for all the talk about how good Taysom Hill played, I would say that Travis
Wilson played far better. According to the espn pac12 blog, the last person to
post a better QB rating than Travis Wilson was Andrew luck in 2010 (I think). I
think Travis played a better game without a doubt... Albeit against inferior
competition. I look at it like this, if Travis was BYU's quarterback would
BYU have won the game? Yes... and probably by a larger margin too.
Utah WILL go 8-4 or 9-3 and has as good of a chance at winning Pac 12 title as
anyone. USC is already down a game, having lost to Washington State.I think its either Utah or UCLA for south title.GO UTES
Crazy! It will take another couple of weeks for the picture to clear a little,
IMO.Oregon State - preseason top 25 losing to Eastern Washington,
Big Sky memberUSC (preseason top 25) - losing to Washington State; or from
another perspective Washington State beating USC.Washington drilling Boise
State.Then again there is Oregon 60 point winners over Virginia.
USU handily defeating Air Force at Air Force (don't know when the Utes ever
did that as impressively). BYU after losing to Virginia coming back with a
revamped offensive line and defeating handily a previously ranked Texas.Strange year already; however, when it settles out I hope Utah climbs
the bowl ranking (it looks like the PAC-12 could have up to 9 teams in bowls.
That's with Oregon or Stanford in the BCS championship. Oh by the way did
you see Stanford, UCLA, and Arizona State(all ranked in the top 25 and as high
as in the top 5) will be in SLC playing conference games in the month of
October. The Stage is set - now Utah shine!
@reasonableuteI would agree that Wilson has shown more in his games
than hill has, however, I don't think he would have played better than hill
against Texas. It's just my opinion, but, I think that the reason that BYU
was able to handle Texas was because Texas was expecting pass heavy play.
Wilson is good, but he is not nearly as good a runner as Hill.
I like our chances this week against Oregon State. On Saturday our offense was
flawless---70 points, and our defense looked good. Contrary to the critics, our
DB's have looked good thus far. This will be a good test against either of
the Beavers' two good quarterbacks. Meanwhile, BYU will be
frantically preparing for 1/2 month in their attempt to defeat Utah, something
they haven't done in quite a while. That game will be a challenge, since
it is essentially BYU's bowl game for the year.Go Utes!!
So far, so good; but I can't get too excited until after the Oregon St.
game. This is certainly a win-able game and one Utah really needs to win. Go UTES>---->
Biggest game of the year Saturday. Travis has been amazing so far with his
acurracy, when given time. He should be able to put up some big numbers against
OSU. OSU throws for 440 yards per game,Secondary needs to play well.
Utah fans. All of the chest beating for romping on Weber State is dangerous.
You are hanging way too many hopes on your two wins, one against one early poor
team and a decent team that you just barely won, at home. If that is your
standard you have no prayer of even coming close to beating decent competition.
Calm down. You are in for a huge let down as the season goes on. The PAC 11+u is
no patsie this year. The game with Washington St. is guaranteed as you thought
it may have been. And your nemesis, Colorado might surprise you. I still see
this being a 4-8 season.
Really ute fans?. You are celebrating a win over Weber State? You may get your
4 wins this year but one of them will not be against BYU. BYU's defense will take you apart and Wilson will leave the same after
the forth sack by Van Noy and Fua. BYU is not the same team you faced last
three seasons.The loses start this week against OSU and will continue the
following week. By week 6 Utah will be 2-4. CB can mark that down.
Who is beating on their chest about Weber St.? Utah did what they were supposed
to do; nothing more, nothing less. Nice try.What in the
world does "mark it down" supposed to mean? Like someone's actually
going to write down, or give a second thought, to some extremely biased and
ridiculous prediction from someone named But Seriously Folks, Down Under? The
same person who talks junk before the game, yet when the prediction is way off
they run and hide? Yeah, right.
reasonableute - how can you compare QB performances, when one QB played against
Texas (Top 25 at the time) and the other QB played against Weber St.Like so many other years - PAC is not living up to pre-season hype.
