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Utah State football: Aggies could be heading back to Idaho for bowl game
College Football » Given Boise’s proximity to Logan, USU officials would be happy to go back
First Published Oct 30 2012 02:45 pm • Last Updated Oct 30 2012 11:55 pm

Logan • A lot of football is still to be played, and Utah State football has a month to add to its 2012 legacy.

More and more, however, it looks like the Aggies are headed to the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl for the second consecutive season.

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USU athletics director Scott Barnes told The Tribune that a return to Boise is more than likely, although the Aggies are talking to other bowls.

"We have some options that we want to explore," Barnes said. "At the end of the day, we want to be in the situation that’s best for our program. We had a great experience last year in Boise, and we think we would have another great experience if this came to fruition."

The Famous Idaho Potato Bowl is the lone bowl tie-in for the Western Athletic Conference this season, and would normally go to the champion of the league. If Louisiana Tech were to win it, however, the Bulldogs would probably want to play in a bowl closer to their fan base.

In past weeks, the Aggies have also been linked to the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl in San Francisco, the Military Bowl in Washington D.C., and the Beef O’Brady Bowl in Tampa, Fla.

Last season, an estimated 9,000 USU fans made the five-hour drive to Boise to see the Aggies take on Ohio University. With that kind of support, the USU program and bowl officials would be happy with a repeat visit. And it’s even possible that Ohio could be the opponent again.

"We certainly want to put ourselves in the best scenario where our fans can follow us," Barnes said. "Nothing has been decided, and we have a long way to go. But we would not be opposed to a return trip to Boise. We loved our experience there."

Recruiting update


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Utah State extended a formal offer to Timpview wide receiver Dax Raymond on Monday morning. Raymond is a 6-foot-5, 225-pound athlete who scored four touchdowns in a recent playoff win over Logan. Raymond started his Timpview career at quarterback, but he projects as a tight end on the college level.

Making history

A win over Texas State on Saturday would give USU eight victories this season, the first time the program has done that in almost 40 years. The school record is nine wins. Utah State has never had a 10-victory season.

tjones@sltrib.com

Twitter: @tonyaggieville



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