Brad Rock: Utes win the battle, but Ags closer to winning their war


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  • Mike Johnson Stafford, VA
    Sept. 3, 2013 7:49 p.m.

    The concept is simple. Utah has a tougher schedule in the Pac-12 than USU has in the MWC. That is about all I got out of Brad's article. But, we already knew that.

    Now, Utah probably would have beaten Oregon State this week--but then again, Big Sky Eastern Washington beat the Beavers. I imagine Eastern Washington and Weber State will have another competitive game this year, so Utah better watch out for the Wildcats.

  • jbohn Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 2, 2013 9:10 p.m.

    When homers write articles about their rivals......

  • NightOwlAmerica SALEM, OR
    Aug. 31, 2013 6:27 p.m.

    Down under
    Salt Lake City, UT said:

    "CB is still going on about winning but he fails to understand is that a WAC team nearly took you to the shed. If this game would have been on the road or in a neutral site Utah would have lost. So much for the Mighty PAC dominating the lowly WAC. Utah will still finish the season in the basement of the PAC."

    Are there any real BYU fans here? The same team nearly took the Cougars to the shed last season. Yet you were gleefully here celebrating how you beat USU. So much for BYU dominating as you said "the lowly WAC."

  • sammyg Springville, UT
    Aug. 31, 2013 4:08 p.m.


    The Utes want to win their TWO regular season "bowl" games this year.

    That is all. LOL

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    Aug. 31, 2013 3:23 p.m.


    You "can't believe" I'm actually asking for a utah "fan", any utah "fan", to state utah's goals? Like I said, it appears they have already attained them, there is nothing left to reach for, at least not anything realistic. Sad.

  • WACPaddingOurSchedule pocatello, ID
    Aug. 31, 2013 10:13 a.m.

    Highland, UT
    @u 90

    Did utah already achieve its "goal" with its pac12 invite and now that they are there that is all there is to it or do they actually aspire to be something?

    The only ridiculous thing here was your post and attempt to dodge the question. Maybe you just don't have an answer? Or are all utah's goals already met?


    I can't believe you are actually saying this. Perhaps you feel better about another teams goals, rather than the lump of excuses that IS BYU football.
    If your goal is to sign prearranged sub par bowl agreements, mission accomplished.
    If your goal is to continue a tradition of losing to ranked teams, mission accomplished.
    Losing to Utah, mission accomplished.

  • DrUte Woods Cross, UT
    Aug. 31, 2013 10:09 a.m.

    Let's load up Rocco with more good news for USU, so they can be "closer to their goal":

    In checking the USU 2013 roster on line we see 22 seniors departing after this season, including Doughty, DeMartino, Caveman Williams, VanLeewen, Tialavea, and if I was able to successfully do a quick scan during the telecast, something like six of their 11 offensive starters, including three from the O line front.

    Pretty clear indication if USU doesn't "hit their goal" this year, it's going to be tough sledding next year.

    What say Rocco, is there grist for your mill here?

    --- Makes you wonder if Rocco may want to reassess his 'goal line stand".....

    Here's a line of logic --- So if you can't beat Utah with your current lineup of seniors, and (no doubt about it) Utah is definitely stronger this year in their rebuilding, & projects even stronger next year based on the current commits showing this year plus existing commits on the team who are in the pipeline, Good Luck next year.

    L O L!!!

  • WACPaddingOurSchedule pocatello, ID
    Aug. 31, 2013 10:04 a.m.

    Idaho Falls, ID
    Good luck winning in the Pac-12 with gimmicks.


    Good luck masquerading as an elite program. Nobody outside of Provo cares about a WAC legacy.

  • sammyg Springville, UT
    Aug. 31, 2013 8:17 a.m.

    As Ute arrogance rises so does insensitivities to these baiting articles. LOL

    Nothing like a Rock article hitting a raw nerve.

    The insecure rantings of Ute fans, entertainment at its best.

    USU could very well be the MWC champs in their inaugural season.

    Utes??? Uh, well, uh, closer to a 3-9 or 4-8 season than they were 36 hours ago.

    Ah heck, let's declare the Utes this year's NC contender.

    Where's 'NCUteXXXX' when you need him?

  • cougar76 Raleigh, NC
    Aug. 31, 2013 7:29 a.m.

    myperspective, What hurts is you don't know for sure that we are wrong.

  • cougar76 Raleigh, NC
    Aug. 31, 2013 7:25 a.m.

