Aggies prepare to open conference play at Air Force while chasing fete not accomplished since 1978 – Cache Valley Daily
LOGAN—The Utah State football team is 2-0, which is something that hasn’t happened since 2012. But 3-0? The last time Aggie fans enjoyed that kind of start was in 1978 when the team rolled off five-straight wins to begin the season. If Utah State is going to get its third-straight win, it will happen in Colorado Springs against Air Force this Saturday. Kickoff is at 5:30 p.m. A win would make Blake Anderson the first to start his Aggie head coaching career 3-0 since E.L. “Dick” Romney did it back in 1919—35 years before the Air Force Academy even existed. Those are big milestones, but Anderson is more concerned about getting to the 1-0 mark in the Mountain West. His team has shown resolve this year, being behind double digits in each game so far, but Anderson doesn’t want to go there again. He needs better football from the opening minute. “It’s conference play,” he said. “It’s a heightened sense of awareness. We need to get off to a better start. This would be a huge game to win if we could do that.” Air Force is also 2-0 with wins coming against Lafayette and on the road at Navy.