Weekly Aggie Update
Utah State's fall sports continue this week with football, men's golf, soccer, men and women's tennis and volleyball all in action.
Sept. 29, 2014 LOGAN, Utah -

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Contact: Doug Hoffman - (435) 797-3714

This Week
Fri., Oct. 3 --- at #18 BYU, 8:15 p.m. (ESPN)
• Utah State's football team (2-2) will continue its 2014 season at No. 18 BYU (4-0) on Friday, Oct. 3 at 8:15 p.m. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN. USU is 34-46-3 all-time against the Cougars, including a 16-27-1 road record.

Last Competition
L, 14-21 (OT) --- at Arkansas State
• Utah State had a 38-yard field goal blocked at the end of regulation and failed to score in overtime as it lost on the road to Arkansas State, 21-14, last weekend. USU had a chance to win the game in regulation as the Aggies' defense forced its fourth turnover of the game late in the fourth quarter as junior LB LT Filiaga recovered his second fumble of the night at the ASU 38-yard line with 0:47 second remaining. USU then drove the ball down to the ASU 21-yard line with 0:03 seconds to play, but had its 38-yard field goal blocked to send the game into overtime. During the extra period, ASU had the ball first and scored on its second play from scrimmage on a 24-yard pass from Fredi Knighten to Dijon Paschal for the Red Wolves first lead of the game. USU then got the ball and had a fourth-and-seven at the ASU 22-yard line and was unable to pick up the first down, losing the game as the Aggies are now 6-5 all-time in overtime. USU finished the game with 413 yards of total offense (268-passing, 145-rushing) as compared to 316 yards (190-passing, 126-rushing) for ASU. USU also won the time of possession, 31:56 to 28:04 as well as the turnover battle as the Aggies forced three fumbles and one interception for four total turnovers, and committed just one turnover. Sophomore QB Darell Garretson was 27-of-46 passing for USU for 268 yards with two touchdowns and one interception, while junior WR Hunter Sharp had nine receptions for 130 yards, including an 81-yard touchdown reception from Garretson, which is tied for the 13th-longest pass play in school history. USU's defense was led by senior LB Zach Vigil who had a career-high 14 tackles, and tied his career-high with 3.0 tackles for loss and 2.0 sacks. Sophomore S Devin Centers added a career-high 11 tackles, while Filiaga tied his career-high with 10 stops to go along with his two fumble recoveries.

Contact: Megan Allen - (435) 797-5547

This Week
Fri., Oct. 3 --- WYOMING, 3 p.m.
Sun., Oct. 5 --- COLORADO STATE, 1 p.m.
• Utah State's soccer team (4-4-2, 0-1-1 MW) will continue Mountain West play this weekend with a pair of home matches as it hosts Wyoming (4-5-1, 2-0-0 MW) on Friday, Oct. 3 at 3 p.m., and Colorado State (3-7-0, 1-1-0 MW) on Sunday, Oct. 5 at 1 p.m. USU is 3-3-2 all-time against the Cowgirls and 1-0-0 all-time against the Rams.

Last Week
T, 1-1 (2OT) --- at Colorado College
L, 0-1 (OT) --- at Air Force
• Utah State posted a 0-1-1 Mountain West road record last weekend with a 1-1 double-overtime tie at Colorado College, followed by a 1-0 overtime loss at Air Force. Against the Tigers, freshman midfielder Wesley Hamblin scored in the 41st minute, while junior goalkeeper Jeannie Woller added four saves. Against the Falcons, Woller had a season-high nine saves.

Contact: Sean O'Sullivan - (435) 797-8584

This Week
Thur., Oct. 2 --- at New Mexico, 6:30 p.m.
Sat., Oct. 4 --- at Air Force, 6 p.m.
• Utah State's volleyball team (5-7, 1-1 MW) will continue Mountain West play this weekend with a pair of road matches at New Mexico (9-5, 2-0 MW) on Thursday, Oct. 2 at 6:30 p.m. and at Air Force (8-8, 2-0 MW) on Saturday, Oct. 4 at 6 p.m. USU is 10-13 all-time against the Lobos and 2-0 all-time against the Falcons.

Last Week
L, 1-3 --- #7 COLORADO STATE
W, 3-2 --- WYOMING
• Utah State posted a 1-1 Mountain West home record last weekend with a 3-1 loss to No. 7 Colorado State, followed by a 3-2 win against Wyoming. Against the Rams, sophomore OH Kaylie Kamalu had a career-high 18 kills, while senior OH Rachel Orr had 15 kills and 11 digs. USU hit .107 (47-31-149) in the match and CSU hit .195 (55-26-149). Against the Cowgirls, senior MB Kaitlyn VanHoff had 12 kills and eight total blocks to set the school record for career blocks with 478. Kamalu added 12 kills and junior OPP Elle Brainard had 11 kills and 10 blocks. USU finished the match with a .140 hitting percentage (49-29-143) and UW hit .175 (57-30-154).

Contact: Sean O'Sullivan - (435) 797-8584

This Week
Tues., Sept. 30- Sun., Oct. 5 --- at ITA Champs., Pacific Palisades, Calif.
Fri.-Sun., Oct. 3-5 --- UTAH STATE INVITE, All Day
• Utah State's women's tennis team will continue its 2014 fall season this week at the ITA Regionals in Pacific Palisades, Calif., from Tuesday, Sept. 27 through Sunday, Oct. 5. USU will also host its only fall tournament of the season this weekend, the Utah State Invite, from Friday, Oct. 3 through Sunday, Oct. 5.

