|Utah State Aggies football|
|2020 Utah State Aggies|
|Athletic director||John Hartwell|
|Head coach||Gary Andersen|
|5th year, 26–24–0 (.520)|
|Home stadium||Maverik Stadium|
|Location||Logan, Utah, U.S.|
|All-time record||554–544–31 (.504 (as of 2019))|
|Postseason bowl record||5–8–0 (.385 (as of 2018))|
|Claimed national titles||0 (as of 2018)|
|Rivalries|| BYU Cougars |
|Consensus All-Americans||Template:American college football All-Americans|
|Colors||Blue, Pewter Gray, and White
|Fight song||Hail the Utah Aggies|
Template:Rellink The first intercollegiate athletic event in Utah State University's history took place on November 25, 1892, when the Agriculturalists defeated the football team from the University of Utah, 12–0. The game was played on what is now the quad, and it was the only game until 1896. The Aggies enjoyed early regional dominance, notching their first perfect season (7–0) in 1907. In 1911, under head coach Clayton Teetzel, the team again finished undefeated, even shutting out each of its five opponents by a collective score of 164 to 0. Hall of Fame. The makeshift field on the quad continued to serve the team until 1913, when football was moved to Adams Field, two blocks west of campus, where Adams Park now sits. The new field represented an improvement, but the facilities remained meager, which fact became more apparent with the success of Coach E. L. "Dick" Romney, who came to Logan in 1918. Romney, for whom the current football stadium is named, earned the team's first-ever conference championship in 1921, and compiled a 128–91–16 record in 29 seasons.
The program continued a rich legacy throughout the early- and mid-20th century, when the program produced a large number of athletes who went on to play in the NFL, including the legendary brothers and consensus All-Americans Merlin Olsen and Phil Olsen, who played for the Aggies. It was during this time that Utah State finished two seasons with year-end Top 25 rankings: No. 10 in 1961 and No. 19 in 1972.
Following the great heights of the 1960s and 70s, Aggie football fell upon hard times. Many longtime Aggie supporters attribute the decline to administrators at both Utah and BYU freezing then-superior USU out of the newly forming WAC. However, other factors cited as leading to the decline include a failure to upgrade facilities until recently, a lack of donors to athletics, complacency of past athletics directors, and instability in conferences.
After continual failed attempts to join the WAC, the program played as an independent program from 1962 to 1977 (until joining the PCAA/Big West in 1978). The program again played as an independent from 2001 to 2002 before joining the geographically distant Sun Belt Conference after the Big West Conference, which had housed the Aggies since 1978, elected to stop sponsoring football in 2001. USU's other teams remained in that conference until the school was finally invited to join the WAC in 2005. Despite having lobbied to join its in-state rivals Utah and BYU in the WAC for many decades prior to 2005, the Aggies gained membership only after the two other schools had left to form the Mountain West Conference. Later on, Utah State joined the Mountain West Conference in July 2013, again following departures by Utah and BYU.
Former head coach Gary Andersen led the team to new heights. In 2011, he led the team to the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl and the team's first winning season since 1997. The 2012 team found far greater success, notching the school's first double-digit win season, the first outright conference championship since 1936, a return to the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl for the first bowl win in 19 years, and a national Top 25 ranking in three major ranking systems: the AP poll, the ESPN/USA Today poll, and the BCS.
Andersen left the program following the 2012 season. He was replaced by his former offensive coordinator, Matt Wells who coached the Aggies in their inaugural year as members of the Mountain West Conference. Despite multiple injuries to offensive starters, the Aggies were able to gain a berth to the first Mountain West Conference Football Championship Game, which they lost to Fresno State by a score of 17–24.  Coach Wells was awarded the Mountain West Coach of the Year award and the Aggies defeated Northern Illinois in the Poinsettia Bowl by a score of 21–14.At the conclusion of the 2018 regular season, Matt Wells left to accept the head coaching job at Texas Tech. This led to the return of former coach Gary Andersen, who began in his second stint as Utah State head coach in 2019. 
|2018||Matt Wells; Frank Maile||11-2|
- ↑ cfbdatawarehousse.com. Archived from the original on June 25, 2009. Retrieved on April 9, 2009.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Utah State 2009 Football Media Guide. Utah State University. Archived from the original on December 27, 2017. Retrieved on December 26, 2017.
- ↑ "Teetzel Makes Big Shakeup in Aggies", October 12, 1911.
- ↑ Brad Rock. "Utah State has paid price for standing pat", Deseret News, September 2, 2009. Retrieved on December 26, 2017. Archived from the original on October 12, 2017.
- ↑ Error on call to template:cite web: Parameters archiveurl and archivedate must be both specified or both omittedJosh Dubow. Utah State falls short in Mountain West title game. College Football AP.
- ↑ Error on call to template:cite web: Parameters archiveurl and archivedate must be both specified or both omittedWilliams, Kraig. Utah State football: USU's Matt Wells exceeded expectations as a first-year head coach. Deseret News.
- ↑ Error on call to template:cite web: Parameters archiveurl and archivedate must be both specified or both omittedUtah State wins Poinsettia Bowl. At the conclusion of the 2018 regular season, Matt Wells left to accept the head coaching job at Texas Tech. This led to the return of former coach Gary Andersen, who began in his second stint as Utah State head coach in 2019.. Los Angeles Times.