Congrats to the Utes!!!
Any true fan wants all teams in state to do well.Why wouldn't
you? Beyond that, "best in state" can't be known unless
the presumed top 3 teams play each other. You can't tell me that BYU and
Utah isn't a unique game each year. Usu gears up for BYU like no other game
they play as well, so each match is very unique and so this year nobody can say
who would win out in a game.The way USU played last Friday night was
amazing - if they come out like that against boise and the championship game
then they'll be deserving of a NY6. All I can do is hope for
the best - I want byu to play the best in state teams so I just want all teams
@london_josh - Lincoln, CAExcellent take. Our teams are going to
win some and, unfortunately, going to lose some.Let's celebrate
the wins and while frustrating, support our teams in their losses. Who is the best college football team in the state? Who knows. And frankly,
who cares? Just play the teams on your schedule and try and win those games.
I have seen national rankings. I have yet to see a state ranking
that ins't a list of High School teams.
Oregon ute,Spot on about BYU fans. As a byu fan I'm
sick of the hysteria, it's like those who can't use an automatic car
thermometer but instead go from high heat to max cool over and over again.Both BYU and Utah have had ugly weeks and both have looked great. If your a fan, be a fan. I'm a fan, I was at the game, stayed until
the end with my kids, traffic was easy getting home because the rest of the BYU
fans were gone and usu fans celebrated. I'm not fond of fickle
fans. Wilson looked good, but garbage time. Tanner had a lot of
great passes and the problems went beyond him. Wilson should have gone in during
the 3rd to upset the momentum usu had - and in that case we can evaluate him.I think that there are more byu fans, but Utah fans seem more solid than
byu fans. I'm a byu fan to the core, but in many ways I'm more like
the Utah fans when I'm at a PAC game wearing red. Whatever team you have
support them. Byu-usu was the only byu game I'll get to go to this year, I
had my sons with me, the outcome was rough but I can still say that I loved
Great win for the Utes. Great win for USU. Those Y fans who are calling for
Mangum's head need to chill. You can't judge his backup by watching
his mop up time against backups. If you think you know better than the coaches
who see them play day in and day out then you are awfully arrogant. BYU will
get back in the win column soon, until then, just chill a bit.
“Most USU fans wouldn't argue that. Most would argue they would be
5-0.”You made a funny! HaHa!Go Utes!p.s. Current Sagarin ratings—U #20 [#4 SOS]usu #39
[#104]byu #72 [#10 — usu made byu’s SOS double]
Uteology 12:07pm"No sane Aggie fan would argue that USU would be 4-1
against Utah's opponents." Most USU fans wouldn't argue
that. Most would argue they would be 5-0.
Still a lot of football to be played before the best team in the state can be
declared. Utah State has a long history of losing games they shouldn't and
Hawaii looks like they could go stride for stride with the Aggies, and Boise
State is well Boise State. Utah still has Oregon, USC, and Colorado to play.
Only thing that can be said is that BYU is not the best team in the state,
thanks to the unexpected beatdown by USU. Unless they change quarterbacks BYU is
going to see the same strategy every week. Stop the fly sweep and make BYU beat
you with the pass. Or put a little pressure on their quarterback and watch him
throw pick sixes. A lot has been said about the Ags and the Utes playing. I have
said it before and I will say it again. The Utes have absolutely nothing to gain
by playing the Aggies. If they lose it is an upset, if they win by a slim margin
they are under performing, if they blow the Aggies out it is what they should of
done. There is no win for the Utes by playing the Aggies. Of course I could say
that the same holds true for the Utes playing the Cougars.
Honestly, I think it is hard to say who would actually win this year: the Aggies
or the Utes.Given these teams have one of the oldest rivalries in
FBS Division I college football, it is sad they didn't meet this year. Here is to hoping the ADs at both schools can remedy this.Great job this weekend to both teams and I hope they do well the rest of the
Well done, Utes. This is the team all the sports writers were looking for in
the preseason. Stanford started out well - but their last 2 games have been
real downers (for them). Whatever Whittingham fed the Utes for
breakfast I want some of that too.
