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Alabama vs. Utah State tickets: $20 seats available for Week 1 matchup at Bryant-Denny Stadium

The No. 1-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide hosts Utah State in a Week 1 matchup at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa on Saturday, Sept. 3.

There are a number of seats at reasonable prices.


Utah State is coming off a 31-20 win over UConn in a Week 0 matchup. Logan Bonner threw three touchdown passes and Calvin Tyler added 161 yards rushing as the Aggies overcame a 14-0 deficit early.

The Aggies, favored by 23 1/2-points, improved to 13-1 in their last 14 home openers, but now roll into Tuscaloosa as a 41.5-point underdog. Though, it appears at least one fan feel confident after sporting a “We Want Bama” sign on Saturday.

Stub Hub

Stub Hub as tickets for a low as $20 (as many as four together) in the Upper Level 4 as well as Upper Level End Zone. If you want to get to close to the action, it appears there is a single seat for $1,000 on the third row of Section J.

There are plenty of seats available.

Vivid Seats

Single tickets are as low as $17. Tickets are available for a group of four for as low as $22 per person. There are three seats available on row 45 of Section K for $245 each.

There are plenty of seats available.

Seat Geek

One of Seat Geek’s better deals offers a single ticket in Section U 3 O, Row 1 for $49, but it does have tickets for as little as $22 with four seats next to each other. Check out the VIP Package (1-4 tickets), which includes credit for food and beverages) on the lower sideline for $226 a seat.

Utah State Travels to SEC Country to Play No. 1 Alabama Saturday Night
Game will be televised live on the SEC Network at 5:30 p.m. (MT).

USU Game Notes (PDF) | Alabama Game Notes (PDF) | MW Release | Listen Live | Live Stats

(RV) UTAH STATE (1-0, 0-0 MW) vs. NO. 1 ALABAMA (0-0, 0-0 SEC)
Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022 • 5:30 p.m. (MT) • Tuscaloosa, Alabama • Bryant-Denny Stadium (101,821)

TV: SEC Network
• Play-by-Play: Tom Hart
• Analyst: Jordan Rodgers
• Sidelines: Cole Cubelic
• Xfinity (Utah): Ch. 285
• DirecTV: Ch. 611
• DISH: Ch. 404

RADIO: Aggie Sports Network
• Play-by-Play: Scott Garrard 
• Analyst: Kevin White
• National: Sirius XM 381 / SXM App 971
• Online: kslsports.com/kslsportszone

• Twitter/Instagram: @USUFootball
• Facebook: USUFootball
• YouTube: UtahStateFootball
• Live Stats: UtahState.Statbroadcast.com

• Every Utah State football game can be heard live on the Aggie Radio Network. Scott Garrard serves as the play-by-play announcer, while former USU quarterback Kevin White (1988-89) will provide color analysis. Games can also be heard on the Internet (www.UtahStateAggies.com) by clicking on the ‘Listen Live’ link, as well as on the TuneIn App.
• Salt Lake City: KSL (1280 AM/97.5 FM)
• Logan: KBLU-LP (92.3 FM)
• Green River: KRPX (102.7 FM)
• Moab: KRPX (100.3 FM)
• Montpelier, Idaho: KVSI (1450 AM/104.5 FM)
• Orangeville: KRPX (95.9 FM)
• Price: KRPX (95.3 FM)

• Utah State (1-0) plays at No. 1 Alabama (0-0) on Saturday, Sept. 3, at 5:30 p.m. (MT), in a game that will be televised on the SEC Network (Xfinity Ch. 268, DirecTV Ch. 611, DISH Ch. 404) with Tom Hart (play-by-play), Jordan Rodgers (analyst) and Cole Cubelic (sidelines) on the call.

• Utah State has won each of its last two games against Power 5 opponents with a 26-23 win at Washington State and a 24-13 win against Oregon State in the 2021 Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl. Furthermore, USU head coach Blake Anderson has won each of his last three games against Power 5 opponents, which includes a 35-31 win at Kansas State in 2020 while at Arkansas State.  

• Utah State is 0-2 all-time against the top-ranked team in the nation as it lost at No. 1 BYU, 38-13, on Nov. 24, 1984, and lost at No. 1 Nebraska, 42-6, on Oct. 2, 1971.

• Utah State is 6-63 all-time against Associated Press-ranked teams, but has won five of its last 14 meetings, including its 46-13 win at No. 19 San Diego State last year in the Mountain West Championship game. USU’s other wins against nationally ranked opponents includes a 52-26 home win against No. 21 Boise State in 2015; a 35-20 win at No. 18 BYU in 2014, as the Cougars are the highest-ranked AP team the Aggies have ever defeated; a 21-14 win against No. 24 Northern Illinois in the 2013 San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl; a 48-41 overtime win at No. 19 Louisiana Tech in 2012; and, a 20-19 home win against No. 25 Fresno State in 1991.

• Utah State head coach Blake Anderson is 2-5 all-time versus AP-ranked teams, which includes a 1-1 record at USU. His two victories are a 35-3 road win at No. 25 Troy during the 2016 season and USU’s win against No. 19 San Diego State last year.

• Utah State has won its last eight away games (7 road, 1 neutral site), which is the longest active streak in the nation. USU’s seven-game road winning streak is also tied with Georgia (7), and trails Notre Dame (10) and Cincinnati (8), for the third-longest active streak in the nation. 

• Utah State will play a Heisman Trophy Winner for the second time in program history this weekend in Alabama sophomore QB Bryce Young. During the 1991 season, USU played at BYU, which returned senior QB Ty Detmer, the Heisman Trophy winner from the previous season. In 2019, USU played at LSU, as senior QB Joe Burrow won the Heisman Trophy that season.

