Well, guys, it looks like BYU to the Big 12 is a done deal. The announcement is
Beware the ghost of Crowton
I see a repeat.USU 31byu 160-4 against Utah teams
the past two years.Soon to be fourth in recruiting behind Utah, Utah
State, and Southern Utahno BCS invite, no chance at ever going to
BCS game, no chance at ever going undefeated....conclusion:no chance at being relevant any time in the future.The future of
football in Utah, is Utah
teepee moderate,I'm happy that all things BYU bother you. I love
that even after a huge beatdown that admittedly was tough you still obsess about
BYU.I absolutely love that byu upsets you so.Thanks
Does anybody at the Deseret News watch BYU play? You guys all predicted BYU to
win easy at Old Miss, they scraped out a win. You predicted wins at Texas and
against Utah, wrongo. Big win against CFU, CFU handed away the game with
mistakes. Auburn couldn't stop USU's run game, neither could CSU. BYU
allowed Jon White to run all over them, and White is no Turbin. While I expect
BYU to look better this game they have not shown any special ability that Auburn
or CSU didn't have. Expect USU to go for at least 250 on the ground, and Utah
State to win by 7-10.
Turbin is going to rush for 150+ yards and 2 TD's. Chuckie will throw for 200+
yards and Wagner will get to Heaps at least 2-3 times. If Aggies
defense doesn't have too many meltdowns, they'll win.Aggies 30Cougars 17
maybe the Cougs won't quit this time.
A USU win is in the cards for the 2nd straight year. USU is better than they
were last year and BYU is about the same or worse. It won't be a 44 point
beatdown that has fans running for the parking lot in the 3rd quarter, but I
think USU will control the clock and the score will be:USU 27
(absolute control)BYU 17 (two TDs on offense will be considered a MAJOR
Unless Coach Andersen has been talking to Coach Whittingham about how to defend
us, we should win this one.
The Big 12 (10 or whatever) is irrelevant. All the big boys are waving bye bye
to the conference. It will end up being Iowa State, and possibly the Kansas
schools, when the dust settles. Why join a a near cadaver? BYU better wait, or
it will end up joining a poorer conference that the one they left. The
so-called Big 12 will be decertified at a BCS school if they implode as they
apparently are poised to do. Be careful BYU.
Wow, they act as though USU won't make any improvements on their last week of
play, but BYU will fix all of their errors that we have seen over and over again
through the season. BYU's offense is terrible (agains utah -12 rushing yards was
laughable), does anyone really think Jake Heaps is a good QB? I've watched all
of the games from both teams and I haven't seen much to wow over on the BYU
side, but USU has some real raw talent. It's ok, USU did fine as the underdog
last year. My prediction?USU 31BYU 12
"To all you Aggie afficionados: What's a Turbin? He hasn't seen a defense
yet."You're going to see Turbin's footprints on your LBs chests
after the game.
Aggies will have this one. BYU didn't change its stripes overnight, and
Andersen's team will not be intimidated by a team they dominated last year. Deseret News prediction = way off base.
I agree - it shouldn't be close. Like 31 - 16 ish?disrupt the
status, I'm with you on that one. The article was laughable. Where does DNews
get these people?
The side that makes the fewest mistakes should win. If both sides don't really
have turnovers, I think USU should be able to control the clock a bit more.
Robert Turbin only rushed for 74 yards against BYU's bad defense back in 2008, I
don't see him making that huge of an impact against a BYU defense that is
actually good. BYU by 10.
My prediction? The team that scores the most wins.
One commenter said that the only stat USU had in its favor over BYU was in
recruiting thugs.To set the record straight:Points per
game, USU 42.0, BYU 16.0Rush yards per game, USU 316.0, BYU 42.0Pass
yards per game, USU 234.8, BYU 176.03rd down conversions, USU 18 of 42
(42,9%), BYU 23 of 60 (38.3%)4th down conversions, USU 2 of 4 (50%), BYU 1
of 5 (20$%)Sacks per game USU 3.3, BYU 1.0Interceptions per game,
BYU 1.0, USU 0.0Punt yard average, USU 48.6, BYU 42.0FGs, BYU 5 of
6, USU 3 of 3; XP BYU 7 of 7, USU 15 of 16.There are a few in BYU's
favor, but the vast majority are in USU's favor. In fairness, BYU has played
two teams that could be in or are close to the top 25 and USU only one (that is
in the FBS).
