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Published: Saturday, Oct. 12 2013 10:50 p.m. MDT

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Hawk
Littleton, CO

Hard to understand how since the loss of Chuckie Keeton, the USU defense seems to be in disarray. They lost a lot more than just a QB -- they obviously lost their leader and the heart and soul of their team....

Ironmomo
Southern, UT

In order for a defense to excell they need to be able to rest. You can't have an offense go 3 and out time after time after time and expect your defense to come back into the game with no break. The offense has to be able to move the ball down field and use the clock up, so the defense gets a chance to recover.

SLC BYU Fan
Salt Lake City, UT

The real loss for Utah State wasn't 8 days ago when Chuckie Keaton went down against BYU, but 10 months ago when former head coach Gary Andersen decided to take the job at Wisconsin. Aggie boosters seriously need to pony up more $$$ if they desire to keep a coach who knows how to win in Logan, and if there's any hope of ever seeing the level of brand support enjoyed by BYU or Utah. Utah State winning the MWC in year one of membership? With the loss of coach andersen, I'm not sure what gave Aggie faithful such a far fetched idea.

Stang08
Southern, UT

@Ironmomo

Good excuse for the beatdown. But that's all it is, an excuse. Correct me if I'm wrong but I believe I am 4-0 with my predictions. I love being at the top. How does it feel to be at the bottom?

New to Utah
PAYSON, UT

Boise State has a very good team. Chris Petersen had his Broncos ready. The final score is no indication of how Boise State took it to the Aggies. Chris Petersen does not pile on, he is a top five coach. As I watched this game the athleticism and desire of BSU really impressed me. BYU is going to have its hands full in a few weeks when Petersen and team come to Provo.

Hegdehog
Bountiful, UT

@Ironmomo
"In order for a defense to excell they need to be able to rest. You can't have an offense go 3 and out time after time after time and expect your defense to come back into the game with no break. The offense has to be able to move the ball down field and use the clock up, so the defense gets a chance to recover."

Didn't BYU's defense last season have that problem with their offense and in particular Logan High product Riley Nelson? He was worse than just going 3 and out. He frequently turned the ball over deep in his own end and put his defense in 1st and goal situations (go watch the Youtube video of BYU's goal line stand vs Boise St last year. Riveting).

BYU's defense stood tall and proud last season despite the terrible QB play. I don't buy the excuse that losing Keeton has caused the defense to lose thier heart. That's a lame excuse.

Mad Martigan
SLC, UT

I don't think Ironmo was making an excuse, merely stating facts. Fact of the matter is, USU has a good, not great defense. BYU had a great defense last year that was capable of taking over the game. USU doesn't have that. Most any defense that has to support an offense that has five three and outs to start a half will get gassed. USU needs an offense for the defense to be great. USU is still trying to find its offensive identity since Chuckie Keeton went out for the year. Losing GA to Wisconsin was a big blow for USU, but I doubt GA does much better in a stretch where you lose your starting QB, RB, LG, and TE. Chuckie was the heart of the team. I'm confident in the direction of the program and think USU has 3-4 more wins in them this season.

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