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Who is going to win the big game Friday? Will it be the Aggie Blue, or will it be the team down Sout

assistant sports editor

Published: Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Updated: Wednesday, November 9, 2011 10:11

 

Despite the fact the Aggies are inexperienced and Brigham Young University always recruits talented athletes, I can resolutely and emphatically state USU will defeat BYU Friday.

There are several reasons USU will defeat BYU, but due to space limitations, I will only name a select few.

BYU will be playing without Jimmer Fredette and Jackson Emery, and those two are a big reason BYU had a such a successful season last year. Fredette averaged nearly 30 points a game, and Emery averaged nearly 13 points a game.

Emery was also BYU's best defender. He finished the year with an eye-boggling 101 steals — nearly three steals per game.

Brandon Davies is a proven talent, but he doesn't stand a chance against the wrath of the USU student body inside the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum.

BYU obviously can't play defense either. The Cougars allowed Dixie State College of Utah to drop 85 points in the Marriott Center. BYU had to rely on offense rather on defense to win, and that will be a great disadvantage on Friday.

USU will beat BYU 75-63.

 

ty.d.hus@aggiemail.usu.edu 

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