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Published: Sunday, Sept. 8 2013 6:30 p.m. MDT

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Baltimore, MD

Spokane Ute

Unfortunately for U, your time-line is out of order.

BYU was still adjusting to a new offensive scheme versus Virginia, and a two-hour lightning delay after the 1st quarter, followed by continual rain and a puddle-drenched field through the remainder of the game didn't help with establishing any sort of offensive rhythm.

With a little fine tuning a week later, BYU found its rushing offense against one of the most storied football programs in the country.

With a couple more weeks for BYU to add a passing attack to an obviously very good rushing attack, BYU's offense looks to improve even more for their 3rd game.

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA


Utah will be up for the game, make no mistake. I don't think it's possible not to be. Quite honestly it wouldn't suprise me it Utah beat's BYU, or vice versa. In a rivalry like this it can go either way. Some times one or two plays, or questionable call(s) can make all the difference in the world. We shall see, but right now I'm more concerned with Oregon St. One game at a time.

As far as Oregon vs. Utah goes, let's wait and see. The last time Utah went to Oregon it was a very good and close game. Also, USC was supposed to pound Washington St. Saturday night. How did that work out for the Trojans? Nothing should come as a huge suprise or a gimmie in college football; that's the beauty of it!

Just the FAX
Olympus Cove, Utah

In last 10 seasons, 7 players have rushed for at least 180 yards vs Texas, two on Saturday:
- BYU's QB Taysom Hill (259) and RB Jamaal Williams (182).

After playing two FBS opponents, and with most FBS teams still playing the soft portion of their schedule, BYU currently has two of the top five rushers in the country:

1. Kasey Carrier 345 yds (UNM)
2. Jamaal Williams 326 yds (BYU)
3. Andre Williams 318 yds (BC)
4. Alex Collins 303 yds (Ark)
5. Taysom Hill 301 yds (BYU)

As incredible as that stat is, this stat may be even more incredible:

At one point in the game versus Texas, BYU ran TWENTY-SEVEN straight rushing plays.

As a team, BYU is 3rd in rushing:

1. Oregon 425.0 ypg
2. Wisconsin 390.0 ypg
3. BYU 368.5 ypg

Just the FAX
Olympus Cove, Utah

Phil Steele's Top 25 Game Grades (Team Performances) from Week 2

1. BYU 118.32 (game grade)
3. Oregon 114.84
9. Utah St 98.84
20. Utah 92.68
21. Oregon St 92.24

"It is well documented that I was very high on Texas this year, but last week was not the best situation for them traveling to altitude while playing a BYU team that was off a misleading game against Virginia. Kudos to the Cougars who rushed for an amazing 550 yards including QB Taysom Hill who ran for 259, the 2nd most by a QB in the last 10 years. Their dominating 40-21 win over the Horns gives them the top performance of the week!"

-Phil Steele

Highland, UT


So how "challenging" do oregon state and usc look now? Weren't those 2 of the 5 "ranked" teams utah "fans" were bragging/whining about playing? osu lost to a 1-aa team, that is right a 1-aa team (lol), and usc just scored a whopping 7 points against one of the worst defenses in the country, one that hadn't given up any fewer than 19 points in a game in several years, and lost. Neither is ranked any longer and neither should be, they are both bad, very bad.

Thus far utah's games played schedule is ranked 138th in the nation. Pretty "challenging" I'll admit. I also like your sad and pathetic attempt at pre-emptive excuse making.

You utah "fans" are so predictably deluded and hypocritical that it is almost to easy to rip one of your posts to pieces.

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

@ Rockwell

Yep, you beat one of the most storied football programs in football, but lost to one of the worst teams in the ACC. Utah-BYU could go either way, don't kid your self.

Down under
Salt Lake City, UT

Wilson will be running for his life on the 21st. Van Noy has a bone to pick and I would not want to be on the receiving end. Utah's o-line will not be able to contain Van Noy and Fua, and Kafusi, etc. I predict a long night for the little utsies on the hill. CB can write it down.

Ute buster
Salt Lake City, UT

With two of the top 5 rushers in the country the Utah defense will be wondering what hit them.

Layton, UT

There's the duck!

Blow your horn man...In 2 weeks we'll send you back into hiding. lol.

Mildred in Fillmore
Salt Lake City, UT

We're going to hammer the Utes like we do every year.

