Utah State Aggies football

The Utah State Aggies are a college football team that competes in the Mountain West Conference (MWC) of the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) of NCAA Division I, representing Utah State University. The Utah State college football program began in 1892 and has played home games at Merlin Olsen Field at Maverik Stadium since 1968. They have won twelve conference championships in four different conferences during their history, most recently in 2012. Overall, the Aggies have a record of 540–540–31 (.500).[2]

In December 2012, Matt Wells, previously the offensive coordinator, became the Aggies' new head coach, replacing Gary Andersen. Andersen left the Aggies shortly after the final game of the 2012 season to become the new head coach for the University of Wisconsin. Andersen had replaced Brent Guy following the unsuccessful 2008 season. Andersen was previously the defensive coordinator at the University of Utah, and he was also a part of the 2008 Ute team that went undefeated and won the 2009 Sugar Bowl.

The Aggies have played in 13 bowl games in their history, winning five: the 2018 New Mexico Bowl against the North Texas Mean Green, the 2014 New Mexico Bowl against the UTEP Miners, the 2013 Poinsettia Bowl against the Northern Illinois Huskies, the 2012 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl against the Toledo Rockets and the 1993 Las Vegas Bowl against Ball State.[3]

Utah State Aggies football
2019 Utah State Aggies football team
Utah State Aggies logo
First season1892
Athletic directorJohn Hartwell
Head coachGary Andersen
5th season, 26–24 (.520)
StadiumMaverik Stadium
(Capacity: 25,513)
FieldMerlin Olsen Field
Field surfaceSprinTurf
LocationLogan, Utah
ConferenceMountain West Conference
DivisionMountain
All-time record543–541–31 (.501)
Bowl record5–8 (.385)
Conference titles12
Division titles1
RivalriesBYU (rivalry)
Utah (rivalry)
Wyoming (rivalry)
Consensus All-Americans2
Current uniform
WAC-Uniform-USU
ColorsNavy Blue, White, and Pewter Gray[1]
              
Fight songHail the Utah Aggies
MascotBig Blue
Websiteutahstateaggies.com

History

Early history

The first intercollegiate athletic event in Utah State University's history took place on November 25, 1892, when the Agriculturalists defeated the football team from the University of Utah, 12–0.[4] The game was played on what is now the quad, and it was the only game until 1896. The Aggies enjoyed early regional dominance, notching their first perfect season (7–0) in 1907.[5] In 1911, under head coach Clayton Teetzel, the team again finished undefeated, even shutting out each of its five opponents by a collective score of 164 to 0.[6] Hall of Fame. The makeshift field on the quad continued to serve the team until 1913, when football was moved to Adams Field, two blocks west of campus, where Adams Park now sits. The new field represented an improvement, but the facilities remained meager, which fact became more apparent with the success of Coach E. L. "Dick" Romney, who came to Logan in 1918. Romney, for whom the current football stadium is named, earned the team's first-ever conference championship in 1921, and compiled a 128–91–16 record in 29 seasons.

Recent history

The program continued a rich legacy throughout the early- and mid-20th century, when the program produced a large number of athletes who went on to play in the NFL, including the legendary brothers and consensus All-Americans Merlin Olsen and Phil Olsen, who played for the Aggies. It was during this time that Utah State finished two seasons with year-end Top 25 rankings: No. 10 in 1961 and No. 19 in 1972.[5]

Following the great heights of the 1960s and 70s, Aggie football fell upon hard times. Many longtime Aggie supporters attribute the decline to administrators at both Utah and BYU freezing then-superior USU out of the newly forming WAC. However, other factors cited as leading to the decline include a failure to upgrade facilities until recently, a lack of donors to athletics, complacency of past athletics directors, and instability in conferences.[7]

RomneyStadium
Football game being played at USU's Romney Stadium (now Merlin Olsen Field at Maverik Stadium)

After continual failed attempts to join the WAC, the program played as an independent program from 1962 to 1977 (until joining the PCAA/Big West in 1978). The program again played as an independent from 2001 to 2002 before joining the geographically distant Sun Belt Conference after the Big West Conference, which had housed the Aggies since 1978, elected to stop sponsoring football in 2001. USU's other teams remained in that conference until the school was finally invited to join the WAC in 2005. Despite having lobbied to join its in-state rivals Utah and BYU in the WAC for many decades prior to 2005, the Aggies gained membership only after the two other schools had left to form the Mountain West Conference. Later on, Utah State joined the Mountain West Conference in July 2013, again following departures by Utah and BYU.

