Utah State cancels 2020 football game vs. Colorado State

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher The Utah State Aggies will not play on Saturday against the Colorado State Rams at Canvas Stadium in Fort Collins, Colorado. According to a Twitter thread, the Aggies have withdrawn from the contest. The players voiced their concerns as to why Frank Maile was not named head coach. The team is expected to hire Blake Anderson as their new head coach. The players voiced their disagreement and voiced their concerns about religious discrimination towards Maile during their search for a new head football coach. “I am devastated that my comments were interpreted as bias against anyone’s religious background,” Aggies President Noelle Cockett said in a statement. “Throughout my professional career, and especially, as President of USU, I have welcomed the opportunity to meet directly and often with students about their experiences. Regardless of how difficult the conversations might be in the coming days, I remain committed to giving our students a voice.” The school said that they take racial discrimination seriously. The school also mentioned an incident that involved an employee of the Athletic Department. An outside organization looked into the matter and took action. If the two teams would have played, it would have been a match-up of one-win teams. The Aggies were 1-5 before the game got canceled with a one-game losing streak. Utah State’s lone win of the season came in a 41-27 win over the New Mexico Lobos on Thursday, November 26th. This will be the Aggies’ second cancellation of the season, as their game with the Wyoming Cowboys was canceled that was scheduled for Thursday, November 19th. The Rams are 1-3 under first-year head coach Steve Addazio. This is their fourth cancellation of the season. Unfortunately for Colorado State, the team has had three cancellations in the past four weeks. Their one game during this span came on Saturday, December 5th, when they lost 29-17 to the San Diego State Aztecs.

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