Great start but gotta play better in the conference....Looking
forward to the BYU game....
@Duckhunter: I can clearly see the end of the first quarter score of 0-0.
Seems that higher powers have stepped in to bail your team out. I hope they can
get it together.Impressed with Andy Phillips and Travis Wilson.
Just need the D to fall in to place. GO UTES!
DuckhunterHighland, UT@uteologyNext time you want
to give the rankings and voters credit you probably should remember all of those
higher rankings the voters have given BYU during the Bronco/whittingham era. You
won't though, you only try to use that "logic" when you think it
makes your argument.LOL!------------BYU was
the better team in 2006, 2007, and 2009. Ironically, those were the same three
years you beat us on the field. On a side note: Ute
Nation welcomes Kyle Kuzma to Ute Basketball!! Great pick up!Go
@out of state utah "fan"I did predict the onside. I said to
the guys (one of which is a utah fan) that I was watching the game with
"they are going to try an onside kick", and that is exactly what they
did. whittingham is a coach that likes tricks and those kinds of
calls. He is pretty bold about making those calls as well so I don't know
why opposing teams don't pay more attention to that stuff when they play
utah. I guess you didn't see it coming clear out in Georgia,
maybe you should move closer?
@uteologyNext time you want to give the rankings and voters credit
you probably should remember all of those higher rankings the voters have given
BYU during the Bronco/whittingham era. You won't though, you only try to
use that "logic" when you think it makes your argument.LOL!
@worfNo we did not "beat Alabama", we throttled Alabama.
Utah never trailed in the game, and we didn't even need "15 yard
penalties" or a "trick play" or "7 turnovers". Who in their right mind thinks Utah had the better team in 2008? Mmmm...how
about...AP Top 25 Voters:#2 Utah 13-0: 16 first place
votes, 1519 points.#6 Alabama 12-2: 0 first place votes, 1264 points.By all means, please don't let logic stop you from sharing your
College football should be all about rivalries. For the sake of the fans of all
three schools I hope the U, BYU, and USU keep playing each other. To lose
those rivalries would diminish my enthusiasm for college football in Utah.
greatbam22andrews afb, MD@ U 90"I was actually
somewhat satisfied with the LBs considering they were chasing one of the most
elusive QBs in the country all night."Wow..really? Most elusive
QBs? I grant you he is a great quarterback but Utahs Defense was practically
giving him whatever he wanted. If he hadn't started cramping up Utah State
would have taken the game.-----------Wrong.Before 11:52 in the 3rd: USU 400 yards, 23 points (14-23) ... USU total
dominationAfter 11:52 in the 3rd: USU 85 yards, 3 points (30-26) ... Utah
total dominationOverall, the game was even as reflected by the final
score and stats.If Utah's defense hadn't finally showed up
Utah State would have run away with this game.
scottAlpine, UTUteology"Utah State a TD after
a 3rd and 16 holding no call, but good teams find ways to win."As usual, you're blinded by your crimson goggles. Why no mention of the
bogus chop block called on Utah State the play before that set up the 3rd and
16?---------I didn't see the chop block standing
from the northeast stands, nor do I recall seeing it on the jumbo tron. But I
did see the clear holding and replays in the stadium confirmed it.The point was bad calls are part of the game and good teams find ways to win
regardless. And as I said, I wasn't impressed by Utah. I think we'll
know more after the Oregon State game. The only one that is whining
about "15 yard penalties" is BYU fans.
I gave Chris B too much credit. I forgot that I also marked down that keeton
would be flustered (wrong) and that he would throw 2 int's (also wrong).
So that's 2 for 5. But he did get the most important one in the win.
Utes offense didn't quite live up to the hype from the over the top Ute
fans,but we all have our embarrassing and ill informed fans. Still pretty good
overall though on offense. I was super impressed by orchard and the d-line.
They scare me.I also really liked Keeton and USU's running
back. They are some good players. There are some good teams in Utah this year,
that's for sure.And I will say Chris B was 2 for 3 (utes win
and their score), which I was rather impressed with. I didn't think the U
offense would get it done midway through, but they made plays when it mattered.
I'm just curious Chris, did the mighty pac 12 utes D not show up to play,
or was the pathetic WAC team that much better on offense?
Duckhunter has his feathers ruffled. How did you not predict the onside kick
with all your instate inside information? Surely listening to the radio
programs, knowing parents of the players and even being on the local campuses
would have tipped you off.Great job USU. I look forward to watching
Chuckie Keaton's future success. That is if I can get any tidbits of info,
being an out of state Utah fan and all...Good luck tomorrow Cougars.
SoonerUte "Such an interesting contrast in comments. Ute fans congratulating
USU on a good game and commending the play of Keeton shows respectful
sportsmanship. We can't have that. Someone has to ugly it up. Enter the
Cougar fans..."Are you serious? You actually typed that with a
straight face? You obviously skipped over the great Chris B
'congratulating USU on a good game' at the very top of page 1 of these
comments. And the one after that. And the one after that. And the one after
that. You yourself said "USU will be a greater challenge than BYU". How
would you come to that conclusion having never seen this year's Cougars
play? Then you question Cougar fans entering the fray?Don't
get too self righteous on us. There are plenty of Ute fans here rubbing
USU's nose in last night's game. It was 'uglied up' before
the Cougars entered.
Eddie, your obsessive trash-talking and posturing would indicate that you do
indeed eat, live and breathe Utah football.
Fortuitous calls by the refs? Look, the players made the penalties. The
penalties were on the players. If they hadn't committed the penalties, they
may have had a better chance to win the game. Also, your Aunt would be your
@atlUh....did I say otherwise? I even said in my post that it was
"only the first game" so it is hard to make any permanent judgments on
utah yet. I have enjoyed the other utah "fans" outrage over my mostly
benign comments in this article though. Kneejerk reactions are alive and well on
the hill. LOL!
Sammy G, glad to see you made it back from Tulsa. I can go around the world, be
gone for months, and know with certainty I can always find you leaving your two
cents about the Utes. And by the way, I would rather be a Pebble of the
Marne, than not (AKA a way way you'll never be). Nous Resterons La.
Props to all the ute fans, you have a lot of class, you are definitely better
than last year, and your coach is a class act, good luck the rest of the year,
what a game huh? I am super proud of the aggies, when you lose a game like that
to a good team all you can do is keep your head up and keep grinding-----GO AGS!
I am here also, and after looking at the stats I just had to shake my head. USU
led all catagories and just came up a little short. I agree with many posters
that if held in Logan, this would have been a totally different story. I say let
the season play out and see where teams are at the end.Sorry, but I
have a life and don't eat,live and breathe Utah football. I saw most of the
game and must agree that the better team lost. It happens.
