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Published: Tuesday, Aug. 27 2013 7:25 p.m. MDT

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Ifel Of'a-sofa
Alpine, Utah

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!

Gus Tunkle
Pleasant Grove, UT

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!

Las Vegas, NV

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)

That's A Good One
Salt Lake City, UT

"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.

Christine B. Hedgefog
Salt Lake City, UT

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

west valley city, utah

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!!

Go Big Blue!!!
Bountiful, UT

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!!!

Logan, UT

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.

Salt Lake City, UT

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.

Ifel Of'a-sofa
Alpine, Utah

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

See you tomorrow.

When your season comes to an end!

Hey Baby
Franklin, IN

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

What you thinken Mildred???

nampa, ID

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!

West Jordan, Utah


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.

Salt Lake City, UT

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.

Samurai Jake
Salt Lake City, UT

"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!

"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

Las Vegas, NV


"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!!


"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.

Rock Of The Marne
Phoenix, AZ

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.

Omaha, NE

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.

AZ Blue & Red
Gilbert, AZ

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.

Southern, UT

@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.

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