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ROOT SPORTS to Televise Two Utah State Football Games in 2013

By Doug Hoffman

For the Deseret News

Published: Wednesday, July 17 2013 5:53 p.m. MDT

LOGAN – ROOT Sports and the Mountain West Conference announced Wednesday that the network will televise 10 live MW football games in 2013, including Utah State’s road game at New Mexico and its home game against Wyoming. With this latest announcement, USU now has 10 nationally and regionally televised games during the 2013 campaign.

The 2013 season will mark ROOT Sports's inaugural season as the official regional television partner of the Mountain West Conference.

Utah State’s game at New Mexico on Saturday, Oct. 19 will be televised on ROOT SPORTS and begin at 7 p.m. (MT), while its regular season finale at home against Wyoming on Saturday, Nov. 30 will also be on ROOT SPORTS and begin at Noon (MT).

Utah State begins the 2013 season at Utah on Thursday, Aug. 29 in a nationally televised game on FOX Sports 1 at 6 p.m. (MT).

Following its season-opener at Utah, USU’s first-ever Mountain West game at Air Force will be televised nationally on the CBS Sports Network on Saturday, Sept. 7 at 1:30 p.m. (MT).

Utah State’s home opener will be the following weekend against Weber State on Saturday, Sept. 14 at 6 p.m. (MT) and will be Homecoming as well as Hall of Fame Weekend.

Following its home game against Weber State, Utah State plays at USC on Saturday, Sept. 21 in a game that does not have a kickoff time scheduled as of yet. USU then plays at San Jose State on Friday, Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. (MT) on ESPN, followed by back-to-back home games against BYU on Friday, Oct. 4 at 6 p.m. (MT) and Boise State on Saturday, Oct. 12 at 5:30 p.m. (MT) as both contests will be televised on the CBS Sports Network.

Following its game at New Mexico, Utah State will have its first of two bye weeks during the season before hosting Hawai’i on Saturday, Nov. 2 at 2 p.m. (MT) in a game that will be televised on the CBS Sports Network.

Utah State’s final road game of the season will be at UNLV on Saturday, Nov. 9 and will be televised on one of the ESPN Networks with a kickoff time to be determined at a later date. Following its second bye week, USU will host Colorado State on Saturday, Nov. 23 at 1:30 p.m. (MT) in a game to be televised nationally on the CBS Sports Network, and USU will then conclude the regular season at home against Wyoming.

The other eight games in the 2013 ROOT SPORTS Mountain West football package will all be Saturday games and will include: Aug. 31, Colgate at Air Force (1 p.m., MT); Sept. 7, Idaho at Wyoming (2 p.m., MT); Oct. 5, New Mexico State at New Mexico (5 p.m., MT); Oct. 12, New Mexico at Wyoming (1:30 p.m. MT); Oct. 19, Colorado State at Wyoming (Noon, MT); Oct. 26, Wyoming at San Jose State (5 p.m. MT); Nov. 2, New Mexico at San Diego State (6 p.m., MT); and Nov. 16, Colorado State at New Mexico (5 p.m., MT).

Fans can follow the Aggie football program at twitter.com/USUFootball. Aggie fans can also follow the Utah State athletic program at twitter.com/USUAthletics or on Facebook at Utah State University Athletics.

2013 UTAH STATE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE

Date | Opponent | Time

Aug. 29 (Thur.) at Utah (FOX Sports 1) 6 p.m.

Sept. 7 at Air Force* (CBSS) 1:30 p.m.

Sept. 14 WEBER STATE 6 p.m.

Sept. 21 at USC TBA

Sept. 27 (Fri.) at San Jose State* (ESPN) 7 p.m.

Oct. 4 (Fri.) BYU (CBSS) 6 p.m.

Oct. 12 BOISE STATE* (CBSS) 5:30 p.m.

Oct. 19 at New Mexico* (ROOT) 7 p.m.

Oct. 26 BYE

Nov. 2 HAWAI’I* (CBSS) 2 p.m.

Nov. 9 at UNLV* (ESPNN) TBA

Nov. 16 BYE

Nov. 23 COLORADO STATE* (CBSS) 1:30 p.m.

Nov. 30 WYOMING* (ROOT) 12 p.m.

Dec. 7 Mountain West Championship TBA

Home Games in CAPS

All listed times are Mountain

* Mountain West game

Doug Hoffman is the assistant athletic director for Utah State University Athletic Media Relations.

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