Former head coach Gary Andersen led the team to new heights. In 2011, he led the team to the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl and the team's first winning season since 1997. The 2012 team found far greater success, notching the school's first double-digit win season, the first outright conference championship since 1936, a return to the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl for the first bowl win in 19 years, and a national Top 25 ranking in three major ranking systems: the AP poll, the ESPN/USA Today poll, and the BCS.

Andersen left the program following the 2012 season. He was replaced by his former offensive coordinator, Matt Wells who coached the Aggies in their inaugural year as members of the Mountain West Conference. Despite multiple injuries to offensive starters, the Aggies were able to gain a berth to the first Mountain West Conference Football Championship Game, which they lost to Fresno State by a score of 17–24. [8] Coach Wells was awarded the Mountain West Coach of the Year award[9] and the Aggies defeated Northern Illinois in the Poinsettia Bowl by a score of 21–14.At the conclusion of the 2018 regular season, Matt Wells left to accept the head coaching job at Texas Tech. This led to the return of former coach Gary Andersen, who began in his second stint as Utah State head coach in 2019. [10]

Conference affiliations

Championships

Conference championships

The Aggies have won twelve conference championships in their history, most recently winning the WAC championship (2012).

Season Coach Conference Overall Record Conference Record
1921 Dick Romney Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference 7–1 4–0
1935† Dick Romney Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference 5–2–1 5–1–1
1936 Dick Romney Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference 7–0–1 6–0–1
1946 Dick Romney Big Seven Conference 7–2–1 4–1–1
1960 John Ralston Skyline Conference 9–2 6–1
1961 John Ralston Skyline Conference 9–1–1 5–0–1
1978† Bruce Snyder Pacific Coast Athletic Association 7–4 3–1
1979 Bruce Snyder Pacific Coast Athletic Association 8–2–1 4–0–1
1993 Charlie Weatherbie Big West Conference 7–5 5–1
1996† John L. Smith Big West Conference 6–5 4–1
1997 John L. Smith Big West Conference 6–6 4–1
2012 Gary Andersen Western Athletic Conference 11–2 6–0

† Co-champions

Division championships

The Aggies are currently in the Mountain Division of the Mountain West Conference and have been since the 2013 season, the Aggies inaugural season in the Mountain West Conference.

Season Conference Division Coach Opponent CG Result
2013 Mountain West Conference Mountain Division Matt Wells Fresno State L 17–24

Bowl games

The Utah State Aggies have played in 13 bowl games, 12 NCAA-sanctioned, as of 2018 with a record of 5–8.[11]

Year Bowl Opponent Result Coach Final AP
1946 Raisin Bowl San Jose State L 0–20 Dick Romney
1947 Grape Bowldagger Pacific L 21–35 Dick Romney
1960 Sun Bowl New Mexico State L 13–20 John Ralston
1961 Gotham Bowl Baylor L 9–24 John Ralston No. 10
1993 Las Vegas Bowl Ball State W 42–33 Charlie Weatherbie
1997 Humanitarian Bowl Cincinnati L 19–35 John L. Smith
2011 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Ohio L 23–24 Gary Andersen
2012 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Toledo W 41–15 Gary Andersen No. 16
2013 Poinsettia Bowl Northern Illinois W 21–14 Matt Wells
2014 New Mexico Bowl UTEP W 21–6 Matt Wells
2015 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Akron L 21–23 Matt Wells
2017 Arizona Bowl New Mexico State L 20–26 Matt Wells
2018 New Mexico Bowl North Texas W 52–13 Frank Maile (interim) No. 22

dagger The Grape Bowl is listed in NCAA records, but was not an NCAA-sanctioned bowl game.[11]

Stadium

Maverik Stadium
Maverik Stadium during September 29 USU vs. BYU game

Utah State's home games are played on Merlin Olsen Field at Maverik Stadium.

