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Published: Sunday, Sept. 22 2013 12:45 a.m. MDT

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Cottonwood Heights, UT

"IMO--Utah will not do well in the PAC."


Because you have been so spectaculary wrong with all your opinions and predictions I'm actually encouraged about the Utes' prospects this season. Thanks again for your thoughtful analysis. Now, would you please find Tators so he could do the same.

Salt Lake City, UT

I am embarrassed for some of these BYU commenters, you are not helping your cause.

Mildred in Fillmore
Salt Lake City, UT

We were cheated again by the officials. That's 4 years in a row.

Provo, UT

I see Utah beating AZ and CU. That means they need to beat one of these teams: UCLA, Oregon, Stanford, USC, ASU or WAZZU. 5-7 is a real possibility. 6-6 best case. I'm not sure that gets them in 6th place to play BYU in the Kraft Hunger Bowl, that is if BYU can get bowl eligible itself. Some of these "easy" games for the Cougs aren't going to be so easy unless HIll and WR corp play better and/or Williams returns from injury. The Cougs need five more wins and I'm not sure I'm seeing it for sure, I see 7-5 best case.

Cottonwood Heights, UT

YES! A big win for my Utes. This is bigger than any bowl game but we will go bowling. This is just the beginning. We will be playing in the PAC12 championship game and go on to be the National Champions.

We will go the rest of the season undefeated!

Go Utes!!!

Granstville, UT

To Tom, Worfie and all the others blaming the outcome of the game on the "blatant" pass interference call.

There is a new invention just out, so I know many of you may not have had a chance to use it, but it's called DVR. Really, Digital Video Recorder, it is amazing.

You can actually record the game while it is being played, and then re-watch it at a later time. But the best thing is, you can view any portion of the game in slow motion. So, let's say you would like to watch what actually happened on a particular play. For example, say there was a pass play at the end of a certain game.DVR and/or slow-motion replay to the rescue. I know, it's hard to fathom.

With this new invention, you can play any portion of a particular event over, and over, and over. You can even use the newly invented slow motion option to get a fantastic look at what actually happened. It truly is such an incredible idea. I hope it is here to stay. What will they think of next?

Cheyenne, WY

As a BYU fan I will admit that Utah outplayed BYU. Utah is a very well coached team and quite talented. I think it is kind of naive for people to say talent is so much better on Utah's team.You look at the recruiting classes over the last 10 years they average almost the same. Utah has a qb that I think will be one of the best before he leaves. Utah outplayed BYU and won the game fair and square. Dres Anderson and Poole made big plays and definitely helped win the game. BYU play calling was not that bad receivers dropped passes and the qb can't throw. Utah will probably have a great couple of years and BYU will struggle with a poor passer. I hope Utah goes on to succeed, but I just want to be realistic to both groups of fans. The teams and talent are pretty much even. In the same conference BYU and Utah would be about the same. Congrats to the Utes on the win, and here is to hoping the Cougars learn how to throw and catch, and can become a better team.

West Jordan, UT

The PAC winning all the close games this week shows the superiority of the league

Mcallen, TX

Samurai Jake;

Observations are different from being a sore loser. Look at the last minute of the Wisconsin game when the refs ran of the field, as an example.

I find the cougs and utes pretty much equal. Offensive yards favored BYU--not the final score. Not scoring from the three yard line did them in. There was no domination here.

River Falls, WI

Isn't there a chance for a rematch if both teams are bowl eligible at the end of the season?

Logan, UT

Not a BYU fan, but I kinda feel sorry for KVN and the BYU defense generally. I mean, how would that feel to have a pretty darn good game, and then watch as your offense, particularly your QB, wads it up and throws it away like an old cheeseburger wrapper. And it's going to happen a few more times this season. I actually was mildly pulling for BYU this time (usually I pull for Utah in the Holy War) because if they had won it would preserve a shot at the Beehive Boot for U-State.

Incidentally, BYU ought to be very, very concerned about Utah State. They will just follow Utah's blueprint and key on the run, which they are already excellent at stopping, and force Hill to throw over the defense, which we all know he can't do. Chuckie will shred BYU's secondary all night long.


Wiscougarfan, there's a chance, my Northwoods neighbor. If BYU is bowl eligible, they are automatically slated for the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl, which also has the sixth pick of bowl-eligible PAC-12 teams (seventh if the conference receives an at-large BCS bowl invite). So if Utah wins at least 6 games, is not conference champs (highly unlikely they would), and is not invited by either the Alamo, Holiday, Sun, or Las Vegas bowls, then yes, they could meet BYU in San Francisco. Best of luck from the Chippewa Valley!

Aggie238, your offensive line will have to protect Chuckie much better than they did in the Coliseum if he wants to shred the Cougars' secondary. I know USC's defense is legit, possibly a little better than BYU's, but blocking like that will still get him beat up against BYU.

Salt Lake City, UT

"Cougar linebacker Kyle Van Noy will end collegiate career without win against Utah."

He will just have to be consoled with his upcoming multi-million dollar contract in the NFL. Some how I think he will just be fine.

Logan, UT


Having watched both teams play, I have to tell you that USC is more than a little bit better than BYU defensively. There isn't even a comparison. KVN is a great player, and I hope that he goes far, but USC has roster full of players of that caliber at every position on defense who are bigger, faster, and stronger than the BYU counterparts. I was truly amazed at the strength and speed of that defense. But even they couldn't keep us out of the end zone the whole time. USU will not see another defense of that caliber this year. BYU's defense is good enough to slow USU down some of the time, but not good enough to stop it. I will grant you that Bronco usually has a great defensive game plan, and runs a tight ship in that department, but it's not anywhere near USC's level. Not only will BYU's defense not good enough to stop Chuckie & Co, but the offense is just not going to be able to keep up, especially since Hill is not capable of effectively exploiting our one defensive weakness.


Aggie238, yes, but USC had all those same athletes, plus a few better ones like TJ McDonald, last year, and they were a pretty underwhelming defense. I think USU will probably win, but I think Keeton, like Wilson, will find it hard to run against BYU (as it was against SC), and the pass rush will make him get rid of the ball earlier than he'd like to as well.

As far as what you call USU's weakness, I was actually pleasantly surprised at how their secondary stood up to SC's receiving corps. Kessler is a pretty smart passer, and he looked a bit flustered at times in the game. I see another defensive battle, but not as low of a final score as last year. Good luck, Ags!

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