BYU football: Kaepernick triggering Nevada pistol

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  • Tommy2Shoes Lehi, UT
    Sept. 25, 2010 8:48 a.m.

    Game day. The red hot pistolero as arrived in sleepy happy valley. Will Jake the Kid meet him in a high noon shootout and survive. Can a banged up D keep their heads in the game and stop the silver bullet. Game day. Questions with answers to come today. The Kid will be riding into Cougar Stadium on his trusty Bronco to answer the faithful.

  • Tomahawk Red North Salt Lake, UT
    Sept. 25, 2010 12:11 a.m.

    You know you got trouble when Nevada is favored to win on your own field.

    That's bad folks.

  • CougarOnTheProwl Murray, UT
    Sept. 24, 2010 9:45 p.m.

    Well no doubt Byu's D will have their hands full, so their best D may have to be their offense. Long sustained drives with DiLuigi running the ball, mixed with in Quezada and Kariya. But for goodness sake get the frickin ball to McKay Jacobson in this game! 4 recs on the year so far? he is too good not to be getting more then that. Use the TEs as well, in the washington game I believe Wilson was fairly effective with 3 catches for 45 yards, we haven't seen much of the TEs since. As for the defense, they had better tackle alot better then they did at FSU. However if they can contain Kaepernick much like they did Locker in week 1 then I believe BYU will have a very good chance to win this game. The offense though must take advantage of a weak nevada D and move the ball effective to keep our D off the field and well rested.

    GO Cougars!

  • Classless Ute Fan Magna, UT
    Sept. 24, 2010 9:31 p.m.

    hedge hoggs,

    Utah is the fourth best program in the state!!!

    Really? Which team has won the most/more Games?
    This season, Utah 3-0
    Ever, Utah 620 wins

    Highest winning percentage?
    Utah 57.7%

    Number of undefeated seasons?

    Conference championships?
    Utah - 26

    number of bowl wins?

    head to head wins?
    Utah 50-31 over BYU 77-28 over Utah State

    Wins over top 25 teams in final AP rankings?
    Utah 14 BYU 13

    Care to do a little research and see if your team can match any of those stats?

    So, how is it that any team in Utah is better than Utah?

  • Tomahawk Red North Salt Lake, UT
    Sept. 24, 2010 8:59 p.m.

    Jordan, that ship has sailed I'm afraid. The BYU team we roll in November will most certainly not be good.

    They will be 1-3 after this week. They will be terrible and we will rack up our biggest blowout yet of those blue crybabies.

  • Jordan Lynchburg, VA
    Sept. 24, 2010 6:55 p.m.

    Good luck BYU, even though I am a Ute fan. And please don't make sweeping generalizations about Ute fans just because of a couple of people on these boards. The same thing happens from BYU posters on the Utah boards. But seriously, good luck, because I want to play a good BYU team come November, just like you guys would rather play a good Utah team. That's what makes this rivalry fun. So let's just get over the divisive comments and remember that this is football, let's just have fun. In saying that, I still say Go Utes!

  • hedge hoggs Beverly Hills, CA
    Sept. 24, 2010 6:39 p.m.

    Chris B | 12:42 p.m. Sept. 24, 2010
    Salt Lake City, UT
    Yankee Doodle,

    You're right. utah hasn't played anyone yet. But the thing about being a Utah fan is we know when the big games come - we'll handle our business.



    Look for BYU to break out and San Jose to or San Juan, or Jose Juan to expose the Utes weak game.

    With the emergence of SUSU behind WSU, Utah is the fourth best program in the state!!!

    Go Utes.

  • Jonathan Eddy Payson, UT
    Sept. 24, 2010 4:46 p.m.

    "As we continue to improve our assignments, improve our fundamentals and continue to play with more of a consistent effort, I think we'll improve," Mendenhall said. "I'm not saying that will be this week nor am I saying that we'll stop or even slow down the pistol (offense). That's our hope.

    Ai yai yai!

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Sept. 24, 2010 4:02 p.m.

    Look at the three teams BYU and Neveda has played against. Cal may have have had problems with the pistol as BYU did with AF. With alittle experience now, BYU may just win this thing. Chris may have to take his insecure feelings to different level.

