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Utah State's fall sports continue this week with football, cross country, men's golf, soccer and volleyball all in action.
Utah State's fall sports continue this week with football, cross country, men's golf, soccer and volleyball all in action.

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WEEKLY AGGIE UPDATE - SEPTEMBER 10, 2012

FOOTBALL
Contact: Doug Hoffman - (435) 797-3714

This Week
Sat., Sept. 15 --- at Wisconsin, 6 p.m. (Big Ten Network)
• Utah State football (2-0) will continue its 2012 season with its first road game of the year at Wisconsin (1-1) on Saturday, Sept. 15 at 6 p.m. (MT). The game will be televised live on the Big Ten Network (Dish Ch. 439; DirecTV Ch. 610; Comcast HD Ch. 754). USU is 1-0 all-time against the Badgers.

Last Week
W, 27-20 (OT) --- UTAH
• Kerwynn Williams' 1-yard run in overtime gave Utah State the lead and senior cornerback Will Davis' pass break-up in the end zone sealed Utah State's 27-20 win against Utah in front of a sold-out crowd as Friday's win was its first against Utah since 1997. Utah State had 380 total yards (216-passing, 164-rushing) as sophomore quarterback Chuckie Keeton tied his career-high for completions and attempts on 22-of-32 passing for 216 yards with two touchdowns, adding a career-high 86 yards rushing on a career-high 17 carries. Senior running back Williams had 17 carries for 95 yards and the game-winning score. Senior tight end Kellen Bartlett had a career-high eight catches for 47 yards and his first career touchdown on a 4-yard toss from Keeton with 9:10 on the fourth-quarter clock. The Aggie defense recorded three sacks, with redshirt-freshman defensive tackle Jordan Nielsen logging two and senior linebacker Bojay Filimoeatu posting one as part of his game and career-high 12 tackles. Redshirt-freshman linebacker Kyler Fackrell added 11 tackles, while senior safety McKade Brady and sophomore linebacker Zach Vigil posted 10 stops apiece. Davis had a career-best four pass break-ups and senior Terrence Alston logged three. Utah finished the game with 325 yards of total offense (229-passing, 96-rushing).

SOCCER
Contact: Kara Fisher - (435) 797-1361

This Week
Thur., Sept. 13 --- WASHINGTON, 4 p.m.
• Utah State women's soccer (5-1-2) will continue its 2012 season this week with a home match against No. 22 Washington (7-0) on Thursday, Sept. 13 at 4 p.m. USU is 0-2 all-time against the Huskies.

Last Week
W, 1-0 --- vs. Eastern Washington, Portland, Ore.
T, 0-0 OT --- at Portland State
• Utah State posted a 1-0-1 record last week at the Portland State hosted Viking Invitational with a 1-0 win against Eastern Washington and a 0-0 overtime tie against Portland State. Against the Eagles, sophomore forward Jade Tarver scored the only goal of the match in the 85th minute. Senior goalkeeper Ashlyn Mulford earned Defensive Most Valuable Player honors for the tournament as she had six saves against EWU and nine against PSU playing all 200 minutes.

VOLLEYBALL
Contact: Zach Fisher - (435) 797-2066

This Week
Thur., Sept. 13 --- at UTSA, 5:30 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 15 --- at Texas State, 1 p.m.
• Utah State volleyball (5-4, 0-0) will continue its 2012 season this week as it begins Western Athletic Conference play with a pair of road matches at UTSA (6-2, 0-0) on Thursday, Sept. 13 at 5:30 p.m. (MT) and at Texas State (5-6, 0-0) on Saturday, Sept. 15 at 1 p.m. (MT). USU is 2-0 all-time against the Roadrunners and 2-1 all-time against the Bobcats.

Last Week
L, 0-3 --- vs. St. Mary's, Manhattan, Kan.
L, 0-3 --- at #22 Kansas State
• Utah State lost both of its matches last week to Saint Mary's (3-0) and No. 22 Kansas State (3-0) in a tournament hosted by the Wildcats. Against the Gaels, senior opposite side hitter Shay Sorensen had 12 kills, six digs and five total blocks as she hit .292 (12-5-24) in the match. Redshirt-freshman middle blocker Elle Brainard added nine kills and four block assists, while sophomore outside hitter Rachel Orr had seven kills and hit .300 (7-1-20). USU hit .192 (38-19-99) in the match and SMC hit .284 (46-15-109). Against KSU, Orr had 10 kills and Sorensen added eight kills, four block assists, four digs and one service ace. Freshman outside hitter Candace Richins also had eight kills to go along with six digs, four block assists and two service aces. USU hit .100 (35-24-110) in the match and the Wildcats hit .262 (43-15-107).

CROSS COUNTRY
Contact: Travis Hansen - (435) 512-5861

This Week
Sat., Sept. 15 --- at Montana State Invitational, 9 a.m.
• Utah State's men's and women's cross country teams return to action on Saturday, Sept. 15 when it travels to Bozeman, Mont., to compete in the Montana State Invitational.

Last Competition
W: 3/4; M: 4/4 --- AGGIE INVITATIONAL
• Utah State men's cross country junior Kyle McKenna placed third overall (18:49.73), while USU women's senior Alex Litzsinger finished fifth (17:58.79) at the Aggie Invitational held at the Innovation Campus Wellness Park Saturday. The men ran a four-mile race, while the women ran a five-kilometer race. As a team, the USU women placed third (81) and the men finished the day in fourth-place (99). Litzsinger was joined in the top 25 by freshmen Tylee Newman and Jacqueline Winterton who crossed the finish line in 10th (18:10.68) and 18th-place (18:40.52), respectively. Freshman Tyler Roberts placed 25th overall (19:50.84) on the men's side to round out the Aggie top-25 finishes.

MEN'S GOLF
Contact: Doug Hoffman - (435) 797-3714

This Week
Sun.-Mon., Sept. 9-10 --- at Air Force Invitational, All Day
• Utah State's men's golf team will continue its fall schedule this week as it travels to Colorado Springs, Colo., to compete in the 44th annual Air Force Invitational.

Last Week
T3/8 --- at Weber State hosted Battle in the Tetons, Victor, Idaho
• Junior Tanner Higham recorded his best-ever finish as he tied his 54-hole collegiate low with a 1-under par 215 to place fifth at the Weber State hosted Battle in the Tetons last week. As a team, Utah State tied for third out of eight teams with a 24-over 888 after shooting a 7-over 295 Tuesday. USU began the tournament with a 19-over 307 during its first round, before carding a 2-under 286 in its second round Monday, which was the second-best round of the afternoon. Wyoming won the tournament with a 17-under 847 (277-285-285), while the Cowboys' Eddie Stewart took medalist honors with an 8-under 208 (68-69-71). Higham shot a final round 2-under 70 Tuesday after carding rounds of 74 and 71 Monday to record his 1-under 215. Freshman Seokwon Jeon shot an even par 72 during his final round to finish tied for 15th with a 5-over 221 (79-70-72). Freshman Reed Platke tied for 24th with an 11-over 227 (74-77-76), senior Brendan Dennis finished in 35th-place with a 15-over 231 (80-74-77), and junior Zach Waxler was 39th with a 17-over 233 (80-71-82).

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