Mike Sorensen: Are Aggies the best in the state?

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  • Aggiefootballfan Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 2, 2012 9:47 a.m.

    Las Vegas has BYU by 10.

    All this talk is a waste. The game will be decided Friday night. Players make plays Players win Games.


  • dnay Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 1, 2012 11:54 p.m.

    Why is this even an article right now? I like Utah State and I root for them in every game there not playing BYU. I think Utah State is a good team for sure and they'll be up for the game but if BYU has a healthy quarterback whether it's Nelson or Hill I give us the edge.

    Let's look at this, Utah State beat Utah in overtime at there place. BYU loses to Utah at 3 at Utah which makes a big difference, our quarterback was at 60% and 5 turnovers and still almost won on the road. Would Utah State have been in that game in the same situation, I don't think so. But you can also look at that Utah State is 4-1 and BYU is 3-2, with similar competition. If Riley would have thought of the team instead of himself going into the Utah game and Boise game, we probably win both of those games. Bottom line for Utah state to win they have to win the turnover battle, and to me that doesn't mean a team is better. If they beat us straight up then they are.

  • BYUSU Zion, UT
    Oct. 1, 2012 4:11 p.m.

    @ toosmartforyou

    Even if BYU beats USU they still will have lost to 2 average teams. Boise & Utah.

  • AZCoug Mesa, AZ
    Oct. 1, 2012 1:20 p.m.

    Have you forgotten the Wagon Wheel trophy that goes to the winner of the BYU-USU game each year, or has it been retired? Unless it's for basketball, not sure on that.

  • Brave Sir Robin San Diego, CA
    Oct. 1, 2012 11:00 a.m.

    @Go Big Blue!!!

    "Vegas has yet to put out a line on this game. That should tell you how unpredictable this game is."

    Actually, what it tells you is that Vegas has no idea this game is even taking place. And I agree with your username - Go Michigan!

  • Go Big Blue!!! Bountiful, UT
    Oct. 1, 2012 10:27 a.m.

    Vegas has yet to put out a line on this game. That should tell you how unpredictable this game is.

    I expect USU to be in the lead at half time, strugle in the 3rd and finish strong.

    Go Big Blue!!!

  • toosmartforyou Farmington, UT
    Oct. 1, 2012 9:14 a.m.

    @ TrueBlueAggie25

    Yes, BYU has lost a few close games, too. Like the one in Texas last year, and admitidly the ones against Boise and Utah thus year. But they are two playas away (USU 1 play away) from being 5-0. Wouldn't it be sweet if both teams were 5-0 going into Friday night? I think you'll see BYU beat an average team on Friday so you can no longer say they lose to average teams.

  • TruBlueAggie25 Logan, UT
    Oct. 1, 2012 7:34 a.m.


    "snatched defeat from the jaws of victory"
    Utah 24 BYU 21
    BSU 7 BYU 6

    Looks like BYU is a little worse off as far as snatching victory from the jaws of defeat. Up to now USU is one missed field goal away from being undefeated... BYU beats up on bad teams and loses to average and good teams. This game will decide it... I agree that if BYU runs away with it they will obviously be the best in the state, but if BYU loses we will hear BYU crow about their coaches and players, and how Utah State just got lucky... (Its not lucky anymore)

    Other note: I won't say anything about coaches, Wit, Bronco and Gary are all great coaches, but as far as quarterbacks go, Chuckie Keeton is the best quarterback in the state. Regardless of who wins Friday.

  • byufan1993 Provo, , UT
    Sept. 30, 2012 8:36 p.m.

    It was available on watchespn, I went and watched it today, it was a good game! But UNLV hung with the Aggies for about three full quarters,

  • toosmartforyou Farmington, UT
    Sept. 30, 2012 8:33 p.m.

    If BYU wins by a margin of 3 or 4 points than you have the 1 beat 2 who beat 3 who beat 1 who beat 2 who beat 3 ad infiniteum. But if BYU wins by 12 - 14 or more, they are clearly the best team in the state. USU barely beat Utah (on an offensive pass interference penalty on the Utes---game in Logan), Utah barely beat BYU (on a field goal that clanked off the upright--off a couple inched---in SLC), so a decisive win on Friday for the Cougars would crown them as best in the state, USU fans opinions notwithstanding.

    USU fans can crow all they want about the best qb, the best coach, etc but the results aren't in yet. They certainly don't have the TV contracts, largest fan base, decent stadium, or the biggest program. Last year they snatched defeat from the jaws of victory several times and have done that once already this year. That's USU football up to now. I expect a lively game......

    Just play the game and then everyone will know who was better on Friday night, Oct 5th.

  • byufan1993 Provo, , UT
    Sept. 30, 2012 8:04 p.m.

    If USU beats Byu then I will give them all the props they so rightly deserve! But I feel like if BYU wins they end up getting the boot. Simply because they were a field goal away from tying the game at Utah and that's with how poorly Riley and the offensive line were playing. Rooting for Cougars! But Aggies have always been my second favorite in the state! Looking forward to a good game.

  • alternate Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 30, 2012 8:01 p.m.

    A weak USU/BYU story. Pretty well repeated what has been talked about for severl weeks over drinking fountains and microwaves. The math is quite simple and the writer said it all in his first 10 words. Everyone will know after Friday night's game. The rest is very old fluff. Filler at best.

    Both BYU and Utah State played home games against comparable teams this past weekend. Both looked strong. Last year Utah State kind of surprised BYU. No surprises this year. Both schools will be primed and ready.

    I felt real bad that I couldni't find the Aggie game on TV. Because I was unable to go to Logan, It would have been nice to see them on the tube.

    My take, Utah State has a great chance to win especially if they can force BYU into field goal attempts.

    Should be a fun night.

  • Utah_State_Fan Logan, Utah
    Sept. 30, 2012 7:43 p.m.

    Best QB and coach in the state too.

  • Chris B's momma Idaho Falls, ID
    Sept. 30, 2012 7:28 p.m.

    Wellmike, one thing is for sure, they are better than your ute!