Weekly notes from the undercard.
It was like déjà vu all over again - again - for Utah State Friday night after losing in the final 11 seconds to BYU on a tipped ball that found the waiting arms of Marcus Mathews in the end zone to give the Cougars a 27-24 win.
It was the third time in as many losses that Utah State had given up a lead in the final minute, on the heels of late fourth quarter failures against Auburn and Colorado State. Subsequently, a team that could be 4-0 is 1-3 and looking for answers on how to finish a game.
"We couldn't stop them when we needed to," Utah State coach Gary Andersen said after the game. "It's not one phase, not one group. We just couldn't execute when we had to have it at the end. This is as hard of a stretch as I have ever been through."
Now every Saturday is becoming a mind game, especially for a team that hasn't had a winning season since 1996 and hasn't played in a bowl since 1997. If there's one thing the Aggies can hang their hat on, it's thatRead More »from Mid-Major Monday: Utah State has a finishing problem