It has been another wonderful year of bragging rights for us cougar fans. I mean
if it was a blow-out game in either of the last two years, it wouldn't be as
sweet. I just wonder which player wearing red and white this Saturday will blow
the game for the Utes with seconds left on the clock. Oh boy, two of the best
moments of my life are recorded in minds of Utah fans as two of the worst.
Harline! Collie! will it be Unga? Collie again? Death to the Utes! (again!)
I see a big win for the big RED on Saturday. BYU thanks for playing sorry for
the let down. See ya next year for round II!!
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE.
34-27 BYU. The Cougar defense gives up 3 touchdowns, and their "bend but don't
break" defense allows the Utes to get close, but ultimately holds and give up 2
field goals to one of the best kickers in the nation in Sakoda. BYU gets up
early in the game scoring 2 touchdowns in the first, upset that so many people
wrote them off because they have one loss, but Utah claws its way back into it
off the energy of the home crowd and some playmakers on offense. Byu's offense
struggles in the second, and beginning of the third, because of Utah's D which
has been playing great, but regroups and puts together 4 impressive drives at
the end of the 3rd and all of the 4th which results in 2 touchdowns and 2 field
goals. Key Matchup- Collie vs. Mcain and Utah's secondary
Keeps Collie under wraps for most of the game after studying extensive game film
of his routes, moves, tendencies, ect... but, he breaks free for two or three 15
yard gains, and one long one in the fourth after setting up Utah's secondary all
game. Which results in a TD.
I laugh at the UTE Pride for their "BCS" bowl game. It cracks me up how many Ute
fans seriously think that the ultimate in College Football was that they got to
play in a "big money" game against a team that didn't even finish the season in
the top 20!Yes it's something that BYU hasn't done, yet, but realize
that the BCS is only 10 years old, and because of what BYU did the system is
changed and it is now possible for MWC teams to play in "Big Money" games. Under
the present standard for BCS selection, BYU likely would have been a BCS team in
2001, 1996, 1990, 1985, 1984, 1983, 1980, and 1979.When it comes to
history, the Cougars have clearly been in the national spotlight more.The bright side for Ute fans is your historical dominance on the hardwood. And
the Utes are undefeated against DI schools so far this year. Go Boylen and your
difficult non conference schedule. Go Utes. Don't Be surprised when
your "Dominant Utes" come out of Saturdays game with a loss. This isn't 2004.
Whether you deny it or not, this is a pretty impressive BYU team.
That is hillarious, I'm beginning to think you are a Ute fan making fun of how
out of touch with football many BYU fans are because there is no way anyone who
knows anything about football could really think what you wrote is true."bigger, more physical hungrier Cougar defense", BJ chokes "in all big games"
of course you probably don't get to see many of the games out in Omaha so I'm
guessing you just imagine how they must have played out.
Okay...you guys convinced me. I was too conservative in my 59-6 prediction. I
don't think Brian Johnson will get close enough to the red zone, even for Mr.
Sakoda. BJ will choke as he does in all big games and cough up the ball at least
twice when he gets hit by the bigger, more physical, hungrier Cougar defense.
Watch out for Jorgensen... Don't be surprised when you see Collie deep to return
kicks for the first time, and he sprints 2 up the sideline for TD's. Max Hall is
hands down the best non-bcs QB and will be right back in the Heisman talks after
he puts up holy numbers against a ute defense that overpursues and gets burned
on the play action.
Wrong. Utah hasn't played like UCLA because they have lost no games! BYU on
the other hand had one like UCLA when they played TCU! Even if BYU plays like
they did against UCLA against Utah, it won't be anywhere good enough because
they can play their best game and get creamed by Utah!
One other thing. The BCS computers rank Utah at 4th. BYU is ranked 15th by the
BCS computers. The non-biased computers no more about Utah's schedule and BYU's
schedule than you do!
Wishing won't make it so, and it can't change history. Fact: BYU has the
weaker schedule. They've only beaten two teams with winning records (Air Force
and Northern Iowa). Utah has beaten (Air Force, Weber, Oregon State and TCU).
TCU beat BYU, and it wasn't a bad day, BYU was beaten badly. Oh, and regarding
your comment that BYU just had a bad day that one game, and Utah had all the
close games, how about Colorado State? BYU just won that by 3, and it was in
the last minute. How about UNLV? BYU just won that one by 7, and in the last
minute as well! BYU coughed up over 30 points against both teams. Not very
good defense!Finally, the team has to worry about overconfidence,
and they are. The fans don't make a difference when it comes to overconfidence.
I expect Utah to beat BYU by at least two TDs. 30 - 14.
