Weekly Aggie Update

Nov. 14, 2010

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WEEKLY AGGIE UPDATE - NOVEMBER 14, 2010

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

This Week
Sat., Nov. 20 --- IDAHO, 1 p.m.
• Utah State's football team (4-6, 2-4) will play its final home game of the 2010 season on Saturday, Nov. 20 as it hosts Idaho (4-6, 1-4) . The game will be televised on CW30 and kickoff at 1 p.m. USU is 18-16-2 all-time against the Vandals, which includes an 8-6 record at home. USU won the last meeting between the two teams, 52-49, on Nov. 28, 2009 in Moscow.

Last Week
W, 38-34 --- at San Jose State
• Senior RB Derrvin Speight's 15-yard touchdown run with 34 seconds left put Utah State ahead and Nevin Lawson's interception in the end zone with nine ticks left sealed the Aggies' 38-34 wild victory at San Jose State Saturday. Utah State won at San Jose for the first time since 1980, snapping an eight-game losing streak on the Spartans' home turf, and the Aggies' won back-to-back games for the first time since 2007. Speight had a career-high for the second-straight game with 125 yards, going over the 100-yard mark for the second time in as many weeks after his 114-yard outing last week. Speight's game-winning TD was also his third of the game. Senior QB Diondre Borel was 20-of-29 passing for 259 yards, as Utah State added 261 yards on the ground to finish with 520 yards of total offense, as the Aggies had a dominating 38:20-21:40 time of possession edge. SJSU had 449 yards of total offense with 331 yards passing and 118 rushing. Senior CB Chris Randle and junior LB Kyle Gallagher led the USU defense with eight tackles each.

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

This Week
Mon., Nov. 15 --- at Louisiana Tech, 6 p.m.
Wed., Nov. 17 --- at New Mexico State, 7 p.m.
• Utah State's volleyball team (19-8, 7-7) will conclude its regular season on the road as it plays at Louisiana Tech (12-19, 1-13) on Monday, Nov. 15 at 6 p.m. (MT), and at New Mexico State (18-11, 12-3) on Wednesday, Nov. 17 at 7 p.m.

Last Week
W, 3-0 --- NEVADA
• Utah State went 1-0 last weekend as it defeated Nevada (3-0) at home. Against the Wolf Pack, junior outside hitter Liz McArthur had 10 kills and six digs, while sophomore outside hitter Josselyn White had 10 kills, five digs and two blocks. Sophomore opposite side hitter Shay Sorensen added nine kills, and sophomore libero Laurel Bodily had 15 digs and a career-high tying three service aces. Junior opposite side hitter Emily Korsen also had a career-high three service aces in the match. USU hit .264 (42-13-110) overall and UN hit .170 (40-21-112).

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

This Week
Wed., Nov. 17 --- at Brigham Young (The Mtn.), 7 p.m.
Sat., Nov. 20 --- at Southern Utah, 7 p.m.
• Utah State (1-0) will hit the road for the first time this year and play a pair of in-state games as it faces Brigham Young (1-0) on Wednesday, Nov. 17 and Southern Utah (0-0) on Saturday, Nov. 20. Both games will begin at 7 p.m., and the game against BYU will be televised live on The Mtn. USU is 91-135 all-time against BYU, which includes a 32-83 road record, and 4-0 all-time against USU including a 1-0 road mark.

Last Week
W, 77-65 --- WEBER STATE
• Junior guard Brockeith Pane scored 23 points in his Aggie debut and senior forward Tai Wesley added 19 to lead Utah State to a 77-65 come-from-behind win against Weber State Saturday. For Utah State, it was its 16th-straight regular season win dating back to last year as it improved to 24-1 at home under head coach Stew Morrill against in-state competition. Utah State trailed 36-29 at the half and 45-37 with 16:01 to play following Damian Lillard's fifth three-pointer before Utah State went on a 17-0 run over the next 5:22 as Wesley scored five straight points and Pane added eight during the spurt. WSU got within four at 63-59 with 4:46 remaining following a free throw from Lindsey Hughey, but the Aggies responded with an 11-3 run to post the 12-point win. Pane, a transfer from Midland (Texas) Junior College, scored 17 of his 23 points in the second-half for the highest scoring game by an Aggie newcomer since Jay Goodman had 33 in his Aggie debut back in 1990 against Brigham Young. Pane finished the night 6-of-11 from the field and 11-of-13 at the free throw line, and added five rebounds and four assists. Wesley just missed his 10th career double-double as he had nine rebounds to go along with his 19 points, 13 of which came after intermission, as he was 8-of-13 from the field and 3-of-4 at the free throw line. Senior guard Brian Green had 10 points and a career-high tying four rebounds, while junior forward Morgan Grim added nine points, seven rebounds and two blocks in 22 minutes in his Aggie debut after transferring from the University of Utah. Lillard led all scorers with 28 points shooting 9-of-17 from the field, 6-of-10 from three-point range and 4-of-6 at the free throw line. Weber State opened an early 5-1 lead and led by as many as seven in the first nine minutes of the game as the Wildcats made six of its first seven three-pointers. WSU took its largest lead of the half at 30-22 with 5:17 to play on a jumper by Trevor Morris. Weber State shot 50.0 percent (14-28) in the opening half including hitting 6-of-8 treys, while Utah State shot just 32.1 percent (9-28) and was 0-7 from behind the arc. USU did make 11-of-13 free throws in the first 20 minutes to keep the game within reach. Utah State finished the game by shooting 45.6 percent (26-57), despite making just 1-of-12 (.083) three-pointers. The Aggies did shoot 80.0 percent at the free throw line (24-30). Weber State shot 42.6 percent overall (23-54) including 45.0 percent from behind the arc (9-20) and 58.8 percent at the free throw line (10-17). In the second-half, the Wildcats were just 9-of-26 (.346) from the field and 3-of-12 (.250) from three. Utah State out-rebounded Weber State by 14 (26-12) in the second-half and won the rebounding battle, 41-31. USU finished the game with 14 assists, 10 turnovers and seven blocks, while WSU had 11 assists and 12 turnovers.

