well... before sounding like there is zero evidence there is
Bronco has been favored to win Whitt 5 of the 7 times they've faced each other and his record is 3-4... and EVERYBODY knows the Lord had to step in and give him all 3 of those wins... at least that is what WE at BYU claim
Vegas shows a consistent under performance for Bronco v Whitt
Of course you might retort with a rant of... "it's only vegas odds", or "lack of preparation" does not = "under performance"
and you might be right but consider this:
Who covered the Spread (based on Home Lines)
09/17/2011 Sat UTAH54BYU10 -4/UTAH
11/27/2010 Sat BYU16UTAH17 -7½/BYU
11/28/2009 Sat UTAH23BYU26 -8½/UTAH
11/22/2008 Sat BYU24UTAH48 -6½/UTAH
11/24/2007 Sat UTAH10BYU17 -4½/BYU
11/25/2006 Sat BYU33UTAH31 10½/UTAH
11/19/2005 Sat UTAH41BYU34 -10/UTAH
As you can see during the Bronco era.... he has only performed higher than expected twice: 2010...and 2007
one interesting stat.... When BYU is favored.... he is 3-2 against Utah.... when Utah is favored he is 0-2. BYU has NEVER dominated a Utah game under Bronco, he has been dominated twice, and EVERY Bronco win, to put it frankly, could have easily been a Utah victory....
When BYU is FAVORED:
2005 10 point fav an OT loss
2006 10.5 point fav a LUCKY 2 pt win
2007 4.5 point fav a LUCKY 7 pt win
2009 7.5 point fav a OT 3 pt win
2011 4 point fav a blow out loss
To be brutally honest, Whitt has exceeded expectations against Bronco every game with the exception of 2010 and he still won that one
IMO, for Mendenhall, as a head coach against Utah.... under performance is the norm...