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BYU football: Cougar offense rebounds from rough first half as BYU earns win at Nevada

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  • StGtoSLC SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Dec. 2, 2013 10:15 a.m.

    thebigsamoan, nothing derogatory, they just call it UDub because it is short for UW ("You Double-You"-->"You Dub"-->UDub). Nationally, it's synonymous with Washington, but people in Wyoming and Wisconsin sometimes say it in connection with the Cowboys or Badgers, respectively, where it is generally understood, just like nationally "The U" is synonymous with Miami (Fl), but locally understood and attributed to the U of Utah.

  • thebigsamoan Richmond, VA
    Dec. 2, 2013 5:13 a.m.

    @Surf is Up
    Miami, FL

    "thebigsamoan, if your question was serious, I believe it is a acronym commonly used for University of Washington."

    I see that it is some kind of an acronym for UW! But what does it mean or stand for? Udub or U of Dub? I'm seriously curious to know. But, if it's something derogatory to that great institution, then I don't care to know and no one need to respond.

    And thank you Surf, for caring enough to respond.

    Go Cougars! Go Aggies! and good luck in basketball this year Utes! Sorry we won't get to play you one more time in a bowl like I had hoped! On the other hand, after witnessing the 1st half against Nevada last weekend, maybe it was a good thing after all. The possibility of going 5 and 0 against the Utes would be too much for me to swallow.

  • orem_man_am_i orem, UT
    Dec. 1, 2013 11:44 p.m.

    Love the cougs and glad they won, but I gotta admit, they really under achieved this year. Gotta hand it to the Aggies, for the second year in a row they are obviously the best college football team in the state. Too bad Keaton and Whimpey were lost to injury. You guys would have really made some noise with them playing a full season.

  • Two For Flinching Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 1, 2013 8:52 p.m.

    @ PAC man

    And if this Utah team had been lucky enough to play the 32nd ranked schedule it too would have 7-8 wins. If BYU played the #1 ranked SOS, the Cougs would have probably missed a bowl game as well. And yes, Sagarin includes SOS in his ranking, but win total is weighted much heavier than SOS. That is the reason 11-win North Dakota St. and Eastern Illinois both found their way into the top 30. Coincidentally, ranked above both BYU and Utah. Do you honestly believe the Bison or Panthers are better than the Cougs and Utes? Ranking rewards teams for a season of work, they do not necessarily pick the best team. That is determined by on-field results.

  • Two For Flinching Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 1, 2013 8:46 p.m.

    @ Surf is Up

    Why is that pathetic? Conf. wins are far more important than wins over USU and BYU. I'm sorry to burst your bubble but the Y is not the center of the universe. And no, I would prefer Utah was bowling. Hence the reason I said I would trade in-state wins for wins in the PAC-12. Reading comprehension, bud. Give it a try sometime.

  • Pavalova Surfers Paradise, AU
    Dec. 1, 2013 7:07 p.m.

    There's no place like home for the holidays... Just like Nick Saban in 2008, Stanford didn't really want to be in SLC this season. They got owned...or maybe they weren't that good anyway. Just like Pitt in 2004.

  • Horrible Stumper Hyrum, UT
    Dec. 1, 2013 6:53 p.m.

    Congratulations to BYU on the win. However the small margin of victory is a concern. If the Cougar Administration's goal is to be ranked in the top 25 next year they are going to have to slap Washington around in their bowl game. Their strength of schedule next year will not do it alone. Luckily the Cougs will not have a loss to a 5 - 7, 10th place PAC 12 team showing up on their resume. The Utes really need to up their game so they quit dragging Utah's winning teams resumes down. But it is like the Ute faithful say, better to lose in a big pond than win in a small pond. We'll I gotta run, getting ready for USU' s 2 remaining bowl games. Some of our teams earned the right to continue to play. Can't wait to read Crispy's and Stang08's negative rhetoric next week. Will they still comment now that their seasons are over? I imagine so. However, Crispy's repetitive assertions are becoming more and more mundane and less relavent.

  • Surf is Up Miami, FL
    Dec. 1, 2013 5:26 p.m.

    thebigsamoan, if your question was serious, I believe it is a acronym commonly used for University of Washington.

  • oaklandaforlife SLC, UT
    Dec. 1, 2013 5:27 p.m.

