No idea what to expect. I know USC is very one demensional on offense just like
they were last year, which will be towards Utah benefit (obviously). Last week
Utah did not show much either, but i do not think they brought out anything
special from the playbook after the 24 to 0 start. This will be very
interesting but I think the Utes can pull it off! GO UTES!!
Well, another game in the "Most Historic" series! The first game I'm
just as excited for the Utes this weekend as I was in November last year!Let's hope the Utes don't hold 'true to form' on nationally televised
games like last year.Go Cougars, oops, my bad... go utes, yay...
Another Cougar here wishing my friends up north good luck tomorrow. I love that you are the underdogs -- USC will never know what hit them!
Here is another Southern Cal dweller routing for the Utes.Go Utes!Go
Cougars!Life is good again...
are you kidding me.....did I actually read that? someone saying that the utes
would win but may have to have a couple of trick plays....WOW. and by the way,
if you think USC didn't look that great, how would you rate your runaway utes
performance again'st montana? pathetic.runaway utes 3USC 65
I've enjoyed reading the comments here. I like the comradery being expressed
here between the 2 schools. I hope the rivalry can develop more into THIS type
of rivalry.====I'm so excited for tomorrow. I'm looking
forward to our boys surprising the rest of the Conference. Go Utes!
SoCalUtahFanI stand corrected. Have fun at the game!
SoCalUtahFanI don't know about you all walking out of LES with the
3-0. But it sure would be nice to be battling each other for that next week. I
hope you are going to game. Have fun and good luck. See you next Saturday.Go Cougs!
Utah is no stranger being the underdog and coming out on top.I have
a feeling that they will do very well. The defense will shine. We will prove to
the nation that we belong. Our players are stoked for this game.GO
Good luck tomorrow, Utes. Go Cougars!
@fresnogirl ...Good luck tomorrow. Southern Californians may be
cheering for USC, but the rest of us are cheering for you! ...Correction...Southern Californians except the great SoCalUtahFan may be
cheering for USC...Go Utes!!!(how can I sleep tonight?
Can't wait for the game.)
@Collin Card...Hey, Utah. Let's get together next Saturday and have
another epic battle. You bring your 2-0 record -- we'll bring ours. Sounds great
to me!...It's a deal.Then, after the game, we will take 3-0
back up the hill. You take your 2-1 and call us....classes fans....just
Mormon Ute,That's good to know. I assumed you copied your comment
and then when it didn't appear immediately pasted it again and again. I'm glad
to learn you weren't so determined to make that single comment that it resulted
in it being posted 3 times. I'm also going to assume based on your answer that,
again, UNlike all Ute players, you do know how old you are. There is hope for
those on the hill after all. Should be a great game. I have
several co-workers going. For the office's sake on Monday morning hopefully the
utes get the win.
Utah 10USC 17byu 30Texas 13
Ted H.,I can't answer for the Dnews' technical difficulties. I
posted the comment once.
Go Utes!Go Cougs!
This is a big weekend for both Utah and BYU. It's a shame that both games are
scheduled for the same time. Here's hoping we get to meet next Saturday with 2-0
records. I wish I could watch you guys, but I'll settle for the highlights. Good
luck tomorrow.Goooo Cougars!
Mormon Ute,Does every conference have its cellar dwellers? It's too
bad that the DN limits the number of posts or you could tell us 3 more times.You do know how old you are though right? We used to take that for
granted, but recently we've seen not all Utes do(if you dont know what I'm
talking about go find out, it's hilariously pathetic). Geniuses are everywhere
on the hill. But to the game, I think the Utes will battle hard and
it wont surprise me to see a Ute W.
Anonymous Infinity,Money, exposure, and opportunity. That's why
they left the MWC. If the MWC had been smarter with their TV deal, they would
be bringing in much more money today than they are and would likely still have
Utah, BYU and TCU. With Boise State coming on board the conference was headed
for automatic qualification which would have brought the exposure and access
those schools were seeking.
