Utah State football: Lady Luck favors Aggies in upset

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  • truthaboutdads Sandy, UT
    Sept. 10, 2012 10:25 a.m.

    Luck? Boo. ESPN's whole game was built around the idea that Utah was the story to cover and because of that they missed the REAL stories. "Star Lotulelei just hasn't been a factor in this game yet." Why is that ESPN? It's because Tyler Larsen and the O-line were able to go toe -to-toe with the "Best defense in the nation". This USU team is stronger as a team than they have ever been. They are playing smart and the whole mindset of the Aggies is that of a winning team.

  • TJ Eagle Mountain, UT
    Sept. 8, 2012 6:58 p.m.

    USU outplayed the Utes on the majority of the plays. USU won the line of scrimmage battles more often.

  • Y Grad / Y Dad Richland, WA
    Sept. 8, 2012 4:33 p.m.

    "Luck is where hard work meets opportunity"

    Congrats Aggies! Utah, lady luck dissed you bad, but that IS what snake bit feels like - a feeling BYU has suffered with for a year.

    See you soon.

  • Ted H. Midvale, UT
    Sept. 8, 2012 9:31 a.m.

    From ESPN quoting Jon White "It's devastating, because we lost to a team that's not even in the Pac-12"

    I think your heads got a bit too big there uties. So happy you lost! I am happy U are sad.

  • runnerguy50 Virginia Beach, Va
    Sept. 8, 2012 8:35 a.m.

    It wasnt luck for the Aggies. What a poor article. Anyone who has watched this team the last two years coud see this coming. Just because the Aggies won doesnt mean the Utes are horrible. People in Utah might want to realize there are three good football teams in the State. The other thing people in Utah may not realize is that all three campus are nice including Logan. When I visited last summer for the first time Logan stunned me with its beauty. Anderson is selling that to those outside the State and it is working.

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    Sept. 8, 2012 8:10 a.m.


    You sound down, and I'm not trying to rub it in. You know I think you're one of the better guys around here. You are correct about utah's issues though, and brian johnson is also an issue. I still think utah pulls out a similar season to last years, there are some pretty bad teams in the pac12 so utah should beat the majority of them. I just don't see much chance of them beating the better ones.

    whittingham has to learn that the qb position is actually important.

  • Ifel Of'a-sofa Alpine, Utah
    Sept. 8, 2012 7:25 a.m.

    Thanks for coming Utes. I hope you enjoyed your trip to #TheHouseofPain

    Come back any time.

    I guess size doesn't matter, stadium size that is.

    I can see why you don't want to schedule us anymore though, it ends your National Championship chances.

    I will say, the worst thing for us was when we took out Wynn.

    2 state victims down, 1 to go, get ready byu.

    We're coming wisconsin.


  • rhappahannock Washington, DC
    Sept. 8, 2012 6:35 a.m.

    The Utah State team deserves a great deal of praise. They had a little luck, but the reality is they also made the plays. They earned the win.

    However, it seems that Aggie fans have less luck when it comes to money. Right now they are helping pay $10 million a year to subsidize the Utes athletic program. Why would any BCS team that is receiving all kinds of money from a billion dollar TV contract need taxpayer subsidies? Tax money marked for education should go to education - not to subsidize a Ute athletic program that already has a billion dollar TV contract. It is time for Aggie fans to force the state legislature to remove the subsidy for BCS athletics.

  • Veracity Morgan, UT
    Sept. 8, 2012 5:06 a.m.

    Chris B.

    Ouch...well there is always basketball...Ooo, ouch again..well there's ugh, ugh, ugh...Oh yes, the Red Rocks.

  • gdog3finally West Jordan, Utah
    Sept. 8, 2012 1:43 a.m.


    USU deserved the win. I thought the game was officiated okay except that Utah did have tough calls on crucial plays. USU recovered three of their own fumbles as well. The ball bounced your way tonight. After last year when Utah State lost 4 games they should have won, they were due. The Aggies fought hard late in the game when Utah was the bigger stronger team. Big win for USU. Tough loss for Utah. It's sad to see a team full of talent suffer from poor offensive line play, special teams, and QB issues. The defense, RBs and WRs are real good. The skill guys need the ball in their hands.

    It's going to be a long season on the hill.

  • Aggie24 Hyde Park, UT
    Sept. 7, 2012 11:29 p.m.

    I disagree with the entire premise of this article. BOTH teams definitely had lucky spots in this game. How about the obvious pass-interference call that should have been called when Joe Hill was sandwiched by two Utes seconds before the ball got to him on a third down to kill an Aggie drive? How about the clipping call being called on the Aggies when the refs missed an obvious facemask grab by the Utes in the same play? Calls go both ways in games. This one was no different. The Aggies were good more than they were lucky. The Utes couldn't run at all on this Aggie D-line and they knew it.