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by utaggies
December 10th, 2019, 9:24 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Queta out for tonight
Replies: 14
Views: 1221

Re: Queta out for tonight

Why? I mean I understand they do not want him to get injured, but I thought it would help him with conditioning and getting back into game action before the BYU game! Your focus is the BYU game. Smith’s focus is the bigger picture. Sam’s ankle needs to rest. Maybe Queta experienced some swelling af...
by utaggies
December 10th, 2019, 8:04 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Queta out for tonight
Replies: 14
Views: 1221

Re: Queta out for tonight

Why? I mean I understand they do not want him to get injured, but I thought it would help him with conditioning and getting back into game action before the BYU game! Your focus is the BYU game. Smith’s focus is the bigger picture. Sam’s ankle needs to rest. Maybe Queta experienced some swelling af...
by utaggies
December 10th, 2019, 7:12 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Queta is probably starting today.
Replies: 28
Views: 1936

Re: Queta is probably starting today.

SLB wrote:
December 10th, 2019, 9:45 am
To help the team get ready for the BYU-South Florida-Florida games
I think you should polish your crystal ball. It appears it may be a bit hazy. ;)
by utaggies
December 10th, 2019, 7:10 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Queta out for tonight
Replies: 14
Views: 1221

Re: Queta out for tonight

Why? I mean I understand they do not want him to get injured, but I thought it would help him with conditioning and getting back into game action before the BYU game! Your focus is the BYU game. Smith’s focus is the bigger picture. Sam’s ankle needs to rest. Maybe Queta experienced some swelling af...
by utaggies
December 10th, 2019, 2:29 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Bowl Game Rankings (lets try this again)
Replies: 4
Views: 322

Re: Bowl Game Rankings (lets try this again)

Here is a link that has the Frisco Bowl Ranked 39th out of 36 Bowls: https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/news/ranking-all-2019-college-football-bowl-games-39-1-fiesta-bowl-rematch-intriguing-sun-bowl/ Here is a link that has the Frisco Bowl Ranked dead last: https://www.washingtonpost.com/sp...
by utaggies
December 10th, 2019, 10:18 am
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Voters in the rankings don't want to admit they were wrong
Replies: 13
Views: 1122

Re: Voters in the rankings don't want to admit they were wrong

Who knew that there was an element of bias in polls? :roll:

The Aggies have no control over pollsters and a person can go crazy trying to explain them. Just win, baby, and the polls will take care of themselves.
by utaggies
December 10th, 2019, 10:06 am
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Rankings Tomorrow
Replies: 31
Views: 2043

Re: Rankings Tomorrow

One thing I didn't look at earlier but USU actually received more points this week in the poll. Last week we had 112, this week we got 160 so we actually moved up in a lot of people's ballots. The difference is that there are simply fewer teams receiving votes this week and the teams at the very bo...
by utaggies
December 10th, 2019, 8:14 am
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: This week, I am hyped about the Aggies-BYU game.
Replies: 43
Views: 2004

Re: This week, I am hyped about the Aggies-BYU game.

We're reading too much into the missed shots thing. We have very good shooters and they'll get out of their funk. What better way to get out of the funk than against BYU. My hope is we play focused and with a chip on our shoulder. If we outrebound and out hustle them, we'll win. GATA! Lets go Aggie...
by utaggies
December 9th, 2019, 1:11 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Rankings Tomorrow
Replies: 31
Views: 2043

Re: Rankings Tomorrow

These rankings are generally meaningless. To me the KenPom rankings are a better indicator of actual strength. To be honest we have not played like a top 25 team. We are winning, but it just doesn't feel like we are quite as good as last year (to my un trained eye). I think we will get there, but a...
by utaggies
December 8th, 2019, 6:10 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Small Forward Minutes
Replies: 8
Views: 719

Re: Small Forward Minutes

If Miller could slide into a defensive role player like Newbold became and then shoot the occasional wide open corner 3, he would serve a valuable role. But as it stands he comes across as a major chucker, and killer of momentum. I would like to see a 3 point contest between he and Nick Hammer in p...
by utaggies
December 5th, 2019, 8:15 am
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: New Rankings
Replies: 29
Views: 2342

Re: New Rankings

After last night’s somewhat underwhelming performance against SJS, TeamRankings now predicts USU to finish 2nd in the conference behind SDS with 2 more losses than we were projected to have before the game. Here’s the basic write-up: After beating San Jose St 71-59 yesterday, Utah St. is now project...
by utaggies
December 4th, 2019, 12:24 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Mountain West Wire All-Conference Teams
Replies: 6
Views: 540

