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Published: Sunday, Jan. 5 2014 6:50 p.m. MST

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Duckhunter
SLC, UT

@uteology

"Both Utah and TCU would be ranked and competing for BCS bowls this year with BYU's schedule."

lol

Uteology
East Salt Lake City, Utah

Duckhunter
SLC, UT

@uteology

"Both Utah and TCU would be ranked and competing for BCS bowls this year with BYU's schedule."

lol

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We have a Ducky siting on a Utah article?

We missed you, welcome back! Just like football, after your basketball team took a beating at Utah we thought had lost you for the year.

Not sure why your laughing, since your team is 0-8 against both teams, but the above statement is true considering:

* Utah has only lost to ranked teams playing a similar schedule
* TCU has been ranked in the top 10 playing a similar schedule

So playing your schedule, at worst Utah 10-3 and TCU 12-1.

SoonerUte
Salt Lake City, UT

"With five power conferences, plus Notre Dame, and only four playoff spots available, power conference champions being left out of the playoffs"

That happens today. Tonight, the "playoff" is between then ACC and SEC. Fans of the Big12, Big10, and PAC12 are left out, but not complaining because they know FSU and Auburn earned their spots. If you want in, be better. Fans get that.

JayDee
West Jordan, UT

@ uteology:

This is an article about college football bowl games. Hence, it is absolutely NOT "a Utah article."

But, since it references the PAC 12, U fans just assume it is a Utah article by association.

That's how it's been for three years and how it appears it will be for the foreseeable future.

Mildred in Fillmore
Salt Lake City, UT

I think that the Independant conference was the best this year.

54-10
Salt Lake City, UT

BYU is the best team in the State and one of the best nationally every year, just ask them.

PAC12Fan
South Jordan, UT

Phoenix,

Your assessment about our cherry picked stats are laughable. Bronco vs. Pac 12. Bronco usually had a bye or played a weakling before preparing for a Pac 12 team. Also, how many top 10 team Pac 12 teams did Bronco play. I remember a good USC team but most were not top tier programs.

.500 vs .380 vs. PAC 12.

Utah (in MWC) had a great record when they played a token Pac 10 team here and there with New Mexico the week before. Try running the gauntlet each week and see your record. If I get to play Hawaii one week before playing Washington, we win more games against Washington. Can't compare the two schools anymore.

WACPaddingOurSchedule
pocatello, ID

True, the Utes were not in a bowl game.
And BYU lost theirs. Now you are left with grasping for the Funeral Potato Cup, bragging about being the best team in the state.
You guys just can't get over Utah being in the PAC 12, and you are not. Move along and be happy with your prearranged bowl games. Signing those contracts two or three years in advance gives you something to go for. Because that's all you are going to get. You poke at the Utes for their Pac 12 play, yet since going independent BYUs record against ranked teams is crummy.

Don't worry. Your band of buddies - Idaho, New Mexico St., and Idaho St will be there to hold your hand.

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

@uteology

What is it that makes this a "utah article"? utah has nothing whatsoever to do with this article other than utah heped put more teams into bowl games than other team in the naiton by supplying those teams with wins. Last time I checked "utah", and "bowl game" have zero correlation, utah has not gone to a bowl game in multiple years, in fact utah has been a losing team for multiple years. so next time you comment in a thread about teams in bowl games and try to make some sort of claim to the article perhaps you need to actually be a fan of a team that goes to bowl games.

LOL!

jarka-rus
Layton, Utah

So getting favoritism from the BCS voters proves you are a better conference? Yep the same tripe we've all heard spewing for years and years now. Good riddance to the BCS! The Pac was so dominant yeah right. That's why MSU clocked Stanford in the Rose bowl on 4th and 1. And overrated ASU got slapped around by an unranked Texas Tech team.

jarka-rus
Layton, Utah

@Chrissy
so which team are you a bandwagoner for? Stanford or Oregon?

Samurai Jake
Salt Lake City, UT

@WACpaddingourschedule:

Awesome post, fellow Ute!

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

pac12! Conference! Pac 12! Conference!

Man that is so much more satisfying and fun than actually having the team I like go to a bowl game. I can see why utah "fans" have all those pac12 stickers and try to pretend that trying to co opt superior schools accomplishments is so great. I'm going to go out and buy myself a pac12 sticker. Nevermind that the pac12 beat exactly zero OOC teams of any significance this year unless you want to count the pac12 refs cheating wisconsin out of a field goal attempt a real "win". Man the pac12 is awesome, just being associated with it, even though our states flagship team is an overwhelming loser in it, just makes us all feel like we've done something, or won something, or something.....

LOL!

Tomahawk Red
North Salt Lake, UT

phoenix
Gilbert, AZ
Uteology

Bronco is 9-9 (50%) versus PAC teams
Kyle is 13-21 (38%) versus PAC teams

Despite your always cherry-picked stats and time frames, it's blatantly obvious which coach has been more competitive against PAC teams.

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Ha ha ha that may just be the most disingenuous "factoid" I've seen so far on this board.

Yes Mendenhall has a SLIGHTLY better Pac 12 record than Whittingham. But you conveniently (or ignorantly) failed to emphasize the fact that Utah has played more than THREE TIMES the number of games vs the Pac 12 than BYU has.

That's like me saying Utah's basketball team is better against WCC teams than BYU is this year, since:

Utah is 1-0 (1.000) vs WCC teams this year

BYU is 1-2 (.333) vs WCC teams this year

Never mind the fact that BYU has had to play three times the number of WCC games that Utah has.

Ridiculous argument. Folly, irrelevant and useless.

Uteanymous
Salt Lake City, Utah

Uteology

The bowl season (with 35 bowls and 70 participating teams) proved for the 2nd straight season that the Utes are not even good enough to be included in the top 70 teams in the country.

Tomahawk Red

It's laughable that Utah fans are so embarrassed to talk about their dismal football program, that they're forced to desperately switch to basketball, a sport in which the Utes have an even worse conference record than they have in football, hard as that is to believe.

54-10
Salt Lake City, UT

Uteanymous
Salt Lake City, Utah

.. and yet the Utes have beat your team 4 years in a row and 9 of the last 12.

Awful courageous for you to be commenting at all.

phoenix
Gilbert, AZ

Tomahawk

You are obviously unfamiliar with the concept that extremely small sample size usually yields extremely inaccurate results.

Dave Rose is 31-13(71%) versus WCC teams.
Larry K is 2-2(50%) versus WCC teams.

More importantly, Rose is 12-4 versus Utah and has won 11 of the last 13.

Samurai Jake
Salt Lake City, UT

Amen, 54-10. Amen!

LOTR
Baltimore, MD

Why are Utah fan even commenting on bowl season?

The Utes aren't even good enough to qualify for a bowl anymore.

BYU has won FOUR bowls in the last 5 seasons.
The mighty weak Utes have only won TWO.

Rikitikitavi
Cardston, Alberta

Ho hum, Bowl season is so irrelevant except to the fans of the two teams on the field at the time. Absolutely nothing at stake. Until there is a playoff why would any fan watch any game except their team?

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