Through 3 Quarters
The Utah State Aggies were expected to take an 'L' in this one, but so far it isn't playing out to script. They have emerged as the frontrunner after three quarters and are ahead of the Colorado State Rams 23-14. WR Derek Wright has led the way so far for the Aggies, as he has caught two passes for two TDs and 63 yards.
Utah State is struggling to protect the pocket and have allowed eight sacks. They are going to have to protect QB Logan Bonner better if they want to hold on to their lead.
Colorado State @ Utah State
Current Records: Colorado State 3-3; Utah State 4-2
What to Know
The Utah State Aggies and the Colorado State Rams will face off in a Mountain West clash at 9:30 p.m. ET Oct. 22 at Merlin Olsen Field at Maverik Stadium. Both teams seek to continue their momentum from their previous wins.
Utah State didn't have too much breathing room in their contest with the UNLV Rebels last week, but they still walked away with a 28-24 win. It was another big night for the Aggies' WR Deven Thompkins, who caught 13 passes for two TDs and 178 yards.
Meanwhile, when you finish with 359 more yards than your opponent like Colorado State did last week, a favorable outcome is almost sure to follow. They made easy work of the New Mexico Lobos and carried off a 36-7 victory. Colorado State's QB Todd Centeio did his thing and passed for one TD and 289 yards on 25 attempts in addition to picking up 35 yards on the ground.
Special teams collected 18 points for Colorado State. K Cayden Camper delivered a perfect 5-for-5 game.
Utah State is expected to lose this next one by 3. Now might not be the best time to take the Aggies against the spread since they've let down bettors for the past three consecutive games.
Utah State is now 4-2 while the Rams sit at 3-3. A couple defensive numbers to keep in mind before kickoff: Utah State is 218th worst in the nation in rushing touchdowns allowed, with 13 on the season. Colorado State has experienced some struggles of their own as they are stumbling into the matchup with the 151st most passing touchdowns allowed in the nation, having given up eight on the season. It's possible one of these Achilles' heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.
How To Watch
- When: Friday at 9:30 p.m. ET
- Where: Merlin Olsen Field at Maverik Stadium -- Logan, Utah
- TV: CBS Sports Network
- Live Stream: CBSSports.com or fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Watch on your Phone: CBS Sports App
- Watch on Connected TV: CBS Sports App on Roku and Fire TV
- Ticket Cost: $15.00
The Rams are a 3-point favorite against the Aggies, 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 Rams as a 2.5-point favorite.
Utah State have won three out of their last five games against Colorado State.
- Sep 28, 2019 - Utah State 34 vs. Colorado State 24
- Nov 17, 2018 - Utah State 29 vs. Colorado State 24
- Oct 07, 2017 - Colorado State 27 vs. Utah State 14
- Oct 08, 2016 - Colorado State 31 vs. Utah State 24
- Oct 03, 2015 - Utah State 33 vs. Colorado State 18