The Aggies have played their home games at various spots around campus during their history with the current location housing Utah State Football since 1968. Previously named Romney Stadium for Dick Romney, Utah State's all-time winningest football coach and former athletics director, Romney Stadium was officially dedicated on September 27, 1969. The first game in Romney Stadium history came a season earlier in 1968, when Utah State defeated New Mexico State, 28–12 on September 14. Previous to the current stadium, the Aggies played at another, smaller venue also called "Romney Stadium", which was situated on the site where the HPER building now stands.[5]

On December 5, 2009, Utah State University announced that the playing field at then Romney Stadium would be named Merlin Olsen Field, in honor of the Pro and College Football Hall of Fame member and former Aggie. A statue of Olsen in a plaza south of the stadium was dedicated to his memory in Fall 2010.[12]

On April 11, 2015, Utah State University announced a corporate naming-rights partnership with Maverik, Inc., owners of convenience stores throughout the Intermountain West. The renaming of the stadium corresponds with a massive renovation project expected to be completed in time for the start of the 2016 football season. "Renovations to Maverik Stadium will focus on greatly improving the overall fan experience. On the west side, a new four-story premium seating and press box structure will be built to include a state-of-the-art media and game operations area, 24 luxury suites, 20 loge boxes, more than 700 covered club seats and a premium club area that will also be used to host a student-athlete training table. Major concourse work will include significantly increased restrooms, upgraded concessions and an enlarged concourse for better pedestrian traffic flow.

Renovations will also include new video boards on both the north and south ends of the stadium, along with a new public address system. The additional expansion of Maverik Stadium's seating capacity is also planned for the future.

Utah State's football stadium has largely gone without any upgrades to the existing structure during its 47-year existence. The seating capacity has been altered twice; once in 1980 with the addition of approximately 10,000 seats to the south bowl, and again in 1997 when roughly 4,000 chair back seats were installed to bring the present capacity to 25,513.

In 2005, the south end zone area was renovated, providing improved concessions and restroom facilities, as well as a widened concourse on the east side of the stadium. And in 2008, the three-story, 69,000-square foot Jim and Carol Laub Athletics-Academics Complex was completed in the north end zone, providing enhanced athletic and academic needs for all 16 of USU's varsity sports."[13]

Utah State's student section is known as "the HURD".

Stadium history

  • University Quad (1892–1912)
  • Adams Field (1913–1929)
  • Romney Stadium (original site) (1930–1967)
  • Romney Stadium (current site) (1968–2015)[14]
  • Merlin Olsen Field at Maverik Stadium (2015–present)

Rivalries

Utah State has a number of both old and new rivals. Older rivals include Brigham Young University (Battle for the Old Wagon Wheel/Beehive Boot Trophy), the University of Utah (Battle of the Brothers/Beehive Boot Trophy), and the University of Wyoming (Bridger's Battle).

Newer rivalries include teams against whom the Aggies of Utah State currently play each year in the Mountain Division of the Mountain West Conference. These teams include Boise State, Air Force, Colorado State, University of Las Vegas Nevada, and (again) the University of Wyoming. In particular, a new in-division and in-conference rivalry exists with the Boise State Broncos (having relative close proximity to Utah State) and the Air Force Falcons (given the long-standing military tradition at both schools and USU's close proximity to Hill Air Force Base in Layton, Utah).

BYU

The Cougars and Aggies started playing in 1922. BYU and Utah State have met for the Old Wagon Wheel 58 times, dating back to 1948. BYU had beaten Utah State ten straight times before Utah State defeated BYU 31–16 on October 1, 2010. With the victory, Utah State reclaimed the Old Wagon Wheel for the first time since 1993. The Old Wagon Wheel returned to Logan on October 3, 2014, when the Aggies defeated BYU 35–20. BYU is often referred to in the local media as being the chief rival of Utah State University. It is the second oldest rivalry for both schools.

