BYU remembers squandered opportunities last year against Notre Dame

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  • Captain L Provo, UT
    Nov. 22, 2013 9:35 p.m.

    The comments about a team being better than their record or losing to a team they are better than is especially true regarding the last two BYU vs Utah games. Last yr although BYU could have won, they were outplayed by ND especially in the 2nd half. There was an article a few days ago on ESPN about teams that are better than their record and BYU was one of them. This game with ND should be a good one and will a big factor in my opinion regarding how good of a season the cougs have for this 2013 season. A win and this season is a very good one, even with the loss to the utes a loss and this season is just OK, not bad but not that good either.

  • Riverton Cougar Riverton, UT
    Nov. 22, 2013 1:06 p.m.

    So what I gather is that sometimes the score isn't the best indicator of who is the overall better team? You mean that it is possible for a school to outplay another and still lose? Quick! Let's tell the Ute fans!

    Nov. 21, 2013 8:51 p.m.

    Great highlight reel. The article talks about it being a close game but you sure couldn't have guessed it by that video which seemed to have only the best plays made by Notre Dame.

  • bradleyc Layton, UT
    Nov. 21, 2013 4:35 p.m.

    Come on AZUTE1 learn to focus. Utah needs your backing right now and you are spending serious brain cycles reading articles about BYU and commenting on them. FOCUS MAN FOCUS.

    BYU by 10 this year.

  • AZUTE1 Mesa, AZ
    Nov. 21, 2013 3:20 p.m.

    ND had more rushing yards [277] than byu had total yards [243]. byu had merely 66 rushing yards while ND had 389 total yards for the game.

    Furthermore, ND shut byu out for 3 out of 4 quarters. Not to mention 1/2 the 4th quarter still remained following this incompletion to hoffman everybody talks about. The scoreboard wasn't even remotely an accurate indication of how thoroughly ND whooped byu.

    Is this going to be byu's "Super Bowl II" this year, where players/coaches talk endlessly PRE-game, only to have reality utterly smash them when the REAL game in fact is actually played?

  • Jealous U Alpine, UT
    Nov. 21, 2013 3:05 p.m.

    Remind us what happened to Utah first, and only, time the Utes played Notre Dame.

    Here, let me jog your memory:

    Utah was curb-stomped 3-28 by a mediocre 8-5 Notre Dame team.

    Compare that to BYU's 14-17 loss to the 12-1 Notre Dame team that played in the BCS championship game.

  • TXAfghanVet Dallas, TX
    Nov. 21, 2013 2:56 p.m.

    Hmm. OSU, UCLA, AZ, USC, ASU, UO. Some schools find even more ways than BYU to lose. It's that whole glass house thing.

    I like the Cougs chances this weekend. I'm not going to "mark it down" that always seems to go askew for the fans that use that in their comments. I'll just say, I think there's an even chance that BYU can get a win this weekend. The odds are pretty even.

    It looks like the odds on the game in Pullman, WA give a slight edge to the home team.

    It'll be fun to see how the weekend shakes out.

  • Christine B. Hedgefog Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 21, 2013 2:23 p.m.

    "If you byu had a QB"(sic)

    "No one is better at finding ways to lose than byu."

    I know I've said it before but scratch all previous declarations. This is the new funniest, most ironic comment I've seen on the DesNews from our funniest little ankle biting anti-BYU/Mormon buddy.

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 21, 2013 11:47 a.m.

    The "non" play of the game is when Riley missed a wide open Hoffman at the 10 yard line with no one between him and the endzone. If you byu had a QB they would have won that game.

    I bet byu finds another way to lose this one though. No one is better at finding ways to lose than byu.

    Go Irish(my church school)!

  • Proud Ute ,
    Nov. 21, 2013 5:33 a.m.

    Always with the coulda, woulda, shoulda.
    Give it your best coogs.

  • DRay Roy, UT
    Nov. 21, 2013 12:46 a.m.

    That's one thing the Cougars are good at, understanding what they should have done to win a big game, but didn't..."when they did that, we should have....whatever. Too much practice at that. Track record tells me I should try to forget about this game, save myself being disappointed by Y losing a big game, again. Must be content with beating Idaho State in football, Mount St.Mary's in Basketball...I didn't think mediocrity would become the BYU identity. It shouldn't be. In sports, it is.

  • Mildred in Fillmore Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 20, 2013 11:42 p.m.

    We beat ourselves for sure.