Ehy doesn't BYU play Boise State instead of USU. USU hasn't been competitive
for years. They don't put any money into athletics and they don't have tons of
money like BYU who has the nerve to ask people to donate their entire estates to
the University. This is something I find very crazy.
Put BYU on the field with Miami Hurricanes and you will see how slow they are.
They made Florida State look slow a few weeks back on a Monday Night Game.
Wow, they really came out and showed everyone that they were a force by
defeating suu...........nice argument.
Nobody gave USU a chance against SUU and look what they did to that team?
If Idaho and New Mexico State are winning MWC cellar dwellers than USU is in
deep deep trouble because they would get throttled by New Mexico or San Diego
I really miss seeing USU on ESPN's "bottom 10" from week to week. It seems like
USU should quit the WAC and join utah's high school division 3A, that way they
could get a winning record!Id say BYU deserves a brake, 10 top ten
teams have lost to un-ranked teams this year.but seriously, USU
doesnt stand a chance
That will probably happen when BYU comes to recruit him just like they did
Max Hall is a decent college quaterback that is all. He still tends to lock on
one reciever and try force the ball to him at times. Don't take this to harsh I
think Max is doing an decent job but, he could realy improve by scanning the
field and hitting recievers in stride instead of spot throws. Have you noticed
how many times he hits Pita on deep curl routs ? I know it is the play called
but there are a lot of times where he needs to get these guys the ball in
stride. It makes a huge difference in yards after the catch. His fault,
recievers fault, nobodys fault he is the quaterback and he is the one credited
with interceptions. If the cougars do not turn the ball over and can run the
ball efectively they should win by atleast a couple touchdowns. Don't be shocked
if they lose. ANYBODY CAN BEAT ANYBODY ON ANY GIVEN DAY !
New Mexico State beat New Mexico at home. NMSU is the worst team in the WAC and
will lose all games in WAC. Yet beat the mighty MWC New Mexico team. And Idaho Beat SDSU by 2 TD's and Idaho is the 2nd worst team in WAC....MWC needs to wake up a little & it's mainly BYU fans, MWC is much weaker
top to bottom this yr and it is obvious. Please look at the results.
That's right, no way to stop us, only hope is to contain us. Go
Here's to hoping: Go Aggies!
Any knowledgable football fan that watched the byu/fsu game knows that the loss
was not on Max Hall. Byu lost that game due to a defense that could not get a
stop and could not get off the field. Chambers fumble and the Defense put BYU in
that hole early on. Anytime your down by more then 2 scores in the second half a
qb has to start throwing down field and the defense knows this and thats when
interceptions happen. Oh and as far as the 3 ints only one was really Max's
fault. Last year against Utah he had a bad game, sobeit it happens all qbs have
a few bad games. Say what you will about Max but his record as a starting qb
speaks for itself, not many starting QBs have a 24-6 record as a starter and of
those 6 losses only one was really on him that being the utah game last year of
If Aggies can get off to a fast start then Max Hall will provide plenty of Aggie
offense. The y's ugly losses last year and this year were games when Hall was
pressed. I believe Hall had the second most Ute completions last year.
USU cannot fumble the ball to stay competitive they put the ball on the turf
every game. They also need to find away as many of teams have done to pick of
Max Hall a couple of times. They do this and they have a good chance to win.
But it will be an uphill battle for USU to win. BYU has the downhill advantage
and should win the game.
First of the Aggies are improving but they've played three games under Coach
Andersen. It's going to take more time and more recruiting to build USU until
USU will be able to keep up with BYU and Utah. What I mean by "keeping up" is
that they will actually win some games against BYU and Utah. But that isn't
going to be this year. BYU will win this game. USU will fight for which is why I
give a prediciton of 38-21 when the final whistle blows.
