Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
Utah State running back Robert Turbin (6) and Aggie QB Adam Kennedy (2) celebrate a TD.

Beginning this Friday, Aug. 24, all of Utah State’s football practices will be closed in preparation for its season opener against Southern Utah on Thursday, Aug. 30, at 6 p.m.

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For the first time since 1996, the Aggies will open a season with back-to-back home games, hosting Southern Utah on Thursday, Aug. 30, and Utah on Friday, Sept. 7. Both games are slated for 6 p.m. (MT) starts from Merlin Olsen Field at Romney Stadium. The Aggies' game against Utah will be on ESPN2.

Season tickets and two-game packages can be purchased in person at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum weekdays between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Fans can also buy tickets over the phone by calling 1-888-USTATE-1, or online at

Fans can follow the Aggie football program on Twitter or on the USU football blog.

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