Last Week
NTS --- at Air Force Invitational
• Senior McKenzie Davis posted a 1-2 record in singles competition and a 2-1 record in doubles play on her way to setting the school record for total wins with 125 last weekend at the Air Force Invitational. Junior Kallie Sperry posted a 2-1 record in doubles play with Davis. Sophomore Nini Guensler posted a 1-2 record in singles competition and a 2-1 record in doubles play with fellow sophomore Lexi Turley, who posted a 1-2 record in singles play. Freshman Meghan Lyall won the Delta Flight consolation bracket with a 2-1 singles record, while posting a 2-1 doubles record with freshman Sabrina Demerath who recorded a 2-1 singles record on her way to the Foxtrot Flight consolation championship. Freshman Maggie O'Meara posted a 2-1 record in singles action.

Contact: Doug Hoffman - (435) 797-3714

This Week
Mon.-Tues., Sept. 29-30 --- at Colorado Invitational, All Day
• Utah State's men's golf team will continue its 2014 fall season on Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 29-30 when it competes in the Colorado Invitational.

Last Competition
1st/6 --- at Weber State Invitational, Victor, Idaho
9th/16 --- at Air Force Invitational
• Utah State shot a final round 1-under 287 to finish with a 7-under 857 (294-276-287) to win the Weber State hosted Battle in the Tetons held in Victor, Idaho. Overall, it is Utah State's first tournament win since Oct. 17, 2009 when it won the Utah Collegiate Shootout held in St. George, Utah. USU posted a seven-shot win over second-place Utah Valley who finished with an even par 864 (295-293-276). The Aggies sat in fourth-place in the six team field following its first round 6-over 294, before shooting the team low round of the tournament Monday afternoon with its 12-under 276. Individually, USU sophomore Tanner Jenson finished the tournament in second-place with a 6-under 210 (74-64-72) for his best-ever collegiate finish. Jenson, who shot a course-record and collegiate low 8-under 64 during his second round, was just one shot away from tying for medalist honors as Southern Utah's Fidel Concepcion carded a 7-under 209 (66-71-72). Both Jenson and Concepcion had even par rounds of 72 on Tuesday. Junior Seokwon Jeon also finished in the top five for USU as he shot a final round 4-under 68 to finish fourth overall with a 4-under 212 (72-72-68). Other Aggie finishers included sophomore McCoy Willey who finished seventh with a 1-under 215 (74-69-72), while senior Grahm Schmaltz placed 23rd with a 7-over 223 (74-71-78) and sophomore Eli Rogers finished tied for 28th with a 12-over 228 (77-76-75).

• Utah State finished ninth in the 16-team Gene Miranda Falcon Invitational, hosted by the U.S. Air Force Academy, over the weekend with an 18-over 882 (293-288-301). Jenson shot an even-par 72 during his final round to finish tied for seventh with a 4-under 212 (70-70-72). For Jenson, it is his second-straight top-seven finish after he finished second at the Weber State hosted Battle in the Tetons earlier in the week. Schmaltz finished tied for 32nd with a 4-over 220 (73-68-79), while Jeon tied for 58th at 10-over 226 (75-76-75). Senior Zach Waxler finished 61st, shooting an 11-over 227 (75-77-75) and Willey finished tied for 62nd at a 12-over 228 (75-74-79).

Contact: Lea Williams - (435) 797-8584

Next Competition
Sat., Oct. 18 --- at Santa Clara Invitational, 10 a.m.
• Utah State's men and women's cross country teams will return to action on Saturday, Oct. 18 when it travels to California to compete in the Santa Clara Invitational.

Last Week
M: 18/31; W: 20/35 --- at Minnesota Invitational
• Utah State men's cross country senior Eric Shellhorn placed 17th with a time of 25:24, sparking the Aggie men to an 18th-place finish out of 31 teams in the 29th running of the Minnesota hosted Roy Griak Invitational. USU's men scored 512 points among a very competitive field, including four teams ranked in the top-30 nationally. Sophomore Tori Parkinson was the leader for the USU women, clocking in with a time of 22:51, finishing 78th and helping the women's team score 598 points to finish 20th out of 35 teams, which included seven teams who are ranked in the top-30. In-state rival Southern Utah finished first in the men's 8K race, with Michigan State taking the top spot in the women's 6K competition. Finishing behind Shellhorn was junior Kade Jensen taking 111th, timing out at 26:41, with senior Mike Bills just behind him finishing 112th with a time of 26:44. The final two of the top five for the Aggie men were freshman Justin Sheets, placing 130th with a time of 27:00, followed by sophomore Colby Wilson, finishing 142nd with a time of 27:09. Trailing Parkinson was freshman Kelsey Yamauchi, crossing the line at 107th with a time of 23:16, with junior Amanda Stoudt finishing 117th with a time of 23:24. Junior Karlee Deeter finished 134th, posting a time of 23:41, while sophomore Joanna Boyd placed 162nd, clocking in at 24:02 to close out the Aggie women top-five.

Contact: Sean O'Sullivan - (435) 797-8584

This Week
Fri.-Sun., Oct. 3-5 --- at Boise State Invitational, All Day
• Utah State's men's tennis team will continue its 2014 fall season at the Boise State hosted Dar Walters Tennis Classic, which begins on Friday, Oct. 3 and runs through Sunday, Oct. 5.

Last Competition
NTS --- at Weber State Invitational
• Utah State competed at the Weber State Invitational in a compass-style tournament against student-athletes from Weber State. Sophomore Tomas Cosmai won the championship of the singles bracket as he won all three of his singles matches in straight sets and partnered with freshman Andrew Nakajima for a three-sets win in their lone doubles match of the weekend. Nakajima posted a 1-1 mark in singles, while going undefeated in doubles with a 2-0 mark teaming up with fellow freshman Jaime Barajas for his other match. Barajas earned a 2-1 mark in singles play and a 1-0 mark in doubles competition.

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