Utah State Aggies vs. Tennessee Volunteers
Utah State finished last season with a 9-5 record. The Aggies fell to Fresno State in the Mountain West championship game before beating Northern Illinois in the Poinsettia Bowl. Utah State will start their 2014 campaign on the road against the Tennessee Volunteers, who finished with a 5-7 record in 2013.
Utah State and Tennessee will be among the final teams to take the field in Week 1 with a Sunday night game.
Details for Sunday's game are below:
Kickoff: 7:00 p.m. ET
Live stream: The game can be live streamed here.
TV coverage: SEC Network
Utah State Aggies facts
The Aggies are entering their second season in the Mountain West Conference, with head coach Matt Wells also entering his second year.
Utah State starting quarterback Chuckie Keeton will be returning for his senior year after a knee injury during the sixth game in 2013 prematurely ended his season. Keeton has 5,961 passing yards, 56 touchdowns and 13 interceptions in his career. He has added 1,153 yards and 14 touchdowns with his feet.
The Aggies return 11 starters from a year ago, six on offense and five on defense.
Utah State received one vote for the preseason AP Top 25 Poll. It is the second straight year that the Aggies have received votes in the preseason polls.
The Aggies are 1-16 all-time against schools from the SEC. Utah State has opened the season against a SEC opponent three times in their history, with losses in all three games.
Tennessee Volunteers facts:
Sunday night will be the first time that Tennessee has faced Utah State. The Vols are 15-1 all-time against teams in the Mountain West.
Head coach Butch Jones will be entering his second season with the team.
Tennessee is just one of eight schools in the nation to have 800 wins in program history. The other schools to reach that mark are Alabama, Michigan, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma and Texas.
The Volunteers have been victorious in their last five season openers.
Tennessee has never lost a game that was played on Aug. 31 (4-0) and they are 7-0-1 all-time in the month of August.
- Josh Sanchez