  • C.B. Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 24, 2010 3:51 p.m.

    Hey Uncle,

    I'll be the one in the wolfpack section wearing red. Come say hi before you leave at halftime, it'll be 28-6 at that point.

    Go Wolfpack!

    top 10



    Wow its good to be a ute

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Sept. 24, 2010 3:30 p.m.

    Cris B! What's this WE business? Are you out there making tackles or running the ball? Have you discussed with the coaches when the big games are coming? You're a fan--not a player. Your insecurity is showing. We?? Ha!

  • chris b's uncle Cedar Hills, UT
    Sept. 24, 2010 3:21 p.m.

    Chris mark down a "W" for BYU.

    Mark it down!

    See you at the game!

  • C.B. Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 24, 2010 2:50 p.m.


    Need I remind you my predictions for the past two weeks?

    Air Force 34
    byu 17

    florida state 48
    byu 10

    Cougar fans - I've already declared the winner to be Nevada. No need to even go to the game Saturday. Of course, I'll be there loving every minute of it!

    Can't wait to see what Colin can do against this high school defense!

  • Cosmo Springville, UT
    Sept. 24, 2010 2:09 p.m.

    Go Cougs!

    After a week of solid preparation, being a home game, it'll make all the difference! Especially with only 1 QB taking the reps and Coach Bronco will get that D stoked and ready to rock the house!

    Goooo Cougs!

  • jimmy Cedar Hills, UT
    Sept. 24, 2010 1:43 p.m.

    re BIG Blue

    Your time may be better spent feeling sorry for "Big Blue".

    Personally, I am fine with the rebuilding year. Especially when our rebuilding year is much better than your average Aggie year.

    Chris B,

    TCU 44
    Utah 17

    Notre Dame 44
    Utah 17

    Air Force 44
    Utah 17

    Mark it down!

  • fender Washington, UT
    Sept. 24, 2010 1:14 p.m.


    Defense not very good? I'm not so sure about that. Cal's running back had a big day, but if I'm not mistaken Nevada had three picks and two or three sacks in the game. That doesn't bode well for BYU which does not have a comparable running game and will rely on a freshman's arm to win or at least stay in the game. Dontay Moch, Nevada's stud D end, is reported by USA Today to have run times of 4.08, 4.19 and 4.2 in the 40 on three consecutive tries at a pro combine recently. Me thinks BYU will have its hands full with this defense.

  • CougarKeith Roy, UT
    Sept. 24, 2010 12:48 p.m.

    Well, I am terrified that BYU is about to lose #3 to Nevada! The defense better wake up, and the Offense needs a Jolt of something? The best way to beat Nevada is to have long sustaining drives which chew up the clock, and keep the Nevada Offense OFF the field! We can do this, I know we can, but I am really nervous about it! This could be a great day for Heaps, and he knows it. JUST PLAY BYU FOOTBALL! Defense, hit people, knock some teeth loose! Make them think about it every time they are going to catch a ball! Believe me, this is how to beat them! Now let's go out there and do it!!! I still have hopes of 9-3! Show me Saturday it CAN BE DONE!

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 24, 2010 12:42 p.m.

    Yankee Doodle,

    You're right. utah hasn't played anyone yet. But the thing about being a Utah fan is we know when the big games come - we'll handle our business. Utah actually gets up for and nearly always wins the big games remember? We don't run into a corner and hide while the game speeds by.

    And you're right, I am the master of predictions:

    Nevada 44
    byu 17

    Mark it down! Hope to see you at the game cougars - I'll be there too!

  • Striker Omaha, NE
    Sept. 24, 2010 12:22 p.m.

    BYU's in huge trouble. Nevada has a terrible history vs. the PAC, yet they destroyed Cal at home. The only advantage BYU has in this game is being at home and Nevada's defense. BYU has to own the clock or they are going to get a FSU type of licking like last year. I cheer for BYU as much as anyone, but realistically this game will put Nevada in the top 25 for their first time.

