First:“This is as close as Utah will get to a national
championship."Then:"Signature win? More like a forgery
win."And now:"Actually I think Utah is a good team."Whoa! You're all over the road up there in Idaho, Ed!
Actually I think Utah is a good team, so I'm both amused and puzzled at the
exuberance shown by Utah fans because of this win. C'mon act like
you've been here before - wait...
@Ed Grady:You've used "trap game" one time too many.
Time to turn the page.Utah's victory over Stanford was no
forgery. It was the signature PAC-12 victory that naysayers dressed in royal
smurf blue have demanded since the Utes joined the Conference of Champions.Now that they've done it, kindly refrain from being a sore loser
twice over. Go Utes!
"This is as close as Utah will get to a national championship."One of that level of class might also say that losing to Utah is as close as
Kyle Van Noy will ever get to the real Super Bowl.But I won't.
I say best of luck to Van Noy in his career, and stay classy, Idaho Falls.
I'm amused at the youthful glee that Utah fans are expressing at beating
Stanford in a classic trap game. Signature win? More like a forgery win.
@Ed Grady" "I felt like we'd just won the national
championship."Excellent point. This is as close as Utah will get
to a national championship."Those grapes must taste extra sour
when you realize this win was MUCH bigger than any win byu had in '84. You
can't win championships by exclusively playing the worst teams in college
@Ed Grady:I'm not sure who you're rooting for from
Spudville (YbU? Boise's not a state? Weber's not a state? Ricks?),
but I'm guessing the sports pulse is pretty slow there.No
worries, we'll continue enjoying our signature PAC-12 victory without
stumbling over detractors from Idaho Falls! lolGo Utes!
“I felt like we’d just won the national championship.”Excellent point. This is as close as Utah will get to a national
Mt projectionsVIZIO BCS National Championship Game (Jan. 6, 2014):
Oregon vs. BCS Rose Bowl Game Presented by VIZIO (Jan. 1, 2014): Stanford
vs. Big Ten Valero Alamo Bowl (Dec. 30): UCLA vs. Big 12 National
University Holiday Bowl (Dec. 30): Utah vs. Big 12 Hyundai Sun Bowl (Dec.
31): Oregon State vs. ACC Las Vegas Bowl (Dec. 21): Arizona State vs. MWC
Fight Hunger Bowl (Dec. 27): USC vs. BYU Gildan New Mexico Bowl
(Dec. 21): Washington vs. MWC New Era Pinstripe Bowl (Dec. 28): ?Heart of Dallas Bowl (Jan. 1, 2014): Arizona vs. Conference USA
@too"smart"foryou"Utah did get a quality win
yesterday."Ya think? I would say whenever your team beats a Top
5 team, that you could call that a "quality" win. No need to get
effusive, I guess."But Stanford was over-ranked."Really? Says who? They were 5-0, and undefeated since last October. They
had beaten a solid Washington team, and destroyed a 3-1 Washington State team by
38 points. But that's irrelevant. Thousands of sports writers throughout
the country disagreed with your assessment of being "over-ranked".And which sports writers said they were the "smartest team in the
nation". I mean, thanks for the compliment, but I don't think anyone
who truly follows the Utes are claiming anything more than gutting out a very
tough, hard-earned win over a formidable opponent.
Thank you for letting us know when to stop celebrating Mr wetblanket.
"current members of the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve hold a
total of 4 degrees from the U and a total of 7 degrees from BYU"I guess toosmart missed that many of those BYU degrees were grad degrees
awarded on free tuition, while all the U degrees came at the recipient's
own expense. Oh, wait, the DNews "forgot" to mention that
For those making the tireless claim about Utah being the school of the prophets,
I guess you missed the article that said that current members of the First
Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve hold a total of 4 degrees from the U and a
total of 7 degrees from BYU, as published on-line in the Deseret News. But
don't let facts get in your way.Utah did get a quality win
yesterday. But Stanford was over-ranked. Let's see how the remainder of
the season plays out. Of course some reporters think Utah was the smartest team
in the nation but I wonder what they would have said had that last Stanford pass
been completed and the final score be 28-27 for the Cardinal. Utah showed a
great defense, too. They came away on the right side of the final play, unlike
Oregon State in OT.
Utah has moved on. Evidence from the first 3 PAC-12 games (AP #9, #13, #31)
show that Utah is a much better team in the PAC-12 today then we were in season
ONE. It's time for sport writers in this state to move on to
another talking point.It's only one win, but its a BIG win.
