State of Utah vs. UNLV: How to watch, listen or stream the game

Utah State vs. UNLV

  • Kick off: Saturday, 5 p.m. MDT
  • Event: Merlin Olsen Field at Maverik Stadium (capacity 25,513)
  • TV: CBS Sports Network
  • Live broadcast: CBS Sports
  • Radio: Sirius XM 383 / SXM 974 App
  • Series: The State of Utah and UNLV will meet for the 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 played in the series, including six in a row.
  • Climate: Sunny with temperatures in the mid 70s at the start, with a 0% chance of precipitation and negligible winds from the southwest.

Trends

For the state of Utah: The Aggies are 1-2 overall and have lost back-to-back games to Alabama and Weber State. Utah State has been outscored by 83 points in its last two games and has only scored once during that span.

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

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Utah State is reeling after convincingly losing back-to-back games, while UNLV is off to its best start to a season in more than a decade.

The Aggies have had big problems on both sides of the ball and are currently ranked among the worst in college football in both total offense and total defense.

Meanwhile, the Rebels boast a top-30 offense and a respectable top-70 defense.

Any chance Utah State has of turning its season around depends on the Aggies’ offense regaining some of the form it showed a season ago. This year, USU’s attack has been completely ineffective in all but one quarter: the second quarter against UConn.

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

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

key player

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UNLV quarterback Doug Brumfield throws against California defensive lineman Darius Long (49) during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Berkeley, Calif., on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022.

Jed Jacobsohn, Associated Press

Doug Brumfield, quarterback, UNLV: The Rebels have been managed so far this season by their second-year quarterback Doug Brumfield. Brumfield has improved a lot this year and has completed 60 of 85 passes, or a 71% completion percentage, for 773 yards and seven touchdowns, with just one interception thrown.

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

“Brumfield makes (UNLV’s offense) work,” Utah State head coach Blake Anderson said. “He is playing very well, competing 70% of his passes with only one interception, which says a lot about how he is controlling the ball. However, the hidden message is how well he moves the chains with his feet”.

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

Quotable

“UNLV is a much better football team than we saw a year ago. Many returnees. … They’ve scored 50 points in two of their games and they look completely different than what we saw a year ago and they were a challenge to beat last year instead. …They are great on both sides. It doesn’t get any easier for us.” – Utah State head coach Blake Anderson on facing UNLV.

“We have to go 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. … They have seen the discipline, how to get it done. They know how to win.” — UNLV head coach Marcus Arroyo on facing Utah State.

Next

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

Utah State Time

August 27th – Utah State 31, UConn 20

September 3 — No. 1 Alabama 55, Utah State 0

September, 10th – Weber State 35, Utah State 7

September 17: GOODBYE

September 24 – Utah State vs. UNLV

September 29 — Utah State at #25 BYU

October 8 – Utah State vs. Air Force

October 15 — State of Utah in the state of Colorado

October 22—Utah State at Wyoming

October 29 — GOODBYE

November 5 – Utah State vs. New Mexico

November 12—Utah State at Hawaii

November 19 – Utah State vs. State of San Jose

November 25—Utah State at Boise State

All the time MDT.

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