Series takes a break until 2012 season after Thursday
GO AGGIES!btw utes - I've been talking with my PAC-10 UCLA and USC
friends today, they said "WHO" then started laughing when I mentioned that you
guys think your getting an invite to the PAC 10. You'd have a better chance of
beating USU 100 times in a row.Good luck! GO AGGIES!
So it sounds like we have a pretty good chance of getting an invite to the PAC
10 (even though that isn't something we think) given your reasoning. We have an
incredibly high chance of beating USU 100 times in a row. I remember last year
or two years ago when the USU band started playing the school song after first
the Aggies can pull out a W, but if they are competitive, it'll be a great start
for GA. Good Luck Aggies. The new Ute QB, whoever it ends up being, has a lot of
pressure on him, we'll see what he's made of. Can't Wait!!
Nice work Utah! Welcome to the world of college football. How does it feel to
be ranked in major polls for the first time ever? That's cute. Most all other
Utah schools have already done this many times.
I can't stop laughing you are really funny. I'm sure you are the idiot that was
trying to brag up the Utes amazing success anyways. Why would Utah
ever leave the top of a conference only to find itself in the middle of
another.We head to BCS games every few years anyways. That
considered there isn't much of an advantage of moving to the Pac-10. But way
make yourself look like a typical inbreed hill billy from where...?
USU also plays the band after showing opponents new hand signals learned at
school to show mom and dad. They must be so proud of their boys at USU.
Shouldn't you be dropping your sister off from the date you took her on? It is
after midnight and isn't that when the HG goes to bed?Zoobie...Sure do look forward to your slaughter on Saturday!!!The Y
will be the laughing stock of college football this year as they have
volunteered to expose to the nation the true state of their program. At least 5
losses this year guaranteed.
You dim wits, Utah has been in the FINAL ranking (the only one that matters) at
#4 in 2004 and #2 in 2008. And saying its more likely that we beat USU 100 times
than joining the PAC-10 is an insult to your own team. Man the haters are up and
jealous tonight. I'll be there tomorrow night, get your butts in your seats
before kickoff! GO UTES!!!
AJ how long have you been on planet Earth or is this your first football season?
Are you thinking of Utah State up in Logan?
Nice work, BYU fan! Glad you still remember what the world of college football
is like. How does it feel to go to a BCS game? Oh... ummm... sorry... I forgot
the "Golden Age" for BYU football ended in 1985.As for the Aggies, I
hope Gary Anderson turns the program into a powerhouse. Someone needs to end
the Boise State reign in the WAC.
Most Utah schools have been ranked?? Who besides Utah and BYU have ever been
ranked in any major poll.
What bubble did you pop in from? Let me guess.... Provo bubble along with all
the other jealous zoobies commenting on this article.FYI, the
article stated that this is the first time the Utes have been rated in both
major PRESEASON polls. If you followed college football you would know this.
BTW, Utah has finished in the top 10 in both major polls twice in the last five
years.Welcome to the world of college football.
I guess your USC and UCLA pals forgot the MWC was 6-1 against the PAC-10 last
year including a UCLA beatdown by BYU and the Utes defeating Oregon St. who had
Well better to be on the way up then down Cosmo!
I see the trolls from Happy Valley have been commenting about things which they
know nothing about - AGAIN!! Are things so dull in Provo that they have nothing
better to do but embarrass themselves?! GO UTES!!
AJ is right. Take in all levels of college football in the state and you will
see that Weber State begins ranked this year too, as well as Snow College. SLCC
is ranked once in awhile too; not to mention Dixie State. And while it has been
years Utah State was ranked on a regular basis way back in the 1960s. Also as
several highly respected coaches around the country will tell you; any team can
beat any team on any given day. I watched a couple of the USU games last year
and if they had had about about another five or six minutes USU just may have
had a couple of more wins last year. One being against BYU.
This is a great in state game! Driving from Logan and supporting the real
football teams, is like having a Coke with Caffeine! Not worth my drive further
south! Go aggies/utes!
Smart friends. I'm sure they're getting advanced degrees.
I hope its a good a show. Nothing like a sell out crowd for Utah vs USU game.
Good luck. Please make it a competitive game!!!!!
Utah should not be playing Utah State. Unless they can at least give us a
competitive game - and that hasn't happened for years, it is a no win situation
for the Utes.As we improve our national standing, we need to be
playing teams from the Pac 10, Big 10, etc. When you are a big boy you need to
play the big boys!I look forward to where our recent success gets us
where we want to be - the PAC 10!Go Utes (will win tonight by
Nice to get some coverage for the JV game, or the undercard, or whatever you
want to call this Utah'Utah State game.Go Cougars!!