If anyone hadn't heard/seen the Utes got pretty screwed over on USU's
2nd touchdown. During their second touchdown USU had their outside receiver do a
post pattern while their slot receiver ran an out route. Anyways, during the
play some USU fan started blowing a whistle that froze the entire Ute secondary
on the west side. The officials actually came together immediately after the
play to discuss it. Wish fans had more class
wow, I knew the ute defense would stink but I didn't think the Aggies
defense would be just as bad (almost). That's good news for when BYU plays
both programs and their soft defenses.Looking forward to it!!! Go
@Tators:"Getting fortuitous calls from the refs (even the TV
announcers said as much) and having to count on a trick play to squeak out a win
does NOT make you world beaters." I was simply referring to
the fact that Tators bashes on Utah as if we're parading around on a
national championship campaign this year. There is not a single Utah fan in
their right mind doing that this year. We'll leave the peacock parading
around (Tators' idea of world beaters) before anything's actually been
done on the field, preseason (i.e., "National Championship this year!"),
to TDS trolls such as Bishop Mendenhall, and Tators. Keeping things
in context would imply keeping quiet until your team has found a way to beat my
team in recent years. I sincerely wish you luck come Sept. 21st. You're
going to need it. (Because you also attempt to argue that it was purely luck
resulting in a Utes victory.) We're not playing slots here, Tators. It
was a hard fought victory, that could have gone either way in the end. Happy
Valley...! Happy, happy Valley! The delusions continue...! GO UTES
Toosmartforyou pulls out the old "I was a High School Ref so I know the
game". Classic, just classic!Props go to USU for
playing a great game and being a Class Act.Nice job Ute's!
Ifel, coaches' and Reilly's statements are what is called modesty and
a show of class and respect for one's opponent. Something you could learn
The Utah defense really stinks. When they run into the potent BYU running game
they will struggle. They were lucky to pull it out. It was a futile effort on
See, Chris was wrong again. He said multiple times 30-17. The Aggies had them
on the ropes and let them off. Both teams struggled. It was a kind of game to
see which of the bad teams would come out on top. BYU should be fine against
both schools. Can't wait for Chris B blather on the BYU game.
@DuckhunterUtah beat a team that finished last year ranked and retained
its' best player. The fact that it wasn't overly pretty isn't
surprising when facing a good opponent in the first game of the season. @UtahBruin"And I think the Utah State game will be closer than
the Utah game. "Considering the past decade of Utah-BYU games,
the last thing I would predict is for a Utah-BYU game to not be close. "And the only way you are getting 6-6 is if you beat BYU and I just
don't see it happening. "Anyone who thinks Utah or BYU has
a 70+% chance of beating the other is kidding themselves. (As for me I'd
put Utah odds at 45% chance of beating BYU).@Utefan4lyf"The team with fewer errors and more points is still the best team.
"Last year Utah State beat Utah who beat BYU who beat Utah
State. The "best team" in the state by default lost to another team in
the state. The most you can say is that the winner of a game was the "best
pebbles"Where's Sammy, Eddie, Tom in CA Duck and all the
other Y fans..."Here now and earlier at 8:29am!Loved
your rant and more importantly it's nice to know that several of us reside
in your head. LOLI congratulated the Utes earlier today. It was a
fun game but it still does not change the fact that your team struggled last
night. Hug that win because when the season ends it will probably be one of just
a few.Thank goodness for lucky onside kick plays and cramps for
Chuckie.So pebbles... I'm here for the long haul. I'm
always here for you. Get used to it.
@54-10My team is not BYU, I am more eager to watch my Bruins stomp
you at Rice Eccles come October 5th, Now that is a mouth full.
@jdubYes I am right, you cannot find one instance of me predicting
usu was going to "roll" utah or for that matter even beat utah. You made
it up 100% and now you cowardly are trying to use sarcasm in a vain attempt to
disguise your lie. You should at least own it, but you won't.
@worfWell, if you insist on repeating that tired cliche again and
again, I guess I'll just use it too- every time BYU wins. Seems fair."The best team doesn't always win. Period."
@ U 90"I was actually somewhat satisfied with the LBs
considering they were chasing one of the most elusive QBs in the country all
night."Wow..really? Most elusive QBs? I grant you he is a
great quarterback but Utahs Defense was practically giving him whatever he
wanted. If he hadn't started cramping up Utah State would have taken the
per SoonerUte"Someone has to ugly it up. Enter the Cougar
fans..."So? You saw byu's offense last yr too?
re: 54-10"The Cougar motto for every loss they have ever
had?"I thought it was #everdaygreatness?
to Whatsnu"Up next, the main attraction, BYU at
Virginia!"You mean the Ivy league lite bowl?
UtahBruinSaratoga Springs, UTThat's a mouthful for a guy
who hasn't even seen his team play yet this year. Tomorrow won't help
in your assessment of BYU either because they are playing another cupcake.
No, you don't understand. The team with fewer errors and more points is
still the best team. You can argue it all you want, but when we look back at the
overall, the only thing that matters is the score on the board. And since you
brought it up, how do you justify away a 31-17 beating of Alabama to a few
fortuitous bounces or a quenstionable call? On that night, Utah was the better
team. Last night against the Aggies, Utah made errors, the Aggies made errors,
there were bad or non-calls for both teams, but at the end of the night only one
team came out on top. That was the Utes. Therefore, last night they were the
better team. Last year against BYU, you may have had better overall stats, but
you lost on the same stat you always lose to Utah, turnovers. We capitalized,
scored 17 in the 3rd quarter and won. Therefore, that night we were the better
@duckhunterWrong. Again. No one on these boards looks more worried
than you, reading and commenting on everything that has to do with Utah
football. And after last night, you're very worried about that trip your
team has to take to Logan. I don't blame you, USU's qb is the real
deal.Props to USU, you guys have a lot of wins to look forward to
this year. Good luck!Go UTES!!
I will admit it later if I am wrong. I will say though that BYU will beat Utah
and Utah State this year. And I think the Utah State game will be closer than
the Utah game. Playing in Logan in that small place, especially if for any
reason it gets cold by then makes for a tough place to play. Utah played
alright last night, a lot of helpful penalties on behalf of Utah State kept
several Utah drives going. That's part of the game, but Utah fans,
don't be to high, you all got out played last night. Good win for you but
it makes for a 4-8 season at best maybe a 6-6 season, 3-6 PAC-10*. And the only
way you are getting 6-6 is if you beat BYU and I just don't see it
happening. BYU gets even an extra week to prepare for you. Your batch of wins
comes to end, I am not even a cougar fan, just live here and support them over
the Utes because of their fans. Don't like them. And I think the Cougar
dominance is on its way back.
Tators, your own admission to rallying behind any team playing Utah is in itself
a sad sign of desperation you're accusing the Utes's fans of. Maybe
you're not the best authority on that subject.
@UteForLyf:You still don't understand. The team with the most
points always wins, but the best team doesn't always win. That's why
they are called "upsets".Sometimes a few good breaks... whether
from a fortuitous bounce of the ball or a questionable call from a ref will
change the outcome of a game in favor of a team that would usually lose that
matchup.Even Kyle said post-game that Utah was outplayed in most aspects
of last night and was very fortunate to have won. It was obvious he
wouldn't want to give the Aggies a rematch.Another example. BYU had
better stats in their game with Utah last year but didn't win... They had
more first downs, more yardage, etc.. Utah fans felt so lucky to have won that
they literally stormed the field 3 different times afterward. Their own actions
made it seem and feel like the better team didn't win. But on September
21st they will. But go ahead and gloat until then. Revenge will be even
sweeter.@ Samurai Jake:Acting like world beaters is
lofty, cocky attitude designation... not a literal prediction. Learn to keep
things in context before judging.
