October 12th, 5:00 PST - CBSSN
Boise State Players to Watch: Demarcus Lawrence DE(19) #8 JR -- Matt Miller WR(13) #2 JR -- Matt Paradis C(30) #65 SR -- Ricky Tjong-A-Tjoe DT(55) #43 SR -- Joe Southwick QB(NR) #16 SR -- Jeremy Ioane S(31) #10 JR
Utah State Players to Watch: Tyler Larsen C(3) #58 SR -- Chuckie Keeton QB(32) #16 JR (OFY) -- Eric Schultz RT(44) #66 SR -- Nevin Lawson CB(37) #1 SR -- Jake Doughty ILB(57) #51 SR -- Zach Vigil ILB(56) #53 JR -- Kyle Fackrell OLB(41) #52 SO
Key Matchups: Lawrence v. Schultz -- Miller v. Lawson
Preview: This is a hugely important game for the Mountain Division. Unfortunately for everyone, Chuckie Keeton is out for the season. Utah has to prove that they can still be contenders without Keeton. We’re not sure who’s going to start for the Aggies, but either Harrison or Garrettson will have their work cut out for them. If Larsen & Co can control the LOS they still have a good chance of winning. I’ll be looking for Lawrence to break out and have a big game. I’ll also be looking at the Miller v. Lawson. I’ve been impressed with Lawson so far this year. If Miller can beat him, that will bump up his draft stock. Also, I’m still trying to separate the Aggies’ LBs. I think Vigil is the best, but I haven’t spent enough time watching them thus far.