Poll Results: Would BYU beat Boise State?

The votes are in, and 45% voted "No." The next highest vote getter was "50/50 Chance" with 39%. The "Yes" voters comprised only 16%.

I struggled to answer this question.

Of course, the genesis of this question was the fact that, first, BYU played a competitive game with TCU. If not for some bizzare special teams plays, BYU had a great chance to win. Two weeks after that, TCU went on the road and beat Boise State.

BYU has a history of playing well in big games, even when "overmatched." Just look at 2004, when what ended up being a 5-6 BYU team was a missed field goal in the final minute away from beating a Boise State team that would finish the regular season undefeated.

At 8-3, this BYU team is better than the 2004 team. However, this 2011 BYU team has also had two colossal melt downs. I think BYU would put up a good fight, but I can't confidently say BYU would have even a 50/50 chance to win because of the multiple meltdowns.

As hard as it is to say, I think the 2011 BYU team would lose to Boise State.

Thank you to everyone who voted. Don't forget to vote in this week's poll: "Should Kyle Van Noy wear the number 1 for the rest of the year?"

The Editor appreciates all feedback. He can be reached via email at bluecougarfootball@gmail.com


  1. Boise State is known to raise the bar in big games also, no way would they lose to BYU!

  2. the state of utah is 0-life vs bsu!

  3. thats byu, utah, utah state, weber state,


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