BlueCoug - Provo, UTOct. 7, 2018 10:43 a.m.Utah played a nearly
perfect game and Stanford suffered a near perfect storm meltdown.-----Like BYU at Wisconsin!The difference, Utah
didn't squeak by with 3 point win when WI missed a FG.
@london_joshVery reasonable suggestion. Utah State was the best team
in the state on Friday. Utah is ahead of them in the Coaches Poll today - but
only by one vote. One thing shouldn't be in dispute and that is that the
Aggies are an exciting team to watch this year.
Yeah, you're lucky you got a cupcake like #14 Stanford instead of a
powerhouse like USU... Nope; doesn't work. USU is better than they've
been getting credit for, but all the same, great job to the Utes. I really hope
we can get our game together before we meet in November. I'm sick of
hearing how many in a row it's been. Here's to hoping for a good game
After the last two games it was fun seeing the excitement in the Ute crowd.
There is no doubt that an important aspect of any sport is taking advantage of
opportunites. The Utes were awesome in that regard last night...and they pretty
much gave Stanford nothing in return.Big road win on the road
against a good team. I realize the national experts feel otherwise,
but here's my weekly big three. The top two have both distanced themselves
from my Cougars (brilliant deduction), and they have perhaps pulled a bit closer
to each other, but it remains Utah State #1, Utah #2 and BYU a very distant
#3.If Utah State wins out this personal ranking of the Big Three
will remain the same, regardless of how Utah does. That is not a slam at Utah.
For me, the slot I give them is Utah State's to lose, not Utah's to
win. The final Aggie regular season game is at Boise. Utah's second to
the last regular season game is at Colorado. There's much happening
between now and then, but those two meetings loom large. If Utah qualifies for
a bowl game, (no doubt about that), how about Las Vegas for both of them?
Problem is, Ut St will deserve a much bigger payday at 11-1.Keep
It is killing me that USU and Utah isn't an annual rivalry anymore. I am really hoping the AD departments at both schools can figure out how
to make this happen. It would have been really fun to see these two teams play
this year regardless of the the outcome.Great game, Utes. That was
I am an Aggie and a Ute, though I tend to cheer for the Aggies.Last
night made me proud to be a Ute again -- I guess it is a good weekend all
around.Good job to the brothers in red! That was an impressive win
and one I was not expecting at all.Great job defending the honor of
the Beehive State, Utes!
Allen - Riverton, UTWhether the U is the best team in Utah, the
final answer is if they can beat USU. Not just one game, though. Even the best
teams have off-days.----Please Aggie fans stop acting
like Cougar Nation, face reality.Utah is the top football program in
the state. This is not for debate, but a fact.You have 4 good wins
over Bo Diddly Tech, while Utah is 3-2 playing the nations top FOUR SOS.No sane Aggie fan would argue USU would be 4-1 against Utah's
matman: "My Cougars will take down the mighty Utes in November
though!"AKA "whistling through the graveyard."
worf,No need to disparage Stanford, who Utah pounded last night.
Remember, they are the only team to defeat San Diego State this year (31-10), a
team who yesterday defeated Boise State. Since Boise State will be
playing both Utah State as well as BYU, let’s hold off judgement on
worf - McAllen, TXStanford beat 2 ranked teams, and until last
night, their only loss was against a probable playoff team. Now why
shouldn't they have been ranked?? And I hope you don't think BYU is
one of those unranked teams that could beat them
“Stanford should never had been ranked! Only because they're in the
PAC12. Many unranked teams could beat them.”woof:Funny. I was just thinking the same rhing about Wisconsin and the B1G.
