BYU football: Cougars hope to keep momentum rolling against the Utes

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  • BlueHusky Mission Viejo, CA
    Sept. 18, 2013 5:03 a.m.

    Chris and Christopher B

    You guys are funny.

    You represent a team that has never beaten a good PAC12 team.

    You represent a team that played in the No Bowl game last year.

    Let me know when you actually beat someone in the PAC12.


  • sg newhall, CA
    Sept. 17, 2013 4:11 p.m.

    Utah will contain Hill's ability to run, basically shut it down, and BYU's passing attack will amount to 3 and outs. Utah will "upset" BYU. BYU will manage a field goal and lose 45 to 3.

  • Veritas Aequitas Fruit Heights, UT
    Sept. 17, 2013 3:36 p.m.

    Layton, UT

    "In this game...the pressure is on byu."


    How would not making it to a Bowl game two years straight do to recruiting? Kyle's job security?

    I would guess there is pressure on both teams this week.

    The Texas and OSU games show how both teams responded to pressure.

  • ekute Layton, UT
    Sept. 17, 2013 2:18 p.m.

    In this game...the pressure is on byu.

  • Surf is Up Miami, FL
    Sept. 17, 2013 1:35 p.m.

    @ekute "A lot of pressure on the cougars and their coach to win this game. Love it."

    But there's no pressure on Whittingham et al to win in a season where wins are going to be scarce already right? I mean if the utes lose to a lowly mid major like BYU then the rest of the PAC12 laughs at you.

    Who is the pressure really on? Its on the team who has been in an AQ conference for several seasons and has done nothing to show they really belong there. And certainly nothing to demonstrate they are better than the supposedly filthy WAC/MWC teams they left behind. Right?

  • ChristoperB Salt Lake, UT
    Sept. 17, 2013 1:19 p.m.

    byu is an emotionally fragile program. Remember 54-10?

    That was as much an emotional meltdown as it was physical, although byu was physically dominated as well

    It will be fun watching you guys self destruct again on Saturday, and then come up with whatever lame excuse you can for why you lose

    The rain, the refs, you "gave" us the turnovers.

    Whatever whateve whatever

    Utah has better coaching and better athletes and we'll beat the lower competition come Saturday.

    Just like we've done the last 3 years.

  • ekute Layton, UT
    Sept. 17, 2013 12:42 p.m.

    surf is up,

    The problem with the go fast go hard mentality is that it makes hill rush his passes, even when there's no pressure.

  • UtahBruin Saratoga Springs, UT
    Sept. 17, 2013 12:35 p.m.

    @jdaliix - If only more people could keep it the way you did. Well said. TO many stones being cast from both sides. I love to hear the prospective of a true fan of the game. You like the Red Guys up north. I like my Bruins in Cali. So why can't we all keep it cordial. I agree with your post, if Hill passes well, I think Utah will be in trouble. If they can't, I think it is a long day for BYU.

    I am pulling for BYU in this game, just because I am choosing blue over red, even though red is my favorite color. But they are going to be at the top of their game to win I think. Utah despite losing last week impressed me more than in weeks one or two.

    But in two weeks. GO BRUINS!!!!!

  • Surf is Up Miami, FL
    Sept. 17, 2013 12:08 p.m.

    @Chris B. Nice of you to show up today. Figured you were hiding somewhere since, as everyone knows, all of you essays on why U will beat OSU kind of came crashing down.

    Hill doesn't need to be a great passer if the U defends the run like they did against OSU. I'm betting BYU's run game is better than theirs. And if it is then, when U try to load the box, Hill will demonstrate that he can pass well enough.

    BYU wins by 14+

  • ekute Layton, UT
    Sept. 17, 2013 11:55 a.m.

    A lot of pressure on the cougars and their coach to win this game. Love it.

    Go Utes.

  • jdaliix Bountiful, UT
    Sept. 17, 2013 10:14 a.m.

    I'm sure fans on both sides have become pretty aware of those who exist to be inflammatory, to incite and bait, and offer nothing of any value to these discussions, and so the rest of us have become sort of "friends" in opposite camps, which is cool. So, I'm chiming in as an objective football fan whose team is the Utes, to remind BYU contributors here there are people with brains and maturity who like Red.

    This one's a tough one. I don't know what to make of it, ever, and I'm not going to try because nothing that anybody ever predicts actually takes place. I think it comes down to one thing: if Taysom can pass, and he'll have to be more than pretty good, BYU wins. If he doesn't, I can't see how one-dimensionality gets it done in this particular game, which (but for the 56-10 aberration), has been an unbelievably well fought and crazy close series of games the last eight years.

