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Published: Monday, Sept. 26 2011 8:52 p.m. MDT

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GoUtesss
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

Lets go Aggies and UTES this weekend!!!

Pete in Texas
Copperas Cove, TX

Let's go Cougars! I love what Andersen has done for USU football. They did well when they got him at the reins of the program. Judging by how well USU has played so far this year, and how BYU has stunk, it ought to be another good game. I'm happy for the Aggies and look forward to keeping this rivalry going. Too bad the Aggies have punked the Utes and they don't seem to be too interested in playing them. Kind of shows you which colleges have class and which one's.... well, don't.

I'm calling it BYU 17, USU 10. Hopefully it won't be the other way around.

onewhoknows
Providence, UT

So I guess the Y players and coaches like to play USU every year as long as most years they play in Provo seeing as how 4 of the next 5 games are there.

Weber State Graduate
Clearfield, UT

I expect the future rivalry to be between Weber State and BYU with both schools trading victories each year. The new offense at BYU is not good enough to beat USU or Utah anymore...they have a horrible quaterback who is overhyped and afraid to get hit.

Looking forward to the new Weber State BYU rivalry...go Wildcats!

Y Grad / Y Dad
Richland, WA

Let's just hope the Aggies can't turn the corner, figuratively or literally, Friday night.

Go Cougs!

niners
SAINT GEORGE, UT

BYU will have 4 turnovers and Utah State will capitalize showing they are the better team. The final score will be...
Utah State 34
BYU 21

Jake Heaps will say "if it weren't for the turnovers the game would have been much different." Bronco Mendenhall will then say the "better team lost tonight."
USU fans will then truly understand why Utah fans dislike BYU so much....

Funny how it's so easy to predict BYU isn't it??

TJ
Eagle Mountain, UT

one who does not know;
Either you have been under a rock for the last year or you choose to not accept the facts. USU gets big $$ for playing in Provo in return for a short bus ride. Many USU fans can make a 2 hour trip to see their team play "locally". USU needs all the $$ they can get. BYU needs home games as an independent. USU is emerging as a solid team and looks to get better over time. This adds credibility to BYU's schedule.
It is a win - win situation for both teams. I don't hear either of them complaining about it. Why do you feel the need to?

Aggielove
Junction city, Oregon

Aggies will win.

Anonymous Infinity
American Fork, UT

Neither BYU nor USU are playing well. USU losing to an ordinary CSU team in OT at home clearly shows that. BYU by the same token eeked out by timely special teams plays a victory over a going nowhere CFU outfit. This game will probably showcase again BYU's lack of offense. The more serious situation for BYU is having to schedule lackluster Idaho and Idaho State teams. And what about San Jose State? What's that? And then at the end of the season, go to Hawaii and probably show us another adventure by losing that game as well. I am not happy with the excuses and lack of team performance, picking up from last year's near debacle; huge losses to TCU and USU as it happened. I see a definite lack of team recruiting and getting athletes to play at the Division I level. I really think there is a problem in Provo with the football program. And why can't we get an upgrade on the stadium? Complete the oval, or redesign it? It is out of date for a first class program.

Pete in Texas
Copperas Cove, TX

niners,

First off, I find it ironic that your name has a value higher than the number of conference championships that Utah won while in the same football conference as BYU..... can you say owned?

Secondly, your BYU hate-filled drivel is out of place in a BYU-USU article.

And lastly, to all the USU fans, as a BYU fan, I'm looking forward to the football games between the two schools. True, USU benefits financially more when it's played at LES than in Logan, but that's just simple economics. At the rate Andersen is improving your exposure and increasing the value of the football team, it won't be long until Logan get's an addition to their football stadium. (Which will be a welcome moment.) Until then, I am excited for what's happening with Aggie football and hope the rivalry is continued for a long time.

Much respect.....

GoGetter
Sandy, UT

BYU has not progressed. Wake me up when they do. Why are there articles about this? Is it not blatantly obvious?

sports-junkie
West Jordan, UT

Obviously all the pressure is on BYU. Back to back losses to the Aggies would be devastating. If the Aggies happen to win it will "make" their season... again.

If the Cougars play as well as they did against UCF or better, they win. Here's to hoping the team skips their pre-game crisco sandwiches.

Go Cougs!!!

coachcarter
West Valley City, UT

PeteInTexas,

You need to get out from under that Texas son man. Utah announced earlier this year a 4 game series between Utah/Utah State with 2 at RES and 2 at Logan. Meanwhile, BYU announced a 3 game series with 2 at LES and 1 in Logan. Tell me, which is more classy?

plyxply
SLC, UT

USU should be the favorite in this game. They have better coaching, they have much better quarterback play, and they have a significantly better run game than BYU does.
No doubt Aggie fans will be celebrating back to back victories over their pals down south and Jake Heaps will be the answer to the trivia question - Who was the only BYU quarterback to lose back to back games to Utah State since before LaVell was coaching?
Roscoe Mendenhall will once again be searching for answers, I wonder if he'll fire his DC again this year after the loss?

Pete in Texas
Copperas Cove, TX

My bad coachcarter,

I guess I didn't realize Utah had scheduled USU this year. Let's see, that game is played on.......? (crickets chirping)

Oh, I'm sorry. I forget the Ute fans don't remember their rants last year after joining the PAC 12. I seem to remember they wouldn't schedule USU at the time. Apparently, all is forgiven though. Glad to see ya'll stepped up to the plate and recognized the other universities in your state and deemed them worthy opponents in your mighty schedule. (Or it could've been the myriad of articles written in the Utah newspapers shaming the Utes for having such an inflated ego and thinking somehow they're mightier than everone else because they got accepted behind Colorado.) Classy....

Must've been the Texas sun.....

Sports Nutz
Smithfield, UT

Pete do your homework, Utah pulled out of playing USU not the other way around. GO AGGIES!

Madden
Herriman, UT

I have to say, BYU is still down (especially on offense) compared to years past, but USU lost to CSU at home. And after beating BYU last year, USU still blew the rest of their season.

I think USU might be on the rise, but other than scaring a BCS team early in the season every year, they still have not shown they are at a new level. They have beaten BYU 1 or 2 times out of every 10 games - I wouldn't get too worked up about things just yet. Should be a good game, but BYU likely wins it.

Pete in Texas
Copperas Cove, TX

Sport Nutz... re-read my posts. I know.....

gb13
Herriman, Utah

GoUtess. Go Huskies and COUGARS this weekend!!

Naval Vet
Philadelphia, PA

Pete in Texas:

"niners...I find it ironic that your name has a value higher than the number of conference championships that Utah won while in the same football conference as BYU..... can you say owned?"

Can YOU? Utah has 24 Football conference championships while members of the same conference as the Y. That's more than the cougars.

And for the record, Utah State sought to ease up on their schedules, while simultaneously, Utah sought to fill one of Notre Dame's open dates, so we agreed to postpone our 2010 game. Once Utah was Fully Invited to the Pac-12, this created additional scheduling conflicts as Utah would now be restricted to only 3 OOC games. Of COURSE Bronco would like to continue their series with USU. The cougars need all the games they can get.

I would hope to see the Utes maintain our rivalry with the Aggies, but I don't want to see both USU and the cougars on our schedule in the same year. Too many games played in Utah hurts our out-of-state recruiting. I would prefer playing the cougars on odd years, and the Aggies on the even ones.

Go Aggies!

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