• Utah State’s last game in Alabama was on Sept. 3, 2011, when it played at No. 19 Auburn, the defending national champions. USU led 38-28 with 3:38 remaining before losing 42-38.   
• Utah State is 12-2 (.857) in its last 14 games played in September.

• Alabama, which is ranked No. 1 in the nation heading into the 2022 season, returns 12 starters (O-5, D-7) and 51 letterwinners (O-23, D-24, S-4) from last year’s team that went 13-2 overall, including a 7-1 record in the SEC, and lost to Georgia, 33-18, in the CFP National Championship. Two of those returning starters are sophomore QB Bryce Young, the reigning Heisman Trophy Winner, and junior LB Will Anderson Jr., the reigning Bronko Nagurski Winner, given annually to the nation’s top defensive player. Alabama also returns senior DB Jordan Battle, who was named a first-team All-American, and senior LB Henry To’oto’o, who was named second-team all-SEC last year. In 2021, Alabama averaged 39.9 points and 488.2 yards of total offense per game (338.2 passing, 150.0 rushing) and allowed 20.1 points and 304.1 yards of total offense (218.0 passing, 86.1 rushing). Nick Saban is 183-25 in 15 years as Alabama’s head coach and 274-67-1 in 26 years as a collegiate head coach.

• Utah State and Alabama will play one another for the third time this weekend as the Crimson Tide won the first meeting, 48-17, on Sept. 4, 2004, and the second meeting, 35-3, on Oct. 29, 2005, with both games being played in Tuscaloosa. 

• Utah State graduate junior WR Xavier Williams spent four seasons at Alabama (2018-21) and appeared in 12 games, catching three passes for 24 yards. USU has one player on its roster from the state of Alabama in redshirt freshman WR NyNy Davis (Attalla/Etowah HS). 

• Utah State head coach Blake Anderson and Alabama cornerbacks coach Travaris Robinson were both on staff together at Southern Miss in 2009. USU director of athletic development for football Paul Jackson and Robinson were on staff together at South Carolina in 2020, along with Alabama tight ends coach Joe Cox and offensive line coach Eric Wolford.  

• Utah State graduate senior WR Brian Cobbs and Alabama freshman DB Prince Butler both prepped at Hayfield HS in Alexandria, Virginia. USU senior CB Ajani Carter and junior RB John Gentry both prepped at North Shore HS in Houston, Texas, as did Alabama redshirt freshman OL Jaeden Roberts.

• Utah State has three players on its current roster that have played against Alabama in graduate senior QB Logan Bonner, graduate senior S Gurvan Hall Jr. and graduate senior S Hunter Reynolds. While at Arkansas State in 2018, Bonner was 6-of-14 passing for 53 yards, including a long of 26 yards, and rushed for 28 yards on three carries, including a long of 11 yards. While at Miami, Fla., in 2021, Hall started against UA and recorded eight tackles. And, in the 2020 Citrus Bowl, Reynolds played against the Crimson Tide as a member of the Michigan football team, but did not record any stats. USU graduate senior DT Phillip Paea was on that Michigan football team, as well, but did not play in the Citrus Bowl.

• Utah State is 1-17 all-time against teams from the SEC as it posted a 35-6 road win against Kentucky in 1970. Overall, USU is 1-2 vs. the Wildcats, 0-4 vs. Missouri, 0-3 vs. Arkansas and LSU, 0-2 vs. Alabama, and 0-1 vs. Auburn, Georgia, Tennessee and Texas A&M. The last time USU played a team from the SEC was on Oct. 5, 2019, when it lost at No. 5 LSU, 42-6.

• Utah State’s Blake Anderson will be facing a team from the SEC for the sixth time as a collegiate head coach. As the head coach at Arkansas State, his teams played at Tennessee in 2014 (L, 19-34), hosted Missouri in 2015 (L, 20-27), played at Auburn in 2016 (L, 14-51), played at Alabama in 2018 (L, 7-57) and played at Georgia in 2019 (L, 0-55). 

• Utah State has 34 players on its roster from the Beehive State, while Alabama has 44 players on its roster from the Yellowhammer State.

• Freshman RB Ryan Bohm rushed for a career-high 94 yards, while sophomore QB Leon Jackson III passed for 147 yards, but the Alabama defense was too much for Utah State (2-5) as the fifth-ranked Crimson Tide (8-0) defeated USU 35-3 inside Bryant-Denny Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2005. Alabama scored on each of its first two possessions and appeared to be on a roll. However the Aggie defense kept the Tide out of the end zone again until the 4:41 mark of the second quarter. Alabama took a 21-0 lead into halftime. USU responded by scoring on the first possession of the second half, marching 65 yards before junior PK Justin Hamblin kicked a 24-yard field goal. The points were the first of the season scored in the third quarter against Alabama. On the Aggies’ next possession, USU drove from its own 20-yard line to the Alabama 24. A Hamblin 41-yard field goal attempt was wide right. Alabama responded by scoring its fourth touchdown of the game to go up 28-3. The Tide than added a fourth-quarter touchdown to complete the scoring. Bohm gained 94 yards on 17 carries, while Jackson hit 11 of 28 passes for 147 yards with one late interception. Defensively, freshman LB Jake Hutton posted a game-high-tying eight tackles. Sophomore S Antonio Taylor recorded seven stops, while senior S Andre Bala added six tackles. Senior DE John Chick recorded a sack to give him 6.5 on the year.

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