September 23, 2006John
Here’s a release of the Mountain West Conference teams on TV:
MWC BROADCAST SCHEDULE
Day Date Sport Game TV Broadcast Time
Fri 09/22/06 VB Colorado State @ BYU mtn. 3:00 p.m. MT
Sat 09/23/06 FB Utah State @ BYU mtn. 1:00 p.m. MT
Sat 09/23/06 FB UTEP @ New Mexico CSTV 3:00 p.m. MT
Sat 09/23/06 FB Utah @ San Diego mtn. 5:00 p.m. MT
# FB: BYU has dominated the series against Utah State in recent years, going 17-1 against the Aggies, dating back to 1983. Additionally, the Cougars have won the last 18 meetings in Provo. One of the closest games between the two schools came in the last meeting in 2002 when BYU defeated Utah State in Logan, 35-34.
# FB: UTEP beat New Mexico in last year in El Paso, 21-13. The previous meeting between the two teams came in Albuquerque in 2001, a 26-6 UNM win. Since 1970, the Lobos are 24-8 against the Miners, including a 13-2 record at home.
# FB: San Diego State defeated the Utes last year in Salt Lake City 28-19, but Utah has won five of the last seven meetings. San Diego State has a 7-5-1 record at home, although Utah took the last meeting in San Diego in 2004, 51-28.
# VB: BYU — No. 16 BYU tallied a 3-0 record last week, including opening up conference play with victories over Air Force and Colorado State…The Cougars are tied with Utah for first in the MWC…BYU’s home win over Colorado State last Saturday was its first over CSU in Provo since the 2000 season…The Cougars have swept eight of their 10 wins on the season…Senior Lindsy Hartsock leads the MWC in hitting percentage (.449) and is second in blocks per game (1.76)…She is currently 13th and fifth in the nation in both categories, respectively…Junior Chelsea Goodman has recorded six double-doubles in 10 matches played this season.
COLORADO STATE — CSU lost to 21st-ranked Utah and 19th-ranked BYU last weekend on the road…Sophomore Mekana Barnes led the Rams with 11 kills and a .304 hitting percentage vs. the Utes…The Rams’ match vs. BYU marked the third straight season that the teams played a five-game match in Provo.
Now the only problem is that none of us get the mtn.
Well, as you can tell from my blog I have not been able to get over the depression of BYU’s loss to BC. Don’t get me wrong. The season is not over since we lost to Boston College. However, if we had won it would have changed the entire complexion of the season. The fact that we were so close just left me with a bad taste in my mouth. My only consolation is the fact that some writer(sorry I can’t find the article) called out the refs for saying it was an interception without indisputable proof.
Well, I’m finally coming out of the depression. I’ve made the 5 hour drive to Provo to watch BYU take on Utah State. I know I know. It’s not a huge game, but it’s always fun to see an in state rival go down. Plus, the atmosphere at a game is fantastic at this point. Assuming the BYU game can avoid the rain then it should be the last game before it gets so cold that staying at home to watch the game is almost better.
What was a healthy BYU football team is now looking a little banged up. Playing BC does that to you. I’ll be watching the offensive line in particular with Eddie Keele out for the season and Sete Aulai suspended for this game for violating team rules.
I must admit that I think having Sete Aulai out is almost a benefit to BYU football since his snaps have been horrible. So many of them have been right at the top of John Beck’s sneakers. That can’t help a quarterback feel comfortable back there. We’ll see if Jake Kuresa can step up and play center well.
Eddie Keele out for the season is a major blow for cougar fans. He will be missed, but hopefully someone will step up and fill his shoes well.
Well, time to go and play some ultimate frisbee here in Provo and then I’ll be off to the game. What more could a reasonable man ask for?
I found a nice blog that shows a bunch of films of Cosmo’s new TV ad spots. It’s a nice webpage for those of us outside Utah to see what’s being developed. I’ve personally never fallen in love with Cosmo or mascots in general, but these aren’t too bad.
If you are in Utah, then I apologize for submitting you to more of these commercials.