Another big BYU-USU game — this time, Aggies are favored


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  • poyman Lincoln City, OR
    Oct. 5, 2013 11:37 p.m.


    DN needs a thumbs down mechanism... If they did, 90% of your comments wouldn't even show up after about 8 views... Lose the vile... take out your frustration on some PAC12 teams that you guys are incapable of beating... Play some more Weber Colleges... But get away from the emotion...This is exactly what Max was talking about and oh my, was he ever accurate.

  • Stang08 Southern, UT
    Oct. 4, 2013 11:42 p.m.

    Irnmomo and all aggie fan's

    Who won the game? Who won the game? Who won the game? I don't think the aggie came close. I believe I am now 3-0 with my predictions this season.

  • WA_Alum&Dad Marysville, WA
    Oct. 4, 2013 10:48 p.m.

    Vindication. SCOREBOARD.

    Hopefully now that the in-state games are over and UU has had their yearly bowl game, the utie trolls can go talk smack on their precious PAC opponents' fan boards. Yeah, like that's gonna happen . . .

  • BlueNtheFace Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    Oct. 4, 2013 10:01 p.m.

    Did anyone notice that BYU is so relevant to the big, bad, PAC-12 Utah Utes that Ute fans can't stay away from any of the BYU stories?

    Rent free in your heads. Thanks.

    Go Cougars!!

  • Jenny83 Logan, UT
    Oct. 4, 2013 9:32 p.m.

    Did anyone notice that BYU hasn't beaten UTAH in a very long time!

  • Y Grad Pumping Gas Beaver, UT
    Oct. 4, 2013 5:47 p.m.

    @Y Grad / Y Dad
    "A pretty pathetic cross section of BYU haters."

    I agree, I hate haters.

  • bradleyc Layton, UT
    Oct. 4, 2013 5:21 p.m.

    Um.. did anyone notice that Texas is 3 and 1. Pretty good start for them. Did anyone notice the half dozen turnovers Utah was offering up at their game last night. Tonight will be hard fought and close. BYU by 14.

  • Stang08 Southern, UT
    Oct. 4, 2013 5:19 p.m.

    Clearly no one reads. I said I doubt the aggies were favored in that game. As in, I knew they were going to lose and so did everyone else.

    @Go Big Blue

    Fact: You lost to UofU even though you said you'd win.
    Fact: You lost to USC. And I believe you said you'd win that one.
    Fact: BYU is better than USU. How much better, I don't know, but they are. As far as Ifel Of-a sofa is concerned I didn't watch that game because as stated many many times before. I'm not a Ute fan unless they are beating USU or in a bowl. So I don't care if they won/lost the game.

  • esodije ALBUQUERQUE, NM
    Oct. 4, 2013 5:03 p.m.

    If talking smack were smoking crack, we'd all be arrested and compelled to surrender our temple recommends; eventually the game has to be played and things must be settled on the field. However, for all the folks who think that Pac-12 membership must inexorably translate to perpetual athletic superiority over a lowly independent/member of the WCC, how is it that BYU's basketball program is on the rise, whereas the U is still stuck in the muck of its recent mediocrity, Pac-12 or no? The answer is, of course, that BYU's basketball team is, and will be, no more "perpetually" superior to the U than the latter's football team will be to BYU.

  • 54-10 Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 4, 2013 4:42 p.m.

    Marysville, WA

    Need a tissue? Nothing wrong with a fan liking the Utes and the Aggies and NOT the Cougars. Therefore, I'll post on any article I would like to post on.

  • Itchy Lehi, UT
    Oct. 4, 2013 4:16 p.m.

    I can't wait to watch the battle for second best football team in the state. Hopefully it will be an exciting, close game. Good luck to both teams!

  • BYUSU Wellsville, UT
    Oct. 4, 2013 4:04 p.m.

    This is the one game I cheer for both teams. May the best team win.