Utah played a nearly perfect game and Stanford suffered a near perfect storm
Wort:“Stanford should never had been ranked! Only because
they're in the PAC12. Many unranked teams could beat them.”Funny, we were all thinking the same thing about your cougs. Never should have
been ranked, and many unranked teams could beat them! As for the
game, I haven’t had that much fun watching a game since Utah took Oregon
to the woodshed in ‘15 at Autzen Stadium and the Vegas Bowl in the same
year. Oh...and the Utah State beat down on Friday! What a perfect weekend!
@UU - you were correct about one thing. There was an absolute dismantling at
I predicted:Utah 37Stanford 21Stanford
should never had been ranked! Only because they're in the PAC12. Many
unranked teams could beat them.
I texted "pleasant dreams" to my brother.............he texted back
"....you too". Slept like a log. Keep up the good work Utes!!!!!!!!!
As a USU alum, I was glad to see USU win over BYU. I am also glad to see the U
beat Stanford! Good job, guys! I like all the Utah teams to do well!Whether the U is the best team in Utah, the final answer is if they can beat
USU. Not just one game, though. Even the best teams have off-days.
Usu at #50?Yea noTry top 25
Big BYU fan here. Grew up in Palo Alto, going to Stanford Stadium all the time.
Gotta say the Utes looked really good. Really clicking. Speed, power,
aggressive front 7, great protection for Huntley. To beat this Stanford team
away is a legit win.
@UU-ProvoHad to post this gem;"Why even post this?
This is going to change dramatically tomorrrow. With Utah State certainly
jumping into the top-25 and Utah dropping even further down the ladder after the
absolute dismantling that is about to take place against Stanford"Good job Utes. See what happens when you hang onto the ball?
@P5proud,That was actually a great bet, as Stanford star Bryce Love was
out.Utes +5 was tempting, and we took it.
I'd contend that USU was the best team in the state for a night, I think
that they deserve that night.Each team now has had a statement win,
byu has a statement against Wisconsin, usu against byu and Utah now at
Stanford.The Stanford win was huge, but given that it happened a day
after usu, let them wear the crown for a day. You can only beat who you play and
usu has boise state and possibly a championship against sdsu to finish off what
could be a near perfect season.As a byu fan one must admit when we
are defeated, no question that USU beat byu - if the Utah team that shut down
Stanford shows up to the holy war Utah wins, but if the BYU team that beat
Wisconsin shows up against the early Utah team byu wins - doesn't look good
for my cougars right now but leave that game aside, the game that's been
played is byu and usu and they rocked us. You play the game to see
who wins, Utah was so impressive last night, but you don't get awarded
projected wins due to a great game, go on and win those battles.
I'm a Cal alumna, so I have no love for Stanford. Great game Utes! You
flogged them, and in their house!A thing of beauty.
Go UTES! As a fair weather fan of Utah schools football, this is great.
Hopefully, the rest of the season will be on the upswing. I hope the Utes
remember, the team with a complete team execution (coaching, offense, defense
and kicking) during the game, wins. Can’t wait for the next game.
Great team effort. Shine should be congratulated because he stepped up
when he had the chance.Gay was key in this win with no misses.4-0 in
the turnovers is a good start for the rest of the season.Despite what
Gilmore said on ESPN we play Arizona in Salt Lake next Friday night!
I have no problem giving credit where credit is due and as a diehard Cougar fan,
without any reservation whatsoever, I boldly and loudly declare that both Utah
and Utah State at this point are clearly head and shoulder above BYU in
football, no question about it period! And after watching their last games
against BYU and Standford respectively, I think they are evenly matched and I
for one would love to see them play at this point. It would undoubtedly been a
very intriguing match up for sure. But as it is, we'll never know! My hat
is off to both those teams nonetheless for an unbelievable weekend of football.
Way to represent the state of Utah! Hope they both win their conferences!Good luck to all the Utah schools!!!
With 2 losses I would expect to see UTAH and UTAH state in a bowl game.
