The James Madison Dukes (3-0) go on the road to match up against the Utah State Aggies (1-2) at Merlin Olsen Field At Maverik Stadium on Saturday, September 23, 2023.
Tune in to MWN to watch this contest live.
When is James Madison vs. Utah State and when does it start?
This game between the Dukes and Aggies will take place on Saturday, September 23, 2023. Be ready to see the kickoff at 8:00 PM ET.
Where to watch James Madison vs. Utah State
The Dukes and Aggies will take to the field at Merlin Olsen Field At Maverik Stadium for this matchup on September 23, and if you would like to catch the game live, get your tickets now from Vivid Seats!
What channel is the game on?
You can catch this game live on MWN.
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James Madison vs. Utah State Game Preview
James Madison Stats & Insights
The Dukes squared off against the Troy Trojans in their last game, winning 16-14.
James Madison is totaling 373.7 yards per game on offense this season (81st in the FBS), and are allowing 307.7 yards per game (43rd) on defense.
Despite having a bottom-25 pass defense that ranks 17th-worst in the FBS (285.0 passing yards allowed per game), the Dukes have had more success offensively, ranking 94th in the FBS by averaging 201.0 passing yards per game.
James Madison ranks 53rd in rushing yards this year (172.7 rushing yards per game), but has been shining on the defensive side of the ball, ranking best in the FBS with 22.7 rushing yards allowed per game.
From an offensive standpoint, the Dukes rank 67th in the FBS with 30.0 points per game. Meanwhile, they rank 40th in points allowed (307.7 points allowed per contest).
Utah State Stats & Insights
The Dukes enter the matchup after winning 16-14 over the Troy Trojans in their last game on September 16.
With 407.3 total yards per game on the offensive side of the ball, Utah State ranks 56th in the FBS in 2023. On defense, it ranks 89th, giving up 378.7 total yards per contest.
From an offensive angle, the Aggies are compiling 224.0 passing yards per contest (77th-ranked). They rank 51st in the FBS on the other side of the ball (201.0 passing yards given up per game).
Utah State’s defense has been bottom-25 in run defense this season, allowing 177.7 rushing yards per game, which ranks 22nd-worst in the FBS. On the offensive side of the ball, it ranks 40th with 183.3 rushing yards per contest.
The Aggies are accumulating 37.7 points per game on offense this season (34th-ranked). Meanwhile, they are allowing 30.3 points per game (103rd-ranked) on defense.
James Madison Key Players to Watch
Jordan McCloud has thrown for 568 yards (189.3 ypg) to lead James Madison, completing 66.2% of his passes and collecting four touchdown passes this season.
Kaelon Black has carried the ball 37 times for a team-high 228 yards (76.0 per game) this year. He has also caught seven passes for 60 yards (20.0 per game) and one touchdown.
This season Ty Son Lawton has rushed for 156 yards (52.0 per game) on 26 carries with three touchdowns.
Reggie Brown’s 194 receiving yards (64.7 yards per game) lead all receivers on the team. He’s totaled 10 receptions and one touchdown.
Elijah Sarratt has reeled in 10 passes for 143 yards (47.7 yards per game) and one touchdown this year.
Utah State Key Players to Watch
Cooper Legas has 384 passing yards (128.0 ypg) to lead Utah State, completing 67.6% of his passes and recording three touchdown passes and two interceptions this season.
The team’s top rusher, Rahsul Faison, has carried the ball 19 times for 194 yards (64.7 per game), with one touchdown this year.
This season Davon Booth has racked up 135 yards (45.0 per game) on 21 carries with two touchdowns.
Terrell Vaughn’s 227 receiving yards (75.7 yards per game) lead all receivers on the team. He’s registered 29 receptions and four touchdowns.
Micah Davis has totaled 153 receiving yards (51.0 yards per game) and two touchdowns, hauling in eight passes this year.
Jalen Royals’ 12 grabs have yielded 140 yards (46.7 ypg) and two touchdowns.