WEEKLY AGGIE UPDATE - NOVEMBER 17, 2014
Contact: Doug Hoffman - (435) 797-3714
Fri., Nov. 21 --- SAN JOSÉ STATE, 7:30 p.m. (ESPN2)
Utah State's football team (8-3, 5-1 MW) will continue Mountain West play this weekend hosting San José State (3-7, 2-4 MW) on Friday, Nov. 21 at 7:30 p.m. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN2. USU is 15-20-1 all-time against the Spartans, including a 9-8 home record.
W, 28-21 --- NEW MEXICO
Junior WR's JoJo Natson and Devonte Robinson each scored rushing touchdowns to help Utah State (8-3, 5-1) post a 28-21 Mountain West home win against New Mexico (3-7, 1-5) last weekend. Utah State rushed for 272 yards on the afternoon as part of its 422 yards of total offense as it also passed for 150 yards. New Mexico finished the game with 400 yards of total offense, with 246 yards rushing and 154 yards passing. The 246 rushing yards by the Lobos are the most allowed by an Aggie defense since 2010. Freshman QB Kent Myers was 13-of-21 passing for Utah State for 150 yards with one touchdown and his first career interception, and added career-highs in both rushing attempts (10) and yards (39). Natson rushed for 70 yards on five carries, including a 48-yard touchdown, and Robinson added a 59-yard touchdown run. Freshman RB LaJuan Hunt also scored a rushing touchdown from 1-yard out and finished the game with 55 yards on eight carries. Redshirt freshman QB Lamar Jordan paced New Mexico with 80 rushing yards on 23 carries, while completing 8-of-18 passes for 154 yards with one touchdown and one interception. Sophomore LB Nick Vigil had 13 tackles, while senior LB Zach Vigil had 10 stops. Senior SS Frankie Sutera added seven stops and intercepted his seventh pass of the season, which ranks tied for the third-most interceptions in a single-season in school history.
Contact: Lea Williams - (435) 797-8584
M: 11th/17; W: 16th/20 --- at NCAA Regional, Albuquerque, N.M.
Utah State's men and women's cross country teams concluded their 2014 seasons at the NCAA Mountain Regional held in Albuquerque, N.M., last weekend as the Aggie men placed 11th out of 17 teams, while the Aggie women finished 16th out of 20 teams. Senior Eric Shellhorn paced the USU men finishing 20th with a time of 30.21.33 in the men's 10-kilometer race to earn all-region honors. On the women's side, junior Karlee Deeter finished 56th on the six-kilometer course with a time of 22:34.32. Colorado claimed the top team spots in both the men and the women's championship races. Behind Shellhorn was fellow senior Mike Bills (51st, 31:27.74) along with sophomore Colby Wilson (62nd, 31:53.16). Then came senior Thomas Derr (73rd, 32:16.01) with junior Kade Jensen (82nd, 32:39.17) crossing the line to finish out the top-five for the Aggie men. Trailing Deeter was freshman Hannah Malone (71st, 22:47.85) and junior Amanda Stoudt (83rd, 23:02.54). Just behind Stoudt was sophomore Tori Parkinson (84th, 23:02.72) with freshman Caroline Weiler (113th, 23:40.69) to close out the Aggie women's top-five.
Contact: Kyle Cottam - (435) 797-2066
Wed., Nov. 19 --- SANTA CLARA, 6 p.m. (ROOT Sports)
Sat., Nov. 22 --- at Mississippi State, 11 a.m. (MT)
Utah State men's basketball (2-0) will continue its 2014-15 season with a pair of games this week as it hosts Santa Clara (2-0) on Wednesday, Nov. 19 at 6 p.m., before playing at Mississippi State (1-0) on Saturday, Nov. 22 at 11 a.m. (MT). The game against the Broncos will be televised regionally on ROOT Sports Rocky Mountain (Comcast Ch. 52/693HD, Dish Network Ch. 414, DirecTV Ch. 683) and live streaming will be available via the Mountain West Network. USU is 6-3 all-time against the Broncos including a 2-1 home record, and 1-1 all-time against the Bulldogs including an 0-1 road record.
