Utah State football: Backup Aggie quarterbacks struggle in loss to Boise State

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  • Mad Martigan SLC, UT
    Oct. 15, 2013 5:04 p.m.

    Step back from the ledge Aggie fans. Defense played good- not great. Our secondary did make Southwick look all world, but we weren't getting pressure on him either. Any QB will find holes when he has all day to throw. The coaching staff is doing the best they can and the players are putting forth effort. This next week will be a better barometer as we have named a starting QB and he'll have a full week of practice with the first team O.

  • Aggie238 Logan, UT
    Oct. 14, 2013 5:46 p.m.

    I actually thought Garretson moved the ball much better than Harrison. Yeah, he threw a couple of picks, but when you think about a (previously) third string QB coming in and probably getting his first-ever game reps, and really probably some of his first real reps period, it's easy to cut him a touch of slack. Garretson seemed to be quicker at making decisions, and I think his arm is better and quite a bit more accurate (9 for 14 is loads better than 7 for 17, despite how the Deseret News wants to spin it). Most importantly, he did two things Harrison couldn't: Move the ball consistently and score.

    That said, the secondary (minus Nevin Lawson who played lights out all night) needs some serious work. Boise State obviously has some good receivers and a good QB, but my goodness, when everyone in the stadium knows they're going to pass, you ought to be able to at least sorta defend it. We had the run pretty well shut down, which should have allowed for some more personnel to drop back into pass coverage.

  • lehiaggie Lehi, UT
    Oct. 14, 2013 1:22 p.m.

    Yes there have been injuries, but I think the coaching staff needs to get this together. I have been frustrated with some of the decisions and play calling. Get your staff and your team together Wells.

  • Who Knew? Boise, ID
    Oct. 14, 2013 10:09 a.m.

    I'd LOVE to hear Joey DeMartino's explanation for WHY he felt the need to run all the way over to the other side of the field to commit a personal foul on a play in which he was not involved in any way. That was one of the most bone-headed and idiotic moves by a football player that I've seen in a VERY long time.

    Brilliant move there DeMartino. Way to cost your team a 15 yard personal foul penalty as a result of your stupidity.

  • RSLfanalways West Valley, UT
    Oct. 14, 2013 10:04 a.m.

    They still have a chance at being 8 and 4 if one of the backup quaterbacks starts to play decent and need the cornerbacks and kicker to step up their game. If they get 8-4 record I would say that is still a pretty sucessful season. Conference will be tough to win.

  • cougar76 Raleigh, NC
    Oct. 13, 2013 2:41 p.m.

    We feel your pain. Finding a new starter at QB is more than a 1 week project. It may even take years. I think we may have found our next solution. Hoping usu does the same soon. Either way, looking forward to Chuckie's farewell tour stop at our place next year.

  • Stang08 Southern, UT
    Oct. 13, 2013 2:29 p.m.

    4-0 with my predictions and the aggies show no sign of proving me wrong. Man it's good being at the top. I will say that it is kinda lonely though when you are the only one who knows what's gonna happen. And then they prove you right.

  • I Bleed Blue Las Vegas, NV
    Oct. 13, 2013 9:06 a.m.

    The Aggies did not quit. It's tough when you have to play a team coached by the 'Lavell Edwards of Idaho.'