BYU and Utah State play annually for the Old Wagon Wheel. The two schools first met in 1948 when The Aggies took down the Cougars 42-3 since then the Cougars have gotten their revenge as they’ve taken a 46-35-3 all-time lead. Unlike the Holy War both of these schools have large LDS student bases and a result the rivalry is a bit friendlier. Utah State will look to draw closer in the all-time series when these two instate rivals battle next.
The rivalry between Utah and Utah state is the twelfth most played rivalry in college football with the two teams having met 111 times. Utah has won 22 of the last 25 meetings and held a 79-29-4 all-time series lead, but that doesn’t stop Aggies fans from coming out in strong numbers to support their team when the Aggies and Utes meet.
The rivalry between Utah State and Wyoming dates back to 1903 when Aggies shutout Wyoming 46-0. The rivalry has grown since then, and in 2013 it was named Bridger’s Battle with the winner taking home a .50 caliber Rocky Mountain Hawken rifle. The Aggies lead the all-time series 37-24-4 and will look to extend their lead when these two teams square off this season.
Aggies Tailgate Guide
Utah State fans love to tailgate and enjoy the beautiful fall Utah weather. Tailgating here takes place primarily in the designated for tailgating lots around the stadium. In these lots, you’ll see plenty Aggies pride on display as everyone comes out in their Aggies gear to cheer on the team.
Tailgating at Utah State has a very relaxed and friendly atmosphere as everyone is here to make friends and have an enjoyable day. You’ll also find a variety of food, games, and other activities that will keep you entertained as you prepare to cheer on the Aggies.
Don’t let the relaxed atmosphere fool you though as tailgating is still a big part of Aggie Gameday. In fact, the Utah State Alumni Association even holds a Tailgater of the Year competition. Every game the Alumni Association votes someone Tailgater of the Game and then at the end of the season one of these Tailgaters of the Game are chosen as the Tailgater of the Year. It’s a great way to get people involved in tailgating, and for tailgaters, it is a great way to win some awesome Aggies prizes.
The tailgate lots offer a great place to set up a tailgate, however, make sure to register on the tailgate registration site before heading out to the game. You’ll have a blast setting up your tailgate and pregaming with other Aggies fans.
Each game the Utah State Alumni Association crowns a tailgater of the game, and at the end of the season a winner is selected among the weekly winners. Bring your best to the tailgate, so you can win the coveted title of Tailgater of the Year.
Where to tailgate
Registered Tailgate LotsThe tailgate lots offer a great place to set up a tailgate, however, make sure to register on the tailgate registration site before heading out to the game. You’ll have a blast setting up your tailgate and pregaming with other Aggies fans.
Aggies Stadium Guide
An Aggies game in Logan, Utah is a great place to spend a Saturday in the fall as you’ll find just about everything you could want in a college football gameday. Here at Utah State, you’ll find plenty of passionate fans as well as a great stadium experience that offers plenty of natural beauty.
Utah State being located in the small town of Logan, Utah gives the kind of small town feel and strong fan support that you often find in Texas high school football. Here you’ll find a tight-knit group of fans that live and die with the Aggies. These fans have boundless passion for their team and also know everything about the team and their history.
It is quite a sight to walk into Maverick Stadium and see everyone dressed head to toe in Aggie blue. Right from the get go you know you’re in for a treat as everyone comes out cheering hard for the team as they take the field.
You’ll also find that like many of the schools in the Mountain West, Utah State is surrounded by a lot of natural beauty. In this case, it is the Logan foothills that provide the gorgeous view from the stadium. Combine the foothills with the fall colors and the clear blue sky, and you’ll feel like you’ve entered the picture on a postcard.
The natural beauty and rabid fan support fans show for the Aggies make attending a Utah State game a great experience that you wouldn’t want to miss out on.
The NFL great and actor is an Aggie Alumni, and he is well represented around the stadium. The field is named after him, and there is a large statue of him near the south entrance. The statue offers a great photo op and is an excellent gathering spot if you need to meet up with friends or family before entering the stadium.
The athletic complex is located in the north end zone is home to the coaches offices, locker room, luxury suites, Dale Mildenberger Sports Medical Complex, Dr. John Worley Sports Medicine Research Center, and Steve Mothersell Hall of Fame. Stop by before the game and check out the Hall of Fame to pay tribute to all the great Aggies of the past or just stop by to see where all the magic that goes on behind the scenes of Aggie football happens.
The Aggieshack souvenir shop is the place to get all of your Aggie attire and memorabilia. They also offer a creative little sales pitch that relies on the game result. When the Aggies score 4 touchdowns, fans get 20% off. 5 touchdowns get you 25% off, and 6 touchdowns get you 30% off.
The Hurd is the Aggies student section, and they have the best seats in the house, stretching across midfield on the east side of the stadium. Although they may not have many organized cheers, the Hurd is constantly cheering on the Aggies and is the loudest voice of support during games.
Once an actual bull painted blue, Big Blue became a costumed mascot in 1987. Big Blue is one of the most recognizable mascots in the Mountain West and is famous for repelling down from the JumboTron at basketball games, although he puts on quite the show at football games as well.
The Aggies Marching Band is a 120 member band that puts on an incredible show at Aggies football games. The band warms up the crowd with their pregame show and make sure nobody misses a beat with their outstanding halftime show performances. They even travel to select away games as well as bowl games, so make sure to get to your seat in time to see their wonderful pregame show.
After the Aggies marching band plays the school’s fight song, Hail the Utah Aggies, the Hurd fan section sings another one called “The Scotsman”. It is a short little song that they sing twice going through two different arm motions. It is quite the spectacle and adds a little bit of Utah State flare to the game.
Show me the Scotsman who doesnt’ love the thistle. Show me the Englishman who doesn’t love the rose. Show me the true blooded Aggie from Utah Who doesn’t love the spot where the sagebrush grows! (Repeat- Louder & Faster)
Hail the Utah Aggies
The school’s primary fight song
Hail the Utah Aggies, We’ll play the game with all our might. See the colors flying, The Aggie Blue and Fighting White. How they stir us onward! We’ll gain the victory, All Right! Hail the Utah Aggies, We’re out to win so Fight! Fight! Fight! (CHANT) Utah State Hey! Aggies all the way! Go Aggies! Go Aggies! Hey! Hey! Hey! (Repeat First Verse)
Across the Quad at even tide,
As shadows softly fall,
The tower of Old Main appears and
Peace rests over all.
The lighted “A” upon the hill
Stands out against the blue;
Oh, Alma Mater, Utah State,
My heart sings out to you.
And through the years as time rolls on,
And student friendships grow,
We’ll ne’er forget the joys we had,
Those days we use to know.
Thy mem’ries ever will be new,
Thy friends be ever true;
Oh, Alma Mater, Utah State,
My heart sings out to you.