    @anti BCS,

    Shows how really terrible the BIG 12 is. Right?

  • Surf is Up Miami, FL
    Dec. 1, 2013 5:23 p.m.

    @anti BCS, I believe that patriot is one of those Chris B types who live under the delusion that every team in the PAC12 is better than any other team BYU played.

    Everybody with an IQ over 60 knows this isn't the case, but it helps em justify mediocrity and to be okay with the U not going bowling another year.

  • Riverton Cougar Riverton, UT
    Dec. 1, 2013 5:22 p.m.

    Great point, PAC Man.

    Since BYU's strength of schedule this year is a little tougher than Utah's SOS last year, we now have apples and apples to compare. The verdict is that BYU certainly CAN compete at a high level, and that since BYU went 8-4 (going to a bowl game as well) with the #32 ranked SOS this year, if they were in Utah's situation in the PAC they could also do 8-4 and go to a bowl game. After all, if you can go 8-4 against the #32 schedule, why not be able to go 8-4 against the #41 schedule?

    Also, as has already been pointed out, the rankings already consider SOS. Hence BYU will ranked higher than Utah (in other words, BYU will be considered nationally to be the better team) DESPITE their SOS, not because of it.

  • thebigsamoan Richmond, VA
    Dec. 1, 2013 4:37 p.m.

    Pardon my ignorance, but what is Udub or U of Dub? Never heard the term before!

  • anti BCS Anaheim, CA
    Dec. 1, 2013 4:29 p.m.

    patriot

    "The eight wins only came because of cup cakes like Nevada and the other no-names they played."

    LOL at your desperate, and deceitful, claim.

    Any fan trying to claim that TEXAS is a no-name cupcake has already lost all credibility. With a #34 SOS the dwarf's Utah's #67 2004 and #56 2008 SOSs, the Longhorns are one win away from winning the Big 12 championship and playing in a BCS bowl game.

    BYU beat SIX bowl teams that will each finish with at least 7 regular season wins:

    #32 Texas(8-3)
    #92 Mid Tenn St(8-4)
    #42 Utah St(8-4)
    #30 Ga Tech(7-5)
    #47 Houston(8-4)
    #46 Boise St (8-4)

  • PAC man Anaheim, CA
    Dec. 1, 2013 4:07 p.m.

    2fer

    "Also, don't forget that this is the third time in the past three years that Utah has finished with a significantly higher SOS."

    BYU's 2013 #32 SOS was HIGHER than ANY previous schedule in Utah history. Prior to this season, the toughest SOS Utah had ever played was #41 last season. BYU played tougher schedules in 2003 (#14), 2004 (#11), and 2013 (#32).

    Since Sagarin already calculates SOS into his ranking formula, why do whiny Utah fans continue to falsely claim that Utah's lower ranking is solely attributable to Utah's tougher SOS?

    bottom line:

    2013 #28 BYU > #33 Utah
    2012 #26 BYU > #61 Utah
    2011 #34 BYU > #39 Utah

    According to the new Utah fan narrative, where SOS trumps all, Utah's 2004 and 2008 seasons were really quite meaningless, since the Utes only played the 67th and 56th toughest schedules in 2004 and 2008.

  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    Dec. 1, 2013 2:18 p.m.

    The Y had their chance for success this year with games against the U as well as Wisconsin and ND and they lost all three. The eight wins only came because of cup cakes like Nevada and the other no-names they played. I think you ought to have to earn a bowl invite by having 8 quality wins...not just 8 wins.

  • Surf is Up Miami, FL
    Dec. 1, 2013 1:50 p.m.

    Two For Flinching "....I would trade success over in-state teams for success in the PAC any day.."

    Wow, that statment says a lot about U guys. And its a terribly pathetic statement.

    So it goes as no surprise that you must be okay with how the season shoot out then despite the fact that utah is not going bowling again.

  • Surf is Up Miami, FL
    Dec. 1, 2013 1:46 p.m.

    Two For Flinching, there was a time not many years ago where the Beehive boot was almost a lost item (actually lost) because BYU had held it for so long. Those days are not over.

    Also do you really embrace CO as your rival? I doubt it.

  • Two For Flinching Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 1, 2013 11:52 a.m.

