I like BYU in the Holy War because if Utah stacks the box all Hill has to do is
throw it up to Hoffman or Apo and they will come down with the ball. He doesnt
have to be accurate they will make the plays. And if Utah doesnt load the box
BYU's run game will do just fine. It will be close though as both teams
will give there all with the two year hiatus.Go Cougs!!!
I note that the article claims that Bronco had said Taysom Hill is loyal and a
fierce competitor, but the quote was actually about Coach Anae. That aside,
awesome win, and Chris B, you were wrong about more than one thing. You
guaranteed BYU would be 0-3 to start the year and the Utes would be 3-0. Your
already 50% wrong.
@Mick"Isn't UT the biggest school in Texas?"Yes,
just like USC is the biggest in California but that didn't stop them from
losing to Washington State. There's two kinds of "but" statements.
There's the BYU had a great win against Texas but statements and
there's the BYU had a horrible loss to Virginia but statements. The point
is... this team is capable of great and bad play, there's a lot of
uncertainty about them. On an unrelated note. Washington State and
BYU upset historically successful ranked programs. Good week for Cougars.
A good win for BYU, but if you think Texas was deserving of its #15 ranking
I'm not sure what to tell you. Everyone was picking BYU to win this game, I
don't even consider it an upset.You're not going to beat
Utah though, you can't pass and Utah's rushing defense is always good.
All we have to do is contain Hoffman in that regard and stack the box.It's going to be an interesting game, we won't really find out how
good the defense is down in provostan this year until Utah, as well as find out
how good Utah's offense is this year until BYU. I don't think the OSU
defense will give us much push back. It will however be a good test for our
defense.Taysom is going to have to become a more efficient passer if
BYU wants to get to a bowl game this year, because teams will start stacking the
box like they did against Utah when JWIV was here with Hays at the helm.
It's going to be an interesting next two weeks in Utah football.
"Please BYU fans, I don't want to hear about our win today vs. Weber
State. We all know Weber State is beyond awful. But you guys have no room to
talk about playing easy opponents, I mean Idaho State, Houston and Mid
Tennessee. Give me a break. Serioiusly Good win for BYU though."What you should be talking about is the beating USU laid to their opponent
this past weekend. This lends some credibility to Utah's win last week...
"Chris BSalt Lake City, UTI was wrong byu fans. My guess is, like Oklahoma, we will look back and realize Texas
shouldn't be ranked. But it was a win over Texas still. I still think Utah completes the career 4-0 SWEEPVan noy,
Hoffman, and others go their entire careers without beating their rivals!But today, I was wrong."Wow, didn't see the day
coming I liked a Chris B post...
RE jbohn"Why did byu run a direct snap to their running back on
every single play? and why on earth did they let him throw 26 times??!"Because it resulted in nearly 700 yards of total offense and a win
against the 15th ranked team in the country. It won't work next game but
it was sure fun to watch Saturday. Go Cougs!
per bribri86Oh, no. The apocalypse is imminent a byu fan focused on
the here & now and not the past.
Great win, and I take it all back what I said after the VA game...BUT after
listening to TH say they took what the TX defense gave them, I worry that if his
passing continues to struggle, teams will now just focus on stopping his and our
running game and take their chances with his potluck throwing. Maybe he had to
run because of the passing/receiving problems. And run he did, with Jamal and
Lasike, no question!. Utah is still a rivalry animal though and the game is
anybody's! I hope it's ours and that this game was not a fluke. Or
that TX was not that good. Hey, I'm easy...
Why did byu run a direct snap to their running back on every single play? and
why on earth did they let him throw 26 times??!
you think byu fans would learn to reserve their optimism and cockiness about the
Utah game. Every year its the same "we are DEFINITELY better this year, byu
by 3+ scores" and 8 out of the last 11 its been the same result. Cut back on
the cockiness coug fans....it makes you look much better if you end up losing.
Nice win for the Cougs. Congrats.Texas fired their defensive
coordinator today after that effort.
Not bad for a bunch of sunday school boys, right Chris B? Also, so much for all
the talk about the "stars" when it comes to recruits. While it does
matter, it isn't the only thing that counts.To all those making
comments about everyone just "stacking the box" against the run, and
forcing BYU to throw the ball - Do you honestly think that a Division 1 coaching
staff would not be trying to do that after being torched for 350 rushing yards
in the first half? You are kidding yourselves if you don't think that that
was the game plan by Texas after the first quarter. Give the Texas coaches some
credit. They aren't in those jobs because they are clueless. It is entirely
plausible that BYU's execution was just better. And if BYU's team can
execute like that against Texas when they are keying on the run, they can
execute against others that "stack the box". Take off the crimson
@ Wally West17-16 - 201054-10 - 201124-21 - 2012Welcome to 2013, where "now" is all that matters.
Well I certainly learned a lot about the Cougars last night. 1. They now know
how to handle rain delays so if they have any more im not concerned as to how
they will handle it. 2. They found an OL that simply broke the will of the Texas
front seven and dominated throughout the game, hopefully we see alot more of
that going forward. 3.They have a three headed monster rushing attack with
Taysom, Jamal,and Paul which is a lot of fun to watch. 4. If BYU can get the
passing game going, and to me its a matter of Taysom getting on the same page
with his receiver and of course throwing the ball with more accuracy, if they
are able to do so this offense could be scary good. The good news is now they
have two weeks to work on the passing game and prepare for Utah. Great win BYU! now take the momentum into the bye week and carry it forward
into the game against Utah.
@utejazz"Please BYU fans, I don't want to hear about our
win today vs. Weber State. We all know Weber State is beyond awful. But you guys
have no room to talk about playing easy opponents, I mean Idaho State, Houston
and Mid Tennessee. Give me a break. Serioiusly Good win for BYU though."Idaho state is certainly as bad as weber state, but Houston is 2-0 and
Middle Tennessee has looked good in their first two gams, so please do a little
research before clumping in teams with weber state who would trounce them. Both
Utah and BYU have excellent schedules. You can't play top teams every week
of the season. BYU and Utah both have their fair share of good opponents this
to 4601Like 17-16, 54-10, & 24-21?