    Go BYU!!!!!

    Go USU!!!!!

  • WA_Alum&Dad Marysville, WA
    Oct. 4, 2013 3:57 p.m.


    Or maybe you should stop posting on articles that have nothing to do with you.

    You need a different hobby.

  • WA_Alum&Dad Marysville, WA
    Oct. 4, 2013 3:53 p.m.

    Last night and this morning on about three articles on the UU-UCLA game there were lots of BYU fans who gave props to the way Utah played, even though they lost. And yet here on the first page of comments, the first three, and nearly half of the 20 comments are posted by Ute "fans" on an article that does not involve them at all.

    You guys talk all the time about BYU's growing irrelevance, but you can't give up the obsession. Max was right.

  • perfidemintrepidus Riverton, UT
    Oct. 4, 2013 3:38 p.m.

    Maybe all of you consider this to be crazy, but I am not convinced that Utah or Utah State are better than BYU. Each school has their stronger aspects, but one game does not dictate the overall superiority (or lack thereof) when we consider the entire season. The great thing about good in-state rivalries is that either team has a good chance of winning based on emotional control and physical execution. There are way too many trolls on these boards, but I guess that is what is expected after the U lost last night and the only way they feel a little better is if BYU loses as well. I expect BYU to win tomorrow just as I expected them to beat Texas! Some Cougar fans do not have any confidence in the team and should maybe change colors.

  • eastcoastcoug Danbury, CT
    Oct. 4, 2013 3:08 p.m.

    So who will Bronco fire after tonight??

  • LoveTheKittens The Middle Of, UT
    Oct. 4, 2013 2:23 p.m.

    @South Jordan, UT

    'Please stop the negativity! It's absolutely sickening!'

    With all sincerity, maybe you should not read the comments.

  • Alterego Harrisville, UT
    Oct. 4, 2013 2:03 p.m.

    If the utes and aggies were playing this weekend, the aggies would be favored.

  • 54-10 Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 4, 2013 1:45 p.m.

    Aggies have a better team and will hopefully win this one -----


  • Aggie238 Logan, UT
    Oct. 4, 2013 1:25 p.m.

    @ Tators

    Out of concern for Williams, I hope it's not the same team doctor who cleared Riley Nelson to play with a cracked vertebra last year...

    That said, here's hoping for a great game and an Aggie win tonight!

  • Utehaterforlife West Valley, UT
    Oct. 4, 2013 12:43 p.m.

    Its all good for Utah to be in the Pac 12, they are the doormat of the league. You know that most teams look past them, because they are looking forward to playing the better team the week after.

  • BlackDiamond Provo, UT
    Oct. 4, 2013 11:37 a.m.

    The difference between BYU fans and Ute fans. We BYU know that our team is not the greatest in the world and we work with what we have. Ute fans think that just because they are in the Pac12 that they are going to be like BYU and win a National Champion.

  • Go Big Blue!!! Bountiful, UT
    Oct. 4, 2013 10:00 a.m.

    Don't even try to use facts with Strange. He never lets actual facts interfere with his hatred of all things USU.

  • Mildred in Fillmore Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 4, 2013 9:09 a.m.

    We should easily defeat our little brother Utah State. They don't get as good of recruits as we do.

  • Tilka PORTLAND, OR
    Oct. 4, 2013 8:58 a.m.

    Interesting that the Des News is still buying into the miscommunication from the coaches line that caused Taysom's injury. They called the running play and then realized that it was a mistake after the team was set. It was a coaching blunder.

  • Ifel Of'a-sofa Alpine, Utah
    Oct. 4, 2013 7:41 a.m.

    correct Ironmomo... stang is wrong again.

    How was the game last night stang?

    I am for renaming RES "Pick City"

  • goforit Provo, UT
    Oct. 4, 2013 7:21 a.m.

