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  • The Boise State football team knows all about the challenges of playing on the road against a Utah State team with a good defense.

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    Boise State will head to Utah State Saturday for an 8 p.m. nationally televised matchup on CBS Sports Network looking to win a fourth straight game — but also to avenge the somewhat embarrassing performance in 2015.

    “You don’t forget about it, playing in that environment,” Boise State coach Bryan Harsin said Monday. “Obviously the performance we had was very poor. The energy they had in their stadium, you don’t forget that. You know what you’re getting into.”

    Boise State avenged the loss a bit with a 21-10 win in Boise last season, but this will mark the first trip back to Logan since the debacle two years ago.

    It’s certainly a game Boise State quarterback Brett Rypien would like to make up for. Rypien had five turnovers himself, including an interception that was returned for a touchdown and two lost fumbles that put Utah State in the red zone.

    In all Rypien was picked off three times and lost two fumbles in what was just his fourth career start as a true freshman.

    The seven first-half turnovers were the most by any team in college football in at least the 10 previous years. The eight turnovers for the game were the most for Boise State since they moved to the FBS level in 1996.

    Boise State trailed 35-10 at the half, and the 25-point deficit was the biggest at the half for a Boise State team since they trailed 42-0 at Louisiana Tech in 1998.

    It was also the first time the Broncos had given up 50 points in regulation — although much of the damage came as the result of poor field position due to the offensive turnovers — since a 55-51 win at New Mexico State also in 1998.womens Chris Jones Jersey,

    “That’s a tough place to play, and they will play tough against us. They always do. They are a physical football team,” Harsin said. “Their fans are great. They get excited. It’s going to be loud. They always play well at home,Authentic Yannick Ngakoue Jersey, very well coached. This is going to be a major challenge for our guys.”womens KeiVarae Russell Jersey,

    After the game fans stormed the field and players did interviews on the field as if they had just won a conference championship or bowl game. Coach Matt Wells called it “maybe the best win in program history” during his postgame press conference.

    And the Broncos will again be facing a tough Utah State defense. The Aggies are tied for No. 1 in the country with four defensive touchdowns,Authentic Brandon Allen Jerseythree from corner Jalen Davis, and rank No. 34 in the nation in passing yards allowed at just 194.6 per game.

    Utah State currently is first in the Mountain West and No. 2 nationally with 20 takeaways. They have 10 interceptions and 10 fumble recoveries,Authentic A. J. Cann Jerseyboth of which rank in the top 10 among all FBS teams.

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    “We certainly experienced that,” Harsin said. “They do quite a few things. They are difficult to figure out exactly what they are doing. … This is a really good football team.,Authentic T.J. Yeldon Jersey

    “Take care of the football. The turnover battle,Authentic Mitch Morse Jersey, you win the turnover battle, you have a great chance of winning the game. We have to do a much better job than we did last time we were down there.”

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    It was also the first time the Broncos had given up 50 points in regulation — although much of the damage came as the result of poor field position due to the offensive turnovers — since a 55-51 win at New Mexico State also in 1998.womens Mitch Morse Jersey

    “That’s a tough place to play, and they will play tough against us. They always do. They are a physical football team,” Harsin said. “Their fans are great. They get excited. It’s going to be loud. They always play well at home, very well coached. This is going to be a major challenge for our guys.”womens Dante Fowler Jr Jersey,

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    And the Broncos will again be facing a tough Utah State defense. womens Brandon Allen Jersey,The Aggies are tied for No. 1 in the country with four defensive touchdowns, three from corner Jalen Davis, and rank No. 34 in the nation in passing yards allowed at just 194.6 per game.

    Utah State currently is first in the Mountain West and No. 2 nationally with 20 takeaways. They have 10 interceptions and 10 fumble recoveries,womens Yannick Ngakoue Jersey,both of which rank in the top 10 among all FBS teams.