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Published: Sunday, Oct. 20 2013 5:15 p.m. MDT

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gdog3finally
West Jordan, Utah

Utah came out flat? I don't see it that way. Utah came to win but Wilson was very ineffective. Utah tried to win on the ground (9 passes in the first half). It seems they were avoiding the pass (Wilson's hand issues). The pick 6 and falling behind was the change in game plan.

Wilson was 3 for 9 with interceptions in the first half. Utah rallied on the road with a back up QB and took the lead. Down 28-24 with three minutes left, Utah was forced to go for it on fourth down deep in Arizona territory. If Phillips would have made even one of his two misses, Utah could have ran some clock and taken the lead on a chip shot FG instead of going for it on 4th down (ending up with no points).

Now Arizona would likely have gotten the ball back anyway if Utah went up, but they would have had to use timeouts if Utah was playing for the FG before. If Utah was up 30-28, Arizona would have been forced to pass, which they struggled to do. Instead they ran the ball and clock and scored again (35-24).

Joe Schmoe
Orem, UT

Gotta love that elite BCS membership!

I'm actually bummed they lost. I wanted to see Utah make a bowl game this year.

DRay
Roy, UT

BYU brings out the best in Utah, they'd play better if Cougars were the opponent every week...that's something to thank the rivalry for. Gotta find a reason to get up for every game, guess the Utes really left it all on the field last week.

BeSmart
Cheyenne, WY

as a cougar and ute fan. Why are cougar fans berating a good Utah team?
I can't watch the pac-12 network (my cable provide doesn't even have it available) if wilson was so ineffective why was he not pulled earlier?

Samurai Jake
Salt Lake City, UT

I was disappointed in the d-line play. After going toe-to-toe with Stanford's big o-line the week before, they came out and got pounded by a much weaker AZ o-line? Man, it's perplexing how crucial the mental game truly is.

Bounce back, Utes! Fix the mental mistakes, and redeem yourselves with a road victory in the Coliseum.

Sports Are Great
Salt Lake City, UT

That game was funny.

defibman
Syracuse, UT

Where or where are all the ute fans? I know if they had won, this message board would be overflowing by now! It is funny when u are exposed for the weak team u really are and that it really does appear that your real bowl game every year is BYU.

Let's see what happens the next two years when u don't have a bowl game to play in during the regular season.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

defibman,

I do admit it will be harder to make a bowl game the next two years.

We've had a "gimme" game lately with byu.

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

Diefibman

Utah got out played. Utah has trouble winning on the road, unless it's Provo of course. Utah lost, and that's discouraging to Utah fans. If a regular season game, was considered a bowl game; which it's not, the BYU win in pale in comparison to knocking off Stanford. Do you feel better now?

sammyg
Springville, UT

BeSmart

Interesting that being so close to Colorado that Cheyenne residents can't get the PAC-12 Network on cable.

Dishnet OR find a friend with Comcast and ask them to share their online streaming with you. I believe that might fix you up.

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