I wonder...is BYU better in Provo that Auburn at Auburn? I don't know. Going
into a packed SEC stadium somehow seems a whole lot more daunting that going
into Provo. I know Auburn isn't what they were last year, but then, neither is
I'm a die hard BYU fan and always will be. I'm going to have to go with the
majority of the posts on here and predict a USU win. In 3 games the BYU offense
showed ZERO IMPROVEMENT. Why would I expect anything different from the Cougar
offense this week. it's just not there. And the Cougar defense has not faced a
dual threat QB like this one. Expect a lot of zone option (like what Texas did
against BYU the 2nd half) from the Aggies. BYU can't defend it.USU
has a better QB (by far), a better offense, and better coaches. BYU has a better
defense, and probably better athletes, and maybe better special teams.
Overall edge goes to USU.
Defense wins games and the Cougs has oneCougs 42Aggies
17Chris B whining of tough schedule for utes.
Hey Cougar Claws. So Turbin, as an inexperienced freshman, rushed for almost as
many yards as BYU averages in two games? Against a better BYU team? Good luck.
He is out for blood after last game.
@worf Wow. That's a pretty bold prediction for a team that has
struggled to get more that one offensive touchdown per game this season. Where
are those 42 points coming from? Heaps: "Hey BYU fans, watch
me pull a rabbit outta my hat!"BYU fans: "Again? But that trick
never works."Heaps: "This time for sure!"I'll
believe it when I see it. In the meantime:USU 35BYU 17
BYU had 12 total rushing yards vs Utah. Turbo can get 12 yards in his sleep. I
am surprised that luigi hasn't been able to find the weight room, he looks more
scrony this year than he did last year......
I hate how people say they shoul have won the Auburn game. There are no should
of's I'm football. You either win or you don't. It's your falt if you lose.
Wow Aggie fans, you have one win against Weber State!! And by the ridiculous
comments on here you come off like you have beaten the Packers and have Earl
Campbell in the backfield. (check out old Oilers videos if you don't know who he
is.) Coming close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades.
dixie you are so right........54-10 is your "falt". How about another
beat down tonight? GO AGGIES, GO UTES, GO WILDCATS........
jarka be sure to show up tonight or tomorrow for your big dish of crow. And the
comparison to Earl Campbell shows you know nothing of Turbin, he is much more
like Walter Payton type. To say that the Aggies haven't won a game against
anyone is fair, but the last place Ole Miss and very average UCF are the 2 wins
for byu. Not exactly "the Packers" now are they. The sad part is
even tonight after an Aggie victory......we still won't have beaten a good team
yet this year! GO AGGIES, GO UTES, GO WILDCATS!
I am going to watch the BYU vs USU game tonight only so I can get a good laugh
when the BYU players celebrate like they have won they Super Bowl when they
Sports nutsyour right I don't follow Aggie football so nope don't know
much about Turbin. I'll be here after BYU wins, will you? Doubt it. Ole Miss and
a very average UCF team still are head and shoulders above Weber State and if
you say otherwise you are truly are delusional.
I'm glad to hear Di Luigi say that the line needs to "get low and go!"
It has been real frustrating watching the offensive line take their first step
and stand straight up. They have been doing this for years. They're big, and
they feel like they can just use their size to mash people. In contrast, Air
Force doesn't have big guys, or blue-chip recruits and continues to be very
efficient in running the ball because they stay low, fire out (not up) and are
precise in their execution. If these talented BYU players could continually stay
LOW, it would be an incredible difference to the outcome. When you don't stay
low is when pass blocking (of which they do a very good job), however, adapt to
the play call. STAY LOW when run blocking!
A lot of trash talk from Aggie fans (and Ute fans with a complex). The lopsided
loss to Utah was a surprise, but 2-2 is not a complete shocker. Y fans know the
offense is not very good, but they have also played 4 teams with good
defenses.Utah State has beaten one division II team. Lost to CSU
last week at home. The Auburn game was an awesome near-win, but we have not seen
that USU team since. Not exactly chest-thumping time guys.I think
the Aggie fans are going to be disappointed tonight. Vegas has BYU winning
29-21, and that sounds about right to me.
For winning 1 game in who knows how many years the USU fans sure are confident.
As a BYU fan I think it will be a close game that could go either
way, depending on which teams show up. Will the BYU defense we saw against UCF,
Texas, and Ole Miss be there, or will it be the BYU defense in the 2nd half of
the Utah game?It is way too soon for an Aggie to be claiming that
this will be an easy win.
Jarka I will be on here after I get home from the game either tonight or
tomorrow...so no worries.Madden, Vegas also picked USF by a big
margin last night and yet they lost by over 3 touchdowns. It is not a sure
thing just because one team is favored.Here is to no injuries
USU is still averaging close to 40 points per game. But they are their own
worst enemy in the mistake department. Exploite those mistakes and game on.
