BYU, Utah State football: BYU Cougars beat Utah State in low-scoring affair, 6-3


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  • SameJersey Kaysville, UT
    Oct. 8, 2012 11:53 a.m.

    GG to the Cougars. Aggie fan here who really was looking to take the Old Wheel tonight, but that BYU defense is something else...

    I think it is safe to say we have three great football teams in this state. Here is to cheering for all three of them the rest of the season and hope they pound the tar our of their remaining competitions.

    I know people and fans can also say harsh things. Here is to the ressurection of the tri-rivalry!! Let's just keep it classy now.

    Again, GG Cougars!

  • BlueHusky Mission Viejo, CA
    Oct. 6, 2012 5:01 p.m.

    Really tough game. As I expected it would be D who kept BYU in the game. This is a seriously great defense. It will keep BYU in games all year. USU's defense was also excellent, but I think the raw QB was also a factor in BYU's inability to score touchdowns. However -- what is going on with the kicking game? Unbelievable.

    Here's what I liked to see - Anderson and Mendenhall greeting and talking at midfield. Coach Anderson is a class act and I hope he stays at USU for a while. I like underdogs, and USU has had some close losses. Pretty soon they'll be close wins.

  • Troy06 OREM, UT
    Oct. 6, 2012 3:44 p.m.

    I am impressed with USU for sure. I missed Gary Anderson's comments after the game. I wish a BYU fan wouldn't have heckled GA. That's ridiculous and very low class. Arguing with Sports Nutz is way more acceptable...

  • maxiute Cedar Hills, UT
    Oct. 6, 2012 8:55 a.m.

    Interesting that "Riverton Cougar" claims BYU as winner of the tie-breaker based on his reasoning that Utah beat BYU by a missed field goal after which he states that "BYU's win was the most convincing" even though BYU's win was determined by a missed field goal. I suggest you have your short-term memory tested and then re-take your BYU logics class.

  • SyracuseCoug Syracuse, ut
    Oct. 6, 2012 8:24 a.m.

    Ugly win but I will take it! Defense, studs as usual, love watching those guys play. Offense, lots of work to do, o-line is killing the offense with missed assignments, penalties, etc.

    I know Bronco never reads these comments, but I want to apologize for criticizing your 2 point conversion call against Boise, now I understand completely why you didn't kick the extra point. The kicking game is a complete disaster, good grief! Special teams coaches need to get this cleaned up fast.

  • Stang08 Cedar City, Utah
    Oct. 6, 2012 1:31 a.m.


    One thing is for sure. USU isn't the best team in the state. Nice job shutting the aggies up BYU. Any team that shuts the aggies up is ok with me.

  • Riverton Cougar Riverton, UT
    Oct. 6, 2012 12:59 a.m.


    To answer your question, the tie-breaker should go to BYU in my opinion. It's true that every team can make a claim, but BYU held their opponent's offense scoreless and won convincingly in regulation. Utah won by a missed field goal and USU beat Utah in overtime, on a questionable pass interference call. BYU's win was the most convincing.

  • I Bleed Blue Las Vegas, NV
    Oct. 6, 2012 12:40 a.m.

    Heard coach Anderson talk about some unruly fan in his comments. I hope they find out who that knucklehead is. Coach Anderson is a class act and has brought Utah State out of the abyss. Class act and a class program. No losers tonight except that fan of ours.

  • oldtimeftballer Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 6, 2012 12:27 a.m.

    Wow. Sounded like a snooze fest.

    9 total points.....

  • Spokane Ute Spokane, WA
    Oct. 6, 2012 12:16 a.m.

    This Utah fan says congrats to BYU on a good win. Utah State has a good team too. Hopefully, we will all go bowling. Who's the state champ? Three way tie, I can live with that!

    Again, good win Cougs and what a defense.

  • fresnogirl Fresno, CA
    Oct. 6, 2012 12:15 a.m.

    Utah State just gets better and better. I look forward to watching this rivalry continue for many years to come. Good luck to Coach Andersen and his Aggies the rest of the season.

  • sammyg Springville, UT
    Oct. 6, 2012 12:14 a.m.

    Lots of disappointed Ute fans tonight.

    Ain't it great!


  • 1Infidel APO, AE
    Oct. 6, 2012 12:12 a.m.

    Defense does it again, their streak at sub-300 yard games intact. Pretty sad it was not put away earlier when we take the ball away in the red zone and come away with nothing.

    I read about Anae's career being over, but wasn't he in and called for a penalty?

    Worried about the hits Taysom subjects himself too standing up and trying for extra yardage. Lots of heart, but still have some big hitting teams to play.

    Go Cougs!

  • Troy06 OREM, UT
    Oct. 6, 2012 12:06 a.m.

    USU fans got under my skin this week. Thanks for winning BYU. That was amazing defense. The Aggies offense was gritty and played well. Good luck to both teams.

    I hope Doman will let Hill run more of that 22 second offense. Otherwise it will be a long few weeks ahead.

  • Sports Are Great Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 6, 2012 12:04 a.m.

    Aggie 84, Go Big Blue,

    Where are you guys? I'm so happy you are sad tonight. Thinking about your sad faces puts a smile on my face.


    Enjoy Conference tomorrow. I know I will.

  • A1994 Centerville, UT
    Oct. 6, 2012 12:03 a.m.

    USU's defense was tough. BYU's was just a little tougher. Look forward to the next game in Logan.

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    Oct. 6, 2012 12:03 a.m.


    It would appear they are all about even. All close games, home team won all 3 of them. Not a lot of difference between them except that BYU's and USU's defense's are definately better than utah's. I'd rank them like this based on that.

    1A BYU
    1B USU
    1C utah

  • 3grandslams Iowa City, IA
    Oct. 5, 2012 11:58 p.m.

    Mendenhall and Anderson, that was a coaching clinic. Big time kudos to Mendenhall's coaching at the end of the 1st half, textbook! It turned out to be the difference in the game. So glad he didn't decide to run out the clock. Great Job Bronco! Now after tonight we also know why you tried for two in Boise.

  • Hawkeye79 Iowa City, IA
    Oct. 5, 2012 11:57 p.m.

    So, considering how close each of the in-state games were this year, how do you propose determining which team is the best in the state?

    Personally, I propose giving it to the only team that didn't feel like it had to rush the field after its victory :) Either that, or give it to the generic "home team."