Saturday, November 14, 2009

Go Utes!

Utah Utes:
  • 5-1 all time against TCU, with the only loss coming in overtime
  • 7-0 all time in games where both they and their opponent are ranked in the AP top 25
  • Win the big games: 13-10 last year against TCU and 34-17 against Alabama last year. Beat Louisville this year.
  • 2 Undefeated seasons in the last 6 years.
  • Won 29 of the last 31 games
  • 16-20 point underdogs in this game
  • Have more than 600 wins in their football history, with an overall winning percentage of .586 (placing them 36th all time)
  • Only school in the BCS era to have two undefeated seasons
  • One of 5 schools to have two BCS game wins in the last 5 years
  • One of seven school to have two top 5 finishes in the last 5 years
  • Their "Superfan of the game" a few weeks ago:
Pros of the Utes winning:
  • Opens up a three-way race for the conference title between Utah, TCU and BYU, with Utah in the driver's seat.
  • Probably allows Utah to move up into the top 12 of the BCS standings, making them eligible for an at-large bid to the BCS (although we know that won't happen)
  • The Utes continue their winning tradition and domination of the conference
  • Keeps Texas as one of the most fertile recruiting areas for the Utes
Pros of the Utes losing:
  • Virtually guarantees TCU a spot in a BCS game.
  • The Mountain West Conference gets a $13 million payout, with each team in the conference getting around $1.3-1.5 million.
  • The Mountain West proves that one of its teams belongs in the top 5 and that the conference should have an automatic bid every season.
  • Keeps TCU ranked ahead of all other hopeful BCS Busters
  • Keeps TCU in the national championship picture if the right teams lose.
Some of the better (i.e. more interesting) signs from College Game Day on the Quad in front of Amon G. Carter Stadium:
  • Utah Utes - Mormon Fruits
  • What's the difference between the Utes and Cheerios? Cheerios belong in a bowl
  • Lee Corso sits down to pee
  • We pity Salt Lake City
  • Toadally going to Crush the Utes
  • Fear the Murtleneck
  • Top Coached University
  • Jerry Hughes is my facebook friend
  • Hughes your Daddy
  • Utalk the talk we Walk the Walk
Hoping for the best, expecting the worst. I hope Desmond, Kirk and Corso are wrong, Go Utes!

Now, if only I could get CBS College Sports in HD on Comcast...


alisquire said...

Um, I don't think Louisville was a big game.

tysqui said...

Umm, I was hoping that the first person to read this didn't point out that discrepancy. Oh well. :)

Sabrina said...

Some great points. I am going to cheer for the U, but if they lose, it won't be too heart-breaking, as you point out. I sure hope it's more interesting to watch than BYU vs. TCU was.