Monday, October 1 2012, 02:35 PM MDT
Utah State-BYU Isn't The Rivalry-Game, But It's Big
(KUTV) It's hard to say which game is bigger this week, as the Utes (1-2) host USC for the first time at Rice-Eccles Stadium or the surging Aggies(4-1) taking on BYU (3-2) in Provo.
A month ago it would have been a no-brainer, Utah-USC was the marquee matchup. Now with the upstart Aggies making a name for themselves with a close loss at Wisconsin and beat-downs of both Colorado State and UNLV, its a tough call.
The Aggies have the wins, and the Cougars need them, the last time the Aggies beat both Utah and BYU was back in 1974.
Fortunately Utah-USC in on a Thursday night and the USU-BYU tilt will be played Friday evening. With so much on the line for both teams, one thing is certain: If the Aggies win, they'll be the best team in the state.
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