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Is USU-Utah a rivalry? Utah football fans sound off on the Battle of Brothers

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  • Stang08 Southern, UT
    Aug. 30, 2013 1:42 a.m.

    @All aggie fan's

    How did the game go?

  • TrueBlue Orem, UT
    Aug. 29, 2013 12:17 p.m.

    Go Big Blue!!!

    Sorry, but you won't be facing BYU's base defense the entire game because Jamie Hill won't be around to not call any defensive plays like he did in 2010.

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 29, 2013 8:54 a.m.

    Sofa,

    It will be YOUR season over tomorrow.

    Since you're part of a non power league, one loss and you are out of any significant bowl picture.

    Meanwhile....

    big brother Utah will be in Rose Bowl contention until the last 1-2 games of the season.

    Jealous much?

    Yes!

    GO Utes!

  • Go Big Blue!!! Bountiful, UT
    Aug. 28, 2013 9:35 p.m.

    Strikeout, the game Thursday night will be a close hard fought game.

    However, when the y shows up this year in Cache Valley the cougars will be dominated much worse then the last time they made the trip to Logan.

  • Stang08 Southern, UT
    Aug. 28, 2013 9:24 p.m.

    @That's A Good One

    You are right BSU is really the favorite of the WAC 2.0. But do the aggie fan's really know that? Either way you didn't disagree with me about Utah beating USU. And I'm not really a Ute fan. Just when they play the Aggies.

  • AZ Blue & Red Gilbert, AZ
    Aug. 28, 2013 8:36 p.m.

    Rivalry or not I have to admit I am going for USU this year. I love the Utes but some PAC 12 fans need to be humbled and I think USU has the better team this year. WAC, MTW, Indpendent or SEC may the best team win.

  • Striker Omaha, NE
    Aug. 28, 2013 7:56 p.m.

    A Utah/USU rivalry is like Utah/Wyoming.

    A BYU/USU rivalry is like BYU/New Mexico.

    USU is so far out there no one really cares. They might as well be in Idaho or Wyoming. Seriously, USU needs to find a rival close to them instead of hoping and praying to find one in Utah because the two other big schools school are already rivals.

    USU/Wyoming rivalry sounds about right. Both out in the middle of nowhere with agriculture and hicks with rarely a top program in any sport and academics are average. BYU and Utah and rivals with each other, no one else. Any other true "rivalry" is one-sided by any other fan base, especially USU.

    "When the Aggies pound the utes into submission in that glorified high school stadium in SLC, it will be a rivalry."
    Immaturity at its best. Utah can't lose to USU at home and won't do so with a new coaching staff. Utah, beat little step brother and end this conversation.

  • Rock Of The Marne Phoenix, AZ
    Aug. 28, 2013 7:07 p.m.

    I've been a Ute fan since childhood, though I can honestly say the Aggies are my second favorite college team (went there for graduate school). Besides the week we play each other, I think most Ute and Aggie fans like each other and want the other team to do well the rest of the season. In terms of it being a rivalry, I say yes it is; a much friendlier/ sane rivalry than Utah vs BYU. After the game tomorrow, I hope the Aggies win every remaining game on their schedule. I especially wish I could be in Logan when USU lays another Cache Valley beat down on BYU. I do miss Aggie Ice Cream something fierce (way better than the BYU Creamery in my opinion). Go Utes, Go Aggies.

  • VegasUte Las Vegas, NV
    Aug. 28, 2013 4:41 p.m.

    byufanman:

    "have the mighty Colorado buffs be th(eir) rivalry"

    That will never happen as long as you byU "fans" obsess so much over everything Utah. Nice of you to stop by and show us your love, though. We truly appreciate your support!

    Why do byU "fans" care so much about the Conference of Champions? A bit of jealousy perhaps?? Independence ain't so grand, is it? Good luck on your slightly (one year only) big boy schedule this year. Maybe byU can get a healthy rivalry going with Idaho. They seem to be the most constant partner on your dance card!

    Go Utes! Onward and Upward. Can't wait for tomorrow!!

    @AggiePride:

    "Almost every school in the West hates BYU"

    Almost? You're being a little conservative there, aren't you?

    @Ifel Of'a-sofa;

    Are you going to be there? If so, wave at me - I'll be in the NEZ wearing red.

  • Samurai Jake Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 28, 2013 4:09 p.m.

    @EdGrady:
    "When the Aggies pound the utes into submission in that glorified high school stadium in SLC, it will be a rivalry."

