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Published: Thursday, Sept. 6 2012 6:51 p.m. MDT

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Colorado's BFF
Springville, UT

A big thanks to the Aggies for sponsoring the game for Ute fans on ESPN this week.

First game of the season for the Pac 12 Network orphans!

Go Big Blue!!!
Bountiful, UT

Aggies by 14+ at half time. Tight game in 4th quarter. Mark it down.

Go Big Blue!!!

Brave Sir Robin
San Diego, CA

Go Big Blue??? Utah isn't playing Michigan this week...

utahcountyute
Cedar Hills, UT

Utah 35
USU 10

I'm being gracious because I really don't think the aggies will score a TD on the Utes D.

Go Utes!

redfeather
Palo Alto, CA

utahcountyute

More pretended graciousness from the another arrogant Utah fan.

If Colorado was able to dominate the Utes, there's no reason the Aggies can't do the same. Utah State is a much better team than the Buffs.

Elmer Fudd
Sandy, Utah

@ Utah's BFF

"A big thanks to the Aggies for sponsoring the game for Ute fans on ESPN this week".

And let's also give a BIG thanks to the Utes for sponsoring BYU's regular 8:00 pm MT kickoff next Saturday on ESPN.

Bleed Crimson
Sandy, Utah

@ redfeather

"If Colorado was able to dominate the Utes, there's no reason the Aggies can't do the same. Utah State is a much better team than the Buffs".

So by your logic, since Colorado beat Utah last year and you think Utah State is better team than the Buffaloes. Utah beat the snot out of BYU last year. Where does that put the Cougs? Right there at the bottom of the totem pole.

The fact of the matter is:

Fans cannot assume which team is better when they've never played. That's when upsets occur! How do we know Utah State is better than Colorado when they never played last year? How do we know BYU is better than Colorado when they never played last year?

But we do know this:

BYU was 3 points better than Utah State last year and Utah was 44 points better than BYU last year. Colorado was 3 points better than Utah last year. It's time we all give credit were credit is due. The better teams win the game!

Now let's end the 2011 talk and focus on 2012. It's a new season!

redfeather
Palo Alto, CA

Elmer Fudd

We'll see how many games Utah manages to get on ESPN without the help of Utah State, BYU and USC.

GUARANTEED, it won't be anywhere close to the six games BYU already has scheduled for ESPN/NBC.

redfeather
Palo Alto, CA

Bleed Crimson

Sorry to burst your crimson bubble, but where that leaves BYU is Top 25 last season and already closing in on the Top 25 this season.

BYU
2011 - #25 Coaches / #26 AP
2012 - #27 Coaches / #28 AP

Utah
2011 - not a single vote in either poll
2012 - #30 Coaches / #31 AP

One game does not a season make. Even a single head-to-head match up does not determine which team is ultimately better team by season's end.

10-20-2001
Texas destroys Colorado 41-7

12-01-2001
Colorado beats Texas 39-37 in the Big 12 Championship game

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11-05-2011
LSU beats Alabama 9-6 in Tuscaloosa

01-09-2012
Alabama shuts out LSU 21-0 in the bcs championship game

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The BYU team that beat Tulsa in the Armed Forces Bowl would have stomped the Utah team that lost at home to Colorado.

utahcountyute
Cedar Hills, UT

redfeather

Do you mean the 5 games on ESPN/ESPN2? I'm pretty sure byU had nothing to do with the ND game being on NBC.

btw...Why isn't the byU vs WSU game on ESPN? I thought ESPN gobbled up everything byU?

I just love the TV smack though. Keep holding on to that because it may be the only thing you have to talk smack about after next week.

sportsfanforlife
salt lake city, UT

@redfeather

if byu was a top 25 team last year why did they only finish top 25 in just ONE poll??? please explain that. oh wait.. is it only cause a team was ineligible (usc)??? hahahaha you y fans and your "top 25" talk hahaha you play the weakest schedules in college football. what have you accomplished with all those top 25 finishes? does any major conference want you? no.. have you won a bcs bowl?? no... have you even won a half decent bowl game?? no...

hahaha what a sad little program yall have.

redfeather
Palo Alto, CA

utahcountyute

"Why isn't the BYU vs WSU game on ESPN? I thought ESPN gobbled up everything BYU?"

By agreement with ESPN, BYU owns the rights to broadcast one BYU home game each year on BYUtv - this year, that game is Weber State.

BYU already has 5 games scheduled for ESPN - Washington State, Utah, Boise State, Hawaii, and Utah State, and there's no doubt BYU's game with Notre Dame would be on ESPN if it was being played in LES. I guess BYU fans will just have to make do watching the game on NBC since the game is being played in South Bend.

Regardless, it beats not watching the games on the PAC Net, which is where most of Utah's games will end up.

phoenix
Gilbert, AZ

sportsfanforlife

You're just jealous that Utah has only managed to finish in the Top 25 in both polls 5 times in their entire history.

2011 is the first time in EIGHTEEN Top 25 finishes that BYU has only been ranked in one poll, and yes, being on probation does make you INELIGIBLE for national championships and being included in the Coaches poll.

It's laughable that Utah fans try to minimize BYU's Top 25 finish, when we all know that those same Utah fans would still be beating their chests about winning the PAC south, even though they would have actually finished 2nd to USC, if the Utes hadn't imploded against the Buffs.

Bottom line:

BYU finished in the Top 25
Utah didn't get a single vote in either poll

Stang08
Cedar City, Utah

I'm telling you this game will not be close and Utah as always will blow USU out.

Go Big Blue!!!
Bountiful, UT

Lets review Stang's pick last week -

"Can't wait for the first game. The guys (SUU) are going to rock it on USU's field. It'll be close. no matter what the aggies say it'll be close."

Logically, calling for a blow-out actually means this will be close game.

Rock Of The Marne
Phoenix, AZ

Once again a story that has nothing to do with the mid majory Cougs in Provo and yet their minions/fans are sharing their half thoughts about their big brother in SLC. Don't you guys play Weber State (Go Wildcats) this weekend? Why not go focus on those stories instead of acting like jealous ankle biters?. On to the game, I think this Aggie team is going to be their best since the John L Smith days. Should be a great game with a team that has far classier fans than the TDS. Keep the USU rivalry game and drop the Y game even thought it has become almost a "gimme game."

phoenix
Gilbert, AZ

pebbles

Once again a Utah fan whining about BYU fans, when the first TWO mentions of BYU were by...

jealous, BYU-obsessed Utah fans.

phoenix
Gilbert, AZ

utahcountyute

Utah 35
USU 10

"I'm being gracious because I really don't think the Aggies will score a TD on the Utes D."

Another clueless "Mark it Down" prediction by an arrogant Ute.

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