    By the way, I love all the "Nevada" fans and continued unsportsmanship (hatred) from utes. Some things never change...thanks to all of you for continued classlessness. You demonstrate what your program is all about.

  • Rock Of The Marne Phoenix, AZ
    Sept. 24, 2010 12:21 p.m.

    Hey Yankee Doodle, how about we put a huge asterisk while we're at by BYU's 1984 supposed NC. How can a team that didn't beat a single final ranking top 25 team be the NC? Let alone barely beat a 6-6 Michigan team in their lower tier bowl game. Wow, that is the accomplishment of a lifetime. Utah's 04 team would have rolled BYU 84 by two touchdowns or more and you and all the Y fans know it. Heck the 08 Utah team was better than that 84 Y team. So if you are going to live by putting asterisks by your rival’s stats so to must you reap that rewards of that choice for your own team.

  • eceryda Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 24, 2010 11:11 a.m.

    Nevad's D is soft. BYU is going to get there first 300 passing yard game of the season on saturday

  • Go Big Blue!!! Bountiful, UT
    Sept. 24, 2010 11:06 a.m.

    I'm actually starting to feel bad for tds. Might even root for them so that are not so ticked off when they play my Aggies next Friday.

  • yankee doodle Layton, UT
    Sept. 24, 2010 10:28 a.m.

    Yeah and how good are Eastern Washington and Colorado State and Cal? They most likely won't have 6 wins between them. And also Nevada's D ranks #88 in total defense, not that scary. So I think this is a perfect opportunity for Jake Heaps to show how he will outshine and eclipse little Wynnie up on the hill for the next four years, Heaps now with the starting role will light them up even without Chambers.

  • TrueBlue Orem, UT
    Sept. 24, 2010 10:28 a.m.

    I only watched part of the Nevada-Cal game, but I was very impressed with Colin. He's very deceptive with his fake handoffs, he runs well, and he can pass effectively. He's better than Locker or Ponder. BYU's defense will have all they can handle and then some. They'd better tackle better than they did against Florida State or the score could get ugly.

    On the bright side, Nevada's defense isn't very good. Cal shot themselves in the foot many times or the Bears would have been able to hang with the Wolfpack to the end.

    The spotlight is on Jake and a struggling, but talented, offense. Monday morning we could be talking about Jake's coming out party, or we could be commiserating about another beatdown at home.

    Time to strut your stuff Jake!


  • yankee doodle Layton, UT
    Sept. 24, 2010 10:15 a.m.

    This is a must win game for the Cougars, I hope Heaps lights up the Nevada D. Hey Chris B the self proclaimed Wizard of predictions ooooooooo ahhhhhhh and hedgie(both once again commenting on EVERY BYU story)
    How about them Pitt-iful Panthers. 7 cupcaked games until a real test. Put an asterisk by the Utesies ranking, no more talk about them until they play a real opponent and lose 3 straight then let's see how many comments you will be making.

  • VikingQueen Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 24, 2010 9:53 a.m.

    I graduated from High School with Colin's parents in NEW LONDON WI so I've been watching Colin. Rick and Teresa will be at the game in Provo to watch Colin give BYU all they can handle and then some. It ought to be very exciting game. I'll a BYU fan next week!!! GO WOLFPACK!!!

  • hedgehog Ann Arbor, MI
    Sept. 24, 2010 7:34 a.m.

    Actually I think the tds will put up an effort this Saturday — in a “Custer’s Last Stand” sort of way. In the end BYU will simply be outcoached and overmatched — again.

    Nevada 27
    BYU 24

    The tds will take a home loss to a WAC team as a moral victory and predict winning the remaining 9 games on the schedule.

  • dartstock1 Dayton, NV
    Sept. 24, 2010 6:14 a.m.

    The Wolf Pack has converted first downs on 25-of-37 third-down plays, a rate of 67.6 percent.

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 23, 2010 10:52 p.m.

    Don't show any mercy this saturday colin. We will be there cheering for you. He is going to have a heisman like day against this high school defense. Should be two lopsided games saturday with both outcomes making utes happy. Nevava 44 byu 17. Those who read these boards know both my predictions for the past two weeks have been quite accurate.