    Glorified high school stadium? For sure. Since the glorified jv field they have set up in Cache Valley even compares!

    @Mars:
    "This Aggie cares not one whit how Ute fans define, classify, typify, describe, or otherwise articulate the nature of this game."

    If that were true, then why do you spend your entire day speculating and theorizing on DNews comment boards in defense of your Aggs? lol

  • jbohn Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 28, 2013 3:46 p.m.

    Definitely dont see USU as a rival. i actually like the Aggies, and historically this game hasnt been competitive. Who knows a few more competitive games between the two and it becomes a rivalry.

    Whoever wins tomorrow wins by a TD or less.

  • gdog3finally West Jordan, Utah
    Aug. 28, 2013 3:37 p.m.

    @FelisConcolor

    I am not saying the refs beat Utah but it was a big call in an overtime game last year. As for stats and penalties, it was an ugly game on both sides that had a nail biting outcome.

    What makes USU formidable now is Chuckie Keaton. Once he graduates, it's over for USU. I fear Keeton in the present though. Utah's corners and defensive backfield as a whole is a huge question mark. Keaton lost his WRs and the RB from last year, but his offensive line has produced and all are returning this year. In other words, they are likely to protect him and Keaton is super mobile and accurate to boot.

  • nampaaggie9 nampa, ID
    Aug. 28, 2013 3:09 p.m.

    good luck utes, you will definitely need it, it makes me happy that chrissie wont be trolling the aggies stories anymore.............look out for chuckie..............GO AGGIES!

  • Hey Baby Franklin, IN
    Aug. 28, 2013 2:50 p.m.

    I think Battle of Brothers would make a fine tee short for Coach Bronco

    What you thinken Mildred???

  • Ifel Of'a-sofa Alpine, Utah
    Aug. 28, 2013 2:21 p.m.

    swizzy... sometimes that blind squirrel bites that nut until it cracks apart.

    See you tomorrow.

    When your season comes to an end!

  • swizzy18 Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 28, 2013 1:31 p.m.

    No, this is absolutely not a rivalry. This is an older, grown-up brother giving a beating to his little snot-nosed sibling. The Utes lead the overall series at 77–28. The Utes had won the last 12 games in a row, before last year, and had won 20 of the last 22. How could it possibly be a rivalry? The Utes only schedule the lowly Aggies as a preseason warmup. Last year was just the blind squirrel from Logan luckily finding a nut. It won't happen again for another 12 years.

  • AggiePride Logan, UT
    Aug. 28, 2013 1:00 p.m.

    This is how I see it:

    The number of times 2 teams have played each other is a portion of what defines a historic rivalry ( USU vs UoU - 109; UoU vs BYU - 94; USU vs BYU - 82). It's not, however, the most important factor.

    The most important factor is the current hatred shown between the two schools. No Utah fan can deny that they hate BYU, the same can be said of BYU to Utah. That's the top rivalry in the state, hands down. USU fans hate BYU with a passion as well, but that hate hasn't been reciprocated until recently. That's the second biggest rivalry. Feelings between Utah fans and Utah State fans still seem to be pretty friendly, which may signify it's a healthy rivalry, but it's not as much of a rivalry as the other 2. Almost every school in the West hates BYU (especially Utah and USU), so I guess whoever they decide to hate back becomes the biggest rivalry.

  • Go Big Blue!!! Bountiful, UT
    Aug. 28, 2013 12:20 p.m.

    I like to see the instate games played. It's good for the community. Being competitive against the U and y is important for recruiting. It is exciting to see USU football become relevant once again.

    For USU's progression to continue the Aggies need to have success against Boise and its new MWC foes. That's where rivalries need to grow.

    GO Aggies!!!

  • byufanman west valley city, utah
    Aug. 28, 2013 11:58 a.m.

    BYU, Utah state fans! Why don't we let the yewts have the mighty Colorado buffs be there rivalry. The PAC 10.2 wants it that way. What dose the PAC call it? "Tumble in the Rockies". I say Utah State and BYU should be the only known rivalry in the state of Utah. Those 2 teams "BYU and Utah State" will be the only winning teams in the state this year and in the foreseeable future.

    Go Cougs!!!
    Go Aggies!!

  • Christine B. Hedgefog Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 28, 2013 11:57 a.m.

    Who is our rival? Well the mighty Colorado Buffs are our rival. Because the PAC bosses told us so.

  • That's A Good One Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 28, 2013 11:49 a.m.

    Stang08
    "The Utes beat the WAC 2.0 favorite yet again."

