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LOGAN — It was a wild ride this past weekend for fans of teams from the state of Utah, and only U. of U. fans went home happy.
The Utah State Aggies were a field goal away from celebration and a victory over BCS powerhouse Wisconsin. Unfortunately, junior kicker Josh Thompson missed the 37-yard game winner wide, and Aggie fans felt the sting of another heartbreaking loss.
Date: Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012
Kickoff: 5 p.m. (MT)
Location: Fort Collins, Colo.
Stadium: Sonny Lubick Field at Hughes Stadium (32,500)
Series: Utah State trails, 30-36-2
TV: KTVD Ch. 20
Bill Doleman (Play-by-Play)
Reggie Rivers (Analyst)
Natalie Vickers (Reporter)
Radio: Utah State Sports Network
Al Lewis (Play-by-Play)
Craig Hislop (Analyst)
Live Stats: UtahStateAggies.com
Twitter Updates: /USUFootball
It wasn’t all bad for USU, though. Playing a competitive football game against a team like Wisconsin certainly brought some rays of sunshine. KSL’s Matt Glade wrote this article summing up what the Aggies can take away from Saturday’s defeat.
The Aggies will now turn their sights to a new foe in the Colorado State Rams. CSU is coming off a difficult loss as well at the hands of San Jose State and looks to rebound against the Aggies. Read some thoughts from the coaches on both sidelines here.
A look-ahead article written by The Sports Network gives nice insight into the upcoming match-up along with some key stats to look for. For a few more, here are some clicks for you from CBSSports: here and here.
Finally, a fantastic article found in the Deseret News on Aggie senior defensive linemen Al Lapuaho, check it out.
Enjoy the game this weekend. It should be a wild one.
Justin McKissick is a KSL.com contributor originally from the San Francisco Bay Area. He is currently seeking a communications degree. He has been covering USU sports since 2011. Follow him on Twitter: @justin_sr.