Current Record: 48–37–3; BYU Leads

Most Recent Game:

Date Location Score Winner
October 5, 2018 LaVell Edwards Stadium, Provo Utah 45-20 Utah State

Utah

The Battle of the Brothers refers to the rivalry between Utah State and Utah. The two teams have a long-running football series, which, at 112 games, is tied for the seventh most-played rivalry in the Division I FBS football. The Battle of the Brothers is the oldest FBS Division I college football rivalry in the United States between two public universities in the same state. Both programs played the first game in their respective histories against each other in Logan on November 25, 1892, which game the Aggies won 12–0. The two teams played every year from 1944 to 2009, but the series took a two-year hiatus for the 2010 and 2011 seasons. On September 7, 2012, the Aggies snapped the 12-game losing streak beating Utah 27–20 (OT) in Logan.[15][16] The game was not played in 2014. The series continued in 2015 at Rice-Eccles Stadium, with Utah winning 24–14. Since then, no future games have been scheduled.

Current Record: 79–29–4; Utah Leads

Most Recent Game:

Date Location Score Winner
September 11, 2015 Salt Lake City 24–14 Utah

Wyoming

Utah State and Wyoming first played in 1903, making the rivalry one of the oldest for both schools. Early on, the teams met annually as members of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference from 1916 to 1937 and later the Mountain States Conference from 1938 to 1961. The teams continued to play each other frequently from 1962 to 1978, before taking an extended hiatus until 2001. The rivalry was renewed on an annual basis when Utah State joined the Mountain West Conference for the 2013 season (in the same division as Wyoming), in a game now billed as "Bridger's Battle" after American frontiersman Jim Bridger. The trophy for the winning team is a .50-caliber Rocky Mountain Hawken rifle.[17]

Current Record: 38–25–4; Utah State Leads

Most Recent Game:

Date Location Score Winner
October 10, 2018 War Memorial Stadium, Wyoming 24–16 Utah State

Current coaching staff

[18]

Name Position
Gary Andersen Head Coach
Frank Maile Assistant Head Coach/Tight Ends
Mike Sanford Jr. Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks
Justin Ena Defensive Coordinator/Inside Linebackers
Stacy Collins Special Teams Coordinator/Running Backs
Jason Phillips Wide Receivers/Passing Game Coordinator
TJ Woods Offensive Line
Mike Caputo Safeties
Bojay Filimoeatu Outside Linebackers

Future non-conference opponents

Announced schedules as of August 30, 2016
The Aggies have the following non-conference opponents contracted to play in future seasons:[19]

2019 2020 2021
@Wake Forest Washington State @ Washington State
Stony Brook Southern Utah North Dakota
@ LSU @ Washington @ New Mexico State
BYU @ BYU BYU