Utah's strength of schedule is plummetting as Oregon State and USC prove
they are not Top 25, and are probably not Top 50 teams. Utah should go bowling
with the much easier schedule.For all the Utes who claim that BYU is
the pre-season Nat'l Champ every year, there is a lot of chest thumping
going on here after U beat a D2 team, and stole a win from USU, even though they
clearly outplayed U. They just got out coached.Can't wait for
BYU's re-match with Utah. The winner gets to be the champ for three years!
It seems that Spokane does not read the local papers and was not at the game.
You need to get out more. The campus is all in frenzy about their win over a
div. 2 school, at home. Reality will set in next week against real competition.
I wonder when the utes will have the courage to play on the road?
Re: TallnSkinny"because Texas was expecting pass heavy play."Nobody will ever expect "pass heavy" play with Hill at QB. He
is an outstanding runner but can't throw accurately over five yards. With
one knee surgery already, he keeps running like that and unfortunately he
won't last long. He's a one trick pony and it's a dangerous
It seems like Down Under is up to his usual M.O. When he can't come up with
any proof, he has to make up material. As far as reality goes, BYU has already
got a cold slap in the face by losing to the worst team in the ACC. How
embarassing. Check Mate!
"I wonder when the utes will have the courage to play on the road?"Down under, they have schedules for this type of thing. So clueless
people don't have to wonder, they can just know like everyone else. Hope
this helps. Best wishes.
It was a good win for BYU. I'm not going to take anything away from that.
But to say that Utah's SOS is plummeting because of teams like OSU and USC
losing and where ranked in the top 25. I'm sorry but the same goes for
Texas being in the top 25. I think Football does an injustice by ranking teams
this early in the year. There is no way to say that Texas was a top 15 team.
I'm sorry. Again, great win and I would love it if our Aggies could do it.
But it usually takes 4 to 5 weeks or more to truly start seeing where teams are
nationally. And even with that much time it's hard to say.What
I learned about the QB's in Utah:Utah QB looks to be very good!USU QB IS very good!BYU QB is a great running back ;-) Nothing more as
of right now.
You can't count FCS games for momentum. The future 1-2 utes are at the
precipice! Have a nice fall on the hill.
Someone told me osu would roll this week. I think it was Mark May. Sounds like
a cake walk against div 2 Utah.
@ GoRed:I guarantee you BYU is not "frantically" preparing
for their game with Utah... especially after how they played against Texas. And yes, the Utah game is a big one for BYU, just as it also is for
Utah. I also guarantee you it is NOT their bowl game of the year. They've
already been invited to one in post-season play. And considering that Utah
didn't even qualify for a bowl game last year, the BYU game is much more
likely to be Utah's bowl game this year... again. Remember how
Utah fans stormed the field 3 different times before the actual end of the game
with BYU last year and also wanted to take down the goal posts. That made it
totally obvious that game was Utah's biggest of the year. It could easily
be that way again this year... except for the outcome will be different due to
the game being played in Provo. And yes, I do remember Utah bucking
the odds and beating BYU badly in Provo not so long ago. But that was truly an
anomaly. BYU is much better at home and literally win 90% of their games there.
@TatorsNobody tried tearing down the goal posts, good try though.
Oregon State is a BIG game! Consider this: By the time we play UCLA at home on
Oct. 3rd there will have been 9 conference games played. That will give a much
clearer picture on strengths/weaknesses of the teams. And if we can defeat
Oregon State that means other teams in the conference will have lost 9
conference games. With one exception, we play conference foes for the remaining
regular season schedule this year. This is what we have prepared for. This is
what we look forward to. This is our opportunity - together we can!
