Everything is going the Volunteer's way so far tonight :( Hope the Aggies
can regroup and recover in the second half. Hope Fackrell is alright, sounds
like he is done for the night. Great kid, great Cache Valley parents. Fight on
Utah State doing an excellent UConn impression the 1st half of play. Fumble
first hand-off and giving up another quick touchdown. Down by 14 quickly! now
17. Come on Ags, you better than that, represent!
I'm sad to say this is a completely embarrassing performance especially on
offense. This offensive line is the worst of all five schools in this state.
Does anyone teach this line to run their feet? I can tell you as someone who
watched many byu games with this current usu line coach, I've seen this
type of performance countless times. Missed blocks, slow feet, no running of the
feet,etc. Wells has made massive hiring mistakes.
Realizing that one game does not a season make nor break, nevertheless, this is
a very ominous start for Utah State. Not a good thing when your QB doesn't
live up to his hype.
I respect the Aggies, they are a good team and tough to beat in Logan.However, don't claim you belong in the playoff.If Aggies
played the big boys every week they would struggle.
Look like the Aggies of old?Afraid to schedule an SEC team? Totally!I only watched the 4th quarter and couldn't believe how poorly they
played, like the pre-GA days.
It's alright Aggies. You're never quiet as good or as bad as you
think you are.Your boys will rebound.
Uncle Rico, you mean the Aggies would struggle like the utes have been since
joining the Pac 10? Or like byu would IF they were in a P5 league? Bottom line
is all 3 schools are average at best against the P5 schools.
In some senses Utah State has come along way. 10 or so years ago, this game
would just be a payoff game where the Aggies would get killed by 50-60 points
for a big payday. Now many of us, yes me included, are hugely
disappointed. I thought an upset of a SEC team at their place could be in the
works with Keeton and Co. but instead Utah State looked pretty bad. Opportunity
lost. I agree, the OL looked horrible and the defense finally gave
out because it was on the field too long.
This game was never close, hard to watch. Chuckie did not seem confident at all.
He needs someone to step up...O Line C-D Line C-Special Teams
FLB C-RB C-Receivers DDBs C-
Looks like the only teams they will beat this year are in state. Really
We should probably try to keep things in perspective. It was the first game of
the year, on the road in a stadium that is as big as BYU and Utah's
stadiums combined against a super speedy SEC team. (They might as well have
been swimming in eel-infested waters at night.) USU will most likely finish
this year 9-4 or 10-3 and go to a bowl game. This is one Aggie fan who
isn't complaining. I would have hoped for a better showing tonight, but it
will still be a good season.
Tough loss for the Aggies. Keeton didn't look like he was back to 100%, but
he also had TN defense in his face, knocking him down all game. That definitely
took a toll on his performance this game. And hopefully Fackrell's injury
isn't serious. That would be a big blow to the U-State D. The O-line
play was abysmal, but they were up against a better defense than BYU or Utah
faced this past week. Overall, I think the Aggies will be fine this season.
I'd say they are likely MW champs this year, barring Keeton stays healthy
and the offense figures things out. The offense definitely needs work. The
O-line was unimpressive, and the RB, Hill, needs to step up his game. The
WR's need to catch their passes. Keeton needs offensive support from
O-line, RB's, and WR's more than ever this season.
Sorry aggie fans: Tennessee was a young inexperienced team. Not the big bad boys
of the east. Utah State suffered from a single dimensional offense.
Their defense was repeatedly placed in terrible defensive situations due to
field position. The offense even out BYU-éd BYU in their self destruct
mode. Turnovers, inability to move the ball, no real running game, and this
became a recipe for disaster By the 2nd quarter you could see fear
and defeat in their eyes. They are a better team than this performance, the
trick will be for their team leaders and coaching staff to make them believe in
themselves.The next two weeks will be crucial for the team.
It appears that the Aggies need some work on defense.
What we don't know and won't know for some time is really how good
Tennessee is. Maybe they will surprise a lot of teams, even in the SEC. It is
possible that the Ags won't be the only team that is stomped by them. The
Aggies' football season big dream is over, but they still have plenty to
play for, and a chance to achieve some goals.Each of our instate
teams are only a week away from having a blemish, and maybe a big blemish on
their season. UCLA, purportedly, went down to their last series before they
were able to put away lowly Virginia for good. Is UCLA really mediocre, or is
Virginia better than expected? Let's watch and see. Maybe the PAC 12 is
strong this year, and maybe it has something yet to prove. I, for one, will be
interested in watching the successes and failures of all instate schools, as
well as the PAC 12. I may be even forced to watch some BYU and UVU volleyball
this fall in order to see some winners.
Tennessee is going to be a bottom feeder in the SEC this year. They totally beat
down the Aggies. Now, let me say this, USU has grown their program and are a
quality football team. But if they win 9 or 10 games like BYU might, then I am
guessing we will hear from some Aggies and Cougars about how they are better
than Utah? Truth is the schedules aren't comparable. Welcome to competition
Aggies. Now try playing the opponent you did tonight week in and week out and
then tell me about 9 or 10 wins.
The bright spot for the Aggies had to be Nick Vigil. Showed himself to be a
great linebacker and probably the best in the state this year.
Wow, pretty serious issues up in Logan. Going to be a long season for Keeton
I'm afraid. Very poor game for USU. Lost too many important players I
It is fun to read the criticisms of perhaps people who have never played. Did
anyone listen to the halftime report. The Aggies were not put down there, but
praised. Tennessee is the equivalent of an NFL team. The Aggies
may have improved their program with this defeat in learning from the big (and I
mean big) boys.Their defense had the appearance of Peterbilt trucks. No one
likes to lose, but I believe this may be a hands on learning experience that
will elevate the USU football program this year. GO AGGIES!!
