The Daily Aggie :: 10/01/10

Wecome to October Aggie fans! The three major team sports have opened or are about to open up WAC play. Volleyball is 2-1, soccer is on the road today to face Nevada and football hosts No. 3 Boise State tomorrow at Aggie Memorial Stadium. We'll work our way backwards starting from tomorrow's football game. The Aggies will have their stiffest challenge of the season tomorrow when the Broncos hit the field. It's been a busy week for us here as gameday approaches. We've done a Q&A with One Bronco Nation Under God and another Q&A with Blue Turf Nation. Also a first for us this week is we appeared on the OBNUG Five Minute* Podcast (note the asterisk) which you can listen to if you're into podcasts. We spent about 45 minutes with OBNUG's Drew Roberts and former Bronco defensive tackle Alex Guerrero discussing the game and a few other things.

As part of our ongoing Know The Foe series, we got Kevan from OBNUG and Cliff from Blue Turf Nation to answer this week's Know The Foe questionnaire regarding the Broncos. We highly recommend you check it out.

Teddy Feinberg of the Las Cruces Sun-News published an article in today's Sun-News that posed a great question. What if the Aggies win? We agree it would be one of the biggest upsets in the annals college football history.

One thing we would like to point out Teddy's article is that he refers to Appalachian State's upset of then No. 5 Michigan as the greatest upset in college football history. He also mentioned is that Appalachian State was unranked in the FCS (then Division I-AA). What he failed to mention (and what takes a away from the upset just a tiny bit) is that Appalachian State was the two-time defending FCS National Champion at the time of the win. Appalachian State was not a bad football team/program as is often times the case in many upsets.

On a side note, Appalachian State announced yesterday that they too will undergo a study to determine the feasibility of jumping from the FCS to FBS level. It's got a few reporter around the nation taking notice. Our take? They could be looking at an invite from the Big East (who already has an unofficial open offer to Villanova another FCS program).

Anyhow, it's fun to think of the possibilities of an upset, no matter how unlikely they might be and kudos to Teddy for bringing up the subject.

The Aggie soccer team opens up conference play today in Reno where they'll take on the Nevada Wolf Pack. The Pack are one of the teams the Aggies didn't beat last season. In fact, Nevada spoiled the Aggies' inaugural Senior Night winning 1-0 in double-overtime.

The Aggies enter the match 6-2-2 while Nevada is 5-4-2 and 3-1 in home contests. The Wolfpack have scored 19 goals while giving up 15 goals and are definitely a second half team with 14 of their 19 goals coming in the second half. The Wolf Pack have four players who have scored three goals each while Raylene Larot has assisted on five of the Pack's 19 goals.

Tonight's match is scheduled for an 8:00 p.m. MT kickoff. Live Stats should be available via the Nevada athletic website.

Be sure to also check out this week's interview with Aggie head soccer coach Michael Needham.

On to today's links...

Aggie Football
Steve Ramirez of the Las Cruces Sun-News asks the question: Can we beat Boise State?

Drew of offers this year's Know The Enemy on the Aggies.

Tim Korte of the Associated Press discusses the Broncos' schedule.

Brandon Moor of The Bleacher Report shares this week's WAC rankings.

Zach Wolken of writes that the Aggies are ready to slay Goliath.

Aggie Soccer
The Nevada athletic website previews today's match.

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