Utah Utes football: Utes' dominance against Y. was indisputable

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  • Big J Bountiful, UT
    Sept. 20, 2011 3:50 p.m.


    Are you saying you will feel better if Utah loses more games than BYU even if this makes BYU's lose to Utah look worse? Is BYU a better team winning games against lesser opponents? Is Utah a worse team if they lose close games against quality opponents?

    Dude, you need to get a reality grip. Playing a hard schedule and maybe not winning all the games is far more meaningful then playing BYU's second half schedule.

    Once again the problem with many BYU fans is they cant realistically take a hard look at their team. Even Bronco is delusional when he makes statements that BYU has had too many wins in the past and a great tradition for ESPN to drop them like a hot potato. Dont kid yourselves; no one wants to watch a dog.

    Go Utes!

  • GoGetter Sandy, UT
    Sept. 20, 2011 2:02 p.m.


    I agree with you.

    The gospel doesn't preach smack talk and celebrate in extremes after each positive yard. Did anyone see Doman go crazy after they scored? The spirit is not with them if they do that. It looks like BYU wasn't living righteously on and off the field.

    Football is NOT a missionary tool. It, if anything, gave people a worse taste about BYU after seeing their ego-centered players and fans go nuts after a positive gain for them. The program is really messed up. Maybe Bronco should move the pre-game fireside to Sunday and leave the rest of the days of the week to prepare for the game. Let the players read their scriptures personally, but let them know that they are being PAYED to go to school to PLAY FOOTBALL. So play it and make it their priority!

  • VegasUte Las Vegas, NV
    Sept. 19, 2011 5:21 p.m.

    Cougars fans went to the Holy War and all they got was another useless slogan t-shirt! Rise Up? More like Sit Down! Your 15 minutes are over!

    Go Utes!!

  • MiP Iowa City, IA
    Sept. 18, 2011 9:33 p.m.

    Parkite1 | 5:08 p.m. Sept. 18, 2011
    Park City, UT
    "Dominance hardly, the Cuugars self-destructed. This was the Utes bowl as they will lose 5 of their next 6."

    I guess the blue Kool-aid is not entirely gone.

    I'd say Utah has redeemed themselves for the embarrassment on national TV last year against TCU and ND. It looks like BYU now has that mantle. Fortunately for you Y fans, you'll have plenty more "exposure" to teams like UCF, Utah State and TCU on national TV.

    You still have the TV smack talk for the rest of they year. Plus basketball season is only a few more months away....

  • philaD Clifton Heights, PA
    Sept. 18, 2011 6:29 p.m.

    Lifelong BYU fan here.

    Nice work last night Utes. You were the dominant team. No doubt, that was best team BYU has faced this year. You should do well in the PAc-12 and will probably make (and win) another BCS game. Congrats.

  • Wildcat08 Benton, KY
    Sept. 18, 2011 6:28 p.m.

    Utah looked like a good team in an elite conference while BYU looked like a bottom dweller in the WAC. I hope Utah won't let this high get to them and will continue with the energy they've established deep into the Pac-12 season. I hope BYU will learn from this and make the adjustments needed to have a successful season. The bad thing for BYU is there's not much left to determine success now because whether they go 10-2 or 6-6, they are headed to the Armed Forces bowl with no chance of a conference championship or honors, BCS bowl, or national championship. I really don't like this independent thing.
    As for the game, whether BYU imploded or Utah exploded you decide, but this I know: BYU was exposed in a way they weren't intending with the increased amount of "exposure". To achieve their goals of "representing the university" and/or being invited to a major conference, they will have to improve their fundamentals tremendously because that was just embarrassing for everyone even remotely associated with BYU...And still I won't be able to resist watching and cheering for the Cougars next week...

  • Carnak Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 18, 2011 6:27 p.m.

    @ Parkite1 | 5:08 p.m. Sept. 18, 2011
    Park City, UT

    Bowl victory? Not hardly.

    Your reaction to the game - Priceless.


  • Parkite1 Park City, UT
    Sept. 18, 2011 5:08 p.m.

    Dominance hardly, the Cuugars self-destructed. This was the Utes bowl as they will lose 5 of their next 6. Go Washington, Asu, Pitt, Cal, and Arizona. Bye Utes your dominating win was a bogus one, but it does show that Heapes should be benched, Doman should be fired and Bronco should seriously consider resigning. Instead of coming out to fight and win the Cougars played the role of a High School team. Again Utes hope you enjoyed your Bowl Victory!

  • forreal people SLC, UT
    Sept. 18, 2011 1:55 p.m.

    and by the way cougar fans, don't hang your hats on UCF, they are terrible. They lost to Florida International HAHA.

    BYU fans have been trying to fabricate that game as decent. I even noticed some delusional, confused, BYU fan on this comment board say UCF is "way better than Utah."

