Oct. 9, 2011
LOGAN, Utah -
WEEKLY AGGIE UPDATE - OCTOBER 9, 2011
Contact: Zach Fisher - (435) 797-2066
Sat., Oct. 15 --- at Fresno State, 8 p.m. (ESPN3)
Utah State's football team (2-3, 0-0) will return to action on Saturday, Oct. 15 when it plays at Fresno State (2-4, 1-0) at 8 p.m. (MT). The game will be televised live via the internet on ESPN3.com. USU is 10-15-1 all-time against FS including a 2-11-1 record on the road.
W, 63-19 --- WYOMING
Freshman quarterback Chuckie Keeton threw for 213 yards and a school-record tying five touchdowns and junior running back Robert Turbin rushed for 111 yards and added two more scores as Utah State scored the final 42 points in a dominating 63-19 home win against Wyoming Saturday. In all, USU scored TD's on its first eight possessions of the game. For Utah State, the 63 points scored are its most since winning at Idaho, 63-17, on Oct. 25, 1997, while its 44-point margin of victory is its largest since defeating New Mexico State at home, 47-2, on Nov. 29, 2008. With the five TD's, Keeton becomes the fourth different Aggie QB to hit the school record and the first since Anthony Calvillo threw for five scores against BYU in 1993. Keeton finished the game completing 15-of-20 passes and added 44 rushing yards on four carries, while Turbin posted his fourth-straight 100-yard rushing game to move into sixth-place all-time at Utah State as the junior now has 2,397 career yards. Senior running back Michael Smith added a career-best three TD's during the game as he finished with 51 rushing yards on eight carries and one reception for 53 yards. Wagner led USU's defense with 12 tackles as he moved into sixth-place all-time at USU and sixth-place all-time in the WAC with 360 stops. Wagner, who added his third career interception in the game, has now recorded double-digit tackles 19 times in his career including in each of his last five outings. Wagner's oskie was the first interception of the season for the Aggies. USU finished the game with 548 yards of total offense (318-rushing, 230-passing) and UW produced 394 yards (129-rushing, 265-passing). The Aggies' 548 yards was tied for No. 7 on the most total offense yards in school history. USU, who averaged 6.0 yards per play on the night, finished with 29 first downs and converted its first eight third downs. UW won the time-of-possession battle, 31:06 to 28:54.
Contact: Kara Fisher - (435) 797-1361
Sun., Oct. 16 --- at Nevada, 2 p.m.
Utah State's soccer team (10-4-1, 2-1-0) will continue WAC play this week with a road match at Nevada (3-12-0, 1-2-0) on Sunday, Oct. 16 at 2 p.m. (MT). USU is 7-3-0 all-time against the Wolf Pack.
W, 2-0 --- NEW MEXICO STATE
W, 3-1 --- LOUISIANA TECH
Utah State posted a pair of home wins last week as it defeated New Mexico State (2-0) and Louisiana Tech (3-1). Against NMSU, sophomore midfielder Kendra Pemberton scored in the 37th minute and senior forward Shantel Flanary gave USU the 2-0 lead in the 59th minute. Senior goalkeeper Molli Merrill earned her fifth shutout of the season. Against LTU, sophomore forward Mari Miyashiro scored in the sixth minute to give USU a 1-0 lead. Less than 10 minutes later, Pemberton scored to give the Aggies a 2-0 lead. And in the 51st minute, Pemberton scored her third goal of the week to put USU up 3-0.
Contact: Doug Hoffman - (435) 797-3714
Thur., Oct. 13 --- FRESNO STATE, 7 p.m.
Sat., Oct. 15 --- NEVADA, 7 p.m.
Utah State's volleyball team (7-11, 2-3) will continue WAC play this week with a pair of home matches against Fresno State (8-9, 3-2) on Thursday, Oct. 13 and Nevada (3-13, 1-4) on Saturday, Oct. 15, at 7 p.m. USU is 11-7 all-time against the Bulldogs and 13-20 all-time against the Wolf Pack.
L, 0-3 --- at Idaho
Utah State lost its only match of the week at Idaho (3-0). Junior opposite side hitter Shay Sorensen had a team-best 10 kills and hit .375 (10-4-16) in the match, while senior outside hitter Liz McArthur had nine kills and junior libero Laurel Bodily finished with 13 digs. USU hit .053 (28-23-95) in the match and UI hit .351 (.46-13-94).
Contact: Travis Hansen - (435) 512-5861
Fri., Oct. 14 --- at Wisconsin Adidas Invitational, 12 p.m.