Of course, it's been a while now, but after Oklahoma and Tulane, there was lots
of national press talking about everything INCLUDING a possible NC.The fact that you really can't recall is a topic for a different
discussion.The national media would LOVE to see a non-BCS team
forced upon the BCS National Championship, not because of a love of BYU, BSU,
TCU or even everybody's darling (Utah, for those of you still trying to guess),
but because even sports media LOVES AN AXE MURDER!If Texas or
Florida play in the NC, there's no sizzle in that.
I'm going to be honest. My Utes were lucky to see USU early in the season.
They'd whip us today. USU looks very good now that they have their assignments
down. We Utes are still struggling and if we don't turn it around there will be
cleat marks all over us at BYU in November. USU will play with BYU into Qtr 4
and may even be ahead but I think BYU will win in the end - too many higher
quality athletes they can rotate in. This will be a good game to watch. Oh and we have only lost one but the three teams that have me worried
are: CSU, BYU and TCU. We'll be lucky to only have 4 losses by Dec.
I believe you are the ONLY person on this entire board to even mention religion.
So in all reality, you are the only one leaving the subject of football here.
Nice try though. GO COUGS!
The Aggies will give the Cougars a game. USU seems to be on the upswing, but in
the end it won't be close. We'll have too much of Max Hall, Dennis Pitta, Harvey
Unga, etc. Yea the Aggie offense is improved, but so is the Cougar defense. BYU
by 3 touchdowns.
How can you say that BYU plays in a good conference. TCU is the only good MWC
team this year. Don't bring up past years, or the WAC will have to reference
the fact that they have had two of their teams make it into the BCS; 3 if you
count BSU this year.The WAC will be far and away the better
conference in two years when Utah goes to the PAC 10 (with Colorado), and TCU
goes to the Big 12 to fill the Colorado's vacancy. Then BYU will petitioning
the WAC to get in.Answer: NO
a joke... BYU fans refuse to give credibility to anyone they play, and there is
a total lack of respect for USU. USU is a mid-major fighting for recognition
just like everyone else around here... BYU and Utah have a 10-20 year head
start, but that doesn't mean we'll never compete. We've done it in basketball
all along! I hope it's a good game tomorrow and BYU fans can keep the arrogant,
condescending remarks to a minimum, so I can enjoy myself, but I doubt it. The
last time I went to a BYU game I had season tickets to football and basketball,
I liked BYU, and I wanted them to do well, but the fans convinced me to never do
that again!!! Go Aggies!
I am a little confused about the fact that you say that you are not a big cougar
fan, but basically claim that BYU will beat TCU. We certainly should "get back
to reality here", TCU is largely the same team that crushed BYU last year.
Presuming a win against them is silly.I think Cougarf@n has some fair
predictions for the game, but for re: Anonymous 8:26am @ 10:34, I don't get why
Cougars are coming after Aggies for predicting that they will probably lose, but
it will be more competitive than people think. He goes on to bash the Aggies and
say that they have big mouths. Not really sure how predicting a close loss for
your team means that you have a big mouth, while predicting your team will crush
somebody makes you humble and realistic. Nice post.
Actually, I'm hoping Bronco keeps Riley out of this game. Don't want to see him
get a cheap-shot season or career ending injury from former unhappy teammates.
After we're up by 50 let Gaskins hand the ball off to Kariya for our final 4
"What I love about reading these comments is that not one of them is from a
member of either team."So we can assume the same applies to you?
Thought so. Way to create no credibility for your own comment.
I get embarrassed by many of the BYU fan comments. almost as disappointing as
the BYU haters....Sports and Sport Fans have really lost "class." Gross tatoos
and smack-talk......what a sad commentary on games.....
Albert:you want logic and reason, how about this. Your beloved 57
ranked BYU defense is going up against USUs 9th ranked offense. You are also
going against the fourth ranked rusher in the country. Granted You do have the
24th ranked offense going up against the 117th ranked defense, but to say this
game is going to be a blowout and that USU should not even be playing is the
only childish words I am hearing. I know there is only a small
chance USU will win, but it is possible and could happen. And as a USU fan I am
holding onto that. To say that there is no chance of us winning just shows your
lack of knowledge about sports. Maybe you should read some facts before you make
a fool of yourself! At least I am talking about sports here, unlike
most these other idiots flaming off about your religion. Lets here what you have
to say that is actually sports related...
