Good job Chris and Tom.Despite the pretended disinterest from a few
fans, this a series that vast majority of BYU and Utah fans want to see
continued. It's literally the biggest game on the Utah sports calendar.
Why did we switch to Fresno?Fresno is as good of a program as byu,
will provide as much of a challenge, and is in a key recruiting area.We already are winning the recruiting war in Utah(see HEAD TO HEAD) wins by
Utah every year since our Pac 12 invitation.So we're already
getting the best local kids.But local kids don't provide
speed.We need to go to Texas/California to get speed. Great decision to get more exposure in California by playing one of the best
non-power conference teams in the country.
byu should be grateful we're playing them.They need Utah. Utah
does not need them.Utah has a great schedule by virtue of being
worthy of a Pac 12 invitation.Besides, byu is not a rival
anymore.No power conference teams consider non-power conference
teams true rivalsCan anyone name a single great rivalry including 1
power conference team and 1 non-power conference team?Nope!San Diego considers USC/UCLA rivals.USC/UCLA don't consider
San Diego a rival.This is similar to Utah/byuWe are
above byu and the more we disassociate ourselves from WAC programs like byu/usu
When this game is played in 2017 it will have been SIX years since byu beat
This is interesting news. Can you please produce the dates/times schedule thing
for the 2025 contest so I can plan for Armageddon? You might need a crystal ball
but drastic circumstances call for all measures taken for all of us in the red
and blue holding our breath for the future and all the investment time can
I for one wish it was over and we NEVER play each other again. Utah fans puffed
attitude about being in a power conference is wearing thin.
Why did Utah switch to Fresno St.?Because, as Dr. Hill himself said
when he made the announcement in July 2012:"What we have to do
is make sure we don’t come close to overscheduling," he said.In Hill’s mind, playing both Michigan and BYU in the same years would
have put the Utes in that situation."I can’t expect us to
play 11 really, really difficult games in a season," he said.Spin it however helps U sleep at night chrissy, but the reality is Hill
dropped BYU for Fresno St to give the Utes a better chance of being bowl
eligible in 2014 and 2015.
I guess that it is fitting that both schools announce the continuation of the
rivalry just before the 2 year hiatus...Most fans on both sides have
argued that quitting the rivalry is silly; Dr. Hill realized his mistake, and
this is a step in the right direction to righting that wrong. I also appreciate
his earlier youtube video announcing his willingness to continue to play BYU.Those fans who have lamented the demise of the rivalry, rejoice! And as
for those who think the rivalry should die because it is too heated, here's
at least one fan who believes the 2-year break will help temper those crazed
fans and feelings a bit.
Glad to see the game return to Nov. some where down the road even if it
isn't for awhile. Nice to see the PAC come around with several games
against BYU in Nov. scheduled.
Looks like Utah just like the rest of the PAC 12 got its two for one with BYU.
2016 RES. 2017 LES. 2018 RES. LOL!
Is it lonely in your dark world Chrissy?? The BYU/Utah game will add
class to both schedules. Anyone who believes otherwise is in a state of denial.
Looking forward to Saturday. Go Cougars!!!
DutchmanLooks like you're desperately and emotionally just
making stuff up.2000 SLC2001 Provo2002 SLC2003
Provo2004 SLC2005 Provo2006 SLC2007 Provo2008
SLC2009 Provo2010 SLC2011 Provo2012 SLC2013
Provo2016 SLC2017 Provo2018 SLCLOL at the
desperate mind games Utah fans have to subject themselves to in order to help
them sleep at night.
The way Utah played on Saturday night (the Defense was horrendous), they may
want to schedule easier teams. After BYU beats them they will have a tough road
ahead to become bowl eligible. Wow, three years in a row without making it to a
bowl game is quite the accomplishment. Chris B and all the other "U"
fans can keep their so called cherished PAC-12 membership. Every so-called power
conference has a bottom-dweller team and Utah is quickly becoming like Duke,
Kentucky, Iowa State, and Indiana.
DutchmanTypical Utah math - what part of alternating home and away
do you not understand?Independent/PAC era2011 @BYU2012 @Utah2013 @BYU2016 @Utah2017 @BYU2018 @Utah
It's easy to understand really. When you are in a power conference, those
games are good enough for your SOS for rankings consideration. If you are in a
mid-major, or Indy, then you have to schedule as many good teams as you can.
