The Utah State Aggies added their second out of conference game for the 2018 season with the addition of Michigan State. The Aggies will go on the road to open the season at Spartan Stadium on Sept. 1.
Utah State has played a Big Ten team 14 times with only one victory, and this game against the Spartans is the first ever matchup between these two teams.
This game will no doubt include nearly seven figures for the Aggies football program and help fund the overall athletics program, but with this pay day game could mean a loss is more likely than not.
Michigan State tripped up in 2016 by going only 3-9 for one of the worst records for the Spartans in a long time and that likely will change by the time these two teams play. Utah State is really scheduling up in their non-conference slate with this game in two seasons and an upset would go a long way.
Utah State now has two non-league games scheduled for 2018, and the other matchup is also on the road facing BYU on Oct. 5. Look for the other two non-conference games to be not as stiff of competition with one likely to be an FCS opponent.