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Published: Wednesday, Nov. 13 2013 5:25 p.m. MST

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Gilbert, AZ

Seriously Dirk?

Utah is playing Oregon in 3 days and you're still focused on your "morale victory" versus Arizona State?

Let it go already, you lost!

There's no evidence whatsoever that playing ASU close is in any way correlated with Utah being able to hang with Oregon.

west valley, UT

Gee I don't know, holding ASU to their season low in almost all categories while they are #2 offensively in the conference and Oregon is #1 does somehow seem "correlated"

Salt Lake City, UT

Holding ASU to season lows would have been more impressive if Utah's defense hadn't collapsed and given up 70- and 80-yard touchdown-scoring drives in the 4th quarter with the game on the line.

Nationally, ASU's offense is ranked 18th passing, 50th rushing, and 9th scoring.
Oregon's offense is ranked 20th passing, 7th rushing, and 3rd scoring.

BIG difference, especially when considering the fact that Utah is playing AT Oregon and the Utes haven't won a road game against a PAC team with a winning record since 1996.

Allen, TX

Close...but no bubble gum cigar.

Oregon is too fast for Utah. Zero Chance.

Utah's bowl hopes hinge on beating a WSU team that has been improving, and a Colorado team they lost to last time they played. That, and a favorable viewing compared to a whole lot of other mediocre 6-win teams....

Better dust off the fishin' gear....

West Jordan, UT

J-TX: Actually, they beat Colorado last time they played. They lost the year before.
Also, I'm not saying Utah will beat Oregon, but if the defense plays the way they have been it could be a pretty interesting game, especially with Mariota injured.
I also think we have Washington and Colorado. My prediction is 6-6 and I'm fine with that.

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

The defense played great, I put the majority of the loss on the offense and especially QB play.

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA


Under the circumstances, I will be happy with 6-6, and I see that happening. Kind of frustrating to think how close this team is to being 6-3 or even 7-2 right now. Oh well, a strong finish would be nice. Take Care Guy!

Richmond, VA

Quite frankly, I think Utah is going to shock the Ducks this weekend! I said before that despite their record they're a very good team and I think they can upset the Ducks! After all, it's Thanksgiving season and the Utes are ready to bypass turkeys for some ducks!

Go Utes! Just do it! Look, the more you loose and get closer to the basement of the mighty Pac 12 the more disappointed I am for our Cougars to have lost to you 4 yrs straight! Besides, you need to remove the stench of the last three embarrassing defeats! You can do it! Good luck!!!

Mildred in Fillmore
Salt Lake City, UT

BYU has a better offense than ASU and we would win Utah if the game were played now.

Cheyenne, WY

I also hope that the Utes make it to 6-6.
The bowl picture is not looking very good the for Utes however the Pac-12 only has 6 bowl tie ins.
Most conferences are going to get fill all their tie-ins. most of the bowls that remain already have alternates that will fill in.
Even if Utah goes 6-6 they will probably not play in a bowl.
The one truly open slot may come down to Arizona, Utah, and Notre Dame.
but 6-6 would be great.

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

@ Be Smart

I believe the BIG 10 may have a difficult time filling there slots. I guess we will just have to see where the cards fall in the next 3-4 weeks.

Cheyenne, WY

@ Spokane Ute
The Big 10 currently has 7 bowl eligible teams for 7 bowl tie ins.
If the Big 10 gets two BCS bowl bids then the Heart of Dallas bowl should open up.
The concern here is that Stanford and Oregon will both be in bcs bowls essentially eliminating Wisconsin from the BCS.
The SEC may not have 10 eligible teams but the two open spots they may have are filled by alternates.
The New Orleans bowl looks realistic that it may have an opening. But will probably fill that with an midwest or eastern team to fill seats.

Cheyenne, WY

I could be wrong and I hope I am. But that is what is contractually obligated.
This is why BYU signs deals so they aren't left out.
The next two years they don't have a tie-in so they could be left out as well.

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA


Thanks for the info, it looks pretty accurate. I read some where that the Big 10 might not fill all of it's slots, but that will be determined over the next few weeks. I'm hopeful that the WSU-Utah winner gets a bid somewhere. Utah needed to beat Arizona to get the New Mexico bowl and they didn't. We shall see how it all sorts out; have a good one!

St. George, UT

Utes dont even have 3 of their best players


Salt Lake City, Utah


Every team in the country is missing key players at this point in the season.

Blechen, btw, is no longer close to being one of Utah's best players.

Gone fishin
PAC Country, WA

The sad part about all of this is that Utah will be competing against......Washington State of all people for a bowl bid. How funny is that. That is a sad commentary as to the status of Utah football.

Gone fishin
PAC Country, WA

Forgot to mention that I will be at Martin Stadium rooting on the WSU Cougars. WSU by 5.

Big Sky Fan
Ogden, UT

NEARLY is the key word here.

Maybe we should add another column in the box score, Wins, Losses, Ties and Nearly.

Utah would have the best record of them all. 5 Nearlies would lead the nation.

Utah is nearly going to go to a bowl this year.

Go Weber State! you are NEARLY beat Utah this year.

East Salt Lake City, Utah

Utah's defense was lights out @USC and ASU. We did choke against ASU but that was all on the lame offense. You can't expect your defense to hold with the offense going 3-and-out four times plus two TOs in the 4th.

The big test is at Oregon. Oregon can't play physical ball. So I expect the defense to show up, but I also don't expect anything from our offense: Oregon 28 Utah 10.

@Big Sky Fan

Didn't you hear BYU is 9 plays from NEARLY playing for a National Championship.

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