DuckhunterHighland, UTThanks for informing all of the Utah
fans how they should feel, act and think. Any comments on what I should eat or
@sooneruteFail. There are plenty of utah "fans" on here
gloating and behaving poorly. You just ignored it to try to make a false point.
What a pity because some of the time you are actually one of the better behaved
utah fans, but I suppose we all have our moments.I think utah
"fans" for the most part are just as nervous about their team today as
they were all off season. While utah won they did not impress and despite the
bold talk from many utah "fans" most of you still don't have much
confidence in your team, and I don't blame you.But utah did
win, that is always the important thing, so you should be at minimum relieved by
GG USU. Im confident you guys will win 11 games again and finish well inside the
Ducky,You're right, it must be me that's making things
"The PAC homer on TV (Apadakas opolis, or whatever his name is) made a
telling observation in the 2nd half that will likely be the downfall of the Utes
in the PAC. He said something to the effect that Utah SHOULD BE bigger, faster,
stronger and Utah State should be the ones worn out in the 2nd half, not the
other way around. Not my words. His."Right after he made that
comment, Utah went on to dominate the rest of the game and outscore the aggies
17-3. They werent being "worn down" they were just trying to find their
groove in the first game of the season.
"Utah beat Alabama a few years ago.Who in their right mind, think Utah
had the better team?The better team doesn't always win.
Period!"Worf:So you weren't in your right mind
thinking BYU had a better team when they managed to beat Oklahoma a few years
back?I get it. You're really confessing you were not your right
mind when predicting an Aggie blow-out as loud and long as you did.
worf:I think Utah was the better team against Alabama, because they beat
Alabama. More points on the board means they are the better team. That's
kind of how it works.
Such an interesting contrast in comments. Ute fans congratulating USU on a good
game and commending the play of Keeton shows respectful sportsmanship.We can't have that. Someone has to ugly it up.Enter the
worfMcallen, TXLike in all 5 Cougar losses last year,
Utah's 3 game winning streak and 9 of the last 12 over the Cougars.
@jdubI never predicted that usu would "roll the utes", not
once. You cannot find a quote like that from me on these boards. I understand
your juvenile desire to gloat, go ahead your team won, but at minimum you should
refrain from just making things up because the best part of gloating is actually
being right about what you are gloating over. If you have to lie about something
and then gloat over your lie it is kind of embarrassing.
@CougsndawgsMy bad typing, lets wait until BYU plays in Logan before
making that comparison.
For some reason with the instate rivalries, it usually seems to come down to the
Utah beat Alabama a few years ago.Who in their right mind, think
Utah had the better team?The better team doesn't always win.
@CougsndawgsYes, BYU did a great job on Chuckie last year. Great
comparison. Do me a favor and go back to last year and compare the stats from
the Utah Oregon State game and the BYU Oregon State game and come back and let
us know about that one. Lets wait until after BYU plays in Provo before making
@Tator:You'd be better off not clinging to all the "Utes
think they're world beaters" gibberish. Not a single Ute poster has
been going off like we're going to conquer the world! Not a single Ute
poster (not even Chris B.) has given any indication that we're going to
march our way straight to the National Championship this year. So turn the
page, it's getting old real fast. That being said, by way of fact - the
words "National Championship this year" have actually flown out of
Bishop Mendenhall's mouth. That, I have zero respect for. He could learn
a lot from listening to Coach Whit's comments to the media. Ever classy,
ever humble. And for certain, talk of National Championship is simply trash
until the Y figures out how to produce a W on Sept. 21st. Best of luck with
Virginia on the road Saturday. GO UTES
@ Alt134:It's really pathetic that you make erroneous
judgements about how everyone living in Cache County has to be only Aggie fans.
And I admit I truly am whenever they play Utah. Big time. In fact, I'm also
a big fan of whoever Utah is playing that particular week. And I'm
convinced more than ever that the Aggies are better than Utah and will finish
with twice as many wins as the Utes.If you had spent nearly as much
time reading posts as you do writing them, you'd have known long ago that
I'm a die-hard Cougar fan who can hardly wait to listen to your funny
stuttering and excuses after the game on September 21st. So save your silly
LOL's and "pathetic" accusations for a few more weeks. The excuses
you make after that game will actually show you and all other trolls what the
term pathetic actually means.
So many "What if's?* What if the on-side kick backfired?*
What if the refs were from the WAC instead of the Big 12?* What if our
kicker missed all the field goals?* What if the BCS was in place in
1984?* What if the BCS was not in place during Utah's two undefeated
seasons?* What if Lavell Edwards decided to coach his alma matter?*
What if BYU kept the honor code for all players including Jim McMahon?*
What if Kyle Whittingham decided to coach his alma matter?* What if Norm
Chow decided to coach his alma matter?* What if Utah would have scored
that touchdown instead of kicking the field goal?* What if Utah or USU
didn't fumble?* What if Chucky Keeton would have turned pro last
year?* What if USU's receivers didn't catch all the balls thrown
to them?Penalties, coaching, turnovers, on side kicks and a little
luck are part of all games. None of them alone had full responsibility for a win
or a loss. My Utes won this year. Get over it and no more excuses.
It was a great game.
@Aggielove"Utah will still be in the bottom two of of the
PAC-12And usu will win way more games.It's just a fact."USU is playing a much weaker schedule in a weaker conference with
ultimately weaker goals.And they just got beat by that "bottom
two of the Pac12" team you're talking about.It's just
Aggie fans,Congrats to the Aggies on a hard fought game that could have
gone either way, yes I can admit that. Utah made a few more plays, and
committed a few less mental errors, that's Football. That said, you guys
have been completely insufferable all year long, glad that can end now.Sammy, duck, worf, and the Other Y trolls,What happened to all of your
guarantees that State would roll the Utes in this one? And no, we never
expected you guys to give props to the Utes if they won. Some of us Ute fans
may wear rose colored glasses like you say, but that's much better than
being blinded by hate like you guys (and Chris).
@ Stang08 and Uteology:You guys need to take a deep breath and
realize you were very, very lucky to pull out that win last night. Stang08 still
contends that the Aggies will lose 99 of 100 games to the Utes. Now that's
truly a LOL. Show a hint of humility. If that game last night was played in
Logan, the Aggies would've won by double digits. And if the same 2 teams
played 5 times this year, the Aggies would definitely win 3 of them.Even Kyle said after the game that he wasn't so sure the Utes deserved to
win that game. And neither were most of the people watching on TV. Getting
fortuitous calls from the refs (even the TV announcers said as much) and having
to count on a trick play to squeak out a win does NOT make you world beaters. If
anything, more people than before are now questioning how good the Utes actually
are. Last night's game was entertaining, but the way it was won was truly
not all that impressive. The Utes have a long ways to go if they expect to have
a winning season.
