Utah State added a future series with the Pac-12’s Washington State, and it is not a one-and-done or even a two-for-one game. The Aggies and Cougars have agreed to a home-and-home with the first game in Logan, Utah, on Sept. 5, 2020 and Sept. 4, 2021 the game will be played in Pullman, Washington.
Utah State has struggled to get Power Five programs to Maverik Stadium. They have played Utah at home, and won the game in 2012, and recently Wake Forest, but it has been few and far between getting quality teams to Logan.
“These are the kind of home-and-home series we are looking for moving forward,” said Utah State University Vice President and Director of Athletics John Hartwell. “Hosting a Pac-12 school in Maverik Stadium is a direct reflection of the strides our football program has made in recent years.”
Wake Forest was the most recent Power Five school that played at Logan, and the Aggies defeated the Demon Deacons in the 2014 matchup, 36-24.
The history is slim between Washington State and Utah State with the Cougars holding a 2-1 advantage of the Aggies. The most recent game between these two schools came over 50 years ago on Sept. 30, 1961, with Utah State winning on the road, 34-14.
Renovating Maverik Stadium helps as does the Aggies improving to a decent football program, and in some years really good with 30 wins from 2012-14 and also five straight bowl appearances.