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Published: Monday, Sept. 9 2013 9:30 a.m. MDT

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Mission Viejo, CA

Amazing game. Talking heads blaming Texas for loss. No credit to BYU's defense and the amazing run game. Surely, Texas was expecting the usual BYU passing game. Surprise.

But Williams out with a back injury. This could be bad.

Saint George, UT

The rest of the season will be interesting if BYU continues to play like they did last night. I must admit the lose last week convinced me to go against them in my Des News Grid Picks. For some reason I had Texas winning 42-14 because of what I saw last week. I should have known better.

Silent Lurker
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Got to hand it to BYU for a nice victory and recovery. I am not ready to hand over the National Championship mind you, but cougar fans should be dancing in the streets after a big win.



"Talking heads blaming Texas for loss. No credit to BYU's defense and the amazing run game. "

Now you know how Ute fans feel every time we beat BYU and read comments from the local media and the Provo fan base.

Y Grad / Y Dad
Richland, WA

I hope Williams feels as good as his interview after the game. The kid is a crack-up interview.

Lone Star Cougar
Plano, TX

Wow, what an amazing turn-around for the Offensive Line! UT has some of the best athletes in college football and we did well against them. Congrats!

Also, pretty good game for special teams which has been needed.

Things are looking up!

St Louis, MO

Most of the stories do seem to be framing this more as a Texas debacle and a BYU story, but you can't really blame the media for that. When a school with Texas' resume gives up the most rushing yards in school history . . that's over 1,200 games against stiff competition, brothers and sisters . . that's just going to be the narrative. Add to that the fact that BYU is unranked and coming off a horrible offensive performance against a blah opponent, and it's difficult to see Texas as legit.

Hey, BYU's rushing attack is impressive. I was giddy last night and my hope for the rest of the Y's season is renewed, but I have to think this was an aberration. Will we win most of the rest of our games and run for a bunch of yards this year? Yes. Will we top 550 yards again? I'd love to see it, but I wouldn't bet on it.


Great game, great running, defense and kicking (16 points from kicking). The good thing about the passing game was it improved as the game went on. Go Cougars!

Salt Lake City, UT

I have got to think that if the Utes can get the win next week against Oregon State, then we will also be able to beat the Cougars in Provo on Sept. 21st, if only due to momentum, but if we end up losing to the Beavers, BYU will not pass up the opportunity to throttle a dispirited Utah crew.

Either way, I am really looking forward to a well played, intense rivalry game on 9/21...

Steven S Jarvis
Orem, UT

The National Championship comment was pretty funny. Even a 12-0 BYU team with this schedule could not make that game over a two loss SEC Champion or a one loss team from the top four leagues. The system just doesn't allow it.

BYU will crush the BYE week, hopefully healing up and prepping for what looks to be a promising Ute team. Go Cougs!!

Christine B. Hedgefog
Salt Lake City, UT

Silent Lurker, don't you have to actually "have" the national championship before you can hand it over? Just wondering. You said that as though you possess it to hand over.

St George, Utah

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.

Farmington, UT

Brad Rock's column reminds me of the comments by the couple sitting behind me in the North Endzone dressed in burnt orange that kept saying things like "BYU runs because they can't pass; Every run they get is from a broken play; We (Texas) have a great offense, it just needs to get going; Out (Texas) QB is a brilliant passer; We should win this game handily; I wish I was the coach---I'd tell our (Texas) players a thing or two and get them fired up; This is embarrassing, but we are the better team." On the way out before the game ended he muttered "I want to beat Oklahoma."

Talk about boobing, bawling, complaining, weeping, wailing, and nashing of teeth. (It could only happen to one other less deserving team and hopefully it will in two weeks.)

Maybe Mr. Rock will eventually get it. I hope so.

Mr. Plate
Lindon, UT

@Black&Blue, according to the dictionary, an upset is "the defeat of a person, team, etc., that is considered more formidable." It says nothing about the manner in which that victory is achieved, and apparently no one but you thinks an upset only occurs in a last-minute win. Texas was universally considered more formidable than BYU, so despite your personal definition of "upset," BYU's victory was certainly an upset by the actual definition of the word.

Just to set the record straight.

DEW Cougars
Sandy, UT

Interesting from Moaning lost last week and now Grinning win last night. I am not yet optimistic because either Taysom Hill or the whole O's group is not clicking for passing game. I am please for Justin Sorenson, Special team and D's are getting the job done. TH and William will be fine but they can't do all the running on their own.





"Talking heads blaming Texas for loss. No credit to BYU's defense and the amazing run game. "

Now you know how Ute fans feel every time we beat BYU and read comments from the local media and the Provo fan base.'

This is actually a fair comment. Doesn't at all invalidate the feedback regarding the Texas "loss" though it's true that Utah is rarely given credit for wins.

Meadow Lark Mark

So far to me it looks like Utah and BYU have the potential to both have good seasons this year with a lot of wins. Go BYU. Go Utah. Both schools are real good schools. Oh and I cheer for Utah State too.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Utah is about to complete the 4-0 SWEEP for the 2013 seniors.

2nd time we've had a 4-0 SWEEP in the last 15 years.

Do you know how far back you have to go to let the last two 4-0 winning streaks for byu over Utah?


Very far

Very very far

Just another sign of the state of these two programs.

One's accomplishments are all in the past.

Park City, UT

Black and Blue- 22-16 over the last 3 years, this Texas team isn't the Texas that it used to be. Definitely over-ranked as evidenced by them dropping completely out of the rankings. However, it was a great showing by the Y, and obviously Texas was ill prepared to play the game. I've never been a fan of Texas so this was a yawner for me, but I'm seeing the possibility for a better game than I thought against the U. Utah by 5!

Layton, UT

Chris B.

"Utah is about to complete the 4-0 SWEEP for the 2013 seniors."

Good luck with that.

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