Big R,Every conference has it's cellar dwellers. Washington State
nearly lost to Montana State last season. Is Baylor really in the Big 12? How
long has it been since the Big East champion was actually ranked? I
believe the MWC has been underrated for years by most national media and
analysts. If you look at the conferences objectively, the MWC outranks one or
two BCS conferences in football for the past 4 years. The Big East and the ACC
have not been that good. The gap between the BCS conferences and the mid majors
had narrowed signficantly. However, now that most of the mid major power house
programs are joining the BCS conferences or going independent that gap will
Papa Smurf:I totally agree with your thoughts and I too would
welcome Anderson back. Remember his Circus defense that completely destroyed
the Y when he unleashed it. He has the uncanny ability to scheme and scheme
well. Sitake would make a great position coach, but DC, not in the new league.
Prove me wrong Saturday...please.GO UTES!!
Re anonymous infinity:You probably said the same thing when Utah
played Alabama. I think you are wrong anyways, the 2 fastest players on the
field according to their 40 times will be Utah's CBs, Utah's D line is bigger
than USC's and I'd take our O line over theirs every day of the week, all 5 of
USC's lineman are first year starters.USC has better recruits, but
they have nothing to play for. If USC wins it will be because their QB was
better than ours, not because they dominated us physically.
Hey, Utah. Let's get together next Saturday and have another epic battle. You
bring your 2-0 record -- we'll bring ours. Sounds great to me!Good
Although Utah has done relatively well in big games in the last decade, since
the Sugar Bowl they have lost the last 6 big games. 2009 Oregon, TCU, BYU. 2010
TCU, ND, BSU. I hope Whit is able to work his magic again by getting the
player's heads right and preparing them to execute a good game plan. EastCoastCoug, you call Utah's schedule fluffy during the BCS runs. How many
teams can you remember that go 13-0 while beating two top 6 teams and four top
This has the makings for a really great weekend for football fans in this
state.Go Cougars!Go Utes!
Good luck tomorrow. Southern Californians may be cheering for USC, but the rest
of us are cheering for you!
Good luck tomorrow, Utah. I will not be surprised in the least if the final
score has Utah on top.Go Cougars!
Re: J-TXTry putting some more aluminum foil on the coathanger on top
of your TV. Maybe the improved reception will allow you to see the game.
Wookie,I agree with you about Sitake. I love the guy, and think that
he is a great person, but not a great DC. As much as I want to see Gary Anderson
do well, at the same time, I really hope that he realizes that Utah St is a lost
cause, and comes back to coach the D at the U of U. Anderson was great at
changing things on the fly, and put in great schemes to confuse the other team.
Look at what he did against Alabama. I know that it is still Kyle's defense, and
that it is the same version Gary ran while he was here, but Sitake just does not
have the it factor as a DC like Gary did, and Whit has to focus on the team as a
whole, and not just the D. I hope that Sitake proves me wrong this weekend, and
our huge D line eats USC's inexperienced O line for dinner. 30 hours and 7
minutes to kickoff. Go Utes!
Those who think the MWC is wonderful, then why did BYU and Utah leave. It's not
great as some may say, and the money was paltry/scrooge-like. Utah is a 75%
chance of getting hosed, big time. Quarterbacking, line play, and just about
any phase of the game someone wants to look at are lacking. Superior line size,
and overall team speed will doom the Utes; and I'm a Ute fan.
I'm a red-blooded loyal Ute fan, but I am not a fan of Sitake. From my
viewpoint, limited as that may be, you cannot expect to be successful in the
PAC-12 by running your standard defense. The offenses run in the PAC-12 are
more complex and exhibit multiple fronts. Monty Kiffin, the DC for USC is a
master at scheming. Sitake needs to learn real quick how to adjust otherwise I
don't see him lasting more than 2 more seasons. Also, I'm in favor of the
PAC-16 with TU, OU, OKST, and TTU, but only if we don't have to travel there
during the winter months. Texas is good but OK can be bitter cold and there is
nothing to do to enjoy a weekend adventure besides catching the game. GO UTES!!
