Great season Aggies!!! There would have been an easy way to determine the best
team in the state. If Utah would play USU it would be easy. Since Utah of the
mighty PAC 11 + U knows better USU wins by default. It's a lot easier to
just claim your better than prove it.
Go Aggies!!!!! Thanks for a very enjoyable year!Regarding the
debate about the "best team" - I like to look at various computer
rankings to get some insight. Regrettably I have to conclude that the U of U
likely is the better team. My favorite computer system is the Wilson performance
ranking system. Here are some of its selected rankings following this
weekend:22Fresno State28Utah36Michigan State39Boise
State42Utah State70BYU98North Texas101Weber276SUUShowing that yes Utah likely is better than Utah State (14
spots apart), but the MWC Conference Champion Fresno State is better than the
PAC 12 second place team Utah. Not quite as much "separation" there as
the U of U folks like to pretend.Also note that BYU is about as
close to Weber (31 spots ahead) as it is to USU (28 spots behind).Looking forward to next year!One other note, BYU can't get
the "G5" post season spot no matter how well it performs - it can only
be considered for an at large spot since it is an independent. So it is much
more likely that USU could be in a "NY6 game" than BYU - and in fact
next year USU has a real shot at doing so.
USU or Utah for best team in the state? We'll never know. USU or BYU for
strength of schedule this year? Aggs officially ranked lower and the Y did play
some bigger names. But they also played some lesser names. And most of
USU's wins were blowouts against the league. Nevertheless, the
Wyo, Col St and Boise games were disappointing, despite the Aggies winning two
of them. No coincidence that Jordan Love was not good in any of the three. As he
goes, so go the Aggies. As a sophmore, he will probably get better. If Anderson
can replace his O and D lines, we're likely to have these arguments for at
least the next couple of years. And that's a lot of fun for us
USU, U of U and BYU fans, don't you agree?
It must be fear or someone else's success that causes posters to say that
Utah State did not have a great season. Congratulations, Ags! If BYU
runs the table, they will be considered for the G-5 spot. If the Mountain West
champ runs the table, they will be considered for the G-5 spot. If neither runs
the table, they will not be given a second look. If the MWC champ loses any
game, regardless of strength of nonconference schedule and big wins, they will
not be considered over a P5 runner-up. If BYU, on the other hand, has one loss
and great SOS, they will be considered because they will not have the
"lesser conference" stigma attached to their team. That is the benefit
of independence. Do I think the MWC, top to bottom, is as good as
the PAC this year? Yes. Do I think it is unfair that the P% has all the control?
Yes. But it is all about money and they have the keys to the bank. They do not
want to let someone else in.
Well done Aggies! To those that say this is just a practice game, or whatever,
shame on you. They were invited to a Bowl game, and won. Picked up some extra
$$ for the school, and the players were watched by scouts. Not every NFL player
comes from a DIV I school.
The bowl season is here and once again the mid majors are dominating the
pathetic pac 10.2. You just can't make this stuff up.
A top 20 ranking should accompany this great win.
Great game by the Aggies. As with the rest of the season they can just play the
opponent their given. North Texas was supposed to be pretty good, but it did not
turn out that way. If the Aggies had beaten Boise and Fresno,their opponent
would not have been much better. ASU got rolled by Fresno State, I think that is
a statement on how good the "conference of champions" is. MWC in bowl
games 2-0, PAC 12 in bowl games 0-1, and counting.
Best team in the state and it isn't even close.
Great going Aggies, you deserved a better bowl opponent and a better bowl game.
Either way you finished strong and had a great season I tip my hat
Good game by the Aggies. Way to finish off a great season. Best team in the
state this year.
Didn’t realize that bowl season had already but congrats to the Aggies on
a nice bowl win, and a great season.Best team in the state, despite
what the kids on the hill may think.
The Utes are fortunate that they didn’t have to play the Aggies this
season.Utah State would dominate the Utes.
“Utah State so deserved to play a bigger name in a better bowl. New Mexico
bowl is your reward for a great season?”#114 SOS/literally
beat not a single good team.....This was on top of not even being able to win
their midmajor division.....They were slotted in precisely the bowl game they
earned.tinplater—Arkansas was beyond terrible this
year, even losing to a CSU team usu had no business beating.....And Rice is
hardly a big-time program, but rather yet another mediocre midmajor.Go Utes!
Congratulations Aggies!Utah State is undeniably the best team in the
state this season.
Hard to argue that USU is not the best team in the state. Great win and great
season. A lot of changes for this off season. We will have to see
what happens next year.
Unfortunately an awesome showing for the Aggies. I was pulling for the Mean
Green but USU clearly was the superior team. It's too bad that
the starting QB for North Texas got injured early. Utah State still would have
won but at least it might have been a slightly competitive game if Fine had been
able to stay in the game. The 4 interceptions by the North Texas backup QBs
really doomed them. This game is illustrative of how much better the
MWC is relative to C-USA. With USU's blowout over North Texas (a
previously relatively well regarded team) and Fresno State's win over
Arizona State (albeit without their superstar WR, N'Keal Harry), if Boise
State beats Boston College then the MWC will have a high profile going into next
year and it would not be surprising if the MWC champion next year (be it USU,
FSU or BSU) gets the G-5 New Years bowl spot. It would be fabulous if we (BYU)
were in the mix for this possibility but the Holmoe (in)dependence experiment
unfortunately drags on.
aggies will try and spin this as a great season. With the low standards they
have, I suppose I can see their rationale. However, there isn't
a single good program in the country that would consider 0 wins against P5
teams, 0 wins against end of season ranked teams, and a horrible bowl game like
the New Mexico Bowl a good season.USU is no doubt the second best
team in the state. But again, that's nothing to brag about.
Wow, I missed the game. I had no idea that bowl games started this early.
The loss to Boise doomed a better bowl. I was genuinely worried because just
eyeballing north Texas' schedule, they played some big name universities
(Arkansas, Rice). But the Aggies were for real this year, and amazingly were
picked 4th in their division! Congrats to the team for representing the
university with such class and playing through the distractions of the last two
weeks with a super effort today. Time for season tickets for all Aggie fans
within a few hours of Logan, next year is going to be fun.
Great day to BE AN AGGIE! Yes, yes, yes!!!
Yeah, I'm not surprised. North Texas has come a long way, but they're
still playing catch-up for years of being absolutely atrocious. Neither USU nor
UNT had schedules which looked terribly difficult compared to BYU or Utah, but
the way USU walloped most of their opponents (my beloved BYU included) was a
sign to me from the beginning that this was going to be a very one-sided
match-up. I think BYU-UNT would have been a much better game. USU deserved a
better bowl opponent, although I'm sure they're not complaining over
the way they steamrolled the Mean Green today.
Mean Green learned if you are going into a shootout with Big Blue, you better
bring all your weapons. Way to go Aggies!
Congrats to Aggies. Don’t watch Bowl games besides CFP. They
are at best, consolation games, at worst, extra practices. No meaning.
At the beginning of the season I predicted 9 or more wins. This is a special
group that has been a blast to watch. Great job Aggies!!!
With such a resounding win, I won't be able to wear USU gear in North Texas
for a little while. Something about salt and wounds.
Nice win Aggies.Although it's sad that a team that narrowly
lost to Michigan state, then lost the championship to boise, gets the new Mexico
bowl. Aggies deserve something better!
Holy cow, what an ugly game. Utah State so deserved to play a bigger name in a
better bowl. New Mexico bowl is your reward for a great season?