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Utah State vs. UNLV: How to Watch, Listen or Stream the Game

State of Utah vs. UNLV

  • Kicking off: Saturday, 5 p.m. MDT
  • Venue: Merlin Olsen Field at Maverik Stadium (capacity 25,513)
  • TV: CBS sports network
  • Live broadcast: CBS sports
  • Radio: Sirius XM 383 / SXM app 974
  • Series: Utah State and UNLV meet for 26th time. USU has an 18-7 lead, including a 9-3 record at home. The Aggies have won 15 of the last 18 games in the series, including six in a row.
  • Weather: Sunny with temperatures in the mid 70’s initially, with a 0% chance of precipitation and negligible winds from the southwest.

the trends

For the State of Utah: The Aggies are 1-2 overall and have back-to-back losing games to Alabama and Weber State. Utah State has been outscored by 83 points in the last two games and has netted just once in that span.

For UNLV: The Rebels are 2-1 for the year, with victories over Idaho State and North Texas, the only setback being a 20-14 loss at Cal. UNLV has already matched its winning total from last season and has the 30th best offense in all of college football.

What to look out for

Utah State staggers after losing back-to-back games in convincing fashion as UNLV has its best start to the season in over a decade.

The Aggies have struggled mightily on both sides of the ball and currently rank among the worst in college football on both overall offense and defense.

The Rebels, on the other hand, boast a top-30 offense and a respectable top-70 defense.

Every chance Utah State has to turn their season around rests on the Aggies’ offense recapturing some of the form they showed a season ago. This year, USU’s attack was completely ineffective in all but one quarter – the second quarter against UConn.

UNLV, on the other hand, has a dynamic offense that currently ranks as the best in the entire Mountain West Conference after the Rebels had 52 points against Idaho State and 58 against North Texas.

With quarterback Logan Bonner struggling after returning from injury, Utah State has tried to rely on its running game so far this season. UNLV currently has a top-40 running defense giving up just over 100 yards per game and just two total touchdowns.

key players

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UNLV quarterback Doug Brumfield throws at California defenseman Darius Long (49) during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Berkeley, Calif. Saturday, September 10, 2022.

Jed Jacobsohn, Associated Press

Doug Brumfield, QB, UNLV: The Rebels have been led by second quarterback Doug Brumfield so far this season. Brumfield has improved a lot this year, completing 60 of 85 passes — that’s a 71% completion percentage — for 773 yards and seven touchdowns, throwing just one interception.

With Brumfield at the center, the Rebels’ offense has taken a significant leap forward this season.

“Brumfield makes[UNLV’s offense]work,” said Blake Anderson, Utah State head coach. “He plays very well, plays 70% of his passes with just one pick, which says a lot about how he controls the ball. The hidden message, however, is how well he moves the chains with his feet.”

Brumfield’s dual threat ability has opened up opportunities for the transfer of running back Aidan Robbins, who has rushed for 346 yards, averaging 6.5 yards per carry.

Quotable

“UNLV is a much better football team than it was a year ago. Lots of returnees. … They’ve scored 50 points in two of their games and look completely different from a year ago and they were a challenge to beat in their place last year. … They are big on both sides. It doesn’t get any easier for us.” – Utah State Head Coach Blake Anderson, to UNLV.

“We have to play the defending champions and they had a bye week so we have our hands full. I have a lot of respect for Blake (Anderson) and what he does and how he trains. …You’ve seen the discipline of getting it done. They know how to win.” – UNLV Head Coach Marcus Arroyo in battle against Utah State.

next up

Utah State will travel to Provo on Thursday, September 29 to take on rival BYU. UNLV will host New Mexico on Friday, September 30th.

Utah State Schedule

August 27 — State of Utah 31, UConn 20

3 Sept — No. 1 Alabama 55, State of Utah 0

10 Sept — Weber State 35, Utah State 7

17 Sep – Bye

September 24 – State of Utah vs. UNLV

Sept. 29 – State of Utah, #25 BYU

Oct 8 – Utah State vs Air Force

October 15 – State of Utah in the state of Colorado

October 22 – State of Utah in Wyoming

29 Oct – Bye

Nov. 5 – State of Utah vs. New Mexico

November 12 – State of Utah in Hawaii

Nov. 19 – Utah State vs. San Jose State

November 25 – State of Utah in the state of Boise

All times MDT.

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