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  • MiP Iowa City, IA
    Dec. 7, 2011 9:37 p.m.

    "No doubt Ute faithful are glad its ASU and not the Utes going to Vegas again vs. Boise State."

    I am. Bowl parity is important for a nice game. Just like I would be unhappy if the Utes had to face Boise St in the Vegas, I was disappointed when the Utes drew Pitt in the 2005 Fiesta.

    The Utah-Navy and Utah-Cal games a few years back were nice examples of good parity. I think the Georgia Tech game should be good, provided the Utes can do a decent job preparing for the triple option.

    I expect a low scoring game, with the relatively low points coming off big plays.
    "So, Can someone please tell me why TCU is not going to the Las Vegas Bowl?"
    -Texas Ute Fan

    I beleive the Vegas bowl gets the first pick from the MWC, assuming no BCS invite, not necessarily the #1 team from the conference. They used that pick on Boise St., figuring they were a more lucrative team, and potentially a more well travelled regional choice.

  • armchairQBonthehill Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 6, 2011 2:07 p.m.

    No doubt Ute faithful are glad its ASU and not the Utes going to Vegas again vs. Boise State. We would get embarrassed again if we were in Sam Boyd Stadium vs. the Broncos, with a chip on their shoulder. ASU and the PAC 12 get routed in this one!

    Hopefully, Ga. Tech will show up in El Paso with little motivation again which will give us a chance. Otherwise - - we get beat a second consecutive bowl game. Hopefully, there will be no hangover from the holiday break and eating too much turkey - - and pray that John White is at full strength or else it will be a long trip back from Texas.

  • SpanishImmersed Mesa, AZ
    Dec. 6, 2011 7:51 a.m.

    The bowls system stinks. We need a playoff now. Mind-numbing match-ups of 6-6 teams. 40 plus bowl champions will emerge victorious...whoop ti doo.

  • TrueBlue Orem, UT
    Dec. 6, 2011 6:52 a.m.


    It's laughable the double-standard Utah fans have. All those years BYU was playing teams with a well known football history and from a well known conference, Utah fans whined every year about what a lousy bowl BYU was playing in.

    Now Utah is playing a similar team in a much worse location and you pretend that you're thrilled beyond belief that you get to play in El Paso.

    BYU fans helped the Holiday and Las Vegas bowls set all kinds of attendance records.

    Utah fans won't even show up at the Sun Bowl.

  • Noblepromise PROVO, UT
    Dec. 6, 2011 12:35 a.m.

    BYU bowl game this year is like when BYU played in the game in MWC or WAC conference. Just like last year bowl game against Texas El Paso. its a game but not a bowl game against a ranked team (top 25). Utah's at least playing a team (Georgia Tech) from with well known football history and well known conference in ACC. Both teams should win against their respective bowl opponents and neither team will be ranked even with a win over their opponent. Utah's nonranking is because of the number losses that they had this season and BYU's is because of it's perceived weak strength of schedule by pollsters (coaches and sports media) even with a 9-3 season. If BYU had this 9-3 record in PAC12, Big12, or Big East conference, they would be ranked in the top 25 and playing in a better bowl game payout than this Armed Forces Bowl.

  • eagle Provo, UT
    Dec. 5, 2011 11:29 p.m.

    Y Grad/Y Dad:

    I guess everyone has their opinion. I'll say the Sun Bowl is more interesting that BYU vs. Tulsa. I would have liked BYU to have played Houston or even Southern Miss to see if their 9-3 record was a true indicator of a team that improved after some early setbacks or a paper tiger. A win over Tulsa will keep me clueless on that matter still and probably the same thing could be said for Tulsa if they beat BYU...

  • Samwise Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 5, 2011 11:21 p.m.

    All I will say is that the BC$ has hit a new low this year. I didn't think that was possible.

  • Y Grad / Y Dad Richland, WA
    Dec. 5, 2011 8:59 p.m.

    I know it is only one man's opinion, but I was reading Mike Huguenin, Yahoo! Sports reporter, on his list of bowl games, worst to best. Number 11 on his list? BYU versus Tulsa. And yes, he took his shots at two teams that only beat mediocre competition.

    Where was the storied and prestigous Sun Bowl, with Utah in it? Number 17.

    I'm just sayin'. I agree, Duckie. Too many respected and honored missionaries who served here and bleed Utah red to cheer against them. To much history to cheer for them.

  • SoonerUte Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 5, 2011 8:31 p.m.

    Only one game I won't watch... The Rematch.

  • Texas Ute Fan Austin, Texas
    Dec. 5, 2011 4:34 p.m.

    I know TCU went 10-2 and Boise went 11-1. However, TCU went undeafeted in the MWC. Boise Lost there one game to TCU. Because of this, TCU won the MWC championship. So, Can someone please tell me why TCU is not going to the Las Vegas Bowl?

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    Dec. 5, 2011 11:50 a.m.

    I'll probably watch the majority of the bowl games, I always do. I actually like the bowls and am not a big playoff proponent. All of the bowl games over the next month make for the majority of my tv viewing for the entire next year. I really do like watching them.

    And yes I will be hoping all 3 teams from Utah win their games although if utah does lose theirs I'll have a good time beating up the utah "fans" about it. That one for me is win/win regardless of the outcome.

  • CougFaninTX Frisco, TX
    Dec. 5, 2011 10:53 a.m.

    How did Virginia Tech get a BCS bid? The last little bit of respect I had for the BCS and what they are trying to accomplish is now gone. Boise State, Kansas State or Baylor were more deserving of an at large bid than VT. I guess the BCS doesn't really believe in their own rankings.

  • WhatsInItForMe Orem, Utah
    Dec. 5, 2011 10:31 a.m.

    Games I'll watch:

    Utah State vs. Ohio
    Boise State vs. Arizona State
    Air Force vs. Toledo
    Texas vs. California
    Florida State vs. Notre Dame
    Tulsa vs. BYU
    Georgia Tech vs. Utah
    Penn State vs. Houston
    Stanford vs. Oklahoma State
    Kansas State vs. Arkansas

    I could care less who wins any of the other bowl games.

    ESPN is broadcasting 32 of the 35 bowl games. Glad ESPN is on BYU's side!