BYU report card: Taysom Hill extremely accurate in first half of Cougars' win over Georgia Tech

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  • Veritas Aequitas Fruit Heights, UT
    Oct. 14, 2013 1:38 p.m.

    Christopher B
    Ogden, UT

    Decent win
    If byu can have a simple conversation
    Dude, I do not believe you can have a conversation with BYU, or Texas or Standford for that matter...

    But if you could, please answer me this. Would you rather be an apple or an orange?

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Oct. 13, 2013 5:46 p.m.

    Is it possible both Utah, & BYU can have good football teams?

  • DeepBlue Anaheim, CA
    Oct. 13, 2013 4:13 p.m.

    Correction, Taysom is up to 102nd with a passing efficiency of 106.1. Jake Heaps is at 104th.

  • DeepBlue Anaheim, CA
    Oct. 13, 2013 2:57 p.m.

    Rating Taysom's Passing

    After a rough start, Taysom Hill is steadily improving his passing game.

    From dead last, 123rd, only a few weeks ago, Taysom is now up to 106th with a 106.1 passing efficiency rating for the season, but over 150 each of the last two games.

    Interestingly, Taysom is now ahead of Jake Heaps who is 108th at 104.6.

    Travis Wilson, who started hot, and was in the Top 10 early in the season, has dropped to 43rd at 144.9, but has finished well behind Taysom each of the last two games.

  • atlcoug Atlanta, GA
    Oct. 13, 2013 12:24 p.m.

    Chris B, your original comment had nothing to do with BYU fans saying they were better than Utah. It was back-handed attempt to slam BYU and gloat that Utah is in the Pac 12. Utah won the head-to-head game against BYU. If they played again, would Utah still win? Perhaps, but I do think that BYU had improved tremendously from that first disastrous game in Virginia (I was there to witness their ineptness). It is a shame that the rivalry game couldn't still be played at the end of the year. Utah can gloat about winning; they earned that right. But your first comment/question had nothing to do with who BYU fans thought was the better team. I am happy for the Utes for beating Stanford. It makes their win over BYU more meaningful. I cheered loudly for Utah when they upset Alabama. I am not a Utah hater, I am a BYU lover!!!! It is a shame, for your sake, that you are such a BYU hater that your hate seems to consume you.

  • Striker Omaha, NE
    Oct. 13, 2013 10:31 a.m.

    Everyone knows the BCS is the most corrupt sports organization ever to exist on this planet. If certain teams dream of that glory, that tells you what kind of a program they are. I'd rather win and have goals for national championships, grow Heisman trophy winners, win conference championships, gain national exposure for recruits and everyone else, have character and values in the program, than have a goal to lust for corruption. BYU is lucky to never have had a hand in that disaster of that organization.

    A dominating win vs an ACC opponent for two years in a row, led by a coach who has won championships, is as solid of a win as you can come by. BYU is a complete team now. Just need to get the TE's involved and this is a stellar team.

  • tyler11385 Springville, UT
    Oct. 13, 2013 10:20 a.m.

    @Double Amen!!

    @Chris B

    Yes I would rather be in the Pac 12, but I wasn't invited. Yes, I would rather be 4-2 in your situation and just knocked off a major team, but that doesn't mean I can't be super stoked my team just played a great game. Yes I'd still rather be a BYU fan and support my team regardless of a situation I have no control over. Good Job Utes! Go Cougars! Also, Yes, I would still rather be independent than in the Mountain West. Yes, I would rather play on ESPN almost every game than on CBS or the MTN. Yes, I love seeing my team play all over the country even if they aren't in a conference. I still am happy with our situation despite acknowledging the Utes situation is better, but once again, I can't control that or worry about that. I think both teams are doing great and am happy for their success. I hope to see UTAH win the Pac 12 every year, but still lose to BYU. Go Utah and Go Cougars!

  • FelisConcolor North Salt Lake, UT
    Oct. 13, 2013 8:48 a.m.

    Chris, seriously.

    Utah just earned the biggest win in its PAC-12 history, and you're still trolling BYU articles?

    That's really, really pathetic. It confirms what most BYU fans have known for years: There are very few true Utah fans; there are many BYU haters.

