In America today, if you are not a major college football program, you receive little press coverage and less attention. It happens that way because there are hundreds of college football programs and limited space in newspaper or online blogs for stories about anything but the best known teams.
The Utah State Aggies, a member of the Mountain Division of the Mountain West Conference (MWC) may be changing the way its football team is perceived. That is because this squad has begun the process of turning itself into a winner.
Under third year Head Coach Matt Wells, he Aggies produced a Won-Loss record of 10-4 in 2014. Importantly, the team won six of the eight games it played against Conference foes. Its stellar record earned the Aggies an invitation to the New Mexico Bowl where this team beat the University of Texas-El Paso (UTEP) by a score of 21-6.
Its great season helped spur fan interest for 2015. That interest was merited when the Aggies opened the new football year at home with a victory over the University of Southern Utah. It was a hard-fought contest that ended with a score of 12-9.
Utah State University played its second game of the new season on the road against the 24th ranked University of Utah. The Aggies performed well, but ended up on the short side of a 24-14 final score.
Now, with a record of 1-1, the team from Utah will play its second consecutive road contest when it meets up with the University of Washington this Saturday, September 19th.
Of course, this squad still has five home games that need to be played. It will host Colorado State University on October 3rd, Boise State University on October 16th, the University of Wyoming on October 30th, the University of Nevada on November 21st and 19th ranked Brigham Young University (BYU) on November 28th.
Remaining road games for this squad will have it playing against Fresno State University on October 10th, San Diego State University on October 23rd, the University of New Mexico on November 7th and the Air Force Academy on November 14th.
A closer look at this schedule reveals that it is fair and competitive. Games for the Utah State Aggies can go either way. It will depend, as it always does, on how the student-athletes perform on the gridiron. If they play to their individual skill levels, the Aggies will follow u last season’s great record with another winning season.
But, if play on the field falters, the Aggies of Utah State may not like the results. Solid, steady play means everything. It seems likely that Utah State University will not disappoint its loyal fans.
Courtesy of Desertnews.com