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Published: Friday, Aug. 29 2014 8:50 p.m. MDT

Updated: Saturday, Aug. 30 2014 11:50 a.m. MDT

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Tyrannosaurus Rex
Salt Lake City, UT

Lets hope that BYU can represent the state of Utah tonight. I certainly hope that it isn't an embarrassment like last year in this first game. I would assume that they are more prepared this year than last year, although I am not sure that they are going to be as good as teams of the past several years.
Here's to winning like Utah won last night!

starthillnotnelson
Kamas/United States, UT

Well.....those TDs were easy.

Two For Flinching
Salt Lake City, UT

This thing is already over.

motorbike
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Taysom for Heisman.

Sanefan
Wellsville, UT

Refs are having a great game!

Christine B. Hedgefog
Salt Lake City, UT

The only legitimate knock on Taysom before tonight was his passing ability. Looks like he's on his way to ending that conversation tonight. Solidly in contention with Chuckie Keeton for best QB in the state. Nobody else is even in the conversation, including all 6 scholarship QBs from last night's home team.

phantomblade
Salt Lake City, Utah

Great start for BYU. Taysom is on fire 3 TD passing 1 TD running. 80% completion rate.

Surf is Up
Miami, FL

I realize that travelling to the east coast, across two time zones to play a game isn't as impressive as and trouncing Idaho State at home, in a small stadium but, with exception of the dozens of penalties I like what I see.

Two For Flinching
Salt Lake City, UT

@ Surf is Up

Beating Idaho St. is not impressive.

Beating UCONN is not impressive.

Taysom Hill looks better. BYU's secondary does not. BYU's special teams continues its long tradition of being awful. It's probably first game jitters, but both teams are playing undisciplined football. That can be easily fixed though

flatlander
Omaha, NE

Good thing we are playing UCONN

Sanefan
Wellsville, UT

Interesting to me, neither BYU nor Utah had any impressive LB play. I believe the LB's are the key to a great defense, and for two former defensive coordinators, I am way surprised by the poor LB play. To BYU's credit, they are playing without Williams and their first tam CB's. But still! Both teams won, but their are still lots of questions for both teams.

Sanefan
Wellsville, UT

If there was any questions about who is the BEST College QB in the State of Utah, the question was answered tonight...his name is Hill!

flatlander
Omaha, NE

Fans are going to be a lot happier with this game than Bronco will be. Lots of penalties and out scored in the second half.

Uteology
East Salt Lake City, Utah

Sanefan
Wellsville, UT

If there was any questions about who is the BEST College QB in the State of Utah, the question was answered tonight...his name is Hill!

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Against UConn? Keeton at Tennessee might have something to say about that tomorrow.

Pipes
Salt Lake City, UT

BYU wins by 25 and as a fan I'm still disappointed in a very poor outing. Too many stupid mental mistakes by the players and the coaches! Has me worried about next week.

Uncle Rico
Provo, UT

We can tell nothing about how good Utah or BYU are after the first games.
Both opponents were very poor.
Utah and BYU have plenty they can improve on. Week 1 to week 2 is the biggest 1 week improvement of the season.
We should know a lot more after next week.

NevadaCoug
Overton, NV

There are definitely some huge concerns. Too often a UConn RB was able to sit in a huge hole between the secondary and the line and just wait for an easy dump off. It was either a horrible defensive plan, or there were way too many defensive breakdowns.

Fua is supposed to be a defensive leader. Then he pulls that garbage in the second half and gifts a first down to a team they had just stopped. They have to play smarter, especially the players who are supposed to be leaders.

Finally, Mendenhall having UConn rekick instead of taking the ball on the 35? Yeah, that was a mistake. Even without the hold on the return, they didn't make it to the 35.

Happy for the win, but there is a lot to fix defensively.

Positives? How many receivers caught a pass tonight? A ton. That's what successful BYU teams have done in the past: distribute the ball to multiple guys. That is very encouraging.

taylormade1
Springville, UT

2ff,
You have to be kidding aren't you ? That was a dominating performance and yes the Y can clean up some things . You do realize that the Y was playing without 6 starters don't you. Please come here with some football knowledge .

Sanefan
Wellsville, UT

@ Uteoegy

I hope Keeton has an amazing game and I will definitely be rooting for USU! With that said, I still believe Hill is the best QB in the Wonderful andFabulous State of Utah. Go Aggies!

Old But Not Stupid
Moorpark, CA

Things I learned today:
1. UConn (on the road) is much, much better and much tougher than Idaho State (at home). So BYU's lousy performance still outshines the Utes.

2. No. 1 won't help settle the "Utes are better than the Cougars" argument.

3. The intelligent, mature, and experienced defensive players--i.e., Fua (twice) and Leavitt (once)--made very stupid and juvenile "plays" in the second half that triggered automatic first downs for UConn and wiped out or cancelled outstanding effort by others.

4. Coach Anae should be known as Go Short Anae.

5. Poor ball security by "experienced" backs was surprising.

6. Prognosticators may want to adjust 10-2 or 9-3 downward if these things can't get cleaned up.

I'm not sure how much the coaches learned about their team.

Go Bruins!

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