The 2020 USU Quarterback Competition

by Daniel Olsen | The highs have been high and the lows have been low for the last couple years with Jordan Love as the starting quarterback for USU. He replaced starter Kent Myers part way through the 2017 season and helped the Aggies scramble their way to a bowl eligible season. He then led … Continue reading The 2020 USU Quarterback Competition

Five new teams Utah State football should schedule

Utah State is one of 130 FBS teams and has played a lot of different schools for over a century. However, there are several schools that the Aggies have never played. Just recently the Aggies scheduled a game with the Mississippi State Bulldogs in 2024 which will be the first matchup between the two teams. … Continue reading Five new teams Utah State football should schedule

Utah 2020 NFL Draft by the Numbers

The first NFL virtual draft did not disappoint. 255 players were drafted from all around the nation. Let’s look at how the numbers compare to the other 94 colleges around the nation. 13: Of all the 42 states with colleges that had players, the Beehive State had the 13th most athletes selected in the draft. … Continue reading Utah 2020 NFL Draft by the Numbers

2020 NFL Draft: It’s a Love Story

The NFL Draft starts on Thursday. Who in Utah will hear their name called in the first round? How many will be drafted at all? Let’s take a deeper look at the state's most promising draft pick, Jordan Love.  While he did not have the most successful junior season, scouts have been impressed by Love’s … Continue reading 2020 NFL Draft: It’s a Love Story

Shortened College Football Series: USU

If college football gets pushed back and we are forced to have a shortened season due to COVID-19, what would an eight game schedule look like? Let’s look at the ideal situation for each of the FBS teams in Utah. Next up: The Utah State Aggies! Utah State is in a unique situation because although … Continue reading Shortened College Football Series: USU

Utah March Madness: 6 Bobby Wagner vs 11 Jamaal Williams

6 Bobby Wagner College Career Stats: 445 tackles, 28.5 tackles for loss, 4.5 sacks, 4 interceptions, 2 passes deflected Awards: 3x First-Team All-WAC (2009-2011) Why vote for him? Bobby Wagner was a man among boys at Utah State. He was a really good pick up because most guys of that caliber don't show up on … Continue reading Utah March Madness: 6 Bobby Wagner vs 11 Jamaal Williams

Utah March Madness: 4 Merlin Olsen vs 13 Chuckie Keeton

4 Merlin Olsen College Career Stats: (tackling stats were not tracked at the time) Awards: 2x First-Team All-American (1960-1961) Outland Trophy (1961) Hula Bowl MVP (1961) Why vote for him? Merlin is a legend in Logan, Utah. He was a great player at Logan High School and went on to be so great at Utah … Continue reading Utah March Madness: 4 Merlin Olsen vs 13 Chuckie Keeton

Utah March Madness: 2 Steve Young vs 15 Chris Cooley

8 Steve Young College Career Stats: 56 TDs, 33 INT, 149.8 QBR, 65.2% completion rate, 7733 passing yards Awards: BYU Cougars No. 8 retired Unanimous All-American (1983) Heisman Trophy runner-up (1983) Davey O'Brien Award (1983) Why vote for him? Although his pro career was more illustrious, his college career was still great and set BYU … Continue reading Utah March Madness: 2 Steve Young vs 15 Chris Cooley

Utah March Madness: 4 Sam Merrill vs 13 Desmond Penigar

4. Sam Merrill: College Per Game Stats: 16.6 points, 3.6 rebounds, 3.6 assists College Career Totals: 2197 points (second in Aggie History), 47% FG, 42% from 3, 89.1% FT Awards: 2x MWC Tournament MVP (2019-2020) Third-Team All-Mountain West (2018) 2x First-Team All-Mountain West (2019-2020) Mountain West Player of the Year (2019) AP Honorable Mention All-American … Continue reading Utah March Madness: 4 Sam Merrill vs 13 Desmond Penigar

Utah March Madness: 1 Jaycee Carroll vs 16 Neemias Queta

1. Jaycee Carroll: College Per Game Stats: Per Game: 18.8 points, 5.1 rebounds, 2 assists Career Totals: 2522 points (most in school history) 680 rebounds (12th in school history) 270 assists (20th in school history) Awards: Big West Tournament MVP (2005) 2x First Team All-WAC (2007, 2008) WAC Player of the Year: 2008 AP Honorable … Continue reading Utah March Madness: 1 Jaycee Carroll vs 16 Neemias Queta