BYU Cougars football: Gameday glance

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  • Chewbacca Magna, UT
    Nov. 20, 2011 8:06 a.m.

    There's enough sour grapes in these comments to make a really sweet whine!

  • KamUte South Jordan, UT
    Nov. 19, 2011 7:52 p.m.

    For BYU ... the Cougars are 21-3 under coach Bronco Mendenhall in the month of November. All three of those losses came at the hands of Utah.

    Please say it again.

  • Ronald Uharriet SWun City, Ca.
    Nov. 19, 2011 6:49 p.m.

    Oh Hum! Thrilling!!

    BYU Vs. San Jose St., Utah St, Idaho State, Idaho, UCF, and our Big game in Hawaii.
    Wow thats exciting!!!

    What happened vs Utah, Texas, TCU???

    Yeah for lowly Oregon State and Lowly Ole Miss wins. These last two games were the highlights of the season.

    I would rather play the bottom two teams from each of the 6 BCS conferences and lose half of them, instead of playing teams like this season, even if we won all of them!!

    Where is the pride in beating up on losers in the 100 or more rankings out of 120 teams?

  • Floyd Johnson Broken Arrow, OK
    Nov. 19, 2011 5:42 p.m.

    I was surprised to see the TV schedule shows the BYUtv re-broadcast starting 1 hour 15 minutes after kickoff (On ESPN the game will be in the second quarter at that point). Does anyone have information regarding the re-broadcast arangement with ESPN? Are they allowed to start it at a time that allows it to finish before midnight (Mountain Daylight time)? Just curious.

  • BleedRed Sandy, Utah
    Nov. 19, 2011 5:26 p.m.


    "Little Brother syndrome is alive and well."

    You're right, the Utes are your older brother coming down south to thump you [54 - 10] on the head and then razz the heck out of you. You do suffer from little brother syndrome.

    Hang in there Band of Lil Brothers!

  • Riverton Cougar Riverton, Utah
    Nov. 19, 2011 3:43 p.m.

    What makes us say Jake Heaps is so great? He has potential, and he has shown flashes of it. Sure, he hasn't had the best season, but honestly who here can say that he CANNOT get better?

    Unfortunately for you Ute trolls, BYU determines how well BYU does and NOT YOU! I dare you trolls to tell me that Wynn reached his peak last season and will not get better. I dare you to tell me that I will only get worse at what I do, because my second year in college was my peak. Go on, say it!

  • Y Grad / Y Dad Richland, WA
    Nov. 19, 2011 12:44 p.m.

    This was pathetic... I am embarrassed for you all.

  • jarka-rus Layton, Utah
    Nov. 19, 2011 11:30 a.m.

    Juice Box

    Not sure what you are talking about, I have posted nothing about basketball. ??

  • Juice Box Eureka, UT
    Nov. 19, 2011 11:11 a.m.


    What's so great about Jake Heaps? Talk about overrated. That kid does not have heart or leadership. If the Cougies lose today, it's going to be because of him. Why would the football team themselves prefer to play under Riley if Heaps is the next QB great?



    I'm afread you're on the wrong board to bring up basketball. Go head and taunt about it anyways though, the Utes have a new coach and a new team. Give them a break for all being new to the program. What is more embarrassing is that BYU football is not full of new players and a new coach, and they are still losing to mediocre teams. That's something to worry about.

  • Luv 2 Troll U Sandy, UT
    Nov. 19, 2011 11:07 a.m.


    Who is this "future BYU QB great"?

    Jake Hypes is such an overrated QB bust. I cannot believe you haven't noticed this by now. Have fun watching him get mad at his line for almost getting hit.

  • 4601 Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 19, 2011 10:52 a.m.

    The utes must not be playing this week since the trolls are out in force.
    1. ute nation still thinks they are in the running for NC 2011.
    2. More staggering ute fans will injure themselves walking back to their cars than their team will.
    3. Football team ACT scores qualify them for entrance to middle school.
    4. Trying to score on BYU articles is easier than scoring against Adams St.

  • Dennis Harwich, MA
    Nov. 19, 2011 10:44 a.m.