    If Keeton runs three plays inside the 10, USU scores a touchdown and probably wins the game. But, Keeton cramped up, the backup QB came in and ran two obvious running plays, and USU settled for a fieldgoal. Kyle said it, right now u are only an average football team. But cheer up. This win might get you into a bowl game.

  • Uteology East Salt Lake City, Utah
    Aug. 30, 2013 11:59 p.m.

    Down under
    Salt Lake City, UT

    CB is still going on about winning but he fails to understand is that a WAC team nearly took you to the shed.


    How so? Biggest lead anytime during the game was 11 points: Utah 14 USU 3.

    This is the same fan-base that thinks the better team was the one that was taken to the shed 54-10 at home.

  • Uteology East Salt Lake City, Utah
    Aug. 30, 2013 11:28 p.m.

    "But the Utes defense was often frozen or missing when Keeton tucked and ran — which was early and often. In fact, the Aggies appeared less scared and better prepared." -- Rock

    True until the Utah finally showed up, after trailing 14-23 at the 11:52 mark of the 3rd Qtr we dominated according to stats:

    * USU ~85 yards and 3 points
    * Utah ~200 yards and 16 points

    Utah was anything but impressive but those stats give me hope that we can get better. Next test is Oregon State.

    Go UTES!!

  • ekute Layton, UT
    Aug. 30, 2013 7:06 p.m.

    Ever heard of bitter losers that incessantly try to validate themselves by jealously bagging on their big brother, since they can't beat him?...Now you have.

  • ekute Layton, UT
    Aug. 30, 2013 6:06 p.m.


    Utah's goal right now is to beat Weber State. Call me a week from tomorrow so I can tell you what their new goal will be. duh!

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    Aug. 30, 2013 6:01 p.m.

    Ever heard of bitter winners? Now you have.


  • MyPerspective Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 30, 2013 5:59 p.m.

    Down under

    "CB is still going on about winning but he fails to understand is that a WAC team nearly took you to the shed. If this game would have been on the road or in a neutral site Utah would have lost. So much for the Mighty PAC dominating the lowly WAC. Utah will still finish the season in the basement of the PAC."

    The only thing factual about your comment is that the Pac is, in fact, "Mighty." The WAC is gone and USU is a very dangerous team...just like last year. Speaking of last year, byu put up a whopping 6 point against the Aggies. Big accomplishment. You and your cronies are doing a lot of talking for a team that has yet to play USU or even their first game of 2013.

    As for the "basement of the Pac," we would much rather be there than associated with the glorified high school that is byu.

  • LCBSoCal Northridge, CA
    Aug. 30, 2013 5:07 p.m.

    That may be the dumbest article I've ever read on college football in the State of Utah. USU, although they lost, will do better than Utah will in USU's weaker conference. Therefore, they are the ones who really ought to be celebrating today.


  • Down under Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 30, 2013 4:47 p.m.

    CB is still going on about winning but he fails to understand is that a WAC team nearly took you to the shed. If this game would have been on the road or in a neutral site Utah would have lost. So much for the Mighty PAC dominating the lowly WAC. Utah will still finish the season in the basement of the PAC.

  • MyPerspective Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 30, 2013 4:14 p.m.

    Truth Machine:
    You people are insufferable. USU returned the 2nd most experience of any program in the country from a very successful season and byu fans (yes, byu fans) are on this article making a case for USU being the better team. Seriously?? I might expect something like that from Aggies (though frankly they have more class than that) but byu fans using USU in an attempt to diminish what the Utes accomplished is pathetic. Pathetic...pretty well sums up the glorified high school that is byu and its jealous fan base.

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    Aug. 30, 2013 4:09 p.m.

    @u 90

    But my post was completely on topic. This had nothing to do with BYU, Rock's article was about which team was in better position to achieve what they have set out to do and he rightfully pointed out usu is that team.

    My question was a real one by the way, what are utah's goals? utah "fans" like to mock BYU fans over their stated goals for their program but what are utah's? Everyone's "goal" is to win games but what does utah want to achieve overall this season and long term? Whay are utah "fans", and for that matter whittingham, so afraid to state their goals? Is it a fear of falling short if they set them high or is it an acknowledgement that they know they cannot reach them?

    Did utah already achieve its "goal" with its pac12 invite and now that they are there that is all there is to it or do they actually aspire to be something?

    The only ridiculous thing here was your post and attempt to dodge the question. Maybe you just don't have an answer? Or are all utah's goals already met?

