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Bowl-bound Utah State Aggies await their postseason fate

Logan, Utah- The Utah State Aggies know they’re going bowling, all that’s left is figuring out who and where is in relation to their next game.

Utah State’s regular season ended on a weak note, falling 42-23 at Boise State to finish the regular season at .500. The loss also ended Aggies’ three-game winning streak as they went 5-3 in Mountain West games.

USU is Bowl-eligible for the second year in a row and for the 10th time in the last 12 years. The Aggies played five straight bowls from 2011 to 2015, winning three. After missing bowl season in 2016, the Aggies played in three straight bowls from 2017-19. Utah State only played six bowl games in its first 119 years.

Mountain West Bowl tie-ins

The Mountain West has five bowl tie-ins this season with seven, possibly eight, bowl-eligible teams.

Boise State (9-3, 8-0), Air Force (9-3, 5-3), Wyoming (7-5, 5-3), Fresno State (8-4, 7-1), San Jose State ( 7-4, 5-3) San Diego State (7-5, 5-3) and Utah State (6-6, 5-3) are each Bowl-qualified thanks to hitting the six-win plateau.

Currently, UNLV (5-7, 3-5) is not eligible but could sneak in through the back door if there aren’t enough six-win teams to fill the 82 bowl slots.

โ€“ Famous potato bowl from Idaho vs. MAC โ€“ Tuesday, December 20, 2022, ESPN | Albertsons Stadium, Boise, ID

โ€“ Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl vs. Pac-12 โ€“ Saturday December 17, 2022, ABC | SoFi Stadium, Inglewood, CA

โ€“ New Mexico bowl vs Conference USA โ€“ Saturday 17 December 2022, ESPN | Dreamstyle Stadium, Albuquerque, NM

โ€“ Arizona Bowl bar stool vs. MAC โ€“ Friday December 30, 2022, Barstools | Arizona Stadium, Tucson, AZ

โ€“ Easy Post Hawaii Bowl vs Conference USA โ€“ Saturday 24 December 2022, ESPN | Clarence TC Ching Complex, Honolulu, HI

That Guaranteed rate bowl will likely include a Mountain West team. Multiple backup options are also available for teams not invited to any of the bowls listed above.

โ€“ healing bowl vs Group of Five โ€“ Friday December 16, 2022 ESPN | Exploria Stadium, Orlando, FL

โ€“ RoofClaim.com Boca Raton Shell vs Group of Five โ€“ Tuesday, December 20, 2022, ESPN | FAU Stadium, Boca Raton, FL

โ€“ SERVPRO first aid shell vs Group of Five โ€“ Tuesday, December 27, 2022, ESPN | Gerald J. Ford Stadium, Dallas, TX

โ€“ Tropical Smoothie Cafe Frisco Bowl vs Group of Five โ€“ Saturday December 17, 2022, ESPN | Toyota Stadium, Frisco, TX

Conference Championships conclude Saturday, December 3rd. All bowl announcements are expected to occur on Sunday, December 4 after the Conference Championship matchups.

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