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Published: Wednesday, Oct. 2 2013 9:50 a.m. MDT

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Mildred in Fillmore
Salt Lake City, UT

Let's remember that Harbaugh recruited Taysom to Stanford to replace Andrew Luck. If Taysom were given the opportunities to pass that Andrew had, he too would have the same success and he would be a high NFL draft pick.

Wayne Rout
El Paso, TX

So the more running yards we get the worse we do...I think that is what the chart is saying. I hope Hill can learn to pass, but learning to pass midway in the season might make some wonder how BYU happened to be stuck with no quarterback three seasons in a row?

Sweater In Rafters
Franklin, IN

Good point Milly...

Taybow should be a Heisman candidate soon! If the refs would only call a perfect game. Which I believe they will and can!

rhappahannock
Washington, DC

Need to be careful when you say "better team." Look at the NFL, and how many teams split their season series, or a team that lost in the regular season will win in the playoffs. You have to look at the entire season.

When you look at last year, Utah beat BYU head to head, but finished the year ranked #67 (using the average of 120 power ratings, not subjective opinion polls) and the next best team they beat was #81 Cal at home. BYU finished ranked #34, and beside Utah the worst team they lost to was at #26 Boise St. by a single point. BYU was a much better team than Utah last year.

Similarly, Utah St. finished #16 last year. Despite losing to BYU they didn't lose to the #67 team, and their on-field results show they were a better team than BYU last year.

The BYU offense is still on a learning curve. The last 2 years BYU has finished the year higher ranked than Utah, and I think they will do it again this year.

ChristoperB
Salt Lake, UT

LOL!

sid 6.7
Holladay, UT

Dooohhhhh!

Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

Not just last year, rhappahannock. Every year we are so much better. Tons of talent on this team is way better than Utah's. This is proven time and time again except in records.

dustman
Gallup, NM

T. Hill has thrown a lot of passes this year. He's passing the ball. He's just not completing his passes. He's thrown the ball 133 times this season. Only 54 of those passes were caught. He's thrown more interceptions (4) than touch downs (1).

Hill has some really good receivers that are very frustrated right now because Hill would rather throw into the stands or into the grass. Hoffman is probably really mad right now. Hill thinks run first. Anae is just going along with it now, because he's lost all faith in the passing game.

Floyd Johnson
Broken Arrow, OK

I am interested to see if Anae is able to develop a game plan which maintains last week's passing efficiency.

Utah State is a 6 point favorite at home this week. I have to take the Cougars by 3: 24-20 - something like that. BYU loses the turnover battle 2-1 which leads to an easy 10 points. And the game will be decided in the last 5 minutes.

Clark W. Griswold
Sandy, Utah

@ rhappahannock

"When you look at last year, Utah beat BYU head to head, but finished the year ranked #67 (using the average of 120 power ratings, not subjective opinion polls) and the next best team they beat was #81 Cal at home. BYU finished ranked #34, and beside Utah the worst team they lost to was at #26 Boise St. by a single point. BYU was a much better team than Utah last year"

Rankings don't mean anything unless your playing for a National Championship or a BCS bowl game. BYU has a higher ranking because they played an extremely weak schedule. The Cougies lost to every decent opponent on their schedule and beat all the cupcakes to salvage their season. Utah played a much tougher schedule than the Cougies, which resulted in more losses. The only way you can judge two teams on who is better is head to head. Utah has now won 4 in a row, 9 of the last 12, and lead the series 57-34-4. That trend will continue when the two teams resume play in 2016. Utah is much better team than BYU and they prove it on the field every year.

MyPerspective
Salt Lake City, UT

Ernest T. Bass

LOL!!! It's the refs, Ernest, it's the refs. They all hate byu...every last one of them.

rise and shout.

cdchttrtn
meridian, idaho

Who cares about records or talent or who is better. What everyone should be talking about is BYU's offensive coordinator. Poor routes, poor play calling, poor coaching.

Sambonethegreat
Salt Lake City, UT

If Taysom can't complete more than 40% of his passes, expect a Cougar L. USU's run defense will slow him down just enough.

Willie
Saint George, UT

Years ago it was exciting to watch BYU play because they scored 40-50 points every game with this fast paced run and gun style of offense. They won most games even thought their defense gave up 35-45 points per game.

Now the defense is getting better but the offense is BORING to watch. I think they have become very predicable for opposing defenses to control. Something needs to change in order to get my attention anymore. The last few years I have had to DVR every game and then decide later whether it would be worth watching. Usually a few minutes of ESPN highlights savor my curiosity regarding the game and then I end up deleting the recorded game.

Bring back some exciting football games to watch BYU !!!

BigRedUtah
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

Uh... I count 9 rushing touchdowns for September not the 5 on the graph.

MESOUTE
Albany, NY

All you can really do is scratch your head and ask the question: What has BYU Football become under Roscoe?

goforit
Provo, UT

How will BYU be ranked higher with a losing record. All of Utah's teams are average. Utah is the best, then USU, and then BYU.

BYU I'm sorry it isn't going to get better next year. Look at the defense 7 of the top 8 linebackers are seniors, Sorenson is gone, nose tackle gone and I don't see much waiting to replace them. BYU will have to score a lot of points next year to win any games, which they have proven for four years that they can't. You can't have a good offense without an o-line. It's looking scary in the future. Keep your expectations real and then you won't get so mad. It is what it is.

truthsandwich
RANDOLPH, UT

That's as many TD passes in September as wins over Utah in the last 4 years

pac12ute4life
Beverly Hills, CA

Haha, BYU, as a regional school, isn't on the same level as Utah, a national brand. Utah has crushed BYU over the past decade, and it will only get worse. And Utah State? Utah has no need for a Mountain West team.

Who am I sir?
Cottonwood Heights, UT

This is a record that could stand for a long time! Tied(?) - certainly; however, not beaten!

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