Utah State Aggies News
11-9-14: The Utah State Aggies traveled to Wyoming to take on the Wyoming Cowboys this week in War
Memorial Stadium in a MW Conference matchup for both schools. Utah State came into this Friday night
contest with a 6-3 record and 3-1 conference record after winning each of their last two games.
Wyoming is fresh off a victory over Fresno State that snapped a four game losing streak and improved
their record to 4-5 and 2-3 in the MW conference this season. In this contest Utah State’s stingy
defense was on fully display as Wyoming only managed a single field goal in the contest. Wyoming did
enough to shoot themselves in the foot as well as the team committed 10 penalties worth 95 yards
while throwing two interceptions in the contest. Utah State was not without their own struggles as the
team only went 2-10 on third down and lost a fumble in the contest but the Aggies did enough
offensively and on special teams to win the game by the score of 20-3. With the victory Utah State
improved their record to 7-3 and 4-1 in the MW Conference while Wyoming saw their record drop to 4-6
and 2-4 in the conference with the loss. Get your Utah State tickets for next Saturday’s home game in
Utah as the Aggies host the New Mexico Lobos. The game will be played at 4:00 pm ET and can be seen
on ESPNews on television.
11-3-14: The Utah State Aggies traveled to Hawaii to take on the Warriors this week on the road in Aloha Stadium in a MW Conference game for both schools. Utah State came into the game fresh off a victory over UNLV that improved their record to 5-3 on the season and 2-1 in the MW Conference while Hawaii came into the game losers of two straight which dropped their record to 2-6 and 1-2 in the conference this season. Judging by the first quarter it looked like this game was going to be a shootout as both teams put the ball into the end zone twice each but then the Utah State defense took over. Utah State took over after Devin Centers recovered a fumble that he returned 10 yards for a touchdown that gave the Aggies a 21-14 lead that they would not relinquish. The Aggies defense did not allow a scoring drive after that first quarter and the Utah State offense put two more touchdowns on the board before the final whistle to win the game by the score of 35-14. With the victory Utah State improved their record to 6-3 and 3-1 in the MW Conference while Hawaii dropped their own record to 2-7 and 1-3 in the conference with the loss. Get your Utah State tickets for next Friday’s game as the Aggies travel to Wyoming to take on the Cowboys in Wyoming. The game will be played at 8:00 pm ET and can be seen on television on ESPN2.
10-27-14: The Utah State Aggies hosted the UNLV Rebels this week at home in Romney Stadium in a MW
Conference game for both schools. Utah State lost last week to Colorado State as their overall record
dropped to 4-3 and 1-1 in the MW conference while UNLV snapped a four game losing streak last time
out with a victory over Fresno State to improve their overall record to 2-5 and 1-2 in the conference this
season. Utah State’s defense held UNLV to just 282 yards of total offense in the game while the Aggies
put up 444 yards of total offense of their own including 178 yards on the ground. The Rebels could
not get their own rushing game going as the team mustered just 15 yards on the ground on 27 rushing
attempts. UNLV also struggled on third down because of their inability to run the ball and went just 3-
16 on third down and 1-3 on fourth down in the contest. UNLV turned the ball over five times in the
contest including two big interceptions that helped as Utah State won the contest by the score of 34-20.
Utah State improved their record to 5-3 and 2-1 in the MW conference while UNLV dropped their own
record to 2-6 and 1-3 in the conference with the loss. Get your Utah State tickets for the next Aggies
game as the team travels to Hawaii to take on the Warriors next Saturday on the road in Aloha Stadium.
The game will be played at 11:00 pm ET and will not be nationally televised unfortunately.
