The most challenging stretch of Boise States season comes just as the Broncos have returned to the rankings.Four games in just 20 days await the 24th-ranked Broncos, beginning with Saturday nights matchup against Utah State.Hosting the Aggies is the start of a hectic stretch that will largely determine whether Boise State (3-0) is in the conversation for a major bowl game at the end of the season. After hosting Utah State, the Broncos play at New Mexico next Friday; host Colorado State on Oct. 15 and five days later host BYU.Following its successful run through two Pac-12 schools, knocking off Washington State 31-28 and last week winning handily at Oregon State 38-24, Boise State is back to being focused on the Mountain West Conference.Thats what these three games have been about is getting into Mountain West play and we certainly start with a very good team, Boise State coach Bryan Harsin said.And there could be no better opponent for Boise State to start with than the one that a year ago handed the Broncos their most lopsided loss in conference play since 2001.That was last years team. That was last years group that played in that game. This is a different team, different group, Harsin said. Certainly guys played in that game but its a completely different team and all you can do is go back and learn from it and say that doesnt really apply to what were doing right now. You certainly dont want to see that repeated. You learn from it and you move forward.Utah States 52-26 romp in Logan last October was a dozen years in the making, snapping Boise States 12-game winning streak over the Aggies. Utah State (2-2, 0-1) forced eight turnovers, scored 21 points during an 85-second span, and handed the Broncos their worst setback in a conference game since a 2001 loss to Rice when they were in the WAC.If we wouldve taken a loss to Boise State last year, I would take it personally. So, I would hope that they would, too, Utah State wide receiver Andrew Rodriguez said. But any game, especially going there and playing them, its going to be an interesting situation. Its going to be a privilege to play there and I hope its going to be a great game.Here are things to look for when Boise State plays its first game as a ranked team since mid-October of last season:JEREMY SPOKE: Boise State running back Jeremy McNichols is coming off the best game of his career with 208 yards rushing and four total touchdowns last week against Oregon State. It was McNichols second straight 100-yard game after a slow start in the season opener against Louisiana.McNichols missed last years game at Utah State due to injuries.I think we missed him in the pass game and running the football, too. ... When one of your better players isnt in, that shows up, Harsin said.TURNOVER PARTY: Utah State would love to replicate what it did last year against Boise State, forcing a school record-tying eight turnovers. The Aggies forced five fumbles and had three interceptions after Boise State entered that game with just six turnovers on the season.This season, Boise State has committed five turnovers in four games.LEARNING PROCESS: Brett Rypien was far better protecting the football against Oregon State after some lax moments in the victory over Washington State. Rypien was 19 of 36 for 215 yards and a touchdown against the Beavers. In his start versus Washington State, Rypien threw three interceptions, including two in the fourth quarter that gave the Cougars a chance to rally.INJURY CONCERNS: Utah State could be down two of its top players due to injuries, one on each side of the ball. Running back Devante Mays had just two carries last week against Air Force before aggravating an existing leg injury. 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Dylan Hartley will learn on Wednesday if he will be available to lead England into the Six Nations after being sent off for the third time in his career.Hartley will appear before an independent hearing to discover the length of the ban imposed for his stiff-arm tackle on Sean OBrien in Northamptons Champions Cup defeat by Leinster on Friday night.OBrien failed a head injury assessment after being struck from behind by the blow from Englands captain, who had only been on the pitch for six minutes as a second-half replacement.Details of the charge Hartley faces have yet to be issued -- the offence could fall under striking or dangerous tackle -- but given his lengthy disciplinary record, a substantial ban is likely.A suspensiion of eight weeks and above would rule him out of the Six Nations opener against France at Twickenham on February 4, resulting in the likely promotion of Owen Farrell to the captaincy.ddddddddddddThe tackle has been widely condemned and has left England head coach Eddie Jones facing awkward questions having appointed Hartley as skipper despite a rap sheet that includes biting, gouging, butting and swearing at a referee.In his defence, Hartley has led the national team with distinction throughout Jones reign and has been at the helm for a flawless first year comprising of 13 successive victories. 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