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Published: Monday, Oct. 14 2013 9:21 a.m. MDT

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tlaulu
Taylorsville, Utah

I think our cougar's going to turn their cougar blue at the end of the competition. Taking a line from Chris B (not so famous Ute Fan) "Mark that down". LOL!

Go Blue Coug.

Kralon
HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA

Using Sagarin's predictor values puts Houston at 75 (including home field advantage) and BYU at 82, so BYU should win this game. But, while I didn't check, I'm pretty sure Sagarin's predictor showed Utah losing to Stanford and we all know the Utes did a great job of scheming for Stanford's weaknesses. BYU will be the best opponent Houston has faced so far and it should be a fun game to watch!

Johnny Moser
Thayne, WY

Not really excited about playing another team that is wearing red. We haven't had much luck against red in the past few years.

WON84
PLANO, TX

"Kralon

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA

Using Sagarin's predictor values puts Houston at 75 (including home field advantage) and BYU at 82, so BYU should win this game. But, while I didn't check, I'm pretty sure Sagarin's predictor showed Utah losing to Stanford and we all know the Utes did a great job of scheming for Stanford's weaknesses. BYU will be the best opponent Houston has faced so far and it should be a fun game to watch!"

ESPN's game preview (iPhone) shows BYU -10.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

For the toughest schedule in byu's history, that certainly is living up to the hype.

One and only one team currently in the top 25: 25 Wisconsin

LOL

BeSmart
Cheyenne, WY

I wouldnt get too cocky. 4 of the last 6 on the road. First time your team gets on a plane. Season is only half done a lot of teams could end up in the top 25 that either team plays or out of it for that matter.
What is kind of funny Stanford loses again they could be out of the rankings?
Don't count your chickens before they hatch. Both teams have beaten a ranked opponent this year. Where those teams end up nobody knows.

Utes Fan
Salt Lake City, UT

I am 100% sure the Cougars will win this game.

Turtles Run
Missouri City, TX

I will be at the game supporting the Red Cougars. Frankly, I never thought I would hear the term "defensive-minded Houston" since high speed pass-happy offense is generally our trade in stock. As a fan I say the red Cougars will win the day because of home-field and if the defense can control Hill's legs then Houston should win.

As a realist BYU is a 9.5 point favorite and I have to agree as of now the blue cougars seem to be the better all-around team. Either way I think it will be a fun game and I hope to see many more match ups between the two schools.

Good luck.

thebigsamoan
Richmond, VA

Despite Chris B's constant put down of our Cougars on every article, I'm wildly proud of them and wish them luck this weekend. Hope there's no underestimating those Houston cougars!

Go Cougars! Good luck to the Utes and Aggies too the rest of the season!

SoUtBoy25
Cedar City, UT

Wait wasn't it Wisconsin that got snookered by some Pac 12 home cookin'? Of course, we aren't surprised this has been the M.O. for Pac 12 officiating and athletics in general.

CougFaninTX
Frisco, TX

@Chris B - "For the toughest schedule in byu's history, that certainly is living up to the hype. One and only one team currently in the top 25: 25 Wisconsin"

U are right, but four of our opponents are in the next 10 (also receiving votes). Don't be surprised if Texas wins the Big12, they are in the drivers seat. Notre Dame has an easier month ahead, they will be back in the Top 25. How will U do the next four games? Will U show that you can make a run in the PAC and get to the Top 25? Or will the results show that Stanford was an aberation and U are not very good, weakening our schedule?

Houston is no pushover either. As Chris B likes to point out, another game against a BCS school. Looking forward to the game. It should be a good one.

Pavalova
Surfers Paradise, AU

GT is not a passing team and seemed to light up our secondary at will, especially on 3rd down. I think Houston will cause a lot of problems for our secondary. Not too confident in our ability to defend the pass. Not happy to say it, but BYU loses by 10 on Sat.

Voodohound99
Provo, UT

LOL. SoUTBoy. Yes, it takes PAC-12 Officiating crew to skew the wins in favor of the mighty PAC10.2. PAC officials are in a couple of controversial games every year. Wisconsin won that game and should be ranked.

LEDSFW
Las Vegas, NV

BYU's offense sputtered in the 3rd quarter because on 5 consecutive drives he spent 9 of 14 1st and 2nd down plays DIVING INTO THE 7 MAN FRONT (A GAP READS). ANAE continually left the team in 3rd and long situations like he had during the entire UTAH and Virginia games. Oregon State had given BYU the perfect game plan to defeat UTAH and Robert Anae still pounded the ball into the A-GAP on 70% of 1st and 2nd down plays. Finally against GT he threw 50% of the time on those downs in the first half and raked the Jackets for 357 yards. His team gains 9 yards in the 3rd quarter and GT did not change their defense AT ALL. They simply stayed in their base 7 flex front and crowded the A GAP. Now Bronco better figure out that if his FANS are smarter than his unbelievably stubborn OC, what does that say about his OC?

WACPaddingOurSchedule
pocatello, ID

Voodohound99
Provo, UT
LOL. SoUTBoy. Yes, it takes PAC-12 Officiating crew to skew the wins in favor of the mighty PAC10.2. PAC officials are in a couple of controversial games every year. Wisconsin won that game and should be ranked.

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Wisconsin also lost to Ohio State. Should they be ranked losing to them?

LEDSFW
Las Vegas, NV

Pavalova makes an interesting point, but not a valid one. BYU gave up the long passes just like every other team that has played Tech. Tech was averaging 18 yards per completion coming in, all on

Pipes
Salt Lake City, UT

LEDSFW
Spot on assessment of Robert Anae! I couldn't agree more! Now if only Bronco would open his eyes and see this and if only Anae would come to the realization, the offense could finally be a force to be reckoned with!

jarka-rus
Layton, Utah

@Chris B
you must have missed Texas thrashing of ranked Oklahoma, haha, where's USU and Weber State ranked?

atl134
Salt Lake City, UT

Memphis held Houston to 39 rushing yards this past weekend. There's a reason Houston has no AP points even though they're undefeated. So far their best opponent is Rice which they beat by a touchdown. I would expect BYU to win this. I imagine Houston will be a 3-4 loss team in the end (BYU, Louisville and Rutgers should beat them, and maybe UCF too).

As for BYUs schedule as a whole, it was looking pretty bad but with Texas, Wisconsin, and Utah winning in rather notable fashion last week that'll strengthen things. At this point Boise, Wisconsin and Notre Dame are the only remaining games I would consider BYU an underdog in so they should be comfortably at least 7-5 at season's end.

Pavalova
Surfers Paradise, AU

I think most Y fans would like to see Hill run as effectively as he is doing, but also go through the progressions of being a passing QB at the Y. He appears to be fixated on Hoffman 7 out of 10 times. Occasionally, he will divert to other targets. Makes me wonder where Apo goes each game. He only gets one ball thrown his way, and it's usually in the first half. As for the other receivers, it's good to see other targets emerge.

If the line can give him time, he should be able to move the ball against Houston. It would be interesting to see him, look targets off, and deliver the ball on target. I see the ball being thrown behind receivers, low, and other-wise off target/timing. i'm sure he did those things in high school and through the off season. Perhaps that will start to happen Saturday...hopefully.

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