To be completely honest, I love both schools. Going to this game is almost the
highlight of the season for me because I get to see friends come into town for
the game and catch up with all my Aggie buddies. As far as it being one sided,
yes it has been. However, to me this game is far more than a game, its a chance
to connect with old friends and have a good time. Isn't that what sport is
about? Having fun and being competitive? I just wish for it to be a good clean
game and maybe a closer game than normal ^^ GO UTES!! GO AGGIES!! WOOOOO!!!
I love that you list "your buddies" as your source. Well i just talked to "my
buddies" and they said that "your buddies" are wrong and my dad is stronger than
your dad!!!!! As much as i appreciate you bringing some inside scoop from "your
buddies" maybe you should find some real sources!!!!!!
what does MUSS stand for??
Only way the aggies win is if Utah has 5 turnovers and USU can turn those into
points. Utah covers the spread.Not any team can beat any other team
on any given day. That is pure BS. Sure, it is a PC thing to say, but few
coaches actually believe that. There is a huge difference between the top
twenty teams in the country and the bottom 20. The wost team in the country
will never beat the top team in the country. Ever.
Can everyone just stop?! It's GAME DAY!!! Let's all be happy and smack talk
AFTER we play on the field!! utah will win, no doubt, but I can't wait!!!! I
LOVE FOOTBALL!!!!!!GO UTES!!!!
Except that when you usually have a marquee event, both participants have a shot
to win.Saturday's massacre will be fun to watch. BYU will
singlehandedly undo what Utah and TCU did last year for the MWC, in the first
half!FYI - Your Cougars host Utah State in a few short weeks. Silly
Gary Andersen said "something those at Utah State need to understand. There's
work to do in order to turn things around."And something else that
the Aggies have to understand is that I wouldn't expect an upset tonight. Look
for more of the same with Utah dominating both sides of the ball. If USU does
win tonight I'll eat my own shoes. But the fact is USU has a lot of work to do
before they will be able to compete with Utah again. The best
advice and can give the Aggies is to be patient. I believe the time will come
that you will post a win over the likes of Utah or Boise State. But it's not
going to start this season. So be patient and go out there and support your
program. It will be fun to see Andersen change the face of USU football but it
will be slow and steady and not an overnight change.Go Utes! And
here's to the future of USU football.
How is this sorry excuse for a rivalry football game sold out? I gave my tickets
away to my neighbor because I know one thing. This game will be boring. Sorry Aggies if you wasted your money on this. Because your team will
lose by 30+ points.My guessUtah 52USU 14
Top twenty teams do lose now and then in what many people consider unloaable
games. But they usually drop out of the rankings when they do. Michigan losing
to Appalachian State comes to mind.
Utah State is going to shock the Utes and beat them. I can't stand coach
Anderson (he betrayed So. Utah)...but I do hope Ut. State wins.GO
The tailgate, the game, the post game will all be good. The Utes will cover the
spread, but State will give us a hard fought first half before they just flat
wear out in the 2nd half. It would be nice if this turns into a blowout so the
2nd and 3rd teams can get some reps, unlike last year when Ludwig left the first
team out there for the whole game. GO UTES!
To the zoob who thinks BYU is always the headline act: Just remember last year
when Utah opened at the Big House against Michigan and the zoobs were home
playing Southwest Dakota State or something? And remember when Utah played
Alabama in the Sugar Bowl on national TV when the zoobs were sitting home
Aggie fan here and I agree mostly with your points. I am hopeful but not
expecting a win. Utah finished #2 in the nation last year and garnered my
respect with the 'physical' win over Alabama. Utah is one of the top teams in
the nation. Some of the Ute fans (maybe just the ones on this board) need to
learn some class and conduct themselves like fans of a top twenty program - you
need to ditch the little-man syndrome!
Glad to see that the conversation immediately goes to the topic of BYU, even
though this is a Utah-Utah State article. Uoobies still live in the shadow of
the Cougs. The team up north spends most of its time saying "look at me."
MUS = Mighty Utah Student Section
It appears there may be more than 3 Aggie fans. Who knew?Unless it's
the same guy using three monikers.When Utah goes to the Pac10, USU can
join the Big Sky and byu can take USU's place in the WAC.
I have Dish Network & the Sports Pack, can I see this game?
MUSS=mighty Utah student section\It is in the school song.
Re: Ron in Oc... stands for Might Utah Student Section. MUSS is actually a word
from the Fight Song.
go usu heck yes my bro is in the usu fans pic
>Just remember last yearCongratulations to the University of Utah on
a solid football season last year! I think it's nice that Utah fans have had a
couple of chances to experience what BYU fans have been experiencing on a
regular basis for decades.
