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Published: Wednesday, Aug. 28 2013 4:05 p.m. MDT

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Richmond, VA

Utah has much more riding on the line than the Aggies so I think they're anxious to prove they're top dog in the state and every bit worthy of the their Pac 12 invite! Tonight is their chance to prove last year's loss to the Aggies was a fluke. If they loose, well ummm, it may be very hard for them to continue with demoralized egos through the rest of their schedule. So whether they admit or not, tonight's game is huge for their confidence and their season. I wish both teams good luck for tonight's contest.

May the better team win!

Go Cougars!

Idaho Falls, ID

Utah State wins tonight and the utes never play Utah State again - ever.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Utah will handle usu like the wac team they are

Utah 30
usu 17

Mark it Down!

Go Utes!

Beaver Native
Garland, UT

After so many losing seasons, it was good to see Utah State put together a good team. The Aggies also have a lot to prove: that they can win with a new coach at the helm. Best wishes to the Aggies.

West Jordan, UT

Wish I had your confidence, Chris B.

I'm excited for the season to finally begin but this game worries me.

Reno Cougs Fan 68
Reno, NV

Chris B,
Wow, what an arrogance and self-righteous attitude toward USU! I hope they take the Utes out to the wood shed and give your team the beating they deserve!!! If USU should happen to have a big lead in the fourth quarter I hope they do an on-side kick so that the Utes get a taste of their own medicine!!! So glad the season is finally here!!!

Go Cougs!!!
Go Utes except tonight and Sept. 21st.
Go Aggies embarrass the Utes in RES!!!

Ifel Of'a-sofa
Alpine, Utah

i'm glad ute fans are not represented by chrisbe

see you in the tailgate!

Holladay, UT

I agree. Neither offense will probably be clicking on all cylinders. Whoever can improvise best most likely wins and Keaton scares me a little in that department. But, go Utes!!!


Utes by 5!

Time to silence all the haters! And no I don't mean State fans, they have the bragging rights until kick off, then the its decided by the players on the field.

Good luck Aggies, we are brothers.
Go Utes!

Tooele, UT

I would love to see the Utes go 10-2. I am a graduate of USU and was raised by rooting for the Y. It should be a great game!

Germantown, MD

re: MJB

Agreed. Although, personally I don't care who wins the Utah - BYU game. Would love the see All three in state teams blow the nation away this year. Having all three ranked at the end of the year would be spectacular.

Qwest Perfected
Salt Lake City, UT

I'm so happy football season is finally here.

I'm looking forward to a great game. I hope the Utes can pull off a win but this game does make me nervous. The Aggies are a good team with a great QB. I hope the Utes defense can contain Chucky but it will be a tough test.

As for the Utes, I hope Travis Wilson can have a good game and get the ball to multiple receivers and the tightends for som big plays. I'm also hoping that our improved O-line can protect the QB and open up some holes. It would be so nice to see our QB stay healthy all season!

Go Utes!

Southern, UT

Utah's got this.

Brad J
West Jordan, UT

Utah State will handle utah like the pac 11+u team they are!

USU 30
utah 17

Mark it Down!

Go Aggies

Samurai Jake
Salt Lake City, UT

RES will be rockin' tonight! Aggies will be looking to prove their win from a year ago wasn't just a fluke, and that they can consistently hang with the big boys. Utes will be looking to prove they are worthy of their elite conference membership and to start with a W in the home opener. Game time can't get here soon enough! Go Utes!

Preston, ID

Stang, worry about South Alabama and don't get hurt this year.

Aggies got this!

Spanish fork, UT

I am existed for this game as well !!!

I really like how last night as Utah state's buss was roiling down I 15 ware ksl played the star wars them song !!!lol

Hyrum, UT

@ Chris B:

As has happened so many times in the past... even after "marking it down", your unbridled and unwarranted enthusiasm for the Utes often proves to be unjustified... just like when these same 2 teams played last year. I marked down your prediction then, and it proved to be way off... once again.
I've also marked down your prediction this time and can hardly wait to read your comment tomorrow, about why it didn't come about... once again! (referees, too much sun, bad karma, etc.)

So if the Aggies beat the Utes tonight, do we have your word that you won't post on any USU sports articles for a year... similar to the commitment U made about the Cougars beating the Utes this year? Should that happen, you will seriously need to find a new hobby... perhaps needlepoint or badminton... something more in line with your prediction accuracy record.

Anaheim, CA

The candy stripers (see RES dress code for tonight) are going to be CRUSHED tonight!

Utah St 31
Utah 10

Hyrum, UT

@ Samurai Jake:

You are totally right about the Utes needing to prove themselves worthy of their "elite conference membership".
The sad part of that story is that they've now been in that conference 3 years and still have not proven themselves worthy in any way whatsoever!
It's been an ongoing struggle each year to not finish in the bottom of the cellar.
And that's the truth of the matter.
In fact, they were one of the few teams in their conference to finish with a losing conference and overall record last year.
It makes it hard not to smile when reading how a few die-hard trolls continue to write about how proud they are of their conference membership. But nothing else to go along with it.
2 of their 5 home wins since 2010 have been against Big Sky Conference opponents.

All in all, it makes it extremely hard to understand how and why Chris B (ChristopherB), AZUTE1 and Naval Vet find their (or any) Ute arrogance and make their outlandish predictions to go along with it.

They will soon be sweeping all of their little "LOL's" off the floor again this year.

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