Dog and Deuce #38 – What A Difference A Game Makes

Charles Kano from and Tony Jones from the Salt Lake Tribune join D&D to talk Cougars & Aggies. Also, where did it all go wrong for Utah against Washington? Can John Hays be effective enough to get a victory against ASU? Plus, this week's NFL picks

Riley Nelson came up big in BYU’s victory against Utah State last Friday.  Was his performance enough to earn him the start against San Jose State this Saturday?  Or should the Cougars stick with Jake Heaps, who had been in a slump all season?  Charles Kano from joined Dog and Deuce to wrap up coverage of the BYU/Utah State game and look ahead to this weekend’s matchup against the “mighty” Spartans.

Also, Tony Jones from the Salt Lake Tribune also came on the show to give insight into the Aggie’s perspective.  Where do they go from here?  What are the biggest worries for Gary Anderson’s team?  How do they match up against 3-1 Wyoming, who travels to Logan this weekend?

What a difference a game makes for the University of Utah.  Riding high after a 54-10 blowout of their arch rival, Utah wet the bed in its first home PAC 12 game against the Washington Huskies.  Suddenly things don’t look so bright with Jordan Wynn out for at least 2-3 weeks (and probably longer) with a separated shoulder.  Where did things go wrong against the Huskies?  Can second string QB John Hays be effective enough to defeat a surging Arizona State team?

Plus, this week’s NFL picks.


Picks to Click

This week’s game: Arizona State @ Utah.  For rules and to enter, check out the official Picks to Click contest page here.  You can win a custom Survival Strap in your favorite colors!

**We have had some comments regarding people wanting to enter P2C on their cell phones.  Unfortunately the link on the right doesn’t appear if you are using your phone.  The easiest way to enter for people having this issue is to just send an email to with “Picks to Click” in the subject line and the name of the player you think will have the best game.  You can also access the P2C contest page directly at: and fill out the form.  Sorry for the inconvenience, we are exploring solutions to this problem!**


Show Notes:

  • Presented by LPN

    Charles Kano, in addition to being a senior writer for, regularly writes features for KSL and the Deseret News.  Before this year’s BYU/Utah rivalry game, Charles wrote a Deseret News article featuring our very own James “Deuce” Dyer, along with former Ute Kyle Gunther.  Check it out by clicking here

  • Follow Charles Kano on Twitter: @CharlesKano.  Follow on Twitter: @TrueBlueCougars
  • To read the Utah State interview that upset BYU fans, click here
  • Tony Jones covers the Utah State Aggies for the Salt Lake Tribune.  You can check out his work on Aggieville on the Tribune’s website.
  • Follow Tony on on Twitter: @TonyAggieville


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  • Ashley Martindale

    The Utah State/ BYU rivalry will never be what the Utah/ BYU rivalry was because Utah State does not have a football program with the depth and quality required to consistently provide adequate competition for a prideful BYU