Utah Utes football: TCU's Andy Dalton has all the goods

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  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Nov. 5, 2010 10:34 a.m.


    There's another newspaper in town which is bias towards BYU, so it evens out.

    The Utes struggled against the only two decent teams they've faced. San Diego State would be unbeaten and highly ranked with teams the Utes have played. BYU would have just one loss and a better chance to have developed a young team.

    Don't nurse hurt feelings, because the Frogs are the best team in the conference and perhaps the country. The best six teams in the country:

    1. Oregon
    2. TCU
    3. Boise State
    4. Nebraska
    5. Alabama
    6. Auburn

    Tommorrow will show if the Utes belong in the top six.

  • afro14 Sandy, UT
    Nov. 5, 2010 9:42 a.m.

    Everyone is expecting TCU to run away with this one, but the Utes love being the underdog, let me give you a few examples of recent games where Utah was supposed to get beat big and ended up winning despite everyone's doubts.

    1) 2003 vs Oregon, 17-13 Utah

    2) 2005 vs Georgia Tech, Emerald Bowl. 38-10 Utah.

    3) 2007 vs #11 UCLA, 44-6 Utah.

    4) 2008 vs #3 Alabama (In their own backyard), 31-17 Utah

    Utah has a knack for getting up for big games. It'll be fun to watch them beat TCU one more time and claim the conference championship and keep progressing towards all their other goals.

    GO UTES!!!

  • NC UTES 2010 Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 5, 2010 8:22 a.m.

    Dalton is a complete quarterback. I respect the guy a lot, but he's going to be sacked 4 times in this game, throw 2 picks, and get steamrolled 34-17

    Mark it down.

    Everyone come to GameDay starting 7 AM!

    See you there

  • Shawnm750 Lehi, UT
    Nov. 5, 2010 8:15 a.m.

    The DN has been running stories all week (and season) about how good the Utes are. Ute fans know how good they are, as does anyone else who's even been passively following them. The DN is simply giving readers what they want: a comprehensive look at the team Utah is playing tomorrow.

    I do agree with you about the DN's bias though. How many blogs do they have dedicated to BYU sports, either directly or indirectly? But what do you expect, given their ownership?

  • Razzle2 Bluffdale, UT
    Nov. 5, 2010 8:06 a.m.

    Bama was #3 when Utah spanked them.
    The advantage in this game goes to Utah's 12th man. TCU's 12th man will stay home in Texas. RES Black-out game will not allow Utah to breath when they have breathing room like Utah did with Air Force.

  • Kramer Taylorsville, UT
    Nov. 4, 2010 9:38 p.m.

    Having watched all the Utah games this year (except san jose state) , and having seen all but two of the TCU games I have to give the edge to TCU by 7-10 points, maybe even more. The Utes probably wont cause 5 turnovers this week and TCU is a much better team than Air Force. I think TCU is better at ball control and may be just a little more battle ready than the Utes. Dalton is a better QB than JW and has complete control of the Frogs offence. If JW makes the same miscues that he did against AF and WYO. It could be a long night. However, that being said, the Utes still have a excellent chance of winning this game. They can't let it get out of control early like they did last year. It they can keep it close until the 4th quarter, it could be anyones game.

  • MiP Iowa City, IA
    Nov. 4, 2010 8:47 p.m.

    Well then it's a good thing the DN doesn't PLAY the game, eh?

  • UteMan South Jordan, UT
    Nov. 4, 2010 6:29 p.m.

    Dalton has all the goods, with the exception of big games, games outside the state of Texas and games where he has to throw more than 20 times.

  • Classless Ute Fan Magna, UT
    Nov. 4, 2010 5:08 p.m.


    what is a newspaper going to say about Utah? They are good on defense, offense, and special teams. They have a great QB's, running backs, wide receivers, offensive line, and tight ends. On defense they have great depth on the line. They have outstanding corners, solid LB's and pretty good safety's. But let's not forget their return specialists Dunn and Smithson. That headline is WAY too long. The whole team is great. Just look at how they spread around the glory.

  • uteowl Sunnyvale, CA
    Nov. 4, 2010 3:38 p.m.

    Is the the DN trying to plant a bummer buzz in the minds of Ute fans? What kind of headline is this in a SL paper?

    Sample headlines from the Dallas Morning News & Ft. Worth Star-Telegram regarding the Game & the Utes:

    * Big game? TCU has been there, done that
    * No. 4 TCU warms up for Utah showdown with whipping of UNLV
    * Frogs need to show momentum is more than talk
    * Title hopes on the line Saturday for TCU, Utah
    * Horned Frogs avoided the trap, now must prepare for Utah

    See? No articles about how good Utah is or what to worry about with Utah. I guess I shouldn't expect better of the DN since I know they bleed Blue and White.