Originally posted on TornBySports  |  Last updated 7/18/13
2012 was a banner year for the Aggies, winning 11 games for the first time in school history.  Can they repeat 2012?  Why, or why not? Carl: The schedule is too demanding for a repeat of last year.  The Aggies begin the season by going on the road to face Utah, Air Force, USC, and San Jose St, while getting BYU and Boise State at home.  If they pass through that gauntlet, I’d be surprised.  I can see, however, them being competitive in most of those match-ups, given the talent returning.  Head Coach Matt Wells won’t have to search too far for talent.  8 wins will be just as good as 11 last year on a softer schedule. Matt: The schedule is much more difficult. In 2012, USU played the 146th toughest schedule in the country . . . take a minute to soak that in.  That includes FCS teams.  (By comparison, BYU played the 83rd toughest and we thought it was largely laughable.)  In 2013, they are set to take on the 93rd toughest (according to Phil Steele, who also has the Cougars this season...
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