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Published: Saturday, Sept. 29 2012 8:00 p.m. MDT

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Mr. Sport Nut,

Did I say Boise and Hawaii were good this year? I said USU would not have held them scoreless.

Don't mix my words - if Riley plays you win! If Hill plays BYU wins. They are not the same. And your Defense will not blank anyone this year.

Highland, UT

Really laughing at aggie "fans" that somehow think a decent, not great, start to one season one time in the last 50 years means they are all that.


Sports Nutz
Smithfield, UT

Really laughing at byu fans who think that they are still a good football program, because they once were. They shutout Hawaii you know.

I Bleed Blue
Las Vegas, NV

I am happy for USU. You have risen from being 'one step above a bye week for an opponent to 'we came close' status. Lets see over the last year, 'we came close' to beating Auburn; 'we came close' to beating BYU; 'we came close' to winning our bowl game and 'we came close' to beating Wisconsin. My prediction for this week is another 'we came close.'

Go Big Blue!!!
Bountiful, UT

Really laughing at y "fans" that somehow think their qb each year will be in Heisman contention and that their team will be playing for a NC. quack quack

The fact is that USU owned the y two years ago. Last year the Aggies dominated most of the game and lost by a lucky tipped pass. Y fans would like to think of the loss as a fluke and ignore the fact that USU continues to make great improvements each season under Coach A.

It will be a great game Friday. It will be the toughest game the y has faced this season.


I agree with you Big Blue, most BYU fans think the cougars will smash the Aggies and that T. Hill is the next big thing. I'm not sure though this game will be much different than playing the Utes.

Cedar City, Utah

@ Go Big Blue,

Hate to break it to you but USU doesn't have a Heisman calibar QB either. It was a fluke a few years ago cause the aggies were still a joke. They have made great improvement since Anderson took the job but make no mistake about it two years ago was a fluke. Kinda like the UofU game this year.


Aggie fans were saying all the same things last year. Then BYU beat them. It will be nice when BYU really puts them in their place this week.

Sports Nutz
Smithfield, UT

@ bleed blue,

So where the y "came close to beating" Utah, and came "oh so close to beating" Boise you must be thinking you guys will come close again Friday? That's cool you are able to admit it.

Idaho Falls, ID

There is no question that the aggies are better this year, Friday will show just how good. Maybe y'all should bridle the bravado until then. You have had so many false starts in the past.

Salt Lake City, UT

Do you think it better to let the reams decide the outcome of a sporting event? Perhaps the aggies do need to win to legitimatize their school. When usu cracks the top 100 universities in US News & World Report or Forbes rankings, get back to us. They'll probably be in the Top 10 football rankings before then.

idaho cougar fan
Twin Falls, ID

I have greta respect for USU football and what Coach Anderson has done down there, but USU fans are as bad as some BYU fans. If you think you are going to destroy BYU down in Provo, you are crazy! I talked to a friend that is an Aggie fan and he is sure USU is going to cream BYU. They have a decent chance of winning the game, but it will be close. I know you have played some good teams this year and played well (I was just as upset about USU losing to Wisc as I was BYU losing to Utah) but to say you are going to put a beat down on BYU shows some ignorance. One other thing, if you take away 2 defensive td's, BYU has given up 36 points. That is 7.2 points a game! I don't care who you have played, that is good.

Holladay, UT

I don't believe nelson should starting.

That should be obvious to anyone who is watching.

But Hill has yet prve he can pass.

Last week Hill only averaged about 10 yards a pass on 21 attempts, very nelson like.

keeton averaged nearly 20 yards a pass, and had over 40 attempts.

much more BYU like than BYU's QBS.

Lark should be starting, and the BYU offense does have talent to have big passing games, and big offensive numbers,

But Weber is bad o-line coach and even with personnel changes in the line it's probably as good its going to get this year, or any year under Weber. Remember it wasn't good last year either.

BYU has only managed barely above average offensive performance against the weakest teams on their schedule over the last couple of years, and consistently poor performance against any "good" team.

Until BYU can average over 12 yards a pass that will continue.

Although one can claim BYU is atleast on par with USC this year in comparative performance against the same team at home.

Unless BYU's passing offense improves the USU game will be reminiscent of Boise and utah

Highland, UT

@go big blue

Then you are laughing at something that is false. No BYU fans claimed any of the stuff you said. What's even funnier than the false bravado uf usu fans like yourself is that you have to actually make stuff up to try and make it sound like you're making a relevent point.


usu has improved but they are a long way from being anything great. They have a chance to win Friday, I'll give them credit for that, but a 3-1 start for the 1st time in 50 years ishardly a powerhouse program.

Double LOL for that thought.

South Jordan, Utah

Hey, let the Aggies enjoy their one year of fame. It only happens once every 25 years or so. And regardless of what fans say on either side of the aisle, the game will be decided on the field Friday night at LES.

I would be worried If I were an Aggie fan.

I would be worried If I were a Cougar fan.

Should Be A great game.

Sports Nutz
Smithfield, UT


Not exactly sure what a ream is, but I figure you are a big financial wizard so you would know, right? When we want advice on penny stocks we will look you up, but you should leave the football talk to those who know. You are obviously out of your element.

@ idaho cougar,

I don't think it will be a blow out either way, it's just fun to go back and forth with fans of other teams. While I agree that byu has a good defense, I am not impressed with the teams they have played. As I have said, Hawaii, Weber and Washington St. are not good at all. It will be fun to watch on Friday.

Cosmo's Cousin
Holladay, UT

Taysom Hill is showing great promise as BYU QB demolishing Hawaii. There's talk in Cougar circles about Hesiman potential in Hill.

The Aggies don't have much of a chance. Sorry little brothers.

idaho cougar fan
Twin Falls, ID

@sports Nutz,

I know you did not say it, but other aggie fans have. I know BYU has not played anybody super good either, but USU has? Ole' bucky is a little down this year and last I heard BSU has only lost 3 home games since 2000. BSU is not as good as they have been, but saying BSU is no good and then saying Wisconsin is good, do you truely believe it? Yes, USU should have beaten Wisc., you probably could say the same thing about BYU. A -8 turnover differential in 2 games on the road and they lost by a combined score of 4 points. Last year a -5 against Utah was a 40 point beat down. BYU should not be taking lightly, if BYU (A BIG IF, DOMAN) can muster any offense they win Friday night.

Sports Nutz
Smithfield, UT

Funny stuff Cosmo. What is the Hesiman? Do you mean He's a man? Is that a byu award? And yes Hill did look great and Hawaii, as has every single team they have played.

Salt Lake City, UT

Sports Nutz

Don't get your knickers in a bunch over the Heisman comments of Cosmo's Cousin - he's nothing but a Utah troll trying to get a rise out of unsuspecting bloggers.

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