    Aug. 30, 2013 3:49 p.m.

    Oh yeah....no one thought "candy cane" about stripe the stadium keep swinging...

    Aug. 30, 2013 3:45 p.m.

    Is this guy for real. I usually read the Trib but came over to see what was being said and and found Monson lite with a bigger chip. State has Boise, San Diego and Air Force to contend with and the team I saw last night will be lucky to win 2 of the three. Get a life....

    Aug. 30, 2013 3:23 p.m.

    Since when has yardage gained ever been more important than efficiency? Drew Brees threw for over 5,000 yards and 34 TDs in one season, and 4,300 yards and 34 TDs in the next. Based on your theory, he was more successful in missing the playoffs, completing 5% fewer passes and throwing 6 more INTs than he was as a Super Bowl MVP because his 2008 yardage blew away his 2009 yardage.

    Keeton looked great, but he turned the ball over, failed to convert when he needed to, and lost. Wilson DIDN'T turn the ball over, CONVERTED when he needed to, and WON.

    YARDAGE doesn't matter. WINNING matters. Get over it.

  • Samurai Jake Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 30, 2013 3:11 p.m.


    Why speak of goals, when pretty much the only "goal" you should be worried about...is having your TDS cougies earn a W on Sept. 21st? U 90 is spot on. Quit worrying about non-issues such as Quest For Perfection; Tradition, Spirit, Honor (they forgot Integrity and Humility); and "National Championship this year" (straight out of Bishop Mendenhall's mouth). Start focusing on simple things, such as beating your first opponent, and more importantly, beating your Big Brother to the North, the University of Utah. Start there, and then everything you say won't be considered pure gibberish and smack talk. GO UTES

  • Silent Lurker Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Aug. 30, 2013 3:01 p.m.

    @deep blue
    After last night's loss I doubt that USU could win five games with Utah's schedule this year. Winning against weak teams may make a team look good in the win loss column but everyone knows a fraud when they see it ( aka. BYU and USU) The smart money next week takes AFA over USU.
    Like I said in the first sentence the only stat that really counts is the scoreboard. Utah owns USU again.

  • U 90 Corona, CA
    Aug. 30, 2013 2:40 p.m.


    It's not that complicated. Utah's goals are to win games. So far, so good 1-0.

    Maybe you can worry about what BYU's goals are this year; questing for perfection, putting nifty slogans on the back of their jerseys or on t-shirts, preparing for Anae 3.0 in 2016, not going 3-9 against an irrelevant football program.

    Quit trying to stir the pot.... Your posts are ridiculous most of the time and oh so easy to shut down.

  • Thriller Saint George, UT
    Aug. 30, 2013 2:28 p.m.

    @Silent Lurker- You took the words almost right out of my mouth. The Heisman Trophy contender had 12 more passing yards than Wilson did but it took him 12 more attempts and 14 more completions to get those 12 yards. Both had 2 TDs and 0 INTs as you mentioned. I give Chuckie credit for passing the eye test better than Wilson; he is so much more fluid and looks more in command but that does not necessarily translate into a winning QB or a winning team as evidenced by last night's game. Chuckie is a better runner and that makes him dangerous but Wilson showed he can run when he needs to. A 3 yard run on 3rd-and-1 to ice the game > 80 yards and a touchdown in a losing effort.

    @DeepBlue- More IS more

    @Truth- Since when is yardage gained MORE important than the final score?

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    Aug. 30, 2013 2:10 p.m.

    rock definately got the utah "fans" in a huff LOL!

    His point is solid, usu is in much better position to achieve their goals than utah is, providing utah's goals aren't just to not get embarrassed.

    So what are utah's goals?

    Are they small like finishing .500 so they can go to a bowl game? Or are they bigger than that like winning the pac12 south? Or are they bigger still like going to the rose bowl or even the playoffs?

    If the ute's goals are on the small end, and based on the last 2 years they probably should be, then they might be almost as close to achieving them as usu is to achieving their's. But if utah's goals are larger then they are far from them, they might NEVER achieve them.

    I wonder what utah's "goals" really are? Maybe someone can enlighten me?

  • Truth Machine Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 30, 2013 1:28 p.m.


    Since when is efficiency MORE important than actual yardage gained?

    Are you really going to argue that a half-back that came into a game and threw one pass for 30 yards and a TD had a better game passing than a QB who completed 20 of 30 passes for 250 yards and 2 TDs simply because the half-back was more "efficient"?

