Of course it's harder for BYU and Utah. They play ranked teams almost
every week. Who does USU play? SJSU, Fresno, Hawaii, Wyo, and so on. You get
my point. I think the only team on their conference schedule is Boise. Notice I
said conference schedule.
Chris B,0-2 in conference and 0-2 out of the State of Utah!!! Hope you did
not spend all your savings on the trip to the PAC12 championship game and Rose
Bowl!!! The good news is that you replaced a sure out of conference win against
BYU with Idaho State next year!!! Good luck the rest of the way!!! I wonder how
long the Utes will be stuck at 7 conference wins!!!Go BYU beat the
CougarSunDevil, whats your excuse going to be when Utah wins tonight?
ChrisB "Number of ranked teams still on byu's schedule:ZERONumber of ranked teams still on Utah's schedule:FOUR"Number of Ranked teams defeated by Utah this year
0Number of Ranked teams defeated by BYU this year 1.You won
the head to head, congrats. You have BYU's number. It's great to see
that you can get up for one game of the year. What are you going to do for the
next two years? Flat going to all the games?Your going to lose big
tonight ChrisB. Big, not 20-14, 48-13. And you will wonder why Utah keeps
falling on their face.
"I think the Utes best chances of a PAC12 win are one of Cal and CU."BlueHusky:You're predictions might have a bit more
credibility (BTW, what was your record w/ BYU's first 3 games?) if you at
least knew Utah doesn't play Cal--they were replaced by Stanford.
"Five of Utah's next six opponents, USC being the lone exception, are
ranked in the top 30 of the Sagarin ratings.. . . BYU still will
face five teams in the top 40 of the Sagarin ratings"Nicely done
DNews. Kudos for the sleight-of-hand in the apples to oranges comparison.How about let's do a valid side-by-side analysis? Upcoming
opponents in the Sagarin top 30:Utah 5, BYU 2 (Boise St. 33, GaTech 34, ND
38)Sagarin top 40 you say? Let's compare:Utah 6 (USC 37), BYU 5
@Chris BNumber of ranked opponents Utah will beat?ZEROI'm sure Ute fans are so looking forward to that exciting
game at the end of the season against Colorado.
@Chris BYour sunny optimism is a joy. How does 1 win (over UCLA)
balance one loss to OSU, and virtually certain losses to Stanford, Oregon, ASU
and Arizona? Are you assuming that UCLA and USC will lose out the rest of the
season? I think the Utes best chances of a PAC12 win are one of Cal and CU.Let's try to beat UCLA before you start counting up
Utah, I hate you with white hot heat, that aside, don't count yourself out.
You have immense talent individually and as a team. Much could happen, stranger
things have happened. It goes much deeper than "I believe" statements.
Focus, effort, attention to detail and determination. If you have played your
hardest the score won't represent what you have done on the field.
Represent, most of all, the state of Utah well the rest of the season.
@Christy,Our seasons's quest continues tonight, and next week,
and so on.In fact, after winning tonight, we'll be in the
drivers seat for the Pac 12 South.I've said all season whoever
wins tonight WILL win the Pac 12 south.You're going to look
quite silly after Utah wins tonight.Utah 27UCLA 24get your crow ready
Number of ranked teams still on byu's schedule:ZERONumber of ranked teams still on Utah's schedule:FOUR
We have the best team because we have more stars and we are in a bcs conference
and we won weber by 70 points so we have a stronger schedule than any else. We
will win the rosebowl this year for sure.
Utah's schedule is brutal from here on out this year, especially the next 6
games. I mean if you are unfamiliar, check it out. Utah has UCLA, Stanford,
Arizona, USC, Arizona State, and Oregon in that stretch. Four are in the top 25
currently with Oregon and Stanford both in the top 5, UCLA at #12, and Arizona
State at # 21. There is no doubt to me that Utah is a better team
this year than they have been the first two years in the PAC 12, but their
defense is a young and inexperienced group that needs its' talent to come
together to become bowl eligible. Utah's offense is a bright
spot, but they haven't proven just yet, that they can be consistent. With
the extremely difficult schedule this season, Utah will have to be much better
than the last two years to even come close to equaling the 8-5 season in 2011
(the inaugural PAC 12 season). Utah would have to go 4-4 and then win a bowl
game to go 8-5. That is a tall order. I would take 7-6 in a heartbeat, which
would include a bowl win
We can argue who has the tougher schedule ( which is silly because it is so
obvious) , but...... At least the question of who the better team is
has already been answered on the field.
Our season ends with a thud tomorrow night; the only thing we'll have to
look forward to after that is the annual pillow fight to determine whether
Colorado or Utah gets to spend the long cold winter in the PAC 12 basement.4-8 and once again watching bowl from the comfort of our couch.Go Utes!