Any byu fan lamenting rn being injured during last year's game should
merely have looked over to our side and seen the M.A.S.H. Unit we had going on,
plus BB finishing out his suspension. JWIV, both of our Safeties, numerous
O-Linemen/WRs, etc.Furthermore, Uteology correctly added support to
UT's current bottom-feeder Rush-D ranking when he pointed to their
virtually identical final ranking from last year. This clearly shows a
long-term pattern and directly factored into their DC being immediately fired
following their national embarrassment/humiliation in losing to such an inferior
opponent.Unless th ever learns how to throw the rock at least at a
mediocre-/Pop Warner-level, rn is easily preferrable, even an injured rn.th is purely one-dimensional and definitively not at an Elite Sean
Mannion-like one-dimensional. UT was easily the exception, not the rule. A
@ekuteI agree no one should wish injury on any player.I hope the
game can be played without injury to anyone.However you were wrong about
the worst Y haters wouldn't do that.One did in these comments in the
last couple of weeks.Everyone needs to back off such talk and just enjoy a
simple game.You know, something we all want our own children to play.Something friends share with each other before thanksgiving dinner.Something we have fun doing.Fun...not fanatisism.
UteologyI'm so sorry. I didn't make it clear. I was not
talking about Texas run defense. I was talking about their offense. Despite
being decimated by BYU's defense their offense held up about the same
against Ol'Miss's defense.Utah has not been tested by a rush
offense other than Utah State so it appears good at this time. OSU did not have
a run game when they arrived in SLC and they didn't do any better than they
did against Hawaii.I believe Utah will find the Y very difficult,the
multi-faceted running game will prove much more had to stop.On the other
hand the Y will have to change their passing game to more drop back passing and
less roll out. The roll out throws have been the problem for Hill. His passes
have been good when he sets his feet.I think Utah's best bet is a
throwing game but that means Wilson has to stand still and I don't know if
he will have time because the Y's defense is much more aggressive than Utah
State, Weber and certainly more so than what OSU showed.
He better not be to excited. He will be more grassstained than touchdowned after
Motorbike,You'd assume from his moniker that he would know
whats up, but you know what happens when you assume.
DaveKnowsWhatsUp"Has anyone outside of Utah found the channel
they normally play on?"Do you get out much? It's not hard
to get EVERY Utah game this year. I had no problem catching the first ever game
on FoxSports 1 when I was across the country in a my hotel with limited
Tators,It certainly does not hurt that those two coaches went to BYU over
Utah many moons ago. Does it hurt that despite this they still chose to Coach
at Utah, especially when one was given the head coaching job at BYU?BTW,
keep talking up beating Texas, who just so happens to be one of the most laughed
at teams in the country this year. And I certainly do not pay extra to watch
the P12N and Utah, I would have to, however if I wanted watch ESPNU and each BYU
game.Guess you are still just "Small Fries" my man.
Tators,cable triple play...complete tv programing, full feature
phone service, 50+ Mbps internet.
I honestly think it's great that the PAC has their own sports channel. My
only complaint is that it doesn't come with the standard satellite sports
package. A person has to buy-up to a premium package in order to receive it.
Not so with ESPN.
Wilson is a straight up beast, and I hope he continues to heal from the loss of
his best friend.Go Utes!Go BYU fans that have shown class
here. Go away those that haven't.
@ Chris B:All that mocking of BYU's secondary could easily come
back and bite you in the rear end... and will definitely add to how badly
you're going to feel about losing to them. Just don't forget your
promise to not post on any more BYU articles for a year. A lot of people, and
apparently even many Ute fans, have had enough of that stuff that does nothing
to add to the online dialog.In answer to one of your inferred
questions, BYU has actually beaten nationally ranked teams both this season and
last. Can Utah claim as much? I didn't think so. By the way,
it's interesting that both Utah's head coach and defensive coordinator
are BYU alumni... choosing to go there when both had offers from Utah.
That's gotta hurt just a bit.
Hey Naval Vet,Here's hoping for a nice frantic, emotional win
@DaveKnowsI've watched each Utah game from the comfort of my couch.
Looking forward to catching every other game this year too. Go Utes!
@DaveKnows"Besides, I hope the "national" Ute followers are
excited to see this game as it's the only time Utah will be shown on ESPN
all year...Has anyone outside of Utah found the channel they normally play on?
"Two of the three games were on Fox Sports 1, a new national
network. The other was on the PAC-12 Network (the game against Weber State). Anyway, this game will probably be close, since most of the time it is a
Weak stuff to bag on tv coverage. FXS1 has been getting great reviews
nationally. The Pac12 has it's own national network. I haven't had any
trouble finding and watching any of them quality channels. I wonder if the
satellite company would of dropped the Virginia game had it been ND playing.
I guess it is time to remind some here that for the last twelve months the BYU
excuses for losing last year game to the Utes were QB injuries! Oh! If only Hill
was able to play and if only Riley had been healthy ring any bells? People who
live in glass houses should not have a very short memory.
Ya you're right Fox Sports 1 is a channel that nobody knows about nor
watches... Or the Pac 12 Network... which i can watch on my phone from
practically anywhere...byu fans cant say anything until they beat us in the
Feels good to have a quality quarterback and team leader on offense, something
Utah has missed since BJ.cougfanintx,Good for Whit.daveknowswhatsup,Why are you wishing injury on our
quarterback? Even the most vile byu "haters" don't do that. I feel
sorry for you.Go Utes! Beat UCLA and win the Pac12 South.
@christy"After a game against some really good DB's it will be
nice to get Travis some more confidence playing against lower quality secondary.
