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Published: Friday, Sept. 27 2013 12:17 p.m. MDT

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Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

The Utah/UCLA winner WILL win the Pac 12 South.

I've been saying it since the offseason.

And those who say Utah wont win are the same people who said Utah wouldn't beat usu and wouldn't beat BYU. And those turned out just great!

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

byu and usu fans who mock Utah's record against good Pac 12 teams are hilarious.

However "bad" we are, usu and byu are worse! Scoreboard!

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Things I've said since offseason:

1. Utah would beat usu(done)
2. Utah would beat byu(done)
3. Utah would go 8-4(well on our way)
4. the Utah/UCLA winner would win pac 12 south

And I like our chances against UCLA.

PAC man
Anaheim, CA

11. Move to the Big Sky where the Utes would be more competitive.

allanoil
Springdale, UT

Not much news here. The same list could be used for any football team in America, Pop Warner, High School, College or Pro.

Kinda sounds like all the half time analyses: "Well, Biff, what do our Guys have to do to win the game?" Well, Buck, "Our defense has to get tough and the offense has to unleash and score a few more points! If they'll do that I'll guarantee a win for the Big Guys!"

Dang, it sounds like I'm qualified to be a high paid TV personality! Where do I sign?

Stanglette
Alpine, Utah

the only thing utah can do to be successful in the pac12 is win pac12 games, that is it.

that being said, they have not been successful, are not successful so far and have little chance this season of being successful.

so I guess if all the homers embrace that, then I guess its time to hug away.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Pac man,

How does it feel to lose every year to a team that you claim should be in the Big Sky?

However "bad" we are, you're worse!

Scoreboard!

SoonerUte
Salt Lake City, UT

What a difference to have our starting quarterback healthy and doing well. This time last year, backup Jon Hayes was leading the Utes into PAC 12 play. The loss against Oregon State hurt, but Wilson's turnovers appear to have been out of character, with no picks in the other games. Great show of character by Wilson against OSU to overcome the turnovers and get the Utes back into the game.

anti BCS
Anaheim, CA

christy

"The Utah/UCLA winner WILL win the Pac 12 South."

That's like saying the Purdue/Ohio State winner WILL win the B1G Leaders.

BYU/USU fans mock Utah's PAC record because, despite Utah fan chest beating, your overall record has been far from impressive.

Of the three, which two teams have finished in the Top 25 during the last two years?
BYU and Utah State

Of the three, which two teams have played in bowl games each of the last two years?
BYU and Utah State

Of the three, which is the ONLY team that has lost to a 10-loss team in the last two years?
Utah

Despite the head-to-head results, BYU and Utah State have been better than U.

DontMUSSwUtah
SLC, UT

Pac man

If Utah needs to move to the Big Sky to stay competitive, BYU should move their football program back to intramural flag football to stay competitive. In that league, Taysom's passing statistics should soar! He may even make it to an outstanding 40% completion percentage!!

FatMan86
West Jordan, UT

Item number 1 on this list:

Start caring about something besides BYU! Outside of Utah (and you should go there sometime Chris B), nobody is impressed or cares if you beat a lame BYU or USU team. Beat UCLA, Stanford, Oregon, etc, and it's a much different story. There is no way around that!

Yes, Utah is the best program in Utah, no debate there. But the real question is: are any of the Utah teams any good?

PAC man
Anaheim, CA

MUSSman

Remind us that last time the Utes had a significant win over a ranked (#16/#17 Utah State) or big time (Texas) opponent.

Your sorry Utes are only 1-1 versus Colorado, a team that's lost TWENTY-ONE games in the last TWO years, and you barely avoided losing to the 11-loss Buffs last year.

atl134
Salt Lake City, UT

@Chris B
"And those who say Utah wont win are the same people who said Utah wouldn't beat usu and wouldn't beat BYU. "

As a Utah fan myself I thought Utah was pretty much near even odds to beat USU, OSU, and BYU (they beat 2 of 3, all 3 games were close so my assessments have been pretty good so far). UCLA is better than all three of them. I won't say that Utah can't beat UCLA, but I will say UCLA is more likely to win.

The Moose
Southern, UT

Anti BCS: It is comments like yours that make people scratch their heads. "Despite the head-to-head results, BYU and Utah State have been better than U." Only in the convoluted world of college football where the winner is decided in a popularity contest instead on the field would anyone even think such a thing. I have been involved in sports most my life and head to head is all that matters.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Jealous of bcs teams,

You byu fans said we wouldn't beat you this year. Or last year. Or the year before that. Or the year before that. Or against Alabama in prestigious bcs bowl.

I like our chances against ucla. The question is what will your excuse be when Utah beats ucla?

Johnny Triumph
American Fork, UT

Utah won't win the PAC12 South. They'll lose to both UCLA and USC. not to mention the losses to Washington State, Oregon, and Stanford. Even with the BYU win they'll fail to hit 6 wins.

Two For Flinching
Salt Lake City, UT

@ PAC man

Well Utah beat USU this year. It remains to be seen where the Aggies finish this season, but they look pretty good. Texas is not a good football team. Sorry, they're not. Congrats on that "big" win though.

The Colorado comment is completely irrelevant and is a weak jab at best. The loss came two years ago. It has nothing to do with this year. Neither does last season's game. Right now Utah is the best football program in this state. You can't change that, so I suggest moving on.

Sparkley Briefs
New York, NY

Silly Coug fans proclaiming their team superior to the team they haven't beaten in four years! Only BYU fans.

SportsFan
Orem, UT

The Moose

"Despite the head-to-head results, BYU and Utah State have been better than U." Only in the convoluted world of college football where the winner is decided in a popularity contest instead on the field would anyone even think such a thing."

Was Colorado(3-10) better than Utah(8-5)?
Was UNLV(2-10) better than Utah(9-4)?
Was Texas A&M(11-2) better than *Alabama(13-1)?

*Alabama received EVERY 1st place vote in both the Final AP and Coaches polls.

If Texas A&M was the better team, why didn't the Aggies play in the BCS championship game. Isn't the BCS supposed to ensure that the two best teams play for the championship?

I've just given you three definitive results which prove that the better team doesn't always win the head-to-head. I could give you hundreds more.

Rockwell
Baltimore, MD

Sparkley

Utah keeps winning the head-to-head battles, but that doesn't always translate into winning the season-long war. One game does not a season make.

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