Mountain West Wire All-Conference Teams

https://mwwire.com/2019/12/03/mwwires-2 ... ll-team/2/

These lists are telling. BSU had 17 players named to either the 1st or 2nd team. We had 4, and none on defense.
by utaggies
November 30th, 2019, 8:04 am
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: BSU/CSU
Replies: 22
Views: 1482

Re: BSU/CSU

I could have sworn that we beat CSU. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk The point is about our poor showing against Boise State while teams like Wyoming and CSU played them to a one score game. The fact that we are better than CSU and Wyoming only proves the point further. Assuming we win tomorrow ...
by utaggies
November 29th, 2019, 2:59 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Will Utah State break the top 10?
Replies: 33
Views: 1609

Re: Will Utah State break the top 10?

Queta is supposed to come back soon and the Aggies are 7-0. If we beat St. Mary's tonight, things could get interesting. How does everyone feel about the Aggies getting to #10 in the AP Poll? https://open.spotify.com/show/7pDunPM1uYeaaweNU64m2V Queta’s coming back soon? Are you privy to info that S...
by utaggies
November 28th, 2019, 8:53 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Why is Kuba in the hospital?
Replies: 52
Views: 6150

Re: Why is Kuba in the hospital?

If Porter and Kuba are the only ones out then I still like our chances. Bairstow could step in for Porter when a guard needs a break and Dorius or Stall may have to step in a little. I like the Merrill, Miller, Brito, Anderson, Bean lineup with Bairstow and Dorius off the bench. And I believe you a...
by utaggies
November 27th, 2019, 10:58 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Around College Basketball (Ranked Team Watch)
Replies: 48
Views: 2818

Re: Big games today

Jjoey53 wrote:
November 27th, 2019, 2:50 pm
Zoobs are going to get blasted by Va Tech


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk

A blasting is going on. But so far VT is the blastee as BYU has outscored them by 19 points in the second half.
by utaggies
November 27th, 2019, 10:23 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: St Mary’s
Replies: 39
Views: 4760

Re: St Mary’s

SMC is good, but not as good as the preseason rankings would lead us to believe. Why the need to try to downplay our opponents? Give them the respect they deserve. Ken Pomeroy has St. Mary's ranked #39 and us #46. Massey does a composite of a ton of rankings ( found here ). It has St. Mary's ranked...
by utaggies
November 27th, 2019, 7:21 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Queta?
Replies: 91
Views: 8384

Re: Queta?

Smith doesn’t know when he’ll be back? A month? Six weeks? Yikes!!
by utaggies
November 25th, 2019, 9:19 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: St Mary’s
Replies: 39
Views: 4760

Re: St Mary’s

The St. Marys board says that Sam is hobbling. I hadn’t seen that before. What’s the scoop?
by utaggies
November 25th, 2019, 9:14 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Confirmed: Aircraft Carrier Commits to USU
Replies: 126
Views: 6811

Re: Confirmed: Aircraft Carrier Commits to USU

No one has looked like he was playing against 5th graders like Modou Niang. He probably WAS playing against 5th graders. He was our original aircraft carrier.
by utaggies
November 25th, 2019, 6:50 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Confirmed: Aircraft Carrier Commits to USU
Replies: 126
Views: 6811

Re: Confirmed: Aircraft Carrier Commits to USU

Awesome. He can move extremly well for a big guy. Hope he is playing tougher competition now. The way he moves reminds me of a poor man's Zion. That's a compliment, no body moves like Zion. 22, does this mean we are no longer recruiting the other guy you couldn't tell us about? Who is he? I guess i...
by utaggies
November 24th, 2019, 8:45 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Is there any team that can compete with our bigs when Queta comes back?
Replies: 3
Views: 591

Re: Is there any team that can compete with our bigs when Queta comes back?

SLB wrote:
November 24th, 2019, 7:28 pm
Queta is a NBA prospect.
Anderson and Bean are great players too.
I hadn’t heard that Queta is coming back. When would that be? Inquiring minds want to know.
by utaggies
November 24th, 2019, 7:17 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: top 5 players
Replies: 9
Views: 828

Re: top 5 players

Sometimes the best five players should not be the starters.
by utaggies
November 24th, 2019, 6:51 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: We can’t keep starting games like this
Replies: 31
Views: 1804

Re: We can’t keep starting games like this

Usu0505 wrote:
November 24th, 2019, 6:44 pm
When you have a number by your name you get everyone’s best shot. That’s is not a bad north Texas team.


