Both defenses are good and are highly comparable. However, I really do think
that the Aggies are VASTLY superior on offense. This is especially true given
the fact that the Y will be starting a largely untested true freshman and will
be down their star RB this game. IN the end, it will come down to
which team can overcome the other team's stellar defense. My bet (and I
think the only rational bet) would be on U State. Keeton, Bartlett, Williams,
and that Jacoby kid are just too diverse. Expect U State to score at least 21
despite the Cougars tough defense. I can't say the same for the Cougars and
their freshman QB, especially given the fact that their star RB will also be
Did you not know who Jamaal Williams is? It makes little difference that
BYU's starting RB is out. Plus it makes no difference if Riley can't
play. And there is no way USU puts up 21 on this defense. I still
argue that Boise is a better team than USU - even in an off year. The Aggs are a
good team, but you have to be realistic with your assumptions.
@Troy06"but you have to be realistic with your assumptions."
That's rich coming from a BYU fan. USU could really be coming into this
game on a 2 game win streak vs. BYU and this game has generally gotten tighter
in recent years. USU had several miscues against UNLV last week. If they can
avoid those, they win this game. BYU's offense is one dimensional.
USU will win and BYU will lose the next two after that. I still think they can
be 7 and 5 but 6 and 6 seems more likely. BYU's offense is weak and things
could get ugly in the locker room in the next three games if the defense
continues to play awesome and they lose because the offense ca't score on a
good defense. Enjoy the bowl game this year because there won't be one next
year because the schedule is tougher the defense won't be as good and the
offense will still struggle.
This game could get ugly in a number of ways. 3-0, 7-6, 9-2, or 31-3.I don't see BYU on the winning end of any of those.
I believe Bronco is right, he does not know how the game will turn out. I can
help him...if Riley starts and plays the whole game USU will win.
Get ready this very easily could be the start of a four loss run for the cougs.
USU will be the best team BYU has faced this season. USU will load
the box and key on the run game. William and Hill are both in for a rude
awakening. If USU can get their offense rolling, they will be in
A1994UNLV is one of the weakest football programs in the country.
And speaking of miscues - BYU lost 2 games by a total of 4 points. If they can
overcome their miscues at home USU will have no chance.
Which part of BYU's offense is one dimensional? The run game or pass game?
I dare the Aggies to key in on Williams and Hill to protect against the run.
Cody Hoff and Apo will be open 15 yards downfield. Even Riley could make that
throw. 15 yards is all the room they need to run for another 10.
So when Hoffman and Apo get hit again this year are they going to roll around
and act all hurt until a flag is thrown, only to go back in the game 2 plays
later? All Aggies will back down now since Troy has dared them to try and stop
the offense that scored 47 against Hawaii. Or was it Timpview? Saying UNLV is
weak when you just played the mighty rainbows is really funny. Hawaii is the
worst D1 team in the nation period. Aggies roll 24-13