Weekly Aggie Update
Utah State's fall sports continue this week with football, men and women's cross country, men's golf, soccer and volleyball all in action.
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WEEKLY AGGIE UPDATE - OCTOBER 5, 2015

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

This Week
Sat., Oct. 10 --- at Fresno State, 8:30 p.m. MT (CBSSN)
• Utah State’s football team (2-2, 1-0) continues its 2015 season this weekend with a Mountain West game at Fresno State (1-4, 0-2) on Saturday, Oct. 10 at 8:30 p.m. (MT). The game will be televised nationally on CBS Sports Network (Comcast Ch. 269/753HD, Dish Network Ch. 158, DirecTV Ch. 221). USU is 10-17-1 all-time against the Bulldogs, including a 2-13-1 road record.

Last Week
W, 33-18 --- COLORADO STATE
• Sophomore Kent Myers set a single-game rushing record for a quarterback at Utah State with 191 yards in a 33-18 Homecoming victory against Colorado State last weekend. Myers, making his first start of the season, carried the ball a career-high 16 times and averaged a stellar 11.9 yards per rush to help the Aggies snap a two-game losing streak. Myers, who improved to 6-1 as the Aggies’ starter, was 12-of-21 passing for 137 yards and a touchdown. Senior WR Hunter Sharp led Utah State with four catches for 63 yards and a 42-yard touchdown. The Aggies recorded a season-high 435 yards of total offense, including 298 yards on the ground. Junior RB Devante Mays had 10 carries for 60 yards, both career highs, while sophomore RB LaJuan Hunt scored on a 33-yard touchdown run, one of eight explosive plays Utah State had on the night. Senior LB LT Filiaga led Utah State with 10 tackles, while junior LB Nick Vigil added nine stops and a career-best two pass breakups. Senior LB Kyler Fackrell recorded six tackles, including a career-best 3.0 tackles for loss and 1.0 sacks, to go along with a fumble recovery that he returned 12 yards and an eye-popping six quarterback hurries, which doubled his previous career high. In all, Utah State’s defense forced three turnovers on the night as senior DE Jordan Nielsen recovered a fumble and sophomore CB Jalen Davis intercepted a pass in the end zone. Special teams play also shined for the Aggies, who were a perfect 4-for-4 on field goal attempts as junior PK Jake Thompson made a 48-yard field goal, while fellow junior PK Brock Warren made all three of his tries from 23, 40 and 34 yards, respectively. In addition, redshirt freshman P Aaron Dalton punted four times for an average of 45.0 yards, including a career-best 58-yarder.

SOCCER
Contact: Megan Allen - (435) 797-5547

This Week
Fri., Oct. 9 --- at Nevada, 7:30 p.m. (MT)
Sun., Oct. 11 --- at UNLV, 2 p.m. (MT)
• Utah State’s soccer team (7-5-1, 2-2-0) continues its 2015 season this week with a pair of Mountain West matches as it plays at Nevada (3-7-2, 0-3-1) on Friday, Oct. 9 at 7:30 p.m. (MT), and at UNLV (6-7-0, 1-3-0) on Sunday, Oct. 11 at 2 p.m. (MT). USU is 10-5-0 all-time against the Wolf Pack and 2-6-0 all-time against the Rebels.

Last Week
W, 3-2 --- at Fresno State
W, 1-0 --- at San José State
• Utah State posted a 2-0-0 Mountain West road record last week with a 3-2 win at Fresno State and a 1-0 win at San José State. Junior midfielder Jayne Robison led the Aggies with two goals against the Bulldogs, while sophomore midfielder Wesley Hamblin and junior midfielder Shyani Terukina also added goals. Hamblin also had the sole assist of the weekend. Senior goalkeeper Jeannie Woller guarded the net for the entirety of both matches, tallying seven saves with a .778 save percentage.

CROSS COUNTRY
Contact: Wade Denniston - (435) 797-1361

This Week
Sat., Oct. 10 --- UTAH STATE INVITATIONAL, 2 p.m.
• Utah State’s men and women’s cross country teams will continue their 2015 season this weekend as they host the Utah State Invitational at the Steve and Dona Reeder Cross Country Course located at 1498 N. 800 East in Logan at 2 p.m.

Last Competition
W: 10/26; M: 14/23 --- at Minnesota Invitational
• Utah State’s women’s cross country team was led by freshman Kashley Carter, who placed 20th with a time of 22:10.5, to help the Aggie women place 10th out of 26 teams last weekend at the 30th annual Roy Griak Invitational. On the men’s side, Utah State was led by junior Ben Johnston, who placed 68th with a time of 26:18.9 to help the Aggie men finish 14th out of 23 teams. Finishing behind Carter was sophomore Kelsey Yamauchi, who came in 63rd with a time of 22:55.3. The final three scorers for the Aggie women were senior Jacqueline Winterton, crossing the line 73rd (23:03.8), junior Tori Parkinson, placing 80th (23:06.8), and a 100th-place finish by freshman Lauren Pierson (23:23.0).Following Johnston was sophomore Justin Sheets, who placed 70th with a time of 26:21.5. The final three scorers for the Aggie men were junior Colby Wilson, finishing 87th (26:35.3), freshman Jonathan Stutz, crossing the line 101st (26:46.6), and sophomore Tyler Roberts placing 125th (27:05.6).

