LOGAN, Utah -- Remember back in the good ol' days of the NFL when St. Louis Cardinal, Conrad Dobler, used to kick, punch, pound -- and sometimes even bite, defensive linemen?

One of Dobler's favorite "donkeys" -- as he would call them -- to pick on was Merlin Olsen.

Olsen was the pride and joy of Utah State University. Heck, his name is on their football field.

Olsen was a mild-mannered Mormon boy from Utah. Dobler was a hell-raiser who spent his college years in Laramie.

Dobler was smaller and relied on grit and toughness to play his offensive guard spot in the NFL. Olsen used technique to get in the opposing backfield. Dobler starred in Miller Lite commercials. Olsen was Father Murphy on a popular television show in the early 80's.

These two couldn't have been more opposite.

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Dobler claims in his book "They call me dirty" that he once forced Olsen to leave the field. He says Olsen was so upset about the tactics Dobler was using on him all afternoon that he simply gave up and refused to come back on the field. Of course, that still makes Dobler to smile to this day.

When Olsen played the role of Father Murphy, there was infamous scene where he is standing in a graveyard. One of the tombstones reads: "Here lies Conrad Dobler."

That, also makes Dobler grin.

Here are some other famous alumni of Utah State University:

Harry Reid, United States senator from Nevada

Steven Ford, son of President Gerald Ford

Chris Cooley, a Powell native who played football for the Aggies (Huge recruiting miss for Wyoming)

LaVell Edwards, former BYU football coach

Rulon Jones, former Denver Broncos player

Nolan Bushnell, founder of Chuck E Cheese

Charlie Denson, President of Nike brand

Jason Lindsey, Co-founder of Overstock.com

Nathan Baldwin, Inventor of headphones -- no, really.

Jaycee Carroll, Pro basketball player who was born in Laramie, raised in Evanston (Huge recruiting miss for Wyoming)




Here’s all the information you need about Saturday’s game:
WHO: Wyoming (6-3, 3-2) at Utah State (5-4, 4-1)
WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 16 at 2:00 p.m. MST
WEATHER: High of 53, low of 26 – mostly cloudy
ROAD INFO: WYDOT cameras
WHERE: Maverik Stadium, Logan, Utah
TVESPNU (Channel 141 on Dish Network, 208 on DirecTV)
RADIO: Wyoming affiliates
STREAMING: ESPN
TICKETS: gowyo.com
BOX SCORE: ESPN
ROSTERS: Wyoming / Utah State
VEGAS ODDS: Wyoming +13.5, O/U 50.5
HISTORY: Utah State is 39-26-4 in the series (Last meeting: 24-16 Utah State in Laramie in 2018)
HEAD COACHES: Craig Bohl / Gary Andersen
ALL-TIME RECORDS: Wyoming / Utah State