Aggies play mistake free, and it could be a blow out! BYU will need to throw on
us to win, running the ball will not work. I still think USU is 100%, ranked #1
in the redzone this year. Keep the Ags out of the redzone much like CSU did,
and BYU has a chance. Look for the Aggie D to zero in on Heaps, they know he's
vulnerable. CSU found a way to stack the box, disrupt the run and put presure
on our young QB. But don't think USU didn't work on that this week, and knows
that you guys watched the film, so look for some new wrinkles in the game plan.
USU will move the ball, so be ready. If the BYU "D" is out on the
field to long, USU will wear you down like they did against Weber, play it smart
like CSU, control the clock, and BYU has a chance in this game.
Here's some reality for ya Aggie fans, and especially sports nuts and naval vet.
You lost to a CSU team at home, A CSU team who lost to CU. The buffs only win so
far, memo: The Buffs are a bad bad team, since you call Ole Miss and UCF bad,
they are still better than CU. And the Ags turned the ball over 4 times. Oh and
since you keep bringing up last year, how is it that this team lost to Idaho and
L Tech, oh yeah and SDSU. These weren't just losses they were beat downs.
Without turning it around to BYU please explain how this could be.
niners Just like the Aggies after they beat big brother BYU for the
first time in 100 years?
Here is one that hopes the cougs go down again 54-10. Too much pumping of chests
for a mediocore team. Coaching staff needs too get priorities in order, with
winning being more towards the front.
Jarka, here is some reality for you. The Aggies have better coaches and better
players than byu this year, right now! So everything else aside...AGGIES win.
End of discussion. See you on here late tonight........if you show?
Sports Nutz I still don't know how you know this. Why? They have not
played each other yet that I am aware of. Or is it cuz they beat Weber State????
Anderson is a good coach yes but last I checked he has not been to a bowl game,
unless you are counting his accomplishments at Utah. 8-16 in the last two years.
How is that better than BYU's staff again? If everything else is aside then on
what are you basing this certainty? Let me guess because of the debacle against
Utah. Fine. BYU wins. Don't worry I'm not afraid to back up my
comments if I'm wrong.
It ought to be a great game, when the Aggies win of course.
To me this is really a question about which offense produces more. USU vs the
Cougar defense (could be good or bad, depending on if BYU gives up or only shows
up half of the game), or the Cougar offense vs USU defense (would be an
accomplishment to score more than once). I can also see it coming down to
special teams. Wow, a lot of factors call this a "good game" against
Utah St.? Wow, one school's program has either gone down the toilet, or is
picking up fast.
@ jarkaYep just like that, that's the funny part....Every decent
play BYU celebrates like they have won something spectacular. Do you get the
Thanks to BYU stealing USU's color, it will look like a fall scrimmage--at least
uniform-wise. It's kind of difficult to predict. I think the Aggies have
better talent at the skill positions, but they manage to lose games they should
win, but yet Heaps is the QB playing the backyard 500 game, just throwing up
passes for grabs. All things considered, the game being at BYU, I think BYU
pulls out a win 24-21 on a special teams snafu by USU, they have a record of
that this year. As for the BYU posters hating on Weber State, the
Wildcats QB hasn't thrown an interception so far--how about Heaps [crickets
chirping]... oh yeah, right. Keep waiting for potential, Weber State's previous
QB Higgins was producing big time in his sophomore year. Heaps looks like
another Berry--big hype and little performance. Good luck Aggies. BYU, if you
don't jump up and down and spazz out in celebration every play--you can conserve
energy and maybe perform better in the second half. It will also be more
tolerable to watch.
How are the BYU cougars matching up this Heaps as QB 1, well lets see BYU
passing yard's ranked 66, rushing yards ranked 116, points scored 109, yes fire
works Heaps has 3 whole TD's to date fabulous. This brings the grand total
ranking of the Heaps lead BYU cougars to 100, yes I said 100 Really. Heaps is the man all the way he has been the go to guy, the leader you can
count on to take this team to the top. Wow I must still be living in
the pre-season hype or is it Heap.
That hit on Apo was the most vicious I have ever seen. Made Theisman look like
a flag football game. Meanwhile the helmet-to-helmet on Christopher two weeks
ago didn't even draw a penalty. You gotta love LES--it's a magical place.
Loving the humble pie that certain posters or is that imposters are eating right
"BYU matching up with USU"Wow! What happened to the
premier program?Storming the field after a narrow win over Utah
Yep, I wonder how much humble pie is being eaten tonight, probably none, it is
more like "hatred pie". And Uteology, you remember how mighty Utah
fans stormed the field after barely beating an inferior team last year right?
And face it, Utah State is getting better. It will be interesting the next time
Utah plays them. I bet next year they will be even a better team. That
Quarterback is pretty darn good and shifty. I think he is going to elevate Utah
State to a different level. I hope they don't prove me wrong.