    Are you really going to argue that a QB who scrambled for one long 50-yard gain and only took one sack for a five yard loss had a better game rushing than a running back who rushed 20 times for 120 yards simply because the QB was more "efficient"?

    If you can legitimately argue those points, then we'll accept your argument that efficiency trumps actual yardage.

  • MyPerspective Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 30, 2013 1:00 p.m.

    DeepBlue: Wrong. As Silent Lurker correctly notes, USU's pass efficiency was well below Utahs's. I think they had more plays as well which makes their rush efficiency less as well. I don't think your assertion of being outplayed is worth much. The results are on the scoreboard.

    I suppose your definition of being outplayed is what Mendenhall had in mind when he said the "better team lost" in 2010...then 2011 came along. End of story! LOL!

    byu will have their hands full in Logan. GO AGGIES!

  • UteMiguel Go Utes, CA
    Aug. 30, 2013 12:52 p.m.

    That's how you prove you're the better team-- by winning the game. You sound like the BCS bowl committee when you ignore on-field results and rely instead on personal opinions.

  • DeepBlue Anaheim, CA
    Aug. 30, 2013 12:11 p.m.

    Silent Lurker

    More is more.

    USU > Utah
    314 > 302 passing
    173 > 148 rushing
    487 > 450 total

    It wasn't by much, but Utah State outplayed U in every offensive category except points scored.

    The Utes won the game, but they didn't prove they are the better team. That will be determined by results for the entire season.

  • DeepBlue Anaheim, CA
    Aug. 30, 2013 11:54 a.m.


    "you'll just have to trust us that fighting for a Pac 12 title is infinitely better."

    When have the Utes ever "fought" for a PAC 12 title?

    Splitting one-for-one in the annual pillow fight in the Rockies doesn't make U a conference title contender, in fact, at 4-5 in 2011, 3-6 in 2012, and 7-11 overall, you haven't finished above 8th in the conference, let alone been in contention for a title.

    Before declaring yourself a title contender you might want to try beating at least one PAC team with a winning record first.

    The Aggies will win their first MWC title long before the Utes even sniff a PAC title.

    Mark it Down!

  • Silent Lurker Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Aug. 30, 2013 11:45 a.m.

    So Utah was out played by Utah State Huh? Perhaps someone should remind Brad that the point of the game is to win. (30-26 Utah)Ut.St's highly touted Heisman candidate QB passed for exactly 12 more yards than Utahs unheralded soph. QB. The Aggie offence produced 37 more yards than the Utes. The Utes averaged 10.8 yards per pass compared to 7.9 for the aggies. The aggies rushed for 25 more yards than the Utes. Both QB's passed for two touchdowns. Special teams and kicking and penalties all favored the Utes. Yep, sure looks like the aggies were a dominate team. Maybe when they clean up the penalties and fix the kicking game they will be a good team. Bottom line is the aggies were out coached and out played and scored by as better team.

  • Mormon Ute Kaysville, UT
    Aug. 30, 2013 11:16 a.m.

    Brad Rock gets paid to stir the pot and ask tough questions. As a fan, I get to be happy for a win in tough game. I'm happy to see our offense and defense each improve as the game wore on. I do have some concerns, but I know the players and coaches will work on the weak spots. To my fellow Ute fans, don't let Rock get under your skin. That's what he's trying to do and you're letting him do it.

  • Danish American Payson, UT
    Aug. 30, 2013 10:24 a.m.

    It looks like Erickson was a good hire for the Utes. The offense was somewhat better than I expected. They would make a good team in the MWC but I don't think unless things really change they will do well in the PAC 10 + 2.

  • Christopher B Ogden, UT
    Aug. 30, 2013 10:03 a.m.

    notice the title:

    "THEIR" war

    Not "the" war

    Yes, aggies are closer to a WAC 2.0 championship than Utah is to a Pac 12 championship.

    And having done both, you'll just have to trust us that fighting for a Pac 12 title is infinitely better.

    But again, since you don't you, you'll just have to trust us!

    Go Utes!

    Good luck in your WAC 2.0 title pursuit!


  • Utefan4Lyf West Jordan, UT
    Aug. 30, 2013 10:03 a.m.

    What hype do Ute fans have to buy into this year? We've been told we're underdogs in almost every game we play. Ute fans are stoked about a win last night and hopeful for a lot more in the future. Isn't that what a fan is supposed to be?