@TanMan_101Talk to Chris B, he's the one telling everyone to
mark it down. Not me. Besides, Chris B was classy in his comments (I wish he
would stay that way). It's the better road to take. You should consider
that road too.
@ Christine B. HedgefogYes... I did forget to mention the stellar
byu defense... which is very good as it was last year (though the DB's got
burned on a number of occasions). byu's linebackers are some of the best
in the country. Also, any win over Texas is at least moderately impressive...
byu's win over texas was more than moderately impressive. I'm not a
byu hater, I've been going to byu games my whole life. I've been to
far more byu games than I have Utah games. I currently live in, and grew up in
Provo, my grandparents give me season tickets to byu football and basketball in
hopes that I will "come to my senses" and become a cougar fan. I like
byu, I just like Utah much much more.The offensive line definitely
played better, which I forgot to mention as well. I don't need to justify
my opinion about how the game turned out the way it did. Two weeks from now we
will all see that against a defense that is smart enough to make Taysom pass the
ball, the cougars will lose.
thought it would be close, but a texas win. pleasantly surprised. running game only eventually wont cut it. passing game needs to get better if
we want to beat utah.where are the tight ends?going to
be a good game in 2 weeks.0-3? mark it down?any more
Wally in DLC,The margin of victory and how it was achieved were quite
different against VA and TX, or don't trolls notice those things?
I hope the officials will review their performance in this game. The pass
interference penalty, among several others, looked like Good ol' Boy calls.
For all of those who have made the comment that Texas looked terrible
yesterday-- yes they did. But there is a reason for that. BYU made them look
that way.I remember watching Utah do the same thing to Alabama in
2008. Now I could say that Alabama looked terrible and that they were uqually
uninspired and overconfident. But the truth is that Utah was better prepared and
executed very well on both sides of the ball.Did Alabama have better
talent on both sides of the ball? I would say definitely yes. Talent gets
diminished when players show up thinking it is their right to win because they
are statistically superior.That being said: I expect a closer game
on September, 21; but wouldn't mind if BYU performed one of their old style
beat downs on the utes, which hasn't happened in a long time.
The need for so many Utes to weigh in speaks volumes. After much bravado
following the UVA game, a little something has appeared in the back of their
minds to gnaw at them: doubt. Nothing like trashing BYU's
opponent or ripping Hill's completion percentage to try to feel a little
better about the 21st. Anything to ignore that staggering rushing statistic
against a front with as much pure athleticism as any team in college.
@Y Grad / Y Dad ....."Was that fast? I think that was fast. Do you think
that was fast?"Sounds like you were quoting Jodie Foster from
the movie "Maverick"BTW: I thought that was fast.
I'm with CanuckFan.
BYU made an "superior athletic" team look bad, real bad. Great bounce
back win, but not a lucky win , a stomping, a message sending game. Did anyone get a great picture of Laike running over longhorns? That kid is a
load! Great game to watch...Go Cougars!
I'll take the win regardless of what people say about the overall strength
of Texas. There are a lot of five star recruits on that team, and few people
count stars as much as Chris B. et al.@Kaotic "Let's
see...Oregon 59-Virginia 10 on Virginia's home turf. Who did BYU play last
week? Good recovery this week for BYU though."I agree that
Oregon is likely going to be a contender for the NC this year. They are very
good. But it is pretty darn sad when ute fans feel all they have left is to
gloat about Oregon's accomplishment as if they themselves are Oregon-- or
that the utes should be respected just because they are in the same conference
as Oregon.Seriously, after watching WSU beat USC in LA yesterday
I've come to the conclusion that Oregon is completely alone in the PAC. The
rest of the teams, with the exception of maybe Stanford, are all the equivalent
of the loathsome mid majors that BYU is always being lumped into (by ute
fans).Oh the irony.
Texas dropped completely out of the top 25 today. BYU, Utah, and USU all
receiving votes in the coaches poll though
"Wasn't it last week, BYU fans said the best team doesn't
necessarily win or something like that..."Still true.One game does not a season make.Also true, BYU is now a combined
7-2 all-time versus Texas(3-1), Texas A&M(2-1) and Oklahoma(2-0) with a
winning record versus each.
It was a good win. Just think: Two weeks from today Chris B. will be posting
under a different moniker.
to 4601"For the trolls, it seems that when BYU loses it is
because they are no good and when they win it is because their opponents are no
good."Interesting? Wasn't it last week, byu fans said the
best team doesn't necessarily win or something like that. Ironically, they
were referring to events Charlottesville & SLC.
It was especially satisfying for Ross Apo who originally committed to Texas.
Good choice, Ross. For the trolls, it seems that when BYU loses it is because
they are no good and when they win it is because their opponents are no good.
Defeating a #15 ranked Texas is just fine.
Lets get something straight, this was not an upset.An upset is when an
inferior team pulls out a last minute win against all odds over a higher profile
and higher ranked opponent.This game was a beat down. Texas returned
19 starters to a team that finished last season ranked in the top 20. That
consistently pulls in top 5 recruiting classes and regularly competes for
national championships. And BYU dominated them in every aspect of the game.HUGE turnaround for the O-line. 550 yds rushing and ZERO sacks against
one of the best defensive fronts in college football. The defense was stout,
getting 5 sacks and holding a very good UT offense to countless 3 and outs. With
a healthy CB corps, BYU holds Texas to 10pts max. Even with 3rd and 4th string
corners being targeted constantly, BYU held Ash and Co. to 21pts. This defense
is the real deal. I'm cautiously optimistic that the offense
will continue to perform, but it is clearly on the shoulders of the O-line. And
Hill MUST be better passing down field. Luckily we have 2 weeks to make
adjustments and get ready for the though road ahead.