TatersYou are right it is not their bowl game, according to KVN it is
their "Super Bowl"
Utah's SOS just tanked by playing a weak FCS school. I believe that it is
not at 138. Way to go utes. You make us proud!At least BYU has the
guts to play power schools. (Utah NOT being one of them)
Down under:"All of the chest beating for romping on Weber State
is dangerous."You don't need to worry about us, we are not
byU. We are not the ones who proclaimed to be in the NC race after one win over
an over rated Oklahoma. Look at how the byU "fans" are beating their
chests about a win over an extremely over-rated Texas team, while forgetting
that their QB can't pass to save his life, and that they lost the week
before to a VERY poor Virginia team. Meanwhile, the best player on your team is
proclaiming the Utah game your "Superbowl"! No pressure!! And to top
that all off - you still don't have any corners!!In addition,
you are underestimating how good USU is. Chucky can run like Hill, maybe better
- but be doesn't HAVE to. He is a very accurate passer and will turn your
secondary into swiss cheese. He is the best QB we will face all year, IMO. You
will find out, and you will pay the price. Then you can go back to calling for
Bronco to be fired again!Go Utes!! Onward and Upward!!
@Ute BusterExactly, Utah would never have the guts to play say #2
Oregon and #3 Stanford!Blah ha ha ha ha ha
Has utah football really fallen so far to be estatic about a win over Weber
@Ute buster:Which one of these is your definition of "power
school":MTSU VirginiaIdaho StHoustonGiorgia TechNevadaUConnUSUUCFSo MissUNLV??That just covered 66.67 per cent of byU's 2013 and 2014
schedules.Must be a Utah County thing.Go Utes!! Onward
@Tators:"I guarantee you BYU is not "frantically"
preparing for their game with Utah." "I also guarantee you it is NOT
their bowl"KVN - this is our Superbowl"They've already been invited to one in post-season play"They've negotiated one, and that is their only hope - IF they
qualify."And yes, I do remember Utah bucking the odds and
beating BYU badly in Provo not so long ago. But that was truly an anomaly. BYU
is much better at home and literally win 90% of their games there."In the last 20 years, the game has been played in Provo 10 times, with Utah
holding a winning record of 7-3. So, a Utah win is not an "anomaly". A
win by Utah is not "bucking the odds". byU does not "literally"
beat Utah 90% of the time in Provo."the outcome will be
different due to the game being played in Provo."That's
what they say EVERY two years. In order for your words to be credible, they
have to be backed by facts, which they currently aren't.Go
Utes!! Onward and Upward!!
aggfan77:The voice of reason!I think that Chucky is the
best QB in that state, by FAR! May be the best player in the state. He is fun
to watch, except when Utah is playing against him. I'm glad we don't
have to face him again. byU is in for a long day when they meet Checky and Co
in Logan. It's too bad Hoffman isn't an Aggie or a Ute - all that
national acclaim with nobody on the team who can get him the ball.Go
Utes!! Go Ags!!
After watching the Utah against the Aggies games that Utah State could easily
beat Utah if they were to play with neutral referees!
Stringer Bell"Nobody will ever expect "pass heavy" play
with Hill at QB."Taysom Hill completed 166 of 258 passes (64.3
percent) and threw for 2,269 yards and 18 touchdowns as a senior in high
school.Lots of naysayers are in for a surprise when Taysom finds his
@Tators"And yes, I do remember Utah bucking the odds and beating
BYU badly in Provo not so long ago. But that was truly an anomaly. BYU is much
better at home and literally win 90% of their games there."How
is that an "anomaly"? Not only did Utah beat BYU at LES in 2011 54-10
but also whupped BYU in 2008 (48-24), and 2004 (52-24). The last time BYU beat
Utah by more than a TD was in 1996 (37-17). Seems to me that Utah destroys BYU,
but the other games are close, and don't go back to the '80s, that
would be truly pathetic. Do some research, I'm trying to help you (Tators)
Phoenix--"Taysom Hill completed 166 of 258 passes (64.3 percent)
and threw for 2,269 yards and 18 touchdowns as a senior in high school.Lots of naysayers are in for a surprise when Taysom finds his groove."Your point would have some credibility had he recently earned
them....Nobody respctable has offered even one, single word of encouragement in
pointing to anything whatsoever to indicate improvement was on the horizon....On
the contary, which s/b concerning to you people knowing this rushing performance
will hardly he the norm and had much more to do w/what UT failed to do than
anything remarkable byu did.At some point, their must pose some sort
of threat to pass, if they hope to achieve anything even remotely reflecting
@downunder:Would you consider Big XII referees as neutral? You
should, because that's where the refs were from. Nice try.Go