  • Tom in CA Vallejo, CA
    Aug. 30, 2013 9:57 a.m.

    I will cede one thing:

    utah has a place kicker.

  • Snack PAC Olympus Cove, Utah
    Aug. 30, 2013 9:48 a.m.

    Christoph b

    "Well a WAC 2.0 championship is not exactly the same thing as a Pac 12 title."

    How would U know?

    The Utes only won two conference championships during 37 years in the WAC, and have never even sniffed a PAC championship, and may not, for decades.

    For all their talk, the Utes are struggling just to keep pace with the Aggies.

  • Mildred in Fillmore Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 30, 2013 9:38 a.m.

    The Cougs will dominate the Independant conference this year.

  • SoonerUte Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 30, 2013 9:04 a.m.

    Brad Rock says "Another addition was Utah’s first-ever “stripe the stadium” promotion. Fans were urged dress in red or white, according to seating sections. Not necessarily the image a football team wants — candy cane."

    Really Rock? That's one of your criticisms of the game? You sound like a troll in the comments section. (For some reason) You're paid as a sportswriter for a newspaper. Readers expect intelligent, insightful observations. You're falling short.

  • Malihini Northern, UT
    Aug. 30, 2013 8:58 a.m.

    Football fans in the state of Utah need to own up and realize that neither of these teams are all that good. Fans have bought into the preseason hype and they should objectively see that these are two mediocre teams that will do nothing on a national level. USU had their run last year but this year they have just lost too much. That's the way it goes with developing programs, they don't have the depth to reload every year. Utah is a program that is way overhyped with their fans flying the Pac-12 banner as they cry for respect. But the fact is, they have done nothing in the Pac-12 and it looks like they will not do much this year. Again, they may have a "special" year every so often, but not this year.

    The bottom line is that as much as fans from this state hate to admit it, their college football teams are what they are....fun to watch for the locals but nothing special on a national level.

  • EdGrady Idaho Falls, ID
    Aug. 30, 2013 8:44 a.m.

    Good luck winning in the Pac-12 with gimmicks.

  • Chuckleberry SANDY, UT
    Aug. 30, 2013 8:41 a.m.

    Brad is right on... but perhaps not as critical as he could have been in one crucial area - the glaring difference in quarterback play.

    Wilson was very lucky on a few of his completions. He delivered some of his throws while falling backwards, even with no defender in his face, and his mechanics were very, very poor. Its hard to believe they can't either coach an improvement in his technique or insert a quarterback with more promise. His numbers were better than his skillset.

    Keeton, on the other hand looks like the real deal. He has a quick delivery and great touch on his throws - not to mention his tremendous footwork and feel for the game. If he had not been hampered by his foot cramps (or whatever his injury was}, the game may have turned out differently.

    The Aggies have a star quarterback. The Utes were lucky to win with theirs.

  • Christoph b Salt lake, UT
    Aug. 30, 2013 8:25 a.m.

    Well a WAC 2.0 championship is not exactly the same thing as a Pac 12 title.

    We won!

    Like I said we would

  • UtahDodgerFan Bountiful, UT
    Aug. 30, 2013 8:19 a.m.

    Sounds like the Rock Monster and Chuckie have a Bronco/Riley Nelson relationship. Could you be any more negative towards the Utes Brad? I thought media was supposed to be impartial...try re-writing this article and have it on my desk in the morning

  • carolinacoug Durham, NC
    Aug. 30, 2013 8:13 a.m.

    I didn't watch the game, but all I needed to see was one thing: the Utes won. And, that's the bottom line. A win is a win. From a BYU fan's perspective, I'm expecting tough games from both of these teams, just like last year.

  • iron&clay RIVERTON, UT
    Aug. 30, 2013 8:04 a.m.

    A fake kick-off to catch up on the scoreboard with the dominating 300+ yard offense in 1st half by USU.

    Ute fans are questioning their team again?

  • Hawk Littleton, CO
    Aug. 30, 2013 7:38 a.m.

    Wow, Rock shook the hornets nest with this article. Nervous, utes? A bit sensitive, aren't we? His point is valid -- the product USU put on the field last night has a much better shot at competing in the MWC than the utes have in the PAC. Why should that be so surprising or maddening to ute fans? Nothing the national media hasn't been stating for weeks. Yeah, utah's passing yardage was better and Wilson threw the ball well. But if not for Reilly and Orchard finally stepping up at key moments and a great on-sides kick, that would have been a VERY embarrassing loss for the utes and the PAC. Sheesh, take a deep breath, fellas....

