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Published: Saturday, Sept. 21 2013 11:50 p.m. MDT

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Payson, UT

Utah didn't convert a single third down in the second half. Did the author not watch the game?

Salt Lake City, UT

Credit where credit is due... Chris B was right.

Congrats on the win. U earned it.

OC Fan
Orange County, CA

The only grade that maters is the L we recorded. Again.

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

Utah 20 Final
BYU 13

Mark it down with a red Sharpie! The better team won, no doubt!


But wait! The Cougars achieved 443 yards of total offense to the Utes' 402, which, according to Cougs fans, means that they really ARE the better team (despite the turnover differential, efficiency, and final score)! Phew, all is right in the world!

Idaho Falls, ID

"...(BYU's) play calling in the red zone was questionable at best"

Understatement of the year.

That was the game in a nutshell.

We really have no passing scheme. Very one dimensional. I sense frustration from the receivers, but they are part of the problem.
Utah's defense played great, no doubt, but we also got out coached,.....again.

Layton, UT

In state HS juniors and seniors,

Utes or cougars? The choice is obvious.

Good job Utes! Onward and Upward to the PAC12 schedule!

South Jordan, UT

What's the difference between Hill's performance and Reily Nelson's?

It's hard to imagine a major college program having QBs for two years whose passing skills barely meet intramural levels.

So, who is going to throw in the towel first: the defense who figures that the offense can't hold up it's end of the bargain, or the offense which concludes that the other team's defense doesn't have to worry about any real possibility of a pass completion?

Idaho Falls, ID

Hill is the best rusher on the team. They should have called his number more often in the red zone because he sure as heck couldn't pass it in....


A lot of shenanigans by the BYU receiver on the last play of the game. He pulled the Utah defender down trying to deceive the officials to get a pass interference call. Honor code violation pure and simple...Congratulations Utah on a good road win in a hostile environment.

Kearns, UT

"Utah didn't convert a single third down in the second half. Did the author not watch the game?"

Yeah, he watched it. He was just too busy watching BYU lose to notice that stat.

Sandy, UT


That's some good consolation for you--Utah's third down conversions in the second half. Be proud.

Eagle Mountain, UT

Utah didn't really stack the box either so no, I don't think he watched the game.

casper, WY

I said after the Tex win that BYU fans shouldn't go crazy. I said that teams would stack the middle and force BYU to throw. (How weird does it seem to say that) And I said, if they stopped the run we were in trouble. Hlll is fast, he is gritty, he is Bronco's kind of player...but HE CAN NOT THROW THE BALL . And all of his die hard supporters are going to talk about how the recievers dropped passes. He was something like 18 for 48. THat should be good enough to get the vary last place out of all FBS schools for passing efficiency. (He was next to last after the TEX game. BYU can not move the ball in the red zone. Special teams continue to cost the Cougs big time. Penalty took away a TD. Missed FG. When you offense is anemic you can't miss those opportunites. Going to be a 6-6 season...maybe. And someone else has got to call plays in the red zone. We put in a special rugby play for the Utah game...duh...cost us six. Anae must go!

Go Utes, CA

In that case, the Cougars should get an 'A'. The Utes will take the W.

Salt Lake City, UT

Apparently duckhunter and all other detractors speak truth through silence. Where is all the talk? See you in 3 years! So sorry you backed a sinking ship. aka independence.

West Jordan, Utah

See ya, wouldn't want to be ya. May the man be with you until we meet again to hunt some more cougars in 2016.

West Jordan, Utah

I am praying for good news from Utah Valley hospital. I hope we all can see Jamaal Williams back at full strength on the football field and that he can live up to the huge potential he has.


So I'm confused. I thought the Virginia game was a fluke. Now it seems the Texas game was a fluke. . We did some good things. But when we're playing UT, good isn't good enough. The new hurry up offense doesn't seem to really rattle defenses or get us points when we need them. Defenses will key on our running and not expect consistent passing. Too many balls thrown too high - or not caught, if catchable. Hill did have a few nice series, some surprises that worked. But we still have to play Boise and Wisconsin and Notre Dame. Sure, I sound pessimistic - and I'm as disappointed as "Oh My Heck"! I expect more from the offensive coaching...the line sure didn't protect Hill that much. And some of the play calling? I think we have believed too much in the hype, the hope, the hurry up! Let's get real - and sure, we can salvage the season...but it was UTAH, guys, UTAH - and I've got Utah in-laws! It's not right!

Salt Lake City, UT

Utah>Utah State>BYU

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