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Published: Wednesday, Sept. 18 2013 10:40 a.m. MDT

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ekute
Layton, UT

As a Ute fan I like all of these "Must know facts and stats". Go Utes.

DeepBlue
Anaheim, CA

A few more "Must know facts and stats"

During Utah's 1922 to 1971 period of "domination," the Utes only managed to play in two bowls and were NEVER ranked in the final AP poll - in fact, the Utes didn't even crack the AP poll for the first time until 1994, SEVENTEEN years after BYU first cracked the final AP poll.

During BYU's 1972 to 1992 period of domination, the Cougars played in SEVENTEEN bowls, were ranked in the final AP poll ELEVEN times, won FIFTEEN conference championships (10 in a row), and won a National Championship.

AP Top 25 Finishes
BYU 17
Utah 5

Heisman Trophies
BYU 1
Utah 0

National Football Hall of Fame Players
BYU 6
Utah 0

National Individual Awards
BYU 15
Utah 0

For all their talk about "domination", the Utes have precious little on a national scale to show for it.

DeepBlue
Anaheim, CA

A few more "Must know facts and stats"

During Utah's 1922 to 1971 period of "domination," the Utes only managed to play in two bowls and were NEVER ranked in the final AP poll - in fact, the Utes didn't even crack the AP poll for the first time until 1994, SEVENTEEN years after BYU first cracked the final AP poll.

During BYU's 1972 to 1992 period of domination, the Cougars played in SEVENTEEN bowls, were ranked in the final AP poll ELEVEN times, won FIFTEEN conference championships (10 in a row), and won a National Championship.

AP Top 25 Finishes
BYU 17
Utah 5

Heisman Trophies
BYU 1
Utah 0

National Football Hall of Fame Players
BYU 6
Utah 0

National Individual Awards
BYU 15
Utah 0

For all their talk about "domination", the Utes have precious little on a national scale to show for it.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Utah is better
byu is worse

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Van Noy, HOffman, and the other 2013 seniors have proved incapable of beating their rival.

SWEEP

Second 4-0 sweep of the last 15 years over byu.

Guess how many 4-0 sweeps byu has in that time frame?

Zero

None

Not one

Yes, one of these programs has a past. And one has a future.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Fact: BYU first string corners are not very good.

Fact: BYU is playing their second and third string corners.

Fact: byu secondary is about to get EXPOSED

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Fact:

4-0 SWEEP

Is that more embarrassing for the players, or the fans who keep thinking they are a national powerhouse program?

I wonder how many other national powerhouse programs are on a 4 game losing streak to their rival?

ekute
Layton, UT

Chris,

From reading the "Must know facts and stats" I see that one program has a past and a future, the other program, a past. Go Utes.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

@DeepBlue,

Isn't it funny that with all those accolades the nation media is laughing at how bad Texas is for losing to byu, and yet I see nothing about how amazing byu is.

Y's little brother
Sandy, UT

Nice try christy. Enjoy your last couple of days on the BYU comments blog.

Call us when the Utes get to double-digits in AP Top 25 finishes.

At Utah's current rate of 1 every 13 years, it should only take U another 80 years to match what BYU accomplished over 20 years ago.

VegasUte
Las Vegas, NV

Deep Blue:

Now going back to the 1920's to talk smack! Too good!

3-0, soon to be 4-0. All the stats from all the past decades don't mean anything if your team can't beat Utah on the field. Isn't that what this article is about anyway?

LOL!!

Go Utes!!

Y's little brother
Sandy, UT

christy

Has the national media even noticed that the Utes exist this year?

Fortunately for U, you're playing BYU this week so you can bask in the reflected light of a nationally relevant program for the first time this season.

Y's little brother
Sandy, UT

VegasUte

Beating BYU is meaningless if you're not even good enough to be ranked, to finish with a winning record, or to play in a bowl.

ChristoperB
Salt Lake, UT

Y's little brother,

You do realize that your star running back Williams thought you were a division II Program when he was being recruited right?

LOL

Every football fan in the nation knows Utah is a Power Conference Pac 12 school.

Your OWN recruit thought you were a Division II school!

So much for being a national powerhouse brand huh?

ekute
Layton, UT

Chris,

Most non LDS people east of Denver think byu is a WAC school in Idaho. lol.

Wookie
Omaha, NE

Deep Blue, all good points you raise. Question?

How many of these names do you think will make it into the NFL HOF from the U?

Jack Johnson Mac Speedie Larry Wilson George Seifert Dave Costa Roy Jefferson Bob Trumpy Norm Chow Manny Fernandez Norm Thompson Marv Bateman Steve Odom Del "Popcorn" Rodgers Scott Mitchell Jamal Anderson Luther Elliss Kevin Dyson Chris Fuamatu-Ma'afala Barry Sims Mike Anderson Ma'ake Kemoeatu Andre Dyson Steve Smith Jordan Gross (1998–2002) — Chris Kemoeatu Alex Smith Eric Weddle Sean Smith (Paul Kruger Zane Beadles Star Lotulelei and many more to come (as well as left off my list, as I only included those with NFL recognition for pro-bowl/super bowl experience) as is evident by the number of Utes being drafted in the NFL. From this list one could argue that George Seifert, Norm Chow, Steve Smith, Jordan Gross, Eric Weddle, and Star have a pretty good shot of making it into the HOF? Alex is a long shot unless it is for game manager skills :)

GO UTES!!

midpacmajor
Salt Lake City, Utah

BYU's star running back was smart enough to pick BYU over U.

Gotta laugh at jealous trolls like ekute desperately making stuff up to help them sleep at night.

The World Wide Leader knew enough about the Cougars to sign them to an exclusive 8-year contract, something that would have been unthinkable for a regional, commuter school like U.

midpacmajor
Salt Lake City, Utah

Wookie

"How many of these names do you think will make it into the NFL HOF from the U?"

Who cares?

Does having success in the NFL change what a player accomplished in college even one iota?

Alex Smith may some day lead his team to a Super Bowl. Will that change the fact that he wasn't good enough in college to win a single national award?

Brian Johnson never even made an NFL roster. Does that invalidate his performance in the Sugar Bowl?

Solomon Levi
Alpine, UT

"From reading the "Must know facts and stats" I see that one program has a past and a future, the other program, a past."

You must be referring to BYU as the team with the past and the future.

You couldn't possibly be referring to that flash-in-the-pan Utah program, which didn't even crack the AP Top 25 until 1994, two decades and a national championship after BYU's first AP Top 25 finish.

TheSportsAuthority
Arlington, VA

I don't see how a football program whose past began in 2004 and ended in 2008 has much of a past or a future.

The Utes didn't accomplish anything nationally before 2004 and they've been in steady decline since 2008.

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