July 21, 2013
LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Utah State football will be participating in the Mountain West Conference's annual Media Days, which will be held on Monday and Tuesday, July 22-23 at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, Nev.
First year head coach Matt Wells, junior quarterback Chuckie Keeton (Houston, Texas/Cypress Creek HS) and junior linebacker Zach Vigil (Clearfield, Utah/Clearfield HS) will represent Utah State at this year's meetings.
UtahStateAggies.com will be with the Aggies throughout the two days providing insight on this year's event with releases on where Utah State will be picked to finish in the Mountain West during the 2013 season, along with photos and press conference video. Fans can also stay up-to-date on all the events during the MW Football Media Days via USU Athletics' three social media platforms; Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
Utah State returns 49 lettermen (offense-23, defense-22, specialists-4) and 18 starters (offense-8, defense-7, specialists-3) from its most successful team in school history as USU ended the 2012 season with a school-best 11-2 record as it set school records for wins (11) and home wins (6), while recording just its second bowl win in school history with a 41-15 victory against Toledo in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. USU also won its first outright conference championship since 1936, as it went 6-0 in the Western Athletic Conference, and just its third in school history joining the 1921 and 1936 teams that both won Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference titles.
Utah State ended the 2012 season nationally ranked for just the third time in school history as it finished the year ranked 16th in the Associated Press poll, 17th in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches' poll and 22nd in the Bowl Championship Series standings. USU also finished the 2012 season winning its final seven games, which is tied for the fourth-longest active winning streak in the nation and tied for the third-longest winning streak in school history.
Utah State will open the 2013 season on Thursday, Aug. 29 at Utah and play its first Mountain West game the following weekend at Air Force on Saturday, Sept. 7. USU's first home game of the 2013 campaign will be on Saturday, Sept. 14 against Weber State, while its first home Mountain West game will be on Saturday, Oct. 12 against Boise State.
Fans can follow the Aggie football program at twitter.com/USUFootball. Aggie fans can also follow the Utah State athletic program at twitter.com/USUAthletics or on facebook at Utah State University Athletics.
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