    @ Riddles in the Dark

    I would trade success over in-state teams for success in the PAC any day. However, I was just correcting the assertion that Utah does not get a trophy for being the best in-state team.

    Also, don't forget that this is the third time in the past three years that Utah has finished with a significantly higher SOS. Switch Utah places with BYU or USU and you will see the records switch places as well, give or take a game.

  • Riddles in the Dark Olympus Cove, Utah
    Dec. 1, 2013 10:46 a.m.

    Final Regular Season Standings (BCS/Sagarin)

    #38/#28 BYU(8-4) #32 SOS
    #58/#33 Utah(5-7) #1 SOS

    For the 6th time in 9 seasons during the Bronco/Kyle era, BYU finishes with a better record and higher ranking than their little brothers on the hill.

  • dww722 North Salt Lake, UT
    Dec. 1, 2013 10:30 a.m.

    I don't know what was said at halftime but I wish he would do that more often when his team is playing uninspired football..ie Virginia, Utah, Wisconsin and Notre Dame. This is football not sunday school after all.

  • Riddles in the Dark Olympus Cove, Utah
    Dec. 1, 2013 8:38 a.m.

    2fer

    It's laughable that the only thing that the mighty PAC 12 utes have to crow about nowadays is winning the state championship - sounds a little high-schoolish, don't ya think?

  • one vote Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 1, 2013 8:29 a.m.

    Maybe they can buy into the Mountain West or Big Sky conference next year.

  • BlueHusky Mission Viejo, CA
    Dec. 1, 2013 8:18 a.m.

    @poyman - it is Udub not U of Dub.

    BYU has owned the Dawgs lately, but I think Udub is better this year. Bishop Sankey and QB Price are really good, though Price has been hurt.

    Should be a close game, but I pick Udub by 10. On the other hand, Bronco wins bowl games ....

  • kcougfan Spanish Fork, UT
    Dec. 1, 2013 7:51 a.m.

    Hey 2013 Ute Seniors SWEEP byU 4-0

    Why don't you go gloat over your big win over Colorado...you have so much to be proud of this year. I do give you credit for beating us again. Hope you enjoy watching us beat a Pac 12 Team in the Kraft Hunger Bowl!

  • NeilT Clearfield, UT
    Dec. 1, 2013 7:50 a.m.

    BYU goes 8-4 and you want to fire the coach. Really. USU finished the same and Romney stadium had a record crowd. BYU fans whine to much.

  • poyman Lincoln City, OR
    Nov. 30, 2013 11:46 p.m.

    Just read all the comments... Very entertaining... Thanks ute fans...

    Looks like the Cougs get the U of Dub on 12/27/13 in SF at the Fight Hunger Bowl (this year's bowl game for BYU... the 9th in a row)... I actually feel pretty good about it... Cougs are 4-3 against the Huskies and this will hopefully make it 5-3 (unfortunately for the utes they are still winless against the Huskies and they are in the same conference now)... The U of Dub are 8-4 on the year after whipping the WSU Cougars this afternoon (the same team that jumped on the utes last week)...

    Incidentally, I do want to offer congratulations to the utes... They beat a very tough opponent from the University of Colorado today who had previously knocked over such powerhouses as Central Arkansas, Charleston Southern, and (1-11) California (who eeked out a win against Portland State earlier in the season)...this win allowed the utes to "snag" 10th place out of 12 teams(as the DN said about their Basketball team last year). Good job...

  • Two For Flinching Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 30, 2013 11:19 p.m.

    @ RevK

    It's called the Beehive Boot. I'm not surprised you have never seen it though. It spends most of its time in SLC these days.

  • toosmartforyou Farmington, UT
    Nov. 30, 2013 11:04 p.m.

    Thanks for an entertaining season, Cougars, and one that extends play into December.

    Thanks, PAC 12, for some great games as your elite beat up on each other. Your bottom feeders were as predicted and don't make any noise except in the newspapers in their home towns.

    That about sums it up.

  • Rockarolla West Jordan, UT
    Nov. 30, 2013 10:31 p.m.