    Just like they tried to fabricate a decent road test at 8-loss ole miss.

    Just like they tried to fabricate a decent road test at a 7-loss, last in Big 12 south texas. BYU did not gain a single first down in the 1/2 half at texas. Pathetic.

    Your home schedule is terrible, UCF is nobody. If BYU does not beat everyone else on thier schedule, badly (besides TCU), they are one of the worst teams in the country.

    To have 6 more teams like UCF, Idaho, Idaho St., San Jose state, and the likes at home, after getting shut out for 55:22 sec at Ole miss, loosing to texas, and getting beat like they did by utah, they are truly nobodies this year - and last year. HAha. Maybe it's karma for "daring" people to say you can't win a NC this year.

  • forreal people SLC, UT
    Sept. 18, 2011 1:39 p.m.

    Interestingly the Utes did not crack the top 25 this week (four 3-0 teams moved in). It's ok, the respect will come soon.

    Once the BCS rankings start, voters get influenced a little by the computers.

    Jeff Sagarin has Utah at 12 this morning (18 in the BCS and 9 in the pure points predictor, averaging to No. 12, right behind No. 11 Oregon). So Utah is the highest ranked 1 loss team after Oregon.

    If Utah played at USC next week, Vegas would pick Utah to win according to Sagarin.

    BYU is ranked 61, ouch. The computers are nu-biased. No hype.

    USC is ranked #2 in Sagarin's BCS rankings. Why wouldnt they be? They beat #12 Utah, and Utah's rank is bolstered by loosing to a top 10 team.

    The human polls are biased right now. The Punish a ranked 10 win Utah team who only lost to #2 TCU, 7 BSU, and a good ND and USC team on the road.

    Utah ended in the top 25, and are being snubbed after the biggest blow out of the weekend.

    The top ten doesn't beat up on DII athome like Utah beat up on BYU!

  • Wally West SLC, UT
    Sept. 18, 2011 1:14 p.m.

    @ Mike in Sandy | 11:01 a.m. Sept. 18, 2011

    Provo is not Columbus, Ohio?

  • I say this Emery, UT
    Sept. 18, 2011 12:04 p.m.

    Max from Syracuse NY....I agree 100%. I wish I could give 1000 recommends to your comment.

  • Pac 12 Fever Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 18, 2011 11:38 a.m.

    IF I was a good high school QB in Utah...I would go to Utah or USU.

    BYU continues to play a proven non winner at this level.

    Lark and Nelson have heart and will take a hit.

    BYU not making a change tells a lot.

  • SoCalUtahFan Utesville, CA
    Sept. 18, 2011 11:11 a.m.

    ...Was the better team really 44 points better?...

    It actually was 58 pts better.
    Utah put in the reserves in early Q4.
    Otherwise, they could easily score at least another 2 TDs.

  • Mike in Sandy Sandy, UT
    Sept. 18, 2011 11:01 a.m.

    whats with the Cougs and their tough guy wannabe felt pen tattoos?

  • Lone Star Cougar Plano, TX
    Sept. 18, 2011 9:57 a.m.

    It is time to see what BYU is made of. What level is their character and heart?

    Sept. 18, 2011 9:40 a.m.

    The Utes do what they always do. They work hard and just play the game. Yes, we have had our share of tough losses but we just keep on moving forward. Don't think others in the PAC 12 didn't notice last night's game. I think a lot of them are sitting back with a smile on their face and thinking- this is why we brought them in. Go Utes!

  • majmajor Layton, UT
    Sept. 18, 2011 9:38 a.m.

    Utes Fan | 2:53 a.m. Sept. 18, 2011
    Salt Lake City, UT
    "Cougar fans - I know what you're feeling. I felt this way after Utah played TCU/Notre Dame/Boise St. last year. Mayb, BYU can bounce back and forever change after this one like Utah did after losing to UNLV 27 to 0 a few years back."

    Well spoken. Heaps will learn and play better. Doman's learning curve is going to have to be much sharper, or he won't be around. BYU tends to expect 1980's level offensive production every year.

    Good luck to both teams! I hope the Utes, and the Cougs use this game to better prepare for the rest of their schedules.

  • byronbca Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 18, 2011 9:27 a.m.

    Utah didn't even need their offense for this game as the Ute defense outscored byu's offense 14 to 10.

  • Justmythoughts Richfield, UT
    Sept. 18, 2011 9:00 a.m.

    Wow...that was embarrassing. It's been tough to be a Cougar fan living around all those Ute fans....this game made it worse.

  • Mormon Ute Kaysville, UT
    Sept. 18, 2011 8:54 a.m.

    I'm excited for the rest of the season! Let's take this win and run with it!!

  • Big Hapa Kaysville, UT
    Sept. 18, 2011 8:49 a.m.

    Doman does not handle the ball people. The QB that lives and dies by the platitude comments and excuses making and out right ignoring his own terrible ability to focus on what to do when you fumble a ball.

