Even when the Boise State Broncos were a member of the Western Athletic Conference, college football pundits criticized the league. It is no surprise that the WAC is still getting no respect during its final year.
There is no doubt that the game between the San Jose State Spartans and the Utah State Aggies is a contest that Rodney Dangerfield would have loved to see.
The Aggies travel to Spartan Stadium with a record of 4-2. USU will look to get the away win after losing on the road to the Brigham Young Cougars on Oct. 5 by a score of 6-3.
The Aggies lost to the Ohio Bobcats in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl in 2011 and are looking to make back-to-back bowl appearances for the first time since the 1946-47 seasons. The two losses that Utah State has suffered so far have been by a combined five points.
San Jose State returns home after shutting out the Navy Midshipmen 12-0 back on Sept. 29. The Spartans hope to win their fifth game in a row after losing their first contest of the year to the Stanford Cardinal 20-17.
Both teams come to play having yet to go to a conference game. Along with the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs, San Jose State and Utah State are the current favorites to win the WAC in 2012. The Spartans and Aggies have split the last eight times they have competed against each other.
Fans attending the game or watching on television will be treated to an exciting contest filled with tremendous players. Continue reading for an analysis of a contest that deserves more respect.