As a die hard Ute fan I'd like to congratulate the Y on a very impressive
victory. I never really believed that the cougars would just sit down and take
it after losing to Virginia, but I was not expecting this. Congrats!! This Ute
fan just got very very very excited for the Holy War in 2 weeks. Utah still
needs to show up and beat OSU next week but this is looking like an interesting
match up indeed. I am a die hard Ute but I'm also a realist. If Utah's
D doesn't get its act together soon it's going to be ugly. But then
again, Whittingham seems to have Mendenhall dialed in. Should be interesting.
I was in town for the game. WOW. Very memorable. It's different in person
than on TV (each has their strengths)Impressed by:- running
ability - backs + Hill- putting pressure on the QB (when he had time the
TX QB was great).- fitness level- hurry up offense- Field
goals - he's baaack!Concerns:- throwing accuracy-
Hill needs to slide; someone's going to hurt him- keeping up that
intensity - it's almost like they HAD to lose to VA in order to best TX.
Wow! What a convincing win. Nice going guys! Congratulations on the victory. You
proved everyone wrong!A Ute fan.
@chris b I think I'm more looking forward to beating utah just so you will
no longer comment on byu for the rest of your life (as promised) than anything
else. Don't worry. There are lots of other fun hobbies. Try golf, maybe
you'll be good. btw good luck to the Utes in every other other game they
play. I'd love to see them win the PAC12.Rise and Shout!
At VA BYU embarrassed themselves. Last night they embarrassed Texas. What an
amazing turn around. Congrats to the team. The offensive line showed up and
blocked phenomenally well in the run game. Still mediocre in pass blocking.
Tyson Hill was amazing running the ball. Can't say enough good about that
performance. His passing still has a long, long way to go. Threw one pick to end
a drive and came within a couple of inches of two more. I said last week BYU
would only go 4-8 if they played like they did in VA. Fortunately they
didn't play that way. So I am eating crow on the 4-8 comment. I was
pleasantly surprised. But teams will now load the box and force BYU to pass.
They will put a spy on Hill and take away some of those running yards. So can we
throw the ball without the turnovers? The answer to that question will determine
whether Cougs go 9-3 or 6-6.
Many ute " fans"/ byu haters, have posted their congrats with a but
sentence that follows. But Texas is way overrated. Isn't UT the biggest
school in Texas? Isn't this where UofU hopes to get their recruits, from
the scraps the other texas schools leave behind. Doesn't UT have a top 5
recruiting class every year? The truth is UT has the athletes. For
what ever reason, they looked past BYU athletes. The cougars will get better
the more familiar they become with their new offense. I still expect ups and
downs this year, but last night was fun. Great game cougs.Just one
reminder to the utes. You can still go to a coveted bcs bowl if you loose to
BYU. You have to win your pac12 games. You seem to forget what is most
important because your still caught up on making the season all about byu. As
these posts suggest.Go Cougs!
Reasonable Ute, you forgot #9 (which really is #1). BYU manhandled a top 15
team, full of 5 star recruits, with a winning record and a stable of returning
talent, from a power conference......something your team hasn't done in 3
years of being in a power conference. Even in their worst years Texas never
gave up as many yards as BYU ripped from them last night.You forgot
#10 too (which really is #2) KVN and the BYU defense are the real deal.I can understand why you came away thinking what you did instead of pointing
out all the positives, wearing crimson glasses to a night game and all. Like
Texas leaving huge holes in the middle. It couldn't have possibly been BYU
that created those holes. Etc. Thanks for all the commentary though on how
Texas lost the game due to no fault of BYU.Interesting comments
here. Several Utes with sincere positive comments, several more with "good
job, but....." and the usual few with "Texas really isn't that
good".Too funny. As Chris said back on page 1 "We're
all Lonhorns today. Hook em Texas"Classic! Marked it down!
Great game for the Cougars. Running, kicking and defense were all great!
Here's hoping BYU can continue to improve on pass completions, Go Cougars!
I'm a late poster. Stayed up to watch the game twice. Loved it. Just loved
@ FelisConcolorFirst off, most Ute fans congratulated BYU on a nice
win.Second, USU can pass. BYU is not a threat through the air, at
all. Utah just has to stack the box against BYU and force Hill to beat them
through the air, which I do not believe he can do.
Crisb predicted Texas 40 B.Y.U. 14. Well he was wrong and it is amazing he
admitted it. Being a proud Cougar fan I was optimistic and was hoping for a
victory but I never did expect B.Y.U. to break Texas's record for the most
rushing yards given up by the end of the third quarter. I also never expected we
would win 40 to 21 but I thoroughly enjoyed watching it. Today my Cougs made me
proud and I think we have a really good chance of winning the "Holy War"
at Lavell Edwards Stadium in two weeks.
I predicted this a week ago. I said that if they could score more than a few
touchdowns they would win.I think BYU will beat Utah. Utah is going
to have a lot of problems with this defense. It really is exceptional. I think
we'll see a little more passing from BYU. It will be a good season for
BYU, better than last year. We could win the rest of our games but our passing
has to really improve. If our passing doesn't improve I would say 2 or 3
more losses. Anyone know if J. Williams is hurt?