BYU first string corners are historically pretty weak, and with this year having
second and third stringers out there - wow. Wilson may very well pass for 400
yards"Dont be so hasty to claim how great the oregon state
passing d is. Through 3 games they are giving up 299 yds and 2.33 td's per
game. This is against an FCS team, Hawaii, and the Pac-12 doormat. Thats
nothing to write home about buddy. The cougs through 2 games are
giving up 213 yds and 1.5 td's per game against (GASP)...2 BCS teams! you
should check stats before you talk.
UteologyTypical Ute spin - you know, the reason for Texas having the
126th rushing defense just might be the potent BYU rushing attack that put up
550 yards on the Longhorns. Even in the mud and slop at Virginia, BYU had 189
DaveKnows,And what has come of all your espn "exposure"?This year, all I've seen in people mocking Texas for losing to
byU.And your best win since going indy 3 years ago is ....Utah
Besides, I hope the "national" Ute followers are excited to see this
game as it's the only time Utah will be shown on ESPN all year...Has anyone
outside of Utah found the channel they normally play on? I haven't..not
that I've cared enough to look. Enjoy your national spotlight, just
remember it's only because you're playing BYU that you're
Chris B, as always, is good for a laugh or two. It makes me smile when so many
of my fellow BYU fans fall for his enticings. Wilson appears to be a solid dual
threat QB. Though I still think the U will lose to BYU this year, and yes Chris,
this is a rivalry game, throw everything out the window. The U has a difficult
road ahead (yes I do think their schedule is tougher than ours)I think the U
will have a legit shot at a PAC-10 title in a couple if years if Wilson stays
healthy and if, they can get their defense to back him up. As for this year, I
think it is going to be another painful one. We shall see.
He better be excited, it's the last "chance" he has to win all
year. How many weeks do you think he makes it before a separated shoulder or
broken ribs end his season? We already saw what Utah can do against one of the
worst, what happens when he has to play a real defense? Don't worry
though, he'll have December through next year to rest up on the couch
watching other teams in the state play their bowl games.
300 yards?400?450?The sky is the limit
considering the secondary Wilson is facing
After a game against some really good DB's it will be nice to get Travis
some more confidence playing against lower quality secondary. BYU first string
corners are historically pretty weak, and with this year having second and third
stringers out there - wow. Wilson may very well pass for 400 yards
Considering the secondary he's facing, what QB wouldn't be excited?Wilson's going to light them up!
Travis Wilson has played a lot better then I expected this year. The offense
isn't the problem. When you score 45 points you should win the game;
Very impressed with Sitake's comments about his alma mater. He has the
right perspective about having come from BYU but is now committed to Utah. Whit
on the other hand comes across like a traitor, someone who does everything he
can to disavow that he was every associated with BYU, firing numerous jabs at
his alma mater.
As a Cougar fan, Wilson has earned my respect. Good arm, good mobility and
above all, the kid has heart!A worthy opponent!
@SLCWatchTexas has the #126 rush defense today. Last year they were #102
rush defense. Utah has the #28 rush defense today. Last year we
had the #22 rush defense.To suggest Utah has no rush defense while
BYU devastated a good Texas rush defense defies all facts. As far as
Wilson, he's a legit dual-threat QB. I think so far he's proven that
he's a legit PAC-12 QB.
I was impressed watching Wilson as he kept coming back despite OSU having their
way with the U defense. He is a competitor for sure. I thought he runs like a
giraffe however and I imagine his legs are very vulnerable if someone actually
keys on him. No one from OSU ever tried to contain him. Very vanilla defense
by OSU But his tenacity is something to focus on.I studied the stats from
both teams, their foes, who their foes played and the changes in statistics.
Utah talks about having a stout run defense but they actually have had no effect
on the run game compared to how other teams have handled their mutual foes.
Example Hawaii actually held OSU to the same run statistics and Hawaii has no
run defense claim.BYU on the other hand devastated Texas and Texas played
without most of their significant personel against 25th ranked Ol' Miss.
yet statistically did about the same.But I point out...statistic's
never play the next game. A lot will depend on does the bye help BYU or does
the loss motivate Utah.I will enjoy the game, come what may and love it.
Best thing for Utes was to lose to OSU. Should never have happened. Utah is
far and away a better team than OSU. But if the last few years are any
indication, Utah should beat BYU. The last few years, Utah loses on either or
both sides of their BYU game to lesser opponents but seems to find a way to beat
BYU. Should be a good game. Both offenses have a lot to deal with in these two
Mr. Jarvis: "Wilson will have less time to throw than he did against his
last two opponents."Maybe you're right, but maybe not. Most
casual fans outside of the PAC-12 don't realize how formidable of a duo
Dylan Wynn and Scott Crichton are as Oregon State's defensive ends because
the Beavers don't get a lot of the national publicity and because the rest
of their defense has underperformed. But don't let that take away from the
fact that these are probably two future pros (Crichton for sure), and
Utah's 12 first quarter yards were mostly due to the O Line's
inability to contain these two. The second quarter saw major adjustments made
that took these two out of the picture, and the stats speak for themselves
(however, one of the few times later in the game they did get pressure, Travis
threw an off-balance pass that was just slightly inaccurate and a defender was
able to make a play on it). BYU's got pass rushers as good or maybe better
than these two, but Utah is capable of making necessary adjustments to them.
This game will be a great chess match!
Wilson has pro height and mobility. Since he is only a Sophmore, I can expect
more out of him over the next two years as he matures, gets stronger and gains
experience. This year is all about learning. Wilson will have less
time to throw than he did against his last two opponents. Will he throw more
errant balls with the pressure of playing on the road than he did last week or
will he take off with his legs and attempt to avoid the sack. BYU has a plan to
contain him. This will be a great game.