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“They wanted it more than us”, “It was a trap game”, and the always reliable, “We have a target on our back” always make for good excuses.
by utaggies
November 24th, 2019, 1:30 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Things I need to hear from Gary
Replies: 37
Views: 2987

Re: Things I need to hear from Gary

The feeling on the season all comes down to who you beat and who you lose to. Historically, I could say beat BYU and nothing else matters - which we very rarely did. But maybe my opinions have matured. The games that really count are the division MWC games first. Out of division games second. The o...
by utaggies
November 24th, 2019, 1:05 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: My favorite wins in Utah State history.
Replies: 23
Views: 1549

Re: My favorite wins in Utah State history.

How about your "favorite" losses? The two that spring to mind immediately for me were both against UNLV: The first is the 142-140 triple overtime loss to UNLV in 1985 where USU should have won in regulation, the first OT, and the third OT, but managed to blow it each time. The Ags were up by six in...
by utaggies
November 24th, 2019, 12:55 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: Love leads college football in...
Replies: 42
Views: 3108

Re: Love leads college football in...

Love may have all the nfl potential in the world. He may have been hamstrung this year by coaches, or receivers, or his line. He may be trying to do too much. And he has certainly shown some brilliance during his USU career. But he has not been good this year. I'm sorry. He just hasn't. His stats w...
by utaggies
November 23rd, 2019, 1:24 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: My favorite wins in Utah State history.
Replies: 23
Views: 1549

Re: My favorite wins in Utah State history.

The BSU comeback game against George Karl Jr. (his name escapes me) was monumental. It extended their winless streak in the Spectrum when ot looked like they would snap it.
by utaggies
November 23rd, 2019, 12:19 am
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Not important at all but.....
Replies: 10
Views: 1104

Re: Not important at all but.....

And from the USU media guys: “Senior guard Sam Merrill scored 24 points, including the go-ahead 3-pointer with 57 seconds left, to help Utah State rally from 19 down to beat SEC-foe LSU 80-78 on Friday in its first game at the Jersey Mike's Jamaica Classic at the Montego Bay Convention Center. This ...
by utaggies
November 19th, 2019, 6:51 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Without question, if queta doesn’t start playing this week
Replies: 70
Views: 4878

Re: Without question, if queta doesn’t start playing this week

Have you watched those 3 teams play? LSU is good but 6 deep and no bench production. They will be tough. Florida is very underwhelming so far, they may put it together by the time we play them but today we would win by double digits on a neutral. St Mary's is good and will be a tough road game, tha...
by utaggies
November 18th, 2019, 6:05 pm
Forum: Stew's Spectrum (Aggie Basketball)
Topic: Without question, if queta doesn’t start playing this week
Replies: 70
Views: 4878

Re: Without question, if queta doesn’t start playing this week

Queta not playing tonight likely means he will not play (if he plays this season at all) until the conference season opens. It is just not possible that he will simply parachute into games against LSU, Florida or St. Mary’s without any preparatory time. We should best resign ourselves to that fact. ...
by utaggies
November 17th, 2019, 8:19 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: i dont see it on here as of yet
Replies: 15
Views: 1280

Re: i dont see it on here as of yet

This (old) article mentions that the multi-team tiebreaker is used to eliminate all but two teams, after which the two-way tiebreaker is used. https://www.mwcconnection.com/mountain-west-football/2014/10/20/7019957/mountain-west-football-tiebreaker-rules In the event of a percentage tie for a divis...
by utaggies
November 17th, 2019, 6:53 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: i dont see it on here as of yet
Replies: 15
Views: 1280

Re: i dont see it on here as of yet

Regardless of how it would be figured out, it would be hard to argue with Air Force beating us in tie breaker after how badly they beat us this year. The first tie-breaker in a 2-way tie is the head-to-head result. We lose that tie-breaker to AFA by a mile. The only pathway for the Aggies to the ch...
by utaggies
November 17th, 2019, 5:46 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: i dont see it on here as of yet
Replies: 15
Views: 1280

Re: i dont see it on here as of yet

This (old) article mentions that the multi-team tiebreaker is used to eliminate all but two teams, after which the two-way tiebreaker is used. https://www.mwcconnection.com/mountain-west-football/2014/10/20/7019957/mountain-west-football-tiebreaker-rules In the event of a percentage tie for a divis...
by utaggies
November 17th, 2019, 4:39 pm
Forum: Merlin Olsen Field (Aggie Football)
Topic: i dont see it on here as of yet
Replies: 15
Views: 1280

Re: i dont see it on here as of yet

Here is an explanation I found that is from a few years ago but explains it well. In the event of a percentage tie for a divisional championship between more than two teams, the following comparison procedure shall be used to eliminate all but two tied teams, at which point the two‐team tie‐breakin...