Utah State Football Will Play Memphis in SERVPRO First Responder Bowl
Logan, Utah- Utah State Football meets Memphis in the eleventh Annual SERVPRO First Responder Bowl on Tuesday, December 27 at 1:15 p.m. MT at Gerald J. Ford Stadium on the SMU campus in Dallas, Texas, was held on introduced Sunday. The sport might be broadcast stay on ESPN.
This would be the first look in the SERVPRO First Responder Bowl for each groups.
Utah State (6-6, 5-3 MW) and Memphis (6-6, 3-5 AAC) are assembly for the eighth time in collection historical past and the primary time since 1977, because the Tigers have gained each of the previous two classes. The first sport between the 2 groups befell in 1965.
This is Utah State’s second assembly towards a present American Athletic Conference crew in a bowl sport since they misplaced to Cincinnati 35-19 in the 1997 Humanitarian Bowl in Boise, Idaho. The Bearcats had been a member of Conference USA on the time, whereas USU performed in the Big West Conference.
Utah State is taking part in in its tenth bowl sport in the final 12 years after taking part in six bowl video games in its first 119 years. This is the second straight bowl sport for USU beneath the present head coach Blake Anderson as USU delivered a 24-13 win over Oregon State in the 2021 Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl after profitable their first-ever Mountain West Championship.
All-time, this might be Utah State’s sixteenth bowl look in program historical past because it appeared in the 1946 Raisin Bowl, 1947 Grape Bowl, 1960 Sun Bowl, 1961 Gotham Bowl, 1993 Las Vegas Bowl , the 1997 Humanitarian Bowl, the well-known 2011 Idaho Potato Bowl, the well-known 2012 Idaho Potato Bowl, the 2013 San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl, the 2014 Gildan New Mexico Bowl, the well-known 2015 Idaho Potato Bowl, the NOVA Home Loans Arizona 2017 Bowl, the 2018 New Mexico Bowl, the 2019 Tropical Smoothie Cafe Frisco Bowl and the 2021 Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl.
The Aggies are 6-9 in their final 15 bowl video games, having performed in 5 straight bowl video games from 2011-2015 and profitable three straight bowls from 2012-2014, each of that are faculty data.
Anderson, who hails from Hubbard, Texas, might be teaching in his eighth bowl sport in 9 seasons as head coach and can face Memphis for the primary time total.
Memphis is 6-6 this season and ranks eighth in the American Athletic Conference with a 3-5 report. The Tigers enter the bowl sport after dropping their season finale at SMU 34-31.
This might be Memphis’ thirteenth bowl sport. The Tigers had been purported to play the Hawaii Bowl final yr, however that sport was canceled as a consequence of COVID-19. Overall, the Tigers have gained a bowl sport in every of their previous 9 seasons and have a 4-8 bowl report.
Utah State is 6-6 on the season and ranks second in the Mountain West’s Mountain Division with a 5-3 league report. USU ended its common season with a 42-23 loss at Boise State.
Utah State, which began its season with a 1-4 report, ended the yr profitable 5 of its final seven video games. Overall, USU performed seven bowl groups that season and posted a 3-4 report with wins towards UConn (31-20), Air Force (34-27) and San Jose State (35-31) and losses on the then No. 1 Alabama (55-0), then-No. 19 BYU (38-26), in Wyoming (28-14) and in Boise State (42-23).
Utah State is led by Junior QB Cooper Legas, who’s 128 of 209 (.612) and passing for 1,465 yards (162.8 ypg) with 11 touchdowns and 9 interceptions. Graduate Senior RB Calvin Tyler Jr. 1,043 yards with 237 carries (4.4 ypc/86.9 ypg) and 7 touchdowns. And, Senior WR Graduate Brian Cobbs has caught 70 passes for 844 yards (12.1 ypr/70.3 ypg) and 4 touchdowns. Defensive, Senior ILB AJ Vongphachanh has 92 tackles, together with 8.0 tackles for losses, plus two compelled fumbles. USU averages 23.3 factors and 362.3 whole yards (162.1 speeding, 200.2 passing) and permits 30.6 factors and 396.6 whole yards (198.2 speeding, 198.4 passing).
The state of Utah had 9 soccer gamers who earned numerous All Mountain West awards, together with graduating Senior OL Alfred Edwards, who collected first crew awards. USU additionally had three gamers incomes second-team All-MW honors in Cobbs, Tyler and redshirt freshman S Ike Larsenthroughout 5 Aggies in Graduate Senior S Hunter ReynoldsGraduated senior OL Chandler DolphinGraduate Junior DE Daniel GrzesiakJunior ILB MJ Tafisi and junior WR Terrell Vaughn.
