Utah State Football Closing Practices Beginning Wednesday, Aug. 21
Aug 20, 2013
LOGAN, Utah - Beginning this Wednesday, Aug. 21, all of Utah State's football practices will be closed in preparation for its season opener at Utah on Thursday, Aug. 29 at 6 p.m.
First-year head coach Matt Wells welcomes back 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 league title in school history joining the 1921 and 1936 teams that both won Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference championships. USU ended the 2012 season ranked No. 16 in the Associated Press Poll and No. 17 in the final ESPN/USA Today Coaches' Poll.
Utah State, who is entering its first season in the Mountain West after spending the past eight years in the WAC, 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.
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