Props to BYU.. I thought they were going to get smoked! This game really showed
Hill's inability to throw the football. Utah is going to stack the box and
make Hill beat them with his arm. I don't think he can get it done once
most teams figure this out. Great athlete though. I look forward to Sep 21st! Go
Y Grad/Y Dad, thanks for the invite to Washington. I would love to come, but I
am a teacher and a basketball coach, and that is right in the heart of our
season. I do appreciate how many classy comments people are making here. I would
love to see the rivalry be more civil. If we could all just give credit where
credit is due, I think we could all enjoy our respective school's
accomplishments and still get along. BYU deserves credit for their win last
night, no matter what Texas does. Any team that rolls up 550 yards on any
defense, let alone one as experienced as Texas's, is impressive. As I said
in my previous post, Bronco's teams are resilient. They've had some
tough losses over the years, and they bounce back quickly. Whit's teams are
like that, too. These guys are good coaches. I hope we can all enjoy the rivalry
game in 2 weeks, without so much nastiness. These are good young men playing a
great sport. Let's just enjoy them.
great win for BYU!I attended the BYU game (my grandparents buy me
tickets). What I came away thinking is this:1. Well underrated BYU
team that still stinks at passing the ball.2. WAAAAAAAY overrated Texas
team that obviously thought they would come in here and just roll over BYU.3. BYU running roughshod over an unprepared Texas defense that had a tendency
to leave huge holes in the middle of the field whilst over pursuing Taysom
Hill.4. Hill taking risks on the ground and making big plays.5.
Texas defenders whiffing on tackles, and Texas receivers getting hit in the face
and hands with passes like cardboard cutouts.6. Cody Hoffman making
circus catches and making Taysom Hill look like he might actually know how to
throw the ball.7. Taysom Hill proving once again that he can't throw
the ball any better than Riley.8. A BYU team that will again present a
challenge, but still most likely lose to the Utes in two weeks.
Great win for the Cougs and it was especially nice to see Coach Mendenhall show
some emotion! He was wound up and he let it be shown. His defense was suburb!
"Doesn't shake my confidence that Utah will beat the Cougars, though.
Utah has a great rush defense unlike Texas. If Hill has to throw Utah wins.
BYU's secondary looked horrible and Travis Wilson has been a solid passer
thus far so both teams will have to ride their respective front sevens to a
win."Ute fans, whistling past the graveyard again.Utah has a great rush defense? Maybe against Weber State; against USU you
gave up 173 yards on the ground, and at 4.4 yards per clip you can't claim
your defense was stuffing the run. Overall the defense surrendered 487 yards to
the Aggies. Texas was considered to have one of the best front 7 in the Big 12,
and BYU shredded them like kleenex.BYU's secondary horrible?
Texas had 313 yards passing, but on 44 attempts with only 24 completions. They
went 5-17 on third downs, 0-3 on fourth. The vaunted Longhorn attack, which set
a school record for total offense last week, was completely contained in the
last 25 minutes of the game, and never got in sync.But you Ute fans
keep telling yourselves this win means nothing.
I'm with Chris B on this game. The Cougars were very impressive, in fact,
they totally dominated. Go Cougars! Go Utes!
Best comment posted to the story of the game in the Austin American Statesman:
"Mack...your problem with the BYU loss is you focused too much
on the mountains and altitude of Provo Utah when you should have been paying a
attention to the Hill in front of you."Good win, but all that QB
running isn't going to cut it for the long haul. Hill must become a more
accurate and consistent passer.
Hill and Chuckie Keaton just got helmet stickers from the espn game day staff,
re: CommonmanGee! Thanks for clarifying. I thought it stood for Univ
of Tennessee. No wait! Univ of Toledo and their mascot the fighting Klingers.
gored Miss me much?Some of us have jobs, 40 hours in
three days cuts into my pro bono journalism responsibilities. I commented after
the games last week as you well know and was only able to watch the BYU game
this weekend.Didn't miss out on anything important.Did the Utes play anybody?You know the most enjoyable aspect of
the weekend was a lot of you Utesies were stupefied into silence during the BYU
game... that was funny.
Wow! Unbelievable performance by BYU. Glad someone stuck it to UT. Game
on the 21rst will be a good one.
@ygrad/dadCongrats nice win guy!
re: agbWhat panic & y? The Sons of provo may have outsmarted
themselves scheduling a bye before the game against the Utes possibly killing
any momentum they have.re: worfIf you look at the post
by Stop the nonsense moments before yours; you'll have part of the reason y
the y 1.
Great win Cougs! I did not see that coming at all. Thanks for being classy,
Utes! Great win Aggies! We've got some good football goin' on. I look
forward to watching and cheering for the Utes and Aggies next week. I am much
more excited about Sept. 21 now.
Props to team down south. Really don't know what to think. Byu Putting up
stats more appropriate for a Service academy is really weird.
I love seeing the congrats from all the Ute fans, what I hate seeing is right
after the congrats they try to downplay the victory. Only some of them, not all.
We honestly don't know how good Texas was because they played New Mexico
State I believe the week before. Maybe they will do good, maybe they won't.
Another thing all this talk on Oregon whooping UVa at home? So? what does that
have to do with anything? BYU lost to UVa ok. We can justify that it was the
rain and what not. Lets look at it this way, BYU obviously had troubles on the
offensive side of the ball. Blocking was one of them, well in the past week they
moved around guys and worked on the offense. Don't try to downplay
BYU's improvement from this past week. It was a solid win even if Texas
doesn't do so hot the rest of the season. Also congrats to the Utes and
Aggies for their blow out wins! Great day for Utah FBS schools all around!
Awesome game! BYU, Utah & Utah St all had nice wins yesterday. Should be a
dog-fight in the Beehive state. Hopefully, Taysom runs over the Utes in 2 weeks!
Even BYU fans didn't see it coming. Saw only a few posts professing a win.
Admit everyone is surprised.
How does a team play so small against a weak Virginia then look like a monster a
week later against #15 Texas? Go figure.
Congrats BYU. Nobody thought you could do it including myself. Texas looked
shocked and their athletes looked scared to hit.
The Cougs honestly surprised everyone with this performance. As a
Utah fan, I am always nervous about playing BYU. This game doesn't change
that fact. In fact, I am glad the Coug's got this performance out of their
system. Watching the game reminded me so much of Utah 2007. Lost the
week before playing #11 UCLA to Air Force at home. We were sure to be hammered
by UCLA. Utah won the game 44-10, then were shut out by UNLV the following week.