10-20-14: The Utah State Aggies traveled to Colorado State to take on the Colorado State Rams in Hughes Stadium in an MW Conference matchup for both teams. Utah State is riding high off a two game winning streak including an upset of the BYU Cougars and looked to improve on their 4-2 and 1-0 conference record this week while the Rams looked to improve on their 5-1 record with a 1-1 MW record in 2014. Utah State looked good in the first half as they managed to put up 10 points against the Colorado State defense but also allowed 10 points as the two teams went into halftime tied at 10-10. Utah State took a 13-10 lead early into the fourth quarter and relied on their defense to hold down the Rams offense. The Aggies defense did a great job holding down the Rams until the 1:50 mark in the fourth quarter as Jared Roberts kicked a 46 yard field goal to knot the game up at 13-13. Utah State quickly went three and out on their possession and kicked the ball back to Colorado State with just 0:58 left in the contest. The Rams marched down the field 59 yards on five plays in the final minute setting up yet another 46 yard field goal try from Colorado State’s Jared Roberts. Roberts set up and kicked the field goal through the uprights as time expired as Colorado State went on to win the game by the score of 16-13. With the heartbreaking loss Utah State’s record dropped to 4-3 and 1-1 in the conference while Colorado State improved to 6-1 and 2-1 in the MW conference with the victory. Get your Utah State tickets for the next Aggies game as the team travels home next Saturday to take on the UNLV Rebels at home in Utah. The game will be played at 4:00 pm ET and can be seen on ESPNews.
10-15-14: The Utah State Aggies hosted the Air Force Falcons this week at home in Romney Stadium in a MW Conference game. The Aggies played their first conference game of this season looking to improve on their 3-2 record this year as the Falcons brought a 4-1 record and 1-1 conference record into the contest. The Aggies jumped all over the Falcons early and often in this game, especially in the first half, as Utah State scored a touchdown pass on the first play of the game and scored twice in their first five plays of the game to take a commanding 14-0 lead. In the final four minutes of the second quarter Utah State scored two more touchdowns and a field goal as the Aggies took a healthy 31-6 lead into the half. Utah State coasted in the second half offensively while the defense did enough for the Aggies to win the game by the score of 34-16. Utah State improved their record to 4-2 on the season while Air Force’s record dropped to 4-2 on the season. Be sure to get your Utah State tickets for the next Aggies game next Saturday as the team travels to take on the Colorado State Rams on the road in Colorado. The game will be played at 7:00 pm ET and can be seen on the CBS Sports Network.
10-6-14: The Utah State Aggies traveled this week to take on the #18 ranked BYU Cougars on the road in LaVell Edwards Stadium. This was a Friday night college football game as BYU went in with a 4-0 record and put their perfect season aspirations up against a 2-2 Aggies team. BYU came out quickly scoring a touchdown at the 13:44 mark but then struggled for the rest of the first half only scoring another touchdown in the second quarter. Late in the first quarter Utah State’s quarterback Darell Garretson threw a seven yard touchdown pass to Devonte Robinson to tie the game. Trailing at the halfway point in the second quarter Utah State put the first of three touchdowns into the end zone in less than four minutes to lead 28-14 at the half. Utah State’s defense led to the big second quarter and led to a long day for the Cougars offense. BYU turned the ball over five times in the game including a turnover on downs, a forced fumble, and three interceptions by Christian Stewart. Stewart was benched in favor of his backup Taysom Hill and Hill looked impressive going 8/11 with 99 yards and a touchdown but it was too little too late for BYU. Utah State held onto the ball for 37:51 of the game and forced turnover after turnover which led to the Aggies 35-20 victory over BYU. BYU’s perfect season is over as their record dropped to 4-1 while Utah State improved their record to 3-2 on the season.Be sure to grab some Utah State tickets for the next Aggies game next Saturday as they take on the Air Force Falcons at home in Utah. The game will be played at 10:15 pm ET and can be seen on ESPNU.
