The defense's were bad by the way. That is not a good sign for either team.
Fans better hope it was just first game issues but to me they just looked like
they weren't very good.
@stgIt wasn't a myth. The pac12 changed its rule about only
pac12 officials a year ago under immense pressure from every other conference in
college football. The fact is that pac12 refs have been awful for several years
and other teams were sick of putting up with their sub par, and homerish, calls.
But that is in the past and this was a big 12 crew and personally I
thought they did a decent job. There were some bad calls and no calls both
directions and taking the time at the end to get the helmet knocked off call and
clock correct was a high point for them. At least they were willing to correct
the clock keepers "mistake". Funny how clock issues always seem to
benefit home teams, are clock keepers hired by the university?
Utah has the scoreboard and better special teams. Utah State had the better
offence, the better defense, and had more stupid penalties. I know my Aggie can
get better. Kudos to the Ute’s they won. Go Utes and Go Aggies!!!!
Big Skies,Uh yeah, they did.More than 400 yards of
offense begs to differ with you.
Someone answer this for me. Did the aggies choke? I think they did but someone
Big Skies,You're right the officials totally gift wrapped the
game for Utah. Like the hold in the USU backfield on 3rd and 15 but was never
called and the drive resulted in an Aggie score. I see exactly what you mean
about poor officiating.
Excellent summary, DrUte. This was a wildly entertaining game and as the
announcers commented, a great game with which to usher in the FOX Sports
Network. Thanks for a great game Utes and Aggies!
@Chris B"Utah will handle usu like the WAC team they are.Utah 30usu 17And it won't really even be that
closeMark it Down!"Yeah, you we're right.....
@ BigSkies"The difference wasn't the onside kick, it was
the officiating. Pure and simple. The Utes absolutely didn't earn this
victory. It was a insulting gift from the PAC 10 refs"What game
did you watch? If you were watching the same game the rest of were watching. The
onside kick was the game changing moment in favor of the Utes. Take a look at
the game stats. The stats favor the Aggies but not by much. The game could have
gone either way. The onside kick turned the momentum of the game and USU never
scored after that. Also, don't act like BYU fans and start
blaming the officiating for your loss. There were bad calls on both teams! Utah
won because they made more plays or made plays when they needed to. Pure and
simple! Utah deserved that hard fought victory! Lastly, those were not Pac-12
officials that called the game. They were Big 12 officials! Go Utes!
Big Sky, they were Big XII officials (puts the myth to bed that the PAC only
takes PAC officials for ALL non-conference games), and games are decided by
players making plays. When they play outside the rules of the game, officials
have to step in, as they did tonight. Give credit where it's due,
don't be disrespectful.
USU is a MWC Team, in case you missed that, and a better one than Utah was when
they were in that conference. Be careful about throwing stones, Chris B,
it's very early in the season to be crowing the way you are. We'll
see if Utah goes to a bowl or not this year.....I'm thinking they
won't.....but we'll see.
Nice comment BigSkies!However the officiating crew was from the Big 12!
What about the missed holding call when Chuck lost his shoe?
Not to add insult to injury, but there appear to be tough times ahead for USU -
just googled their 2013 roster & they lose something like 22 seniors after
this 2013 season, three from the O line as well as several of their key
defensive players.Just an observation, not a negative comment -- all
teams have to deal with reality.So next year's USU team will be
significantly different. Chuckie is a junior this year, but it remains to be
seen how they deal with this huge player departure. My bet is that
several of the sophs & juniors will get some significant playing time as the
season progresses, & especially if the competition wanes.Utah
did that with Wilson last year, and his 179 rating this evening says that was a
pretty good strategic move.Sadly apparently we lost Scott for the
season tonight, but kudos to Fitzgerald, who showed his Senior merit as a
trustworthy possession receiver and valued replacement.A successful
initial game, time to learn from the experience and get ready for Weber
State.Utah is back on a winning track, and hopefully will improve
every week. A gutsy, hard fought win. Thx guys.
Well it seems that the aggie trolls has gone. maybe they can't post while
they get a taste of the LONG drive back to logan. It was a nail biter for sure
with lots of choice words when the utes couldn't seem to contain Keeton
despite the entire game plan keying on him. He is a superb dynamic player and
hats off to him. However he shows us where we are going to struggle this season
as the pac 12 has plenty of QB talent. I was glad that Wilson came out and
performed the best he has ever been. Our running game was terrible for the
first half and we got stuffed way too many times. However it was a W and I
think the monkey is off the utes back. Weber will be a much needed polishing
up game. I hope scott comes back soon. Orchard was a BEAST! Reilly was awesome
but the D underperformed. Can't wait for the next big test OSU. GO UTES!!
The difference wasn't the onside kick, it was the officiating. Pure and
simple. The Utes absolutely didn't earn this victory. It was a insulting
gift from the PAC 10 refs.
Where are all my aggie friends who told me I would be wrong?Where
are you guys?Being a good Pac 12 team is way better than being a
good WAC team.But you'll just have to trust me!
I was right.Aggie fans were wrong