@RE: AJ .... Still live in the shadow of ybu? Wow... you still live in the
shadow of that rock you've been living under? You might wanna back
up and take a look at what you're doing:- You are on a Utah/Utah
State article- Talking about your beloved ybuThe Utes don't
spend any time saying 'look at me'. They actually just go out and get it done on
the field. Your team on the other hand... likes to print out t-shirts that
profess things yet to happen. So which team spends their time saying 'look at
me'?And now back to relevant items...If the Utes bring
their A game and don't overlook the Ags they should win comfortably.
Is that the group of 20 students at Ute basketball games?! Come to the Spectrum
and we'll show you what a student section is all about.USU won't win
tonight but they'll beat the spread. The football program is on the upswing.Also, I agree with Utah having little man's syndrome...stop acting like
Cougars already.GO AGGIES!
Utah State has a chance to win this game, and if a few things go right early,
and Utah struggles to move the ball for whatever reason, this will me closer
than anyone expects. Utah fans will be eerily quiet early in the game and us
Aggies will be yelling while it lasts. The Aggies will rise again and once
again become the dominant football program in the state of Utah.
It is in the school song, but "Mighty Utah Student Section" was a moniker and
acronym assigned to it after the MUSS was formed...it was never in the original
plans, but happened to work out.
and the Aggie band rocks, just cause yours is lame and can only play once in
awhile instead of all the time don't try and drag down the USU band to your
If this were a BYU vs Utah game day posts would number over 200 by now. Just
goes to show how little people care. Fill the stadium full of Aggie fans for
all I care. Utah won't need the MUSS, or a QB tonight.Utah 66USU 3
Actually naive Cougar fan, let me help you comprehend what really took place.The FOURTH post on this article was a Cougar fan taking a shot at the
Utes for being ranked in both polls to start a season for the first time.It must be a great life to be so oblivious to what really goes on in the
world. I don't blame the poster though. If Utah was on track to
lose by 30+ points in their opener, I'd spend time reading articles from my
Why on earth would you want to watch this game? The Florida vs Charleston
Southern will be more exciting. But if your a football fan the the game you
should be watching tonight is Boise St vs Oregon.
I think we will see an upset tonight. Utah has a whole new set of players and
coaches who don't know what they're doing. The Aggies, on the other
hand, have nothing to lose and will come out motivated.BTW, Ute
fans, after losing tonight, you won't be able to get pay back until 2012 the
next time you play USU. BYU will have played in some BCS bowl games
The Utes can overlook the Aggies and still demolish them. The Aggies are small
potatoes and an easy win, as well San Jose State. That's why I'm not worried
about this game. The season really starts for the Utes when they play Oregon.
The QB situation will have worked itself out by than.
"I think it's nice that Utah fans have had a couple of chances to experience
what BYU fans have been experiencing on a regular basis for decades."Whatever, BYU hasn't had any real success since '84 when they got lucky. In
fact, the questionable '84 National Championship brought us the BCS system.
I disagree with Kyle, this game is not good for the state, and not good for
Utah. It's only good for the Aggies. Utah gets no upside on this game, and as
a season ticket holder, I would love to see this game replaced by anyone else
(so long as Div I).
mighty utah state section
Given Utah's recent preference for Texas high schoolers over Utah recruits, is
it really appropriate to continue calling this the Battle of Brothers? As of
today's 15 verbal commits for the class of 2010, Utah has 8 from Texas, 5 from
California, and 2 from Utah (Joe Krueger and JC Snow transfer Star Lotulelei).
If I were a high school player in Utah with serious D-1 potential, I'd
have better luck focusing on recruiting by the likes of Notre Dame, BYU and PAC
It's amazing how Kyle has forgotten how to coach and Gary knows everything about
coaching. That's why a lot of people are picking the upset, since Gary knows so
much about the Utes. The Utes' program is far superior than the Aggies, so I'm
not worried. The upset will look likely when it's close at the half, but Utah
will blow it away in the third. Remember Aggie fans, your beloved team had a
total of 34 yards in one half against the Utes' starters last year. Do you
really think it's going to be any different this year? The QB's will have
challenges for the Utes, but it's not like your defense has proven anything in
over 10 years. Gary will do great in years to come, but this year he's starting
from the beginning, so it's not going to look pretty. Utah State-14
Utah-10 at the halfUtah-38 Utah State-21 finalBe happy Aggie fans,
it will be the closest margin in over a decade, so that's almost like a victory.
