Utah State @ Washington State
Last Season Records: Washington State 1-3; Utah State 1-5
What to Know
The Washington State Cougars and the Utah State Aggies will face off at 11 p.m. ET Sept. 4 at Clarence D. Martin Stadium to kick off their 2021 seasons. Returning after a rocky 1-3 year, Washington State is aiming to prove that the past does not define them. Likewise, coming off of an uninspired 1-5 last-season record, Utah State has set their aspirations higher this season.
A couple last-season stats to keep an eye on: The Cougars were fourth worst when it came to passing yards allowed per game last season, with the squad giving up 307 on average. The Aggies experienced some struggles of their own as they ranked seventh worst in the nation with respect to passing yards per game last season, where the team accrued only 135.8 on average. So maybe these sore spots will just cancel each other out if things haven’t changed too much in the offseason.
Washington State has the odds in their favor, so they’ll need to guard against complacency. A win is hardly a sure thing, especially this early in the season, so expect a good game.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 11 p.m. ET
- Where: Clarence D. Martin Stadium — Pullman, Washington
- TV: Pac 12 Networks
- Follow: CBS Sports App
The Cougars are a big 16.5-point favorite against the Aggies, according to the latest college football odds.
This is the first time these teams have played each other within the last six years.