Weekly Aggie Update
Utah State's fall sports continue this week with both men's and women's cross country, soccer and volleyball all in action.

Sept. 12, 2011

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WEEKLY AGGIE UPDATE - SEPTEMBER 12, 2011

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

Next Week
Sat., Sept. 24 --- COLORADO STATE, 6 p.m. (KCSG-TV)
• Utah State's football team (1-1) will return to action on Saturday, Sept. 24 when it hosts Colorado State (2-0) in its annual Homecoming game at 6 p.m. The contest will be regionally televised live on KCSG-TV (Comcast Ch. 116). USU is 30-34-2 all-time against the Rams, but playing its first game against CSU since the 1997 season.

Last Week
W, 54-17 --- WEBER STATE
• Junior running back Robert Turbin rushed for a season-high 180 yards on 18 carries becoming the eighth Aggie to rush for 2,000 career yards and Utah State rolled up 635 yards of total offense as the Aggies scored the final 44 points in a 54-17 blowout win against Weber State in USU's home opener Saturday. I n all, Utah State scored on six-straight possessions in the second and third quarters, including four-straight TD's in posting its largest margin of victory under third-year head coach Gary Andersen. The 54 points scored by USU are its most since defeating Weber State, 56-43, on Nov. 17, 2001, the last meeting between the two teams. USU's 635 total yards rank as the sixth-most in school history and the most since racking up a school-record 684 yards against the Wildcats in 2001. The Aggies also grounded out 440 rushing yards in the game to rank as the fourth-most in school history and the most since running for 467 yards against Denver during the 1960 campaign. Freshman quarterback Chuckie Keeton finished the game completing 10-of-15 passes for 166 yards and two touchdowns, for his first TD passes of his Aggie career. The freshman added 53 rushing yards on nine carries and another TD. Senior linebackers Bobby Wagner and Kyle Gallagher each had 10 tackles to lead Utah State's defense, while junior defensive tackle Al Lapuaho finished with one sack and six total stops. Overall, Wagner now has 319 career tackles to rank 10th all-time in the history of the Western Athletic Conference and is just eight tackles shy of entering USU's top 10 for career stops.

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

This Week
Sat., Sept. 17 --- at Montana State Invitational, 9 a.m.
• Utah State's men's and women's cross country teams will return to action on Saturday, Sept. 17 when it travels to Bozeman, Mont., to compete in the Montana State Invitational.

Last Competition
M: 2/3; W: 4/4 --- UTAH STATE OPEN
• Senior Brian McKenna was Utah State's highest finisher, placing fifth (21:06.7), at the Utah State Cross Country Open to lead the Aggie men to a second-place finish Saturday at the American West Heritage Center south of Logan. The Aggie women, who were led by sophomore Hannah Williams in 11th-place (18:05.8), placed fourth overall in the season opening meet for both teams. The women ran a 5k race, while the men ran a 7k race. Joining McKenna in the men's top 10 for the Aggies were sophomore Kyle McKenna in sixth (21:06.9) and senior Daniel Howell in seventh (21:09.1). Junior Stephanie Burt joined Williams in the women's top 15 with a 15th-place finish in a time of 18:12.3.

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

This Week
Fri., Sept. 16 --- at Tulsa, 6:35 p.m.
Sun., Sept. 18 --- at Oklahoma State, 11 a.m.
• Utah State's soccer team (8-0-0) will play a pair of road matches this week at Tulsa (4-2-1) on Friday, Sept. 16 at 6:35 p.m. (MT), and at fourth-ranked Oklahoma State (9-0-0) on Sunday, Sept. 18 at 11 a.m. (MT). The Aggies are 0-1 all-time against the Cowgirls, while its match against the Golden Hurricane will be the first-ever meeting between the two teams.

Last Week
W, 1-0 --- RICE
W, 6-1 --- IDAHO STATE
• Utah State won both of its home matches last week as it defeated Rice (1-0) and Idaho State (6-1). The only goal of the match against the Owls was scored in the 53rd minute by sophomore midfielder Jennifer Flynn, while senior goalkeeper Molli Merrill had three saves. Against the Bengals, senior forward Shantel Flanary posted her first career hat trick helping USU score its most goals since the 2007 season. Other Aggies to score in the match include junior defender Natalie Norris who scored the first two goals of the match in the first eight minutes. Flynn also scored for USU, her second goal of the week.

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

This Week
Tues., Sept. 13 --- BRIGHAM YOUNG, 7 p.m.
Fri., Sept. 16 --- at UC Irvine, 8 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 17 --- at Cal State Fullerton, 8 p.m.
• Utah State's volleyball team (4-6) will compete in three matches this week as it hosts Brigham Young (9-2) on Tuesday, Sept. 13 at 7 p.m., and then travels to California during the weekend to face UC Irvine (4-4) and Cal State Fullerton (4-5) on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 16-17 at 8 p.m. (MT), respectively.

Last Week
W, 3-2 --- at Weber State
L, 0-3 --- vs. Oregon State, Long Beach, Calif.
L, 0-3 --- at #22 Long Beach State
L, 1-3 --- vs. SMU, Long Beach, Calif.
• Utah State went 1-3 last week as it won at Weber State (3-2) and lost to Oregon State (3-0), 22nd-ranked Long Beach State (3-0) and SMU (3-1) at the LBSU hosted Baden Classic. Against Weber State, senior outside hitter Liz McArthur tied her career-high with 25 kills to go along with 13 digs, while junior outside hitter Josselyn White added 14 kills and a career-high 16 digs. Junior libero Laurel Bodily also posted a career-high with 30 digs, while sophomore middle blocker Nicole Gneiting-Theurer tied her career-high with seven blocks. USU hit .147 (56-32-163) in the match and WSU hit .149 (60-31-194). Against Oregon State, McArthur added another double-double with 10 kills and 14 digs, while White had 12 kills, nine digs and four blocks. USU hit .171 (34-14-117) in the match and OSU hit .295 (49-13-122). Against Long Beach State, McArthur finished with 14 kills as the Aggies hit .186 (34-15-102) and the 49ers hit .224 (46-20-116). Against SMU, McArthur had 18 kills and a career-high 16 digs, White had 17 kills, 10 digs and six blocks, and junior opposite side hitter Shay Sorensen added 14 kills and five digs. USU hit .164 (54-27-165) in the match and SMU hit .210 (59-24-167).

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

Next Week
Sun.-Mon., Sept. 18-19 --- at Gene Miranda Falcon Invitational, All Day
• Utah State's men's golf team will return to action on Sunday, Sept. 18 when it travels to Colorado Springs, Colo., to compete in the U.S. Air Force Academy hosted Gene Miranda Falcon Invitational.

Last Week
T8th/9 --- at Battle in the Tetons, Victor, Idaho
• Utah State finished tied for eighth-place in the nine-team Battle in the Tetons field, hosted by Weber State University, with a 39-over 903 (308-297-298). Freshman Brennan Coburn finished his first collegiate tournament tied for 24th-place with a 9-over 225 as he shot a final round 3-over 75 after carding rounds of 76 and 74. Junior Brendan Dennis tied for 30th at 11-over 227 (79-72-76), while senior Austin French tied for 36th with a 14-over 230 (78-75-77). Sophomore Tanner Higham also tied for 36th with an 14-over 230 (76-76-78) and senior Chanse Godderidge tied for 39th with a 15-over 231 (78-83-70) after firing a team-best 2-under 70 during his final round. Utah State freshman Tanner Jenson also competed in the tournament as an individual and finished tied for 24th at 9-over 225 (74-77-74).

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