Utah fans did you get a look at USC last night? That was an ugly game against a
weak Hawaii team. 6-6 or even 7-5 is starting to look very doable for the Utes
with a return to post season. Always wishing the greatest success for both the
Utes and Aggies when they aren't lining up against my Cougs.
Good game to watch. Chuckie Keeton and Trevor Reilly are studs. A few others
were pretty impressive as well. The onside kick couldn't have been
executed any better for Utah. Not the same can be said for USU. The goal line
stand by USU should be embarrassing to any PAC-12 program. Utah's new
kicker showed signs of Louis Sakoda.The PAC homer on TV (Apadakas
opolis, or whatever his name is) made a telling observation in the 2nd half that
will likely be the downfall of the Utes in the PAC. He said something to the
effect that Utah SHOULD BE bigger, faster, stronger and Utah State should be the
ones worn out in the 2nd half, not the other way around. Not my words. His.And, what a clueless officiating crew. They made bad calls ON BOTH
SIDES, although I think some of the terrible calls hurt USU more. They had to
have a conference and decide which direction was up on almost everything they
called. They were definitely PAC-12 caliber officials (that's bad for
those without their head in the sand) even though I know they weren't from
the PAC.Entertaining game though.
"The better team doesn't always win."Ha ha! Worf, you and the other y "fans" have that one down pat--telling
yourself that for 8 of the last 11 years. You must be among the y "fans"
Bronco warned us about.
@Tators"We could feel you sweating it out clear up here in Cache
county.Since it took a lot of luck to beat a MWC team at home, the
Utes are in deep yogurt when it comes to their PAC games."It's really pathetic how some of you adopt "whoever Utah's
opponent is" as your team. After all, no real Utah State fan would
disrespect their own team that finished top 25 last year in order to try and
@Aggielove "Utah will still be in the bottom two of of the PAC-12. And usu
will win way more games. It's just a fact.Actually, that is
not a fact. The only fact we can work with right now is 30 points is more than
The Cougar motto for every loss they have ever had?worfMcallen, TXThe better team doesn't always win.Pathetic.
54-10 and a few other trolls are setting themselves up for a bigger than ever
fall on September 21st with all of that "2 best teams in the state" talk
after their luckier than ever win last night. I had the father of a player
on the Ute team tell me after the game that he's still not convinced that
the Aggies aren't better than Utah. He admitted that a couple of those 15
yard penalties that bailed out the Utes in 3rd and long situations were highly
questionable. The TV announcers also said as much. So now the trolls are
beating their chests as if they are world beaters and Chris B thinks he's
the world's greatest prognosticator... making him the actual LOL.
I think that Utah will beat BYU and the Cougs will also lose to USU in Logan.
If you look at the national stats right now, Travis Wilson has the 4th best QB
passer rating in the country and Chuckie Keeton is 3 places behind Wilson at #7.
Chris B is still quite the comedian. He says to write it down that the Utes
would crush the Aggies by 17 points and put them back in their "WAC"
place.And then what happens... the Utes win by the slimmest of margins
after being down by 9 points in the 2nd half and needing to resort to trick
plays and the leg of a kicker that Chris B didn't even know existed. You weren't even close in your prediction, Chris. The Utes were
extremely lucky to win. You and everybody watching the game knew it. We could
feel you sweating it out clear up here in Cache county. Since it
took a lot of luck to beat a MWC team at home, the Utes are in deep yogurt when
it comes to their PAC games.
Utah will still be in the bottom two of of the PAC-12And usu will win way
more games.It's just a fact.
re: worf"The better team doesn't always win."But, the better team scores more points... right!?
Duckhunter,I agree, our team has a lot of work to do. We were bad
in the red zone and on third downs just like last season. That has to improve
as does our o-line's run blocking. Our d-backs were bad and will get eaten
alive in the Pac 12. I've wondered since day one about the wisdom of
hiring Shah to coach the d-backs with no prior coaching experience at this
level. In short, we have work to do before we can effectively face our
conference opponents.As for York, I'm wondering the same thing,
but it was nice to see Williams (a local kid from Layton) do well.
Ok, I can't let this go. Ute fans talking about BYU only beating USU 6-3
last year. C'mon guys...BYUs defense didn't give up 400 yards to 1
player! Let alone nearly 500 total offense. The fact Utah's defense made
Chuckie look like Johnny Manzeil just states how much better BYUs defense is
than Utah's. As a Cougar fan, I'm certainly worried about our offense
and we need more than 6 points this year to beat the Aggies. But pointing to a
game where BYU completely SHUT DOWN Chuckie isn't a good example of how USU
will beat BYU. If the Aggies are going to beat BYU they will have to stop their
offense, because Chuckie isn't getting all those yards and success against
the defense from Provo. If BYUs offense hasn't improved, I can certainly
see USU having success, but they aren't going to run roughshod over BYUs
defense. Just sayin...that's reality. Congrats to Utah, but taking shots at
the team that actually shut down USU stating how "USU will smack them
down...blah blah" just isn't realistic.
@perfidemintrepidus:Yes we realize and can admit this was close to a
loss. Much different than the complete denial and excuse making that will
continue heading into Sept. 21st, after three actual losses by TDS (including a
blowout loss, that was still reasoned away that it coulda-shoulda-woulda gone
the Cougies way)! Some people never change...! lolGO UTES
@U 90I'm waiting for BYU to play before I make an assessment, I
need to actually see them first. My concerns for them are the o-line and the
corners, other than those 2 positions they should be solid, but of course I need
to see them first.And I don't make very many predictions, at
least not specific ones. I will tell you this, I expect BYU will be above .500
and play in a bowl game, I think utah will have a hard time doing the same
although I am not dismissing them from doing so. Winning the game last night was
a very big deal for utah on that front, there are not many, if any, guaranteed
wins on their schedule other than weber. I think they could lose every other
game they play, not saying they will just that they can, so they needed to win
that game, and they did.
Did anyone else notice (get annoyed) with the way the announcer pronounced
Great game last night. Both teams played well. Chuckie is the real deal, but
the U qb played great in the 2nd half. Just a simple observation is that USU
and BYU suffer from the same thing when playing the U. Stupid penalties!
Granted that the phantom crack-back penalties were a joke and the guy making a
play without a helmet was a joke too, but the late hits out of bounds are things
you can't do. Utah doesn't make those mental mistakes and
they won. Great job on a great game.
@ EdGrady"Are you kidding me? A Pac-12 team had to resort to an
onside kick at home to beat a MWC team? That's pathetic."What was the score of your game when you played USU last year on your
homefield? Oh yeah...it was 6-3. Baseball games are more entertaining than
that game was. Let's see what happens this year. Keeton is the real deal
as we found out last night and last year. USU is a great team and played a heck
of a game. Don't think for a second that USU is going to go easy on the
cougs in Romney Sadium. MWC is going to execute a smack-down on your cougars
duckhunter,I agree with your assessment for the most part.
