@tinplaterDid I hear that correctly? Oh man Jeff Dunham
couldn't write stuff that funny. I can't breathe right now.
@Tators....one of the best comments here! Chris B probably won't see it.
He tends to surface as the first response in each USU/Utah/BYU story leading one
to wonder does he need to get a life rather than sitting at his computer at 3 am
to be first on?
@ Max: The word "were" in your comment is key. The Utes were
the best team in the state for 2 different days this past season. Just like they
were the best team on that one day they played Stanford. But everyone and their
dog knows that the Utes would be extremely unlikely to repeat those wins again
if they were to replay each later in the season. The Utes won a few
single-day battles, but lost the season-long war. All unbiased national ranking
services now verify that by ranking both USU and BYU ahead of the Utes. A fact
you and Chris B will have to learn to live with.
@SambonethegreatDon't take AZUTE1 too seriously. When a fan
states talking about strength of schedule year after year, they become part of
that elite club known as Washington State, Colorado and Cal. Utah fans never
said much about 'SOS' when their team was tearing up the MWC and
giving the big boys a run for their money. (Those were better teams than they
have now.) Utah State is in a very similar position Utah was in 10 years ago.
Emerging as a leader in a decent conference and almost always with a chance to
win the game they are playing in. The Utah and USC game could have gone either
way this year. Same with Wisconsin last year. They've got Chuckie and a
chance to open up with a win at Tennessee next season. It's a good time to
be an Aggie fan.
It seems like only yesterday the Aggies were sucking air from the bottom of the
pile. Year after year they got stomped by everyone. Talk was consistent about
them needing to go back to the Big Sky where they could complete. They were not
a competitive 1A program and had become an embarrassment to the WAC. But with a
couple of new thinkers at the helm and some support (finally) from the boosters
and suddenly Utah State is a force. Good job boys. Good job to the new thinkers
at Utah State University.
@AZUTE1"Enjoy beating a niu team which played against the #113
ranked SOS!"Thanks, we will! A win over a ranked opponent is
still a win over a ranked opponent."BTW, the school w/the #110
ranked SOS and beat usu, fsu, got straight annihilated by USC! Enjoy!"Oh, the same USC team that USU nearly upended on their home turf? At
least my Ags gave the Trojans a game. U didn't have to face Marqise Lee and
U got BLOWN OUT. Enjoy!"p.s. Imagine playing against
UT/Utah/Wisc/ND in back-to-back fashion? Personally, I absolutely love such a
challenge, since I'm a real competitor! Obviously, you people
aren't!"I guess the Utes only became competitors in 2011
when they joined the PAC-12. I guess those WAC/MWC championships (all six of
them) and bowl victories U won in the past 50 years aren't worth very much
since it wasn't against "real" competition, right?Hope
U enjoy being a PAC doormat. It could be that way for a while if Whitt
doesn't get it together.
Fun game to watch, good job Aggies!
Thanks, Tilka. That's what they predicted about this year's game,
Way to go, Aggies! A big time win! First year in the MWC and hard to be more
successful. (Only wish Utah could have recovered from the loss of their
starting quarterback the past several years in a like manner.) Truly an entire
team effort - coaches and every player. Way to go.
Loved watching the Defense. So impressed with how they have played the last half
of the season. They are so disciplined and play as a unit. Best parts of the
game was when the Aggie defense was on the field.
Congratulations to the Aggiesn and coach Wells! Great season!
Great game Aggies. I recorded it and had to watch it again. Thanks to the
Cougar and Ute fans who have been accepting of USU's success. Best of luck
to BYU. A BYU win can only bode well nationally for all of the Utah schools.
Great game Aggies! Way to represent the state. Coach Wells has done an amazing
job even after losing their best player and leader. Not sure how Lynch was a
Heisman finalist. Now Byu needs to take care of business.
Predicting a USU win over BYU next year. BYU will treat it like "any other
Congratulations Aggies on an impressive defensive performance in your win over
As a USU alum, I'm glad the Aggies won this game. I'm also glad that
many Cougar and Utah fans have congratulated USU. As a resident of the state of
Utah, I'm glad when any Utah team wins! Go teams from the state of Utah!
This game made it into yahoo news via the AP.
I think what the Utah fans above are trying to say is that they now play their
bowl games in Provo and Logan. Congrats to Utah State for playing a
complete season, overcoming adversity and winning a bowl game!
A terrific win for a terrific group with heart and character. As a BYU fan,
I'm excited to be part of a new rivalry with a program that represents with
class and dignity. Nothing but good will for the Aggies and best
wishes for a re-newed healthy group of student athletes next season. Well Done, Matt Wells and company!
Nice Job! Way to finish off the year!
We won utah state and they won there bowl game. so it's just like us
winning a bowl game anyhow even thogh we don't get to play a bowl game
again this year.Go Utes!
Defense was great, Joey D. & Swindle was great, and you cant forget
USU's punter, he also played very well.
That was a great game. USU's defense was stellar, holding a top ten offense
to two scores. NIU's quarterback looked over rated... I got sick of all
the gushing over him by the ESPN announcers.
Great win for Utah State but I have to laugh at those who forget that Utah beat
both Utah State and BYU. Not going to a bowl game doesn't change the fact
that the Utes were the best team in the state this year.