Notable players

  • OT – Len Rohde (1957–1959) Two-time all-Skyline Eight; 15-year NFL career.
  • DL – Merlin Olsen (1959–1961) 2-time and Consensus All-American, Outland Trophy winner (1961); 14 Pro Bowls
  • DL – Lionel Aldridge (1960–1962) Hon. Men. All-American (1962); 11-year NFL career, 2 Super Bowl rings with the Green Bay Packers
  • QB – Anthony Calvillo (1992–1993) 17-year CFL career including 3 Grey Cup Wins; 4-time CFL All-Star; CFL's Most Outstanding Player Award 2003, 2008, 2009, and all-time record holder for most passing yards in professional football history.
  • QB – Bill Munson (1964–1964) Played in 16 NFL seasons from 1964 to 1979 for five different teams, starting for the Detroit Lions through the late 1960s and early 1970s.
  • PK – Jim Turner (1961–1963) A QB in college, he kicked a then record 145 points in the 1968 regular NFL season, with a pro football record 34 field goals. Has one Super Bowl ring with the New York Jets, who defeated the Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl III. Played 9 seasons with the Denver Broncos, including Super Bowl XII against the Dallas Cowboys. Was 304 of 488 (62%) on field goals and 521 of 534 extra points, giving him 1,439 total points over his career. Inducted into the Denver Broncos Ring of Fame in 1988, and is all-time second team, American Football League.
  • RB – Altie Taylor (1966–1968) NCAA statistical champion for kickoff return average (1967); 8-year NFL career with Detroit and Houston.
  • DL – Phil Olsen (1967–1969) Consensus All-American (1969); 9-year NFL career.
  • OG – Dave Manning (1972–73) Two year starter at USU, Manning was All-American, 2nd Team his Senior year and was one of the main blockers for Aggie Running Back Louie Giammona.
  • QB – Bob Gagliano (1980) Played for 14 years in the NFL with eight teams, and one season with the Denver Gold of the United States Football League (USFL).
  • DE/R – Alan "Madpup" McMurray (1971–1973) Sophomore All-American – small's DE in nation 178 lbs, holds QB sack record (19.5), played outstanding game against 1971 National Champs Nebraska Cornhuskers (ESPN & Sports Illustrated's "team of the century") 13 tackles/9 assists/1 QB sack – Original designer of Aggie mascot
  • RB – Louie Giammona (1973–1975) 6-year NFL career.
  • PK – Alfred Knapp (1973–1974) Set several kicking records-2nd in nation, signed w/ Green Bay Packers
  • DB – Johndale Carty (1995–1998) played for the Atlanta Falcons of the NFL
  • TE – Chris Cooley (2000–2003) Led NCAA in TE receptions as a senior; NFL Pro Bowl (2007–2009) with the Washington Redskins
  • WR – Kevin Curtis (2001–2002)... 3rd team AP All-American (2001) Finished career as USU receptions leader. Has played for the St. Louis Rams and the Philadelphia Eagles. Currently with the Kansas City Chiefs
  • LB – LaVell Edwards (1949–1951) All-Mountain States (1950); Hall of Fame coach at Brigham Young University
  • QB – Eric Hipple (1976–1979) All-Pacific Coast; 10-year NFL career with the Detroit Lions
  • OG – Jim Hough (1974–1977) 2nd team AP All-American (1977), 9 years in NFL, all with Minnesota.
  • DL – Rulon Jones (1976–1979) 1st team AP All-American (1979); AFC Defensive Player of the Year (1986).
  • DL – Greg Kragen (1980–1983) 13-year NFL career; Pro Bowl, 3 Super Bowl rings
  • QB – Ron Lopez Arena Football League player
  • RB – Rick Parros (1976–1979) 6-year NFL career.
  • WR – Kevin Robinson (2003–2007) NCAA all-time leader in all-purpose yards per play (16.16; 6,479 yds in 401 career plays).
  • LB – Al Smith (1984–1986) Big West Defensive Player of the Year (1986), 2-time Honorable Mention All-American
  • OG – Rich Tylski (1990–1993) A 3-year starter at Utah State, Tylski signed a free agent contract upon graduation from USU with the New England Patriots in 1994 that led to a 10-year NFL career with New England (1994 & 2002), Jacksonville (1995–99), Pittsburgh (2000–2001) and Carolina (2003–2004).
  • RB – Emmett White (1996–2000) 3-year starter at USU, White was a two-time All Big West (1999–2000), All Independent (2001) and All American 3rd Team (2001). He also set an NCAA record for most all purpose yards in a game against New Mexico State in 2001 in which he rushed 34 times for 322 yards, caught seven passes for 134 yards and had return yardage of 122 yards for a fantastic 578 yards, beating the old NCAA record by 143 yards. He finished the year leading the NCAA with an average of 238.9 yards per game in all purpose yards.
  • OT – Donald Penn (2002–2006) Currently the starting left tackle for the Oakland Raiders. He was named to the 2011 Pro Bowl.
  • DB – Jarrett Bush (2004–2005) Currently a nickelback with the Green Bay Packers. In Super Bowl XLV, he had one interception, one hit on quarterback, one pass defended, and four solo tackles.
  • RB – Robert Turbin (2007–2011) Currently a running back for the Indianapolis Colts.
  • LB – Bobby Wagner (2008–2011) Currently the starting middle linebacker for the Seattle Seahawks. He set the club record for tackles by a rookie with 140 and ranked second among all rookies in 2012.[20]
  • LB – Kyler Fackrell NFL player
  • WR – Kendal Smith NFL player
  • LS – Patrick Scales, NFL player
  • QB – Mike Affleck, American football player
  • OL – Matt Hanousek, American football player
  • CB – Tay Glover-Wright, American football player. He appeared in 27 games, starting 11, during his time at Utah State and recorded career totals of 69 tackles, 10 pass breakups, 1 sack, 1 forced fumble and 1 fumble recovery. He had 105 rushing yards on 20 attempts as well.

