Of course, Falslev appreciates Mendenhall’s support.
“It means a lot,” he said. “He could have easily taken me out and lost confidence in me. It boosts my confidence tremendously for him to continue to have my back.”
In part because of his familiarity with the Aggies, Falslev knows Utah State poses a big challenge to the Cougars.
“They’re a great team. Every dude tries their very, very best on every play,” he said of USU. “They’ve lost a couple of games that were really close. We have to be prepared for anything. We know they’re going to come play hard, and we’ll try to do the same.”
For Falslev, this rivalry with Utah State is comparable to the one with Utah.
“Pretty close, especially for me because it’s going home,” he said. “They all mean a lot to me, but this one has a little extra oomph to it because I’m going home and I’m going to play in front of all my family and friends probably for the last time. They had such an impact on my life growing up, so to be able to go back to my hometown and see everybody and play in front of them is a cool deal.”
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