BYU-Utah State tilt: Two top defenses to collide in Friday's showdown

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  • Sports Nutz Smithfield, UT
    Oct. 5, 2012 12:56 a.m.

    So when Hoffman and Apo get hit again this year are they going to roll around and act all hurt until a flag is thrown, only to go back in the game 2 plays later? All Aggies will back down now since Troy has dared them to try and stop the offense that scored 47 against Hawaii. Or was it Timpview? Saying UNLV is weak when you just played the mighty rainbows is really funny. Hawaii is the worst D1 team in the nation period. Aggies roll 24-13

  • Troy06 OREM, UT
    Oct. 4, 2012 11:19 p.m.

    Which part of BYU's offense is one dimensional? The run game or pass game? I dare the Aggies to key in on Williams and Hill to protect against the run. Cody Hoff and Apo will be open 15 yards downfield. Even Riley could make that throw. 15 yards is all the room they need to run for another 10.

  • Troy06 OREM, UT
    Oct. 4, 2012 9:14 p.m.


    UNLV is one of the weakest football programs in the country. And speaking of miscues - BYU lost 2 games by a total of 4 points. If they can overcome their miscues at home USU will have no chance.

  • Dnquixote Las Vegas, NV
    Oct. 4, 2012 4:54 p.m.

    USU will be the best team BYU has faced this season.

    USU will load the box and key on the run game. William and Hill are both in for a rude awakening.

    If USU can get their offense rolling, they will be in business.

  • Carson Provo, UT
    Oct. 4, 2012 4:11 p.m.

    Get ready this very easily could be the start of a four loss run for the cougs.

  • Wayne Rout El Paso, TX
    Oct. 4, 2012 9:17 a.m.

    I believe Bronco is right, he does not know how the game will turn out. I can help him...if Riley starts and plays the whole game USU will win.

  • J-TX Allen, TX
    Oct. 4, 2012 8:13 a.m.

    This game could get ugly in a number of ways. 3-0, 7-6, 9-2, or 31-3.

    I don't see BYU on the winning end of any of those.

  • fan of all sports Heber City, UT
    Oct. 4, 2012 7:36 a.m.

    USU will win and BYU will lose the next two after that. I still think they can be 7 and 5 but 6 and 6 seems more likely. BYU's offense is weak and things could get ugly in the locker room in the next three games if the defense continues to play awesome and they lose because the offense ca't score on a good defense. Enjoy the bowl game this year because there won't be one next year because the schedule is tougher the defense won't be as good and the offense will still struggle.

  • A1994 Centerville, UT
    Oct. 4, 2012 7:05 a.m.


    "but you have to be realistic with your assumptions." That's rich coming from a BYU fan. USU could really be coming into this game on a 2 game win streak vs. BYU and this game has generally gotten tighter in recent years. USU had several miscues against UNLV last week. If they can avoid those, they win this game. BYU's offense is one dimensional.

  • Troy06 OREM, UT
    Oct. 3, 2012 10:51 p.m.

    Did you not know who Jamaal Williams is? It makes little difference that BYU's starting RB is out. Plus it makes no difference if Riley can't play.

    And there is no way USU puts up 21 on this defense. I still argue that Boise is a better team than USU - even in an off year. The Aggs are a good team, but you have to be realistic with your assumptions.

  • SameJersey Kaysville, UT
    Oct. 3, 2012 4:27 p.m.

    Both defenses are good and are highly comparable. However, I really do think that the Aggies are VASTLY superior on offense. This is especially true given the fact that the Y will be starting a largely untested true freshman and will be down their star RB this game.

    IN the end, it will come down to which team can overcome the other team's stellar defense. My bet (and I think the only rational bet) would be on U State. Keeton, Bartlett, Williams, and that Jacoby kid are just too diverse. Expect U State to score at least 21 despite the Cougars tough defense. I can't say the same for the Cougars and their freshman QB, especially given the fact that their star RB will also be out.