Utah Utes football: Team looking to avoid 3rd straight loss

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  • Tomahawk Red North Salt Lake, UT
    Nov. 21, 2010 1:09 a.m.

    It's amazing what fans say when their team is winning or losing.

    BYU looked pitiful early this season, leading many fans to admit their team was no good. Conversely, Utah fans had all the confidence in the world.

    Weeks later, BYU started beat the same teams Utah did... and now Y fans act like they can beat anybody. Utah started losing, and we assumed the position.

    Fans need to learn how to keep it in perspective. Yes, many of us Utes fans went too far in our confidence... but now, I'm seeing a lot of BYU fans make that mistake.

    One poster here wrote "Utah should accept that they are 'also rans' in their last MWC season." Really? And BYU isn't an 'also-ran'? A 6-5 record in THIS conference qualifies as a top-tier program? And a 9-2 program is an also-ran?

    In the end, I think that BYU and Utah are pretty even regarding their talent this year. I do think Utah is the better team, but not by much.

    Utah won't be a Pac-12 doormat. And neither would BYU if they went to a BCS conference.

  • UtahManDan Providence, UT
    Nov. 20, 2010 11:52 p.m.

    Cool. A nice come from behind win for Utah...fair and square.

  • ElloWasRight Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 20, 2010 11:33 p.m.

    Oh poor BYU fans. Sorry to ruin your evening.

  • UtahGuy Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 20, 2010 11:16 p.m.

    Some people are so childish on here. You guys realize it's a game?? Right?? Please people, evaluate yourself and really THINK about what you say. You sound like jr high kids.

  • Thomas Smith Sandy, UT
    Nov. 20, 2010 10:25 p.m.

    34 to 24, Utah is losing. I have never seen a team fall so flat on their face. How in the world did this team win 8 straight games?

  • Brent11 Saint George, UT
    Nov. 20, 2010 9:30 p.m.

    Up until the Air Force game the Utes hadnt played anybody tough. Beating a 4 loss Pitt team doesnt count in my book either! I couldnt care less about the Utes or the Cougars but I sure knew once the Utes hit the latter end of their schedule they would struggle. A few weeks ago all I heard from many Ute fans was BCS talk and how they were gonna fit in nicely with the new Pac 12. Wake up Ute fans you will be 6-6 at best in a conference that you have to show up with your A game week in and week out or you will lose more times then not! The Cougars have no doubt struggled this year and their record shows it but at least with them you can see improvement. Can Utah say the same?

  • CanuckFan Vancouver, BC
    Nov. 20, 2010 8:47 p.m.

    13 - 3 SDSU so far - that drive from their own 3 yard line was very impressive. Good QB. If Utah loses this game, I'd have to give BYU a big psychological edge for teh 27th, even though they "should" win.

  • Tom in CA Vallejo, CA
    Nov. 20, 2010 5:37 p.m.

    Now that the Cougars are up 20-0 at the half the utes are looking past SDSU to 27 Nov.

  • Tom in CA Vallejo, CA
    Nov. 20, 2010 3:07 p.m.

    The suspense is killing me.

  • coachcarter Cedar City, UT
    Nov. 20, 2010 2:25 p.m.

    nothegame, the Utes have that type of player. His name is Terrance Cain

  • Vegas Las Vegas, NV
    Nov. 20, 2010 2:22 p.m.

    Sportsbooks have Utah by 3 points. W/ SDSU at home, I think Utah will probably win my about that (maybe by a touchdown). Having said that, they have been on a downward trend and with the shakeup SDSU gave TCU at home last week, they look to be going out on a high note. I wouldn't be surprised to see an upset, but regardless who wins it won't be by more than 1 TD.

  • nothegame Saratoga Springs, UT
    Nov. 20, 2010 12:44 p.m.

    Think about this Ute nation. Do u think Air force would go recruit a drop back QB, that can't run the option? No so why did the Utes go get a QB that can't run the spread offense. Don't change your offense for a player, go recruit a player who can run your offense.

  • SLCWatch Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 20, 2010 11:37 a.m.

