BYU vs. Texas: By the numbers

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  • JayDee West Jordan, UT
    Sept. 11, 2011 6:47 p.m.

    What's sad is posters still not getting what independence is all about and trying to make themselves feel better by denigrating their rivals.

    Of course, every team that suits up "should" be playing for a national championship. And, as we all know, BYU is without a conference, therefore that is the ultimate goal. While a loss hurts, it isn't the end of the season, the end of the program, or the end of competing to be bettermuch to the chagrin of U trolls.

    Staring this team in the face is the rivalry game. (And don't say it doesn't mean anything to the U now, that would be disingenuous.)

    BYU is playing for its win/loss record, final ranking, and the respect and exposure it seeks with independence. In a strange twist, it actually makes every game more crucial than say, oh, losing two early conference games and relying on conference foes to crash and burn to salvage your hopes.

    Here's hoping the Cougs step up on offense and that Jake lives up to the press clippings this Saturday and wreaks havoc on U!

  • Naval Vet Philadelphia, PA
    Sept. 11, 2011 3:26 p.m.

    Since according to Heaps and Mendenhall, the Y wasn't playing for a conference championship, but rather for a national championship...and that NC is now out of the question at this point [as is their already-a-longshot BCS bowl aspirations], I guess their season is now over, and it's time for the cougars to start talking about basketball.

    After nine months of anxious anticipation, the cougars' season is over by the 2nd week. Sad.

  • Go Big Blue!!! Bountiful, UT
    Sept. 10, 2011 9:34 p.m.

    Over a year later Texas still hasn't recovered from losing Colt McCoy. When they finally benched Gilbert tonight the Longhorns started to regain their swagger.

    It will be be very interesting next year when Texas comes to play the y. I'm guessing that by then the Horns will have the qb thing figured out, but will the y still be hanging onto Heaps?

  • IDC Boise, ID
    Sept. 10, 2011 9:19 p.m.

    The misread to JJ was a killer. Tough loss but Texas is a good team. It hurts the most because BYU led the entire night. I'm sad but I'm proud of my Cougs. The offense showed improvement but isn't quite there yet. I still have faith in the coaches and team. Next week should be another close one. Go Cougs!