Boise State Broncos @ Utah State Aggies
Current Records: Boise State 5-5, Utah State 5-5
How To Watch
- When: Saturday, November 18, 2023 at 7 p.m. ET
- Where: Merlin Olsen Field at Maverik Stadium — Logan, Utah
- TV: CBS Sports Network
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- Ticket Cost: $28.00
What to Know
Utah State will be in front of their home fans on Saturday, but a look at the spread shows they might need that home-field advantage. The Utah State Aggies and the Boise State Broncos will face off in a Mountain West battle at 7:00 p.m. ET at Merlin Olsen Field at Maverik Stadium. Keep an eye on the score for this one: both teams posted some lofty point totals in their previous games.
Last Saturday, Utah State didn’t have too much trouble with Nevada at home as they won 41-24. The victory made it back-to-back wins for Utah State.
Rahsul Faison was the offensive standout of the match as he rushed for 181 yards and a touchdown while picking up 8.2 yards per carry. Cooper Legas was another key contributor, throwing for 182 yards and three touchdowns.
Meanwhile, Boise State can now show off three landslide victories after their most recent game on Saturday. They took their game at home with ease, bagging a 42-14 victory over New Mexico. Boise State was heavily favored coming into this match, and the results showcase why.
Among those leading the charge was George Holani, who rushed for 95 yards and two touchdowns. The team also got some help courtesy of Maddux Madsen, who threw for 202 yards and two touchdowns on only 11 passes.
The win got Utah State back to even at 5-5. As for Boise State, they pushed their record up to 5-5 with that win, which was their fourth straight at home.
Here’s a few offensive stats to keep an eye on ahead of Saturday’s contest: The Aggies have been excellent on the ground this season, having averaged 177.3 rushing yards per game. However, it’s not like the Broncos struggle in that department as they’ve been even better at 195.7 per game. It’s looking like Saturday’s match might have some serious battles in the trenches. Check back here after the action for a full breakdown and analysis of the contest.
Utah State lost to Boise State at home by a decisive 42-23 margin in their previous meeting back in November of 2022. A big factor in that loss was the dominant performance of Boise State’s Taylen Green, who rushed for 91 yards and a touchdown on only six carries, and also threw for 220 yards and four touchdowns. Now that Utah State knows the damage he can cause, will they be able to stop him this time? There’s only one way to find out.
Boise State is a 4-point favorite against Utah State, according to the latest college football odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Broncos as a 3.5-point favorite.
The over/under is set at 64 points.
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Boise State has won 7 out of their last 8 games against Utah State.
- Nov 25, 2022 – Boise State 42 vs. Utah State 23
- Sep 25, 2021 – Boise State 27 vs. Utah State 3
- Oct 24, 2020 – Boise State 42 vs. Utah State 13
- Nov 23, 2019 – Boise State 56 vs. Utah State 21
- Nov 24, 2018 – Boise State 33 vs. Utah State 24
- Oct 28, 2017 – Boise State 41 vs. Utah State 14
- Oct 01, 2016 – Boise State 21 vs. Utah State 10
- Oct 16, 2015 – Utah State 52 vs. Boise State 26
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The Utah Utes (5-2) will play the Utah Valley Wolverines (5-2) at 4:00 PM ET on Saturday, December 16, 2023. This contest is available via Pac-12 Network.
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Utah Players to Watch
- Branden Carlson: 17.3 PTS, 6.3 REB, 1.7 AST, 0.6 STL, 1.1 BLK
- Rollie Worster: 11.0 PTS, 6.0 REB, 5.3 AST, 2.1 STL, 0.1 BLK
- Gabe Madsen: 13.6 PTS, 4.6 REB, 1.4 AST, 1.1 STL, 0.1 BLK
- Lawson Lovering: 8.9 PTS, 4.7 REB, 1.7 AST, 0.7 STL, 0.6 BLK
- Cole Bajema: 11.3 PTS, 2.9 REB, 1.0 AST, 1.0 STL, 0.1 BLK
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Utah Valley Players to Watch
- Carlson: 17.3 PTS, 6.3 REB, 1.7 AST, 0.6 STL, 1.1 BLK
- Worster: 11.0 PTS, 6.0 REB, 5.3 AST, 2.1 STL, 0.1 BLK
- Madsen: 13.6 PTS, 4.6 REB, 1.4 AST, 1.1 STL, 0.1 BLK
- Lovering: 8.9 PTS, 4.7 REB, 1.7 AST, 0.7 STL, 0.6 BLK
- Bajema: 11.3 PTS, 2.9 REB, 1.0 AST, 1.0 STL, 0.1 BLK
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Beloved Utah firefighter dies after battle with cancer
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PRICE — A long-time Utah firefighter, beloved by many across the state, passed away Friday after battling cancer,
Fitzgerald Petersen, the chief of the Price Fire Department has died at the age of 58.
“May his legacy live on. Life is Duty. We love you Fitz,” the department said in a Facebook post announcing his death.
Petersen also spent many years at the Unified Fire Authority, working up to the rank of captain. In addition to fighting fires, he was a fixture at firefighter and police funerals with his camera, documenting each event in photos.
Tributes to Petersen filled social media on Saturday.
“The news about everyone’s friend in the fire service Fitzgerald Petersen passing away is a huge kick in the gut. Cancer sucks and it affects us all. Fitz was a true friend and brother, he was always giving of his time, energy and talents. He represented all that is right and did it because it was the right thing to do or it was needed. I still do not have the words to express what or how his friendship has impacted me,” a Salt Lake City firefighter posted on social media.
“One of my biggest heroes passed away last night. My heart aches for his family. Fitzgerald Petersen was the kindest person and lived by his motto ‘Life is Duty.’ He was always there for my family and many others. I will miss you, my friend and I am happy that you are no longer in pain,” another post stated.
“Our hearts go out to Fitz’s family and friends. His legendary service within the community has set a standard for all to follow. His thankless service on and off duty enhanced his motto “Life is Duty”. Thank you for your unwavering example and boundless love,” the Unified Fire Authority said.
“A Utah fire service legend passed away last night after an honorable fight with cancer. We share our condolences and love with Chief Fitzgerald Petersen’s family and his fire family at Price City Fire Department and Unified Fire Authority. Life is Duty,” the Kaysville Fire Department posted Saturday.
“Your memory will live on. It was an honor to know you sir. We have the watch from here. May you rest easy without pain watching over us all. Life is Duty,” the Helper Fire Department posted.
“Utah and the planet lost a great man last night,” another friend posted on Facebook.
Fitzgerald had been open about his cancer battle on his own social media pages. His last post on Facebook was Wednesday.
“I have left chemo an I am now on hospice. No questions please but wanted people to know. I love you all,” he wrote.
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