New QB and mostly new offense. I predict the Utes won't get things going till
the second half.I predict the Aggies win by at least 7GO
Oh the intelligence of these arguments.Utah will win, but USU will
compete.This will not be a "we don't care" game. This will not be a
gimme game. This will not be a blow out. Even Gordon Monson (Ute homer and
psuedo-"Aggie hater") said so himself.There is a chance USU will
pull out the upset. We'll have to pressure the QB, stop the run game, and
execute execute execute. Teams with less caliber athleticism *MUST* execute in
order to gain the advantage.Real world prediction: USU 24, Utah
34Aggie homer prediction (wouldn't it be great?!) USU 21, Utah 14GO AGGIES!!!
I think we should start calling it "this is not a battle, brother!"
Hypocrite much? Utah will stop recruiting from Texas when BYU stops recruiting
from the middle of the pacific.
What point are you trying to make? Texas and California have shown to produce
10 times the football talent that the state of Utah has. Of course Utah would
prefer to take a 3-Star kid from Texas over Utah. They are better athletes, and
have a higher ceiling.Utah will go after in-state kids that are
atheletic and talented. BYU can have the Utah kids who are "good spirits" that
fit in at the Y.I think 2 BCS trips to 0 shows how that decision is
going.FYI - Utah picked up 4 of the top 8 Utah kids in 2009, BYU had
1. Utah is still in the running for the best Utah prosepect for 2010, Ricky
Heimuli, BYU is not. The 2010 Utah high school class is not nearly as highly
regarded as the 2009, that is why Utah has gone to Texas and California. BYU is
getting the average kids from Utah, except the coaches kids.
so the Utah fans get to brag for a few years, it's always cyclical and for years
USU would smack the Utes around and make fun of them and would wonder why they
even bothered playing Utah cause it was a no-win situation. Some day in our
lifetimes it will once again be the True Aggie Blue from Logan dominating the
landscape in the state.
really? you people are predicting that USU is going to beat utah @ utah... if
only gambling was legal in this state...
"The Utes have won the last 11 games against the Aggies, prevailing by an
average of more than three touchdowns and a field goal."I would have
phrased this "an average of more than 12 safeties" That makes more sense to me.
Or I would have said "24 points". How about that Dirk?Are you like
a high school kid that tries to lengthen the report by using more words than
One quote in the story sticks out: "Both coaches, though, are quick to agree
that the coaching is overrated and it's all about the players."It
all comes down to recruiting top athletes with proven ability. Why do such
players choose one school over another? Past reputation of teams? Coaches
personality and persuasivness? Scholarship money? Chances for high quality
education? Possible playing time?You rabid fans are the experts, but
I expect that if you look at how much USU gets for a budget from the legislature
vs. how much the U gets for a budget, you'll wonder if the playing field is
level for anything at the two schools, including being competetive with each
other in intercollegiate athletics.That's why everyone is so
thrilled when a middle tier school beats up on a BCS school. The big boys have
the bucks (from whatever source) and the tradition (read "record") to get the
best players. Now, tell me if USU stands a chance? Only with luck. Football has become a business. USU doesn't have enough chips to stay in the
game for long, but I'll be rooting for them anyway. GO AGGIES!
Utah State needs to join Division 1AA. They can win some games, and start a new
rivalry with Weber State, or Montana State or Dixie. USU has should not be
playing Division 1 football. Skyline High -- most years -- fields better
athletes than USU.
Who's all going to the Utah vs USU(University Southern Uzbekistan) game tonight?
Should be a real good one.NOT. I'd rather give my mother-in-law a back
rub than watch tonight's game. I'd wish the Utes luck tonight, but
even with all the bad luck in the world they'd still win the game by 20+ points.
I will however, be a good fan, and wish the Aggies luck because they'll need it
just to go back to Logan alive.Go UUUUUUUTES!
To all you Utah fans who keep patting themselves on the back just because Utah
beat an extremely weak Michigan team last year, get over yourselves. It wasn't
that great of a victory. Also, Utah beat an Alabama team that could have cared
less about the game. Only a week before they were playing Florida to see who
would be in the BCS champtionship game. Bama had a big let down when they found
out they were stuck with the lowely Utes. Face it, your team and school isn't
I agree, but I don't think USU could start a rivalry with Weber or Montana. It
is hard to call it a rivalry when you lose. USU would have a hard getting wins
in the big sky, maybe they should drop down to Division 3, or 8 man football to
collect their wins.
Geez, what a bunch of sour grapes on these posts! Football is a game - if you
don't want to attend or listen to the game, then don't. Who cares? But why
badmouth the folks who love the Utes and will attend no matter who they are
playing? There are actually a lot of REAL fans (not bandwagoneers). Utah v.
