Friday, September 04, 2009

The more things change...

...the more things stay the same.

At least that's how I felt last night.

After convincing myself that Utah State had a chance to win, it became painfully obvious in the game last night that it'll be a good three or four years before the Aggies really turn the corner.

The Aggies played with belly fire, but they just didn't have the horses to make it competitive. Utah was bigger and faster and Utah State QB Diondre Borel could not throw the ball to save his life.

I do think the Aggies will have a better record in the WAC this year, but it'll be a while before they're competing for the state championship.

If I was a Utah fan, though, I wouldn't be too giddy about the win. The offense put up big numbers, but anyone who watched that game last night knows the numbers don't tell the whole story.

Terrance Cain, the winner of the "Be a Starting QB at Utah" sweepstakes, simply could not make a tough throw. He threw two passes the entire night: a screen pass to the sideline, and a quick slant. Granted, they were successful, but every time he deviated from those two passes the ball sailed. Against a stronger defense the Ute offense will struggle mightily.

Now, enough talk of lesser teams. Bring on the Cougars!