Time to move on to the next opponent, bring on Arizona.Go UTES!!
toosmartforyouFarmington, UTOf course truly objective sports
fans will say the same thing about Stanford as they did about Texas: "They
were obviously over-ranked."------------* Objective
fans can see that Stanford knows how to tackle. * Objective fans
know that Stanford lost to a good team, they did not get exposed by a team that
lost to 2-4 Virgina whose only other win is over a D2 team.*
Objective fans will also pull up the AP rankings and see Stanford dropped 7
spots, while Texas is still not ranked in the top 25.* AP rankings
as of today: #9 UCLA (last second loss), #13 Stanford (last sec win), Utah #29,
OSU #31 (OT loss), #33 Texas (exposed). Wow! How can this be a team
that lost to a D2 team and a team that lost to a team that lost to a D2 team is
ranked higher then Texas and BYU? Conspiracy this week?
Re: thinks he's too smart for anyone"Of course truly
objective sports fans will say the same thing about Stanford as they did about
Texas: "They were obviously over-ranked."No, they won't
(and aren't). Not even close.
Rock you let your bitterness over Utahs wins over BYU and last nights signature
win over a top five juggernaut and a truly terrific team (much better than the
team we slapped silly in their own place a couple of months ago--heh heh jest
sayin')--hamper your research. Be a pro! Look up the scores and past games
and get it right. The Utes won at Colorado.
I agree. Besides "oh so bodacious" Rock Monster seemed miffed for some
reason. Maybe he should have waited at least 24 hours to imply that the Utes
need to move on, because this win was awesome!Keep up the good work
against Zona! Go Utes!
You know what's funny? Even when making up a troll account ChrisB gets it
wrong.You beat STANFORD, not USC, 27-21.ROFL.
Utah didn't lose at Colorado--they lost that one at home.
Rock all in all a B+ on the article, you complement Utah with paradoxical spins
with each positive remark.But Ill give you the benefit, Im sure its
difficult being a byU fan writing an article about your adversary.Rock its not to late to convert, "CTR" Choose The Red! you know the
University that Prophets graduate from.Thanks Rock
Boy, Brad Rock seems like a bitter man!
Usually like Rock's stuff, but this was horrible.
Why would a person go to all the trouble of setting up a new account in honor of
tonight's game and get the team wrong? Utah 27 USC 21 Really?
Didn't Utah just beat Stanford by that score?
Great win by Utah! While it was unexpected but hoped for, it is great to see the
Utes improve, gotta keep that up!
Congrats to Utah for their huge win!!!Go Cougs!!!
By the way, in the PAC-12, Utah hasn't lost at Colorado or Arizona! No
sense doing research, right? Epic fail!
Of course truly objective sports fans will say the same thing about Stanford as
they did about Texas: "They were obviously over-ranked."
Voice, all prior posts were by one person, obviously.
And once again, every Ute fan post so far somehow references BYU! Ah, the joy
of being a Y fan...in some Ute fan minds we'll always be better somehow,
even when we're not. And ChrisB, everyone's favorite secret BYU fan
trying to make Ute fans look bad (that's really the only reasonable
explanation for this guy), continues to work out his many issues on the DesNews
boards.All that said, congratulations to the Utah football team on
an awesome signature win.
Head to head recruiting last four years more recruits have picked Utah over byu,
with many saying the many benefits if the PAC 12 being a big reason This certainly won't do anything to change that trend!
Things I said since offseason:Utah would beat byu for fourth time in
a rowUtah would beat usuUtah would split Stanford and Oregon Utah would go 8-4This program will be a force in the prestigious
PAC 12Like I said. It took a few years for recruiting to
improve and YES we are getting much better(higher STARS) than we did in our Mwc
days. That's only going to continue!The future of
football in Utah, Is Utah!
Congrats to the Utes and the cougs, both teams could finish in the top 25 if
they can win on the the road.I love my FAITH's school and my
State's School.Go prove that both schools can do well.
Head to head; UtahToughest schedule: UtahBest win: UtahWorst
loss: byuBest ranking after they are released: UtahCan't
wait to hear the spin from Provo about byU being better still. Let
me say this in advance: Lol!
Utah is the one and only premier program in the state. And YES,
having better(higher star) players than we have had previously helped us get
this win. Some teams think they are headed to a national title with
1-2 star nobodies, even though USC, Florida, lsu, Alabama all had high star
recruiting classes. I LOVE my bcs membership! It's
better being better.