Mountain West announces 2019 football schedule for Utah State

Utah State quarterback Jordan Love (10) throws against North Texas during the second half of the New Mexico Bowl NCAA college football game in Albuquerque, N.M., Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Andres Leighton)

LOGAN, Utah – Utah State’s 2019 Mountain West football schedule was announced Monday by the conference office as the Aggies enter their seventh season in the league. In all, USU will play its eight conference games during an 11-week stretch from Sept. 21 through Nov. 30.

Utah State’s 2019 Mountain West schedule will include home games against Colorado State (9/28), Nevada (10/19), Wyoming (11/16) and Boise State (11/23), and road games at San Diego State (9/21), Air Force (10/26), Fresno State (11/9) and New Mexico (11/30). USU will also have two byes for the first time since 2013, with open dates on Sept. 14 and Oct. 12.

After starting the season on the road, Utah State will alternate home and road contests over an eight-game span, before hosting back-to-back home games in November and finishing the season on the road. In fact, USU will have three home games in November for the first time since 2013 and will not play consecutive road games for the first time since 2011.

Utah State opens the season with back-to-back non-conference games as it begins the year at Wake Forest on Friday, Aug. 30, followed by its home-opener against Stony Brook on Saturday, Sept. 7. USU is 1-1 all-time against the Demon Deacons and will be playing the Seawolves for the first time ever.

Following the first of its two byes on Saturday, Sept. 14, Utah State begins Mountain West play at San Diego State on Saturday, Sept. 21. USU then returns home to host Colorado State the following weekend on Saturday, Sept. 28. The Rams are USU’s third-oldest rivalry with 75 previous meetings, while the Aggies and Aztecs have played 13 previous times and will be meeting for the first time since 2016.

For Utah State, it will be the third time it starts Mountain West play on the road, also doing so at Air Force in 2013 and at San José State in 2017. Overall, USU is 5-1 in MW openers, including a 2-0 road record.

Utah State steps out of conference play to start the month of October as it travels to LSU on Saturday, Oct. 5, for its first trip to Baton Rouge since 2001.

Following its second and final bye of the season on Saturday, Oct. 12, Utah State will play games the final seven weeks of the season, starting with a Mountain West home contest against Nevada on Saturday, Oct. 19, followed by a conference road game at Air Force on Saturday, Oct. 26. USU will be facing the Wolf Pack for the 25th time, in what is the 14th-most played rivalry in school history, while its game against the Falcons will be the seventh in series history.

Utah State will play its final non-conference game during the first weekend of November as it hosts in-state rival BYU on Saturday, Nov. 2, in what is the second-oldest rivalry in school history with 88 previous meetings. USU has won each of its last two games with the Cougars.

Following its non-conference home game against BYU, Utah State will conclude the regular season with four-straight weeks of Mountain West play, beginning with a road game at Fresno State on Saturday, Nov. 9. The Aggies and Bulldogs will be meeting for the 31st time in what is the 11th-most played rivalry in school history.

Utah State will then host back-to-back Mountain West games as it faces Wyoming on Saturday, Nov. 16, and Boise State on Saturday, Nov. 23. The Aggies and Cowboys will play for the 70th time this fall in what is the fourth-oldest rivalry in school history, while the Broncos are USU’s 16th-oldest rivalry with 23 previous meetings.

Utah State will then conclude Mountain West play and the regular season at New Mexico on Saturday, Nov. 30. The Lobos are USU’s 13th-oldest rivalry with 25 previous meetings.

The 2019 schedule will play out over 15 weeks, concluding on Saturday, Dec. 7, with the Mountain West Football Championship Game to be played at the home stadium of the highest-ranked of the two divisional champions.

Kickoff times and television coverage for all 12 games will be announced at a later date.

Monday’s release represents the first phase in the 2019 football schedule process. Mountain West national television partners CBS Sports Network and ESPN will now initiate a selection procedure, which will include the shifting of particular games to Thursdays and Fridays. That will be followed by the identification of network outlets and kick times, along with the picks for regional partner AT&T SportsNet, Stadium and Spectrum Sports (Hawai’i).

The 2019 Mountain West football membership includes Air Force, Boise State, Colorado State, New Mexico, Utah State and Wyoming in the Mountain Division and Fresno State, Hawai’i, Nevada, San Diego State, San José State and UNLV in the West Division.

For Aggie football ticket information, fans can contact the USU Athletics Ticket Office over the phone by calling 1-888-USTATE-1 or 435-797-0305 during regular hours of operation. Fans can also buy their tickets in person at the USU Ticket Office inside the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum or online by clicking on the “Buy Tickets” tab at www.UtahStateAggies.com.

Fans can follow the Aggie football program at twitter.com/USUFootball or on Facebook at Utah State Football, as well as on Instagram at instagram.com/USUFootball. Aggie fans can also follow the Utah State athletic program at twitter.com/USUAthletics or on Facebook at Utah State University Athletics.

 

2019 UTAH STATE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE

Date                      Opponent                           Last Meeting                      Series Record

Aug. 30 (Fri.)       at Wake Forest                  2017 – L, 10-46 (a)           Tied, 1-1

Sept. 7                  STONY BROOK                   NA                                          First Meeting

Sept. 14                Open

Sept. 21                at San Diego State*         2016 – L, 13-40 (h)           USU trails, 1-12

Sept. 28                COLORADO STATE*         2018 – W, 29-24 (a)         USU trails, 34-39-2

Oct. 5                    at LSU                                   2001 – L, 14-31 (a)           USU trails, 0-2

Oct. 12                  Open

Oct. 19                  NEVADA*                             2016 – L, 37-38 (a)           USU trails, 6-18

Oct. 26                  at Air Force*                       2018 – W, 42-32 (h)         USU trails, 3-4

Nov. 2                   BYU                                        2018 – W, 45-20 (a)         USU trails, 37-48-3

Nov. 9                   at Fresno State*                2016 – W, 38-20 (h)         USU trails, 12-17-1

Nov. 16                 WYOMING*                        2018 – W, 24-16 (a)         USU leads, 39-26-4

Nov. 23                 BOISE STATE*                    2018 – L, 24-33 (a)           USU trails, 5-18

Nov. 30                 at New Mexico*                2018 – W, 61-19 (h)         USU trails, 12-13

Dec. 7                    Mountain West Championship

Home Games in CAPS

* – Mountain West game

– USU –

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