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Published: Sunday, Nov. 17 2013 8:40 p.m. MST

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Chris B's momma
Idaho Falls, ID

Cart before the horse talk on the hill again! No bowl again as you will be thumped soundly in Pullman by the former pac doormat. Then you can play your new rival in the pac version of the toilet bowl!

Highland, UT


I actually hope utah wins those last two games and is still not invited to a bowl. That will show you how much people care about utah and its place in the pac12. And I'll be honest with you here, that is a highly likely scenario. No one cares that utah is in the pac12 when it comes to national interest or prestige, at least not anyone that actually matters like say bowl committee's or poll voters.

You know some of the other utah "fans" around here are half decent guys but you are surely an embarrassment to most of them.

Hyrum, UT

@ ekute:

Seriously! This article is 100% about how Utah is currently doing and 0% about BYU... and the only thing you can come up with is to talk about BYU's first game of the season. How totally irrelevant!

Both teams have changed dramatically since the first of the year and all you want to do is talk about past and fairly old history of another team besides your own team and besides totally out of content to this article.

Oh well. It's obvious the obsession still continues! That's actually quite a compliment to the Cougars to have fans of other teams be so obsessed about them... no matter how their own team is doing.

New to Utah

Hopefully Travis Wilson can recover. I hope the Utes are able to defeat WSU and Colorado and play BYU in the fight hunger bowl in SF. BYU needs a chance to redeem itself for the four straight loses at the hands of Utah.

Hyrum, UT

@ Chris B:

I can guarantee you that the last thing BYU is worried about right now is whether or not they would be able to beat in a bowl game against a team on a 4 game skid. It would take a lot of research to figure out the last time (if ever) that BYU lost to a team coming off of a 4 game losing streak.

Playing and beating Notre Dame is multiple times more important to them right now. The last Utah game is comparatively ancient history. If the opportunity to play Utah does come up again, both the BYU team and their fans would enjoy the chance to show how much things have changed since early in the season.

Didn't you also give us a "mark it down" type of statement about Utes going bowling last year? Why is this year any different at this point? Personally, I hope the Utes do win out and go bowling. I sincerely wish them well. But after watching their last game, it's hard to feel very optimistic right now... especially not knowing when Travis Wilson will be back.

Idaho Falls, ID

Go 6-6 and let's count how many fans show up in New Mexico. Isn't that the bowl all the fans have been bashing on for so long? Chris B will be the head cheerleader saying how great it is to be in a bowl game.

Layton, UT

"Oh well. It's obvious the obsession still continues!"

Have you read the comments under the Utes articles the last couple of days?

The truth hurts you and and your friends so much that you celebrate Utah's struggles to the point of singing Christmas songs. 200 comments from the byu "fans" following the Utah loss. 20 comments from the same fans following the byu win. Obsession with the relevant team in the state that you can't beat resides in happy valley.

Gone fishin
PAC Country, WA

Just checked and there are 34 bowl games which means that 68 teams will be invited to participate. Utah WILL NOT be one of those. I could not find a date on the Moral Victory bowl so I am guessing there is no payout for that one for the utes. Sad to think that things on the hill have sunk that low. I used to be a utes fan but Chris B, ekute, and the likes have changed all that.

The Solution
Dayton, OH

I don't like agreeing with Chris B in most cases, but I have to agree that a bowl-eligible Utah has a good chance of getting invited to San Francisco. There would certainly be more BYU fans happy about that than Utah fans, as it isn't fun playing the same team you already beat a second time. For Utah, there wouldn't be much to gain from that game as they already have rivalry bragging rights this year, four-in-a-row, and a bonus 2 years of bragging until 2016. BYU would have a lot to play for in that game.

Unfortunately for U, the Hunger Bowl is the most probable if Utah wins these next two games. I think they can do it, as Utah has been in almost every loss this year, excepting Oregon; but, as KW said, most teams lose their wheels against Oregon.

Good luck the rest of the season.

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA


Don't worry, it won't be the New Mexico bowl.

Hyrum, UT

@ ekute:

I can't comment for other Cougar fans and you can't do so for other Ute fans. So I'm speaking only for myself whenever I comment and not BYU nation. I have no obsession with Utah losing. None. I was pulling hard for them to take down Oregon last Saturday... just like I did when they played and beat Stanford. The only games each year I don't pull for them is when they play USU and BYU.

I do still stick up for BYU and USU when Ute fans overdo things negatively in comments, which unfortunately still happens all too often.

The last thing expected after reading this article was a comment talking only about a game played by BYU early in the year and totally unrelated to the Utes. Such things only stir the pot between BYU and Ute fans. So yes, your comment does very much make it seem that you are still obsessed with BYU in a very negative way. It actually seems kind of sad at this point.