    Neither team is that good. Utah you say how bad BYU is yet in the last three years they are your best win each year. That's pretty bad. Your in the pac 12 but the B division seeing how the best three teams are in the North division. If you put UCLA, ASU and USC in the north it would be division A and Division Z.

    BYU you are headed down look at the roster. There isn't much on defense after the juniors and seniors. Can you really expect to be really good when in a couple of years you only have two legit players William and Kearsley on offense, and Kaufusi on defense.

    Quit cutting each other down because it only makes you look worse than you really are.

    USU wins tonight. Better Quarterback and better offensive line the rest is close. Both Utes and Cougars might have losing records this year when was the last time that happened.

  • Pipes Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 4, 2013 6:17 a.m.

    USU should be favored. They have a more balanced offense and are playing at home. Should be a fun game. BYU's strength (Defense) against USU's strength (Chuckie). Hoping for an EPIC game!
    Go Cougars!

  • ClarkHippo Tooele, UT
    Oct. 3, 2013 10:01 p.m.


    The reason for the negativity is simple. Even after their two undefeated seasons, even after making it into the PAC 12, even after having coaches like Urban Meyer coach their team, Ute fans know they're still second banana to BYU.

    There are many Ute fans still bitter about BYU's great QB factory of the 70's, 80's and early 90's and they refuse to let it go.

  • Ironmomo Ogden, Utah
    Oct. 3, 2013 9:56 p.m.

    Again Stang, you're wrong. USU was never favored in that game, at least not by any reliable odds makers that I'm aware of. If fact I think USU covered the spread.

  • Y Grad / Y Dad Richland, WA
    Oct. 3, 2013 9:37 p.m.

    A pretty pathetic cross section of BYU haters.

  • Stang08 Southern, UT
    Oct. 3, 2013 8:17 p.m.

    It's rare that you see the Aggies favored in this game. But they were favored in the Ute game and look what happend then. Were they favored in the USC game? Not likely.

  • Hugh G. Hater Swat Lake City, UT
    Oct. 3, 2013 8:11 p.m.

    But BYU is still fully invested.

  • Steven S Jarvis Orem, UT
    Oct. 3, 2013 7:53 p.m.


    Seriously? If you are going to attempt talking smack make it good and believable.

    BYU has had more national relevance than Utah since Wittingham and Bronco became head coaches. BYU has been ranked more. BYU has had bigger wins save the Sugar Bowl victory the Utes had over Alabama. Even this year BYU has had the more relevant win with its victory over Texas than the Utes biggest story when they defeated Weber State. Why on earth did the win over Weber State get more national coverage than the other two wins Utah has had is beyond me.

    Utah has to do something other than beat USU or BYU to be noticed on the national stage. They have to win a game against UCLA tonight or beat a team that finishes with a winning conference record. Utah has yet to prove its relevant in its conference let alone on a national stage.

  • BYUalum South Jordan, UT
    Oct. 3, 2013 7:36 p.m.

    Please stop the negativity! It's absolutely sickening!

  • Ken Sandy, UT
    Oct. 3, 2013 7:23 p.m.

    Tators, it must feel pretty negative living as a fan of a team who hasn't done anything noteworthy on the natinoal stage in 20 years.

    And hasn't done anything with its current coach to suggest anything is in its future.

  • Steven S Jarvis Orem, UT
    Oct. 3, 2013 7:08 p.m.

    Its a shame USU and BYU both lost to Utah this year. Utah State especially so since they are the best overall team in the state. I will not be surprised by any result tomorrow. USU could win this one handily if BYU turns the ball over like they did last week. BYU could dominate if they throw like they did last week and run like they have all year. Williams unfortunate injury was the deciding factor in the Cougars loss to Utah. Hoffman's absence was the difference in the Virginia loss.

    I predict a low scoring affair 13-10 in the Cougars favor. These two teams are so evenly matched, I only see BYU having a distinct advantage in one category--special teams. That is where I expect BYU will have the best chance tomorrow.

