According to ESPN the BYU/UMass game will be in Amherst., not Foxboro,Just
I for one am glad that the Utes have come to Dekalb. It's the closest they
come to the East Coast for a long time. Road trip. Drove 900 miles from NJ to
see this game. Go Utes!As for scheduling better, I'm in agreement. If
you want to play someone from one of the Group of Six, try the AAC. They have
schools in Texas and Florida (SMU, Houston, USF, UCF), areas the Utes recruit.
They also have teams in major urban areas including Philly (Temple), Balt/DC
(Navy), NOLA (Tulane), Hartford/NYC (UConn), Cincinnati and Memphis. Drop BYU
and the annual beat down of an FCS school and expand the recruiting and
visibility. NIU actually is a good game if the Utes want to recruit the Mid West
which has a lot of talent.
Utah -11 @ NIU is a spooky line folks. This will be the 2nd week I won't be
betting on my beloved Utes. I have the under in the first half however. I jumped
on the BYU game though. I have CAL +3.5 for HUGE coin!GooooooooUtes!
It's not the size of the stadium, but the talent and the heart of the team
playing in it. From that standpoint, Norther Illinois and UMass are light years
Wasn't Alabama available?
I have a bad feelings about this game.
Did anyone read the analysis/prediction from Athlon? I tried to post the link
but D News wouldn't let me.The writer clearly doesn't know
much about Utah, as his analysis is pretty off. I heard a clip from the Big Show
on 1280 yesterday where they referenced it, and how silly it is, which made me
glad I wasn't the only one that felt that way! It would take a LOT to go
NIU's way(ie +5 TO margin) for them to put up 34 points on this Ute D. I'm predicting that this game might have some nail biter moments,
and could be close at halftime with Utah putting it away midway through the 3rd
quarter and winning something like 37-17.
Hmmm, you'd think someone living in Palo Alto would be vaguely aware of the
Pac12's insistence that each member of the Conference play 9 games against
other members of the conference. And, since the name of said conference is
Pacific 12, it may provide a hint about the geography of where member schools
are located.But, maybe that's too much to ask for from a
follower of a nomadic independent team, who must beg for games throughout the
@SoonerUte"The UMass game this year is at neutral site Foxboro
Stadium seating 66,000."Thanks for the info! Wow,
playing at Foxboro Stadium. Reminds me of the game with BYU and U. of Missouri
played at Arrow Head Stadium in 2015. The stadium was something like 100-150
miles from the U of Missouri's stadium. And the game drew 42,824 in the
76,416 capacity stadium (56% filled) This compared to the average attendance at
Missouri's home games in 2015 of 66,800 which included crowds of 64,670 and
70,079 to watch So. E. Missouri and U Conn respectively. But then again those
schools bring huge number of fans to away games.
“BYU, living rent free in your head 24/7”Stated while
posting yet again on a U thread—LOLBeat NIU!Go
@Jello is Good - ,And here you are checking in on the comment
section of a Utah article.In YOUR head 24/7. Go Utes!
"I can't wait to read what is said about BYU playing UMass in their
17,000 seat stadium!"The UMass game this year is at neutral site
Foxboro Stadium seating 66,000.NIU's 23,550 seats is on par
with Utah State's 25,100 seat stadium.Still, you shouldn't hear
any remarks about it from Cougar fans. They know better than anyone that
venue size means nothing.
The Utes and their non-conference schedule is ridiculous. Outside of U of M a
few years back they've played nobody that's done anything to improve
their reputation outside of the PAC-12. Who cares that they've only lost
one game? Lets hope the new AD will move on from the Weber States, Northern
Illinois and BYU's and schedule home and homes with worthy national
My prediction? We are going to see more teardrop passes from Ty and somebody is
going to get serious about snagging them nearly every time. Whoever that
receiver is will become a very valuable player for the Utes.My big
hope? I hope Britan Covey drops his gloves mid-play again. Also, that Ty keeps
those big, talented tight ends involved in the offense. Having tight ends who
are truly scoring threats will help this Ute offense in so many ways over the
next two seasons. Go Utes!
Whoamu“I can't wait to read what is said about BYU
playing UMass in their 17,000 seat stadium! But then again I believe BYU has
played there before so they are probably used to it.”BYU,
living rent free in your head 24/7, has never played in UMass’ home
stadium, but the Cougars play east is f the Rockies frequently, unlike the timid
swoops on the hill.
Let's all cheer for Stanford this week. Hope they can rattle the freshman
QB for a few weeks for us.
@Who am I sir? - Cottonwood Heights, UTSept. 7, 2018 12:12 p.m."I can't wait to read what is said about BYU playing UMass in their
17,000 seat stadium! But then again I believe BYU has played there before so
they are probably used to it."In your head 24/7. Rise and
Coach Whit has said the biggest game is the next game and I believe that is true
this week. The only thing is Utah is not playing the game that is perhaps the
biggest for the Utes this season. Imagine sweeping #9 Stanford, #11 Washington,
and #26 Oregon! And if USC defeats Stanford this weekend that is what they will
do this year. Why? Because they play Washington State, California, and Oregon
State instead of Washington and Oregon as the Utes must do. IMO if
the Utes are to have a chance at the championship of the Southern Division of
the PAC-12 Stanford must defeat USC this weekend! If not Utah must win 2 of the
3 games against Stanford, Washington, and Oregon in addition to winning the
head-to-head game against USC (#12) at RES on October 20th to even tie for the
championship in all probability. Wow!In addition, several articles
have referred to the "small venue" of No. Ill's 23,595 seat
stadium. I can't wait to read what is said about BYU playing UMass in
their 17,000 seat stadium! But then again I believe BYU has played there before
so they are probably used to it.