Is it not time that YBU beat The PAC 12 Utes at something? Based on the comments
from cougie supporters it sounds like they all agree with my post. They're
definitely excited about one baseball game extremely early in the season.
20-3?Did the Cougs miss an extra point or something?Go
4601, I never said anything about the rain.
MyPerspective,Yes I was being serious! Most of BYU's opponents had
winning records last year and went to or went to and won their bowl games!!! So
how does that make BYU's schedule a cupcake schedule? Utah chose to jump to
the PAC12 where they are in over their head in football and basketball but
improving! Byu chose Indy in football and WCC in basketball, where they have
continued to have successful seasons! Both BYU and Utah are much better off then
being in the MWC, Utah just took a much larger leap and is taking longer to
climb up to where they want to be in the PAC12 standings!!! I will keep asking
until I get an answer, Why do you care about a team that is no longer your
rival? Why do I not see fans from the other PAC12 schools commenting on Utah
articles especially CU your new rival? Go Cougs!!! Rise Up!!!
4601, the comments about the rain were facetiously referring to BYU fans',
players' and media's excuses about the football game at UVA last
season, such as:"Virginia does get a lot more rain than Utah
does. Consequently, the players from that area definitely have more experience
playing in the rain.""Virginia beat BYU, 19-16. But this
game belonged to Mother Nature."“I’m not trying to
make excuses, because we didn’t make plays, but by the fourth quarter, the
balls we were throwing were completely waterlogged.”
@KHStay on topic, BYU 20, utes 3. It rained on both teams, but maybe
the utes are water soluble.
Reno Cougs Fan 68Reno, NVSpokane Ute,"Utah beat BYU
head to head in both football and basketball but finished with worse overall
records but all we heard from the haters is how head to head results are all
that counts in who is the better team..."You can't be
serious. You realize, do you not, that Utah is in the Pac-12 and not playing
the same cupcake schedule byu plays?
BYU 20 Utah 3Just like BYU football, Ute baseball can't play in
It's baseball guys. They still have the rest of the (spread out) series to
"I would love to see the utes play BYU in volleyball."I
would love to see the Cougs ski against Utah...
Spokane,Utah was better on a given night but is not the better team
overall. So they get a win or two every decade. That's the least we can do
for the little brother. For whatever reason BYU lets their guard down when it
comes to the utes. However, if you want to go back and look at the last 13
games you will see a very different story.
I would love to see the utes play BYU in volleyball. If you thought baseball
beat down was bad volleyball would be much worse.
My opinion only - I don't believe you can read too much into this one game.
The Y soundly trounced Utah last night and made a great showing. For whatever
reason, Utah was terrible. However, this Utah team just 10 days ago beat #10
ranked (and last year college world series entrant) Indiana and followed that up
the next morning with a win over a top 25 ranked Nebraska team. Obviously you
need to have some level of talent to do that. Utah has played every game this
season with 3 starters out with injury - no excuse intended, just a statement of
fact. To pull off the wins I mentioned above took a lot of heart and fight. I
don't think the battle between these two teams ended with this one game. I
hope and expect to see a much better game the next time they meet.
Chris B. 4 Prez!Salt Lake City, UT"The royal smurf blue
jerseys were apparently so magical, that not a single picture was even included
in this article."What? Is byu having trouble identifying their
school colors, again?. Another identity crisis. Ok, so what is byu's
That sound like football score. Go Cougars Baseball!
KH - The great thing about baseball is that there are three more games on tap
between these two teams this year. I think by year-end we will know which team
is the best.Every team in any sport is entitled to a "bad"
day. Yesterday, the first two innings by the Utes were quite frankly the worst
baseball I have seen in 30+ years of actively participating in the sport. 18
runs in two innings??? However, Tanner Banks is a much better pitcher than he
showed yesterday and I suspect the next three games will be much more
Spokane Ute,Utah beat BYU head to head in both football and basketball but
finished with worse overall records but all we heard from the haters is how head
to head results are all that counts in who is the better team hence my comment
that BYU could lose all the rest of their baseball games and still be called the
better of the two teams according to Ute logic!!! Good luck to both teams the
rest of the way and hope both make it to the college world series!!!Go Cougs!!! Rise Up!!!
For the last 4 years in football, and this year in basketball, we've been
told by byu fans that the team that loses the head to head match-up is really
the better team. I guess Utah's baseball team is a lot better than
byu's this year.
Stellar game for the cougs, pitiful game for the Utes.Keeping things
in perspective, just like Coach Littlewood pointed out, the Utes won't have
another blowout game like that all year.At the end of the season my
senior year at Pine View, we mercy-ruled Snow Canyon 21-1 (should have been
21-0, but a routine out at first base was dropped, and they scored off the
error). We thought we would take state, especially after winning the first
playoff game by beating the team who had been ranked #1 all season long, 11-3.
