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Published: Sunday, Sept. 15 2013 12:05 a.m. MDT

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Dang, so close. At least it was a game that could have gone either way. I think the big difference was the three interceptions.

Layton, UT

The PAC12 is a tough conference. 2 weeks to get ready for UCLA. Go Utes.

Hyrum, UT

And there we have it... Chris B wrong once again.

Brace yourself. The forthcoming excuses will be almost as entertaining as the game itself.

West Point , UT

Hard fought game. You have to admire Travis Wilson. Gutty performance, but he needs to learn that it's better to take a sack than throw into coverage. Great game utes, it sucks that it wasn't enough. I have a feeling the defense is going to get some OT work this week. Defense has got to get better, but there's hope considering the great strides Utah has made offensively. Last year this game would have been over at 27-10. Utah's offense looking 10X better than last year.

Lone Star Cougar
Plano, TX

I see improvement in the Utes as they almost kept up with a medium decent PAC12 team.

Saint George, UT

This is so frustrating. We were clearly the superior team with the better defense.

I planned on getting the other half of my "PAC-10 Annex" tattoo finished with this win. It will have to wait.

We'll kill BYU next week!

Go utes!!!

Elk Hair Caddis
Sandy, UT

Travis Wilson is the real deal. Should be a great game in LES next week.

Provo, UT

u will not return to elite status

It will be years before u even sniff a South division title in the pac

u have become irrelevant, a doormat for all other teams in their conference

Teams fight and beg to play u in the pac opener


Because Kyle Whittingham is 0-3 in pac openers


BYU 38 - u 13

Sep 21


Salt Lake City, UT

Defensive backs look lost. Next week a bad pass defense against a bad pass offense

Should be a good one.

South Jordan, UT

I thought there would be more FANS making comments about the game. There have been more ute fans commenting on BYU articles by this time. Guess little brother went to bed already

Everett, WA

Ute have no D. Only bowling Utes will do this year involves 10 pins.

American Fork, UT

This was a tough loss for Utah. One observation is that Oregon State demonstrated very very poor tackling. The Utah secondary really struggled although that was the long ball. I will be curious to see if they are stronger against the 10 - 15 yard pass. The fact is that Utah is going to have to be far more concerned about BYU's rushing game, which will provide opportunities for those 10 - 15 yard passes. Only one week and we'll see how it all plays out.

Common Sense Czar
Sandy, UT

Hindsight is always 20/20 but overtime probably wasn't the best time for Dennis Erickson to let Brian Johnson call the plays. I also wasn't crazy about choosing to play that first overtime on the old folks end of the stadium.

I'm a Ute...but Utah will lose at least one more game like tonight this season. To quote another Ute...mark it down!

West Valley City, UT

I miss Mountain West Utah football, when we were considered the "underdogs" and played with a chip on our shoulder! Now that we're in the Pac 12, we think we're the elite now and lost that chip!

idaho cougar fan
Twin Falls, ID

I was rooting for the U in this one, ultimately a more seasoned qb who made less mistakes carried his team to victory. Does not look good for the U. Losing to a team that lost to a FCS team in Eastern Washington. OSU might be the 2nd worst team in the Pac 12 besides Colorado (now Utah) WSU looks improved and does not look like a gimmie anymore either. I hope that Utah can beat those mid major Cougars next week, because looking at the rest of the schedule, I don't see many more wins after that. Another basement finish looms for the team on the hill. Get used to it!

St George, UT

I didn't expect OSU to have much of a defense, but I did expect Whittingham to have one. Not too impressive Kyle. I think your seat is getting hotter and hotter each week. Just wait until they play Oregon, should be comical.

West Jordan, Utah

Utah actually has an offense this year. Now they have to up against a really tough defense in BYU. The Cougars have been awful offensively for two years and then last week against Texas put up insane numbers in a good way. Can they be effective next week? Utah's defense which has been their staple for years is now vulnerable (talented but young and inexperienced). So BYU's offense against Utah's defense is also hard to predict.

Roger Jolly
Maricopa, AZ

Oregon State played a great game, they won.


I think the big difference is Utah apparently has focused so much on revamping its offense that it forgot you actually have to defend as well. 51 points to Oregon State? At home? Embarrassing. Like I've said all along, gonna be a looooooooooong season for the Utes. 3-4 wins is all they'll get.

West Jordan, Utah

I am really down. Can Chris B. please mark something down for me to fantasize about?

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