    Uh, wouldn't that be the Cheerleaders of Girlsie State up in Boise that are the WAC 2.0 favorite? And, haven't they chewed you up, spit you out, and made your PAC JV program look just plain silly every time they've ever played you?

    I thought so.

  • VegasUte Las Vegas, NV
    Aug. 28, 2013 11:45 a.m.

    The only time it seems to take on rivalry status is when Utah loses to USU, which is not that often. Aggies only talk smack when they win a game and Utah only cares about the Aggies when they want revenge. Not to say the Ags didn't deserve the win last year, because they did. I may be the only Ute to admit it, but the push off by Murphy was a good call. That and Kruger getting the boot doomed us. So congratulations Ags, it was a good win. But, it was an aberration.

    Come Friday, the Ags will have gone by the wayside ... again ... and order will be restored to the football world. The Ags can then take their frustrations out on byU in Logan.

    Go Utes! Go Ags (after tomorrow)

  • Gus Tunkle Pleasant Grove, UT
    Aug. 28, 2013 11:36 a.m.

    Cougar fan numero uno here! Utah is for sure our biggest rival. I know those fane feel the same way. But, if they want to play in the sandbox with another rival that is ok too. We are developing a pretty super cool rivalry with San Jose State. Have an awesome day everyone! Go Cougars!

  • Ifel Of'a-sofa Alpine, Utah
    Aug. 28, 2013 10:57 a.m.

    LOL... the utes don't want to call it a rivalry but they are sure up in arms about it... all over every message boards.

    I am guessing you won't see the same when they play weber.

    Go Aggies!

  • FelisConcolor North Salt Lake, UT
    Aug. 28, 2013 10:52 a.m.

    gdog3

    Yeah, yeah, yeah. It was all the ref's fault you lost.

    Last year, USU ran up nearly 400 yards of total offense, including over 150 yards on the ground against your "NFL caliber" players, had more penalties and more turnovers, and still beat you.

    The whining from Ute fans on Friday morning will be EPIC.

  • FelisConcolor North Salt Lake, UT
    Aug. 28, 2013 10:50 a.m.

    "When the Aggies pound the utes into submission in that glorified high school stadium in SLC, it will be a rivalry."

    So you're saying the rivalry will officially start when the Ute fans wake up Friday morning?

  • FelisConcolor North Salt Lake, UT
    Aug. 28, 2013 10:48 a.m.

    I remember a time when BYU fans didn't really think much of playing Utah; winning 16 out of 18 games will do that.

    The denial from the Ute fans in these comments is both familiar and entertaining.

  • Mars_ Logan, UT
    Aug. 28, 2013 10:34 a.m.

    USU @ Utah will be a close game.

    Utah is well coached, has great players, and is very motivated to win.

    Little brother has a new OC, DC, and former OC who became the Head Coach. Linebackers and WRs coach remained the same. We also have great players and are motivated to prove last year was no fluke.

    This will be a fantastic game.

    Can't wait.

    GO AGGIES!!!

  • atl134 Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 28, 2013 10:32 a.m.

    @defibman
    "who is your rival?"

    BYU. Most Utah fans would say as much. USU is a rivalry but not as important of one (at least not on Utah's end and if I understand USU fans correctly, Utah is a secondary rivalry to them with BYU being their primary one). Turns out having a self-righteous fanbase is a good way to get both of the other schools in the state to hate you.

  • STLute St. Louis, MO
    Aug. 28, 2013 9:56 a.m.

    @thebigsamoan

    Both thoughts are true. The games will always mean something and no one should overlook any state team.

    Go Utes!

  • Mtn Tracker Ephraim, UT
    Aug. 28, 2013 9:39 a.m.

    For saying it's not a rivalry... I've never seen such a desperate cry for a win than utah players and fans have let out over the past few weeks.

  • thebigsamoan Richmond, VA
    Aug. 28, 2013 9:30 a.m.

    @defibman,

    "So let's hear it u fans....who is your rival?"

    Well, us Cougars, whether they want to admit it or not! Don't care if we don't play them every year from now on but when we play, it will always be a rival and that's always very exciting.

    As for the game on Thursday, I hope the Utes will not make the mistake of underestimating the Aggies based on their 15 yr stretch of victories. And to look down on USU as not worthy of being a rival is a sure way to demoralize their confidence it they got beat once again.

    May the better team won!!!

  • STLute St. Louis, MO
    Aug. 28, 2013 9:04 a.m.

