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Published: Wednesday, Oct. 16 2013 2:34 p.m. MDT

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Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Frankly I'm embarrassed I used to get excited for games with New Mexico, UNLV, San Diego, Wyoming. The MWC is a bad bad league. Their best team(Boise) even got manhandled by the 4th best team in the Pac 12 Washington.

RSLfanalways
West Valley, UT

I think ChrisyBu forgot about Fresno State that is also in the MWC. They are only ranked 17th in the nation but atleast we have his comment to reflect upon.

Sambonethegreat
Salt Lake City, UT

Ags will make the postseason despite the injuries. Yes, we got outscored badly in the last two games, but they were two of the hardest opponents on the schedule. Any experienced and established team will make a team that lacks depth in key areas look weaker. The Ags have improved that area in the last few years, but they are a couple years away from being fully there.

As for the schedule:

New Mexico — Very one dimensional. Poor match-up against Aggie D, too. Our new QB should get his bearings and we win by a touchdown. The bye will help a lot.

Hawaii — Just awful this year. Win easily.

UNLV — While seemingly improved, their victories have been close and the Rebels don't have the defensive depth we have. We can win a close one, and then we get a bye.

CSU — We get them at home, and our QB should be well prepared because of the bye. Close win.

Wyoming — Shootout, toss-up.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

RSL,

I do apologize. 1 ranked team. Talk about murderers row. And yes, I am so happy we left the bad MWC behind.

Christine B. Hedgefog
Salt Lake City, UT

"Frankly I'm embarrassed"

Enough said. You should be.

RSLfanalways
West Valley, UT

Look at what happened to BYU, Ute's and TCU when were apart of the MWC, they were good, but after these teams left the MWC they all went downhill. PAC 12 is a better conference, but the Ute's were a better team and funner to watch in the MWC.
2004 #4 Utah
2005 #11 TCU
2006 #16 BYU
2007 #14 BYU
2008 #2 Utah
2009 #6 TCU
2010 #2 TCU
2011 #14 TCU
2012 #18 Boise State

TJ
Eagle Mountain, UT

Yes, USU has been outscored in the last 7 quarters since Keeton was injured. But their opponents were BYU and BSU. Both very good teams who have been scoring a lot of points the last few weeks. They don't play another team as good as either of those two and they still have a very good defense. I am thinking they will win 4 more games and be bowling.

worf
Mcallen, TX

A very good defense, and an improving average offense will lead to a bowl game.

Utah State will win more games in the MWC than Utah did.

jarka-rus
Layton, Utah

@CrhisB
Guess you can get excited for Wazoo, Colorado, Zona and California, hooray

toosmartforyou
Farmington, UT

Well, I guess we just need to have the sports writers decide the season---no need to lace-em-up and play the games. After all, wasn't Stanford, on paper, supposed to win handily in Salt Lake? And Texas, too, in Provo for that matter?

On any given day........that's the beauty and fun of watching the game.

jarka-rus
Layton, Utah

Sheesh Mr. Wilkinson, way to kick a team when its down with this article, you should call Coach Wells and have them just forfeit the rest of the season.

Kralon
HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA

Luckily the rest of the season hasn't happened. I think USU still wins enough to go bowling in spite of the many good players lost to injury!

Stang08
Southern, UT

They won't make the post seasno because they don't have the supposed "Best QB in the state" anymore. That nickname cracks me up. That and the fact that they are playing in the WAC 2.0 are the only reason's they've won as many games as they have.

Full
Sunset, UT

Lets start with New Mexico. They have two wins against two teams with a combined one win they got playing each other. Their D is horrible and they have have no passing attack. USU can stop the run... and that is all they will need to do for this game.

The schedule is very friendly to develop a young quarterback.
at New Mexico, bye, vs. Hawaii, at UNLV, bye, vs. Colorado State, and vs. Wyoming.

In regards to comparing Darell Garretson to Travis Wilson... Cal, Washington State, and Colorado are the same or better than New Mexico, Colorado State, Hawaii, UNLV and Wyoming. If he is anything like Wilson, they will win all 5 of the remaining games. Also, Darell Garretson was taking practice team snaps prior to October 4th... giving up on a guy

worf
Mcallen, TX

This is like two neighbors arguing on who has the best car, house, or kids.

Striker
Omaha, NE

"But their opponents were BYU and BSU. Both very good teams who have been scoring a lot of points the last few weeks. They don't play another team as good as either of those two and they still have a very good defense."

I'm amazed at the logic of this person and others. How can you call a team having a "very good defense" when that defense allowed over 30 points at home and got destroyed each time? That is an awful defense. Both offense and defense of USU are pitiful. What makes anyone think they'll be better on the road? All these teams can put up points. USU is in serious danger.

"Hawaii — Just awful this year. Win easily." Are you for real??!! They almost knocked off Fresno and were leading UNLV until the final FG by UNLV.

"New Mexico — Very one dimensional." But put up loads of points and yards. Hardly a team to take lightly. A loss there likely means the Coach Potato Bowl for this team.

Sambonethegreat
Salt Lake City, UT

@Striker

It's difficult for a statistically good defense like USU's to hold tough opponents like Boise and BYU to under 30 points when they are on the field so often. USU lost those games because the offense couldn't do enough. Thus, the defense got gassed.

NONE of the opponents left on the schedule are as hard as Boise or BYU. Like another poster said, very friendly schedule for developing a new quarterback.

Mars_
Logan, UT

Lotta folks just plain hope the Aggies fail.

~shrugs~

I used to think that commenting on the boards would get people to change their minds, as I try to stay reasoned and grounded in my assertions, opinions, and predictions. Wonder if other people feel the same about me? Probably.

All the same, I think the Aggies go 3-2 to finish the season and wind up at 6-6 with a FIPB invite.

Mad Martigan
SLC, UT

@Mars_

It's a realization we all come to. Differences of opinion exist, and no anonymous posting on an internet message board will put these differences into harmony. Stang08 has his platform of commenting on every Aggie article and insisting Chuckie and the Aggies are no good. Can't convince him otherwise ChrisB has his of general Ute superiority in everything. ChrisB is also firm in his stance. Those opinions aside, I do believe- the Aggies will get to seven wins and go to a bowl game.

John S. Harvey
Sandy, UT

Wait till Saturday night, then one of two things will be apparent: 1) The author will be revealed as know-nothing doomsayer who just can't wrap his head around the progress USU has made with respect to football. or 2) The writer will be viewed as having made a good call.

I think USU wins by ten points, but the game will be very revealing whichever way it turns out.

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