The key was 0 turnovers and an aggressive defense. If This team shows up the
rest of the year the Utes will be hard to beat. That's a big if, but I can
have hope. If the Utes played USU, like they did Stanford, they would win a hard
fought game, probably by a field goal at the end. USU is really good and
I'll be the first to say the Aggies could be the best team in the state.
Too bad we won't find out. It would be a great game. If this Utes team
shows up to play byu in November the score will be worse than what the Aggies
just did to them. The only way byu has a chance is if they change QB's.
Mangum might as well be wearing the opposing teams jersey. He's just the
gift that keeps on giving. Hopefully he stays the starter, as that is 2-3
turnovers with a guaranteed pick-6 for the Utes defense.
Had to post this gemAlex T - Murray, UTOct. 6, 2018 1:54
p.m.@Uteology"According to national polls Utah is the top
football program in the state.#31 Utah#50 Utah State#64
BYU"Why even post this? This is going to change dramatically
tomorrrow. With Utah State certainly jumping into the top-25 and Utah dropping
even further down the ladder after the absolute dismantling that is about to
take place against Stanford
The touted Ute secondary did some things well ( such as Johnson's pick 6),
but were consistently burned by Stanford's passing. At least the defense
didn't use the foolish 3 man rush except one time that I recall (resulting
in a good completion down the middle). Frankly, I worry more about the defense
than I do the offense. The offence is coming along pretty well. Go Utes!
Congratulations on a great win. That was the Utes that we were expecting.
45-2040-212 Hour ChurchWhat a great weekend!
My Cougars will take down the mighty Utes in November though!
Great to see a game where the Utes got out of their own way. Last week was
killing me when every big play was called back for some stupid penalty. I hope
this good trend from tonight continues for the rest of the season. Go Utes!!
Utah State: “We’re the best team in the state after crushing
BYU!” Utah: “That’s cute.”
Dear Coach Shaw. Thank you for not double covering Covey. Also, Huntley
finally had someone open enough that leaving it short didn't matter. Extra
Bonus that Nacua caught it
This is what we have been expecting out of Utah all yr. Looks like
they have identified the areas that needed to be fixed and worked on them. The
Utes aren't perfect by any stretch, but nice improvement. Love to see it.
And the coaches are good enough that the improvement was also
expected. After starting the season so.....crazy.
A totally dominant victory over the #14-ranked team in the country. Utah
finally put together a complete game. Kudos to everyone—-Johnson and his
100 yard pick six, Hansen, Anae, Covey, Gay, Moss, and especially Huntley. That
last TD pass where Huntley got out of being sacked, then threw the touchdown
pass, was incredible.And USU/BYU fans, based on tonight’s
performance, Utah is still the #1 team in the state.
jpc53 - Cottonwood Heights, UTOct. 6, 2018 11:51 p.m.Maybe USU
isn't the best team in the state.----They never
were.That's was just Dick Harmon and Cougar Nation envy and
fantasy, desperately trying to make USU the top team after BYU fell to 3rd in
Like I said, we match up well with Stanford and would win something like 24-21.
I am shocked that the offense put up 33 points. Great game by
Moss.Let's continue this play next week.Go UTES!
Now that was Utah football. Establish the run, and then pass.
It is obvious that Mr. Facer had a difficult time writing about an outstanding
win. In reality Stanford really never came close and was never in the lead the
entire game. Go Utes!
Huntley to Nacua is one of the craziest touchdowns I have ever seen! I was
expecting a loss after the 3rd quarter - way to finish men!
Did not see this coming and I would NOT have put money on the Utes to win this.
Never been so happy to be wrong wrong wrong. Thank you Tyler. Amazing win
Maybe USU isn't the best team in the state.
Well played game.Aggressive and not conservative when the Utes had the
lead.When Stanford seemed to gain some momentum to cut the Utes lead,Utah stepped up and played well to hold them off.Go Utes!
Dear Coach Whit, I will get back with further comments after I finish eating
this cold crow sandwich.