  • Pipes Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 13, 2013 8:12 a.m.

    So, getting back to the article, I'd like to know what happened to the offense the second half. It seems that Anae went back to his usual of calling two throw away plays and putting Hill into third and long. That makes it extremely easy for a defense not to mention painful for the fans to watch. Why doesn't he keep playing to win rather than playing not to lose?
    I think the offense has potential but it is being wasted by the play calling.

  • Reno Cougs Fan 68 Reno, NV
    Oct. 12, 2013 11:42 p.m.

    Amen!!! Thanks for putting into words what I feel about the whole BYU/UTAH Rivalry!!!

  • BeSmart Cheyenne, WY
    Oct. 12, 2013 10:25 p.m.

    This is crazy. It would be awesome if both sets of fans complimented each other on how good their teams are becoming. Utah is a few plays from being undefeated and a few plays from having 1 win. BYU is a few plays from being undefeated.
    Both of these Utah teams are probably top 25 teams. Both sets of fans should be happy.
    Both teams have tough road games Utah at Arizona USC Oregon and a pretty good Washington State team. BYU at Wisconsin and at Notre Dame, also a pretty solid Houston team.
    My guess is that both teams will probably reach the top 25 and both sets of fans should celebrate that.

  • Cougsndawgs West Point , UT
    Oct. 12, 2013 10:07 p.m.

    I'll make a bet with you. At the end of the year BYU will be ranked ahead of Utah. When, not if, that happens, then you can take your disagreement to the EXPERTS who proved my point with their "crazy notion" of rankings. Fair?

    That said, the reason I'm fine with BYU not being in a conference (for now) is that Utah isn't winning a championship or going to a major bowl this year. So in other words, they aren't playing for anything BYU isn't playing for...a mid to lower tier bowl game. No conference affiliation is needed for that last I checked.

  • atlcoug Atlanta, GA
    Oct. 12, 2013 9:48 p.m.

    Chris B, just in case you aren't familiar with the quote that I paraphrased from coach Edwards (although you probably are, since you obsess over reading everything about BYU that you can find), years ago BYU lost a game in a blinding snowstorm in Laramie. The next day when he got up on Sunday, coach Edwards looked out his window at a beautiful fall morning in Provo, and said, "I would rather lose and live in Provo than win and live in Laramie". That didn't exactly endear him to Wyoming fans but many of them were as obsessed about hating BYU as you are, so he probably didn't make than many more enemies with his statement.

  • Christopher B Ogden, UT
    Oct. 12, 2013 9:43 p.m.


    It's a relevant question

    Byu fans have been saying all year byu was the better team.

    I am curious if that crazy notion is stil l supported?

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Oct. 12, 2013 9:41 p.m.

    Wow! A win over Stanford and BYU is the main focus.

    BYU is the measurement of ute sucess no matter what,

  • evansrichdm west jordan , UT
    Oct. 12, 2013 9:34 p.m.

    Christopher B. I know you would makes some sort of statement like this, which makes it hard to cheer for U of U when we are not playing them.
    I made a nice comment on Utah win on a Utah article, wont do it here since it is a BYU article.
    Way to go BYU it was good win in that there was both passing and rushing. I would have liked to have seen more points in the second half and not all the three and outs. Still it got done to night for BYU. Now it is time to think of the next game, which will also be a hard one to win. Just need two more wins and BYU will go to a bowl game.

  • atlcoug Atlanta, GA
    Oct. 12, 2013 9:28 p.m.

    Chris B, to paraphrase coach Edwards years ago, I would rather lose every game and be a BYU fan, than win them all and be an obsessed BYU hater like you.

  • Christopher B Ogden, UT
    Oct. 12, 2013 9:15 p.m.

    Decent win

    If byu can have a simple conversation, I would be curious if you guys would rather be 4-2, having lost to your rival four years in a row, having lost your quest hours after it started to a terrible Virginia team, have no chance at bcs glory and no conference title to fight for?

    Or be 4-2 against harder schedule with a win against national title contender top 5 undefeated Stanford and be alive for a power conference title and rose bowl?

    Everyone is different, just curious what you guys think is better?