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Utah player guarantees win over Boise State

Posted on: December 9, 2010 2:15 am
Edited on: December 9, 2010 2:20 am

Posted by Adam Jacobi

Are you excited about the Las Vegas Bowl? You should be! Boise State and Utah are squaring off, and even though Boise's heavily favored and Utah got blasted 47-7 by TCU in Week 10, we should see plenty of offensive fireworks. Oh, and Utah's going to pull the upset.

What? Don't believe that we're seriously calling this one for the Utes right now? Well!  We happen to be working with inside information -- namely, the testimony of Utah DE Christian Cox. Here's what he told Utah basketball fans Tuesday night, according to the Deseret News:

Head coach Kyle Whittingham , center Zane Taylor and defensive end Christian Cox spoke to the crowd, thanked them for their support and encouraged them to make it to MAACO Bowl Las Vegas [sic].

Cox, however, delivered the biggest statement.

"I promise a victory against Boise State in Las Vegas," he said. "You better be there."

Now, here's the thing: Utah probably will not beat Boise State. It probably won't even be close. Crazy things do happen in bowl games all the time, though. Boise State has a fantastic track record of showing up big in big bowl games, but it's also a team that dropped a bowl game to an 8-3 Boston College in 2005 and a 7-5 East Carolina (the Chris Johnson coming-out party, if you'll recall) in 2007. If the Broncos are still bummed about getting bounced from the BCS on two horrifying missed chip shots and don't take this game seriously, Utah is still good enough to give them fits.

And should Cox's guarantee come to pass, the one team that will be howling with dismay is TCU, whose national standing suffered after a "lackluster" 40-35 win over San Diego State that was never really that close. Sure, Wisconsin will probably beat TCU, but if the Horned Frogs can go 12-0 in the regular season with a 40-point win against a Utah team that can beat Boise State and still have no shot at the national title (to the point where many wondered aloud if Auburn losing the SEC Championship to South Carolina would actually be enough to drop the Tigers to No. 3 if TCU's waiting there), then there's really no reason for the non-AQ conference teams to participate in the BCS bowl system, is there?

So yes, there could be some wide-ranging ramifications to the Boise State-Utah matchup in the MAACO Las Vegas Bowl. And they'll all come to pass, because Utah's definitely going to win! Christian Cox even said so, you guys!


Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 22, 2011 7:41 pm

Utah player guarantees win over Boise State

Fresh new distribute, this is actually. It has occasionally beneficial to come all across a great launch that is helpful.

Since: Jan 25, 2008
Posted on: December 13, 2010 3:14 am

Utah player guarantees win over Boise State

Yea, Alabama was going to smoke Utah too....

Since: Mar 8, 2010
Posted on: December 10, 2010 6:20 am

Utah player guarantees win over Boise State

Hey zeus,
Before you run your neck you might want to get your facts straight. BSU beat TCU 2 out of 3 times they faced each other. The first time which you refer was in the 2003 Fort Worth Bowl played on TCU's home field. BSU won by a FG and TCU missed a game tying attempt in the final seconds.
TCU beat BSU 17-16 in the 2008 Poinsettia Bowl. Kellen Moore's first loss as a college QB.
Then in the 2010 Fiesta Bowl, BSU beat TCU 17 to 10 to go 14-0.
As for Utah beating BSU this year ,I hope you are as correct as your information on the 2003 TCU  BSU Game.

Since: Jul 17, 2007
Posted on: December 9, 2010 11:44 pm

Utah player guarantees win over Boise State

LT left TCU after the 2000 season to the pros.  TCU played Boise in 2003 or 4 I believe for the first time so LT never played against Boise.  Boise lost and will more than likely lose to Utah so deal with it.

Since: Dec 8, 2006
Posted on: December 9, 2010 5:49 pm

Utah player guarantees win over Boise State

All these comments are entertaining at best. Utah is a good team. It's good that Cox has a lot of passion to win. I'm sure Boise players are also "guaranteeing" victories, or hopefully they are anyway??? :) In the end, both teams are really good and both have had let down games this year, so as long as they both come in with the same motivation, I think Boise will win between 10-20 points. The score will probably be close to 41-30 or so.

Since: Jan 17, 2009
Posted on: December 9, 2010 3:38 pm

Utah player guarantees win over Boise State

If by a Mormon football team you mean that Utah has Mormons playing on the team, then yes they are a Mormon football team, but so is virtually every other D1 team, including Notre Dame.  If you mean sponsored by the LDS church, then no, they are sponsored by the State of Utah.  Utah probably has more Mormon players than most teams outside BYU, but so does Utah state, because they are located in a State that has approximately 50% Mormon population.  By far the biggest number of Utah players are from California and Texas.  Maybe 15% of the team is Mormon.  Utah also has local kids that are Catholic, Protestant and even Muslim on the team.  Probably more diverse than a lot of D1 teams.

Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: December 9, 2010 2:45 pm

Utah player guarantees win over Boise State

Hey smart guy....LaDanian Tomlinson played college football....for TCU, when they lost the Ft. Worth Bowl, a "home game" to Boise State...before you make stupid comments on here, check your facts.

Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: December 9, 2010 2:43 pm

Utah player guarantees win over Boise State

That is a lie...I grew up in little Utah, aka Idaho..and I know better.  There is most certainly a mormon football team.  Brigham Young would disagre with you as well.  Notre Dame is a Catholic football school with a football team the same way Utah, Utah State, BYU, SUU, and to a degree Weber State are all mormon schools with a football team...they don't just ignore or forget that part of their education when they put pads on...we all know better. 

Since: Nov 21, 2006
Posted on: December 9, 2010 2:39 pm

Utah player guarantees win over Boise State

Don't be biggoted morons. There is no such thing as a Mormon football team.

Since: Oct 27, 2009
Posted on: December 9, 2010 2:28 pm

Utah player guarantees win over Boise State

I'm pretty sure Boise State never beat the Chargers. 

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