    This one is on the Coaches. Bronco claimed after the game, like he always does, that the competition (Nevada) is a fine football team. That's a bunch of horse hockey! Nevada was pitiful this year and everyone (except the brilliant Bronco Mendenhall) knows it. THis years Wolfpack team was POOR. Yet our coaching staff couldn't put together a game plan. Robert Anae continues to show us why he was "fired" the first time. It's time for BYU and its coaches to put up or shut up.
    Broncos phony Humble statements and postgame interviews need to go. Let loose a little so that your players, assistant coaches and fans know you're not a robot. Time to move to the next level and we need a coaching staff who don't act like zombies Let's get some excitement in Provo and not just the same old boring football.

  • Texans for BYU Houston, TX
    Nov. 30, 2013 9:52 p.m.

    A win is a win no matter how poorly the game is played. I appreciate that I will be able to watch MY team play in late December. And I am sad for the Ute fans whose team won't be playing again until next season.

  • Frozen Chosen Savage, MN
    Nov. 30, 2013 9:04 p.m.

    It is impossible for a college football team to get "up" for 12 games - nobody can do it, as witnessed by Wisconsin getting blown out by a bad Penn St team today AT HOME!

    BYU can't get up for 12 games either as we saw today. They came out flat but got it going in the second half for the win. They realized another bad loss would've been a disaster.

    Utes can't get up for 12 games either as witnessed in the Wash St game.

  • Cinci Man FT MITCHELL, KY
    Nov. 30, 2013 8:53 p.m.

    I kept my expectations very low and BYU played as I expected. This was just plain awful.

  • flatlander Omaha, NE
    Nov. 30, 2013 8:40 p.m.

    This game sort of summed up the season, some poor play, some good play, no consistency but enough to win eight against what turned out to be a fair schedule but certainly no blockbuster. Offense what I expected, defense a little less than I expected.

  • let's roll LEHI, UT
    Nov. 30, 2013 8:24 p.m.

    With the regular season over, a couple of things are clear.

    Anae has no feel for reading a game. It was clear Nevada couldn't stop the run but Anae kept calling pocket pass plays for Hill. Everyone in the stadium except was Anae was baffled as to how Williams could have only 3 carries in the fist half.

    Hill is uncomfortable reading defenses and going through his progressions. He's got a strong arm and when he has a scripted pass, with a designated receiver, he throws the ball well. When he has to read the coverage, he's indecisive, has no confidence and will only throw the ball to wide open receivers.
    The best defense being played against Hill is by Anae, who rarely calls plays that take advantage of Hill's strengths and more often puts him in positions where his weaknesses are exposed.

    Something is up with Van Noy. Don't know if he's hurt or just distracted, but over the past month he's failed to finish more plays than I can count. He's been in a great position and just can't get anyone on the ground.

  • tlaulu Taylorsville, Utah
    Nov. 30, 2013 7:57 p.m.

    Fight Hunger Bowl ayee?. Let's keep fighting 'til we get to a betta bowl instead of playing hungry for a bowl.

  • NevadaCoug Overton, NV
    Nov. 30, 2013 7:00 p.m.

    What was wrong in the 1st half? Sure, the team didn't seem up for the game. But, chew on this stat: Jamaal Williams touched the ball just 3 times in the whole first half.

    I kept hearing that Nevada was a team you can run on. BYU certainly proved that in the 2nd half. If that were true, then why did they keep trying to pass so much in the 1st half of the game? It seemed the ball was in Hill's hands the whole time during the 1st half. Now, I know, Hill is an amazing rusher; for a Quarterback. However, you just cannot ignore your starting RB for a whole half. Williams busted his 1st run for nearly 30 yards, but it didn't come until BYU's second drive. After that, they ignored him for pretty much the next 23 minutes. Inexcusable. Was it Anae not calling his number? Was Hill just not running the right plays? Regardless, inexcusable.

  • CougFaninTX Frisco, TX
    Nov. 30, 2013 6:57 p.m.

    A tale of two halves for sure. BYU was pathetic in the first half, but dominated in the second half. Williams was outstanding.

    Don't worry about the ute trolls, most of the comments are from the same BYU hater with multiple monikers.

    Looking forward to watching the Aggies in the MWC championship and their bowl game, and the Cougs in their bowl game.

    After week 1, chris predicted a Rose Bowl appearance, but alas the Utes didn't even qualify for the New Mexico Bowl to play the MWC #4 team.

  • JD Tractor Iowa City, IA
    Nov. 30, 2013 6:16 p.m.

