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10-2, 1st in MW - Mountain

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

SOURCE: Utah State is hiring former Western Kentucky coach Mike Sanford as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Sanford spent the past two seasons at WKU, and also has been an offensive coordinator at both Notre Dame and Boise State. Still only 36, Sanford re-enters the Mountain West, where he has played and coached at Boise State. He'll take over a Utah State offense that thrived under David Yost, and has a dynamic quarterback in redshirt sophomore Jordan Love. A strong hire here by Gary Andersen as Sanford had other options.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

New Utah State coach Gary Andersen is bringing Justin Ena with him from Utah as the Aggies' new defensive coordinator. Ena serves as Utah's linebackers coach and co-special teams coordinator. He played at BYU and also coached at Southern Utah and Weber State.

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10dSteve Palazzolo

Meet college football's 10 hidden stars from 2018

You know about the stars of college football, but these 10 players flew under the radar this season while performing as well as anyone in the nation.

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Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Utah State has had its last two coaches leave for Power 5 jobs (Gary Andersen and Matt Wells), so the job is better than it used to be. Andersen, now Utah's associate head coach/D-line coach, could return to Logan, where he still keeps his primary home. Other candidates include Weber State coach Jay Hill, Utah defensive coordinator Morgan Scalley and BYU assistant head coach Ed Lamb. One outside-the-box option is Hawaii coach Nick Rolovich. Former Utah State defensive coordinators Dave Aranda (LSU) and Todd Orlando (Texas) both would need to take pay cuts to return.

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Texas Tech hires Utah State's Wells as coach

Texas Tech has hired Matt Wells from Utah State to become the Red Raiders' new coach, the school announced Thursday night.

Boise State seals victory with 1-yard TD run (0:27)
Bright takes screen pass 83-yards for a TD (0:49)
Aggies cut into lead with 12-yard TD pass (0:33)
Mattison runs in 2nd TD of first half (0:29)
RB Mattison hurdles defender to set up Boise State FG (0:23)
Kaniho makes one-handed INT for Broncos (0:42)
Boise State responds with 2-yard TD run (0:31)
Utah State strikes first with 9-yard TD pass (0:26)

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

The 2018 Broyles Award semifinalists (nation's top assistant coach): UAB defensive coordinator David Reeves, Alabama offensive coordinator Mike Locksley, Army DC Jay Bateman, Cal DC Tim DeRuyter, UCF O-line coach Glen Elarbee, Clemson co-OC Jeff Scott, Georgia OL coach Sam Pittman, LSU D-coordinator Dave Aranda, Michigan DC Don Brown, Mississippi State DC Bob Shoop, Notre Dame OC Chip Long, Oklahoma co-OC/OL coach Bill Bedenbaugh, Utah State OC David Yost, Washington State DC Tracy Claeys, West Virginia OC Jake Spavital.


No. 14 Utah State survives on Colorado State penalty

Collin Hill's apparent 34-yard touchdown pass to Preston Williams with no time left was negated by penalty, giving No. 14 Utah State a 29-24 victory Saturday in a wild and stunning finish to a game played in snow and freezing rain.

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Team Stats

Passing Yards288.8
Rushing Yards203.7
Points For47.226th
Points Against23.0