Not saying that's whats going to happen to BYU vs Utah.Should
be a great game. Want Utah to get by Oregon State first before worrying about
BYU's rushing attack. Never thought I'd see BYU abandon the pass all
together, but why wouldn't you when Texas didn't know how to tackle? I
would be nervous about Hills LACK of accuracy. 32% completion percentage
won't cut it. Half of his completions last night were circus catches. If
BYU wants to beat Utah, Hill will need to be in the 60% range in my opinion!Great win BYU. I think the game in two weeks will be very closely
contested. Go Utes
GREAT game, BYU! The only time that game looked close was at the beginning! This
makes me excited for the rivalry game! Congrats from a U fan! Football is
looking quite good in Utah with USU rocking it as well!Go Utes!
Wow great win Cougars! I think BYU was underrated and Texas was very overrated.
It looks like the rivalry will be very competitive. I think the Utes
still get the win. Our weakness on defense is in our secondary and Taysom Hill
can't throw the ball. BYU will not rush on our Ute defense like they did
against Texas. Again though, congrats on the great win! This Ute is
WOW!!! Was that the same team that played Virginia last week? I was pretty
down on the Cougars after last weeks loss, but tonight's game was a
complete 180. Loved it! GO COUGS!
In two weeks: Travis, meet KVN...up close and personal.
Gotta love it, big wins by USU, BYU and U of U this week. I feel bad for Weber
State, especially with them still having to face the Aggies, but a great week
for the big three.
Nice win for BYU. It's always nice to see a Utah team beat up on a "big
time" school. However, if I were a BYU fan, I wouldn't get too excited.
Yes Hill is fast and can run the ball, but watch the game again. Texas was not
playing well at all. There were dropped passes, missed throws to open receivers,
and their defense played terrible. It was amazing that Texas just seemed to want
to match up and not actually tackle anyone. We all know Hill can't throw
the ball. (34%) So good defenses know they can load the box and just try to
contain Hill. Again, good job that BYU took advantage, but we will know how good
they are once they play Utah and Utah State.
RE: gdog3finallyI agree that it was a little disconcerting to see
Williams get so many carries, and especially those at the end of the fourth
quarter. However, it is also encouraging to see BYU share the rushing load.
Lasike and Alisa both were used much more in this game and even Hine got into
the action. Lasike is really showing some promise and I expect we'll see
much more of him as the season continues and he becomes the third guy (after
Hill and Williams). Williams 33 carries doesn't seem as bad when you
consider the 72 total carries for the game, but it's still too many. I
would like to see Williams get 20-25 touches, with Hill running 5-10 times, and
the remaining backs getting another 30-40. It'll be interesting to see
what happens now with the fallout from this game. I expect most teams will
begin stacking the box which will hopefully open up our passing game a bit. Go
I may be a the definitive BYU detractor but have to hand this one to them.
Mike and Mike picked this as a upset watch game.... guess they were right.
Great game for the Y..... it will be interesting to see if they can keep it
Congrats Cougars. It's always good to see an upset. Hill did exactly what
he should be doing which is running the ball. Overall it was a great week for
football in Utah.Doesn't shake my confidence that Utah will
beat the Cougars, though. Utah has a great rush defense unlike Texas. If Hill
has to throw Utah wins. BYU's secondary looked horrible and Travis Wilson
has been a solid passer thus far so both teams will have to ride their
respective front sevens to a win.
We are not seeking accolades.... The real story line here is that we are happy
with a win... We are excited to see how U perform against Oregon State. We are
hopeful for the 21st... We are nervous for Wisconsin in Wisconsin, GA Tech in
Provo, even in spite of last season, Houston in Houston, Nevada in wherever,
Notre Dame in South Bend and how well U will do after rolling in and out of
Provo despite the outcome. If seasons were determined in just two games, there
wouldn't be 12 total games before conference championships and bowl
season... Just as bad as quest for perfection is seeking consistent prowess from
a program with the vast changes that happen throughout every 4 years... To
expect continued greatness season after season shows a complete disregard of
several decades ago... There is a time when Texas got steamrolled week after
week by teams like BYU. The birth of the BCS certainly corrupted the fan bases
UVA is as bad as CU?... Um, what a bad thing to say when one is 2-0 the other
1-1.... I'm not sure your are paying very close attention to reality... I
guess the PAC12 season will uncover the truth of that as will the ACC season...
But in week two a very poor assertion to be honest!
With a run game that converts, where is the need for a passing attack? Poor
coaching on the Texas sideline? How can you even say that? It is so refreshing
to see that the one thing that cost the game last week was rectified and
resulted in such a 'wow'! If it wasn't for the nefarious pass on
3rd and 6 last week, both teams would be undefeated on the 21st when they square
off against each other. Focus Utes on beating Oregon State... Because
'we' want you undefeated when you roll into town so that on top of
making Chris B eat more crow with humility, it will also mean the loss of the
'perfect season'. There are still some very big games on the schedule
for all teams in the bigger guys class statewide. Much to be nervous about, but
tonight feels great!
I love how Ute fans are badmouthing Texas in order to reassure themselves that
this victory was a fluke.The Longhorns are ranked because they went
9-4 last year, beat a ranked PAC-12 team in their bowl, and returned 18 starters
this season. Not to mention they ran up a new school record in offense last
week. They are a legit Top 25 team.But keep whistling past that
graveyard, Ute fans. BYU just completely thrashed one of the best teams in the
Big 12; if they give the same effort and execution against Utah it will be ugly
for the Utes.
Great day to be a Cougar.But I have to wonder: where did THAT come
from?!Why such extreme inconsistency?
From a Ute fan. Sincere congrats on a stunner and a brilliant comeback from last
week. Real heart shown in this one.
