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.

2017 Utah State Aggies football
Utah State Aggies logo.svg
ConferenceMountain West Conference
DivisionMountain Division
2017 record6–7 (4–4 MW)
Head coachMatt Wells (5th season)
Offensive coordinatorDavid Yost (1st season)
Co-defensive coordinatorFrank Maile (2nd season)
Co-defensive coordinatorKendrick Shaver (4th season)
Home stadiumMaverik Stadium
(Capacity: 22,059)
Seasons
← 2016
2018 →
2017 Mountain West Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Mountain Division
No. 22 Boise State xy$   7 1         11 3  
Colorado State   5 3         7 6  
Wyoming   5 3         8 5  
Utah State   4 4         6 7  
Air Force   4 4         5 7  
New Mexico   1 7         3 9  
West Division
Fresno State xy   7 1         10 4  
San Diego State   6 2         10 3  
UNLV   4 4         5 7  
Nevada   3 5         3 9  
Hawaii   1 7         3 9  
San Jose State   1 7         2 11  
Championship: Boise State 17, Fresno State 14
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

Coaching staffEdit

Coaching changesEdit

Utah State hired David Yost as offensive coordinator on December 30, 2016. Yost had previously been the quarterbacks coach at Oregon.[1] Both of the co-offensive coordinators from 2016 remain on staff; Jovon Bouknight as Outside Receivers Coach, and Luke Wells as the Tight Ends/Inside Receivers Coach.

CoachesEdit

Name Title
Matt Wells Head Coach
Frank Maile Assistant Head Coach/Co-Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Line Coach
Kendrick Shaver Co-Defensive Coordinator/Outside Linebackers Coach
David Yost Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Coach
Mark Tommerdahl Special Teams Coordinator/Running Backs Coach
Jovon Bouknight Outside Receivers Coach
Julius Brown Defensive Backs Coach
Stacy Collins Inside Linebackers Coach
Steve Farmer Offensive Line Coach
Luke Wells Tight Ends/Inside Receivers Coach

Source:[2]

ScheduleEdit

Utah State's 2017 football schedule was announced on March 2, 2017.[3] The Aggies will play three straight home games for the first time since 1997, in a stretch that includes in-state rival BYU, Colorado State, and rival Wyoming.[3]

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 17:00 p.m.at No. 9 Wisconsin*ESPNL 10–5975,324
September 76:00 p.m.Idaho State*StadiumW 51–1319,638
September 161:00 p.m.at Wake Forest*ACCN ExtraL 10–4627,971
September 235:30 p.m.at San Jose StateStadiumW 61–1012,426
September 296:00 p.m.BYU*
CBSSNW 40–2424,112
October 72:30 p.m.Colorado State
  • Maverik Stadium
  • Logan, UT
ATTSNRML 14–2718,004
October 142:30 p.m.Wyoming 
StadiumL 23–2822,234
October 214:00 p.m.at UNLVATTSNRMW 52–2818,157
October 288:00 p.m.Boise State
  • Maverik Stadium
  • Logan, UT
CBSSNL 14–4119,012
November 43:30 p.m.at New MexicoATTSNRMW 24–1019,293
November 1812:00 p.m.Hawaii
  • Maverik Stadium
  • Logan, UT
StadiumW 38–017,650
November 258:15 p.m.at Air ForceESPN2L 35–3817,252
December 293:30 p.m.vs. New Mexico State*CBSSNL 20–26 OT39,132
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Mountain time

Source:[4]

Game summariesEdit

at WisconsinEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Aggies 10 0 0 0 10
Badgers 0 10 28 21 59
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–2 2012 WISC, 16–14

Idaho StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Bengals 0 6 7 0 13
Aggies 17 21 7 6 51
Overall record Last meeting Result
15–2 2014 USU, 40–20

at Wake ForestEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Aggies 0 0 10 0 10
Demon Deacons 14 15 17 0 46
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–0 2014 USU, 36–24

at San Jose StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Aggies 14 24 17 6 61
Spartans 0 0 7 3 10
Overall record Last meeting Result
16–20–1 2014 USU, 41–7

BYUEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Cougars 7 14 0 3 24
Aggies 7 17 3 13 40
Overall record Last meeting Result
35–48–3 2016 BYU, 28–10

Colorado StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Rams 17 7 0 3 27
Aggies 0 7 0 7 14
Overall record Last meeting Result
33–38–2 2016 CSU, 31–24

WyomingEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Cowboys 3 6 7 12 28
Aggies 6 10 0 7 23
Overall record Last meeting Result
38–25–4 2016 WYO, 52–28

at UNLVEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Aggies 7 21 7 17 52
Rebels 14 14 0 0 28
Overall record Last meeting Result
15–7 2014 USU, 34–20

Boise StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Broncos 14 14 7 6 41
Aggies 7 0 7 0 14
Overall record Last meeting Result
5–16 2016 BSU, 21–10

at New MexicoEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Aggies 7 7 3 7 24
Lobos 0 3 0 7 10
Overall record Last meeting Result
10–13 2016 UNM, 24–21

HawaiiEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Rainbow Warriors 0 0 0 0 0
Aggies 14 7 14 3 38
Overall record Last meeting Result
8–6 2014 USU, 35–14

at Air ForceEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Aggies 14 7 0 14 35
Falcons 10 7 7 14 38
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–3 2016 AF, 27–20

vs New Mexico State–Arizona BowlEdit

1 2 3 4OT Total
NMSU Aggies 10 3 0 76 26
USU Aggies 7 6 0 70 20
Overall record Last meeting Result
30–7 2012 USU, 41–7

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Greif, Andrew (December 30, 2016). "Ex-Oregon assistant David Yost hired at Utah State". OregonLive.com. The Oregonian. Retrieved May 8, 2017.
  2. ^ "2017 Spring Football Roster". UtahStateAggies.com. Utah State Athletics. Retrieved May 8, 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Mountain West Announces 2017 Football Schedule". UtahStateAggies.com. Utah State Athletics. March 2, 2017. Retrieved May 8, 2017.
  4. ^ "2017 Utah State Aggies football schedule". FBSchedules.com. Retrieved May 8, 2017.