Utah State football announces home and home series with Washington State

LOGAN, Utah – Utah State University Vice President and Director of Athletics John Hartwell announced Tuesday that the Aggies will play a home-and-home series with Washington State in 2020 and 2021.

Utah State will host Washington State, out of the Pac-12 Conference, on Sept 5, 2020, and then play the Cougars in Pullman, Wash., on Sept. 4, 2021. For USU, it is the first home-and-home series with a Power 5 program since playing Oregon State in Corvallis in 1997 and in Logan in 1998. Ironically, the only other Pac-12 program USU has had a home-and-home series with was Washington State as the two schools played one another in Pullman in 1949 and in Logan in 1950.

“These are the kind of home-and-home series we are looking for moving forward,” said Hartwell. “Hosting a Pac-12 school in Maverik Stadium is a direct reflection of the strides our football program has made in recent years.”

Overall, the Washington State game in Logan in 2020 will mark just the fifth time in school history that a Pac-12 school has visited Maverik Stadium as USU defeated Utah in in 2012 in overtime (27-20), lost to sixth-ranked Oregon in 2001 (38-21), lost to Oregon State in 1998 (20-16) and lost to WSU in 1950 (46-6).

Washington State will also be the first Power 5 school to visit Logan since the Aggies defeated Atlantic Coast Conference-member Wake Forest, 36-24, during the 2014 campaign.

Overall, Utah State is 1-2 all-time against Washington State and the last meeting between the two programs was on Sept. 30, 1961, with USU posting a 34-14 road win. The series began in 1949 with WSU recording a 33-0 home win, and the two teams played again in 1950 in Logan.

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