Utah State Aggies 2020 Win Total - College Football Pick, Odds and Prediction

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Breaking Down the Utah State Aggies Win Total

2020 College Football Season

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The Utah State Aggies will be considered a success in the 2020 college football season if they can manage to get back to a bowl game. 

Utah State had a pretty solid football campaign in 2019, though it ended in disappointment. The Aggies went 7-6 overall and earned a trip to the Frisco Bowl, where they lost 51-41 to Kent State. In 2020, Utah State will return to a competitive division and try to earn themselves another bowl game invitation—and hopefully a victory this time. Check back all season long for free college football picks and college football predictions at Sports Chat Place. 

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Let’s take a closer look at Utah State’s current status and break down their chances at hitting six wins this year. 

All things considered, Utah State’s Mountain West performance last year was pretty darn good. The Aggies held their own with a 6-2 conference record, bettered only by nationally-ranked Air Force (7-1) and Boise State (8-0). Utah State also outperformed co-division winners Hawaii and San Diego State out West, who both finished 5-3. 

Taking the helm once again for Utah State is head coach Gary Andersen, who comes into his sixth overall season and second straight. New offensive coordinator Bodie Reeder and Co-DCs Frank Maile and Stacy Collins round out the top end of the coaching staff. They’ll have some retooling to do following the departure of quarterback Jordan Love, who was selected in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft by the Packers. There will be a multi-player QB battle happening this summer, likely stretching near the beginning of the season. 

Looking at the schedule, Utah State has some difficult areas to navigate but the team should be okay if they can get off to a good start. There are two tough road games at Washington and BYU sandwiched around the bye week, then the team has four more road games in a six-game stretch a little further down the line—Boise State and Wyoming really stick out as potentially intimidating matchups among that group. 

Pick: I’m taking the over. The bar here isn’t super-high; sure, Utah State has some roster work to do, and it’ll likely take the team a few weeks to establish a good rhythm and figure out their identity this season, but looking at the schedule, six wins is doable. Provided the Aggies can bang out three or four early wins in the first half of the year, there are another few potential victories to be had later on. It’ll be a tough season at many points, but when the dust settles I think Utah State will be in contention for another bowl appearance this year. 

2020 Utah State Aggies Football Schedule 

Day, Date                                     Opponent 

Thursday, September 3                  Washington State 

Saturday, September 12                 Southern Utah 

Saturday, September 19                 at Washington

Saturday, September 26                 OPEN 

Friday, October 2                            at BYU   

Saturday, October 10                     San Diego State   

Saturday, October 17                     at Boise State 

Saturday, October 24                     New Mexico  

Saturday, October 31                     at Nevada 

Saturday, November 7                   at Wyoming   

Saturday, November 14                  Fresno State 

Saturday, November 21                 at Colorado State   

Saturday, November 28                 Air Force 

Saturday, December 5                   MWC Championship


Andrew’s Pick Over 5 Wins

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.