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Published: Sunday, Oct. 27 2013 10:14 p.m. MDT

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Joe Schmoe
Orem, UT

Utah already played its bowl game a few weeks ago. Staying home for the Holidays isn't so bad. It wasn't last year was it?

toosmartforyou
Farmington, UT

Interesting that the three PAC 12 teams not going to bowls are likely Washington State, Utah and Colorado. That shouldn't surprise anyone.

Tom in CA
Vallejo, CA

"Utah and Washington State, each have four wins with four games left."

Hard to comprehend.

Who am I sir?
Cottonwood Heights, UT

A 30/6 record out of conference is over 80% wins. That is the record considering all 12 PAC members. That is one tough league! In conference when each member plays another - one has to lose. Is it any wonder why it is so difficult to win league games? 9 weeks of a tough opponent after another. Two more wins for Utah? Seeing two games are against top 25 teams it will be VERY difficult. Go Utes!

4 in a row!
Ogden, UT

Wow, surely these previuos posts/folks only dreamed of going to BYU.

Why so bitter?

Steven S Jarvis
Orem, UT

Utah will get to six. So will everyone else in the league leaving at least one team sitting home with six wins. I hope it isn't Utah.

Right now the Big12 looks to have up to two open slots. Army probably leaves an open slot as well. Notre Dame and the SEC will get two of those open slots and that leaves one likely slot open for about ten or so teams (two from the PAC). There will also be a mid major with 8 or 9 wins that will get left out this year. Its very likely some 6 win teams won't go bowling.

StGtoSLC
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

"Interesting that the three PAC 12 teams not going to bowls are likely Washington State, Utah and Colorado. That shouldn't surprise anyone."

Interesting that you don't know conference teams' records at all or what most projections have. Shouldn't surprise anyone.

StGtoSLC
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

Three of the remaining four are absolutely winnable, but not with an offense like the one that showed up in LA on Saturday.

SLCWatch
Salt Lake City, UT

Wow, Chris B. (aka 4 in a row!) you don't recognize two of the previous four posts are U of U fans? Why so paranoid? Also you are off topic.

Uteology
East Salt Lake City, Utah

This year is tough, but next year it gets worse.

Our built in win against BYU is replaced with a tough road game at Michigan (currently #21) and Fresno State (#16) replaces Utah State on our non-conference schedule.

Hopefully this year we can fix the QB issues and win at least 2 more games.

Go UTES!

Uteology
East Salt Lake City, Utah

This year is tough enough, next year will be brutal. Current BCS rankings have 6 teams in the top 30, with 4 games on the road.

#2 Oregon 8-0
#5 @Stanford 7-1
#16 Fresno 7-0
#20 @UCLA 5-2
#21 @Michagon 7-1
#28 @ASU 5-2

Just for giggles the team down south should easily be able to make their 10 straight bowl game next year.

#23 @UCF 6-1
#31 Houston 6-1
#33 @Texas 5-2
#55 @Boise State 5-3

Granted, Texas and Boise State could easily be a top 20 team again next year but still it's an easy schedule. Since Tyson Hill has learned to pass and Utah, a guarantee loss, is no longer on their schedule they could go undefeated.

TFUDD
SLC, UT

I love how BYU fans joke about the Utes not going bowling. Trying playing in the PAC-12! I can see BYU doing as well as the Utes but there is no way that you do better! So stop trying to rag on the Utes when your schedule is much much easier. Lets be honest...Who has BSU beaten? well when you play in the MWC it should be easy to win a lot of games. Houston has hardly played a tough team all year(you barely won). Who has Georgia Tech beaten? Texas is a decent team this year...decent. They beat Oklahoma...well we are 4-4 and we beat Stanford. Any team can be another team on any given day.

BYU is having a good season but lets be realistic...who have you beaten? Your only "good" win was over a decent Texas. The Utes need to step up and string some wins together because we are playing terrible....pretty sure my thoughts are very random and unorganized but I thought I would vent a little before going to bed.

BlueHusky
Mission Viejo, CA

Problem is who will watch a couple of 6 win teams in a tater bowl game? Only some of their fans.

Steven S Jarvis
Orem, UT

@Uteology

Honestly, Utah will do fine against Michigan and Fresno State next year at least earning a split. The problem that the Utes have had in playing BYU and USU as opposed to those two teams is that Utah lacks depth to win games the second half of the season that they really should win during the first half. Its the Utes Achilles heel! They beat BYU, take injuries then fall flat for the next four or so games while players recover. Beating BYU last year resulted in Utah missing a bowl last year. If Wilson doesn't recover from his finger issue (from the BYU game) and the Utes miss a bowl, beating BYU has cost Utah two bowls in a row. Michigan and Fresno won't beat up on the Utes as physically as rivalry games do. I also believe Utah is the stronger team in each of those match-ups since the games are in September. Utah should start stronger in the PAC12 next year having dodged USU and BYU.

BYU will also benefit not having the Utes on the schedule.

thebig1
SLC, UT

any team with less than 8 wins should stay home. What a diluted piece of nothing the bowl season is.

Cletus from Coalville
Coalville, UT

We will win the rest of our teams and go play a bowl because we won byu and weber and because we are bcs and the teams we will win are winable.

Go Utes!

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

It's hard to go to a bowl when you can't win a conference road game; or even a home game against a decent team. I wouldn't be suprised to see Utah go 7-5; or 5-7 for that matter. The Arizona and USC games were very telling and dissapointing.

hamrdown
OREM, UT

I posted this about a week ago - What happens if Utah does get to 6-6 and are left out of a bowl game? First, I don't think Utah will get 6 wins. Second, would a bowl take a 6-6 Utah team over another team with 7 or 8 wins, my guess is no.

In addition, I don't see Utah beating Oregon or ASU - both teams are rolling right now. WSU is a toss-up but the way the Utes play conference games on the road and with a weak secondary, I think Mike Leach will have his QB attack them all game long and win that game. My prediction, Utah only wins one more game this year - Colorado.

Ed Grady
Idaho Falls, ID

"Who has BSU beaten?"

Utah every time they've played since 1986.

toosmartforyou
Farmington, UT

Interesting, StGtoSLC, that you don't recognize subtle sarcasm. Or the fact that Utah is in deep trouble and will go bowling yet again at Orchard Lanes. Their offense was non-existent against a "winnable USC" that had a limited roster due to injuries and other issues. And the mighty Ute defense gave up several field goals, each one putting the game further out of reach.
For them to think they were the greatest thing since sliced bread after eking out a home victory against Stanford, who obviously looked past Utah (why wouldn't they fall into such a trap since the Utes haven't exactly played like champions before even on their home turf), suddenly such thinking came home to roost in Arizona. That should have been a clarion call to improve immediately , not waiting for the pathetic loss in los Angeles. Now they are in a difficult spot and we see the blogs still saying things like the game against Colorado is a gimmie, Washington State is a sure bet, etc. They're even talking smack about beating BYU for a 5th time. And so it goes.

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