So Proud of my cousin Paul Lasike. Never played football before but he tore up
it up tonight by trucking all those Longhorns. Now just stay humble cougs,
remember the last time we beat a ranked team (OU) we laid an egg the next game
against Florida State. So lets take it to the Utes!!! Go Cougs
Chris B"Texas 40byu 14Mark it Down!Pretty soon byu will be 0-3 and Utah will be 4-0It is going to be
great!"I did mark it down and thankfully your predictions are
about as reliable as your overall outlook on BYU teams. Could we get one of
those great promises...where you promise to stay off the Cougar articles if BYU
beats the Utes? Please. You don't even have to come on and eat crow
before you honor the SOUNDS OF SILENCE promise. You can even use one of your
other screen names as long as you promise to shut down the Chris B.Taysom Hill runs out of trouble and into the end zone...not once, not twice,
but three times. That was against a 15th ranked Texas Longhorn team. He ran 17
carries for 259 yards. The Cougars as a team ran for 550 yards, the most ever
by a Texas opponent....EVER.Should the Utes be concerned...no,
because Chris B guarantees a Ute victory. The Utes are that much better than
Texas, just look at the beat down they put on #15 ranked Weber State.
Have to agree with Chris B on one thing. Why were Hill and Williams still in the
game at the end? I hope Williams' injury isn't serious. I haven't
heard anything and keep looking to see if DesNews will post anything about it.
It looked to me like the Texas players were trying to hurt him. They
may have succeeded.
Wow. Some GREAT comments by some classy Utah fans about the BYU victory. I
salute you all except one. I hope BYU uses the week off to Cody Hoffman healthy.
He was in few plays tonight but his presence was instantly felt. I'd like
to see both teams at full strenght. And here's hoping Kyle Van Noy and the
seniors walk off with a convincing victory. Go BYU.
Great win BYU! I did not see that coming at all. Looking forward to the rivalry
game and I am a little worried. But with USC losing to Wash. ST. Utah has bigger
issues thn beating BYU. Go in the PAC 12 South, Utah!!!
I was over looking at the UT comments. (that stands for University of Texas for
you Utah fans) They say that Texas lost because they are overrated and that
because Virginia beat BYU but got creamed today, Texas is truly awful and the
coach should be fired. Now, I don't yet know how this year will shake out,
but I must say that last week had so many fluke situations that I have to
discount it as typical. This game started out the same way but with a huge
difference. Is BYU as bad as last week indicates? I don't think so. Is
BYU as good as they looked this week? Better chance of that than the
proposition from week 1. With two weeks to rest up for the Utes they should be
fairly healthy.The Utes snuck by a very good Utah State team week 1
and smothered a cream puff Weber State team this week. I think they were
luckier than BYU last week and playing a softer team this week. Two weeks from
now we will have a much clearer picture of the season.
Great win for the Cougs. Definitely has me returning from the ledge. And props
to the numerous Ute fans on here who have been exceptionally classy with their
Texas had no answer for Hill's running. None. I hope Whit is working hard
to cone up with one.
A couple of observations.This Chris B guy gets into BYU fans'
heads like no other. The first page of comments had many references to him
rather than complementing your team on an impressive victory. Anyway, at least
he was man enough to come on and respond, something that many BYU fans did not
do all last week after the Virginia loss.Hey worf and sammy, where
were you guys last week?
well chrissy your wrong again as usual the injury to williams is not serious
,only a hip pointer ,which takes about 3 days to heal i heard this from jamal,s
own mouth so you just need to stop your hatred of everything BYU,IT,S getting
Mark me down as one of the "Bronco can't win the big games" guys...
Been hating on him for years over it. This was a big game for us--regardless of
whether Texas goes on to have a good season or not, because it got the team and
the fan base some hope and some momentum, which was prematurely sucked out of us
by last week's loss.Now. Bronco: you have a lot of other big
games left this season. None of them is more important to the fans than Utah.
Please act like it and don't try to be all cool talking like Utah is,
"just another game on the schedule." While I have to hand it to coach
for a great win tonight, he still has lost many more big games than he's
won--especially on the road. He also sucks against Utah. Let's start
reversing THAT reputation too in two weeks.Nice win, guys. Really
Yes BYU beat Texas and Utah only beat Weber State. However, Weber is Utah's
one cream puff. BYU still has Middle Tennessee State and Idaho. I don't
know about Houston and Nevada but they are likely weak. Boise State is down and
BYU should have beat them last year. BYU will beat them this year at home.
Really the only tough games on the Cougars schedule are Utah, USU, Wisconsin and
Notre Dame. As for Texas, they were ranked because the are Texas.
It's their money, tradition, Longhorn Network, and market area that gives
them the ranking. They look awful. Their lack of team chemistry and play calling
Just watching the replay of Taysom's first touchdown. "Was that fast?
I think that was fast. Do you think that was fast?"
9 more yards or so, and Taysom Hill has more yards rushing for a QB in a single
game the last ten years. Ironically it's Vince Young of Texas the kept the
the top spot. BYU did the right thing by not running Taysom Hill in
the latter half of the 4th quarter though. With the game in hand, you don't
want to risk injury (especially after last year). As for the play
calling and Hill avoiding hits late in the game by handing off; BYU still left
the starters in. Unfortunately Jamaal Williams tweaked his low back after
getting too many carries with the game all but over. He got like 33 carries last
week as well. Getting over 30 carries every game worked for Utah
with John White IV in 2011, but that maybe took its' toll (wear and tear
wise) the following year when White was hurt the whole season.
Glad to see so many Ute fans being classy and offering congratulations. Well
Made all those 5-star athletes look like 5-star chumps! Go Cougars!
I have to agree with Tomahawk Red and extend it to everybody. People who run
their mouths off too hard just wind up being embarrassed. We don't know who
will win the game on the 21st and won't until then. That's why they
play the game.