The BYU coaches know better than to look past a team that put up a pretty good
fight to Utah and Texas A&M, and it looks like the players are buying in (which
they should after FSU). I think we all agree that Utah State is improving and I
would not be surprised by them being able to put up 14-24 points on BYU and I
think they'll be most effective early in the game. However, I don't see them
keeping BYU out of the endzone enough to keep this game in contention very far
into the second half. I see BYU putting up 35-45 points with a ten point win as
the worst case scenario. But with Anderson on the other side of the ball I see
this game becoming more competitive every year. By 2012 it should be a pretty
good game. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if Utah State goes on to win 5-6
games this year, they are in the WAC afterall.
I don't know who will win the game but I'd love to see the Aggies smoke the
Bragging over rated Zoobs. Hey notice that the Zoobies are now using Coach
Whits "one game at a time"while fans are still bragging how great the team is.
My frogs will cream you for sure and I'm sure that the Utes will too.
BYU's season will be decided on October 24th against TCU. If TCU remains
unbeaten and in the top 10, that will be two teams BYU will have beaten in the
TOP 10 this year. Not too many other teams can say that, if any right now. I am
confused as to why BYU is suddenly such a bad team because of the loss to
Florida State? Let's get back to reality here, everytime BYU plays a game from
here on out,its crazy to think they are going to get killed or Max Hall will
throw all these interceptions....The last time I checked they are ranked in the
top 20, and teams like Boise State (who play an awful scheduel)will lose before
the season is over.ALSO, AND MAY I POINT THIS OUT. THIS ISN"T COMING FROM
A DIE HARD BYU FAN, but someone who loves College Football and sees BYU as a
good team that will get better. Also, I never heard any BYU fans talking about a
It would be great to see Bronco give Riley Nelson significant minutes tomorrow.
Talk about a guy that would be motivated to play. Give him a shot Coach. Go
I think that most of the so-called "aggie fans" posting here are actualy just
ute fans posing as aggies. Pretty sad.
600 yards total offense against Texas A&M? That is nothing to ignore, win or
lose. This may be a win for BYU (I hope) but I have always said that anyone can
be beat on any given day. Everyone has to bring their "A" game if they want a
USU DB's will have a field day....its not every week you get to play against Mr.
What I love about reading these comments is that not one of them is from a
member of either team. It's always interesting to me that in terms of sports and
supporting, if the team you root for wins, it's always "We won." If the team you
root for loses, it's always "They lost." Just support the team you root for and
accept it that the players are the ones making the plays and winning or losing.
Don't take the victory or loss as something you helped contribute to since you
weren't actually on the field. Good luck to the Aggies against BYU this
I love how people conclude that the only attributes that decide the game is
speed.If that were true, BYU would lose almost every game.Also, it doesn't matter if USU racks up the yards if they can't put points on
the board.Talent, size, execution, and speed are all equal
components to winning a game.Oklahoma is known to be "freakishly
fast", but they didn't perform. Florida State, had our number with an amazing QB
performance, amazing schemes, and executed rush blocking.USU can
have all the speed they want, but if they don't size up(hit) and perform, they
will be rolled.this is reality...
Go Aggie blue!!!
Can't USU become rivals with Idaho? Please, be rivals with someone who needs
and could use a rival. BYU has enough of them. Can't wait for this game to end
so we no longer have to read all this childishness from a one-sided rival and
ridiculous predictions. Paul is the prime example of this. Where
are the men Aggie fans who can talk logically and reasonably? I have never seen
one on this website.
Please put a taller db in for Logan in the red zone.
Wow, where do you read your news? It was all over ESPN and many other networks.