Utah State's men's and women's cross country teams will return to action on Friday, Oct. 14 when it travels to Madison, Wis., to compete in the Wisconsin Adidas Invitational.
M: 15/26; W: 27/28 --- at Notre Dame Invitational
Utah State men's cross country team finished 15th at the Notre Dame Invitational on Friday with senior Brian McKenna being the highest finishing Aggie, ending the day in 33rd-place (24:48) on the five-mile course. The USU women tabbed a 27th-place finish. Other Aggie men finishing in the top 100 out of 200 runners included senior Daniel Howell who finished the race with a time of 24.51 in 40th-place along with sophomore Kyle McKenna in 89th-place (25:20). For the Utah State women, sophomore Hannah Williams was the only Aggie to cross the line in the top 100 as she finished with a time of 18:06, good enough for 86th-place in the five-kilometer race. Other Aggie men finishers include senior Hunter Nelson in 105th (25:31); senior Eric Larson in 106th (25:32); sophomore Devin Lang in 125th (25:46); freshman Austin Neuner in 155th (26:09); freshman Eric Shellhorn in 185th (26:44); and freshman Corey Kimzey in 189th (26:51). Other Aggie women finishers include senior Jessie Chugg in 165th (18:48); junior Stephanie Burt in 180th (18:55); freshman Brittany Bushman in 190th (19:05); junior Kaylee Campbell in 197th (19:10); sophomore Cherice Chugg in 209th (19:28); sophomore Brittany Fisher in 212th (19:36) and freshman Tessa Brown in 221st (20:11).
Contact: Doug Hoffman - (435) 797-3714
Mon.-Tue., Oct. 10-11--- at Weber State Invitational, All Day
Utah State's men's golf team will return to action on Monday, Oct. 10 when it travels to Layton, Utah to compete in the Weber State hosted Wildcat Invitational.
9/10 --- at Dash Thomas Memorial, Boise, Idaho
Utah State finished in ninth-place in the 10-team Dash Thomas Memorial hosted by Boise State with a 35-over 887 (299-285-303). Freshman Brennan Coburn was Utah State's top finisher for the third time this fall as he tied for 27th with a 7-over 220 (74-74-72). Senior Chanse Godderidge finished tied for 35th with a 10-over 223 (73-71-79), and freshman Andrew Paulson also tied for 35th after rounds of 79, 72 and 72 for his 10-over 223. Sophomore Tanner Higham tied for 45th with a 13-over 226 (73-72-81), and junior Brendan Dennis finished tied for 59th with a 21-over 234 (84-70-80). Utah State freshman Tanner Jenson also competed in the tournament as an individual and finished tied for 14th with an even-par 213 (72-69-72).
Contact: Couper Sorenson - (435) 840-2007
Tue.-Sun., Oct. 11-Oct. 16 --- at ITA Regional, Las Vegas, All Day
Utah State's women's tennis team will return to action on Tuesday, Oct. 11 when it travels to Las Vegas, Nev., to compete in the ITA Regional.
NTS --- at Boise State Classic
Freshman McKenzie Davis was Utah State's top individual at the Jack Taylor Classic hosted by Boise State last weekend as she ended singles play with a 1-1 record, while going 2-1 in doubles action as her and Kristina Voytsekhovich went 2-0 in the consolation bracket of the blue flight. Davis also played doubles with senior Brianna Rowland. In orange flight doubles action, senior Monica Abella and junior Sadi Wilkins captured an 8-3 win over Weber State's double duo of Carly Lloyd and Mandee Miller. Other Aggies to compete during the weekend included senior Romina Redakovic, junior Jaclyn West, and freshman Kimberly Watts.
Contact: Couper Sorenson - (435) 840-2007
Thur.-Sat., Oct. 13-15 --- at Utah Intercollegiate, All Day
Utah State's men's tennis team will return to action on Thursday, Oct. 13 when it travels to Salt Lake City to compete in the Utah Intercollegiate.
NTS --- at Weber State Open
Freshman Marcus Fritz led Utah State at the Weber State Fall Open last week as he defeated Idaho State's Nate Gross in straight sets (6-3, 6-3) to win the flight two singles championship title. After winning by default in the quarterfinals, Fritz defeated Weber State's Caio Poitena in three sets (4-6, 6-3, 6-3) to advance to the finals. Other Aggies to compete during the weekend include senior Nate Ballam, sophomore Fredrik Peterson, freshmen Jordan Barlow, Matt Sweet, Curran Wearmouth and Andrew Whiting, and junior Sven Poslusny who advanced to the flight one finals.
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