    It's funny when BYU was burning up the "blue zone ", The media would never called it the "blue zone ". Now that they struggle in the "blue zone" media mentions it all the time.

    Dear media, please keep calling it the blue zone. The tables will turn and BYU will score like they did in the past.

  • Mountanman Hayden, ID
    Nov. 30, 2013 6:12 p.m.

    Its exciting to know that Williams and Hill are both just sophomores!

  • Cedarcreek320 Star Valley Ranch, WY
    Nov. 30, 2013 6:12 p.m.

    Thanks for providing me with a financially successful season. I bet on you not to beat the spread all season, and you only disappointed me once. Keep up the good work.

  • 4blade2007 Provo, Utah
    Nov. 30, 2013 5:52 p.m.

    BYU athletes can perform any day of the week except Sunday. Hence the Pac 10.2 and Big 12 plus other conferences that have been interested in BYU will NOT extend invites to their conferences ......Amen. This has nothing to do with Wins or Loses or who has the best athletes or coaches. This is a Sabbath Day rule. BYU athletes still sign the dotted line knowing they will not participate on Sunday. BYU haters give the athletes who chose to come to school at BYU some credit.

  • BlueHusky Mission Viejo, CA
    Nov. 30, 2013 5:45 p.m.

    Amazingly poor first half. Hill standing around not seeing open receivers (i guess). Surely our big receivers were getting open. The zebras can call something on every play and they did. Overall, BYU didn't respect the opponent and didn't come in ready to play.

    But statistically, BYU dominated. The last Nevada TD was certainly helped by some very bad calls. The pass interference was callable, but a similar one in the Wisconsin game against Wisconsin was called off as uncatchable. The Van Noy roughing call was egregious as the QB was still on his feet and inbounds.

    MWC refs for sure.

    Hope BYU plays Washington in the Kraft bowl. That will be a fun game. Right now I give the edge to the Dawgs. Price is a much better passer than Hill (at this stage) and Sankey is better (maybe) than Williams, but BYU defense is better than Washington's. Dawgs by 10.

  • dont get mad WVC, UT
    Nov. 30, 2013 5:37 p.m.

    Like if your team is going to a bowl game! haha

  • CA. reader Rocklin, CA
    Nov. 30, 2013 5:34 p.m.

    If I recall correctly football games require two halves. We may have stunk up the first half but we were only down 7-0. Nevada got by with some trick plays, favorable penalties ans senior day emotion. We got by on talent and coaching.

    Why you folks were commenting like the game was over when it clearly was not is beyond me.

  • BYU9293 Clinton, UT
    Nov. 30, 2013 5:30 p.m.

    Poor first half, much better in the second. I think the players took this game way too lightly, thought they would just show up and win. Williams is a beast, excited for 2 more years of his running. We should have been running more all game. As for BYU haters comments, let them squawk, a win is a win and we are going bowling. I guess when your team goes 5 and 7, all you can do is try to tear down the team that goes 8 and 4.

  • StGtoSLC SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Nov. 30, 2013 5:17 p.m.

    Well turns out I wouldn't have been able to watch the game anyway. My Dish Top 120 plus Premium Sports Package doesn't give me CBS Sports Network. At this point, ESPN still doesn't even have the box score or any highlights posted. Great accessibility.

  • Crisco B Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 30, 2013 5:13 p.m.

    Lots of Ute fodder. General crunch and munch to chew on while they realize that today was the last hurrah. That was it. Nuttin else for Christmas. The fat lady has sung for the U this year. Sort of pathetic really.

  • BlackDiamond Provo, UT
    Nov. 30, 2013 5:10 p.m.

    All Utes are invited to my house to watch the bowl game in Dec!

  • Joe Schmoe Orem, UT
    Nov. 30, 2013 5:07 p.m.

    Hilarious comments from the "ute" fans. Oh sorry Chris, the pac 12 onward and upward utes. How many teams from the pac 12 are going bowling? 9 if I count right. NINE! Yet even with almost every team in the league going bowling there are 3 teams that aren't. Merry Christmas to you guys. Thanks for keeping us entertained with the guarantees all season long. I'm hoping Wilson can come back and at least make you guys possibly have some sort of post season.