IT was extremely likely BYU could have made it to the championship game had
they gone undefeated. I love how Utes come on here pretending to be
Aggies and predicting that USU will cream BYU. Nice try guys!! USU is one of
the worst defensive teams in the nation. SUU scored 30 plus on them!!!! That
tells it all. BYU should score at least 50 on USU. A two-man show for USU can
never compete with BYU's weapons. I can't wait to see what happens when the
game is well in hand and Nelson comes out.
There are very few guarantees in college football. I'm willing to pull out the
guarantee word about one thing though. Max Hall will throw multiple
interceptions and make this a closer game than it should be. Here
is another guarnatee. If Gary Andersen is given enough time and resources ($)
he will return USU football to what it once was. For all of you Cougar fans
that only choose to remember the Lavell Edwards years, skip Crowton and remember
Mendenhall, that means USU will return to not only competing at the same level
as BYU, but destroying them regularly.
Thanks for the article D-News. It was well written. Turbin is actually 212,
not 202. If the Aggie Defense shows up than the Ags have a shot at winning
this. The team has proven it can score points, but I am not sure they can stop
the BYU Offense. Either way I look forward to the game. Go State!!!!
"The problem with BYU is their big heads."And one of the many
problems with USU fans is their big mouths.If you think USU will be
competitive in this game then you must be smoking that cheeseville cheese.USU points to the loss to Texas A&M as some kind of great game for them.
What a joke, Texas A&M just isn't very good but the aggies will take the moral
victory. And the "blowout win" over SUU? BYU would score twice what you guys did
against them.Our team isn't happy at all about easily beating CSU
last week and then dropping a spot in the polls. I think USU is really going to
get a beating this week because of that.
The MWC is better than the WAC? Actually they are very similar. The problem is
this year the bottom of the WAC is better than the bottom of the MWC. I know
that this kind of stuff is really hard for MWC fans to understand. When your
conference mates are losing to Idaho and New Mexico State you really shouldn't
talk about how great your conference is.
You said: "Too often, USU beats BYU, which is one reason why BYU should play
USU".L.O.L! USU has beaten BYU 2 times since 1978 and the last win
was in 1993! How is THAT too often? Wow, I guess everything is relative. All of
those "moral victories" you have counted aren't actually victories.
Byu is so focused on Turbin and Borrell that Smith and Sawyer are going to have
a field day against the slower BYU defense. Also this is going to be the first
good performance for Gary's defense that has been under performing all season.
Get ready to cry cougy fans!!USU 45 BYU 38
Better WAC team? The WAC is horrible with the exception of Boise State. Nevada
is a complete bust and looks horrible. Hawaii isn't good at all, Idaho and New
Mexico State are consistently at the very bottom of the WAC below USU in fact.
So to me USU is just as a threat as any other WAC team besides USU. USUs offense is better. But the D hasn't improved at all. BYU will score near
40 points against USU. And I think USU will score 21.
Every single one of you make me laugh... First off there is nothing wrong with
having a big head... That is called being a fan. Second, lets stop talking and
start watching. Anything can happen, on any given Saturday. We have seen this
already. And lastly, it doesn't matter if BYU or Utah win every single game by
one point. A win, is a win. And I hope Boise St does go undefeated, and goes to
a BCS game because that will just show up how warped and messed up the current
Several good points, but I don't recall anyone but BYU fans talking about BYU
winning a National Championship. No one else EVER thought that would happen.
So when is Robert Turbin transferring to BYU? Should be soon, I know he'd like
to be part of a winning program.
Thanks to Deseret News for a respectable article and to BYU players and coaches
for thoughtful comments that at least hint at the fact that they are seriously
game planning for the Ags. I am not predicting an Aggie win, but I think it
will be an entertaining game and close into the 4th quarter.
for the sake of the Mt West BYU needs to win. I have to agree, they have no
defense, especially the last 2 games. We lack speed. It's that simple. Someday
we'll get that too. This game will be a lot closer than BYU would like it to
be. If they can't contain USU's qtrbck, it will be a long night for the defense.
USU could upset the Y by 13. If the D shows up, then it can and should be a
blowout. One more day, we'll see.
