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Published: Tuesday, Oct. 1 2013 8:55 a.m. MDT

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Tators
Hyrum, UT

It would be nice if these 2 schools become the new in-state rivalry for several reasons:

1) They are the only 2 in-state schools to have qualified for and played in post-season bowl games since 2011.

2) They are the only 2 main in-state schools to finish the most recent season with winning records.

3) They have both finished recent years ranked higher nationally than the other bigger in-state school.

4) USU doesn't have negative fans who are totally obsessed with all things BYU.

5) Their fans who post on-line regularly, by and large, have much more class than those of the other bigger in-state school.

WA_Alum&Dad
Marysville, WA

Peavler says "Yes, BYU's most-hated rival is and always will be Utah." I don't agree. Max hates them for the way the Ute fans treated his family. But any "hate" most BYU fans I have gone to school with and known for 30+ years feel/express is a result of how Uteville types act. If they would just go away and be content in their new reality, most of us could not be happier. But they can't even seem to do that.

Living deep in PAC territory, the clear impression I get is that with the exception of Washington State fans, no one has really even noticed Utah is there.

Tators
Hyrum, UT

And one more thing, Chris B...

Colorado is literally the only school in the PAC12 who who might even remotely consider U as a potential rival. LOL.

evansrichdm
west jordan , UT

I like the USU vs BYU it does not seem to be filled with as much hate has the Utah vs BYU. I always cheer for USU until they play BYU. There is a good amount of respect I beleive on both sides when it come to USU and BYU. I bleed blue, but I msut say that USU has the best QB in the state.

GO BYU you will have you hands full this Friday.

ekute
Layton, UT

And as the Utes continue Onward And Upward the "fans" will continue to hate us even more. lol.

ekute
Layton, UT

I doubt the Aggies want to be rivals after watching byu's "fan" and player's behavior towards Utah.

Ifel Of'a-sofa
Alpine, Utah

ekute... onward and upward? really? I am glad we are not on that trend then... LOL

Tators
Hyrum, UT

@ ekute:

We don't hate or envy U guys at all. Most of us actually think you're quite hilarious with so many of your U posts on all things BYU and USU... even articles that have absolutely nothing to do with U... such as this one. Your continued obsession, even after the in-state games are done for the season, is something we marvel at... in a sad sort of way.

You are right about one thing, though... Utah has no where else to go in their conference except upward... after being a cellar dweller contender since joining the league and never once beating a conference team with a winning record. We obviously don't hate you for that. In fact, it actually makes us smile, especially after all the arrogance certain U fans continue showing online.

dbrbmw
Orem, UT

Go to any home U game. Alll the fans there di is talk about BYU non stop. This is the truth. This makes BYU much more relevant than the U as a lst place PAC 12 team.

Veritas Aequitas
Fruit Heights, UT

How can USU be BYU's rival when we all know that BYU's main rival is Chris B?

CornAggie
Lincoln, NE

I always find it a bit amusing that BYU fans don’t consider USU a rival…I mean we’ve only played each other for nearly 100 years. I am a USU alum and grew up in Cache Valley and would love for my Aggies to beat BYU this Friday night but I also understand a little bit why BYU fans are so neutral towards Utah State as we just haven’t beat them consistently over the past 20 years. However, I see and feel that this has been changing with the past 3 games between the schools. 2010 in Logan we win handily, 2011 in Provo BYU gets last second touchdown to win, 2012 defensive battle that BYU wins on a lapse in concentration by the Aggies before halftime.

Utah State is entering a new era of football excellence and both Utah and BYU should not get passive or overlook the Aggies or they will regret it.

Aggies win Friday night 34-21…Go Big Blue! (the real blue)

Veritas Aequitas
Fruit Heights, UT

ekute

Layton, UT

And as the Utes continue Onward And Upward the "fans" will continue to hate us even more. lol.
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Just curious, when you write "lol", do you really "laugh out loud"?

ekute
Layton, UT

I laugh out load quite often. What's the point of you're question?

Tators
Hyrum, UT

@ CornAggie:

Don't let a few BYU fans fool you. Many of us BYU fans relish our rivalry with USU more than the other rivalry we have. The games are almost always close and competitive. And like you said, they have been playing each other for about a century. I respect the Aggies a lot, and always pull for them... except for when they play BYU.
I graduated from BYU, but sent both of my boys to USU after obtaining academic scholarships. It really is a great school.

One other thing I like about USU... their online fans are by and large much more classy than the online fans of the other school BYU has a rivalry with.

Y Grad / Y Dad
Richland, WA

I have tremendous respect for Utah State because of their dealings with BYU when we first embarked on independence. I respect the progress USU has made in their football program recently, as well as the strength they have developed over the years in basketball.

If it is possible to respect your rival, then YES, I hope to be rivals with Utah State for years to come. I am thrilled that BYU has respected the USU football team with a 1-1 arrangement, and if it wasn't for the October conference tradition, I would love to see this game take the traditional Rivalry weekend position, and the team on the hill can rejoice in playing Colorado forever more.

BYU fans may not have the heightened awareness that normally comes with a rivalry, but I guarantee you that the players are approaching this game like you would approach a coiled rattlesnake - with tremendous caution and respect for the risk they are facing Friday.

Wiscougarfan
River Falls, WI

A BYU/USU rivalry wasn't even a possibility until recently because USU was one of the worst programs in college football. That is no longer true and if they keep winning I see a great rivalry blooming. USU fans are pretty classy and if their basketball fans are any indication, there is the potential for them to have real fans (i.e. 12th man on the field, sold out games). If USU's success go the way of Anderson and Co. and they revert back to a low-level MWC team I see Boise State emerging instead as a rival for the Cougs.

MyPerspective
Salt Lake City, UT

Yes, absolutely...USU is byu's main rival. Who else does byu have? No one.

The bigger question is whether USU considers byu to be their rival. I would say the answer is a resounding, NO!

USU has their own rivals and definitely in the driver's seat for whether they hold a high enough regard for byu to consider them a rival. We all know that the days of byu's 2 for 1 deals are long gone.

Go Aggies!

Tomahawk Red
North Salt Lake, UT

dbrbmw
Orem, UT
Go to any home U game. Alll the fans there di is talk about BYU non stop. This is the truth.

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Ha ha ha ha!

What a laugh.

Made up and weak.

STILL mad that Utah got the Pac 12 invite I see.

LOL

WA_Alum&Dad
Marysville, WA

It's always rich when Ute trolls throw the "bad behavior" card against BYU fans. Never seen it, in decades of attending BYU home games, and plenty of road games (admittedly never to RES. Will never step foot in that stadium after what's happened to people I care about there).

Some BYU fans hate Utah for how their fans, and sometimes their players and coaches act. But it sure seems like a good percentage of Ute fans hate BYU for what it is, and hate on BYU fans for who they are. And "good" Ute fans who allow that stuff to happen in their name or try to justify that behavior are either sympathizers . . . or cowards.

ekute
Layton, UT

sofa,

Just so you know, I've been an Aggie admirer as long as I've been a Ute fan. I remember the Hipple and Olsen years. Go Aggies.

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