Utah State Football In Action At Boise State For Divisional Title Saturday

first_imgNovember 19, 2018 /Sports News – Local Utah State Football In Action At Boise State For Divisional Title Saturday Tags: Albertson’s Stadium/Alexander Mattison/Boise State/Brett Rypien/Colorado State/Mark Rypien/Michigan State/Mountain West Conference/Sean Modster/The Associated Press/Utah State Written by Brad James FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailBOISE, Idaho-Saturday, #14 Utah State seeks to continue its successful season as they face #21 Boise State at Albertson’s Stadium with the Mountain West Conference’s Mountain division title on the line.The last time the Broncos and Aggies met the last week of the season with a berth in the Mountain West championship game on the line was in 2014. In that game, Boise State routed Utah State 50-19 at Boise.The Aggies are seeking their second Mountain West Mountain division title in program history. The first time they did it came in 2013. If the Aggies win Saturday, they will be the first undefeated team in conference play since San Diego State in 2015 when the Aztecs went 8-0.The Aggies are 3-0 this season as a ranked team and 7-1 all-time.The current #14 ranking makes this the highest ranked Utah State squad since 1961 when that Aggies team was ranked 10th nationally.By virtue of their 29-24 win over Colorado State Saturday, the Aggies reached their best start in school history as they are now 10-1.The Aggies have set school records this season with 69 touchdowns and 542 points scored. The most points in a season in Mountain West history were the 608 points scored by the 2001 BYU squad.Utah State ranks second nationally in both scoring offense (49.3 points per game) and turnovers forced (28).The Aggies face a fellow ranked team in the Broncos and they are 5-56 all-time against teams ranked nationally in The Associated Press poll.However, they have won four of their last 10 games against ranked opponents.After losing to Michigan State in the season opener, the Aggies have won 10 straight games.In that span, they have averaged 51 points and 514.1 yards per game and converted 45.9 percent of their third downs.The 10 straight games the Aggies have won ties them for the fourth-longest winning streak in the country. They are one of only seven teams nationally to have won 10 games thus far this season.Boise State leads the Aggies 17-5 all-time in a series dating back to 1975 and Utah State head coach Matt Wells is 1-4 all-time against the Broncos.The Aggies’ last win in the series came in 2015 when they routed Boise State 52-26.The Broncos’ star signal-caller, Brett Rypien (the nephew of former Washington Redskins Super Bowl-winning quarterback Mark Rypien) is ninth in the country with 3,270 passing yards.Additionally, he is tied for eighth in the country with 28 passing touchdowns and his 297.3 passing yards per game rank him 10th nationally.His leading receiver is Sean Modster (59 rec, 852 yards, 7 TD’s) and the top tailback for the Broncos is Alexander Mattison (225 car, 1,015 yards, 13 TD’s).last_img read more

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Hoteliers are demanding the continuation of measures to preserve jobs for another three months

first_imgPhoto: Importanne Hotels & Resort Royal Blue ROYAL PRINCESS The contagion has been successfully stopped and we are now starting to restart the business, which is excellent, said the president of the Association of Hoteliers of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce Joseph Jutt Ferlan but stressed that they already know that the tourism sector will be the biggest loser in this crisis and that the recovery in some segments will be extended for a period of one year.”Therefore, we demand an urgent opening of borders to encourage tourist travel and the continuation of measures to preserve jobs for another three months because hoteliers will still not generate sufficient income over the next three months, which could independently cover the salaries of their employees. It is extremely important that we preserve jobs in this sector, because it is difficult to find new and quality employees”, Said the president of the Association of Hoteliers of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce Joseph Jutt Ferlan. The Association predicts that larger hotel companies will open one to two of the possible ten hotels, while the rest will face a complete suspension of operations. They emphasize that tourism has a large share in GDP and that the hotel industry is a strategic carrier of its quality. They therefore urge that their suggestions be taken into account so that they can return to normal work as soon as possible.  The letter sent to the Government also emphasizes contactless business as an imperative, especially when registering guests. In order to achieve this, it is necessary to urgently finalize the Ordinance on check-in and check-out of guests in accommodation facilities in a way that clearly defines the possibility of applying “digital check-in” guest registration, which would give them an additional sense of security.  The Association of Hoteliers of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce sent a letter to the Government requesting the mandatory continuation of measures to preserve jobs for another three months as well as the urgent opening of borders.last_img read more

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