    Here is a clue Heaps you first off do not bat the ball backward into your own end zone, and thn jump away from it leaving it alone for the opponent to recover in your end zone for a touch down. Yes, that is what the film will bear out again, just like your lame attempt at tackling your pic in the Ole Miss game, you are so afraid of getting hit that you jumped out of the way in that play and today's fumble in the end zone.

    You spotted the Utes in the first 30 sec. of the game.

    Heaps you have all day to execute your play option's you need to stop looking for the the glory, big play and execute the play as it is given to you to run.

    You can not blame Riley this year QB 1 is your position, and stop with the over acting self serving excuses they stink.

  • mahblah77 Eagle Mountain, Ut
    Sept. 18, 2011 8:46 a.m.

    54-10 - It was like watching a Sophomore high school (Utah is not that good) team VS. a 7th grade (BYU offense and Special teams) team, except 7th graders have less turnovers - there are some teams that have less turnovers in a whole season. Hey Doman, go upstairs like every other O coordinator. Yes, you will miss out on a couple chest bumps and bum pats when Opo scores the only BYU touchdown for you every game. Heaps is like watching a 6th grader with ADHD! Take a Ritalin and chill. There is zero continuity on offense, but a lot of selfishness. Heaps, be a leader and talk to your team, instead of glaring out in the field. Watch the Defense and learn how to come together!

    UGHH, it's last year all over again and UCF is a lot better that Utah and Utah State . . . 1-4 is very likely. It's a good thing Idaho St is coming to town. However, I heard they took a JV team to OT. Good luck, that was awful and embarrassing. At least you looked great on ESPN and Utah, dont brag, you guys were handed this win.

  • crowntown1 Corona, CA
    Sept. 18, 2011 8:29 a.m.

    Say Die! and another meaningless bowl after months of overhype and overzealous comments from Y fan.

  • wwookie Payson, UT
    Sept. 18, 2011 7:08 a.m.

    Sorry, but its pretty obvious the UTES are 44 points better than the cougars. The entire fourth quarter was played by the UTES to run down the clock. Imagine if we had been trying to score. ... On second thought, maybe you cougar fans are right, the UTES aren't just 44 pts better, their 60 pts better.

  • Max Syracuse, NY
    Sept. 18, 2011 5:20 a.m.


    Yes, Utah was 44 points better than BYU. This is why the game is played. Playing the game on the field tells us exactly how much better one team is than another.


    Greater mission? Maybe this is the problem in the first place. Frankly, I think linking football to missionary work trivializes the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I know a lot of LDS members feel this way. Football is NOT the Gospel. I miss LaVelle Edwards. He understood that football was supposed to be fun and that football was just football. Let's get off of this "greater mission" nonsense.

  • Utes Fan Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 18, 2011 2:53 a.m.

    Cougar fans - I know what you're feeling. I felt this way after Utah played TCU/Notre Dame/Boise St. last year.

    Mayb, BYU can bounce back and forever change after this one like Utah did after losing to UNLV 27 to 0 a few years back.

    I still think Heaps has a lot of potential. A new offensive coordinator is not easy to adjust to - you know all the Ute fans giving an apology for Alex Smith and his bad play with the 49ers because he had a new offensive coordinator so frequently.

    The crowd cheered when Riley come on late in the game - but he fumbled and gave up 7 points to Utah too. Come on - Get behind Heaps. That's what I would do. Easy for me to say, I know.

    I personally didn't expect the dominance by Utah. Criminy - I almost feel like I am apologizing for it. But Utah knows it had to step up big time after joining the PAC 12. Yes, it is easy to feel that BYU gift-wrapped this game to Utah, but the Utes looked crazy good in the second half. I enjoyed that.

    Good luck to Utes and Cougars!

  • wer South Jordan, UT
    Sept. 18, 2011 12:58 a.m.

    Last year, a number of "experts" criticized Bronco for trying to use a two QB system.

    This year, an equal number of "experts" are questioning Doman's position along the sidelines.

    I hope it doesn't take an entire year to realize the obvious.

  • DRay Roy, UT
    Sept. 18, 2011 12:57 a.m.

    The "greater mission" of the Y football team, as spoken of in their pre-game fireside, is lost, swallowed up in ineptitude on the field. Excellence in action must precede, or all the spoken words seem hollow. Poor execution on the field results in a less than enthusiastic audience at a fireside chat... if Y football isn't about excellent football played on the field, who will care to listen to talk of excellence in other areas? First, you gotta win the games, more effort and focus needed there.

  • BleedCougarBlue Enid, OK
    Sept. 18, 2011 12:56 a.m.

    Did the better team win tonight? Yes, they did.

    Was the better team really 44 points better?

    No way.

    Congrats on the win, Utah. See you next year.

    Cougar fans: NEVER say die!