What does Chris B have to say now? GO COUGARS!! We hooked them horns!
Enjoy the win Cougars, congrats! But just know that all next week the press is
not going to recognize BYU for defeating Texas in a manner that you Provo fans
will think they should. Immediately after the game the College Football Game Day
Live crew of Lou Holtz, Chris Fowler, etc. all mentioned disgust with Texas and
with their lack of passion and effort. Texas coach Mack Brown may be fired for
losing to a small program that they should not ever lose to. They mentioned that
Taysom was a good QB but not great, yet Provo faithful will instantly think he
should be a Heisman candidate. The truth is Texas hasn't been good for four
years now, and they gave up Saturday. The program has big problems. Yes, on
paper Provo beat the mighty Texas Longhorns, but it was not even close to
reality of where both programs are at. Enjoy the win, but your going to be so
disappointed when the accolades don't come with the victory.
Tom in CAVallejo, CALife is good. A bye week and two weeks to
prepare for the beat down of utah.-------------It's
comments like these that make beating BYU oh so sweet.Last week,
most Cougar fans expected to go 3-9 this season. Now they expect a National
Championship game appearance.You guys just don't know how to
control your emotion. When BYU loses (again) to Utah, and then proceeds to drop
several other games this year, you will once again bad for celebrating this
sammygSpringville, UTUtejazz... "I don't want to hear about
our win today vs. Weber State.U beat Weber State.BYU
just beat Texas.---------------------But you lost to
Virginia... a team expected to finish last in the ACC, and who got stomped by
Oregon today.Yes your win over Texas was impressive. My advice to
you would be to keep your hype in check. If Texas finishes the year a .500 team
that will take plenty of luster off this win.I'm just saying...
better be careful. If you run your mouth too hard and you end up losing to Utah,
well....Celebrate the Texas win. Express relief that BYU does not
seem to be as bad as YOU and every other Cougar fan thought they were last week.
But better temper your trash against Utah until you actually beat
@BigCougFanSo what, you're saying that Utah doesn't have
@CougarSunDevilAfter about 800 BYU attempts to "mark it
down" you finally got one right. Congratulations.
Wow....what a win. With the rain delay I didn't stick around to watch
but looks like the coogs whipped them good.
To everybody (thankfully not too many, of you) undercutting a great win by
predicting Texas will be a crummy team by season end, I can play that game
too.Texas won't face another defense like this; Ash will
recover; Texas will beat Utah to win the Big 12.Sheesh, give it a
break. They may or may not collapse from here, time will tell. Collapse or
not, that was a team loaded with superior recruits. This was a really good
victory. And Utah beat the team they played, no reason for any digging there.
We can look forward now to U, but U need to stay focused on the next task at
How strange these last two weeks have been. Double weather gigs and broken
records from opposite extremes (negative to positive). Virginia is
as bad as Colorado, yet BYU loses that game. Credit BYU for bouncing back. Texas
looks like they lack heart but BYU took it from them as well. One thing Texas
does have is athletes. Pounding Texas the way BYU did while finding their
offense in the process gives the Cougars momentum. The rivalry game just got all
the more interesting.If BYU has a consistent offense to go with the
solid defense then they are really good.
Great wins for BYU and Utah today. Coming from a Cougar fan, there sure are a
lot of Classy Ute fans giving BYU props. Honestly I root for Utah every game of
the season except one.
Another mindless play at the end that may have seriously hurt Williams back.Kind of like Hill getting hurt last year, why did bronco had williams in
with the game in hand?Poor poor coaching.And it looks
like it seriously hurt a player, a player byu needs
MormonUteCenterville, UT"BYU is definitely not as bad as
they looked last week, and I hope for Utah's sake that they are not as good
as they looked tonight."Many great comments tonight from the
loyal opposition, so far I think yours is the best.Wanna join me and
SpokaneUte in Pullman?
Heck of a performance though Hill is still only throwing around 33%. If a team
comes around that can contain (reasonably) the BYU run game there's going
to be issues unless he improves. I'm not convinced that Utah can do that,
then again I imagine it'll be yet another rivalry game that goes down to
the final possession one way or the other.
Good win. But I question the coaches having dbs being on the kick off team. case
in point Dallin Leavit getting hurt. I hope it not serious. It is just crazy not
to protect your position that you hurting at.
Let's see...Oregon 59-Virginia 10 on Virginia's home turf. Who did
BYU play last week? Good recovery this week for BYU though.
@sammyg. I think people don't realize, we beat a GREAT Utah State team, who
just demolished Airforce, You guys had a great win vs Texas. But I say if you
guys beat Utah State then I'm impressed. Texas won't even be ranked at
the end of the season, they aren't that great! But still good win Brigham
Young enjoy it.
Think how good the Y could be if Hill could pass and his receivers could catch
like Hoffman. Here's hoping he'll learn!Williams was also
great and Lasike was a few carries short of 100 yards. All that yardage means
the O-line was doing a few things right tonight. Tonight makes last
week all the worse - should be 2-0.
Very impressive win by BYU. I doubt that anyone outside of their locker room saw
this one coming. One thing is for sure in the Bronco Mendenhall era, and that is
that they are certainly resilient. They can look terrible one week, like
they'll never win another game, and then, out of nowhere, they do what they
did tonight. Whether you like him or not (I've always liked him), you have
got to give the guy credit. Even Dick Harmon picked the Cougars to lose by 2
touchdowns. I have no idea what to expect in the Utah game. BYU is definitely
not as bad as they looked last week, and I hope for Utah's sake that they
are not as good as they looked tonight.
Thanks for the rain delay I could listen to qa little more of the game from Abu
Dhabi (yes it is a real place). Go Cougs. My Texas fans are having a bad day.
Life is good. A bye week and two weeks to prepare for the beat down of utah.
utah will be coming off of a loss at the hands of Oregon State in the meantime.
