, but I don't think they can handle the heat of facing the possibility of losing 4 straight to the Pac 10.2 cellar dwellers (as so many of them call us). Utah by 5!

  • Weber State Graduate Clearfield, UT
    Sept. 8, 2013 2:39 p.m.

    Utah fans...go ahead and beat your chest over your win against a small school like Weber. Pac 12 games are coming and my sense is that it aint going to be purdy for those classy Utes.

    The DN removed my earlier post...must have hurt a Ute fan's feelings. Wow, I didn't know their feelings were so tender.

  • Wayne Rout El Paso, TX
    Sept. 8, 2013 2:26 p.m.

    You have to be impressed with how Utah handled themselves in the game. The results were terrific. Utah should be rated at least in the top five. What a win.

  • JohnInSLC Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Sept. 8, 2013 1:17 p.m.

    "No class utes, going for it on 4th down up what 49 points."


    Which they DIDN'T get by telegraphing a slow motion dive up the middle. The alternative was an easy field goal, a 73-7 final and ners complaints that "no-class Utah kicked a field goal up by 49!"

    Play defense.

  • Christine B. Hedgefog Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 8, 2013 1:00 p.m.

    "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."

    Chris B
    "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."

    These comments after winning a game you were supposed to win big in the first place.

    That's just classic right there! And yet over on the BYU article you have TomohawkRed advising BYU fans about getting too cocky after thumping a 5 star recruit laden power conference team in the Longhorns.

  • Razzle2 Bluffdale, UT
    Sept. 8, 2013 12:02 p.m.

    @Frozen Chosen "Utah fans are soiling themselves after BYU rushes for 550 yds against TEXAS!!! BYU has two weeks to prepare for the Utes defense."

    Laughing out loud. Utah has the season opener with Oregon State on Saturday. This is for conference position. Saturday's game counts and should be our only focus right now. The BYU game is for fun only.

    Everyone that knows anything about football knows that Utah would take a win over Oregon State and a loss at BYU than the other way around. Nobody is "soiling themselves" over BYU.

  • Spokane Ute Spokane, WA
    Sept. 8, 2013 9:23 a.m.


    Yep, he sure lit up Virginia. Notice how selective memory occurs?

  • Silent Lurker Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Sept. 8, 2013 8:56 a.m.

    @ BigSkies and GoodGuyGary
    Utah had a grand total five passing plays in the second half by their second string QB no less. The only reason that Schulz played all of the second half was that they are trying to save both freshman QB's. Utah didn't attempt a single field goal in the game. They rushed the ball 38 times in the game trying to run out the clock out and keep the score down. Their leading rusher was a third string player as were many of the lineman and other players. Many of the starters didn't even have a play called to them in the entire second half if they even got to play in the second half.Is this the mark of an up tempo, fast paced offence trying to run up the score? What does a coach do? Tell his back up players that will seldom get a chance to play not to score? These young men have worked hard all through spring and fall camps just to get a chance to play. So when they do should the coaches now tell them not to give it 100%.

  • Darth Vader Ogden, UT
    Sept. 8, 2013 8:17 a.m.

    There is no game more important than Oregon State.

    Congratulations on win number two.

    Go Utes!

  • SyracuseCoug Syracuse, ut
    Sept. 8, 2013 8:15 a.m.

    Nice win Utes, these can be trap games. As for Chris B, and I quote "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."

    You mean like Texas?

  • Koloss Hampton, VA
    Sept. 8, 2013 8:01 a.m.

    Frozen Chosen,
    BYU also lost to Virginia, a team that got blown out 59-10 by Oregon at home, Taysom Hill can't throw a ball to save his life and Utah has a much better defensive front than Texas.

  • MurrayMike Murray, UT
    Sept. 8, 2013 1:43 a.m.

    No class utes, going for it on 4th down up what 49 points. Open up the wound and pour a little salt in it. BYU 42 Utes 17 right it down Chrissy...

  • motorbike Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Sept. 8, 2013 1:10 a.m.

    Frozen Chosen,

    First of all, you'll find by the end of the year that Texas is not all that.

    Secondly, we Ute fans absolutely are shakin in our boots at the thought of the one dimensional running cougars. You better start hoping Hill can pass for 550 yards because Utah will be more than prepared to shut down the cougar run game and will force Hill to complete a pass.

    Good luck with that bye week ... they'll need all the practice they can get.

  • Frozen Chosen Savage, MN
    Sept. 7, 2013 11:45 p.m.