Kudo's to Coach Baldwin and his great offensive schemes, something we have not
seen since the early Dennehy years. I think we can roll up yards and points
against the cougs, but can we stop them? Here's to a good game. Go Aggies! Oh
yeah and calling the ags "bums and stiffs", well just watch that "bum" Robert
Turbin steamroll your goofy looking secondary all night.
BYU didn't have dilusions of themselves, those silly little national
publications like ESPN, CBS Sports, Fox Sports, Sporting News, and Sports
Illustrated, the Associated Press and USA Today thought BYU was NC/Heisman/MWC
Champ material. Stop trying to pin the hype on BYU. As for the fans, were we
really supposed to argue with the hype after BYU had beaten Oklahoma? It's fun
to speculate so stop being such a wet blanket. The reality is BYU is probably a
good top 20 team this year with the capacity to play great against an
outstanding Oklahoma team and poor against an okay FSU team. The FSU game was a
good reminder that on any given Saturday anything can happen. One game at a
time is great for the players, but the fans have the luxury of losing focus in a
week like this one against USU. It's not like BYU pinned a shutout on a ranked
UCLA and then got shutout themselves by a horrible UNLV team (Utah 2007). GO COUGARS!
Nice title! The Cougar defense hasn't been able to contain anybody the past 2
games. FSU and CSU racked up the yards on them.
There is one thing that will be for certain in the BYU/USU matchup, USU will
have more team speed.
I think it's going to be a better game than people may think. The problem with
BYU is their big heads. If they are focused they will win. If they aren't (which
I can see happening)...USU will win. USU is a better and different team than
they have been in years. A mobile QB? That's death for BYU. Maybe they should
put some red on their jersey's so Max will throw the ball directly to them! GO UTES! GO AGGIES!
We've gone from talk of the BCS, National Championship, Heisman Trophy,
Conference Champions, to what should be the focus--winning the game one week at
a time. I wish BYU would stop having these delusions every season. Some day
they'll get it and stop making targets of themselves.
Uh...no. BSU would get rolled by Oklahoma. BYU beat Oklahoma. Boise State
plays in a weak conference, BYU does not.BYU will destroy Utah State,
Boise State will play no one and get a BCS bid. Congratulations.
All the junior high school kids that think they are BYU fans should go back to
their cherios and cartoons (radar).If you think USU is a walk over
opponent this year, you didn't see the Utah or Texas A&M games. GO
USU players are not bums or stiffs, and BYU is not in the WAC. You say "I'd
rather 'player' (sic) a better WAC team than playing these bums every year", so
I point out that you don't play them every year, the BYU football team does.
Too often, USU beats BYU, which is one reason why BYU should play USU: because
USU often has a good team, with the chance they may be even better than BYU, so
we should respect them and use the game to build experience and talent to use
against the Mountain West Conference teams, so we don't lose to one or more of
them as we seem to do every year. BYU was in a similar position to USU, not so
long ago. We don't need to make our rivals worthless to make our
team seem better! The value of a victory is only equal to the quality of the
opponent; a crummy opponent makes a crummy victory. When BYU beat Tulane, it
didn't mean much; their rating stayed the same. When BYU beat Oklahoma, their
rocketed ahead in the ratings, because Oklahoma is a quality team. THINK BEFORE
Yeah, why don't you guys schedule Northern Iowa Community College High School
Go Aggies. This is your year to beat arrogant BYU! The win against Oklahoma was
a fluke. Boise State is a much better team and would steam roll the Cougars.
I don't think USU is a good team right now, but they always get up to play BYU.
Unless BYU comes out ready to play, and if they do it will be a blowout, USU may
be able to steal one. If they beat BYU, or even if the game is close and BYU
wins, it is the end of the season for the Y. No confidence and even less
leadership will be the result.
GO Aggies! BYU is ready to get hit in the chin again!
Why are BYU playing these bums, USU are a bunch of stiffs, I'd rather player a
better WAC team than playing these bums every year.