Make no mistake, I'm pulling for the Ducks.I want the last two
games of the season to be an emotional pressure cooker for the Utes. The
desperate last breaths of hope to extend their season into the most mediocre
bowl available, whatever that may be.I couldn't care less if
the Utes win or lose but I want ALL of the drama wrapped up into one nice
package over these next three weeks. Seeing this pan out in these
stories and the subsequent commentary will be the ultimate Ute saga of 2013.Go Ducks!
So, utah will hang with Oregon on the road and how many points does Oregon put
up, especially at home? utah scored how many points on the road vs. USC (who
was in shambles)? Unless I was Alabama or FSU going to Eugene, I would not give
myself a chance in this game. Utah is completely pathetic on the road in PAC
play. I can't see Oregon winning by no less than 30.
Utah has a great chance to beat the Ducks - if they don't have an opening
Here is one pac fan cheering for the Ducks. I would feel OK with cheering for
he utes but for Chris B and the likes.Prediction: Wilson throws 3 picks
and completes 20% of his passes. That is about average for the 2nd half of the
season. The Ducks D will be all over him with a terrible o-line.I will,
however, give some props to the U defense for stepping up this year but it
won't be enough.
Good luck to the Utes! I think you've got a very good and under-rated
defense and Oregon will not look like Oregon when they play you. Good luck
to my fellow BYU grads: Coach Whittingham, and Coach Sitake.
It's going to take alot more than the right mentality for the swoops to
beat the Ducks. I'm sure the defense will show up but the offence will
stink. Ducks 34, swoops 10. Quack Quack Quack.
I hope you guys surprise Oregon with tough, on the front, line type football
that Stanford used to beat Oregon. Now that the championship game is likely
settled with Florida State and Alabama, lets hope the Pac 12 gets a number of
other bowl games. A win by the Utes would really make the case to go.
They have nothing to lose. David has a legitimate shot at slaying Goliath in
this one - as long as the offense agrees to pull their weight, too.
Cletus where are you? I need to read at least one of your posts a day. They make
me laugh. Seriously funny stuff. Go PAC 12, I mean Utah Utes, they
are the same right? I get so confused, are we supposed to cheer for
a University or for a Conference? Chris B, please enlighten me.
My business partner shows the mentality of the ute fan. He said as long as the
utes can play and beat BYU in a bowl game (twice in a year), the season's
complete. See it isn't the school love and loyalty. It's
the hatred for BYU that makes a real ute fan.
@1978I agree with you that it will be much closer than anticipated.I
do give them a slight shot to win if they can establish a power running game and
control the clock for most of the game.That is the best defense for the
fast paced offenses.
As a BYU fan I can say that this game is going to be much closer than the 25
point spread. To put it bluntly for those who vote and established point
spreads - Utah is underrated. In the latest Sagarin Ratings they are ranked
#29.I am not predicting a Utah victory but Whittingham will watch
tape of the Stanford - Oregon game and figure out how to slow them down. I
predict it will be a better game than everyone is anticipating.
My mentality would be, lets not expect to win so when we don't win it
won't hurt or sting so bad. I'm overweight and never
workout but I love my Gold's Gym membership.
Christine;At least BYU is going bowling this year...whereas the Utes
look to be headed toward a SECOND year of "cheering for whoever is playing
against BYU" (at least some of them...I'm sure the classier ones will
cheer their rivals on)
Here is one BYU fan that is actually cheering for Utah to win. It would be a
great thing for Utah, and BYU if Utah could pull off another upset. Everyone is
calling Stanford's loss to Utah as a bad loss and a fluke. But Utah is
actually very good, they just haven't been able to win the close games. A
win over Oregon would prove that the win over Stanford was not a fluke. So,
with that said, good luck Utes and here is one Cougar cheering for you. By the
way, I think the PAC 12 is better than the SEC this year. Alabama is the only
really good team in the SEC-but we will never know, because the only Team in SEC
that really plays anybody outside the SEC is LSU, and that is always the first
or second week of the season.
Mariota is hurt. Wilson is also hurt. It boils down to who wants it more.
This is another golden opportunity for the Utes to redeem their season and heal
their wounded egos. It's what I love about them being in a great
conference. They have opportunity after opportunity to prove they belong
because of the quality of teams they play. I hope they win out the rest of
their schedule or at least be bowl eligible. I'm still holding out for a
chance to play them in San Fran.
Down Under,What does that make a team that only has moral victories
against the national chumps of moral victories?
Oregon qb hurt and utah qb well but incapable. It only makes it 3 points closer
so my new prediction is Ducks 34, utes 19.Agree with Chase; utah is the
national chumps of moral victories
We beat Stanford, therefore we will beat Oregon. If we don't
beat Oregon, we'll be consensus Moral Victory National Champions for 2013.
Go PAC-12!Such conference!Much football! Very winning!
Sure the utes have the 'right mentality'. They know Oregon will stomp
them, and they're ok with that.
Mariota is hurt. And Utah didnt have a chance in the world at beating