@Duckhunter:You were right. Texas destroyed Oklahoma. Which begs
the question: did the Longhorns look past YbU? The urgency they played with
against the Sooners, was non-existent in their contest in Provo.You
could try and make the same argument against Stanford. But we all know they
weren't looking past the Utes, based on Utah's down-to-the-wire
battles with the Beavs and the Bruins.I think even Oregon will have
to pay closer attention to the Utes at this point! Go Utes!
@samarai jakeTexas is currently pounding 10th ranked oklahoma, you
may want to stay tuned to see if your pronouncement is correct.
@Snack PAC:You're right. The final result will be different.
Whether the Utes win or lose, Stanford will still be ranked, unlike the
Longhorns who will not sniff the top 25 this season. Good call.
In the BCS rankings (pre-bowl), the Utes have never finished higher than 6th.
UteologyUnder what rules?The exact same rules that
existed when BYU won the AP national championship in 1984 existed when Utah
finished a distant 2nd in 2008.Face it; Utah's best team ever
wasn't good enough to match BYU's #1 finish in 1984.btw,
that same 2008 Utah team only finished #4 in the official BCS poll, the Coaches
poll; barely ahead of BYU's 1996 Cotton Bowl winning team that finished #5.
No negativity here...4 in a row baby!I think the Duck
was kinda funny tonight.Robbin sums it up... 10/3 ratio...
Cougar/Utes commenting on this board... thanks for caring.
@RockwellCall us when Utah has accomplished these signature
achievements:1 National Championship (currently 0)1 Heisman
Trophy winner (currently 0)6 National Hall of Fame Players (currently
0)15 National Individual Awards (currently 0)17 AP Top 25 Finishes
(currently 5)The truth is, the Utes have never received a single
NATIONAL individual or team award of any kind.------------Levell Edwards called... wants to know what his accomplishments has anything
to do BYU football today? Since those type of players no longer exist at
BYU.He also said Tysom Hill wouldn't even have made the
practice squad on this team.
Samurai Jake"The giddiness from BYU "fans" is palpable.
They're almost as excited as we are to be hosting #5 Stanford!"No more so than the giddiness displayed by Utah "fans" when
Texas visited LES.Unfortunately, the final result will be much
different for U.
LoveTheKittensAncient history is MUCH better than NO history.Lately, during the Bronco/Kyle era:Top 25 FinishesBronco 5Kyle 3AP Top 25 FinishesBronco 4Kyle
2Top 15 FinishesBronco 3Kyle 1Conference
ChampionshipsBronco 2Kyle 1Bronco has almost as many AP
Top 25 Finishes since 2006 (FOUR), as the Utes have in their entire history
(FIVE), and twice as many as Kyle.For all your talk, lately, the
Utes have ONE flash-in-the-pan great season, and NOTHING else.Bronco
has THREE very good 11-win, Top 15 seasons.In fact, Bronco has more
11-win seasons (THREE), than the Utes have in their entire history (TWO).Luke Staley won the Doak Walker Award (Nation's Best Running Back)
in 2001. Once again, BYU has won more National Individual awards during the
"bcs era", than the Utes have won in their entire history.btw, there's no national team or individual award given for winning a bcs
@love the kittens"That list is ancient history, what have you
done for me lately?"I'll ask you the same question? utah is
half a decade removed from ANYTHING noteworthy and is now a losing bowless team.
@RockwellSo the highest ranked mid-major under BCS rules with 16
first place votes isn't good enough for Cougar Nation? Under
the same rules the closest mid-major was the 2010 TCU team which finished #2
with 2 AP first place votes. The same TCU program that went 47-5 in the MWC.
How do you under the same rules?You are right Utah was a bad team
during Edwards era. BYU OWENED Utah. How's that working out today?BYU might want to focus on the current era, here is what you may want to
concentrate on doing first:* How about beating Utah this decade * Or try staying within two scores of TCU
The giddiness from BYU "fans" is palpable. They're almost as
excited as we are to be hosting #5 Stanford!For those hoping for a
bowl rematch, be careful what you wish for. Losing to the Utes twice in one
season would be too much for True Blue faithful to handle.On second
thought, 5-0 would be twice as nice!Go Utes!
It is curious the hate between the fans. I wish that Dr. Hill and Mr Holmoe
would reconsider the future games. I think that the 2 year hiatus will do
nothing but foment the negative emotions. @RockwellThat list
is ancient history, what have you done for me lately?
Stanford cannot touch us because we won byu and won the utah aggies and won
weber and that means they are now scared of us because we have 3 signature wins.
11 comments so far. 3 by Utah fans, 10 by BYU fans, 1 by Chris B.Some things never change.
UteologyIt's laughable that you continue resorting to an
artificial time period during which all football achievements must have been
accomplished in order to be considered valid by the kids living under the
crimson bubble on the hill.Call us when Utah has accomplished these
signature achievements:1 National Championship (currently 0)1
Heisman Trophy winner (currently 0)6 National Hall of Fame Players
(currently 0)15 National Individual Awards (currently 0)17 AP Top 25
Finishes (currently 5)The truth is, the Utes have never received a
single NATIONAL individual or team award of any kind.Your best
achievement EVER, was a distant 2nd place finish in ONE poll not even associated
with your beloved bcs.
@uteologyShall I pretend I'm a utah "fan" and make one
of your "points"?Ok here goes, if utah wins then all it does
is prove stanford was horribly over rated, not even a true top 25 team let alone
a top 5 team, and fielding their worst team in the last 5 years. If stanford
loses to a team as bad as utah, and make no mistake they are really bad having
never beaten a team with a winning record, nor having ever posted a winning
conference record, in the pac12, then it absolutely proves stanford, and the
entire pac12, is ridiculously over rated for a bottom feeding never been like
utah to actually beat one of its "top" teams. Simply put, a
utah win only proves the mediocrity of the stanford program, not any sort of
improvement, or quality, of the utah program.There you go, utah
"fan" logic at its finest.LOL!
LoveTheKitten"What have you done?"Stomped
TexasFinished in the Top 25Won two bowl gamesBeat #16/#17 Utah State
@UfanIt's laughable that you have to resort to "first signature
win in the BCS era", since U have no signature wins in the PAC, in fact, U
haven't beaten a single PAC team with a winning record.--------------Neither does your team. So why are you taking jabs
at Utah?It's laughable that THE "fan" from the team
down south is talking about signature wins considering under the current system
his team has no undefeated seasons, no BCS bowls, and more importantly no BCS
bowl wins (aka signature wins).
@UfanWhat have you done?
UteologyIt's laughable that you have to resort to "first
signature win in the BCS era", since U have no signature wins in the PAC, in
fact, U haven't beaten a single PAC team with a winning record.
@Alterego On Monday, BYU will still be waiting for its first
signature win in the BCS era.If Utah wins the TO margin then we win
30-28 on a last second field goal and the MUSS rushes the field 30 seconds
On Monday, Utah will still be waiting for its first signature win in its new
"I think Stanford ultimately likes this matchup because Utah's pass
defense is nowhere near Washington's caliber. The Cardinal defense is
licking its chops after seeing Travis Wilson throw six interceptions in his last
outing"Pretty much sums it up. The rest is just being cordial
to a pesky little brother.
I think we have a great chance. Considering with 6 picks we took an undefeated
top 10 team down to the last play gives me a ton of home. If Wilson only throws
2 picks in that game we dominate UCLA by 14+.If we win, and I think
we will, it will be the best win in the state of Utah by any team of the last 20
years. Just another sign of our superiority over the WAC programs here.Utah 32Stanford 27Go UtesOnward and Upward