BYU Cougars vs. Utah Utes: Statistical Analysis

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  • sammyg Springville, UT
    Sept. 17, 2012 10:13 p.m.

    Speed Altitude

    Current events aren't your forte huh? Next year in LES.

    And the Utes were lucky to win this game with what happened on the field. Your fans almost blew it. Luck had everything to do with that FG attempt hitting the post.

    Hug that win because I'm really thinking your conference schedule won't allow too many more.

    And if Hays goes down you have absolutely nothing to hope for.

  • Proud Ute ,
    Sept. 17, 2012 6:42 p.m.

    The bottom line it means more too Ute fans then BYU fans, we don't live or die by whether or not we beat Utah. Too most of us it's just another game.

    Absolutely untrue. You just need to read the forum posts and reflect back on comments made by Bronco himself to understand how totally incorrect you are.

  • dnay Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 17, 2012 5:25 p.m.

    Speed_Altitude - The difference between BYU and Utah fans is that too us we have more important things to think and care about than losing a football game to Utah. Even if you were right and we had to wait a couple of years starting this next year, a Cougar fan would forget about it, it's only the little step brother who would let it fester until the next game. The bottom line it means more too Ute fans then BYU fans, we don't live or die by whether or not we beat Utah. Too most of us it's just another game.

    Patriot, Nelson was injured when the game started, he hardly threw or practiced from what I heard on the radio. Your mobility and the way you throw the ball will be affected by a bad back. I'm more disappointed that they came out flat and not ready to play. I love Bronco but this just may be more on his shoulders than anyone else.

  • FYI Taylorsville, UT
    Sept. 16, 2012 11:40 p.m.


    Utah plays BYU at LES next year. The two year hiatus is 2014/2015.

  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    Sept. 16, 2012 10:32 p.m.

    no surprise here .... every time Nelson touches the ball it is a potential turn over either fumble or interception. the Y wouldn't be a bad team if they had QB - they have the worst starting QB in the nation in D1. I dare anyone to fine a QB that is a worse passer and is more fumble prone when running the ball. BYU is really a sub par program anymore but that seems to be just fine for the fan base and writers who seem to have settled on the notion that BYU is just a lesser independent anymore and they are fine with that. BYU is not fun to follow or watch anymore....

  • Speed_Altitude Centerville, UT
    Sept. 16, 2012 9:18 p.m.

    sammyg: "Utes are very lucky today, Cougars not so much."

    Luck is when opportunity meets preparation. Utah creates their own luck. BYU gets given a gift at the end of the game and still can't convert. Better luck next year. Oh . . . . I mean in three. Ouch, have to live with a Utah win for two more seasons.

  • Hunt Spanish Fork, UT
    Sept. 16, 2012 6:37 p.m.

    BYU was given every opportunity to win that game last night and in every instance found a way to squander it. Nelson can step up and make miraculous things happen. The problem I think is that he puts his team in situations where, to win, a miracle is the only thing left. He lacks arm strength and accuracy. His decision making last night was time and again awful. I hate talking bad about Nelson because of his fire, heart and toughness. That being said, Taysom Hill is the future of this team. I hope that they get him into the upcoming games more often.

  • dnay Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 16, 2012 4:09 p.m.

    Once again BYU finds a way too lose. Playing that bad combined with the turnovers one for a touchdown, and they still almost won that game? I thought the Cougars were a better team than that, but it looks like the Cougars are not very good at all, because I don't think Utah is very good. I guess Riley can't play the big games and if thats the case were in for a very long season, because we have far better teams on our schedule than Utah.

  • motorbike Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Sept. 16, 2012 1:33 p.m.

    @Rock Of The Marne

    Pay no attention to rhappahannock ... he/she continues to post the same lame comment over and over again despite countless people informing him/her of the truth which is that the UofU athletic department is self and donor funded and not funded by tax dollars.
    it's funny when people post comments as if they know something that they clearly know nothing about.

  • sportsfan360 Murray, UT
    Sept. 16, 2012 12:37 p.m.

    There's more to passing than yards. BYU had fewer completions (17 - 18), fewer yards per completion (5.6 - 7.3), a worse completion percentage (46% - 67%), and a worse TD:INT ratio (2:1 - 2:0).

  • Rock Of The Marne Phoenix, AZ
    Sept. 16, 2012 11:01 a.m.

    rhappahannock Do you realize living in DC your in the most heavily, my tax dollar, subsidized place in the county. A bit ironic I would say given your broken record postulations.

  • SoCalUtahFan Irvine, CA
    Sept. 16, 2012 9:49 a.m.

    Stats that were forgotten....
    Utes players have bigger hearts. And better head coach.

  • sammyg Springville, UT
    Sept. 16, 2012 9:15 a.m.

    If this is some sort of a 'moral' victory about out playing the Utes, I'll take it. But unfortunately it just falls short of what should have happened last night.

    It was a thriller of a game and a tough loss for the Cougars. Both teams exhibited weaknesses and the Cougar offense was off-balance for most of the game. Riley had his moments and our snapper and FG guys had theirs, geesh.

    It was not a blow-out and somewhat vindicates last year but not quite. It does expose BYU's lack of preparation for a game that could have been won and it also shows that the Utes are not that great of a team as well.

    Utes are very lucky today, Cougars not so much.

    To the winner goes the spoils.

    It will be a game discussed for a long time.

  • rhappahannock Washington, DC
    Sept. 16, 2012 2:54 a.m.

    Pretty much every statistic but turnovers and pass efficiency would indicate a BYU win. Yards, rushing, third down conversions, 4th down conversions, and sacks all favored BYU.

    There is a statistic outside the game that should be a big concern to all state taxpayers. The UU athletic department is being subsidized $10 million a year by state taxpayers. It is sick and wrong for any BCS team to be taking money out of their education system and spending it on their athletic programs when they have billion dollar TV contracts. It is time to end the athletic department subsidies for the Utes and all the other BCS teams as well.