The next two games, out of nowhere our pitchers couldn't pitch, and our
hitters all went stone cold. We lost those games, 11-1, and 15-5. Just goes to
show that in baseball, anybody can have an amazing night and score large, and
the very same team can go out and be held scoreless. Baseball is just a wacky
sport like that.Here's to much success for both teams this
The royal smurf blue jerseys were apparently so magical, that not a single
picture was even included in this article.
This is the only time this year in sports that the scoreboard actually counts!
Kudos to 2000 fans showing up for a baseball game on March 4 when it was pretty
chilly - supporting a baseball team that only won 1 of their first 7 or so
games. I was there for the whooping BYU applied, but I did feel a tad sorry for
the 1st three Utah pitchers, who got no help from their infield. Taking nothing
away from the BYU hitters, because they hit the ball better than they have hit
all year, routine ground balls were not fielded and mental errors as to where to
throw the ball were made. Makes it really tough on a pitcher.Great
job BYU. I think you have shown that you are much better than the results of
that first road trip to Texas!
SpokaneUte"When did Utah lose all of there games after beating
BYU?"Doesn't matter; Ute fans have been claiming for years
that records and rankings are MEANINGLESS; that the head-to-head results prove
which team is better regardless of what happens the rest of the season.
Football:Sagarin Rankings: Utah #34, BYU #35, Utah wins head to head
gameBasketball:Sagarin Rankings: Utah #34, BYU #35, Utah wins head
to head gameBasebll:No Rankings outside of top 25 (that I can find);
neither ranked, BYU wins head to head game.Utah is better in Basketball
and Football, BYU is better in Baseball. Pretty simple. The Sagarin rankings
have always been gospel to BYU fans. Well, atleat until this year.Oh well,
BYU slaughtered Utah in baseball; I give them credit. No doubt, they are
currently the better team. See how easy that is to do?
Well...well...Utah is the better team...SOS says so. It's indisputable and
undeniable. Head to head doesn't matter it's all about the people who
are paid to figure out who is better. The Utes are the best team in the state,
no question about it.Someone forgot to tell byu that the Deseret
Dual was decided in mid-January. LOL!!
Congrats on the first varsity sports win over Utah since September. These
comments make for some good comic relief. The Utes will probably never have that
good of a baseball team, aside from the occasional team with players like CJ
Cron. BYU is usually pretty decent, and I have a lot of respect for the
Littlewood family. Good luck to them this year.
@ Reno CougWhen did Utah lose all of there games after beating BYU?
EKUTE,I guess I will now have to change my call sign to 20-3!!!
Scoreboard!!! BYU can now lose all the rest of their games and still be better
then the Utes right? Congrats to the Cougs on their overwhelming victory!!! I
would have loved to storm the field after the game!!!Go Cougs!!!
Isn't there a mercy rule or something?I didn't know a score like
that was possible. That's just mean spirited.
Ouch!@ EkeuteNicely Done! The better team doesn't
always win. LOL
Finally, we beat them at something!
Fun times annihilating power conferences. lol.
I love the brand of baseball Mike and his staff bring to Provo! Great win and
congratulations to the whole team!
Mike Littlewood is a classy guy and a true sportsman; as gracious in winning as
he is in losing. We could all learn something about sportsmanship from him.
Yea, it was the rain...and the refs. The Utes just don't get up for byu
even though it's our super bowl of baseball. We didn't play to our
full potential, we made mistakes and we beat ourselves. Our sagarin is higher so
that proves we're the better team. The outcome would of been different if
we played on our home field. Scoreboard means nothing. I just hope byu keeps
winning so we can count this as a good loss.
"BYU will play a four-game series next at Nicholls State in
Louisiana"After the cake walk against Utah, BYU is looking
forward to playing a team that will at least provide a little competition.
The Cougars scored six of their runs in the first inning and 12 of their 20 runs
in the second inning and lead 18-0 after 2 innings and 20-0 at the bottom of the
seventh inning.Isn't there some so of mercy rule in college
I heard that BYU was batting cross-handed just to give the Utes a chance.
It's about time BYU beat Utah at something.
Coulda been the rain.
@thebigsamoanNo I don't think you were wrong.
It don't matter if we lost because we are in a power conference and that
makes us prestegous.Go Utes!
A final score of 20 to 3? For real? I wonder if it's because the Utes
were neither excited nor inspired to play a former rival they now consider just
a mid major opponent perhaps? When the excitement is no longer there for them,
I wonder why they still schedule the Cougs? We are not a rival to them anymore
so the excitement is no longer there apparently. After all, they've moved
on to bigger and better things as part of the prestigious Pac 12 conference of
champions!Ok, I maybe wrong...that they just had a very very bad and
off day! I hope that was it!
Ouch 20-3.Go Pac 12.Onward and upward.
Congratulations to the Cougars on your complete annihilation of the Utes.
That's just a straight-up butt-whoopin'. Nice to see a BYU win after
the football and basketball debacles
Way to represent the Pac-12.