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Published: Sunday, Oct. 13 2013 9:40 p.m. MDT

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Salt Lake City, UT


Not true on GT not changing up their D in the second half. They went from zone to man coverage and Taysom Hill said after the game that's what threw off the O in the second half.

Cheyenne, WY

Chris B
Time in MWC BYU 140 championships
Utah 61 (0 since entering Pac-12)
Football isn't everything
Go all Utah teams

Salt Lake, UT


Yes football is everything.

Go ask every power conference


Mcallen, TX

Stanford was over rated. They wouldn't beat Georgia Tech, or Texas.

Cheyenne, WY

Congrats to BYU for getting a 3 star tight end's commit today. Had offers from 3 Pac-12 schools.

Salt Lake City, UT

Should be another easy BYU win.

West Point , UT

Turtles run:
Thanks for commenting about the game at hand, and the article. It should be a great game. BYU will be ready for Houston defensively. I think this will be a lower scoring game than most people realize.

To the troll...if football was everything why in the world is Utah in a power conference when BYUs resume makes the ute's look like a part time concessions cashier at Lagoon? Obviously research and academics matter...it obviously had nothing to do with sports, let alone just football where the utes have a whopping 6 WAC/MWC championships since the days of Woodstock & Watergate, compared to BYUs 26. It's no wonder Utah fans make fun of the WAC & MWC...U have to resort to something to hide your ineptitude and mediocre history against them.

Huntsville, u

I think BYU is a totally different team now that they have their passing game working. Hill is now a double threat and that is hard to defend. I just don't know why they got away from that short passing game in the second half with GT.

Wisconsin and Notre Dame will be the tough ones. Notre Dame is for real this year. I'll be torn in that game because I'm a fan of both teams. I just hope everyone on both teams remain healthy for that game and no honor code violations for BYU. Notre Dame use to have one, but not so sure anymore.

idaho cougar fan
Twin Falls, ID

I feel like BYU will win this game, but it has trap game written all over it. If BYU plays well, they win by 14-17 points, but I feel this is a 7 or under game. I hope I am wrong. If we win it will be a good win, but I agree that Houston will end up more like 7-5 or 8-4 at best. They are hitting the meat of their schedule now. Go BYU Cougs!

Idaho Falls, ID

Spot on assessment of Anae's management of the GT game and other past games. The only thing I might add is that the O-line has yet to arrive. They pretty much laid down in the 2nd half and have been hit and miss throughout the year.

Cheyenne, WY

Christopher B
If football is everything then we won't see posts during basketball season?

Cheyenne, WY

Great comment cougsndawgs
for what BYU stands for it is great in their athletics.
For Utah I am happy for them in the Pac-12 and their victory but have some respect.
After all you were the Pac-12s back up plan.
If you don't think BYU being a private institution that won't play on sundays doesn't effect their conference affiliation go back to when the Big 8 expanded to 12

Turtles Run
Missouri City, TX

@alt134 wrote "Memphis held Houston to 39 rushing yards this past weekend."

What you forgot to include was that Houston got two touchdowns from those 39 yards. As for Rice, they are the same Rice that had Texas A&M in trouble for 3 quarters. I won't pretend Houston has had a tough schedule but do not think for one minute this will be a cake walk for BYU.

Hoping for a good clean game.

Turtles Run
Missouri City, TX

@BeSmart - I do not believe that BYU's refusal to play on Sundays is affecting their ability to join any conference. I know the Big East (now AAC) were trying to woe them but BYU really had nothing to gain there. The Big 12 would be a great fit and would open up the fertile Texas recruiting region.

I think BYU is doing fine as an independent. Sure the none BCS label hurts but I do not see this team being able to consistently play with the top teams from the SEC or Big 12 anytime soon. No insult intended.

Enid, OK

@ 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"

Hey, Chris, you know that list of Cougar opponents NOT in the top 25 includes YOUR team, right?



Cheyenne, WY

@ Turtles Run
I agree BYU would have a hard time competing week in and week out, but that is unknown.
I disagree, when A&M and Missouri left the first team the Big 12 flew to was BYU.
Don't know why it didn't work out, but rumor (I know it is just a rumor) is that BYU didn't want to give up their tier 3 tv rights and sunday play were the issues.
(plenty of articles if you google it)

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