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Published: Saturday, Sept. 29 2012 8:20 p.m. MDT

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runnerguy50
Virginia Beach, Va

This is coming from someone without a dog in the fight. I just love college football. I do not understand why BYU fans think they are anything other then a average team at best over the past couple years. BYU has a great defense. I love the way they hit. The offense is very poor. Excellent receivers paired with your two starting QBs who cant throw the ball. Terrible play calling with no feel for the game. Its offense is a mess and the coaches are in denial.

USU a good defense. Chuckie Keeton is a good QB as well. The Aggies are thin at qb and thats a concern against a brutal defense like BYU. I love USU's offense, much better then the Cougars. Aggies special teams are not to be counted on which can hurt in a tough game. Coaching edge goes to GA against BYU. Tough game but edge goes to the Aggies. Best QB and coach in the state of Utah. This could be the year when the Aggies are the best team in the State.

Proud Ute
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This should be a great game.
I know I'll be watching.

USNGary
South Jordan, UT

How can you say usu has a better d? BYU clearly has a better D. Their only losses have come because the offense gave 6 points to each team they lost to.

sammyg
Springville, UT

Carson

The newest Aggie homer! Is anyone surprised?

I'm hoping the Utes win enough games to make it to either the New Mexico Bowl or Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl, maybe even the Las Vegas Bowl.

This clearly makes me a Ute fan.

Mountanman
Hayden, ID

I am sure it will be a great game. I hope students don’t run out on the field before time has expired and that students don’t run up to the opposing coach as he leaves the field and curse him out, especially getting it caught on national TV for the entire world to see the embarrassing demonstration of having no class.

Blueblood1
Eden, UT

Is BYU's program more established? Yes. Has BYU been more successful? Yes. Does BYU have much more money? Yes. Are BYU's facilities nicer? Yes. Does USU have to play 2 for 1's just to play BYU? Yes. Great. Congrats to Cougar Nation. Regardless of all of that, it is undisputed that as between USU and BYU, one program is stalling out and the other is rising. One program no longer has the confidence it once had, while other has more than it's ever had. One program constantly does more than 95% of FBS schools with the budget it has, while the other does not. All let you decide which is which.

BlueCoug
Orem, UT

1. Hill is just a clone of Riley. - NOPE
2. The game is USU's to win or lose. - NOPE
3. You finally win a game against a horrible Hawaii team and all of a sudden you are back on a national championship path? - NOPE
4. BYU has a great defense, maybe, one of the best in BYU history. - YEP
5. BYU's retooled offensive line is going to surprise a lot of fans who haven't been paying attention. - YEP
6. Hill is a much better passer than Aggie fans realize. - YEP
7. BYU has a stable full of running backs that will help open up BYU's passing attack. - YEP
8. The Aggies are going to discover that BYU is playing much better than any team the Aggies have faced so far. - YEP

Go Cougars!

Uncle Rico
Sandy, UT

Utah State is for real. BYU will need to prove they have an offense, this is not going to be a Hawaii fest.

indycrimson
Franklin, IN

This could come down to a QB match up vs a defensive match up. Chucky vs Hill would be an amazing game....

Riley Nelson could make it a one sided affair!!! For the Aggies....

That's why this Ute loves Bronco!!!

Rirruto
Nampa, Id

First off, Chuckie Keaton could run circles around Joe Southwick. Second, BYU's defense is insanely good, no matter what USU fans WANT to believe. Third, BYU has a good Offense, when they choose to use it. At the moment they aren't. Riley Nelson was the better choice over heaps. Hill is the better choice over Riley. Its not a question of whether either team will score. I think it will come down to who has the ball last. Aggie fans, you are getting a taste of what its like to have a good team, FINALLY. Don't make fools of yourselves by acting like your team is unbeatable. BYU fans, just sit back and relax. Bronco isn't a great head coach, but he is a great defensive coordinator. USU will struggle with scoring, just like BYU. Why don't we just enjoy it and stop fighting about it?

Troy06
OREM, UT

I remember BYU beating some pretty good teams the past few years. Remember what happened to Sam Bradford?

I nearly attended USU, I'm so glad I chose other schools. It's incredible how sports bring out the worst in people.

