Brad Rock: Utah State football: Aggies going after BYU just like they used to

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  • BlueHusky Mission Viejo, CA
    Oct. 1, 2012 12:01 p.m.

    BYU's defense will keep BYU in the game regardless of who starts at QB. That is one nasty bunch, for sure. I will be surprised if Nelson starts, but if he does, USU has a good chance to win, say 10-9 on a turnover or three. If Hill starts, well, could be 10-6 or 37-6. In any case, barring special teams meltdowns or turnovers, USU will have a tough time getting the ball over the stripe. So given his performance this season, USU should hope for Riley Nelson. BYU's offense is easier to score on than their defense.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Sept. 30, 2012 6:17 p.m.

    Just like politics, cheering and rhetoric doesn't make a winning football team any more than it does making a good president.

  • Mount Olympus Salt Lake, UT
    Sept. 30, 2012 3:08 p.m.

    Aggies need to teach BYU a lesson.

    BYU won't do a home and away with Utah State. However, BYU just signed a Home and Away with Middle Tennessee State. That is a slap in the face to the Aggies.

    Come on Aggies teach BYU a lesson.

    Riley, good thing you left, you wouldn't even be 3rd string QB at USU.

  • abejones SCOTT DEPOT, WV
    Sept. 30, 2012 2:08 p.m.

    As an eastern BYU fan I see this story as local interest, although I'm glad the Aggies are moving up in the world. To BYU fans who are neither snobs nor teen agers( I never deal with fans who are under thirty five) would you not, in all honesty, be flattered to have BYU invited by the ACC for football and basketball? Forget the geography. Frankly I think you would. Yet the ACC has lost MOST bowl games to the Big East and never beaten its champion. Just a few years ago defeating Louisville on the road was considered a season saver by Utah, a BIG win. If BYU, which makes much of Oregon State and Ga Tech( big losers to Middle Tenn)were) to run the table playing Louisville, Cincy Bearcats, Houston Cougars, Central and South Florida(remember them?)and, of course, Boise State, I might take the media prompted, football caste system remarks about the Big East seriously.Face it, BYU has a case of Pac 12 mumps and doesn't know how to deal with it.Not good enough for this but too good for that won't work.

  • WallyD North Salt Lake, UT
    Sept. 30, 2012 12:10 p.m.


    I think the two years in a row in Provo was just a scheduling glitch because BYU needed another home game and USU obliged, probably for some $. In the future I think the plan is to go H-H. USU is a great in state game for BYU.

  • jawico Cedar City, UT
    Sept. 30, 2012 11:24 a.m.

    "Just like they used to" Pretty sure he's referring to the old days when USU held a 30-17 overall advantage against BYU. That wasn't too far removed from 1984.

  • Uncle Rico Sandy, UT
    Sept. 30, 2012 9:44 a.m.

    Chuckie Keeton is the best QB in the state. No question about it.

  • Ironmomo Ogden, Utah
    Sept. 30, 2012 6:17 a.m.

    Should be a good game. One things for certain Tom Holmoe won't be able to schedule anymore 2 for 1 deals with USU. If BYU wants to keep USU on the schedule in the future, especially as a General Conference weekend opponent, its going to be a home and home game like it used to be. The Aggies deserve nothing less.

  • toosmartforyou Farmington, UT
    Sept. 30, 2012 12:12 a.m.

    "...just like they used to...."? You mean the year they scored 45 points against BYU in Logan, but BYU scored 70?

    Or did you mean recently when the Y was ahead in Logan 34 - 0 after three quarters and let up a bit and after USU scored during "garbage play time" their enlightened students started shouting "over-rated; over-rated." Is that how you mean "just like they used to"?

  • toosmartforyou Farmington, UT
    Sept. 30, 2012 12:08 a.m.

    I remember that game in 1978---after USU won they were 5-0, jumped into the national rankings, got a big head and immediately started losing.

    I expect a close game. They barely beat Utah and Utah barely beat BYU. So if it comes down to a last play-of-the-game situation, expect USU to lose, as they did against Wisconsin this year and a half dozen times last year. BYU has had some trouble in that regard, too.

    So it will be interesting. I'm glad I have season tickets and can attend the game. And with these two schools playing, anyone wearing red will be a Ute cheeering for know, "whoever plays BYU." Ha-ha-ha....we'll see what happens on friday.