Utah learned this the hard way in 04, 08 when because of the weaker MWC
schedule, they were never voted high enough early to garner the BCS vote. I have
no problem playing the Y and in fact think we should every year as the first
Some "fans" (aka chrissy-esque trolls) like to bash the opponent and
pretend that somehow makes them better "fans."Let me be
perfectly clear: such "fans" are the minority in this state. I'm
proud to say that my neighbors and I may cheer for the opposite team in the Holy
War / rivalry, but every other waking moment of our lives we are there for each
other. Examples:I need to move a heavy object? He's the first
one to offer to help. I see his kid running down the road? I'm
the first to run after, chat with him, and remind him why it isn't safe as
we walk back to his mother. My garage is left open? He'll
kindly shut it and let me know about it...you get the idea.I love
this state, I love BYU and Utah football, and I hope everyone knows that almost
ALL the fans I know are the same, cheering for each other the rest of the year,
and exhibit true sportsmanship always. Trolls cheer when the other teams gets an
injury, loses, etc. True fans know how to cheer for both teams, win or lose.
Chris I think you're the one who is desperate...for a woman, or a
man...Chris is a woman's name too.
byU "fans" actually responding to Dutchman mentioning the 2-1 is
hilarious.Blocked! 54-10 and Doink!Go Utes!
Utah's bowl game for 2013 is this week end. It must be really discouraging
for them to realize that they will have to wait until 2017 for their next one.
Utah fans cluelessly making excuses for Dutchman's silly claim are
hilarious.27-0, 56-6, 56-28, 55-7, 70-31, 4th and 18, Beck to
Harline ripping the heart out of Ute Nation!Go Cougars!
phantomI can play that:49-0, 45-13, 43-0 and 43-0 all
part of a Utah streak of 18 Ws in a row over the cougs.35-6, 30-0,
38-0, 41-9 and 41-6 all part of a Utah streak of 11 Ws in a row over the
cougs.52-21 and 54-10 are the most recent beat downs in the series
and both left the cougs licking their wounds.Thank you, come again.
utahcountyuteUnfortunately for U, your "streak" was
absolutely meaningless on a national scale.How many of those Utah
teams were ranked, won a meaningful conference championship, or played in a
bowl? Utah has never had an 18-game winning streak versus BYU; as
much as you would like to think so, a tie is as much a win for BYU as it is for
Utah.Utah's largest margin of victory, 49-0, came 30 years
after Utah started playing football, against a brand new BYU team, comprised
entirely of first year players, with a brand new coaching staff.BYU's largest margin of victory, 56-6, (the largest margin in the history
of the series), along with all of those other lopsided victories, came against a
Utah team that had previously dominated BYU for the first 40 years of the
series.Every one of those BYU teams finished in the Top 25, won a
conference championship, and played in a bowl.Your
johnny-come-lately program hasn't been good enough to string together more
than two AP Top 25 finishes in a row, ever.Thanks for playing.
54-10 has to be one of the most embarrassing scores, ever, for Utah fans,
considering:BYU(10-3) #25 Coaches, #26 AP, #34 SagarinUtah(8-5) no votes in either poll, #39 SagarinBYU had a one-game
melt down.Utah had a season-long melt down.
We need to go to Texas/California to get speed. ----Are
you talking about Utah or BYU, Chris B.? I just checked Rivals it seems BYU is
looking good for 2014 in the speed department when it comes to Texas and
California recruits...Nothing wrong with playing Fresno St. though,
I would actually hope BYU schedules such a series.
Those fans who have lamented the demise of the rivalry, rejoice! And as for
those who think the rivalry should die because it is too heated, here's at
least one fan who believes the 2-year break will help temper those crazed fans
and feelings a bit.-----------The 2-year break will only
lead to further vitriol as fans debate who is better in the off season's.
Though, it seems most of these debates break out in the comments sections
following articles about BYU. I wonder why that is?
Ute any mousNice excuses but it's still history and in the
books and the game is still byU's "super bowl" .SportoNice spin, however i was quite embarrassed for the cougs
that day as was every coug "fan" on earth.I hope it's a
game this time in Provo.
As a BYU fan I was hopeful that the big game would end and be gone forever just
like BYU has done away with the series with Wyoming. It has nothing
to do with the Utes. They are a great football program that has a tremendous
upside with their step up in competition.It has nothing to do with the
competition. No rivalry has been so nail-biting exciting as the majority of
BYU-Utah bouts have been over the last twenty years.It has
EVERYTHING to do with the fans.These message boards are replete with
examples of the ugliness of the rivalry. BOTH schools have people representing
themselves as fans of either team that need to get professional counseling.
What I have seen in person at the way Ute fans have treated BYU fans is often
inexcusable. I have also seen BYU fans cross the line. Ugliness and Anger.If the rivalry could be about football and sportsmanship, then I feel it
is the best of rivalries. Until both fans of Utah and of BYU can learn to be
mutually respectful of one another it would be far better to end the game.