Congrats from Cougar Fans everywhere who root for Utah State against all other
foes. Great game, and way to show that your team, is a team, even without your
former starting quarterback.
Congratulations Utah State. Even though we are Cougars, we watched the whole
came and cheered for the Aggies. You did a great job. Go Cougars!!!!!
Congrats to the Aggies. Great job! Now go Mighty Cougars!!!
BYU fan here, great win for the Aggie. The Aggie have been great to watch this
year and to come back after losing you starting QB. The Aggie have a bright
future in football and I wish them the best in the future and look forward to
BYU vs Utah State games.
Not even Chris B or Stango can spin a negative on this one (except downgrading
the MWC conference or calling this a meaningless bowl game). What an exemplary
effort against a ranked team; the second half defensive effort was Herculean.
Congrats Aggies, you represented USU with distinction.
Hey, Sambonethegreat, here's the word from a fan of a team way down south:
CONGRATULATIONS on a job well done by the Utah State Aggies!
Congratulations to Utah State for a great season!
Congratulations from a die-hard Cougar. Very proud to have the Aggies represent
the Beehive State. Great win, great game. Things are bright in Cache Valley.Hope my Cougs can keep up the trend tonight.
orem_man_am_i--"Didn't we used to have another football
team from our state? I forget..."Do you mean the school which
beat usu w/CK and registered their annual victory against byu? The one which
played against a real schedule, a real/legitimate week in/week out grind, this
school?Enjoy beating a niu team which played against the #113 ranked
SOS!BTW, the school w/the #110 ranked SOS and beat usu, fsu, got
straight annihilated by USC! Enjoy!p.s. Imagine playing against
UT/Utah/Wisc/ND in back-to-back fashion? Personally, I absolutely love such a
challenge, since I'm a real competitor! Obviously, you people aren't!
Now!Another set of Huskies to go down, by the two best teams in the
Great game.Too many empty seats, though. Just an observation for
Aggie fans---they might want to support their team by actually going to their
bowl game next year.
Good job, Aggies. I root for the Ags in all games except one. You did great
tonight. Glad we beat you in Logan, but, glad you had such a great season.
Epic second half Aggies!!! Their coach was far too cocky going into the half.
Aggies out coached and out classed N. Illinois. Great season and looking
forward to having Chucky back with a solid qb backup.
One Husky team down one more to go tomorrow. Go BYU! Good luck to Utah in their
bowl game tomorrow as...oh wait....Utah State is clearly the second
best team in the state behind BYU.
"Over the course of the season USU allowed only 13 points on 16 turnovers
given up."Absolutely astonishing stat!The Aggies
should be a pre-season Top 25 team.Sadly, another good season by the
Aggies and Wells may be lured away by a bigger salary -- 85 miles down the road.
That is a team that got better as the season went on. Chucky getting hurt
almost derailed the Aggies but they grew as a team.Great job by Coach
Wells and Coach Orlando. The Aggies are a serious team. Congrats on a fine
That makes my night - These young men have worked hard and been so close to a
lot of wins. Tonight they are the pride of the State and deserve this night.
Way to go - Well done men.
Nice win. Utah State could have folded after Keeton went down but they held
tight. This program is for real.
Great game AGGIES! What a game! I'll be looking for us on the
FRONT page of the sports section with a picture BIGGER than byu's bowl game
picture. GO AGGIES!
Congrats to the Aggies for a well played game. Your defense was excellent --
completely dominant in the second half. And just enough offense to seal the
deal. Well done.
Watched the second half. A nice win for USU. They really came full circle this
Great win Ags. You played to your strengths and got it done. Okay Cougs it is
your turn. You go get it done. From what I saw Mr. Lynch is lucky Taysom
didn't go to NIU. If he would have Lynch would be standing on the side line
with a clip board. Ag's defense was absolutely dominant.
So much respect for Matt Wells, the Aggie football team and all Aggie fans
everywhere. Tremendous game, tremendous season! Way to lead the way!
Here's hoping my Cougs can follow your example.
It's a great day to be an Aggie! Looking forward to the Tennessee game only
244 days away!
I have never been more proud of my Ags. They finished the season strong despite
a truckload of adversity. This victory provides precious momentum going into
next season, too, so that's a nice bonus.It's also nice I
don't have to hear anything from trolls way down south or on the hill.
Double bonus.Go Aggies!
Aggies great win! BYU your turn!
Defense and a good run game won that game for the Ags. Great job by the O line
which made up for their last game and Joey was a man.I like the future for
USU, they have a great base of talent and experience and a coach who has now
proven he's for real. If they can continue to recruit the local's
like they have this will be a fun program to watch for at least Coach Wells
tenure.Congrats Aggies. What a great season!
Wow what a fun game!Congratulations Aggies! You have proven for the
second year in a row that you are the best football team in the state. Such
great defense and offense, how could that be? I thought such performances only
came from 'power conferences'?Ok Byu now it is you turn to
represent - get 'er done!Didn't we used to have another
football team from our state? I forget...
Congrats on a repeat, and here's looking forward to a threepeat!!!!!!
Great win against a ranked team. Enjoy...
Congrats Aggies, and to Coach Wells. Thank you for representing the State of
Congratulations to Matt Wells, the players and the program. Way to come back
after the Keeton injury.