The problem is, though, that Taysom improved his passing numbers against Utah.
Only one INT, he almost doubled his total yardage, and threw for 4% better
completions. A typical Utah secondary would've turned this into a 5-30, 40
yard night with 3 picks instead of an 18-48, 260 yard night. Yes, he looked that
bad to me. Still not impressed in that aspect, Utes!
Utah ucla winner will win the PAC 12 south Mark it DownAn Utah will go 8-4 this year. 50-50 shot at PAC 12 title game
The Utah defense better show a lot of improvement in the next 10 days or they
will begin conference play 0-2.State championships are reserved for
fond high school memories and are something no one can ever take away.Just move along and focus on conference game 2. Try getting out of the block
fast this time around! Don't wait until the middle of the 2nd quarter to
show up.Another home game... take care of business.
I had to chuckle at the headline... Utah's improvement in
defense against the pass was really the result of the play of Taysom Hill. It's kind of like saying someone's dunking ability has
improved only to learn that they've moved the basket to 6 feet.
Now it's time to go out and beat PAC 12 teams, especially the home games.
It would be nice to prove football experts like Thomas Jefferson wrong. What has
happened the last 2 years has NO bearing on this year. I find it so amusing that
BYU fans have to hop in the opposing PAC 12 teams band wagon in hopes they can
do, what there team can not: beat Utah. How sad to have to rely on someone else.
I'm not a fan of BYU or UoU, but there were at least 4 blatant pass
interference calls that were ignored against Utah. PAC12 Refs need to make the
PAC look smart in their woeful decision to add Utah and Colorado. That said, Hill couldn't hit the broad side of an ocean liner.GO DUCKS!!
@J-TX, could you please point out which ones? Thanks. And while you are at it,
please point out the PIs against BYU that weren't called, or the TD with
the elbow down that shouldn't have happened. Please explain and give
examples. And don't even think about bringing up the last play of the
game...the Y WR pulled the U CB down on him, so should have really been
Offensive PI. But its ok, no one ever give Utah credit when they win, it was
always somebody else's fault their team lost. And if you were really not a
BYU fan, you would have pointed out their missed stuff as well as Utah's,
so you must be a Y homer! But the Ducks do look unbeatable this
year, keep it up.
Utah's passing defense improved against BYU - How could it not? 18 of 48,
and it wasn't like Utah was knocking down all the passes, Hill threw more
than Utah knocked down into the dirt or 10 yards out of bounds. October 3rd - GO BRUINS!
@ChrisB Not so sure about the winner in two weeks being the
PAC-South Champion. We are not sure how good Arizona is yet, they have yet to
be tested. This week will tell a lot when they play Wash, I am thinking Wash
might be for real this year. Despite ASU's 1st half meltdown against
Stanford, I still think they are a solid team. Colorado, ehh, not this year.
USC, you just never know what team is going to show up, but I think and hope
they are down this year. UCLA, as much as I love my Bruins, I am not completely
sold on our best win yet this year against Nebraska. I am not sure who Neb
really is yet either. And as for your Utes, time will tell. I don't like
Utah, but I sure like Wilson at QB and as much as I dont like Erickson either,
he called what I thought was a great game against BYU. But we will see about
Utah when they get UCLA, Stanford, AZ, USC all back to back and then ASU and
Oregon, that is a tough road with little rest.GO BRUINS!
Before the Utah pass defense thinks it has proved anything, it needs to go up
against a quarterback who has proved he can pass. Taysom Hill is very talented,
and there is no doubt that his arm is stronger than Riley Nelson could ever hope
to be, but accurate he is not, and his receivers didn't do a lot to help
him out. The Utah secondary may have looked better, but a real passing
quarterback would have shredded them again.
Pass defense improves against a QB with 37% accuracy? Whit, please stop before
you get ahead of yourself lol. You had commented that our OLine was the
strength of the team? Our DLine was the most talented GROUP. I have yet to see
your comments be of value. You're a good man though and hopefully this
season will yet surprise us all. Thank you for the win on Saturday.GO UTES!!
This was on KSL and seems appropriate here:I find it ironic that the
standard of excellence is a top 25 rating. Barry Switzer asked it best 30 years
ago, 'Who did they play?'. That question has been relevant every
season since then. Winning 8-11 times per season against a middle of the road
schedule strength is not an accomplishment. Being ranked doesn't mean squat
if you can't beat the good teams (when they are good) on your schedule. The
schedule of 'BCS Bowl' quality is rapidly becoming a nightmare for you
in two ways.1. Most of the teams scheduled are turning out to be weak this
year (nobody has control of that).2. Even with the weakened schedule
getting 5 more wins will be difficult.Maybe a reevaluation of
expectations is in order? If BYU was still in the MtnWest, you would probably be
3rd or 4th. Which is pretty much where you finished for the last 10 years.Cut Mendenhall some slack.Stop throwing things at people.Embrace reality and make it a good thing.
@ TJ"Utah may win one more game, but odds are they go winless
here on out."I don't think you understand how
@ThomasJefferson:Why didn't you just start that diatribe with
"I'll root for anyone else that plays the Utes because I don't
like them" and save us from wasting our time. And why does it matter if you
are a Utah grad? There are plenty of BYU grads who root for the U, Oregon State
grads who root for Oregon, etc. Just because you attended does not mean you have
to cheer for them.As for your other prediction, Utah has at least three
more wins on their schedule, I believe. Washington State, Colorado and Arizona.
And if we pick it up a little more, I think we could have USC and Arizona State.
Utah Bruin: Please do us all a favor and do not engage with Chris B!Go Utes!!
ThomasJefferson:We all believe that Utah means nothing to you. It
is proven by the fact that you flock to all things Ute. Your postings on so
many Utah stories reflect that you couldn't care less about Utah.We appreciate your support anyway!BTW, I have 3 brothers that went
to the U and all are byU fans. So, congratulations on your Utah diploma. And
good luck to you and all of your favorite teams, which also happen to play
against Utah.My real guess is a byU fan who is too embarrassed to
admit it any more. Any seconds on that guess?Go Utes!!Bring on the Yogi, Boo-boo, Smokey, et al!