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External links

1929 Utah State Aggies football team

The 1929 Utah State Aggies football team was an American football team that represented Utah State Agricultural College in the Rocky Mountain Conference (RMC) during the 1929 college football season. In their 11th season under head coach Dick Romney, the Aggies compiled a 3–4 record (3–4 against RMC opponents), finished ninth in the conference, and were outscored by a total of 60 to 50.

1930 Utah State Aggies football team

The 1930 Utah State Aggies football team was an American football team that represented Utah State Agricultural College in the Rocky Mountain Conference (RMC) during the 1930 college football season. In their 12th season under head coach Dick Romney, the Aggies compiled a 3–5–1 record (3–4–1 against RMC opponents), tied for seventh place in the conference, and were outscored by a total of 205 to 73.

1936 Utah State Aggies football team

The 1936 Utah State Aggies football team was an American football team that represented Utah State Agricultural College in the Rocky Mountain Conference (RMC) during the 1936 college football season. In their 18th season under head coach Dick Romney, the Aggies compiled a 7–0–1 record (6–0–1 against RMC opponents), won the RMC championship, and outscored opponents by a total of 99 to 13.Halfback Kent Ryan received first-team All-American honors in 1936 from the All-America Board. Three Utah State players received first-team all-conference honors in 1936: Ryan; end Carl Mulleneaux; and guard Ed Peterson.

1940 Utah State Aggies football team

The 1940 Utah State Aggies football team was an American football team that represented Utah State Agricultural College in the Mountain States Conference (MSC) during the 1940 college football season. In their 22nd season under head coach Dick Romney, the Aggies compiled a 2–5–1 record (2–4 against MSC opponents), finished sixth in the MSC, and were outscored by a total of 104 to 48.

1941 Utah State Aggies football team

The 1941 Utah State Aggies football team was an American football team that represented Utah State Agricultural College in the Mountain States Conference (MSC) during the 1941 college football season. In their 23rd season under head coach Dick Romney, the Aggies compiled a 0–8 record (0–6 against MSC opponents), finished in last place in the MSC, and were outscored by a total of 153 to 46.

1942 Utah State Aggies football team

The 1942 Utah State Aggies football team was an American football team that represented Utah State Agricultural College in the Mountain States Conference (MSC) during the 1942 college football season. In their 24th season under head coach Dick Romney, the Aggies compiled a 6–3–1 record (2–3–1 against MSC opponents), finished in fourth place in the MSC, and outscored opponents by a total of 201 to 137.

1946 Utah State Aggies football team

The 1946 Utah State Aggies football team was an American football team that represented Utah State Agricultural College in the Mountain States Conference (MSC) during the 1946 college football season. In their 27th season under head coach Dick Romney, the Aggies compiled a 7–2–1 record (4–1–1 against MSC opponents), tied for the MSC championship, and outscored opponents by a total of 220 to 75. The 1946 squad continues to hold the school records for: most rushing yards per attempt (5.9); lowest pass completion percentage allowed (.330); fewest touchdown passes allowed (zero); and fewest total offense attempts allowed per game (50.6).After losing only one game during the regular season, the team played in the school's first bowl game – the 1947 Raisin Bowl on January 1, 1947, in Fresno, California. The Aggies were defeated by San Jose State, 20-0.Four Utah State players were named to all-conference team selected by the Associated Press: center Ralph Maughan (first team), tackle George Nelson (first team), halfback Jay Van Noy (second team), and end Norvel Hansen (second team). Van Noy went on to play Major League Baseball for the St. Louis Cardinals.

1954 Utah State Aggies football team

The 1954 Utah State Aggies football team was an American football team that represented Utah State University in the Skyline Conference during the 1954 college football season. In their fourth season under head coach John Roning, the Aggies compiled a 4–6 record (4–3 against Skyline opponents), placed third in the Skyline Conference, and were outscored by opponents by a total of 187 to 158.

1960 Utah State Aggies football team

The 1960 Utah State Aggies football team was an American football team that represented Utah State University in the Skyline Conference (Skyline) during the 1960 college football season. In their second season under head coach John Ralston, the Aggies compiled a 9–2 record (6–1 against Skyline opponents), tied for the Skyline championship, and outscored opponents by a total of 274 to 85.

