Utah State To Face Memphis In First Responder Bowl

Dec 4, 2022, 1:26 PM | Updated: Dec 5, 2022, 10:51 am

LOGAN, Utah – The Utah State Aggies have accepted an invite to the SERVPRO First Responders Bowl against the Memphis Tigers.

The SERVPRO First Responders Bowl is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, December 27 in Dallas, TX. Kickoff time is to be determined.

The Aggies became bowl-eligible with a 35-31 win over San Jose State in the final home game of 2022.

“Super proud,” head coach Blake Anderson said of his team after the win against SJSU. “We talked about this a lot over the last few weeks and how much that means to this group. To go from 1-4 to bowl eligible is very special.”

“It’s been adversity, adversity, adversity. To battle back and continue to work, continue to practice and not give up on each other. The culture of the program is something we can absolutely build off of.”

Bowl-eligible for the second consecutive season, USU will play in the postseason for the 10th time in the past 12 years.

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Utah State played in just six bowl games in their first 119 years of play. They are 5-9 all-time in bowl play.

SERVPRO First Responders Bowl

SERVPRO First Responders Bowl Southern Methodist University’s Gerald M. Ford Stadium in Dallas, TX will host the 11th annual game.


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“We are excited to have another terrific opportunity to express our appreciation for first responders,” said Brant Ringler, executive director of the SERVPRO First Responder Bowl. “These heroes truly deserve our thanks, and for our community to be able to honor them in front of a national television audience on ESPN is truly special.”

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Originally known as the Heart of Dallas Bowl and TicketCity Bowl, this will be the fourth season the game has been played at Ford Stadium.

Each of the past three years this has been a one score game. Last season, Air Force defeated Louisville 31-28.

This will be the first time either program plays in the First Responders Bowl.

Utah State Aggies vs. Memphis Tigers

Utah State (6-6, 5-3) will face the Memphis Tigers (6-6, 3-5) of the American Conference on Tuesday, December 27 in Dallas, TX.

The Aggies are 3-4 all-time against Memphis. This will be the first meeting between these two programs since 1977 when USU lost 31-26 in Memphis. This will be the second neutral sight meeting as Utah State defeated Memphis 28-14 in a game played in Salt Lake City, UT in 1967.

Every Utah State football game can be heard on the KSL Sports Zone with Scott Garrard and former Aggie quarterback Kevin White on the call.

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