Reynolds additionally obtained an honorable point out as an All-American from ProfessionalFootballFocus (PFF), whereas Larsen was named Mountain West Defensive Player of the Week as soon as and MW Freshman of the Week twice through the season.
Utah State has 12 gamers on its lively roster originating from Texas at Tyler (Beaumont/Silsbee HS), graduate senior QB Logan Bonner (Rowlett/Rowlett HS), Senior CB Ajani Carter (Houston/North Shore HS), Junior CB Jaden Smith (Richmond/Foster HS), Junior DT Poukesi Vakauta (Euless/Trinity HS), Junior DE Byron Vaughns (Forth Worth/Eastern Hills HS), sophomore DT Tavian Coleman (Humble/Humble HS), second RB Bailiff Davenport (Spring/Spring HS), second QB Levi Williams (Canyon Lake/Smithson Valley HS), Rookie RB Robert Briggs (Bellville/Bellville HS), Rookie QB Bishop Davenport (Spring/Spring HS) and newcomer ILB josh williams (Mesquite/Mesquite HS).
Tickets for the 2022 SERVPRO First Responder Bowl go on sale Sunday, December 4 and can be found from the USU Ticket Office on the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum or by calling 1-888-USTATE-1 or (435). 797-0305. Tickets will also be bought 24/7 at https://utahstateaggies.evenue.net/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/SEGetEventList?groupCode=BOWL2&linkID=usu&shopperContext=&caller=&appCode=.
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Utah State Football Bowl History (6-9) 1946 Raisin Bowl vs. San Jose State – L, 20-0 (Fresno, California) 1947 Grape Bowl vs. Pacific – L, 35-21 (Lodi, California) 1960 Sun Bowl v. New Mexico State – L, 20-13 (El Paso, Texas) 1961 Gotham Bowl vs. Baylor – L, 24-9 (Upper Manhattan, New York) 1993 Las Vegas Bowl vs. Ball State – W, 42-33 (Las Vegas, Nevada) 1997 Humanitarian Bowl vs. Cincinnati – L, 35-19 (Boise, Idaho) 2011 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl vs. Ohio – L, 24-23 (Boise, Idaho) 2012 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl vs. Toledo – W, 41-15 (Boise, Idaho) 2013 SDCCU Poinsettia Bowl vs. No. 24 Northern Illinois – W, 21-14 (San Diego, California) 2014 Gildan New Mexico Bowl vs. UTEP – W, 21-6 (Albuquerque, New Mexico) 2015 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl vs. Akron – L, 23-21 (Boise, Idaho) 2017 NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl vs. New Mexico State – L, 26-20, OT (Tucson, Arizona) 2018 New Mexico Bowl vs. North Texas – W, 52-13 (Albuquerque, New Mexico) 2019 Tropical Smoothie Cafe Frisco Bowl vs. Kent State – L, 51-41 (Frisco, Texas) 2021 Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl vs. Oregon State – W, 24-13 (Inglewood, California)
Utah State vs. American Athletic Conference (4-7-0) UCF – 1-0 (Last Meeting, 2001) Cincinnati – 0-1 (final assembly, 1997) Houston – 0-1 (Last Meeting, 1981) Memphis – 3-4 (Last assembly, 1977) South Florida – 0-1 (final assembly, 2001) (Not Played: East Carolina, Navy, SMU, Temple, Tulane, Tulsa)
History of the SERVPRO First Responder Bowl January 1, 2013 – Oklahoma State (Big 12) 58, Purdue (Big Ten) 14 January 1, 2014 – North Texas (Conference USA) 36, UNLV (Mountain West) 14 December 26, 2014 – Louisiana Tech (Conference USA) 35, Illinois (Big Ten) 18 December 26, 2015 – Washington (Pac-12) 44, Southern Miss (Conference USA) 31 December 27, 2016 – Army (Independent) 38, North Texas (Conference USA) 31 December 26, 2017 – Utah (Pac-12) 30, West Virginia (Big 12) 14 December 26, 2018 – Canceled – Boston College (ACC) vs. Boise State (Mountain West) December 30, 2019 – Western Michigan (Central America) 23, Western Kentucky (Conference USA) 20 December 26, 2020 – Louisiana (Sunbelt) 31, UTSA (Conference USA) 24 December 28, 2021 – Air Force (Mountain West) 31, Louisville (ACC) 28