W, 72-61 --- WEBER STATE
W, 60-55 --- at Illinois State
Utah State posted a 2-0 record last week with a home win against Weber State (72-61) and a road win at Illinois State (60-55). Against the Wildcats, redshirt freshman forward David Collette scored 22 points to go along with six rebounds, five steals and two blocked shots, while sophomore wing Jalen Moore scored 20 points and grabbed eight boards, and freshman guard Julion Pearre added 10 points, while junior guard Darius Perkins had seven points and nine assists. USU finished the game shooting 46.6 percent (27-58), including 26.7 percent from three-point range (4-15) and 58.3 percent at the free throw line (14-24). WSU shot 38.8 percent (19-49), including 33.3 percent from behind the arc (6-18) and 73.9 percent at the free throw line (17-23). Against the Redbirds, Collette had 17 points and Perkins scored 14 points, while Moore had eight points and a career-high nine rebounds. USU finished the game shooting 42.9 percent (21-49), including 35.0 percent from three-point range (7-20) and 57.9 percent at the free throw line (11-19). ISU shot 32.8 percent (22-67), including 13.3 percent from behind the arc (2-15) and 45.0 percent at the charity stripe (9-20).
Contact: Kyle Cottam - (435) 797-2066
Wed., Nov. 19 --- UNLV, 8:30 p.m.
Sat., Nov. 22 --- at San Diego State, 7 p.m. (MT)
Utah State's volleyball team (12-14, 8-7 MW) will play a pair of Mountain West matches this week as it hosts UNLV (24-6, 12-3) on Wednesday, Nov. 19 at 8:30 p.m., before playing at San Diego State (13-13, 8-7 MW) on Saturday, Nov. 22 at 7 p.m. (MT). USU is 2-3 all-time against the Rebels and 5-7-1 all-time against the Aztecs.
L, 0-3 --- at Utah Valley
W, 3-0 --- at Fresno State
Utah State went 0-2 last week with losses at Utah Valley (3-0) and at Fresno State (3-2). Against the Wolverines, senior OH Rachel Orr had 13 kills as the Aggies hit .130 (33-20-100) and UVU hit .189 (41-21-106). Against the Bulldogs, senior S Paige Neves recorded 49 assists and 11 digs for her 13th double-double of the year and was joined by Orr with her 11th double-double of the season with 15 kills and 13 digs, and freshman OH Rachel Gale had her first career double-double with career highs of 16 kills and 10 blocks. USU hit .213 (56-23-155) in the match and FS hit .137 (58-35-168).
Contact: Megan Allen - (435) 797-5547
Thur., Nov. 20 --- UTAH VALLEY, 7 p.m.
Utah State women's basketball (0-2) continues its 2014-15 season this week with a home game against Utah Valley (1-1) on Thursday, Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. USU is 5-4 all-time against the Wolverines.
L, 77-100 --- at Oregon
L, 62-85 --- at No. 20 Oregon State
Utah State went 0-2 last week with a pair of road losses at Oregon (100-77) and at No. 20 Oregon State (85-62). Against the Ducks, junior guard Makenlee Williams had 22 points, while junior forward Tijana Djukic and freshman guard Tilar Clark each scored 10 points. USU shot 43.7 percent (31-71), including 37.5 percent from three-point range (3-8) and 70.6 percent at the free throw line (12-17). UO shot 54.8 percent (34-62), including 53.1 percent from behind the arc (17-32) and 71.4 percent at the charity stipe (15-21). Against the Beavers, Williams had 20 points, while junior guard Stephanie Bairstow scored 12 points, senior forward Franny Vaaulu had 11 points and Djukic scored 10 points. USU finished the game shooting 42.9 percent (24-56), including 40.0 percent from three-point range (4-10) and was a perfect 10-for-10 at the free throw line. OSU shot 44.8 percent (30-67), including 30.4 percent from three-point range (7-23) and 72.0 percent at the free throw line (18-25).
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