"OFFENSIVE EXPLOSION: After scoring only three points at BYU, the Aggies
have become an offensive juggernaut in three straight blowouts"Not a great mystery here, the Aggies are playing teams who really should not
be playing at the FBS level. Add up the wins of the Ag's opponants and its
not impressive. At some point the NCAA, having concern for the money being lost,
by so many schools playing above their level of support, needs to put their foot
down on schools that are unable to satisfy the NCAA's requirement to play
in a minimum 30,000 seat facility, averaging at least 15,000 fans. Idaho
with the smallest stadium in the division at 14,000 seats can't come close
to either figure. Now for New Mexico St and Idaho to try and go Indy, is another
name for money pit.
True Lighting dude, the games havent been against major opponents including the
Y, however, there is only one team in the state that is playing on both sides of
the ball. That is what makes good teams good. I dont think there is a person in
the state that can say their team is playing well on both sides of the ball.
That is why the Aggies are getting noticed and the Y is not. Again, there is
only one qb that is being noticed for something positive and he is going to be
around for two more years. We all know the direction where the Aggies are going,
can we say the same for anyone else in the State?
Yes, and the y only scored 6 points in the only minute of effective offense the
y could muster against USU. And the only other loss was a missed field goal at
arguably the hardest stadium to play at in the country.USU has risen
from the ashes and is playing great football. The MWC will be a great move for
the Aggies as they continue to move forward.Go Big Blue!!!
@Aggie 84Yet, they are still the Aggies. They will lose their coach
within 2 years to a real school and they will be back where they were. Coaches
players will follow him.
md, Andersen has said he isn't going anywhere and if it's one thing he
has been able to do is keep his word. He isn't looking for the bigger
payday....just like Stew, he knows how good he has it in Logan. He will do
great things at Utah State before he is finished. GO AGGIES....
Aggie84Man, I've been all excited for the Ags, but your excess
is minorly off-putting. Can't really argue with you without getting petty,
but just enjoy the love, bro! Now that we (the Y) are in the weak part of the
schedule, we'll start looking pretty impressive too.The
importance of hanging around in the top 25 consistently is you get noticed
sooner, easier. Then you have a staging ground for the next assault - top
15.As it is, now that we're both playing "cupcakes", it
wouldn't surprise me if the Y's recent history in the top 25
slingshots us past USU by the end of the season. Fair? No, but that's
what building a history will do for you.Great season! I hope you
get the chance to show just how good the Ags have become against a good bowl
opponent. I really hope that in the future, BYU and USU have one and ones
played in November (although I would miss conference Friday). BYU owes the
Aggies a lot for your loyalty during our journey into independence. Y'all
deserve the best.
Y Grad / Y Dad,What's more impressive; having medicore to okay
seasons, or being a bottom dwelling program for decades and finding a way to
compete with the best of college football in the span of just two years. BYU is
medicore and, with the exception of this year, is playing second fiddle to Utah,
who in the long term will be the better program thanks to PAC 12 affiliation?
And USU is looking to establish itself as a big player in college football, just
like the olden days of Merlin Olson, when USU had the best football program in
BankerFair question, reasonably defended. What Utah
State has accomplished in the last two seasons is what BYU has been doing for
decades. Competing with excellent teams and consistently beating them are two
different things, ala BYU vs Notre Dame, or for that matter USU vs BYU this
year. As to Utah, they are pretty much in the same boat, except
some of their highs have been higher, some of their lows have been lower.
Y Grad / Y Dad,You need to read Banker's question again. All
your answer did is reaffirm that BYU has been just an okay team for decades. Is
it not therefore more impressive that Utah State has literally gone from 1-win
seasons to where it is now in 2 years? Also, the Aggies play WAC
teams because they are in the WAC. BYU might as well join the WAC considering
how many teams from the conference they play, not to mention a real difficult
Weber State team from an even weaker conference... yet BYU claims to be a great
team because of their record. Interesting, no?
The A GameYou need to read my answer again. In the space of two
short years, USU has gone from cellar dwellers to where BYU has been for
decades: competitive with great teams, occasionally beating a few of them.
Shoot, for the last two years, the aggies have even been competitive with...
BYU. My opinion of BYU is higher than yours, but not as high as your
opinion of USU. So here are two undeniable facts: USU is starting to
get votes for the top 25 (deservedly so) and BYU is not. And BYU beat USU.
everything else is conjecture. My hope is that this becomes a rivalry, a civil
rivalry with respect for one another. Questions?
Y Grad / Y Dad,So, BYU ditching the Mountain West in order to play
WAC teams while claiming that they're going to a national championship is
more impressive than USU leaving the WAC in order to play better teams in a
better conference? I understand the whole "exposure" talk, but exposure
doesn't account for much when you're playing Big Sky and WAC teams.
"Shoot, for the last two years, the aggies have even been
competitive with... BYU. " Yeah....USU beat BYU two years ago. Seemed to
ignore that little detail huh? And the past two games have been close
throughout the entire game. Competing with BYU isn't as tough as you make
it sound. It seems your opinion of BYU is much higher than my opinion of USU.
The A GameReading for content is an acquired skill; keep trying. So
USU is going to the Big 12 then? Maybe MY reading for content is lacking. Did
I miss somewhere that USU has a tougher schedule next year than BYU? That you
have notched several marquee wins that I missed?Look, fortunately,
USU's up and coming program is not somehow dependent on denigrating
BYU's decent accomplishments. The undeniable facts have been stated: three
years ago, USU stunned what eventually proved to be a mediocre team. The last
two years you have lost, albeit close games on our turf, to the team you insist
is mediocre, and somehow this gives you reason to bloviate???This
has become ridiculous. USU deserves more intelligent fans than that. Kindly
change your allegiance to the team on the hill and commence correspondence with
Y Grad / Y Dad,So resorting to insults is civilized then, correct?
I have some advice. Take a deep breath and relax....okay, ready? Did I say USU
is going to the Big 12? Did I say USU has a tougher schedule than BYU next
year? Did I say USU has notched several marquee wins that you missed? Did I
say that USU's up and coming program is dependent on denigrating BYU's
accomplishments? In case you're still trying to acquire the skill of
reading for content, the answer is no. In your words, "keep trying,"Since you obviously don't get the point, let me say it one more
time and I seriously hope you get it this time around. It is more impressive
that USU has made such a quick turnaround from where they were to where they
are. That was the original question and now it has been answered. Next time I
hope you can learn to stay on topic. USU fans deserve more intelligent people
to have conversations with about articles than happen to be about their school.
The A GameYou're not only failing to read others comments for
content, your now struggling with your own. One example, then
I'm outta here. "Competing with BYU isn't as tough as
you make it sound." Apparently, it is. Last two years, competing yes,
winning no. "All your answer did is reaffirm that BYU has been
just an okay team for decades. Is it not therefore more impressive that Utah
State has literally gone from 1-win seasons to where it is now in 2 years? "
Is it impressive to lose your last two years to a team that is merely okay?
Trust me, I know, we've lost to Utah now three years in a row. So, the need to class BYU as mediocre or okay is denigrating. Losing to a
mediocre team is not impressive. USU's turnaround IS
impressive. Your logic is not.