Utes next opponent Stanford has come a long way since rock-bottom '06 season

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    Oct. 12, 2013 9:18 p.m.

    Alterego, let me paint ANOTHER scenario for YOU. Utes beat Stanford. BYU game is in the rearview, and Utah continues to improve against top competition in the conference with the best parity in the country.

  • Alterego Harrisville, UT
    Oct. 11, 2013 2:31 p.m.

    With close losses to Oregon State and UCLA, UTE fans are sure their team is a fingertip away from "truly arriving" in their new conference. Let me paint another scenario for you; one just as realistic.

    The UTES have been treading water so far and have been very lucky to have close losses this year and when they experience a big loss and are dominated in every phase of the game by a superior Stanford team, the UTES will crumble. They will not seriously compete in another match this year and at the end of the year, Whittingham's ability to coach and motivate his team will be questioned by UTE fans and by the media.

  • BeSmart Cheyenne, WY
    Oct. 11, 2013 12:32 p.m.

    I think the Utes have a very good shot. Stanford and Utah are very similar in the fact they are both very physical teams. I think the key is getting pressure on Hogan.

  • ekute Layton, UT
    Oct. 11, 2013 11:09 a.m.

    We need to get better vs the PAC 12. From observing the Utes this year and from reading this article, I get that we're on the right track.

    For you detractors, we got better vs byu 20 years ago.

    Go Utes.

  • Christine B. Hedgefog Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 11, 2013 8:52 a.m.

    "truly arrive"

    We've had so many poor pac starts that we're bound to stumble into an arrival sooner or later. Not likely this week though.

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 11, 2013 8:22 a.m.


    You're a byu fan who said the same thing about the UCLA game. And to think, if Wilson only throws 2 picks in that game we destroy UCLA by 14+

    I like our chances now more than ever. Throw less than 3 picks and we win this game.

    Utah 32
    Stanford 27

    October 12, 2013 will long be remembered as the night we truly arrive in the Pac 12.

    And it will be the best win of ANY team in the state of Utah in DECADES.

    Go Utes!
    Onward and Upward

  • UoU 1991 Park City, UT
    Oct. 11, 2013 8:08 a.m.

    Playing a Top 5, senior-dominated team doesn't sound like a remedy for improving Utah's usual PAC 12 woes.

    The Utes will be lucky to keep this one close.