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL
Contact: Jackie Banda - (661) 713-4424

This Week
Mon., Nov. 15 --- at North Dakota State, 6 p.m.
Sat., Nov. 20 --- MONTANA, 7 p.m.
• Utah State's women's basketball team (0-1) has two games this week as it plays at North Dakota State (1-0) on Monday, Nov. 15 at 6 p.m. (MT), and then hosts Montana (0-1) on Saturday, Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. USU is 1-0 all-time against NDSU and 2-5 against UM.

Last Week
L, 67-71 --- DIXIE STATE
• Utah State women's basketball opened the 2010-11 campaign with a 71-67 loss to Dixie State Friday. The Aggies had three players reach double-digits in scoring, led by the career-high 13 points by sophomore guard Devyn Christensen. Senior guard/forward Amber White scored 12 for the Aggies, while senior guard LaCale Pringle-Buchanan scored 11 off the bench. Utah State got off to a red-hot start, scoring 13 of the first 15 points. The Aggies would take as big a lead as 17 points in the first half at 23-6 after a Chelsea Burns free throw. The Red Storm would not go quietly, using a 9-0 run to cut the lead down to five at 25-20 with less than a minute remaining in the opening half. Two Pringle-Buchanan free throws gave USU a 27-20 lead with 37 seconds left in the half. The teams then exchanged threes to end the half and USU entered the locker room with a 30-23 advantage. The second half belonged to Dixie State as the Red Storm out-scored the Aggies 48-37. For the game, Utah State shot 38.8 percent from the field (26-of-67) and 33.3 percent from the three-point line (6-of-18). USU struggled from the free throw line, shooting 40.9 percent (9-of-22). Dixie State shot 45.8 percent for the game (22-of-48) and 38.1 percent from beyond the arc (8-of-21). DSC shot 65.5 percent from the free throw line (19-of-29).

CROSS COUNTRY
Contact: Jackie Banda - (661) 713-4424

Next Week
Tues., Nov. 23 --- at NCAA Championships, Terre Haute, Ind, 11 a.m.
• Utah State will wait until early this week to see if junior Daniel Howell receives an at-large berth to the NCAA Championships which will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 23 in Terre Haute, Ind.

Last Week
M, 7/16; W, 17/19 --- at NCAA Regionals, Salt Lake City, Utah
• Utah State junior Daniel Howell led the Aggie men to a seventh-place overall finish at the NCAA Mountain Regionals crossing the finish line in 18th place. USU's women finished in 17th place behind sophomore Ruth Hilton. Howell completed the 10k course, which was hosted by the University of Utah, in 30:20.6. It is the first time this season that Howell has been the Aggies top finisher. Junior Brian McKenna finished just behind Howell as he clocked in at 30:24.1 in 20th place. Hilton finished the women's 6k course in 21:54.0 earning 42nd place. Following Hilton was senior Kim Quinn in 75th place clocking in at 22:28.7. Also finishing well for the Aggies was sophomore Kaylee Campbell (22:36.0) in 81st place, junior Jessie Chugg (22:46.8) in 84th place and senior Alicia Wilkins (22:48.7) in 86th place. Sophomore Stephanie Burt (99th) clocked in at 23:04.7, followed by Alex Litzsinger (105th) at 23:09.3. Following Howell and McKenna, the rest of USU's men finished with in one minute of each other as junior Hunter Nelson (54th) finished in 31:28.5, sophomore Aaron Clements (56th) in 31:30.5, junior Steve Atkinson (61st) in 31:48.7, freshman Kyle McKenna (69th) in 32:04.9 and senior Eric Larson (79th) rounded out USU's men at 32:32.0.

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