    May the best team win, and this is an attitude that would serve all the empty-headed smack-talkers well. Get 'em Utes!

  • Captain Golgafrinchan Pangea, UT
    Sept. 17, 2013 9:55 a.m.

    I've printed up a few "Basement Boys" window stickers. They are meant to put just below the "PAC 12" window stickers we see on a few cars here and there.

    I like accuracy.

    Plus they look nice and resonate duality with alliteration.

    All worry-free, since they fade quickly then scrape off easily, just like the "PAC 12" stickers.

  • CougFaninTX Frisco, TX
    Sept. 17, 2013 9:48 a.m.

    @Mountanman - thanks for doing the research to point out cb's winning percentage. Priceless.

    @cb - just to be clear, if / when BYU wins will you stop posting on BYU articles with all your monikers, or just your cb moniker?

    I'm with the editor on the week off - it's a mixed bag. Taking a week off can lose some momentum from a big win like Texas. But giving the injured players another week to recoup is a good thing. It will be good to have Hague and Reilly to add some depth at DB. Hoffman should be close to 100%

    For U who are thrashing Hill completion percentage / QB rating, just remember he was throwing in torential rains most of the time in week 1 and 2, against a Texas defense running a nickel package. When U load the box, and no rain in the forcast, look for a big passing day.

  • Tators Hyrum, UT
    Sept. 17, 2013 9:06 a.m.

    Wow! What more evidence is needed to the Ute fan obsession of BYU than to have the first 3 posts to this BYU article... 2 of them being the infamous Chris B using both of his online monikers.

    One of the many facts you keep forgetting Chris. The game this year has not been played yet. No one is 4-0 against anyone else. Nor will they be.

    And who specifically are "the best Mormons" who prefer Utah that you refer to? And why would any of them want to play for the cellar team of any conference... no matter how prestigious you think that conference is. It's the SEC, not the PAC that dominates in national championships over this past decade. You're becoming more desperate and comical with each comment.

    Another fact, most good football players (Mormon or not) prefer playing in post season bowl games. Which one did Utah play in last year?

    If Ute fans (including you) were more concerned with Weber than BYU, then why are you obviously so ultra-obsessed with BYU? And if that is a fact, that wouldn't speak much for your football mentality.

    Texas wasn't so worried either.

  • Mountanman Hayden, ID
    Sept. 17, 2013 8:57 a.m.

    The team that turns the ball over the most will lose this game. Simple but true because that one factor has cost BYU wins in every game they have lost in recent memory. The Utes will put 8 defenders in the box to try to shut down BYU's rushing attack. If Taysom Hill can complete even a few passes without turning the ball over, I like BYU's chances because BYU's defense is good enough to stifle any offense.
    Chris B. I am glad to read your prediction because I have run a statistical analysis of your past predictions and you have been wrong 79.8% of the time when predicting BYU losses and when you predict Utah wins, you have been correct only 44.8% of the time i.e. your flamboyant Oregon State forecast. I like BYU's odds in this game but I won't make any other prediction than I have above.
    P.S. What is your prediction in the upcoming UCLA game?

  • 2013 Ute Seniors SWEEP byU 4-0 Ogden, UT
    Sept. 17, 2013 8:22 a.m.

    Utah 32
    byu 24

    Why? We have better athletes. Says who? Bronco apparently, since he wanted our guys.

    Did you know Utah has beaten byu in HEAD to HEAD recruiting every year since our Pac 12 invite, with the majority of the guys to commit mentioning the Pac 12 as a big reason.

    I ask, if byu can't even get the best Mormon kids(as they haven't every year since our Pac 12 invite, with most preferring Pac 12 over independence), who CAN byu get?

    3-0 in recruiting
    3-0 on the field.



    Even the best Mormons prefer Utah these days!

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 17, 2013 8:05 a.m.

    With the worst passer rating QB in the entire country, I'm not worried.

    Utah fans were more worried about the Weber game.

    Van Noy, Hoffman 0-4 in their careers against their rivals.

    That must be quite embarrassing for you byu fans.

    Go UTES

  • Sparkley Briefs New York, NY
    Sept. 17, 2013 6:20 a.m.

    Nothing like a week off to put the brakes on your momentum. I'm worried that Hill won't be as sharp throwing the ball after the layoff - he might accidentally hit his targets with what would normally have been terrible tosses. Go Utes!