    Nothing like Holmoe padding schedule trying to make anyone or anything look good. For those of you that are hardcore BYU folks, did you ever wonder why other schools don't want to play you? Think about it. If you answer is your such a powerhouse that your reputation strikes fear in their hearts, that's the wrong answer.

  • WHAT NOW? Saint George, UT
    Nov. 19, 2011 10:36 a.m.


    I can see your passion for BYU Football.

    One problem, with your premise, could be that BYU has not played, for example:
    Washington, Washington State, Oregon, Oregon State, UCLA, Arizona, Arizona State (never defeated/not played USC, Stanford or CAL?) in some combination, in the same year.

    BYU could defeat the teams listed above, in a conference schedule, in any given year.

    They could also end up 7-5, 6-6, 5-7 or worse.

    For example:
    How does a 3-5 Northwestern beat Nebraska?
    How does a 3-6 Washington State beat Arizona State?
    How does a 5-4 Iowa State beat Oklahoma State?

    BYU fans would love to see a schedule that included ("so called BCS") teams like Northwestern, Washington State or Iowa State. Three easy wins? Nebraska, Arizona State and Oklahoma State thought so before they played.

    By "record", NMSU, SJSU, Idaho, are equal to BCS teams with similar W-L records.

    Could those teams beat Northwestern, Washington State or Iowa State?

    Anything can happen on any given Saturday.

    Can BYU continue to put up consecutive 10 win seasons playing 8 BCS teams, 3 Non-AQ's and 1 FCS every year?

    Stay tuned.

  • jarka-rus Layton, Utah
    Nov. 19, 2011 10:22 a.m.

    And take a look at the Top 25 scoreboard today. Pretty much most of the top 25 are playing a bunch of nobody's.

  • DEW Cougars Sandy, UT
    Nov. 19, 2011 10:11 a.m.

    He Chris B., go see my post at Utah Utes football: Gameday glance. Have fun if you like to.

  • MapleDon Springville, UT
    Nov. 19, 2011 10:11 a.m.


    I wasn't aware of any "future BYU QB great" who'll be playing today. If you're referring to Jake Hypes, I'd recommend staying off that "Y Sparkle" they serve at BYU.

    He has to be one of (if not) the most overrated players I've ever seen wearing a BYU football jersey.

  • jarka-rus Layton, Utah
    Nov. 19, 2011 10:05 a.m.

    Luv 2 Troll U

    And to all ute trolls,
    Explain this to all of us, since you all love this supposed pac superiority and sugaring stuff. How in the world is it possible for the #2 team in the nation with an SOS of 5 and a Sagarin of 2, get beat by a team with a Sagarin of 42 ??????

    I just don't get it.

    The BCS is still bogus, rankings and the "Sagarin" are just objective mumbo jumbo with computer mumbo jumbo mixed in. CU, UCLA, Zona and Wazzooo are chump teams that are no better than any WAC team. No matter who they supposedly have played. The Ute/Wazzoo game is just as much a snoozer as any Byu game this time of year. Like the Sun bowl is some prestigious bowl saved only for the elitist of teams. Whatever.

  • A1994 Centerville, UT
    Nov. 19, 2011 10:04 a.m.

    It's too bad that BYU couldn't at least have gotten some traditional opponents on the schedule. I understand that Utah is too high and mighty now to play BYU in November now, what with their bid for the Rose Bowl every year. But it would at least feel more like November if BYU was playing Wyoming or Air Force. And hopefully, in future Novembers, BYU and Utah State can play.

  • BlueCoug Orem, UT
    Nov. 19, 2011 9:44 a.m.

    We'll be at the game, bundled up, and enjoying watching another future BYU QB great hone his skills.

  • Solomon the Wise Alpine, UT
    Nov. 19, 2011 9:39 a.m.

    "I'm not sure what's more embarrassing - playing New Mexico State in November, or playing them at 8:30 PM on a SATURDAY."

    While you're pondering that triviality, maybe you could give us your "insight" on what's more embarassing:

    --losing to DII Adams State
    --almost losing an NAIA school
    --being blown out by the worst team in the MWC
    --only having six fans show up for today's Montana State game

  • Duh west jordan, ut
    Nov. 19, 2011 9:36 a.m.

