Fans stormed the field -- well, yeah, that's nothing new -- and the Wasatch Mountains were flipped upside down like tops before being placed back down on its rightful, majestic hills upright and unharmed. (Can't say the same for the idiot Scoutmasters who toppled over a majestic federally owned boulder, but hey...)
Well, this past week at Arizona turned out a wee bit different for Utah than the last, in that the Utes lost badly at Arizona.
How badly, you might ask? Well, let's just say that Utah's starting quarterback threw for a grand total of 15 yards (on nine pass attempts) and two of those were interceptions before he was unceremoniously yanked by head coach Kyle Whittingham because, well, he was stinking up Arizona Stadium -- and his hand was swollen. The final score was 35-24. So much for some predicting the Utes would win the Pac-12 North Division and go to a big-time bowl game.
Here's the thing: playing as poorly as Utah did is hard to do against Arizona's pass defense, because the Wildcats even allowed UTSA (Who's that?), or the University of Texas-San Antonio to throw for 277 yards -- and UTSA has only been a Division I school for two years.
Nevertheless, the Utes got their butts kicked from here to the Ponderosa. Ka-Deem Carey, uh, carried the ball 40 frigging times for 263 yards and a "touch" (that's touchdown for all of you not hip to my lingo) -- and basically whooped the Utes by himself. Is that because Arizona can't pass? Why, yes, it is. They really can't. It's not a secret, it's a fact. It didn't matter though, because Arizona can run.
Speaking of facts, BYU forgot to play defense for most of the game -- but played offense well enough; er, um, Taysom Hill did anyway -- and still won 47-46! The Cougars are 5-2! Let the Martinelli's flow like H20 and the victory celebration commence down in Provo!!
Houston was a game team with a freshman quarterback named John O'Korn who thought he was the second coming of Russell Wilson or Jimmy Cracked Corn And I Don't Care Who Catches The Ball.
This dude tried to fit the ball in some tight spaces -- after juking and spinning around oncoming BYU players like a lumbering ballerina in an oversized football uniform and pads with the word HOUSTON on the front of his jersey.
In fact, the "other" Cougars might have won the game, if not for this freshman numbskull. On the final play of the game O'Korn scrambled around and away from the BYU pass rush again, saw three BYU defenders crowding his guy (again) -- and still threw the ball towards him!
What did he expect? That BYU linebacker Alani Fua would play "tip drill"? Heck no! Not with a few ticks left on the clock, duh. And not when the Y Cougars were clinging for dear life to the lead -- which went back and forth like Fua rockin that bebe he just cradled in his arms to beddy-bye.
Just like the little engine that could, BYU tried as hard as it could to win the game. Taysom Hill threw and ran, and threw and ran until the springs on his turbo-charged knee brace got rusty and he had to push a button on his wrist pad for some WD-40 lubrication. In other words, he made do with what he had: the creaky, weak arm that nobody thought he possessed a month ago.
That so-called crappy arm of his only threw for like, say, I don't know...400 yards? And by the way, that's the most he's ever thrown for in any game at BYU. He also ran for over 100 yards, so to say that the Y Cougars were one-dimensional will probably get you a sock in the jaw from Mr. Spencer Hadley because it's not cool to mess with someone's QB -- and besides, he's probably jonesing for a little refreshment right about now.
When the QB talks, everybody listens, including you, pal.
And Utah State played a game this week, in New Mexico. Hardly anyone knew about it because, well, uh, Chuckie Keeton is out, and so there's no Heisman talk now, and so that means there really isn't anyone left to talk about on the Aggies -- except I keep getting all these emails about how this fact is the most amazing thing ever, and previews for women's something or other, and, and, and....
And the Aggies won, 45-10, in New Mexico. For good measure, Mad Matt (Wells) Beyond Thunderdome may or may not have called a "fake punt" with Utah State up by a heckuva lot of points with not much time left to play. The wild look in his eyes never goes away, really, so it's hard to tell if his punter did it himself...or Wells drew it up.
The punter copped to it, but if you had Wells in your face in his Gary Andersen visor getup you'd probably come up with some quick excuse, too. Have you seen how he looks at the refs? Geez, that guy is mean!
Oh, yeah, and Alex Smith won another game. Blah, blah, blah, some NFL record was broken by him, blah, blah.
And Brandon Davies is back in the news! And this time, it's not for what you think it's for, sicko!!
So here stands the "Believer," who doesn't know what to make of this college football season, or Alex Smith having his best year ever, or Brandon Davies trying to play pro basketball. As for the "Non-Believer," that jerk is still up to his old tricks trying to bait people into not believing. Maybe it's working...
See what you think of these jerks when you click on the photos!