BYU football: BYU vs. Utah State from an insider's perspective

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  • toosmartforyou Farmington, UT
    Oct. 6, 2012 2:09 p.m.

    @ V Aggie

    Well, USU did what they've always done the past two seasons---miss a field goal and play less than 60 minutes (actually only 30 seconds less, not 2 minutes as I posted earlier) and they indeed lost. My comment was vindicated; yours was not.

    @ Chris B

    Thanks for predicting USU would win. Your stellar record remains in tact. Who is Utah going to beat next week and by how much? LOL!!!!!

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 5, 2012 7:56 p.m.

    Congratulations USU on your win against the 3rd best team in the state

    USU 24
    byu 14

    Mark it Down

  • A1994 Centerville, UT
    Oct. 5, 2012 7:03 p.m.


    " If they ever crack the list of top 100 universities in the US..."

    I'm sorry, but what does that have to do with football?

  • Mount Olympus Salt Lake, UT
    Oct. 5, 2012 6:21 p.m.

    Usu > Utah > ucmt > byu > Weber State > suu

  • A1994 Centerville, UT
    Oct. 5, 2012 5:55 p.m.


    You usually are smart in most of your political posts. However, saying that because USU hasn't won in Provo since 1978 is why they won't win tonight is kind of weak. They really should have won last year but they were still pretty young. This year they seem to have figured out that football games go for 4 quarters and not 3.

    As far as the BYU defense, I am interested to see just how good they are. Any logical thinking BYU fan has to admit that they haven't played a decent offense yet. USU has a good offense.

    Go Aggies!

  • Hemlock Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 5, 2012 5:24 p.m.

    V aggie,
    Having usu beat BYU will prove that they have the best football team in Utah. If they ever crack the list of top 100 universities in the US, which is far less likely than beating BYU in football, it won't be because they won the Uath Boot.

  • mattmo Gallatin, MO
    Oct. 5, 2012 5:19 p.m.

    If BYU doesn't get their offense going USU wins unless BYU gets a couple defensive TD's.

  • 54-10 Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 5, 2012 4:54 p.m.

    Go Aggies!!!!

  • jdaliix Bountiful, UT
    Oct. 5, 2012 4:50 p.m.


    BYU's D is as highly rated as it is because they haven't played anybody but Boise State, who's not particularly impressive by any means. I'm including in that list of nobodys Utah, and I'm a Ute fan. They won't be suffocating ANY of the top opponents they'll be facing in the coming weeks, including tonight's bout with USU. In fact, they're gonna get run right over by two of those opponents. They'll be typically tough (for an average college football team) tonight, but USU's going to show that they're not as good as their ranking, which is actually precisely reflective of their schedule.

    Going to be a fun game to watch!

    Go Ags!

  • CT98 Saint George, UT
    Oct. 5, 2012 3:41 p.m.

    BYU's Defense is ranked higher than Utah States' defense so yes I believe the adjective "Suffocating" is appropriate. Utah State is a great team this year and it will require BYU's best effort to beat them. If Hill can throw accurate passes, then the talented BYU Receiving Corp will beat the Aggies. I do think that Hill will throw an interception but Hoffman, Apo, Friel, and Falslev will prove to be too much for the Aggie Secondary.

    Go Cougs!

  • BigCougFan Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Oct. 5, 2012 3:33 p.m.

    USU deserves more respect than most instate fans will give them and I expect a close game tonight. Defense and special teams will be key and must make plays that really count. I'm sure USU will have plenty of local fans in the stands and I don't see it as being like a typical away game.

    One thing they don't have is a knowledge of who our QB will be. Who did they prepare for? I'd like to see us mix it up a little with Taysom, Lark AND Riley (if he's healthy).

    One last thought.. please Bronco, please, no two point conversions.

  • Austin Coug Pflugerville, TX
    Oct. 5, 2012 3:00 p.m.


    BYU attempted a FG of 51 yards that was blocked. Due to Utah storming the field it was moved 15 yards closer. The kicker then proceeded to clank the attempt off the upright from 36 yards. A make would have been OT.

    USU's kicker missed a 37-yard field goal that would have won them the game.

    With those facts please explain your comment that "We lost on a missed FG that was a more difficult kick then the one BYU missed multiple times".

    Really? Since when is a 37 yard FG more difficult than a 51 yard FG? The difficulty between a 36 or 37 yard FG is negligible. You are grasping as straws.

    BYU wins tongith but I expect it will be close.

  • toosmartforyou Farmington, UT
    Oct. 5, 2012 2:36 p.m.

    1978 was the last time USU won in Provo. That's long enough ago that most of the USU fans and virtually all of their studentbody weren't born yet. But hope springs eternal, especially after they beat Utah this year in Logan (requiring OT and a call to go USU's way) and barely lost on the road to a weak Wisconsin team.

    Be careful on the drive home, Aggies, as last week after the Hawaii game UDOT closed I-15 down to one lane in Davis County after 10 pm. Smart, those UDOT folks, with the way they schedule work.

  • Stang08 Cedar City, Utah
    Oct. 5, 2012 2:01 p.m.

    USU will choke and find a way to lose. Just like they almost always do against BYU. Thats the way it is and if you aggies don't like it you need to learn to deal with it.

  • Go Big Blue!!! Bountiful, UT
    Oct. 5, 2012 1:34 p.m.

    USU destroyed the y 2 years ago and lost a close game last year.

    The Aggie D is playing amazing disciplined defense. Count on USU to bring their A Game.

    Go Big Blue!!!

  • VAggie Bristow, United States
    Oct. 5, 2012 12:53 p.m.

    @ toosmart,

    If USU does what it has done all season we'll win, because that is what we've done all season.We still BEAT Utah. And we lost on a missed FG that was a more difficult kick then the one BYU missed multiple times.

  • toosmartforyou Farmington, UT
    Oct. 5, 2012 12:49 p.m.

    If USU continues to do what they've done all season they will lose. They barely beat Utah in Logan after an offensive pass interference call against the Utes in overtime and they missed a field goal at Wisconsin. They have a history the last two years of not playing 60 minutes but folding after about 58 minutes.

    It should be a great game, but they said that about Utah-ASU and Utah-USC, too. So we'll see.

  • VAggie Bristow, United States
    Oct. 5, 2012 12:38 p.m.

    The Jimmer,

    Hill struggles to get the ball to Hoffman, and rarely drops back to pass.
    Jamaal Williams is untested going up against a depleted Hawaii team that was bad to begin with.
    Hill is also untested. And so is BYUs "suffocating D". That doesn't mean they won't do well, it simply means that they have not seen an offense similar to USUs or a Defense thats as quick to the ball as USUs.

  • The Jimmer Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 5, 2012 12:18 p.m.

    I applaud Utah State for its improvements, but BYU's defense is suffocating. As long as BYU can score on USU's solid defense, BYU comes out on top. In the end, Taysom Hill, Jamaal Williams, and Cody Hoffman will be too much to handle.

    BYU 27 USU 8