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LOGAN — Coming from a disappointing season (7-6) including a last minute bowl loss to the Ohio University Bobcats, the Aggies of Utah State look to start this football season on the right foot as they host the Thunderbirds of Southern Utah University.
GAME ONE INFORMATION
Date: Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012
Kickoff: 6 p.m.
Location: Logan, Utah
Stadium: Merlin Olsen Field at Romney
Series: Utah State leads, 2-0
TV: KMYU (Comcast Ch. 22, Dish Network Ch. 12, DirecTV Ch. 12, Over-the-Air 2.2) Mychal Clanton (Play-by-Play) Kevin White (Analyst)
Radio: Utah State Sports Network Al Lewis (Play-by-Play) Craig Hislop (Analyst)
Live Stats: UtahStateAggies.com
Twitter Updates: /USUFootball
Ed Lamb is entering his fifth season as head coach of the SUU Thunderbirds. He has posted a 21-23 record since coming to SUU from San Diego and was a 2010 Eddie Robinson Award finalist.
Kickoff is scheduled at 6:00 p.m. at Romney Stadium in Logan.
Lamb took some ttime to speak on the BIg Sky Podcast to answer some questions about the season opener against USU. These were his comments:
On USU being a big challenge for SUU:
"We've got a big challenge in front of us on Thursday night and one that our players are excited about. In the past few years, it is something we've recruited to. It's the chance to play the most challenging schedule we could possibly get. It's driven us in the offseason. It's been a fantastic motivator. Utah State has certainly captured the attention of our team. We've got a fantastic camp and a fantastic offseason. m really anxious to see our guys go out there and play together."
On the Larsen brothers; Cody (SUU) and Tyler (USU):
"(They'll line up across from each other) probably less than a half dozen times. For us, Cody plays on the outside shade of the offensice guard or at times he'll line up at the defensice end. Tyler Larsen is the center on the offense. I'm sure they'll exchange some stick marks and get plenty of hits on each other but in terms of lining up across from each other and getting the initial contact, that should not happen very often."