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Utah State football: Will the Aggies' school-record conference winning streak end?

Published: Saturday, Oct. 12 2013 1:15 p.m. MDT

Utah State Head Coach Matt Wells gets in the ear of Utah State Aggies tight end D.J. Tialavea (91) in the second half of a game against BYU at Romney Stadium on Friday, October 4, 2013. (Matt Gade, Deseret News) Utah State Head Coach Matt Wells gets in the ear of Utah State Aggies tight end D.J. Tialavea (91) in the second half of a game against BYU at Romney Stadium on Friday, October 4, 2013. (Matt Gade, Deseret News)

What a difference a week makes.

On game day against BYU, Utah State was favored for the first time ever against the Cougars. Now, the Aggies are seven-point underdogs to Boise State after losing quarterback Chuckie Keeton, who is on the Heisman Trophy watch list, for the season.

If the Aggies indeed lose to the Broncos as expected, several prominent streaks will end as well. USU has won five straight conference games at home and has not lost back-to-back games in its last 25 outings.

The most impressive: The Aggies have won 13 straight conference games, a school record. That’s nearly twice the previous mark of seven in the Big West Conference during the 1979 and 1980 seasons.

It’s only appropriate to recall those baker’s dozen games before they start fleeing memories following a likely loss to Boise State.

Rhett Wilkinson is a project manager for UtahPolicy.com and hails the true-blooded Aggies from Utah. The co-founder of magazine Aggie BluePrint.com, he's been an intern for the Deseret News and other publications. rhett.wilkinson@usu.edu | @wilklogan

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