    I am going to enjoy tonight's game. It snowed in West Jordan today. Utes have a legit chance to finally get a win against a good team in the PAC. Good luck Utah! Good luck tomorrow BYU.

  • Tators Hyrum, UT
    Oct. 3, 2013 7:01 p.m.

    @ utah< BYU< USU:

    Your comment doesn't say nearly as much about the Cougars as it does about your current ignorance of in-state college football. Try harder to keep up.

  • Tators Hyrum, UT
    Oct. 3, 2013 6:55 p.m.

    @ Where is Hadley:

    You must not think too highly of the Utes if you think BYU is third and sinking... and considering how the Utes barely beat BYU by single digits after the game went right to the end with BYU gaining more yardage and getting more first downs. BYU has improved since then. There is no evidence that Utah has.

    And also considering how most people feel that the Aggies outplayed the Utes in their close came in SLC (again with more yardage, first downs and time of possession). Also, USU is currently ranked better than Utah by USA today and the Sagarin ratings. Therefore, it's much more likely that the true current order is: #1 Aggies, #2 BYU #3 Utah and #4 Weber.

  • Tators Hyrum, UT
    Oct. 3, 2013 6:44 p.m.

    @ 54-10:

    Anyone who has ever read at least several of your comments knows that you are not so much for the Aggies as you are against the Cougars. One of Chris B's little group of minions who always hate anything BYU. It must feel pretty negataive to always live with that kind of hatred.

  • Tators Hyrum, UT
    Oct. 3, 2013 6:39 p.m.

    @ Sambonethegreat:

    It's extremely doubtful that you have much knowledge concerning how bad;y William's stinger was. Some are not nearly as bad as others. As such, some players are fine after a few days and others may take several weeks. It's nice that you are so concerned. But please know that there is a qualified sports team doctor who closely monitors the progress of injuries for each player who has any, and won't release anyone to play until that player is physically ready.

    I've known Bronco for sometime and he has always kept the welfare of his players above the desire for winning. It's your insinuation of Bronco being reckless that is actually what is reckless. You are just shooting from the hip.

  • Cletus from Coalville Coalville, UT
    Oct. 3, 2013 6:39 p.m.

    We dominated Byu and Weber and the utah aggies and that means the utah aggies will dominate byu because we dominated the utah aggies and weber to.

    Go Utes!

  • Utah > usu > byu Salt Lake, UT
    Oct. 3, 2013 6:21 p.m.

    CougarSunDevil, what does that say about your cougars?

  • CougarSunDevil Phoenix, AZ
    Oct. 3, 2013 5:57 p.m.

    Hey "Utah > usu > byu"

    You forgot the last part of the equation.


    At least I respect the other school enough to capitalize it, more than I can say for most fans.

  • 54-10 Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 3, 2013 4:51 p.m.

    As far as this Ute is concerned - Friday night we are all Aggies.

    Go State.

  • cdchttrtn meridian, idaho
    Oct. 3, 2013 4:41 p.m.

    Yes!!!!Utah State should be favored. They will be better prepared and better coached than BYU. The Cougars just don't put in the time.

  • Sambonethegreat Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 3, 2013 4:40 p.m.

    Why on earth would Bronco even consider having Williams play after a concussion and a spinal stinger in the Utah game?!?! That smacks of recklessness in my opinion. Recovering from a stinger takes more than a couple of weeks.

    Hope the kid doesn't get injured.

  • Utah > usu > byu Salt Lake, UT
    Oct. 3, 2013 4:31 p.m.

    All ute fans are in support of the aggies this weekend. And I know aggies support Utah as we battle ucla.

  • Where is Hadley? Salt Lake, UT
    Oct. 3, 2013 4:29 p.m.

    That makes sense. Utah state has clearly shown they are the second best program in the state the last few years. Byu is third, but weber is gaining. Or more correctly, byu is sinking.