The Solution
Las Cruces, NM

How I think it will go down:

Utah is great at stacking the box and stopping BYU's running game and cause an effective pass rush. They will start out the same again, and Taysom will need to hit some easy passes to get some small yards. Taysom is great at selling his fake handoffs, and he will get some good runs in the first half, but nothing like what we saw against TX. First half will be low scoring, anywhere from 0-14 for either team, but I expect BYU will get a couple field goals, while U will take advantage of weaker secondary and have a couple big plays.

Prediction: U will be up at half (10 to 3)

Second half will be totally different. GFGH will wear down Ute defense, while KVN and company will wear down their offense. By the end of the game, BYU will run at will, and score in dramatic fashion--Ammon Olsen may be utilized for some passing plays in the fourth.

Prediction: BYU wins 52 to 13

Utah will not get to capitalize on BYU slop like the last 3 years. U are KVN's and Hoffman's unfinished business!


West Jordan, UT

Congrats to BYU on the great win. Taysom ran like a mad man, and KVN and Co. were brutal on D. Trolls on both teams make me sick. So much hate towards eachother and each team! I love the BYU/Utah rivalry, and I'll talk some smack just like the next guy, but the way you all attack eachother sounds like a 5th grade fight out in the school yard. GIVE IT A REST!

I am a Utah man through and through, but at least I try to show some class and decency to opposing teams.

Good luck BYU except on the 21st!

Watch out for Tenny Palepoi down there in the trenches, he clogs up the middle to leave the edges guarded by Orchard and Reilly!


Logan, UT

Travis Wilson is #8 in the nation in pass efficiency... Hill is ranked 122!....Hill is a horrific passer! I take Utah by 2 touchdowns in this game.

Dave S
Holladay, UT

It's no secret that the Utes will not let Hill beat them with his feet. He's completed a whopping 33% of his passes on the year. Ha ha!!!! Tim Tebow even has better passing stats than that and he's out of football right now.

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

According to Down Under:

I predict a long night for the little utsies on the hill
Now that's a shocker, totally stunning!

You might want to "mark it down" in pencil.

Highland, UT


I didn't "blow" any horn, I simply pointed out more predictable utah "fan" delusion and hypocrisy.

utah "fans" whining about BYU having a bye before the utah game, as if it was some sort of devious planning in the schedule is ridculous considering utah scheduled itself 7 home games and only 5 road games this year. Was that also underhanded in an attempt to gain advantage? Or how about utah having 5 pac12 home games and only 4 pac12 road games? Yes I know that is a product of a 9 game schedule but still I don't see utah "fans" commenting about that advantage.

It's always the same with utah "fans", whining and lamenting over some other teams supposed "underhanded" advantage while ignoring utah doing similar, if not even more advantageous, things with their schedule.


Frisco, TX

I'm still trying to decide if a bye week is a good thing or a bad thing for BYU.

Good for healing bumps a bruises, especially for Williams and Hoffman. Good for game plan. Bad for losing momentum from a big win.

In pre-season, I thought Utah would have it's hands full against a tough Beaver squad, but they didn't look good against E. Washington or Hawaii. Saturday should be an easy win for the Utes.

I expect the rivalry game to be within 7 points just like most of the BYU v Utah games the last decade. But I am hoping for a blowout and for BYU to unleash another 500+ yard rushing day!

Down under
Salt Lake City, UT

RedUte 08,
Nice try in making the BYU fans feel bad. We don't. When you can put a muzzle on Chris B, and Ekute then we may see some more civil dialog but until then see the hatred continue.
I used to be a huge Utah fan and cheered for them regularly. When I started reading these threads my opinion of Utah and their fan changed forever more.

East Salt Lake City, Utah


Come again? Which defenses are horribly bad?

Defense rankings as of today:

Total Defense:

USC #19 (@Hawaii and WSU)
Wazzu is the #24 (@Auburn and @USC).
BYU is #43 (@Virigna and Texas)
Utah #52 (Utah State, Weber State)
Texas #115 (New Mexico State, @BYU)

Scoring Defense:
USC #19
Utah #T32
Washington State #T41
BYU #45
Texas #T54

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

Utah - BYU game is shaping up to be a good one.

@Down Under

Utah nation will be just fine without your support. You and Chris B are two Pea's in a Pod. No need to be bitter, it's easy to see.

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