1961 Utah State Aggies football team

The 1961 Utah State Aggies football team represented the Utah State University in the 1961 college football season.

1982 Utah State Aggies football team

The 1982 Utah State Aggies football team represented Utah State University during the 1982 NCAA Division I-A football season as a member of the Pacific Coast Athletic Association (PCAA). The Aggies were led by seventh year head coach Bruce Snyder and played their home games at Romney Stadium in Logan, Utah. They finished the season with a record of five wins and six losses (5–6, 2–4 PCAA). This was the final season Snyder served as the head coach of the Aggies as he resigned his position on February 28, 1983, and became an assistant coach with the Los Angeles Rams.

1986 Utah State Aggies football team

The 1986 Utah State Aggies football team represented Utah State University during the 1986 NCAA Division I-A football season as a member of the Pacific Coast Athletic Association (PCAA). The Aggies were led by first year head coach Chuck Shelton and played their home games at Romney Stadium in Logan, Utah. They finished the season with a record of three wins and eight losses (3–8, 3–4 PCAA).

2007 Utah State Aggies football team

The 2007 Utah State Aggies football team represented Utah State University in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) college football during the 2007 season. Utah State competed as a member of the Western Athletic Conference (WAC), and the team played their home games in Romney Stadium in Logan, Utah.The Aggies were led by Third-year head coach Brent Guy. He led the Aggies to a 2–10 record.

2008 Utah State Aggies football team

The 2008 Utah State Aggies football team represented Utah State University in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) college football during the 2008 season. Utah State competed as a member of the Western Athletic Conference (WAC), and the team played their home games in Romney Stadium in Logan, Utah.The Aggies were led by fourth-year head coach Brent Guy. He was fired prior to the end of the season after the team compiled a 2–9 record. At Utah State, Guy never finished a season with more than three wins. He coached the Aggies in their final game, in which they defeated New Mexico State, 47–2, and completed their schedule with a 3–9 record.

2009 Utah State Aggies football team

The 2009 Utah State Aggies football team represented Utah State University in the 2009 NCAA Division I FBS college football season. The Aggies were led by 1st year head coach Gary Andersen and played their home games at Romney Stadium. The Aggies finished the season with a record of 4–8 and 3–5 in WAC play.

2010 Utah State Aggies football team

The 2010 Utah State Aggies football teamrepresented Utah State University in the 2010 NCAA Division I FBS college football season. The Aggies were led by second year head coach Gary Andersen and played their home games at Romney Stadium. They finished the season with a record of 4–8 (2–6 WAC). The Aggies won the Beehive Boot for the first time since 1997.

2011 Utah State Aggies football team

The 2011 Utah State Aggies football team represented Utah State University in the 2011 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Aggies were led by third year head coach Gary Andersen and played their home games at Merlin Olsen Field at Romney Stadium. They are members of the Western Athletic Conference. They finished the season 7–6, 5–2 in WAC play to finish in a tie for second place.

On November 28, The Aggies were invited to the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl which was the school's first bowl bid since 1997 which was in the same bowl game (known then as the Humanitarian Bowl). They lost the Famous Idaho Potato bowl to Ohio.

2016 Utah State Aggies football team

The 2016 Utah State Aggies football team represented Utah State University in the 2016 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Aggies were led by fourth-year head coach Matt Wells and played their home games at Merlin Olsen Field at Maverik Stadium. This was Utah State's fourth season as members of the Mountain West Conference in the Mountain Division. They finished the season 3–9, 1–7 in Mountain West play to finish in last place in the Mountain Division.

2017 Utah State Aggies football team

The 2017 Utah State Aggies football team represented Utah State University in the 2017 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Aggies were led by fifth-year head coach Matt Wells and played their home games at Merlin Olsen Field at Maverik Stadium. They competed as members of the Mountain Division of the Mountain West Conference. They finished the season 6–7, 4–4 in Mountain West play to finish in a tie for fourth place in the Mountain Division. They were invited to the Arizona Bowl where they lost to New Mexico State.

2019 Utah State Aggies football team

The 2019 Utah State Aggies football team represents Utah State University in the 2019 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Aggies are led by fifth-year head coach Gary Andersen and play their home games at Maverik Stadium. They compete as members of the Mountain Division of the Mountain West Conference.

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