Some of us are glad Utah State showed some loyalty to the Famous Idaho Potato
Bowl even though the proximity was probably the deciding factor.
Great job Aggies! Close doesn't count, but it sure feels a lot better than
being blown out. It also stokes the fires for next year, to replace the
"what coulda been" with something better. Excellent season, proud of my
Stadium comments:I was pretty upset it was not a sellout... but at least
it was a good crowd considering most students were gone for Thanksgiving
break.Something to consider for you haters:Cache county population
is just over 100,000 and stadium is 25,000Salt Lake County population is
well over 1,000,000 and stadium is 45,000Utah County population is almost
600,000 and stadium is 65,000We are not pretending to sell out the
"Big House" here, but come on guys percentage wise we hold our own
(don't get me wrong, our stadium should be packed for every game)Bowl comments:The Famous Idaho Potato Bowl is the closest bowl we could
get and that was part of the decision to accept it.As far as bowl payouts
go... please watch/listen to the podcast "Real Sports with Bryant
Gumble" number 147. It sheds a bit of light on the REAL bowl stories.
Nice work Aggies. Best team in the state this year ---- by far.
No. 24 in the BCS Standings!
Great job Aggies!
It was Thanksgiving break genius. USU actually has students from OUTSIDE of
Utah, if you can believe it. Recruits also take notice of who is ranked (USU is
20th)....and that doesn't include Utah or BYU.
Seriously couldn't sell out that tiny little stadium? There was no
competition from Utah or BYU. No excuse from a bunch of lousy fans. Recruits
@Stang08Seeing as how our opponent will most likely be either
Northern Illinois or Kent State, both of which are 11-1 on the season, it is
time to start explaining how they are lousy teams. I am certain you can come up
with a feasible explanation for this.Just come clean and admit the
jealousy. And if the Aggies win the bowl game, they will have officially
cemented their status as a team on the rise. They will finish the season ranked,
and perhaps even start pre-ranked next year.And remember, it is
possible to feign intelligence by proofreading before posting.
Stang,Kent State is one of the bowl opponent prospects and
they're ranked 18th. I wouldn't consider them a "lousy" team.
And considering USU is 20th, it isn't a "lousy" bowl either.
It's close, a lot of fans will go, it will be a good game, and it's a
bowl. Any bowl is better than....oh wait, your team isn't even
I knew one person would get on me. And I meant to say close but my finger
slipped. It happens and I'm sorry I didn't catch that before. CLOSE
doesn't count in football. You guys lost twice and no one excpected you to
win those games. Can't wait to see you lose again to a lousy team in a
Great job Aggies - congrats on a fantastic season, a good luck in the bowl game!
Stang,Clese doesn't count in spelling either.
Awesome season, glad to see our boys from Logan moving in the right direction.
Just a couple Field goals short of perfection. I know the AD accepted the
Potato bowl based on proximity, but it would of been nice to see something a
little better. Either way, can't wait to see it! Chuckie for two more
years, and hopefully Andersen for many more!
Congratulation to USU. Great season. There was a time not too long ago when USU
couldn't average 15,000 fans (FBS minimum) at home games. This year, the
Aggies averaged 20,054 fans at home and the lowest home attendance was for the
New Mexico State game with 17,001.Three Utah schools have their
bowls set:USU in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl probably against Ball
State.BYU in the Poinsettia Bowl probably against San Diego
State.NJCAA #4 Snow in the Syracuse Bowl against #1 ASA College.Best of luck to all three. Too bad my Utes aren't in a bowl as
@bleedcougarblue....the stadium was full.Ya gotta love this team. And
Coach Anderson. Aggies are the MEN this year. The BOYS (Utah & BYU can go
home and lick their wounds.
1st - CONGRATS to the Aggies. Nice year, guys. I saw you're ranked 25th
in one poll. That's better than both BYU and Utah, so nice going.2nd, the article said this was a home game played in front of 19,350 fans.
19,350 fans??? Where's the love, Aggie fans? Your players deserve better
than that.GO COUGARS!
Be happy you are going to a bowl no matter what it is this year. And AZ Blue,
clese doesn't count in football.
Congrats Aggies. Bowl game with Kent State would be a challenge as they are
good too. Other Bowl matchups i'd like to see but probably won't due
to politics and bowl negotiations. Obviously N.D will play winner of SEC
championship, but other great bowl games would be Stanford v. Kansas State,
Florida v. Oregon, Texas A & M v. Loser of Georgia/Bama (rematch of
Bama's only lose would be fun),
What a great year. So close to 12 and 0. Now that would be interesting in the
polls. Congrats to USU.
Go Aggies. Although we're going to the Potato Bowl its still postseason and
thats always good especially for recruiting. All in all I'm so proud of the
Aggies and the turnaround they've had #LETSGETIT!!
Congrats USU. I'm truly excited for all your success. You have a great
coach who I hope sticks around a long time. I'm excited for the USU and BYU
rivalry. And even excited to swapp some jabs with Sportsnutz. You
guys deserve a better bowl game for sure, but I think you'll be rewarded
next year. Way to Aggies!!
Great year and I am so glad to hear Anderson will be staying....I hope he sticks
to that plan. Sad to see that you only get the Spud bowl what a slap in the
face....you deserve a lot better.Great year Congrats!
You guys deserve better than the Spud Bowl. Is there any way out to a better
bowl? I think you can play with most other folks.