This was actually a close game and could have gone for BYU. Utah is a good team
and should win some Pac 12 games. BYU has a different recruiting base and that
could be part of the problem, but they had 8 new offensive linemen this year
and it showed. They could not handle Utah. Utah had a better passer, running
back, receiver and slightly superior lines.
I've noticed the old stand by excuses below are being used a little less in
2013: A) The refs stole the gameB) Utah didn't win, we
beat ourselves A new excuse is emerging among some cougar fans
including Alema Harrington... Utah is not the better team they simply are better
at getting in to BYU players heads. Seriously people, 4 in a row, 9 of 12, is
not psychological trickery it's an obvious trend between the two
programs.... Utah is simply better over the past dozen years.I
honestly hope BYU makes it in to a major conference soon, I think it would pay
huge dividends for their program and make football even more exciting for the
state of Utah on Saturdays.
After reading all of the anti ute comments the last couple of weeks, The haters
have put a good two year smile om my face.
Dres Anderson knows how to light up a room doesn't he? I love listening to
him. He brings a lot of energy and joy to the game.
I'm still smiling, and smile some more when I read the ynee comments. You
guys are right, byu needs a break from getting beat up every year, but next
time...Utah will be 2 years better...and byu will still be byu. lol.
Good win Utah! I found it funny that Y fans were ragging on you because you
only beat USU at home by 4. Then when I mentioned that you were much better and
were going to take care of this game pretty easy, I got ragged on by them.
There is no greater truth then the game played! Go Aggies!Go
It is 4 games in row now and I suspect that count is only going to climb higher
and higher in the future. It will be a long long time before the Y is able to
beat the U again. Utah has passed BYU overall in Football and that is easy to
see. BYU seems to be declining as a program overall and I suspect it has alot to
do with recruiting since they have no conference now. Being in the PAC12 has
helped Utah land recruits they never would have gotten before. BYU seems to be
on the level of a Tulane or Tulsa or Bowling Green type program now. A small D1
program that can't compete with the majors. I suspect Bronco is reluctant
to sign anything long term at the Y because he wants to move on to bigger and
better things when opportunity knocks. Maybe the Y ought to just bow out of the
NCAA and concentrate on academics going forward.
How is Bronco somehow the reason why BYU lost? If anything, he brings defensive
expertise that leads the defense in stopping a potent Utah defense on 3rd down
for most of the game. There definitely were some questionable calls, but
I'm going to do the right thing and admit that Utah played better the
entire game and executed for the most part well on offense against a tough pass
rush. The score would have been different if the pass offense was at the level
it should be at, but it is still a work in progress and cannot be completely
blamed on Taysom.Some BYU fans are really whiny when it comes to
football. Real fans stick behind the team whether they win or lose!
Re: Truth"With guys like Andy Reid, Billick and Holmgren in the wings,
why is BYU married to Bronco? The recievers are a QB dream.."Not
sure whether to respond to your comments because they're so "out
there" they must be satirical.If not, what does "out
there" mean? Do you think that ever, one of them would leave what
they're doing and come to a team that can't even get into a
conference? Receivers are a QB dream?? More of a nightmare. You must be
kidding. Sorry, but there's no Truth in what you say.
Have been saying this since both teams left the MWC. It's time for the
rivalry to die off. This game benefits neither team. Utah did not move up in
the rankings and will still be lucky to win 6. BYU lost to a mediocre Pac12
team and wouldn't have benefited much with a win. Let the games die off so
we can end animosity in this state, it's the real detractor of this game.
People hate each other due to school affiliation, what a shame. Let it die off,
the U showed its true affinity for BYU by 1)leaving BYU to join the Pac12 and
2)refusing to schedule games the next two years. It's time for BYU (who
had dragged Utah along through the WAC and early MWC years) to let the U go.
Congrats on the nice win UTES. Should be a good game against my Bruins next
As usual the Cougar team shows up every other week if that. Been that way for as
long as I was there in the late 70's early 80's. They could always
beat weaker teams. Though they best Texas a few weeks back, the Cougars
can't maintain it against a better team any longer than a week. BUY will
never beat Utah again.
Yes we did!I love my Pac 12 membership and being better than WAC
teams usu and byu!
Truly, if you are a talented football player, LDS, wanted to stay in Utah, and
hoping to play professional football, why would you chose not to play for the
Utes? Granted it'll take about 2-3 more years before they will compete in
the PAC-12 but the spotlight will be hard to deny. Anyway, thank
you for the fun game and the win.Go UTES!!
Good game for the U. Wish we could do it again next year... :|
Congratulations Utes for winning... again. U were the better team on
Saturday.What I can say about the game:Officiating was
good--well at least for BYU; our only TD was very questionable; so was BM's
challenged tipped passTravis Wilson > Taysom Hill; I was very
impressedDres is good; so is Poole--can't say that they are
better than BYU players yet, because we lost the war in the trenches, and Taysom
can't pass, but Hoffman still got over 100 yardsUtah had better
schemes and knows how to play against BYU. BYU does not know how to play
against Utah. They still have no confidence in this game.I hope U
have a better season than last year with a good run in the PAC. If we were in
the PAC, we would be at the bottom too, currently below Utah.That is
BYU seems to like to rehire people (Anae)...so maybe Crowton is an option to
replace Bronco??And if you want a QB that can throw it over a wall
that is a mile high, you gotta go with Uncle Rico!! He's got 4 years
this is awesome, Dres man let it shine!
Dres is the guy I've been the most impressed with this season, by far. His
dedication in the weight room has definitely showed in his burst off the line of
scrimmage, and in this game in his ability to break through arm tackles, and
even dragged Sorensen for five yards! That 74 yard reception last night likely
would've been a 40 yard reception last year.This is absolutely
no disrespect to Cody Hoffman, who I think is a great player and future pro, but
Dres showed last night that he was the best receiver on the field, and the
numbers back that up. He's currently 9th in the nation in receiving
yardage, 13th in the nation in yards per reception (while all but one player
ahead of him has fewer catches), and has already surpassed his yardage total
from last season, which led the team. I'd be very surprised if he
doesn't consider turning pro at the end of the year, but selfishly I hope
he comes back.
With guys like Andy Reid, Billick and Holmgren in the wings, why is BYU married
to Bronco? The recievers are a QB dream....but Hill couldn't t hit a mile
high and wide wall from ten feet....get rid of bronco....NOW!
And I have a huge smile for them too. What a great win! They deserve a
downtown parade for this accomplishment. Beating a great BYU team that had all
the potential to destroy the Red Machine is no small accomplishment. It sent a
resounding message that the Utes are number one in football in the state. It
also tells BYU that they have a long way to go to be in the same league. Many
doubted the team on the hill. But what little they had was magnified into a
great team with energy, heart, stamina, and precision effort. What a superb
victory! I couldn't be more impressed. Best wishes for the remainder of
the season. Congratulations Coach Kyle for bringing it to the field. You are a
great coach and it showed in Provo for certain.
A few thoughts...1. Mike Honeycutt is some sort of beast-man hybrid.2. We need to get much much better on converting 3rd downs.3. Dres, stay
humble and the world is your oyster.