Breaking down the in-state rivalries in 2013: BYU at Utah State

Published: Monday, Sept. 30 2013 1:46 p.m. MDT

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The Aggies must replace an all-star in Kerwynn Williams. He rushed for more than 1,500 yards and scored more than 20 touchdowns in 2012. Joe Hill has split a large number of carries with senior Joey DeMartino so far, and the results have been fairly good. But it seems unlikely either of them will replace Williams' production from last year.

Defensively, the Aggies must find new guys to fill in for linebacker Bojay Filimoeatu, lineman Al Lapuaho, cornerback Will Davis and safety McKade Brady — not an easy task by any means. Nevin Lawson has stepped up in Davis' place with Tay Glover-Wright playing the other corner position.

At the punter position, Tyler Bennett is being replaced by Jaron Bentrude. He's done an adequate job thus far, but he'll need to punt better against the Cougars than he did against the Trojans to give Utah State's defense an edge.
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Las Vegas, NV

It's going to be an entertaining game to watch!

Go Ags!!

Las Vegas Aggie
Logan, Utah

This will be a good game and "I Beleive That We Will Win" but the Boise game is more important!

Go Aggies! Win Out!

Born in Provo
Logan, UT

All three in-state teams fairly evenly matched. Great time for football in the state of Utah. Go Cougars!

Spanish fork, UT

I think the byu and Utah state game will bring a lot of by showing some of the great men who served mission's for there church .

I also think byu has a good defense that it will be interesting to see if thy can get to Utah stat's qb.

I also think it could be a long game if those on byu's o line don't protect Tyson hill !!!

I think this is gone to be a fun game !!!

West Jordan, UT

Despite Utah State's rise recently, BYU has still beat USU last 2, 12 of the last 13, 22 of last 24. I love USU's team and root for them throughout the year, but I think BYU has their number. Without Gary Anderson, and an improving offense by BYU I think BYU will pull out the win here. This will be the toughest defense that USU faces all year.

Logan, UT

"This will be the toughest defense that USU faces all year."

You clearly haven't seen much of USC's defense. KVN is special, I'll give you that, but after that the dropoff in talent and ability is steep in comparison to USC. USC has a defensive roster full of players that could go toe to toe with KVN in speed, strength, and talent every day of the week, and twice on Sunday. BYU's defense is tough, but if USC can't keep Keeton and the USU offense out of the endzone, you can bet BYU won't be able to.

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