Wow - BYU is 13-3 in matchups when one or the other team is ranked. Maybe it has
to do with some of the dumb comments I red elsewhere. One guy asked
if BYU's team speed on defense would improve absent the honor code. I didn't
know foot speed knew the difference. Speaking of team speed, the
biggest MISCONCEPTION on TS is that it's about FOOTSPEED. Team speed has far
more to do with decision making. Quick decsion making is one part of the
equation. The other is being right when you make those decisions. BYU is
actually very athletic and has excellent footspeed.What you are
seeing this year is inexperience and that leads to slow reactions and/or poor
decision making...and that results in an impression that the team is less
athletic or slower physically. BYU is NOT slow in the backfield...mostly just
inexperienced. TCU was quick because they were both fast and good decision
makers defensively.Finally, BYU has several times been on the verge
of breaking games open vs UTAH and then a PF,fake kick, hard turn on replay
review happens and UTAH gets back in. Watch for game changing moments like
those. Neither team's a pushover.
And it will be a thing of pure beauty if the Cougars play like they did against
UCLA. Now before you Utes start blowing, think back on your games.
More than a few of them, Utah played like UCLA. Don't tell me you feel like it
can't happen.Every year, Utah loses some game it should have
crushed. This year, it's this game.
WAKE UP!!!! You have been dreaming about the impossible. HaHaHaHa, would you
believe you actually thought the kewgs beat the Utes 59 - 6?!!!HaHaHaHa!! And to top it all off, the kewgs were invited to the Orange Bowl
in your dream!!!! I'm rolling on the floor laughing at you!!You
even thought the kewgs SOS was higher than that of the U of U!!!!Wow, I've met many optimistic, narrow-minded people in my life but you exceed
them all!!The team with the best chance of upsetting the Broncos is
Nevada on Saturday, but don't count on it. BSU will go undefeated in the weak
WAC.As for your kewgs beating Utah in SLC, the best chance of that
happening is in your dreams!! Now go back to sleep and see if your kewgs can
score another touchdown or two before the Utes wake you on Saturday with an old
fashioned thumping.Utah 38, byu 17Utah 27, Alabama 24
Sugar BowlTulsa 56, byu 52 Armed Forces BowlGo Utes!!
BYU doesn't go to a BCS game regardless. If you're in love with the BCS you'd
better hope Utah wins. Sorry, but I'm sick about BYU and BCS talk. A more
relevant question might be will BYU's defense show up Saturday. They'll have to
play well and the offense will have to hit on all cylinders to win. It'll be
ugly if the Cougars play like they did against TCU.
BYU 59, Utah 6 (2 Louie Sakoda field goals in the 3rd). Utah has no
chance in pulling off the upset. Yes, I said upset. We all know Utah struggled
through more games than BYU and took on an easier schedule, even though BYU
demoralized UCLA in a way that lessened the impact of our own dominance, and the
Beavers ended up being better than expected. Still, BYU's dominance the past
three years speaks for itself. in 2006 and 2007 when we breezed through the
conference Utah was like the pesty step-brother that was annoying enough to keep
it close, but couldn't close the deal. This year we had 1 off night to a team
that embarrassed Utah (AT utah) and gave the game away by 2 missed field goals.
Ute fans are way overconfident and ready for a fall. BSU will lose
to Fresno State and BYU will roll over some lame ACC team in the Orange Bowl.
Hmmmm... 16 out of 18 times the higher ranked team has won. Of the other two,
Utah is the team that pulled out the upset. I like that trend!
I know we all wish that this could have been a game against two undefeated teams
and a guaranteed BCS play-in game. However, if Nevada can pull out
a win over Boise State earlier in the day (or Fresno the next week) then it will
be. I remember the week after the TCU loss everyone said BYU's BCS hopes were
gone. I said they were most likely gone but if Utah was undefeated until Nov.22
and BYU won out then the victory over a legitimate top ten Utah team would
launch BYU deservedly into a BCS game so long as Tulsa and Boise managed a loss
and none of the ACC/Big East teams passed BYU. Well, Utah beat TCU and won out,
Tulsa lost, the Big East and ACC are still terrible. BYU is two games away from
a BCS bowl. Victory over Utah and a Boise State loss. Even if Boise
doesn't lose BYU will have an outside chance at going BCS bowling at large. If a
couple top Big Ten teams lose then it's not out of the question.
whoo, that's a whole lotta games where BYU was ranked higher than Utah.I must admit, however, that I don't see a many games where BYU upset a higher
ranked Utah team. Here's to a BYU first!
Who cares what byu was ranked.
BYU was ranked #21 when BYU beat Utah in 06.