It seems one of the Salt Lake City radio hacks said something at least interesting to think about today. He said that Kyle has out-coached Bronco in every meeting. And if one looks at the record, it sure looks true.
First lets look at the records: Kyle 5 – Bronco 3
Then lets look at margin of victory: Bronco’s biggest win is by 7 points while Kyle has wins by 24 and 34.
And then lets look back to the games themselves. Utah has been competitive in every single game. In fact all eight games could have gone to the Utes. Even BYU’s biggest win required a massive screw up in the Utah defensive backfield and two truly terrible PI calls to deliver BYU from the jaws of defeat.
Essentially the rule for the Utah-BYU game is this. If BYU is a favorite, look for a close game with a toss-up finish. If the game is essentially a toss-up, look for a close game and a probable Utah win. If Utah is at all a serious favorite, look for a Utah win and likely blowout.
Do you doubt me? Utah won with bad QB’s in 2005 and 2012. In 2009, a true freshman Jordan Wynn nearly beat the bestest BYU has had under Bronco in Max “Six Month Mission” Hall. 2008, our Sugar Bowl year was a blow out and 2011 was a view of what might have been if Jordan Wynn could have stayed healthy.
In fact, this argument looks so lopsided, I’m not sure I can see one on the other side? Anyone up to the Challenge?