The Utes still have something to play for this season. Concentrate on that and forget about criticizing other teams. Be the bigger man.

Hyrum, UT

BTW ekute:

I just read the news about Travis Wilson being out the rest of the season and possibly his career. I also read the comments to that article. Almost half of them (at least to that point) were from BYU fans. And every single one, without exception, was in support of Travis and Utah in dealing with that very bad news.

As such, I truly don't believe BYU fans are as negatively obsessed with Utah as you think or are contending. I checked recent past Utah articles and found only a few counterpunch comments to anti-BYU comments. Self-justification for a negative obsession won't help you or anybody else.

At this point in the season, it's truly best if Utah and BYU support each other and get away from the in-state team berating.

Tom in CA
Vallejo, CA

"I'm not worried about these last 2, we'll win."

Chrissy - WSU beat AZ on the road last week. Something u couldn't do. How does it feel to be THE NEW WAZZU OF THE PAC 10.TWO??

And you predict 14 point wins in your last two?? Where did that number come from?

Gone fishin
PAC Country, WA

With 2 weeks to play yet the conferences will fill out their bowl commitments and leave the utes at home, again, this year, even if they win out, which they won't. So we can just drop all this talk about a bowl game for the utes and move on to basketball where BYU OWNS the utes.

The football season is all but over for the utes and everyone knows it. Some just won't admit it. By the way I will be in Martin Stadium cheering for the WSU Cougars.

west valley city, utah

Utah fans! All of you realize that WSU is 5 and 5 in conference play right? They play Utah this weekend and their rival Washington the next. It's my opinion that coach Leach will want his team to become bowl eligible this week being that the're playing a team that is very winnable. The likelihood of WSU going to Washington in 2 weeks and winning? Not a chance. Washington State has much more to play for. Good luck utes.

Richmond, VA


Love your posts, bro! I too root for the Utes when they're not playing the Cougars but I'm neutral when they and USU play each other. And frankly, I'm one Cougar fan who still hold out hope they will win their last two games and be invited to play us in San Fran. CB seems quite sure the Utes will beat the Cougars again and that may very well be. But I still want Van Noy and Hoffmann and the other seniors to have another crack at them. I think that will be a lot fun to see.

Go Cougars! Go Utes! Go Aggies!

let's roll

The truth is Utah could improve over the next couple of years and still not see much, if any, improvement in their record. No one in the PAC-12 circles the Utah game at the beginning of the year or considers Utah a rivalry game. I doubt any team would say they played their best game of the year against Utah.

The U is a breather game for PAC-12 teams and while that surely showed against Stanford, it should work to their favor far more often. They should win a couple of conference games on talent alone (e.g., Colorado, Cal, WSU) and then win two or three more because teams are looking past them.

While Utah fans think they hung with Oregon for most of the game on Saturday, it was mostly because Oregon came into the game flat (their BCS championship dreams lost), took awhile to show any interest, hit stride for a quarter and then took their foot off the gas in the 4th quarter. They lost by 3+ touchdowns to a team whose head was in the game for only one quarter.

I wish the U the best in the future.

CO Ute

@Duckhunter - regarding your wish that the Utes win 6 games and don't go to a bowl being the 10th best team in the conference ... you might want to dig a little deeper before making that statement. If Utah does goes 6-6 (repeat IF), that would mean WSU would need to beat UW to get to 6 wins, possible but not likely. Arizona could easily lose their last 2 games (UCLA and ASU) to finish 6-6 and on a 4 game losing streak. Realistically Utah, in this scenario, would be the 8th team from the conference to go to a bowl game.

Before any of this becomes worthy of discussion, Utah needs to win at WSU this week.

Mesa, AZ

It should be noted that WAZZU was coming off of a bye-week and ua had just lost an emotional heartbreaker against UCLA....I remember WAZZU putting a scare into Stanford on the road last year following a bye-week, losing by merely one TD, only then to come to R.E.S. and get brutally curb-stomped by us, 49-6.

People wish to compare our game against ua, yet conveniently avoid equally comparing what Stanford did to them up there in Pullman....WAZZU has gotten utterly smashed at home in their previous three games.

We're mere inches away from having merely one loss on our record....We're close and these byu fans talking trash on here know it....I can only imagine the implosion down there in utah county, if byu were to have played against our same, identical stretch of a back-to-back-to-back-to-back, etc., grindof a schedule....Meanwhile, they place a bye-week before Wisc like they did before us and lose both games and then place essentially another bye-week before ND in ISU....Utterly hysterical....And I unequivocally love our schedule, mind you!

Mesa, AZ

BTW, the most recent bowl game projections have us slotted into The New Era Pin Stripe Bowl Game against an AAC team!

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