LOGAN, Utah -
With just over a week left in spring drills, Utah State football will hold its final scrimmage prior to its annual spring game on Merlin Olsen Field at Maverik Stadium on Friday, March 31, at approximately 3:15 p.m.
Fifth-year head coach Matt Wells will run his team through a roughly 100-play scrimmage and wants to see continued improvement on both sides of the ball in execution and leadership.
“Offensively, I want to see consistent play by the line and running backs, clean execution out on the perimeter, and solid play at the quarterback position as far as ball distribution and reads,” said Wells. “Defensively, we are looking for guys to solidify roles at linebacker, and see some of the newcomers show up consistently and make plays along the defensive line and in the secondary.
“The attitude and coach-ability of this group has been great. Now we want to see these guys perform again in a live situation in front of our fans and continue to play at a high level.”
During the scrimmage, both the No. 1 and No. 2 offenses will get the ball at its own 25 and 50-yard line with a six-play minimum scenario against the No. 1 and No. 2 defenses. USU will also run both groups through a pair of red zone periods from the 12-and 25-yard line, along with a pair of two-minute drills and a period inside its own red zone. The No. 3 offense and defense will also get 16-18 plays of live action during the scrimmage, while the special teams will work on punting, kickoffs and kickoff returns.
Utah State will practice next Tuesday from 3:30-5:30 p.m. and next Thursday from 6-8 a.m., before hosting its annual Blue vs. White Spring Game on Saturday, April 8 on Merlin Olsen Field at Maverik Stadium at 2 p.m. Admission to the spring game is free.
All practices are scheduled for Merlin Olsen Field at Maverik Stadium unless inclement weather pushes them to the Stan Laub Indoor Football Complex. All practice times and locations are subject to change.
Season ticket renewals are currently being accepted in advance of the March 31 deadline. To renew, fans should visit www.utahstateaggies.com or do so in person or by phone through the USU Ticket Office during regular business hours (435-797-0305). New season ticket orders can also be made at this time.
Fans can follow the Aggie football program at twitter.com/USUFootball or on Facebook at Utah State Football, as well as on Instagram at instagram.com/USUFootball. Aggie fans can also follow the Utah State athletic program at twitter.com/USUAthletics or on Facebook at Utah State University Athletics.
2017 Utah State Football Spring Practice Dates
Fri., March 31 - 3:15 - 5:15 p.m. - Scrimmage
Tues., April 4 - 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Thur., April 6 - 6:00 - 8:00 a.m.
Saturday, April 8 – 2:00 p.m. - Blue vs. White Spring Game
* - All practice days, times and locations are subject to change.
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