Fair enough Big R. But do Utah, TCU, BSU, and BYU deserve a chance to compete
at the BCS level? I think we all agree they do.
Mormon ute said:"I think you underestimate the quality of
football played in the MWC". Were you talking about UNLV, Colorado State,
Wyoming, New Mexico? I'll agree that Utah, BYU, TCU are pretty good and Air
Force is decent with SDSU going up and down, mostly down, but when you say
football played in the MWC you have to talk about all the teams not just the big
three of the past.
Kyle is a great coach. I think USC fans probably don't give the Utes a chance.
They will learn soon enough not to underestimate you guys. Good luck
USC was not impressive last week. I saw every play of both games. Chow knows
exactly what has to be done to win this game. Whit does too. I think we'll see
a couple trick plays, an improved Wynn, and a reliable defense.Utah
31USC 21Wish I could be there!
Utah's strength is their D line while USC's weakness is their O line, Barkley
wont have the kind of time that he had against Minn. If USC tries to throw the
ball 50 times against Utah Barkley will not be leaving the field under his own
power.On the other side of the ball for the first time all year the
O line is healthy. I expect the U's offense to be able to run on this defense
the question is can they pass on it?If Wynn can throw for 200 yards
and we win the turnover battle Utah will win the game.
Like many have said, it would be nice to see both Utah and BYU playing next week
at 2-0. For any of my fellow BYU fans who think Utah cannot win this game, you
under estimate them because of your hatred like some Utah fans who hate BYU.
Both teams have a chance, it is just who shows up to play. If both offenses show
up like they did last week, it will be a long night for sure. I don't think you
stop USC from scoring but you have to give the defense rest so that they are not
on the field for long period of times. Do that and Utah has as much a chance at
winning this as USC does.
eastcoastcoug,I think you underestimate the quality of football
played in the MWC. You have bought into the big media types (virtually all of
whom have graduated from schools in the BCS conferences) hype of their own pet
programs and conferences. For years I have believed the gap between the BCS
conferences and the mid majors isn't as big as some make it out to be. This is
season is our chance to prove that.I never expected a win in this
game, but after USC's struggles against Minnesota we might have a chance. In
any case, if we can keep the game close against the team favored to win the
South Division we will be in good shape for the rest of conference schedule. Go
J-TxNot sure what you're talking about I live in Soth Carolina and
will be watching the game in my living room. Nice opening day of
conference play can't wait.Go Utes!
And where will the game be televised? Nowhere accessible in the South. I guess
the TV people aren't as excited about this game as Utah and USC. Or was no TV
broadcasts part of the sanctions?....
i agree the pac 12 has not lived up to the hipe as of now. But go Utes.
eastcoastcoug said: "Both BYU and Utah fans have had an
unrealistic idea of how good their teams are playing in the MWC"I'm not so sure it isn't the other way around - look what's happened this year
already to Oregon State, Arizona, Oregon, and UCLA.
I expect a good, competitive game.In the end, with 30 secs left on a
clock, a TD from Wynn to Devonte to seal a Utes W!!!
USC (being on probation) will welcome the Utes with a spanking!!
Thanks for this. There is a lot of romance in this game. I wish I was going.
What's in store for the Utes?? A big defeat. Utah will soon find out what it is
like to play an entire season of PAC games vs. 1 or 2. PAC teams will prepare
more seriously as these encounters will mean more. No more BCS bowls on a
fluffed up schedule.Both BYU and Utah fans have had an unrealistic
idea of how good their teams are playing in the MWC and have gone farther in
polls and post-season than they would have in a top tier conference. Welcome to
the real world.
The Utes should win by 2 touchdowns assuming the game has not passed Chow.
Big game. Go out there and should the whole country that we belong.GO UTES!!!!
I have no idea what to expect in this game. I'm going and I'm excited--but I
went to the ND game last year as well. I live in LA and in talking to SC
fans--they feel exactly the same way. Good luck boys! Bring your very best and
you might just hang a lovely home loss on these guys as nine point underdogs.
Oh, would that be sweet.
Will be fun