    Great comeback by the Cougars today! 28 points on 4 straight possessions. It was almost like the offense wasn't trying in the first half so they could play the whole game.

    Now on to watch a good basketball game between the two best teams in the state!

  • StGtoSLC SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Nov. 30, 2013 4:53 p.m.

    Wow. I said earlier that BYU should run away with this one. Winning is always a good thing, but this is a pathetic Nevada team. Didn't watch the game as I watched the Utah game and about 5 other more watchable games were on when that was over, but playing this badly against a team like that doesn't bode well whether you play Washington, Oregon State, Washington State or Arizona in San Francisco. Those are all pretty solid teams.

  • moderateinmagna MAGNA, UT
    Nov. 30, 2013 4:48 p.m.

    the fact of the matter is BYU is still going to a bowl game while you ute fans will be sitting at home playing in the couch potato bowl again,so you have no right even opening your mouths you have a losing team but haters will hate because they have no life i guess.

  • RevK Glenwood, UT
    Nov. 30, 2013 4:46 p.m.

    Wow, the Ute lover comments are idiotic. They have a game going on at the same time, but all they can do is type about BYU. BYU is going to a bowl game again. Utah is staying home again. At least you beat BYU though right? I still haven't seen a trophy for that.

  • SaltyDog Rexburg, ID
    Nov. 30, 2013 4:45 p.m.

    Glad that BYU pulled it out at the end. The team was a shell of itself with all the stupid penalties. And to all the Y haters *cough ute fans cough*...go back and check the bowl schedule before talking smack. BYU is going and you're not; instead U got their consolation bowl vs. colorado. Enjoy the holidays while BYU and USU go bowling!

  • FYI Taylorsville, UT
    Nov. 30, 2013 4:30 p.m.

    USNGary
    "How does one team have 10 penalties and the other only one."

    Going into this game BYU has been flagged for 22 more penalties, resulting in almost 2 hundred more yards than their opponents. Now granted that is not 10-1, but as Cougar11 mentioned, aside from one, they have looked legitimate.

  • Cool Cat Cosmo Payson, UT
    Nov. 30, 2013 4:27 p.m.

    In spite of all the gimme penalties, BYU wins the game, and the offense shows some life. Definitely some things to work on during the break before the Fight Hunger Bowl, but I have faith that BYU will prepare and hope for the W come Christmas break.

  • Play Nice Herriman, UT
    Nov. 30, 2013 4:20 p.m.

    Any idea how much time in the quarter?

  • Cool Cat Cosmo Payson, UT
    Nov. 30, 2013 4:16 p.m.

    @ 2013 Ute Trolls Never Rest

    Hey, at least BYU and Utah State are bowling...but Utah? Not so much.

  • CBAX Provo, UT
    Nov. 30, 2013 4:15 p.m.

    Hey Sweep glad you won your bowl game already today.

  • Cool Cat Cosmo Payson, UT
    Nov. 30, 2013 4:13 p.m.

    BYU playing MUCH better than they were in the first. The important thing is to finish strong, and BYU is doing that VERY well right now. Go Cougs!

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 30, 2013 3:50 p.m.

    byu secondary looking like a byu secondary

    12 penalties for 110 yards

    Very undisciplined(and just plain bad) team

  • Christopher B Ogden, UT
    Nov. 30, 2013 3:46 p.m.

    byu couldn't beat the #10 team in the Pac12. Chances of them beating the #6 Washington team?

    LOL.

    Let me quote a great line from a great move:

    "So you're saying there's a chance"

  • BlackDiamond Provo, UT
    Nov. 30, 2013 3:34 p.m.

    @2013 Ute Seniors
    Congratulations on winning your bowl game today!

  • 2013 Ute Seniors SWEEP byU 4-0 Ogden, UT
    Nov. 30, 2013 3:20 p.m.

    byu going to get HANDLED by Washington in the bowl game

  • Pipes Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 30, 2013 3:15 p.m.

    I guess our defense decided to quit!

  • defibman Syracuse, UT
    Nov. 30, 2013 3:15 p.m.

    Boy, some of the comments from the uties are really original! I really hope they didn't lose any sleep thinking of those. Sounds like a bunch of twelve year olds.

  • Big 12 Call Yet? Ogden, UT
    Nov. 30, 2013 3:13 p.m.