    Utah fans are soiling themselves after BYU rushes for 550 yds against TEXAS!!! BYU has two weeks to prepare for the Utes defense. You thought Chuckie Keeton gave you nightmares - you'll be seeing Taysom Hill running over you every time you close your eyes!

  • TanMan_101 West Jordan, UT
    Sept. 7, 2013 11:29 p.m.

    I think Weber State is suggesting that on every first down when we get the ball that we punt. To make the game more fair and fun for everyone, just like flag football, everyone gets a trophy.

  • Uncle Rico Sandy, UT
    Sept. 7, 2013 10:54 p.m.

    Did anybody actually watch this "Game"?

  • motorbike Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Sept. 7, 2013 6:55 p.m.

    Weber State Graduate, GoodGuyGary, BigSkies & mohokat

    Be thankful for the check going to your school and forget the rest of it.

    I get that it can't be enjoyable to watch your team lose like that. And I even get how you may feel like Utah was running up the score. But as others have already said, it was actually quite the opposite. On top of that, Utah was playing mainly third and even fourth stringers at the end. They were in fact running their FIFTH string running back on the fourth down you mentioned - that's not an exaggeration.

    Another reason to let the 63 point loss go ... when an FBS team plays an FCS team it pretty much has to drill that team to get any respect. It happens all over the country. It's lame, we all get that. The best thing about FCS football is that you guys don't have to worry about votes, the best teams get to settle it on the field with a proper sized playoff system. Until the FBS has that, expect to see more 70-7 scores across the country.

  • JohnInSLC Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Sept. 7, 2013 6:55 p.m.

    "Running up score"


    "Play defense." (Urban Meyer)

  • Brave Sir Robin San Diego, CA
    Sept. 7, 2013 6:39 p.m.

    Hey, where's that BYU fans who told me earlier in the week to "mark it down" that Weber would win 42-14? Where's he at today?

    Probably floating on a raft at the BYU game...

  • Spokane Ute Spokane, WA
    Sept. 7, 2013 6:18 p.m.


    Totally, totally agree!

    A win is a win!

  • youtefan Bountiful, UT
    Sept. 7, 2013 6:07 p.m.

    Hey Weber fans were you @ the game? We played our 3rd and 4th strings and ran and ran and ran the ball! I don't what else we could of done! The 4th down would have given you great field position if your defense would have shown up!!! Just say'n

  • UteMiguel Go Utes, CA
    Sept. 7, 2013 5:49 p.m.

    That was not running up the score. Starters did not play in second half. Schulz was allowed to pass very few times. What did you want Whit to do, tell Radley to take a knee if he was about to break a big run?,

    Sept. 7, 2013 5:36 p.m.

    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.

  • Uteology East Salt Lake City, Utah
    Sept. 7, 2013 5:23 p.m.

    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.

    Go UTES!!

    Sept. 7, 2013 5:13 p.m.

    @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.

  • Two For Flinching Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 7, 2013 4:59 p.m.

    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.

  • cpafred SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Sept. 7, 2013 4:43 p.m.

    @ 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.

  • Ironmomo Ogden, Utah
    Sept. 7, 2013 4:39 p.m.


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

    Sept. 7, 2013 4:33 p.m.

    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!!!

  • Go Big Blue!!! Bountiful, UT
    Sept. 7, 2013 4:24 p.m.

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

  • BluedevilUte PAYSON, UT
    Sept. 7, 2013 4:23 p.m.

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

  • ute alumni paradise, UT
    Sept. 7, 2013 4:21 p.m.

    Please get a job and a life

  • RBN Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 7, 2013 4:16 p.m.

    @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.

  • GoodGuyGary Houston, TX
    Sept. 7, 2013 4:14 p.m.

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

  • Krispy Zadoosh Salt Lake, UT
    Sept. 7, 2013 4:10 p.m.

    Big sky champs.

  • GK Willington Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 7, 2013 4:09 p.m.

    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.

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 7, 2013 3:40 p.m.

    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.

    Go UTES!

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 7, 2013 3:36 p.m.

    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.

  • bullriver Lehi, UT
    Sept. 7, 2013 3:34 p.m.

    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!

  • wwookie Payson, UT
    Sept. 7, 2013 3:26 p.m.

    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!

  • Thriller Saint George, UT
    Sept. 7, 2013 3:25 p.m.

    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.

  • BigSkies Issaquah, WA
    Sept. 7, 2013 3:17 p.m.

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