Mountain West Releases Utah State’s 2023 Football Schedule

Mar 2, 2023, 1:39 PM


Calvin Tyler Jr., #4 of the Utah State Aggies Football team rushes in for a touchdown against Jamari Bellamy #25, Trey Taylor #7, and Jayden Goodwin #16 of the Air Force Falcons during the second half of their game October 8, 2022 Maverik Stadium in Logan, Utah. (Photo by Chris Gardner/ Getty Images)

(Photo by Chris Gardner/ Getty Images)

LOGAN, Utah – The Mountain West Conference released its 2023 Football Schedule on Thursday. Utah State will play eight conference games.

The Aggies first game of the season comes on Saturday, September 2, where they will play the Iowa Hawkeyes on the road.

USU will play back-to-back home games in both October and November. However, they will play three of their last five games on the road.

Utah State’s Mountain West schedule in 2023 will see home games against Colorado State, Fresno State, Nevada, and Boise State. They will play road games against Air Force, San José State, San Diego State, and New Mexico.

The Aggies will have one bye during the season on the last weekend of October.

USU Hires Joe Cauthen As Defensive Coordinator

Utah State head football coach Blake Anderson announced the hiring of Joe Cauthen as the Aggies’ new defensive coordinator.

Cauthen’s hire was announced on Friday, February 24.

The new USU coordinator previously worked for Anderson as Arkansas State’s defensive coordinator from 2014-18. Anderson was head coach of the Red Wolves from 2014-20. He became Utah State’s head coach in 2020.

RELATED: Blake Anderson Announces Changes On USU Football Coaching Staff

During their time together at Arkansas State, Anderson and Cauthen led the Red Wolves to five consecutive bowl appearances and a pair of conference titles.

Cauthen will take over for Ephraim Banda, who was recently promoted to assistant head coach before taking a job with the NFL’s Cleveland Browns.

The new Aggie coordinator has coached in college football for 27 years, including 22 as a defensive coordinator. He was most recently the defensive coordinator for the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks in 2022. Cauthen helped the Lumberjacks win the Western Athletic Conference title. In addition to his role with Stephen F. Austin, Cauthen spent his time between Arkansas State and Utah State with Buffalo, Houston, and Arkansas.

RELATED: Cleveland Browns Hire Utah State’s Ephraim Banda To Coaching Staff

Chandler Holt is a Digital Sports Producer for KSLSports.com, specializing in all things basketball and football. Follow Chandler on Twitter at @ChandlerHoltKSL.

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