    It seems Aggie fans are brimming with overconfidence. Hopefully not too much so you do not "fall 'Hard Again'". Coming here and stirring emotions on this comment board is proof there is life to a long fought rivalry, even if the overall 77-29-4 Utah record says otherwise.

    Go Utes! Good luck to the Aggies after Thursday.

  • defibman Syracuse, UT
    Aug. 28, 2013 8:44 a.m.

    I just LOVE it when the little brother beats the snot out of Big Brother....or the ones who "think" they are the big brother. USU has more talent, more humility, more guts and more umph that the uties have, have had and will ever have. The mighty utes will fall and hang their heads and hearts as they walk off the field.

    If the truth be known, they just don't want to have a rivalry right now. If it is BYU or USU and they get creamed, then they look in the mirror and cry because they get beat by, "to them", a team from an inferior conference or place. They cannot "pick" a rival because everyone else already has one and the u doesn't want to be humiliated by anyone in their pac 10.2 conference when they ask if they can be someones rivalry and then they get turned down.

    So let's hear it u fans....who is your rival?

  • The A Game Logan, UT
    Aug. 28, 2013 8:26 a.m.

    We need that barber shop!

  • EdGrady Idaho Falls, ID
    Aug. 28, 2013 8:22 a.m.

    When the Aggies pound the utes into submission in that glorified high school stadium in SLC, it will be a rivalry.

  • John S. Harvey Sandy, UT
    Aug. 28, 2013 7:38 a.m.

    Utah State by four. No idea on the final score, just the outcome.

    We don't care if the Ute fans think of us as "rivals" or not, either way the Utes lose a "heart-breaker" (for them) in their own stadium on Thursday night.

  • gdog3finally West Jordan, Utah
    Aug. 28, 2013 2:34 a.m.

    @17-14

    And that same WAC team beat you guys a couple of years ago as well. Since then BYU beat them twice, but by a last second fourth down deflected pass by Reilly Nelson (his one shining moment and miracle), and then a 6-3 score last year in Provo with a score won in the bottom of the ninth inning (just like the shootout 7-6 game loss @ Boise State).

    Utah hadn't lost to USU in fifteen years, then they lose in overtime on a ridiculous P.I. call on a Jake Murphy (5 yard push off zone call). Utah was lousy last year, USU had their best team ever and in Logan won an overtime game. It happens. It better not happen Thursday or Duke hits the fan.

  • StocksOnTheRocks Lehi, UT
    Aug. 28, 2013 2:01 a.m.

    UTAH is setting itself up to fall "Hard Again" The Aggies are dirty, mean, & nasty, with Experience! and The Aggies have an Attitude! Get ready for a Dog Fight! Aggies 34 Utes 27

  • Stang08 Southern, UT
    Aug. 28, 2013 1:58 a.m.

    The Utes beat the WAC 2.0 favorite yet again.

  • Mars_ Logan, UT
    Aug. 27, 2013 11:40 p.m.

    Bwaha!

    Hey guys, guys... Hey everyone... Quiet down... Mmkay, thanks. I just invited you all here to remind you that USU isn't a rival. Just in case you thought they were, I simply cannot abide it. They're not, mmkay?

    This Aggie cares not one whit how Ute fans define, classify, typify, describe, or otherwise articulate the nature of this game.

    Bring it on. Little brother is ready.

  • 17-14 Hurts Don't It? Springville, UT
    Aug. 27, 2013 10:51 p.m.

    Let the Ute BCS arrogance flow!

    It's so appropriate when a WAC team beat U guys last year!

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 27, 2013 8:35 p.m.

    The truth is other than the last year or two, I really couldn't care less whether usu did great or terrible.

    They are a step below any PAC 12 program and as such I don't even consider them a possibility to be a rival.

    Anderson did some great things and they put together a great year last year.

    And even if they continue to be a decent mwc(WAC 2.0) team, no PAC 12 team is rivals with Mwc/WAC teams.

    USC and ucla aren't rivals with San Diego state.

    Same with us and usu.

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 27, 2013 8:31 p.m.

    Not really.

    These two programs are vastly different and when you look at the last few decades, it's absolutely dominated by big brother.

    Once in a great while usu will have a better season and beat us, but that hardly makes it a rivalry.

    Power conference teams don't have rivalries in their truest sense with wac 2.0 teams.

    Besides, almost 100% of utes cheer for usu every other week.

    Just as we cheer for weber state and southern Utah as well, usu is no more of a rival than they are

    Utah 30
    Usu 17

    Mark it down.