Sports Nutz Please don't lecture me or other BYU fans about the past. The Aggie football team has no legacy. And try not to tell me the Ags would have shut out Boise and or Hawaii.

VAggie
Hill runs twice as fast as Riley. Plus he can throw the ball more than 10 yards. There is no "real" comparison. Do you watch Riley on ESPN every week because you miss seeing him in Logan?

SportsFan
Orem, UT

VAggie

2. Sure we missed a game on a field goal. In one of the toughest stadiums in America. 1 game, against a decent BIG team, a team more difficult than anyone BYU has played to date.

Are you talking about the same Wisconsin team that only beat 1-4 UTEP 37-26 in "one of the toughest stadiums in America"? With 7:29 left in the 4th quarter, Wisconsin only led UTEP 23-19.

Sports Nutz
Smithfield, UT

Troy,

Once again I am talking about right now, the present. The past byu teams will not be playing the old Aggie teams no matter how much you seem to be thinking so. The fact that you think that Hawaii and Boise are good teams this year, does show you don't have a clue. As long as Andersen is coaching here and Bronco there, the Aggies will continue to get better while byu will continue it's slide down to average. Troy, right now today....byu is number 3 in the state so deal with it.

stampederus
Ephraim, UT

Keep up the good work, Coach Anderson. Next stop - Arkansas Razorbacks.

RepresentBlue
West Jordan, UT

Wow! Utah State wins 3 out of its 4 games and all of a sudden Aggie fans like Sports Nutz think they are unbeatable! And people say BYU fans are delusional? Look, the Aggies appear to have a good team this year, but we dont know how good because they have not beaten anyone good yet any more than BYU has. Yes, you beat Utah, but Utah is not a great team this year. The same Utah team that you beat in OT (with a little help from officials) went down to ASU and got destroyed. Yes, Utah beat BYU, but two plays are all that separates a complete reversal of the scenario with Utah beating USU and BYU beating Utah. Two plays! In other words, all 3 teams are pretty evenly matched this year. I realize that for Aggie fans, who have suffered through decades of being one of the worst teams in D1, just being able to say that is a big deal, but that doesn't mean you have arrived yet. And remember one more thing, the better season USU has this year, the more phone calls Gary Andersen will get when the season is over.

Troy06
OREM, UT

I remember BYU beating some pretty good teams the past few years. Remember what happened to Sam Bradford?

I nearly attended USU, I'm so glad I chose other schools. It's incredible how sports bring out the worst in people.

Sports Nutz Please don't lecture me or other BYU fans about the past. The Aggie football team has no legacy. And try not to tell me the Ags would have shut out Boise and or Hawaii.

VAggie
Hill runs twice as fast as Riley. Plus he can throw the ball more than 10 yards. There is no "real" comparison. Do you watch Riley on ESPN every week because you miss seeing him in Logan?

VAggie
Bristow, United States

Sports fan,

yes. And Wisconsin is good.They took Nebraska to the wire this week, and also lost to an excellent Oregon State team. They still beat UTEP. Is Wisconsin as good as they used to be? No. Is Camp Randall still, Camp Randall? Yes. It seems like Wisconsin plays up or down to their competition.Point being, for a BYU fan to hold that missed FG (with 11 seconds left) over our heads as evidence that BYU is better than USU is laughable, given they did the same thing that week. 3 times.

Wayne Rout
El Paso, TX

The relationship Bronco has with Riley is hard to understand. It has nothing to do with Riley's ability. Riley will always start. Riley will always play poorly. Is this Bronco's last year?

Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

byu wins USU by like 75 points.
We would have undefeated if are bet players always played.

Troy06
OREM, UT

I remember BYU beating some pretty good teams the past few years. Remember what happened to Sam Bradford?

I nearly attended USU, I'm so glad I chose other schools. It's incredible how sports bring out the worst in people.

Sports Nutz Please don't lecture me or other BYU fans about the past. The Aggie football team has no legacy. And try not to tell me the Ags would have shut out Boise and or Hawaii.

VAggie
Hill runs twice as fast as Riley. Plus he can throw the ball more than 10 yards. There is no "real" comparison. Do you watch Riley on ESPN every week because you miss seeing him in Logan?

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