    Virginia all over again

    Love it!

  • 2013 Ute Seniors SWEEP byU 4-0 Ogden, UT
    Nov. 30, 2013 3:12 p.m.

    Nevada up 14-7

    LOL!

  • Play Nice Herriman, UT
    Nov. 30, 2013 3:07 p.m.

    Does anyone else ever wonder what yard line the ball is on?

  • TamaBYU Provo, UT
    Nov. 30, 2013 3:09 p.m.

    Fire the football team, lets get behind the womens soccer team

  • zachbrwn new york, NY
    Nov. 30, 2013 3:01 p.m.

    BYU should be ashamed as a team..Either, the coaches
    didn't prepare the team, or ND did a number on the players.
    Also the play calling, is the worst. What happen to Hill
    as a QB??

  • WJCoug South Jordan, Utah
    Nov. 30, 2013 2:57 p.m.

    I am tired of the brand of football BYU is playing. Win or lose this game(or the bowl game), doesn't matter. Time for a change at the top. I like Bronco, and his tenure at BYU has certainly been respectable, but it is clear that he cannot recruit the players / coaches needed to get BYU to being a regular in the top 20 year in and year out.

    Now maybe BYU is only concerned with his character and his ability to espouse the "BYU line", which if so then Bronco is their man. I too recognize the importance of teaching life skills and furthering the work of the church. But if there is any desire on the part of the powers that be to get to the next level, I believe changes are in order.

  • Cougar11 Highland, UT
    Nov. 30, 2013 2:47 p.m.

    Our QB has regressed! He looks horrible; it's like he won't throw it unless our guys are wide open. Throw your receiver open QB! 37 yards in the first half throwing is an embarrassment. He has to be better than this for heavens sake. 10 first half penalties are ridiculous. Not sure if Nevada has one or not, but most of those called looked legitimate. The only joke of a call was the on the first play of the game against 55 for defensive holding,

    The coaching staff once again doesn't get their team ready to play. Hopefully the second half will wake the boys up. It's hard to be positive when you watch such a lack of enthusiasm for the game by your players.

  • blue & white Boise, ID
    Nov. 30, 2013 2:47 p.m.

    Robert A doesn't have a clue, he must think the whole field is the blue zone. shame on the coaching staff for not bringing their A game.

  • Big 12 Call Yet? Ogden, UT
    Nov. 30, 2013 2:40 p.m.

    Nevada's defense looks like Alabama!

  • USNGary San Diego, CA
    Nov. 30, 2013 2:37 p.m.

    Anyone else see BYU playing against 15. Refs horrible. How does one team have 10 penalties and the other only one

  • Big 12 Call Yet? Ogden, UT
    Nov. 30, 2013 2:34 p.m.

    5 straight quarters with 0 zero touchdowns

    LOL

    Is this your go fast go hard?

  • 2013 Ute Seniors SWEEP byU 4-0 Ogden, UT
    Nov. 30, 2013 2:30 p.m.

    Maybe byu is still hiding their go fast go hard offense until the second half so Nevada wont know whats coming

  • Pipes Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 30, 2013 2:30 p.m.

    BYU is embarrassing on both sides of the ball. Poor coaching leads to poor preparation. On our way to another irrelevant season!

  • CougarSunDevil Phoenix, AZ
    Nov. 30, 2013 2:24 p.m.

    BYU is being PA-THET-IC.

  • 2013 Ute Seniors SWEEP byU 4-0 Ogden, UT
    Nov. 30, 2013 2:21 p.m.

    So it Nevada your guys rival now?

  • Where is Hadley? Salt Lake, UT
    Nov. 30, 2013 2:10 p.m.

    These are two similar teams. Should be close game

  • USNGary San Diego, CA
    Nov. 30, 2013 1:59 p.m.

    BYU did not show up for this game

  • I Bleed Blue Las Vegas, NV
    Nov. 30, 2013 1:59 p.m.

    Hey can someone wake up the Cougars? Come on now!!!

  • Play Nice Herriman, UT
    Nov. 30, 2013 1:42 p.m.

    This blog is informative however, the reporter needs to stop wearing his heart on his sleeve and tell us what is happening and who did it. Let us make our own decisions on what is inexcusable and what is first week play. Be professional.