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

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4 in a row!
Ogden, UT

4 in a row!
4 in a row!
4 in a row!
4 in a row!

Factor in strength of schedule and then get back to me cougar fans.

The best thing about 4 in a row, is the opportunity to go 5 in a row!

RES 2016

Cougsndawgs
West Point , UT

While it's puzzling and frustrating trying to understand the success BYU has had against PAC10 & PAC12 opponents, both recently and in the past, and their continual crappy play against Utah, it is what it is. Utah has BYUs number, for whatever reason, but trying to make excuses or circumvent the scoreboard is just lame and futile for BYU fans. Utah owns us right now, and why that's the case I'm honestly not sure...the teams are actually pretty evenly matched in terms of talent at this point.

Anyway, the Holy War is old news. I think CB is forgetting about a very good ASU team, a good Arizona team, & a steadily improving USC team. No, the winner of Utah/UCLA will not determine the south when there are other very good teams in contention. It's tantamount to saying whoever wins the Niners-Seahawks game will win the NFC. Too many games, and too many contenders to make that assessment so early. Then again, I should consider the source.

Good luck utes, keep the offense rolling, and tighten up that defense...bad A offenses are on the horizon.

Tators
Hyrum, UT

@ Chris B and wannabes:

It's a good thing Utah is not playing today. It allows one more week to live in a dream land.

Tators
Hyrum, UT

@ Chris B:

You also said Utah would beat OSU and Texas would beat BYU... neither of which happened. Since Utah can't even beat OSU at home, it's chances of beating UCLA are about as good as Middle Tennessee had of beating BYU.

Rockwell
Baltimore, MD

4ina

"Factor in strength of schedule and then get back to me Cougar fans."

Coaches/AP/Sagarin with SOS factored in:

2011 #25/#26/#34 BYU(10-3) > unranked/#39 Utah(8-5) (not a single vote in either poll)
2012 unranked/#26 BYU(8-5) > unranked/#61 Utah(5-7)
*2013 unranked/#43 BYU(1-2) < unranked/#42 Utah(3-1)

*BYU/MTSU not factored in

Even with a loss to Utah, BYU will be ranked ahead of Utah when the new rankings come out Monday, and the Cougars have been ranked ahead of the Utes in 2011 and 2012.

The best thing about being the big brother, our entire season doesn't hang on the outcome of our game versus our little brother.

Any questions?

Tators
Hyrum, UT

@ Chris B:

You also said Utah would beat OSU and Texas would beat BYU... neither of which happened. Since Utah can't even beat OSU at home, it's chances of beating UCLA are about as good as Middle Tennessee had of beating BYU.

Tators
Hyrum, UT

@ 4.in a Row:

Its sad but also hilarious that your entire existence seems to center around being able to sometimes beat your Big Brother. By doing so, you are giving BYU the ultimate respect.

Tators
Hyrum, UT

@ Rockwell:

The comments of certain ute fans prove their continued jealousy... even after their slim victory with less offense. All major football services still have BYU rated and ranked higher... especially come Monday. Their obsessions with all things BYU simply never ends, in spite of weak denials. Speaks volumes!

BleedCougarBlue
Enid, OK

Step #1: win some PAC-12 games.

Oops....

JohnInSLC
Cottonwood Heights, UT

"Remind us that last time the Utes had a significant win over a ranked . . . opponent."

P-man:

Silly cougar--it was September 15, 2012, when Utah beat BYU, who was ranked 25th in the AP poll afer opening wins over Wazzu and . . . (wait for it) . . . Weber State. And that was the LAST time your team was ranked!

JohnInSLC
Cottonwood Heights, UT

1) "You also said Utah would beat OSU and Texas would beat BYU... neither of which happened."
1) "Their obsessions with all things BYU simply never ends"

Tators:

Glass houses!
1) You predicted the y would beat UVa and Utah. . . Neither of which happened.
2) Says a y "fan" commenting on a Utah story.

I see that big win against Directional State got you out of the funk you were in all last week.

SportsFan
Orem, UT

JohnInSLC

Silly ute, since when do pre- or mid-season rankings count as beating a ranked team?

By that definition, BYU beat, no destroyed, 15th-ranked Texas just a couple of weeks ago, yet Utah fans are saying that Texas isn't a very good team. Isn't a team ranked in the Top 15, by definition, a very good team?

JohnInSLC
Cottonwood Heights, UT

"since when do pre- or mid-season rankings count as beating a ranked team?"

SF:

Ask your silly fellow coug. He brought up the y's win over Texas as something to crow about, then asked a question that I answered.

SportsFan
Orem, UT

Ranked, or not, Texas is still a big name team, certainly a MUCH bigger name than most of the "bcs" teams the Utes have bragged about beating over the years.

JohnInSLC
Cottonwood Heights, UT

SF:

You're right. Beating BYU is not much to brag about these days. I stand corrected.

Snack PAC
Olympus Cove, Utah

JohnInSLC

Who said anything about beating not being much to brag about? BYU is now Utah's bowl game beating BYU is the ONLY thing Utah fans have bragged about incessantly since joining the PAC.

StGtoSLC
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

Rockwell: "Even with a loss to Utah, BYU will be ranked ahead of Utah when the new rankings come out Monday"

Don't have to wait till Monday. Those ratings you look to as holy writ came out today, and you know what happened? That domination over powerhouse Middle Tennessee State bumped the Cougars all the way from 43 up to (drum roll)... 43! Meanwhile, on a bye week, Utah went to 32.

I'm not using this information to gloat (as you already prematurely did), but simply as evidence of the flaws in these computer-generated ratings. Now you're in a precarious position; admitting that these ratings are flawed is admission that their past results were flawed. By sticking to them, you're admitting that the Utes are clearly better than the Cougs.

MyPerspective
Salt Lake City, UT

anti BCS
I just looked at the rankings and found that our Utes received a vote in USA Today. It's interesting that they come in right behind Oregon St. Of course, it's only USA so who cares, really.

Tough, tough schedule ahead but the team and the fans are up to the challenge. You see, anti BCS, the Pac-12 is a fabulous place to be. A week in and week out challenge, high quality games, Pac-12 Network, etc., etc. I know it's hard for you to understand what it's like being in an elite conference...you'll just have to take our word for it.

GoRed
WEST VALLEY CITY, UT

You just knew that it would only be a matter of time before BYU fans (I mean byu fans" as duckhunter/sports are great, etc. would say) would be conveniently forgetting their annual beat down at the hands of the Utes, and come onto our boards and trash talk. I just didn't think it would be so quickly, even by their selective memory standards.

byu "fans", a quick rule-refresher for you. After you get beaten in the rivalry game, you forfeit your trash-talking rights for a year. In this case, it has been four years in a row, 5 of 6, 9 of 12, and overall 57-34-4.

I think you can see why so many of us Ute fans would rather never play your team. In your eyes, you win even though you lose on the field.

WACPaddingOurSchedule
pocatello, ID

Tators
Hyrum, UT
@ Chris B and wannabes:

It's a good thing Utah is not playing today. It allows one more week to live in a dream land.

_______

Speaking from experience? Every week is dream land for BYU fans.

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