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Published: Friday, Nov. 15 2013 4:35 p.m. MST

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40. cal
West Jordan, UT

Even Better! Go Ducks! 60-10

Highland, UT

What are you doing telling us about wilson's injury?! That is private info and no utah "fan" should be in the least bit curious as to why wilson won't play!

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Remember when Utah had no chance to beat Stanford?

Considering there is one coach and one coach only in the state if Utah who has ever beaten an end of season top 10 team, and that coach coaches for the PAC 12 utes, I like our chances as much as we can against a great Oregon team.

And their qb is hurt as well.

Shulz is going to play well I think.

Make us proud utes!

Gone fishin
PAC Country, WA

OUCH! That is gonna hurt, especially since Whit promised us that Wilson was 100% and ready to go. Schultz will be like a deer staring into the scope of rifle. This does not look good.
New prediction; Ducks 65 utes 3

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

It could be worse, we could be playing a nobody tomorrow for senior day, with no real conference wanting us, and no future outside of fighting Utah state for the second most prestigious program in the state!

Whittingham and Erickson have both proven they are capable of producing national title contenders and top 10 teams.

It's only a matter of time before they take us back to where we belong. And yes, we are closer than our record shows. Our lowly non power conference brothers would LOVE to say they beat Stanford and took top 25 ucla, asu, and osu down to the last play.

Any other utes agree this is better than beating up on nobodies this time of year?


It will be interesting to see how Shulz does when he's able to come out as the starting QB instead of being thrown into the middle of a game. Can't hurt to have Murphy to throw to.

Here's wishing all the injured Utah players a speedy recovery.


40. cal
West Jordan, UT

@Chris B

The Stanford win was a complete fluke.

Ducks 60
Utesies 0

40. cal
West Jordan, UT

@ Chris B

I know utah never plays any easy games!

Weber State- All i heard after that game was how good the utsies are. LOL

And by the way the only reason utah does not want to play BYU the next two years is becasue they need an easy game to rest from their schedule. That is right BYU will always give utah a hard game.

Gone fishin
PAC Country, WA

No Chris. A loss IS NOT better than a win. Just ask the experts.
And by the way. Erickson will not be around next year. He will NOT go down with the Whit.
He is a one and done coach. Hang your hat on a few wins and a ton of moral victories all you want and keep adding multiple layers lipstick. I'm sure the bowl selection committees will overlook the 5-7 season and include the 7 moral victories in their consideration.

East Salt Lake City, Utah

40. cal
West Jordan, UT

@ Chris B

I know utah never plays any easy games!


Not true. We played 3 easy games this year:

1. Weber State
2. BYU
3. Colorado

We still have two more games after this week so I Hope Wilson, Norris, and York heal fast. We still have a chance to save this season from being a total disaster.


Wait, the home game against the Idaho State Bengals is Senior Day for BYU!?


Yeah I'd be reading about Pac 12 football too.


Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

.40 cal,

Actually we thank you for giving us a gimme game the last 4 years.

We wouldnt be bowl eligible this year without you!

Yes, its tough playing with the big boys.

But its much better than being a nobody where no conference wants you!

But you'll just have to trust me on that, since you woudlnt know what its like to be invited to a real conference, playing prestigious programs week after week, and beating teams that end the season in the top 10!

Tell you what, if Oregon beats utah by more than the 54-10 margin beatdown we laid on you, I'll become a byu fan for life.


Saint George, UT

Frankly, I'm more worried about not having Jared Norris than I am about Travis Wilson. Wilson has been terrible lately so Shulz couldn't really be much worse. Norris, however, has been huge for our defense. We will really miss his ability to stop the run on the edges against Oregon.



Layton, UT

As a Cougar fan, I wish the Utes the best. Good luck and I really hope for a great game.

Go Cougs!

Bountiful, UT

Some of you make it hard to be a UTE fan. I keep trying, but I end up feeling uncomfortable sitting with my fellow UTE fans. I think I might sit with the Ducks just to see if I'm right.

Lifelong Ute
Salt Lake City, UT

I guess when your program isn't going anywhere and has no hope of ever having a schedule like Utah, you have to become fans of other PAC 12 teams. Byu can't beat us so they become fans of teams that can?

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

Not good!

Sandy, UT

Dont byu fans have a big game against Idaho State to get ready for? Only a terrible program who accepts being mediocre at best would rather beat up on Idaho State than play a national powerhouse.

In byu's hardest scheudle ever, its still easier than a typical Utah schedule that we'll play in the Pac 12 year after year. And next year - byu's only power conference teams are Texas, Virginia(watch out!), and Cal. Maybe the big 12 will come calling....Not!

Orange County, CA

@ Chris B

"Any other utes agree this is better than beating up on nobodies this time of year?"

Here's a Ute fan who is tired of comparing our situation to BYU's. This isn't a competition about who has the better November schedule! It's about the U competing in the PAC-12 for the Rose Bowl. Our situation is more troubling than BYU's scheduling issues in November. It seems our coaching staff has learned nothing since watching Jordan Wynn struggle. If we have five QB's on scholarship, why are we depending on a QB who already has demonstrated that we should be trying a third option?

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