Utah's defense has a long way to go especially in the secondary. I was
actually somewhat satisfied with the LBs considering they were chasing one of
the most elusive QBs in the country all night. For the most part USU had no run
game outside of Keaton.The thought the O-line was bad but Hans Olson
blamed most of the USU penetration in the the backfield on Utah RBs not picking
up the blitz. It was embarrassing that Utah couldn't punch it in the end
zone from the 2 yard line. What is your assessment of BYU. I think they will
struggle this year 7-5, 6-6.
Both teams defenses are pathetic, USU is Chuckie thats all. A real D will expose
So beyond the chest thumping and over the top rhetoric what do utah
"fans" really think about their team and that game?My
thoughts.utah's defense is not good. secondary is bad and the
LB's are worse. D-line was ok.wilson is improved. I thought he
made some nice throws when he had time, he wasn't nearly as good when he
was pressured.utah o-line is not good, at least not yet. Perhaps
they get better but they did not protect wilson well and they could not open a
hole on 3 straight plays from the 1. It was only the 1st game though.whittingham did what he had to do. Looking a loss in the face and his team not
performing well he called the onside, that was a bold/desperate call, and it
worked. Give him credit for it but I think it shows his desperation for the
season as well. He is very nervous about his team.I heard scott
broke his leg and is done for the season, that is a shame, but does anyone know
what happened to york? He didn't even play in the 2nd half.
@ BleedCougarBlue"Wow. The Utes struggle mightily against
USU?You guys are in for a long, loooong season....."
Do you realy think you're going to do any better against USU? LOL.
byu will be visiting in a very hostile environment in Romney Stadium where
Keeton is going to school you on how to play football. It will be hilarious!
Remember, your HOME game against USU was more like a baseball game score.
6-3...talk about squeaking out a win. I don't think you will be so
fortunate this year. That's right...almost forgot...you're gong to
win the national championship this year...uh-huh.
worfMcallen, TX"The better team doesn't always
win."Wow! Where'd you get that? The Big Book of Cliches?
Come back when you have something fresh and worth saying.
@worf "The better team doesn't always win"lucky for
you in 2013 the NCAA will add a new metric to the W-L standings. There will be
wins, losses, and games you did win but should have won. I'm sure BYU will
lead the nation in that category.
Shout out to the Aggies and Utes for providing an entertaining warmup act.Up next, the main attraction, BYU at Virginia!Go Cougars!
I loved hearing Whittingham's interview after the game. He is one class
act! I have never heard him disrespect an opponent, and it makes me proud to
have him leading the Utes. He gave props to a great Aggie team, which they
certainly deserved. The first game is in the books. Go Utes!!
The reality of the matter is that Utah came down in the fourth quarter and TOOK
that game. That was an offensive drive that ate up clock against a really good
defense, most of which was back from a top 10 in the country defense last year.
Spin it all you want, Cougies. Your game against USU won't be
so pretty or close. And neither will your game against us, either.
U played well and deserved the win. Good game. And in the event you
fall to the Y, don't worry... little bro will avenge U!
The better team doesn't always win.
Congrats to the Utes for pulling a victory from the jaws of defeat!!! My only
question is how many times did the MUSS rush the field? LOL Looking forward to
the game on the 21st. and playing USU in Logan!!! Only 6 points in the second
half is not going to win you many games especially in the PAC 12!!! Good luck
the rest of the way to both Utes and Aggies!!!Go Cougs!!!
I'm not impressed by either of these defenses. Hopefully this game is a
sign that Utah has improved but, with Gary Anderson gone I'm not sure
that's the case for much the same reason I expect Oregon to take a step
back. But, (1-0) is (1-0).
Utah pulled out a nail biter! Keeton and USU are a team to be reckoned with!
They will push all teams to the limit. Utah has its work cut out for it this
season, no doubt. Defense is sub par as expected, offensive line needs work.
They need to control the trenches and open holes. Whittingham needs to put
players on the field that will make plays. Karl Williams did it and deserves
playing time, and perhaps Troy McCormick or Dre'Vian Young in the
backfield. Need speed in the backfield. I believe they can fix
yesterday's game mistakes in the next two games before conference play
begins. However, I question Utah's defensive coaching approach. USU
looked more organized and stout in their defensive attack. Very aggressive.
Utah didn't. They reacted slowly to USU's offensive attack and
couldn't stop USU most of the game. Their offense is a TRUE no-huddle.
Utah's defense is not like it use to be...but hey, good victory for Utah!
This was a thoroughly enjoyable game to watch. Both Utah State & Utah should
be commended for not disappointing.For both teams the end result is
a good news, bad news situation. As expected Utah's offense looks improved,
with a much greater propensity for quick strike big plays...very much lacking
last year. Same with Utah State, Chuckie looks to be improved from how good he
was last year. Now the bad news. Utes, your defense gave up 300+ yards in the
FIRST HALF. USU was doing what they wanted, when they wanted for a large portion
of this game...that has to improve when the utes face much more potent offenses
than Utah State. Same goes for Utah state...two blown coverages and slow reads
by safeties to give up huge chunks of yards.In the end, I think both
of these teams are better offensively than last year, but the defenses looked
flat out awful...they will have to improve if these teams want success this
year. Congrats to Utah, gutsy call by KW and perfect execution on the onside
kick...thing of beauty.
We are going to demolish both of these teams. The only time they win is when
they luck into it.
Good game, congrats to the Utes, from a coug fan.
"We needed a cramp to stop him (Chuckie)"... Kalani Sitake"We
were lucky"... Trevor Riley"I'm not sure we deserved to win
this game"... Kyle Whittingham
Utah footballs continued success will certainly hinge on whether they can have
those same referees for the rest of the season. If you are in doubt watch the
replay and be amazed and astounded as were the announcers as to what game they
MiP"First ever college football game on Fox Sports 1."A fun little bit of trivia for the Utes almost 30 years after BYU and
Pittsburgh played the first ever nationally televised college football game on
Yep; the Utes are big-time now. The Ducks, Beavers, Trojans, Bruins, Wildcats,
Sun Devils and Cardinal are all likely thinking "there's a new bully in
town!" after watching this game. I think I remember Matt Leinart saying
something like "At least we didn't have to face Utah State!" during
one of USC's championship runs.Hey, Ute fans, a win's
better than the alternative. But this kind of win should also be a pretty
sobering reminder of your team's place in the pecking order. If you're
going to beat your chests about "earning" a Pac-12 invitation, you need
to beat USU at home by a couple of TD's at least. I see four more wins on
your schedule. Good luck.
A win is a win! Utah st has a good team they will go 9-3
I'm not sure us BYU fans have much room to talk here. Both teams looked
good in some areas and bad in others, but it was the first game. I see both
games against USU and Utah to be very similar. Keeton is amazing, and Wilson
ain't shabby either. BYU will have their hands full with both teams this
season, and with the USU game in Logan, that's going to be a very tough
game to win. I would say that since Utah is playing in Provo, we have the
advantage, but that hasn't mattered in recent years. Whit still has our
number. Fun football game last night. Congrats to the Utes for
pulling it out.
