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Published: Wednesday, June 12 2013 7:10 p.m. MDT

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worf
Mcallen, TX

No toss up here. BYU wins the Bee Hive Boot, and state championship. Period!

Stang08
Cedar City, Utah

Utah will not lose two years in a row to the aggies. Not when USU has a new coach and basically a new system. And Utah should be angry about last years upset. Make no mistake about it. Last year was an upset.

u25
West Jordan, UT

Are you dreaming or just wishful thinking. Utah has not lost to the y for several years and won't loose again any time soon .

Who am I sir?
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Could be quite a year for football fans in the state of Utah. All three universities have much improved strength of schedules this year. Looking at the list - all three may have arguably their most difficult schedules ever. (And next year the U replaces BYU with Michigan!!)

Go Big Blue!!!
Bountiful, UT

A great game to start the season. I almost feel bad about giving Utes another early season loss again. The state's best qb returns with a great O line. It will be a great game. It will be a closer match than the beating the y will receive in Cache Valley.

midpacmajor
Salt Lake City, Utah

"next year the U replaces BYU with Michigan"

Nope; next year, the U replaces BYU with Fresno State.

Uteanymous
Salt Lake City, Utah

Go Big Blue!!!

"It will be a closer match than the beating the Y will receive in Cache Valley."

Don't count on it.

Jaime Hill is gone, so you'll be facing Bronco's defense and Anae's offense; the last time that happened in Cache Valley, the Cougars easily handled the Aggies 34-14.

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u25

"Utah has not lost to the Y for several years"

Three years to be exact, and U were very fortunate to win two of those years. Luck won't save U this year.

Aggiealum
Las Vegas, NV

Aggies win this game against the Utes. The Aggies are very poised and crisp on offense and the MUSS won't rattle them like they did BYU last year. Best quarterback and offensive line in the stste.

Cougsndawgs
West Point , UT

Good luck all three schools...I have a feeling all three are going to need Lady Luck on the sidelines at times during what could be the best or worst CFB season ever in the state of Utah. Bring it on! Go Cougs, Go utes, Go Aggies...except when the utes and aggies are playing the Cougs...go any other time.

EdGrady
Idaho Falls, ID

Utah State will cream the utes and the ute unfaithful will be calling Whittingham's head.

Stang08
Cedar City, Utah

@Go Big Blue

Way to overconfident as usual. That's exactly the attitude the aggie players should take into those two games, don't you think?

TallNSkinny43
Germantown, MD

@worf,
BYU hasn't won the boot in 3 years. Not going to happen this year either.

@Stang
Correct: coaches changed, but Wells has said that he is staying with the same system. No new system this year.

Down under
Salt Lake City, UT

I can easily see the Utes go 2-10 for the season, if they are lucky. USU is a toss up at best and they will not beat BYU this year. Chris B can mark it down.

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

Utah will be 4-2 or 5-1 after 6 games with a loss to Stanford, and a possible loss to Oregon St. or UCLA. Utah State lost it's coach and won't get the home cooking from the officials like last year. The streak vs. BYU will continue. Utah will finish 8-4 or 9-3. Not bad considering the schedule.

Sambonethegreat
Logan, UT

Utah vs USU should be a close contest to open the season. Both teams have some serious adjustments to make from last season. Andersen is no longer at USU, but Utah lost a huge chunk of their defense. I bet the game comes down to USU's defense vs Utah's new offense.

Winning two in a row against the Utes would be pretty sweet. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for a two-fer.

desnewsreader
Cottonwood Heights, UT

All you Utes that think the referees cost you the game last year, you do realize that they were PAC-12 officials, don't you? If they were intimidated by a crowd of 26,000, then they are in the wrong conference, and even in the wrong profession.

u25
West Jordan, UT

I hope the aggies can keep winnig with there new coach, wont be easy with the new and much better conference. But the opening game will be a payback for the Utes.

Who am I sir?
Cottonwood Heights, UT

@midpacmajor

Nope; next year, the U replaces BYU with Fresno State

Still an upgrade - either way you look at it!

And the Y replaces Utah, Georgia Tech, Wisconsin, Notre Dame, and (yes) Idaho State with Southern Miss, UNLV, ?, and ?. Even though, as Mr. Holmoe said, teams are now scheduling in the 2020's. BYU will either play 10 games next year or must find someone (anyone) to play them. Fellow independents New Mexico State or rival Idaho may be available. Great games to fill November's schedule

Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

Should be a good game. All the credit in last year's game goes to Chuckie Keaton, and Utah's DEs inability to control the edge. Without Keaton, the Aggies aren't within two TDs. If he gets close to 100 yards rushing again this year the Utes could be in trouble.

RedUtes08
West Jordan, UT

I am excited to see how the two teams react and play in the season opener. I have become an Aggie fan (when they aren't playing Utah of course) and love to see them do well. I hope for Tialavea's success this year! I had the pleasure of playing with him in High School and I love to see him do well! I do think the Utes will pull out the win this year! Can't wait for the opening Tailgate party!!!

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