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

This Week
Mon.-Tues., Oct. 5-6 --- at Utah Invitational, All Day
• Utah State’s men’s golf team continues its fall schedule this week as it travels to Park City, Utah, to compete in the Utah Invitational on Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 5-6.

Last Week
T7th/12 --- at Colorado Invitational
• Utah State sophomore Braxton Miller shot a final round 1-over 71 to finish tied for 14th place with a 5-over 215 (70-74-71) at the Colorado-hosted Mark Simpson Golf Invitational last week. Utah State finished tied for seventh place in the 12-team field at 38-over 878 (291-288-299). Colorado (275-293-279) and Missouri–Kansas City (280-283-284) tied for the team championship at 7-over 847, while UMKC’s Antoine Rozner took medalist honors with a 2-under 208 (68-71-69). Miller, who had 11 birdies during the 54-hole tournament, tied for his lowest-ever 54-hole score (215) and recorded his best-ever tournament finish (T-14). Also competing for USU was junior Tanner Jenson, who tied for 21st place at 7-over 217 (73-67-77), while junior Eli Rogers tied for 41st place at 12-over 222 (73-73-76), senior Seokwon Jeon tied for 58th place at 18-over 228 (75-78-75) and freshman Keifer Higham tied for 66th place at 22-over 232 (78-74-80) in his first career tournament.

WOMEN’S TENNIS
Contact: Sean O’Sullivan - (435) 797-8584
Next Week
Wed.-Sun., Oct. 14-18 --- at ITA Regionals, Las Vegas, Nev., All Day
• Utah State women’s tennis will conclude its 2015 fall season next week as it travels to Las Vegas, Nev., to compete in the ITA Regionals from Wednesday through Sunday, Oct. 14-18.

Last Week
NTS --- at Arizona Invitational
• Utah State competed at the Arizona Invitational last weekend and was led by freshman Jenna Kane, who went 3-1 in singles play, while juniors Nini Guensler and Ekaterina Tugarinova, sophomores Sabrina Demerath and Maggie O'Meara all posted a 2-2 record, and freshman Monika Van de Vondel posted a 2-1 record. In doubles, Guensler and Tugarinova went 1-2, Demerath and Van de Vondel went 1-3, and O'Meara and Kane went 2-1.

MEN’S TENNIS
Contact: Sean O’Sullivan - (435) 797-8584

Next Competition
Wed.-Sun., Oct. 21-25 --- at ITA Regionals, Albuquerque, N.M., All Day
• Utah State men’s tennis will conclude its 2015 fall season in two weeks when it travels to Albuquerque, N.M., to compete in the ITA Regionals from Wednesday through Sunday, Oct. 21-25.

Last Week
NTS --- at Boise State Invitational
• Utah State competed at the Boise State-hosted Dar Walters Fall Classic last weekend and was led by sophomore Jaime Barajas who advanced to the singles finals before losing in three sets to the tournament’s top seed. Overall in singles, Barajas went 5-1, freshman Jonas Maier went 4-1, freshman Samuel Serrano went 3-1, juniors Daniel Echeverry and Jack Swindells, and freshmen Javier Araya, Romai Ugarte and all went 2-1, freshman Luis Lopez went 1-1 and freshman Dylan Ihmels went 0-2. In doubles, Lopez and Nakajima went 3-2, Barajas and Swindells went 2-1, Echeverry and Maier went 2-2 and the teams of Ihmels and Serrano, and Araya and Ugarte went 0-2.

VOLLEYBALL
Contact: Kyle Cottam - (435) 797-2066

This Week
Tues., Oct. 6 --- BOISE STATE, 7 p.m.
Sat., Oct. 10 --- SAN JOSÉ STATE, 7 p.m.
• Utah State’s volleyball team (4-14, 0-4) continues its 2015 season this week with a pair of Mountain West matches as it hosts Boise State (10-6, 2-2) on Tuesday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m., and San José State (10-7, 2-2) on Saturday, Oct. 10 at 7 p.m. USU is 18-19 all-time against the Broncos and 17-19-1 all-time against the Spartans.

Last Week
L, 1-3 --- FRESNO STATE
L, 2-3 --- UNLV
• Utah State posted an 0-2 Mountain West record last week as it fell at home to Fresno State (3-1) and UNLV (3-2). Against the Bulldogs, sophomore opposite side hitter Kayla DeCoursey had 10 kills and two block assists. USU hit .183 (37-16-115) and FS hit .132 (54-35-144). Against the Rebels, junior outside hitter Kaylie Kamalu had 14 kills. USU hit .127 (52-31-166) and UNLV hit .250 (70-27-172).

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