Pretty entertaining game. I give credit to Utah, they made plays down the
stretch. Having said that, this seems like a game where you say "a win is a
win." Meaning, the Aggies dominated much of the game, but penalties and
turnovers (including the onside kick) killed them. Keeton is a great QB, but the
Utes have some problems in the secondary and the O-line. I think the Utes will
be very lucky to get to 6 wins this year.
Watch for the fumble-rooski in overtime next week against Weber State.
re: Mike W Ditto. Allowing them to convert on the 3rd 13 that led to
that margin was aggravating. Lets put 5 defenders right at the sticks...
brilliant!?Utes need to run a few less dive plays and let Wilson
keep the ball on the zone read.re: BleedCougarBlueAh,
Cougar class. How I've missed it? Wait; How can you miss something that
Are you kidding me? A Pac-12 team had to resort to an onside kick at home to
beat a MWC team? That's pathetic.
Kicker did great. Karl Williams was a great spark that team needed. He should be
the go to runningback, coaches let him start the rest of the year. Best runner,
blocker,and receiver in the back field. Qb and defense step up when needed
also. Great win.
NewJersey says "Pac 12 refs. Gotta love em."Those were Big 12
Wac'd last year and almost McWc'd this year.17-14 at the
half and I know everyone of U were biting your nails and in anguish over what
had just happened. So funny to see U guys have to run through these emotions.Entertaining game. Congrats Utes, you pulled off a near miracle. When
Erickson was on the sidelines I thought he was going to have a stroke from the
look on his face.That onside kick was a mad desperation play and
luckily it changed the momentum of the game for U.Utes have far to
go. After all of the emotion that was spent last night look for a letdown. It U sually happens. LOLFox Sports 1 did a good job for
their first game. U guys did put on a good show for them.
Great game. Great win. Loved it and am glad both teams showed they could have
won it. I bet USU wished they hadn't gotten caught on their heels with the
onside kick. Great call Kyle! I wish a great year for USU, Utah and BYU.
Pac 12 refs. Gotta love em.
What a game. All props to an amazing opponent and the most entertainng QB to
ever come in to RES. Chuckie Keeton is amazing and the Aggies are going to blow
some people up this year. Congrats to our players of the game Travis Wilson,
Nate Orchard and Andy Phillips.
Fun game to be at. Aggies look to be a decent team. Keeton is unbelievable. I
truly believe the refs missed a few holding calls on the Aggies O-line. It
wasn't the tipping point by any stretch. The Utes had poise on offense.
Wilson was better than expected. Denham and Fitzgerald stepped up. The Utes
need better performance in the secondary and in the run game. Go UTES!!
Credit the Utes, they win in a close one.
Uteology"Utah State a TD after a 3rd and 16 holding no call, but
good teams find ways to win."As usual, you're blinded by
your crimson goggles. Why no mention of the bogus chop block called on Utah
State the play before that set up the 3rd and 16?If you're
going to whine about missed or blown calls, at least try to show a smidgeon of
Congrats to the U. Good win and a great way to start the year. I have to admit
I was rooting for USU if for nothing else to keep a certain poster quiet. But I
see he was circling to be the 1st poster. Let's have a great
year U of U. Other than BYU go Utes!
I believe we will be playing in the rose bowl for the NC, we are on course for a
Heisman Trophy winner along with many other awards this year. We are the Utes
and everyone else better watch out. We are on a roll!
U90"According to some, the Utes never win. The other team always
hands them the game on a silver platter. How convenient."Pot
calling the kettle black there - that's exactly what Utah fans were saying
after Utah State beat them last year.The "mighty" PAC 12
Utes barely squeaked past the lowly "WAC" Aggies, at home no less, after
giving up 20 unanswered points and trailing for much of the 2nd half.Giving credit where credit is due: A brilliantly excuted onsides kick was the
difference in the game. Kyle rolled the dice a couple of times and came up a
winner. The FG that sealed the win for Utah could have been a disaster if the
Aggies had blocked it and returned it for a touchdown.All in all an
exciting opening game for both teams. It's too bad the Utes are too chicken
to continue playing a home and home with the Agggies.
@worfMcallen, TXWow! A PAC 12 team struggles.Good
thing for 15 yard penalties, and trick plays.-------------Utah State a TD after a 3rd and 16 holding no call, but good teams find ways
to win. Is Utah a good team? Too early to tell, I'm hoping to see much
more improvement by the Oregon State game.The defense in particular
was horrendous, allowed 400 yards and 23 points with 11 minutes left in the 3rd.
And I'm thinking Utah gets routed. Then a brilliant onside
kick call (aka trick play) to steal all the momentum away from Utah State. The
rest of the game Utah's defense allowed only 85 yards and 3 points.Can the real Utah defense please stand up?
Shhh... listen... You can hear all the Utah State bandwagon fans in Provo jump
off.We better not play like this in the PAC-12 or USU better be a
top 25 team this year, they did play like one yesterday, otherwise we'll be
lucky to win 4 games.Go UTES!!
"We are in the PAC12 now and will win National Championships and Rose
Bowls"! However, you can only beat Utah st at home by 4. T thought Utah
would win 5, but I'm thinking less now. Weak!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Congrats to the Utes on a good win. It was fun watching the quarterback play
especially Chuckie Keeton. Special teams and penalties it what did the Aggies in
tonight. I could be the bitter fan who says "enjoy the win on your way to 4
or 5" but I really do hope that Utah does well this year with their tough
schedule and get to a bowl game. Now that this game is over I will be rooting
for Utah as well as Utah State and look forward to some good football being
played by both teams this year. Go Aggies!
Bleeding cougarChuckie will be a wonderful host in Logan I'm
sure to the cougs. Won't even be close. Great game, gutsy call
on the onside that changed the momentum and kept chuckie off the field. He is a
player for sure. Love all the ByU "fan" love too.Go Utes!
USU actually won....the ugly uniform contest. Those shades of gray and blue
clashed terribly. Other people I saw part of the game with said the same thing.
USU seemed back to their old ways. They seemed undisciplined too
often and played off of emotion, not smarts. They tried too hard to win early
and it gassed them. That is a new coach problem. With Keaton, he can't do
it all. This is an RGIII situation waiting to happen and Keaton will get hurt.
He's a good QB, but can't be expected to do it all. Fun
game, but I feel USU wasn't disciplined too often and Utah totally
We need a better DC hardly any blitzes, stunts or anything to pressure the
Chuckster, at times I thought I was watching Chucky camping out at a boy scout
jamboree.Kyle, once again, take back the D's play calling.
BleedCougarBlueEnid, OKWow. The Utes struggle mightily against
USU?You guys are in for a long, loooong season.....--------------Beats what BYU is gonna do against USU... which is
lose, and lose royally.Enjoy that.Bye now.