  • Tom in CA Vallejo, CA
    Aug. 30, 2013 7:23 a.m.

    Good article Brad Rock. The analysis of both teams was spot on. But for the one on-side-kick trick play that happened to work out for the kicking team, Utah State wins this one.

  • Cats Somewhere in Time, UT
    Aug. 30, 2013 7:07 a.m.

    The Utes were really lucky to win that one. The Aggies are clearly the better team.

  • 2020 Herriman, UT
    Aug. 30, 2013 7:07 a.m.

    No question Utah still has to get better. But last night was a quality win against a quality opponent. USU has a senior QB with a lot of experience, their entire O-line, including a center on the outland trophy watch list, back from last year, and a head coach who was with the program last year. Anybody that thinks that a bunch of returning players that were well-coached can't carry that over to the next season, under a new head coach, needs to look no further than the beginning of the Gary Crowton era. I am still worried about the utes getting bowl eligible. But not because they won't be a quality football team, but because they play one of the toughest schedules in the country this year.

  • Stang08 Southern, UT
    Aug. 30, 2013 1:34 a.m.

    Once again the aggies lose. This season will be a long one for Logan. That's a fact.

  • U 90 Corona, CA
    Aug. 30, 2013 1:25 a.m.


    You seem to be a glass half empty kinda guy tonight. The Utes did gain 125 more yards and scored 10 more points than last year vs. the Aggies. The defense could also improve in 2013 with the return of Blechen and the Miami transfer Gionni Paul. Maybe those things will factor in to one of your future stories.

  • stonewall Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Aug. 30, 2013 1:22 a.m.

    Another article very lacking in any sort of realistic perspective by Brad Rock. First of all, since when did 450 yards of total offense and 30 points against a top-25 statistical defense returning most of its starters become a disappointing showing? Not to mention Utah just had its first 250-yard passing game since 2010. In what ways is that not an improvement by Erickson, particularly for a first game? Secondly, Utah St is a VERY good team. Frankly, I think they're good enough to beat half of the PAC-12. They probably should have beat Utah tonight too. But for some timely penalties and a gutsy and well-executed onside kick, they probably would have. Credit to the Utes for getting it done, but do not go to sleep on the Aggies. Both teams looked better than last year in my opinion.

    As with many columnists in Utah, it seems the only way Rock knows how to produce any sort of commentary is by being glass half-empty on all things sports-related in Utah. A little research and perspective go a long way, Brad

  • Rock Of The Marne Phoenix, AZ
    Aug. 30, 2013 12:39 a.m.

    Surprise surprise, another Debbie Downer article about the Utes from Brad Rock, it's almost a given. Brad, in case you didn't notice, Utah won. Did the Utes play poorly in some facets of the game, yes, but scoreboard still says they won. I know it's painful for you Brad. You know what is going to be even more painful for you? When the Utes hand you're Cougars their fourth straight loss to the Utes. Go Utes!

  • MyPerspective Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 30, 2013 12:27 a.m.

    "Although the Utes won, the prevailing mood was that even in losing, USU is closer than Utah to its goal."

    Says who, Rock? You? So let me get this straight...Utah loses, you bag on the Utes. Utah wins, you bag on them anyway. Yep, you must work for the Deseret News.

    "Prevailing mood??" Based on what?

  • Ironmomo Ogden, Utah
    Aug. 29, 2013 11:47 p.m.

    "Saturday’s 30-26 win over Utah State"???
    What happened to my Friday? Am I in the Twilight Zone?

  • UteMiguel Go Utes, CA
    Aug. 29, 2013 11:34 p.m.

    "who combined for 399 yards alone." Combined with himself? This writing needs work. The article also fails to give enough credit to USU. Utah beat a very good team tonight. A team that won 11 games last year and has likely improved this year (although it is too early to tell). I watched enough of USC-Hawaii tonight to form an opinion that the Aggies have a very good shot to beat the Trojans.

    Utah has a lot of things to work on, but I'm pleased with Wilson's development in the offseason. I think they had more big yardage pass plays this game alone than all of last season.

  • Ernest T. Bass Bountiful, UT
    Aug. 29, 2013 11:31 p.m.

    Chuckie is the best USU QB in more than a generation. The game isn't close with they typical USU QB.