USU isn't BYU v. Oklahoma, so why not wait until the latter game is played to
comment. Some of you people really do need to get a life - somehow, somewhere!!
Isn't trash talking fun? Makes you all look kind of childish, but I guess that
is your right.Few expect the Aggies to win, but a good game would be
a huge step in the right direction for this program.You can trash
talk all you want. I'll still be watching and cheering.
Go get 'em Aggies!!!
Talk of additions to the PAC10 are speculative. Utah may be invited, they may
not. However, people who think Utah, if chosen, will be a mid-level PAC12 team
are even worse speculators. What they don't consider is that Utah (or any other
school) would benefit from the PAC 12 allure when going after better rated
recruits. Utah typically loses them now. Better recruits should equal an even
better Utah team. So, if all else is equal, and Utah (which already has easily
measured success against not just PAC 10 teams but other BCS teams, too), it's
fair to "speculate" that Utah would be a tough and credible addition to that
conference. While that happens, those same PAC 10 teams would be losing some of
their own blue chip recruits to the new competition. Middle of the pack? No way.
He was just stating a fact for all of the Johnny-come-lately Utah fans who think
Utah football has a long history of excellence
Is there a game tonight?
Mighty Utah Student Section? Sounds like the name of some "collective" out of
the old Soviet Union or Communist China. :-)Don't get me wrong,
I'll take Utah over BYU or USU when I want to watch a good football game. I
just think it's a funny name.
ALL RIGHT AGGIES!LET'S BEAT THE THE PEMMICAN OUT OF THESE UTES SO THATTHE
REST OF THE MWC WILL BE ABLE TO FINISH THE JOB! THIS OLD COUGAR WANTS TO SEE IT
ANYONE TALKING ABOUT BYU AND UTAH RECORDS AND SUCH, YOUR LOSERS. THIS IS ABOUT
THE UTAH AND USU GAME, STAY FOCUS ON THE PRESENT, LOSERS!!!!
iF YOU THINK USU IS GONNA WIN YOU HAVE SOMETHING WRONG WITH YOU
Ute fans, You are very rude, I hope you are proud of yourself.
Tonight USU has a rare legitimate chance of beating Utah. With the Utes
starting a QB that is new to the system, Misi not playing, new coaches, many new
offensive players, etc... They must try everything they have to win. They may
not get another like this for several years. Tonight is best chance to snap the
11 game winning streak!
I am just writing to tell you that Utah State will win tonight. I will also get
a date with Lisa.Regards,Screech from Saved by the Bell
If Utah forfeited tonights game would they still win?
who doesn't love the thistle!
Good luck utes I have nothing against the aggies and hope after tonight they go
on for much success. As for the guys down south good luck try and not to to make
a laughing stock out of the Mountain west
Who doesn't love the rose!
If the Utes subsituted the East High football team to play in their place, what
would the margin of victory be for East High?
You should have left off the "from Saved by the Bell" part. If they don't know
who that is, they don't deserve to laugh at the joke (which was great by the
way).See you at the Max!
I will be at the max! I hope lisa comes too!
Wouldn't it be funny if the Aggies beat the Utes?
I am a byu fan. GO cougarettes!
I don't get it: when utah played alabama, most byu fans (or at least the decent
ones) rooted for utah and were happy that they won. Now when byu plays oklahoma,
it appears that every ute fan on the planet will be watching the game with
anticipation...and they're looking for a byu to get blown out, which makes no
sense since byu winning would help their team a good deal. Seriously, people.
I for one as a UTE fan was rooting for BYU. That was until some of your fans
started posting comments. I know, I know there are idiot UTE posters, but it is
interesting to me that most of the BYU fans that post are the same as those they
criticize. They just can't see it through their blinders... I for one get tired
of being told that I as a UTE fan, am either a mormon hater or I got rejected by
BYU. The fact is that I am not a mormon hater and I never wanted to go to BYU.
I am a UTE and a UTE by choice not because my daddy and grandaddy were fans...
Another hypothetical question but first let me give some background info. My son
plays QB for his little league team. He is really athletic, fast, and has a good
arm if I say so myself. What would be the margin of victory if my
son started QB for the Utes?
Listening on radio... 3-0 usu early, Ute turnover on fumbleWhat the heck Utes! C'mon, these are the Aggies we are playing! Don't give
the zoobs any fodder!GOOOOOOO UTES!!
Im in California and can not get the game on the MTN. Is anyone else having
trouble with the MTN on Direct TV??