Location: Logan, UT (Maverik Stadium)
Date/Time: Thursday, September 13th at 6:00 p.m. (MDT)
Streaming: Stadium App
Radio: Aggie Sports Network (92.3 FM local)
Head-to-Head: This is the first-ever meeting between the two schools.
What to look for:
Putting Points on the Board:
- The Aggies have put up 91 points (31, 60) in their first two games, their best start in that category since 2011. Against a winless FCS team, it should be expected that Utah State keeps up that high-scoring pace.
Getting the Passing Attack on Track
- Through two games, Jordan Love has 478 passing yards, only one touchdown and three interceptions. The current receiving leader is TE Dax Raymond, who has eight receptions for 85 yards. Those are paltry numbers for a team that wants to compete in the Mountain West. Granted one game was against an elite Michigan State defense. If Love can start finding more wide receivers, they can make some plays.
Taking the Ball Away
- Utah State once again showed their prowess in creating turnovers, as they picked off New Mexico State three times to go along with two fumble recoveries. The Aggies are averaging 4 forced turnovers a game so far in 2018. Keep up that pace and they can be the best in the country at getting the ball back. The secondary play has been great so far, let’s see if they can keep it up.
If QB Jordan Love can start getting the ball out to his receivers more often, they can make plays for him. The running game will be strong once again with Gerold Bright, Eltoro Allen, and Darwin Thompson all being quite effective. USU should also keep focusing on creating turnovers and giving the ball back to their offense. This one shouldn’t be close. It should be a game where the Aggies look to improve on the little things before starting conference play next week.
Utah State 56, Tennessee Tech 13
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