Yes, Utah State is not in the Mountain West yet, but they could very well be the very best team that has an association to the league and will be joining next year. This week they travel on the road to face the BYU Cougars. If not for a tipped pass that just happened to land in a BYU receiver to get the win.
This should be a fierce game with Utah State no longer a punching bag team that BYU should roll up on with ease. Utah State has some players that will challenge BYU, and this game should be very competitive. The biggest news surrounding this game is will Riley Nelson or Taysom Hill get the nod as the starting quarterback.
Here is some audio from this week's BYU practice where the media spoke with Bronco Mendenall, offensive coordinator Brandon Doman and both Hill as well as Nelson. Well, Nelson snuck away on Tuesday saying he had class, but he hung around in the ice bath for a very long time to avoid talking to media members.