Utah State and Tennessee was the last gameI watched in a great football
weekend. USU hadno answers to the speed and skill set of UT.Honestly
SEC teams are that good. I watchedMississippi blast a very good Boise
State. UCLAwas lucky to beat Virginia and UW should havelost to
Norm Chow 's Hawaii. Right now I would say SEC is twice as good as
Yes a very humbling defeat. Aggies probably not as good as we hoped, and
probably not as bad as we looked. But at least we know where we are. Coach Wells
now knows where we are as a team and he will get it corrected. 5 years ago we
would have taken this loss as an expected one. Take our money and run. These
days we all get upset that we did not win the game. Aggies will get it
corrected. We definitely will not play a faster or bigger team this year. And we
will see how it all plays out in the end. Go Aggies.
Unfortunately, and it breaks my heart to say it, USU is again a sacraficial team
that is used to start the season.
utah would have been similarly slapped around against tennessee gdog so
don't fool yourself. tennessee signed one of the best classes in the nation
this year and you could see the talent everywhere on the field for them. If
tennessee is really one of the lowest teams in the SEC this year then the pac12
is no more than the sec's toilet paper.
What happened to the best team and the best QB in the state? Looked like a
bunch of little league players. Not up to USU's usual standard.
newstoutah:Virginia is in the ACC...
After watching this game I'm a little worried now as a UGA fan. I had this
chalked up as a W but it appears Rocky Top is going to be a lot tougher than
expected this year. As for those commenting about speed...yes, if you watch SEC
defenses you see that speed every weekend. I would say that after
week one I think what we all learned most is that there's a lot of
over-rated teams in the top 10 right now. FSU, Bama, Ohio St, UCLA, and of
course South Carolina all looked vulnerable and over-rated. We will see as the
season progresses who turns it around and who doesn't. My guess is USU will
learn from this and turn it around.
stang, USU now knows what suu feels like game after game and year after year.
Aggies will turn it around.......
USU took both the PAC12 teams they played last season to the wire while on the
road. In fact, they probably even outplayed the local PAC12 team. This game
demonstrated how much stronger the SEC is... The best in the country.
as a Cougar fan I'm disappointed in the play of the Aggies. For selfish
reasons I had hoped that they might win or at the very least be competitive. It
helps BYU's cause when the teams they beat on their schedule proved they
were good by beating other good teams. Tennessee is picked to near the bottom
of the SEC and nearly half of the players they used were either freshman or
first time starters.I hope USU turns things around. Chuckie has
built a reputation of not being able to win the big game. He's 0-3 in games
he's started vs BYU and has completed less than 50% of his passes in those
games and rushed for an avg of 23 yds vs the Cougar D. The team seems to get
weaker each passing year with GA having moved on. Chuckie doesn't have a
supporting cast full of NFL talent anymore. I wouldn't expect big things
from him now that it's all on his shoulders.
gdog3finally"Tennessee is going to be a bottom feeder in the SEC
this year."And you know this how?When it comes to
playing SEC teams the Utes are all talk, but no walk.Lifetime, Utah
is 0-6 versus SEC teams during the regular season and the Utes have been too
scared to even schedule an SEC opponent in the last 30 years.
PhantombladeHow did Utah fare the last time they played an SEC team?
I noticed you failed to mention that. Now that's curious?Tough
loss for USU. Playing in Knoxville is a tall assignment. Tennessee had a great
recruiting class last year; this program is on the rise. Good luck to USU the
rest of the way.
Some of you didn't really watch this game; Tenn is not a good team,
regardless of its SEC membership, and lost a ton of games last year and will
lose plenty this year; Keeton with all the Heisman hype was just average and
didn't show much. Against BYU last year before his injury he was equally
average...time to fess up, Utah State, the boy is a good player but not great no
matter how glossy you paint the picture.
Spokane UteThe Utes got lucky in catching a disinterested,
unmotivated Alabama team in the Sugar Bowl.The Crimson Tide expected
to be playing in the national championship game against a big name opponenet, so
of course, they suffered at huge let down playing a no name team from the
MWC.It's curious that for all of their talk about being
"competitive" with the best, the Utes have been too chicken to even
venture into SEC territory for a regular season game in 30 years.As
phantomblade said, "When it comes to playing SEC teams the Utes are all
talk, but no walk."
Spokane UteThe point isn't how Utah fared in Utah's ONLY
win versus an SEC team, the point is the ridiculous arrogance of the fans of a
program that's been too chicken to even schedule a game against an SEC team
in 30 years mocking the fans of a program that at least has the guts to venture
into SEC territory.
Phantomblade @ skywalkerFurther more; what does Utah vs. the SEC
have to do with USU traveling to Knoxville? You two quickly turned the thread
into a Utah issue. Classy, very classy indeed; yet par for the course!Again; good luck to the Aggies the rest of the way. Tennesse is on the rise.
@Sports NutzHow does SUU feel? We have been winning more often then
we used to. We made it to the playoffs a year ago and we only lost by nine
Saturday. We did a lot better than the Aggies. Of course the Aggies will turn
it around. Look what conference they're in. Couldn't agree more with
You guys are putting words in my mouth. I said nothing about Utah beating
Tennessee. Utah plays a schedule full of opponents that BYU and USU play once or
twice a year.
@skywalkerCongratulations on beating a terrible team in Ole Miss by one
point. That team went on to go an astounding 2 and 10. I would love to see what
would happen if BYU got a chance to play an "unmotivated" Alabama team
in a bowl game. Too bad that will never happen. You know you're desperate
when you try to gloss over a win in the Sugar Bowl versus Alabama.