    "We need to get back on track after poor showings the past two weeks,"

    We still believe that we have a very good football team, but we need to regain the confidence and energy that allowed us to win our first

    "Bottom line, it all comes back to execution,"

    "It's always frustrating to lose. Nobody loves to lose. Everybody loves to win, I think the mind-frame now is just to get better."

    I would like to point out that these are almost the exact same words I read earlier in the season and many called the speakers a lousy coach, a rotten QB, or some other derogatory term. Perhaps we should all go back to watching sports to observe the growth and development of young men and women and not so we can finger point and belittle one another.

  • USNGary West Jordan, ut
    Nov. 20, 2010 11:36 a.m.

    Gotta love the comments....

    Head coach Kyle Whittingham of Utah walks during a timeout in the loss to Notre Dame. Notre Dame whipped the Utes 28-3.

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 20, 2010 11:08 a.m.

    Our guys turn will turn things around TODAY.

    Utah 38
    san diego 17

  • grumpolman Springville, UT
    Nov. 20, 2010 10:07 a.m.

    Does anyone know when the Utes are going to auction off, for charity, their black uniforms they wore against TCU? I want to bid on the one that said "over-rated".

  • yarrlydarb Ogden, UT
    Nov. 20, 2010 9:48 a.m.

    No kidding, Facer? Do you really think it's true that Utah Utes football team is looking to avoid 3rd straight loss?

    I thought by now it was more likely that the Utes would just accept the fact that they are no more than an "also-ran" in their last year of MWC membership.

  • SportsCenter Olympus Cove, Utah
    Nov. 20, 2010 9:47 a.m.

    SportsCenter is predicting another win for a much improved SDSU team. The Aztecs have two NFL calibre receivers that will burn the weak Ute secondary.

    If the Aztecs are able to put any pressure on Jordan, a third straight meltdown could see the end of the Jordan Wynn era at Utah.

    SDSU 35
    Utah 10

  • Really??? Kearns, UT
    Nov. 20, 2010 9:42 a.m.

    Re: Ute Fan In Utah

    Somebody has to be excited about Utah football if your own Ute fans aren't showing up.

  • EndOfAnError-01/20/2013 Suwanee, GA
    Nov. 20, 2010 9:27 a.m.

    San Diego is no the way up. They have very good coaching and players that are now understanding how to win. That does not bode well for Utah. Realistically, I expect SDSU to win easily.

  • Ute Fan In Utah West Jordan, UT
    Nov. 20, 2010 9:24 a.m.

    Good to see so many cougar fans excited about Utah football. Go Utes!!

  • Hellooo Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 20, 2010 9:18 a.m.

    Tough to get well on the road against a quality opponent. Good luck Utes!

  • FlyingUte Murray, UT
    Nov. 20, 2010 8:41 a.m.

    Hmmmm just BYU fans commenting on Utah. Still haven't got lives or a team to read about. Poor zoobs... GO UTES!!!

  • DEW Cougars Sandy, UT
    Nov. 20, 2010 7:56 a.m.

    Nightmare III? Are they awake yet?

  • Thomas Smith Sandy, UT
    Nov. 20, 2010 6:35 a.m.

    I am an eternal Ute fan, but frankly you have shaken my confidence. Give it heck today and get back on track. Go Utes!

  • Jake2010 Hoolehua, HI
    Nov. 20, 2010 1:59 a.m.

    Utah is right where SDSU and BYU will both like receiving them! On the heals of 2 and then 3 straight losses I foresee the Utes playing desperate and in that desperation making some Max Hall type errors and will in the end end the season with four beautiful losses to TCU ND SDSU and BYU. I don't need to provide any evidence as to why this will happen. Come November 27th it will all have been proven on the fields. Twice at RES and twice on the road! Beautiful GO UTES! Lose for us proud!

  • Marked it Down Park City, UT
    Nov. 20, 2010 1:38 a.m.

    SDSU 35
    Utah 10

    Wynn suffers a third straight meltdown; Cain doesn't do any better.

  • sammyg Springville, UT
    Nov. 19, 2010 11:08 p.m.

    Avoiding the inevitable is FUTILE!

    Aztecs will throttle the Utes this weekend 35-10.