From 1997 to 2010, Utah State did not have a winning season. From 1980 to 2010, Utah State had a total of three winning seasons. From the outside looking in, Utah State football was dead.
Then Gary Andersen and his staff revived it.
In light of where this program has come from, I don't know what's more remarkable: that Utah State has won more games over the last three seasons than the likes of USC, Fresno State, BYU, Arizona State, Arizona, Oregon State, UCLA, Washington or Utah, or that the Gary Andersen/Matt Wells staff have put up as many victories in their last 29 games as the Aggies had won in their previous 87.