Utah football: Utes still have hope, but must beat OSU to start it

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  • uteowl Sunnyvale, CA
    Oct. 29, 2011 9:23 p.m.

    By now everyone knows that Utah won the turnover contest 4-1 and Juan Blanco IV rushed for 205 yards as the the Utes BEAT OSU 27-8. 'nuff sed.

  • Frankenberry Saint George, UT
    Oct. 29, 2011 6:31 p.m.

    BYU Joe: that's pretty deep; and food for thought. Hey everybody, are you watching this game? Who ARE these guys and where did they get Utah's uniforms? Keep it up.

    Oct. 29, 2011 4:33 p.m.

    Actually I expect Utah to do better than this - because that would be the worst thing they could do to a BYU fan - win. But somehow that just seems to be too much to ask of the boys in crimson.

    The same of course goes for BYU - the worst thing they can do to Utes everywhere is win.

    We are and always shall be connected at the hip - twins born of the same parents. Always fighting for attention and recognition. Never able to be happy about the other yet always watching how the other does - every step, move and breath.

    And so it shall be - at each others throats - neither ever truly better than the other and always never as we could have been had we only been one.

    Consider this - had BYU and Utah been only one team for the past thirty years rather than two, where would we be. Another Wyoming or another Oklahoma?

    Yet at the same time can we not concede that without each other driving the other on we would not be where we are now (excluding this lousy season) .

    So to my evil twin I say I hope you lose - kind of.

  • PAC 10.2 Doormat Springville, UT
    Oct. 29, 2011 4:05 p.m.

    "Haters expect the UTES to go 11-1 or better in their first year in the PAC-12? So much for haters... Hammering the UTES because they don't win every week is delusional."

    Yep, that's me alright but I am a little confused over the 11-1 expectation and being delusional for hammering the Utes.

    Somebody pinch me.

  • nosaerfoecioveht NSL, UT
    Oct. 29, 2011 3:52 p.m.

    Love all the comments coming from the haters before the game even starts. Things must taste as bitter as they ever have down south.

    If we're all honest about it, this year is a bust for both teams. Its more fun for all of us when both teams are playing at a higher level, but BYU is out of chances to prove anything this season unless they can somehow get to a bowl game w/ a decent opponent.

    Utah clearly isn't going to a PAC 12 championship game this year; its obvious we're rebuilding. But at least they still have some PAC opponents on their sched. As Whit said, there's a lot of football left. If we can clean up the mistakes and win a few games, I'd be happy. Here's hoping Hay's can get it together today.

    GO UTES!!!

  • Christy B Salt Lake City, Utah
    Oct. 29, 2011 1:50 p.m.

    "Haters expect the UTES to go 11-1 or better in their first year in the PAC-12?"

    Correction: Crimson-glasses wearing Utes homers expected the Utes to go 11-1 or better in their first year in the PAC 12 and be smelling Roses this season.

    Realistic fans expected the Utes to be middle of the PAC, at best, but more likely, bottom dwellers.

  • LonestarRunner Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 29, 2011 12:35 p.m.


    It's too bad Utah doesn't have a men's volleyball program. That might better a more promising sport for Wilson.

  • Ufan Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 29, 2011 12:33 p.m.

    Who in Ute nation expected the Utes to still be hoping for their first PAC 12 win on the last Saturday in October?

    If Hays gives the ball aways less than 3 times, the Utes might actually have a chance of beating the much improved Beavers today.

  • WHAT NOW? Saint George, UT
    Oct. 29, 2011 12:31 p.m.


    A team that always wins.


    For example:

    2006 1-11
    2007 4-8
    2008 5-7
    2009 8-4
    2010 11-1
    2011 7-0

    Stanford took 5 season to turn things around.

    Haters expect the UTES to go 11-1 or better in their first year in the PAC-12?

    So much for haters.

    A reasonable progression would be:

    2011 4-8
    2012 6-6
    2013 8-4

    Haters are never reasonable.

    Expect the UTES to compete hard every week.

    Fair enough.

    Hammering the UTES because they don't win every week is delusional.

  • SportsCenter Olympus Cove, Utah
    Oct. 29, 2011 12:11 p.m.

    A1994 called it; the Utes will beat the Beavers by 54 points today.

  • 79Ute Orange County, CA
    Oct. 29, 2011 11:46 a.m.

    Just watched San Clemente v. Mission Viejo. I don't think Travis Wilson will be the answer for next year's quarterback position. I can see why my friend who coaches the San Clemente freshmen talks so much about Wilson's basketball and volleyball skills. His football skills are raw.

  • RinAZ Mesa, AZ
    Oct. 29, 2011 10:26 a.m.

    What hope does Utah have, to win one more game, maybe.

  • Bubba 525 Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 29, 2011 10:18 a.m.

    RE: Magic happems

    I'm glad to provide some comic relief to the forum, it's better than the hate being spewed in both papers. Just sayin' that Oregon State will beat Utah to make things perfectly clear. If I'm wrong, I'll congratulate the U on an earned win. I just hope the U fans don't blame the coaches for the loses as they have classy guys there in Whittingham and Chow.

  • toosmartforyou Farmington, UT
    Oct. 29, 2011 9:39 a.m.

    @ Magic

    I think Bubba's comment is very clear.

  • A1994 Centerville, UT
    Oct. 29, 2011 9:09 a.m.

    I fully expect Utah to win today. Oregon State is terrible. Even BYU beat Oregon State and Utah beat BYU by 44 points. If Utah DOESN'T beat the Beavers, they may very well lose all 5 of their remaining games. So this really isn't about hope. It's more about stopping a disappointing season from turning into one of the most embarrassing in Utah Football history.

  • Magic Happens Kaysville, UT
    Oct. 29, 2011 8:31 a.m.

    Re: Bubba 525 - Are you suggesting that the Beavers will beat themselves? Your comment today is like many of yours, not very clear but certainly a good try. And it does provide comic relief in the morning.

  • Bubba 525 Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 29, 2011 7:34 a.m.

    The Utes won't beat themselves today, the Beavers will!

  • DRay Roy, UT
    Oct. 29, 2011 6:26 a.m.

    Hope...the Utes don't beat themselves. Play mentally tough, poised football, expect to win, give it your all, go Utes...there is always Hope.

  • Rumors Charlotte, NC
    Oct. 29, 2011 5:58 a.m.

    Even though it wasn't reported in this article the game is also on ROOT for those outside the Mountain area. Seems a good report that included broadcasting would be thorough enough to list all of the TV options.

    PS. Does anyone else not like the moving webpages when you go to the "Utes" link. I can't stand how it stalls and then moves 10 seconds later. It's cute but not a good way to read news.