Tuesday September 30th, 2014

Utah State Aggies vs. BYU Cougars

No. 18 BYU looks to remain undefeated as it welcomes Utah State (2-2) to LaVell Edwards Stadium on Friday night in the battle for the Old Wagon Wheel. Both teams enter this game after bye weeks, with the Aggies losing in overtime at Arkansas State in their last game on Sept. 20 and the Cougars coming off a 41-33 win over Virginia at home on the same date. BYU leads the all-time series between the schools 46-34-3 and has won the last three meetings, including a 31-14 win at Utah State last season.

You can follow the game with live stats and play-by-play here.

How to watch

Details for Friday’s game are below:

Kickoff: 10:15 p.m. ET

Live stream: The game can be live streamed here.

TV coverage: ESPN

Radio: For a list of BYU affiliates, click here. For a list of Utah State affiliates, click here.

Season Recap

BYU

Sept. 20: BYU 41, Virginia 33

The Cougars trailed 16-13 at the half but took the lead for good on Taysom Hill’s 15-yard touchdown run early in the third quarter. Adam Hine’s 99-yard kickoff return in the fourth quarter was BYU’s first kickoff return for a touchdown since 2011. Hill finished with three touchdowns — two passing and one rushing — and threw for 187 yards while rushing for another 72.

Sept. 11: BYU 33, Houston 25

BYU scored the first 23 points of the game before Houston rallied to make it close late. BYU had two 100-yard rushers: Tayson Hill had 160 yards and Jamaal Williams ran for 139. A season-high 11 receivers caught passes for the Cougars.

Sept. 6: BYU 41, Texas 7

The Cougars scored 28 points in the first quarter, the first time they’ve done so on the road since a 41-20 win at Hawaii in 2011. Taysom Hill rushed for three touchdowns against Texas for the second straight season. Linebacker Jherremya Leuta-Douyere forced a fumble for the second straight game.

Aug. 29: BYU 35, Connecticut 10

Taysom Hill accounted for all five touchdowns — three passing and two rushing — for the Cougars. BYU’s defense forced turnovers on each of Connecticut’s first two possessions. The 35 points were the Cougars’ most in a season opener played on the road since 1992.

Utah State

Sept. 20: Arkansas State 21, Utah State 14

Luke Ferguson’s potential game-winning 38-yard field goal with three seconds left in regulation was blocked. Arkansas State tied the game on a 4-yard touchdown run by Johnston White with 4:58 remaining in regulation. Utah State is now 6-5 all-time in overtime games.

Sept. 13: Utah State 36, Wake Forest 24

The Aggies held the Demon Deacons to minus-25 yards rushing, the third-best total in program history and their best since holding Pacific to minus-35 yards on the ground in 1967. Linebacker Zach Vigil scored his first career touchdown on a 35-yard interception return. Three different Utah State players threw touchdown passes: quarterbacks Chuckie Keeton and Darell Garretson and wide receiver Ronald Butler.

Sept. 6: Utah State 40, Idaho State 20

Freshman cornerback Jalen Davis had the first two interceptions of his career, returning one for a touchdown. Utah State had 45 rushing attempts and is 14-1 in its last 15 games with at least 40 attempts on the ground. JoJo Natson had his third career punt return touchdown, closing to within one of the school record set by Kevin Robinson (2004-07).

Aug. 31: Tennessee 38, Utah State 7

The Aggies were blanked in the first half for the first time since 2010. Utah State didn’t force a turnover for the first time in 24 games. The Aggies fell to 1-17 all-time against SEC opponents.

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