I seriously doubt Utah will see a bowl game after watching that game. Both
teams secondary d was pathetic. It took a trick play and MANY 15 yard penalties
to pull that rabbit out of that hat but a win is a win I guess. The game ball
should go to Utah's kicker.
toosmartforyouFarmington, UTUtah didn't win as must as
USU lost. Penalties against the Aggies kept two early scoring drives alive,----------Guess what pal? If USU didn't like keeping
those early drives alive, maybe they should cease making personal fouls. You act
like the players had no hand whatsoever in those penalties.Then
again, I wouldn't expect ANYTHING less than the same old "Utah
didn't win, so-and-so lost" routine.But hey, whatever lets
you sleep at night. After three straight losses to my "little brother"
I'd probably be making the same old tired excuses. We'll probably be
hearing that a lot from you this year.
So where are the usual USU fan's? No where to be seen, why? Because once
again their team couldn't back up their talk. The aggie fan's will
never forget this. Because I will never let them. Once again the Utes are
better then the aggies. I said USU get's a win once every 100 years. 98
to go until you beat them again.
First ever college football game on Fox Sports 1. Highly entertaining game.
Excellent play on both sides. Congrats Utes!Hoping Kenneth Scott can
recover quickly. Note to Chuckie Keeton---you need to be healthy. Without you, I
highly doubt the Aggies finish over 0.500. With you, another bowl trip is
assured.And boy, nothing like defying all the DN haters'
predictions to bring out the trolls!BleedCougarBlue, are implying
USU is a bad football team? That's odd. They finished ranked last season
and they've received lots of votes in the preseason polls. Further, how has
BYU faired against USU the last three years? Oh yeah, a loss, a miracle comeback
win, and a 6-3 victory. Simply put, I don't think you're giving the
Aggies enough credit for being a solid opponent. Yet. I'm guessing when
they play BYU later, assuming Chuckie K stays healthy, many Y 'fans'
who are downplaying the Aggies tonight will be singing a different tune and
talking about them like they are an integral part of BYU's "toughest
schedule ever" come October 4th.But we'll see.For tonight, the Ute fans get to enjoy some much needed bliss.
Andy Phillips. WOW! the guy had never played in a football game before. No high
school or nothing. He is a soccer goalie and world class skier. Phillips was
gigantic tonight. Utah could have used him at USU last year and Colorado the
year before. BYU could have used a kicker against Boise State and Utah last
year. With kickers and calls, football is a funny and disappointing
game when you lose. Utah earned the win tonight though. Too many aren't
giving enough credit to Utah for battling back and fighting hard when down. Utah
is a team that is young, injured, and way inexperienced. USU had 18 returning
starters and a big time star of a QB in Keeton. Look out BYU, he will light up
your secondary as well.I wish the Aggies well from here on out, but
Keeton goes, so does the winning percentage next year.
Can someone please tell Whitt that when you need a yard on 3rd and goal from the
one yard line to QB sneak it. I mean Utah outweighs USU on the line of scrimmage
by 30+ pounds per man. Travis Wilson is 6 foot 6 and 245 pounds. Please QB sneak
it. Going shotgun when you need a yard is overdone by Utah. And yes
I put it on Whitt not Erickson there. Ever since Kyle took over, rather it was
Ludwig, Chow, Johnson and now Erickson, Utah never QB sneaks it when it's
the most obvious way to gain a yard on a smaller and tired team in the second
half. The FG after the failure to punch it in 3 times from a yard
out only put Utah up 27-26. A TD would have been huge. For USU, Keeton coming
out on second down for cramps was big. There were a lot of plays that where
unusual. How about the helmet off rule. I get that for player safety but I
don't like the rule despite Utah benefiting from it. Player safety is
really important but the rules nowadays are changing the game way to much.
To BlledCougarBlue, Utah didn't struggle they beat a very good USU team!!!!
Great Game! Utah showed tremendous heart down nine in the third. Aggies you
have earned a lot of respect. This game used to be an easy victory for the boys
in red, now it is and will be a hard fought battle. Aggies you should win the
MW, unfortunately you start with the cadets of AF. Those boys are no pushover.
I predict you will be playing Fresno for the MW title. Now Utes go handle WS,
and then pull of the upset against the beavers! Utah starts 5-0, then has a
showdown with the Cardinal! Go Utes!
According to some, the Utes never win. The other team always hands them the
game on a silver platter. How convenient.
Chunky is the real deal!!! He is all over the ESPN news tonight! Here is a news
flash to all you Ute trash talkers the UTES beat a nationally ranked team! Be
careful cause what goes around comes around! Both Utah and USU played a fun and
exciting game!! Don't be so quick to judge you haven't even seen your
Where's Sammy, Eddie, Tom in CA Duck and all the other Y fans that had to
live vicarously through USU (since USU actually beat the Utes once this decade,
unlike their ownmid mid major Indy team). You were really bold with you
predictions of USU trouncing Utah, why hide like scared little children after
being proven wrong? You've been served. Enjoy Tulsa; that' must be
where you are; I suspect you'll be there late on Sept. 21 as well. Your
silence is deafing; too funny. Great game Aggies. Go Utes.
@BleedCougarBlue, that USU team is very good. Their QB is the real deal. Your
Cougars will be in for all they can handle when they travel up to Logan. The
Aggie defense is strong, and if you have any questions about Keeton, just look
at his stats from last year, and from tonight's game. BYU will be
hard-pressed to win that game up in Logan.
@ toosmartforyou"Utah didn't win as must as USU
lost"Spoken like a true BYU fan! It must be frustrating losing
to Utah every year!"Penalties against the Aggies kept two early
scoring drives alive, a missed PAT and then receivers on an on-side kick that
stood there like their feet were planted in either concrete or quick sand. Add
to that the old Aggie special----play not to lose instead of keeping up the heat
and playing to win. Once old MO has switched teams, it's pretty tough to
get him back onto your side"Sounds like excuses to me! Utah made
the plays when it counts and as a result!....A WIN! Do you see how that works?
Bleed Couger Blue.... BYU will not beat Utah State this year, I'm fairly
certain of that..
@ worf"Wow! A PAC 12 team struggles.Good thing for
15 yard penalties, and trick plays"Hey worf, remember the last
time BYU made a trip up to Logan? Remind me again what the results were in that
game?.......Oh that's right! BYU lost 31-16. The Aggies will be hungry when
the Cougies come to town. Good luck with that!
Bronko wouldn't make the same calls Kyle made to jump start his team.
That's what makes Kyle a PAC 12 coach!
Will be interesting to see how many days it will be before the Des News writes a
story about SUU knocking of a FBS school this evening.
I'm not sure if I admire you Utah fans for your persistence on these
message boards or pity you for your obsession of degrading everything to do with
BYU. This is especially strange when this article has nothing to do with the
Cougars and is posted on perhaps the most conservative media source in the
State. All of you look for justifications as to why your team did not win this
game easily; after all you were just playing an "inferior conference"
opponent. Do any of you realize that this game was very close to being a loss? I
suppose that the fanatical Utah followers will never change. It's too bad
that USU lost the game, but I guess it is good for the ever-so-mighty Pac-12
Utes to squeak out one of their wins at home because the rest of the games down
the road will not come so easily.
