LOGAN, Utah (ABC4 Sports) – Finally, some recognition for Utah State by the College Football Playoff voters.
Despite being ranked 14th in the Associated Press poll, the Aggies cracked the top-25 in the CFP poll Tuesday night, coming in at #23.
The Utah State offense has been putting up video game numbers, leading the nation at 51.3 points per game this season. The Aggies just set school record with 804 total yards against San Jose State, and this Saturday will try to improve to 10-1 for the first time in school history when the play at Colorado State.
This offense runs at breakneck speed and seems virtually unstoppable.
“It’s just fun,’ said tight end Dax Raymond. “I don’t know any other way to put it, other than playing in this offense is fun. I’m sure for you guys watching the game, if you blink, you miss something. If I blink, I miss a play call, so I can’t even blink either.”
“I’m always amazed,” said quarterback Jordan Love. “It’s really just a fun thing to be a part of. To be able to do stuff like that every week, it’s really just fun.”
There are so many weapons on this offense with running backs Darwin Thompson and Gerold Bright, to go along with receivers Ron’Quavian Tarver and Jalen Green. But it’s sophomore quarterback Jordan Love who is the captain of the ship. Love has accounted for 30 total touchdowns with just four interceptions.
“That calmness you see when he’s in the pocket, that’s how he is 24/7,” Raymond said. “I don’t think I’ve ever seen him anxious, angry, happy or sad. He’s just mellow.”
“I’m very happy for Jordan,” Wells said. “He played very well, threw some nice balls, and continues to be calm and very composed at the line of scrimmage. He has handled it all very well, but I also think it is a direct reflection of the guys around him.”
With victories in their final two games at Colorado State and Boise State, the Aggies would host the Mountain West Conference championship game with a possible New Year’s Six bowl game at stake.
“The guys that are making plays right now that have not been here very long have come in and added to the culture,” Wells said. “I’m so proud of them. We have our own expectations internally and I’ve always said they’re higher than anybody else can put on us.”