10-1-14: The Utah State Aggies are taking the week off this week to prepare for next week’s game against the #20 BYU Cougars on the road in LaVell Edwards Stadium. Utah State is fresh off their second loss of the season at the hands of the Arkansas State Red Wolves and will head into next week’s game with an even 2-2 record on the season. BYU has a perfect season going as they currently sport a 4-0 record with a powerhouse rushing offense. Utah State will have to stop that rushing game if they want to win next week’s game but the Aggies have struggled all season keeping the other team out of the end zone. It is actually a minor miracle that Utah State does not have a worse record this season as the team has allowed more points per game then their own offense has scored. The Aggies have allowed 25.8 points per game, which is 79th best in the nation, while only pushing across 24.3 points per game for the 92nd ranked offense in the nation. When Utah State has won the team has put up 40 and 36 points respectively while in the games they lost the offense only scored seven and 14 points respectively in the two games. The only consistent part of this Utah State team this season has been their inconsistency, a trend the team will likely work on during the off week. Get your Utah State tickets for the next Aggies game as the team takes a week and heads out on the road to face off with the BYU Cougars. The game will be played on Friday, October 3 and can be seen on ESPN at 10:15 pm ET.
9-22-14: The Utah State Aggies traveled to Arkansas to take on the Arkansas State Red Wolves this week in Liberty Bank Stadium. The Aggies went into the game with a 2-1 record and were faced off against the 1-2 Red Wolves from the Sun Belt Conference. The Aggies played the Red Wolves tough for the first half but was unable to put the ball in the end zone or unable to put any points on the board as Utah State fell to Arkansas State by the score of 21-14 in overtime. Utah State was leading with 5:00 left in the fourth quarter but an Arkansas State running back Johnston White four yard touchdown run tied the game with 4:58. When regulation ended the game was tied at 14-14 and the two teams went into overtime. Arkansas State got the ball in overtime and ran one play when Red Wolves quarterback Dijon Paschal threw a 24 yard touchdown pass to put Arkansas State up 21-14. The Aggies could not score in the overtime period and ultimately fell to Arkansas State by that 21-14 score. Get your Utah State tickets for the next Aggies game two weeks from tonight when the team travels to play the BYU Cougars on Friday October, 3. The game will be played at Lavell Edwards Stadium at 10:15 pm ET and can be seen on ESPN.
9-16-14: The Utah State Aggies hosted the Wake Forest Demon Deacons this week at Romney Stadium in Utah in their third game of the young college football season. Utah State’s defense stuffed the running game of Wake Forest in the contest holding the Demon Deacons to -25 yards on 24 attempts including Wake Forest’s John Wolford’s nine rushes for a -32 yards rushing. In fact the only member of the Wake Forest back field to have a positive gain on the day was Isaiah Robinson’s nine rushes for 13 yards. Wolford also threw two interceptions in the game including one that went back for a defensive touchdown for the Aggies. The Aggies offense was led by the two headed throwing monster of Chuckie Keeton and Darell Garretson who threw for a combined 31/43 and 287 yards including two touchdowns and two interceptions. The Wake Forest offensive attack became pretty one dimensional after the Utah State defense stuffed the running game so often and the Demon Deacons ended up throwing the ball 50 times during the contest. The Aggies defense simply dropped an extra player into the secondary and pinned their ears back and attacked the QB for the second half frustrating Wolford and the Demon Deacons offensive coordinator. Get your Aggies tickets for next week’s game as they will travel to Arkansas to take on the Arkansas State Red Wolves. The game will be played at 7:00 pm ET and can be seen on ESPN3.
9-8-14: The Utah State Aggies hosted the Idaho State Bengals this week at Romney Stadium in a game where both teams were searching for their first victories of the season. Last week the Aggies lost to the Tennessee Volunteers by the score of 38-7 and looked to rebound this week against the Bengals. The Aggies did respond and took down the Bengals by the score of 40-20 in decisive fashion. Both the Aggies and the Bengals had comparable stats for the game with both teams getting 21 first downs and the Aggies edging the Bengals in total yards of offense with 427 to 408 yards being gained respectively but as always the turnovers told the story of the game. Idaho State turned the ball over four times losing one fumble and throwing three interceptions that Utah State took advantage of returning one of the picks back for a touchdown. The Aggies also had some help from the special teams with a punt return for a touchdown as well from JoJo Natson for 52 yards. Be sure to get your Aggies tickets for next week’s game as they take on the Wake Forrest Demon Deacons at home on the CBS Sports Network.