Best 2 teams in the state played tonight and the Utes won - barely. Good luck Utah State the rest of the way.
Nice win for the Utes. Have to give props to USU giving us all we could handle,
they have a good team. Its nice to see the cocky ute haters on these boards
being force-fed their own words.LOLGO UTES!!
Gosh just trick plays and yard pendalties. Only reason they won. We would
donimate PAC 11-1
Well, CO Ute, I have watched Utah and BYU play every season since 1969 and Utah
a couple seasons in the mid-sixties. I'm an old high school
football official and I have a fair knowledge of the game. That being said,
there are times when a team is better than they play (they have a let-down) and
times they play over their heads. Some teams are great (like Utah when they
defeated Alabama in the Sugar Bowl and the 1984 Cougars) and some are average or
below. All teams go in cycles; up and down. Some are almost always down. But
there are times when your own mistakes are costly. Mental mistakes are huge.
Missing a field goal that wasn't blocked, hitting out-of-bounds, jumping
off-sides many times in the same game, etc are examples. We've witnessed
all of these at Utah and BYU. USU is the one who shot themselves in
the foot; Utah was more poised. That doesn't mean either the victory
wasn't deserved or domination by the victor. Don't lump
me in with everyone else and I won't do that to you, ok?
Lot of y "fans" falling off the Aggie bandwagon tonight. (Looking at
Thanks for your comment TooSmartForYou! Good thing you brought up
USU's 0-1 record. By your logic 1 win Utah is better than winless BYU so
I'll take that admission.Give Kyle credit though. Who thought an
onside kick was coming?
Where are all the haters who said the Utes didn't have a chance? Proud of
how the utes came out and played.
I hope BYU beats both teams, but this was a pretty entertaining game. Both
QB's looked pretty good. The on side kick was a thing of beauty and a
stroke of genius. Good luck to all teams this year.
Wow. The Utes struggle mightily against USU?You guys are in for a
long, loooong season.....Go Cougars!!!!!
Utah State was a top 25 team last year that retained its' best player. The
idea of a narrow Utah win really isn't a bad thing for the team by any
stretch (they were 3.5pt favorites after all and won by 4).
@too smart for youWhy is it that (some) Cougar fans constantly blame
a team for losing the game instead of giving credit to the team that executed
the on side kick successfully. Heard the same thing a couple of years ago after
the 54-10 debacle in Provo. At least you didn't blame the ref's for
making obvious calls on USU.
Great win for the UTES...but I personally became a huge fan of Chuckie Keeton
tonight. Here's hoping that the AGGIES win the rest of their games. GO
UTES AND AGGIES!!!!!!
My comment 8/19/13There You Go Again Saint George, UT"...The game 8/29 will be a true test for USU.They will
not sneak up on the UTES this year.They will be facing a highly
motivated UTAH team.They are favored to win.They are
ranked.They have a Heisman Candidate at QB.The game is
at UTAH.The game has all the makings of a trap game for
USU...".The game turned out to be a trap game for USU.As long as Keeton says healthy, USU will be competitive in every game they
play this year.Good Luck to the Aggies the rest of the way.As Coach Whitt said after the game..."...We are a very average
team...we have a long way to go...".An impressive interview,
after the game with Fitzgerald, the humble young man who took Scott's the
injured receivers place.Stay humble UTAH and work continue to work
hard to get better TOGETHER.
Nice win for the Utes. @worf ... your bitterness tastes delicious.
Amazing how these two fan bases have the commonality of bashing the Cougars and
claiming the best quarterback in the state is from a school that is 0-1. Wait
until after all the intersectional games are over.Utah didn't
win as must as USU lost. Penalties against the Aggies kept two early scoring
drives alive, a missed PAT and then receivers on an on-side kick that stood
there like their feet were planted in either concrete or quick sand. Add to
that the old Aggie special----play not to lose instead of keeping up the heat
and playing to win. Once old MO has switched teams, it's pretty tough to
get him back onto your side.As far as being an entertaining game, I
thought it really was and I thought it could have easily gone either way. I
though USU was going to win until their offense play calling went into the deep
freeze. Hopefully they will avoid that in the future (shades of Auburn).The PAC 12 dodged a bullet tonight, for sure. They looked pretty
mediocre most of the game. But they found a way to win.....congratulations.
That ain't how I had it scripted. But, a win is a win, right?! Wow.
Great game for Orchard and Reilly. Good game for Wilson. Great game for
Philips. My heart can start beating again any time now.
worf,What did you expect? The line for this game was only a couple
points... it's not like Utah's predicted to be beating down the doors
for the national championship, and if you hadn't been paying attention the
last 12 months, the QB for Utah State is pretty good and can light up just about
any defense.You also realize the late 1st half TD by Utah State was
greatly aided by a missed holding call on the 3rd and long play by Keaton?
Funny you don't mention that.Good showing by Utah, I thought
they were going to fold down 23-14, but the defense came up with some big stops,
and the coaches made some good calls including the onside kick. Utah State will
be fine and I look forward to them playing BYU again.
GoRed . . . you nailed it. The Aggies are going to shred BYU's secondary.
I think that this game showed that USU maybe is not as good as advertised. They
seemed to be especially gased at the end and playing on the road caused them
issues with momentum. I guess now it all comes down to the 21st and then
whenever BYU plays USU (Friday in October?) . That will determine who owns the
Thanks Worf. Good luck this weekend! VA was ranked #86 at the end of the
season...Utah State #19...(Sagarin). Also thanks for the critique of the
officials. I think Kyle would like you to officiate next years game if
you're available.Let us know.
Great game, Utes! Utah State is excellent, and Keeton is the real deal.@worfYour Cougars should be scared. The Aggies are going to
crush you guys.
Chuckie Keeton is the best quarterback in the state. I've said before that
USU will be a greater challenge than BYU. Keeton proves the point.Nice composure by the Utes to get back in and win. I thought USU went
conservative too early. Where was the advertised "up tempo" offense for
the Utes? You know you're running it 3 times at the goal line.
Didn't make it? Pop back up, set, go!
Congratulations to both teams on a very entertaining game and (for me) the right
team won. I think USU will do very well and make a bowl game this year. As for
the Utes, this makes one down and five to go for a bowl game.Chuckie
rocks and was glad to see our defense get a couple of stops late in the game.
Wilson looked confident running Utah's offense and looks to be ready for a
big improvement this year. Hopefully Kenneth Scott is OK, would be a shame to
lose our best receiver in the first game.
Wow! A PAC 12 team struggles.Good thing for 15 yard penalties, and
UTES Win!!!Congrats to the team! Congrats to Travis Wilson, Carl
Williams, Nate Orchard, Andy Phillips and all the guys who EARNED this win.Bye-Bye, Chuckie. Thanks for playin'!
Winning team(Utah)Losing team(usu)Winning team(Utah)Losing team(usu)Aggies, I told you so!I told you so!
Chris B was right!