    It is so comical to see that there are more UTE fans posting on this game day glance then there are UTE fans on Utah's game day glance. Little Brother syndrome is alive and well.

  • Muss Man Draper, UT
    Nov. 19, 2011 9:24 a.m.

    I'm not sure what's more embarrassing - playing New Mexico State in November, or playing them at 8:30 PM on a SATURDAY.

  • Luv 2 Troll U Sandy, UT
    Nov. 19, 2011 9:23 a.m.


    Those are great. Mine are:

    1- The viewer ratings will decline miserably after half time.
    2- Jake Hypes will walk to the sideline after throwing a pick without trying to tackle the player.
    3- Cougie nation will still think Jake Hypes is a god.
    4- Couch Broncie will continue to impersonate Lavell Edwards by not smiling.
    5- The Cougies won't get any closer to a conference championship or a national championship.
    6- After every tackle, the players will celebrate like they have just won the Superbowl.
    7- Cougie nation will spin this game in one way or another.
    8- Cougie nation will still sing primary songs during the game.

    Anyone else have any?

  • Informed Voter South Jordan, UT
    Nov. 19, 2011 8:39 a.m.

    Sorry Tom Holmoe but as a season ticket holder I am skipping this game rather than freezing from 8:30-11:30 PM watching a scrimmage. I know opponents will improve next year. I never thought I would voluntarily miss a BYU game.

  • Joey K Sandy, UT
    Nov. 19, 2011 8:38 a.m.

    I think it is a disservice to BYU's seniors that senior day occurs at home against New Mexico state... Oh how the mighty have fallen. That's what people don't understand about independence. Sure it may work out in 5 years, but what about these kids who were recruited to play for a conference championship? Instead they are stuck playing on ESPN U, in the freezing snow against New Mexico diddly state on senior day? BYU should have stayed in the MWC, at least they would be playing BSU, Air Force, or someone decent, and the seniors would have a reason to get up for the game... Sigh.

  • abejones SCOTT DEPOT, WV
    Nov. 19, 2011 7:36 a.m.

    Considering all that has happened this week and yet to come, I thought it well to refresh our memory and inform a younger set of readers. WEB sites tend to cover such statistics back 33 years. I did not find this list, however, I kept it myself. Following are the so called BCS teams defeated by BYU in that time span by West to East and conferences, many more than once or twice: Washington,Wash State,Oregon, Ore State,UCLA, Arizona,Az State,Colorado,Kansas State,Missouri,Oklahoma,Texas,Texas A&M, Baylor,Notre Dame,Michigan.Wisconsin,Penn State,Mississippi,Miss State, Miami, Virginia,Pitt,Syracuse,Temple( when it was ranked)Boston College. BYU lost to defending national champion Georgia via a last second 50 yard field goal by future all pro K Butler. The BY who business was around even then. The great Vince Dooley had spent a week telling the Atlanta and Athens media BYU was a fine football team. The Cougars would have beaten a lesser man.

  • BamaUte Owens Cross Roads, AL
    Nov. 19, 2011 7:26 a.m.

    NMSt. wins if: BYU heads to Hogi Yogi instead of LES, otherwise...

    Yawn, when there is more drama in the personalities on the team than the action on the field they call it NASCAR.

    Wake me up for BYU's 4 game season in 2012.


  • JustGordon Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Nov. 19, 2011 6:15 a.m.

    This is a game that I am sure will generate lots of excitement out side of Utah Valley as well as among the Blue faithful in the LES. The ESPN ratings should be over the top!

  • indycrimson Franklin, IN
    Nov. 19, 2011 4:49 a.m.

    Chris B
    Give us a prediction for today's big game Bro?

    Mine are:
    1. Independence will ring quietly today.
    2. Only Cougie Nation really cares about the game.
    3. It has no relevance to anything...anywhere.
    4. It will be aired on ESPN The Ochoa...
    5. Coach Doman will redeem himself by running up the score.
    6. Broncie will wear a Long Sleeve BofB tee shirt.
    7. The D line will leave the sideline by coming out of a 4 point stance.
    8. After the 33-0 win...someone on this board will post something about 1984.