I loved my Utes winning against Weber but BYU played an incredible game against
Texas. I'm honestly worried about the Utah/BYU game now.Good
Great game by BYU. The big difference was Anae's play calling. He fooled so
many of the cougar fans who thought the pass often offense was gonna be back.
Good to see Anae has learned. His horrible play calling cost BYU their BCS shot
back when they had Harvey Unga and should have been a run first offense. Mendenhall is a fantastic D-coordinator, and it really showed tonight.
Congrats to the team, especially the coaches.
What a game. Tom Holmoe's job just got a lot more difficult - not sure how
many more teams will want to go to LES after what just happened to Texas . . .
Yes, Chris, you were indeed wrong... just like you will be again in 2 weeks. I
don't think I've ever heard you admit that before. Something
Utejazz... "I don't want to hear about our win today vs. Weber
State.U beat Weber State.BYU just beat Texas.Which game will go further in the overall season?
Very nice win Cougars. The offensive line turn around was nothing short of
amazing. Kudos to Anae and the OL. September 19 is shaping up to be a good
game. My Utes need to hold serve next week against OSU.
Great comment Chris B, I didn't think you had it in you. I am still worried
about passing however, I don't care if we pass if we continue to run like
this. Great game, I am officially relieved. I was worried this week about the
outcome. Great job BYU.
Breaking news from Tuscaloosa: Bama concedes the 2013 NC after u scores 70
points in just one game. chris b was right.
Lots of praise and respect from honest Utah fans. It's refreshing to see
candor from my fellow Utes. Go Utah. Mindless fans who bash Blue
or Red without any logic integrity gets real old real fast. Right B.
Chrissy B. Save yourself some time and just copy your "I was wrong"
comment and save it for the Utah game. Cougs have heart and they
will not go down against your utes.mark MY words!Go
Wait - what just happened? Chris B just admitted that he was wrong. I mean, it
was kind of a backhanded admission, but still.
I'm still concerned about the passing game, but this was fun to watch.
The Utes handily beat a team they were expected to beat. Where is the problem?
Please BYU fans, I don't want to hear about our win today vs. Weber State.
We all know Weber State is beyond awful. But you guys have no room to talk about
playing easy opponents, I mean Idaho State, Houston and Mid Tennessee. Give me a
break. Serioiusly Good win for BYU though.
BYU rocks Texas and two weeks to prepare for Utah Priceless!
All of you that doubted in BYU should be ashamed! I always feel that my team has
a good opportunity to win the game because that is exactly what a true fan does.
Texas came in overly confident and fell short on various aspects of the game and
the Cougars took advantage of their poor rush defense. Way to go Taysom Hill! He
is a huge asset to this team and will be a great weapon this entire season if he
can stay healthy. Hopefully Jamaal will recovery from that seemingly dirty play
from the Longhorns. Now to prepare for the Utes in what should be another great
in-state rivalry showdown!
Did not see the game. Expected BYU to lose. Congrats with the big win.Go Utes!
Great bounce back game. Still wish we could have won in Virginia. Bring on the
Who else marked it down?
I was wrong byu fans. My guess is, like Oklahoma, we will look back
and realize Texas shouldn't be ranked. But it was a win over
Texas still. I still think Utah completes the career 4-0 SWEEPVan noy, Hoffman, and others go their entire careers without beating
their rivals!But today, I was wrong.
Good win. This Utah fan was impressed with the effort.
A victory over Utah is sweeter than one over Weber.
Great game. I was pleasantly surprised. The offensive line is looking much
better. Taysom looked better throwing as the game went on, and he needs to
improve in that area, but I think he will so he doesn't worry me.Daily Troll Feeding:I marked it down Chris B. Remarkably accurate guess
on the score. You just made a typo on the teams. Good luck to the Utes next
week, I do wish them well. No hate coming from me (just yet, maybe once I get
over this week and get ready for the holy war).Go Cougars. If our
defense can keep this up, and our offense can hold up their end rushing, this
year will be much better than I thought it was going to be.
Nothing like exposing Texas on national TV. I enjoyed watching that. Nice job
With all those Texas 5 star athletes. How could BYU win?
Somehow I imagine a certain poster saying the drubbing of Weber State was a
bigger win....Great game Cougars!!!!Utah--You're
That Texas team didn't look to good, I doubt they'll be anywhere close
to ranked at the end of the season.That said, still a great win for BYU.
What a difference a week makes.Go Utes!
Big time Ute fan here, but one who likes to see all of the local teams do well.
After BYU's struggles last week, I didn't see this coming at all. Tip
of the cap to the coaching staff and players. Defense was solid as expected,
but the rushing game was off the charts. Nothing to say, but "wow."Rivalry game should be a blast.Go Utes.
They just beat the best QB they will face not named Chuckie. It is all down hill
Wow, BYU is setting records every week. First team to lose a game when the
opponent punts 13 times. Then they drop more rush yards on Texas than any team
in history! Hill looked like a world beater running the ball tonight but still
struggled with passing accuracy. Congrats to the BYU players and coaches for
righting the ship. I am now officially nervous for 9/21. Congrats
BYU. Go Utes!
Congrats to BYU on a great recovery. Thumping Texas shows that BYU has a good
team after all. Offense and defense totally outplayed the Horns. Looks like BYU
will be competitive in both the USU and Utah games.Should be fun.
Beautiful game by the Cougars! Fun (and stressful) to watch. Also, some pretty
bad coaching by Texas. But we'll take it any day. Go Cougs!
Let me be the first to tell chrissy b that the utes are going to be blown away
by the cougs. Mark it down.
and cue the panic on the hill in 3-2-1...
My apologies to Robert Anae and Taysom Hill. Fantastic win! Hey Chris B,
are you man enough to eat your crow?
BYU beats #15 Texas. Utah beats who,who, I can't hear you who. Thats what I
thought you said.