Weekly Aggie Update

Nov. 21, 2010

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Contact: Zach Fisher - (435) 797-2066

Next Week
Sat., Dec. 4 --- at #4 Boise State, 1 p.m.
• Utah State (4-7, 2-5) will return to action on Saturday, Dec. 4 when it plays at No. 4 Boise State (10-0, 6-0) at 1 p.m. USU is 4-12 all-time against the Broncos, which includes a 2-6 road record. BSU won the last meeting between the two teams, 52-21, on Nov. 20, 2009 in Logan.

Last Week
L, 6-28 --- IDAHO
• Utah State's final home game for its seniors was spoiled by Idaho, as the Vandals pulled away from a 7-6 game with 21 unanswered points for a 28-6 victory. One of the Aggie seniors, placekicker Peter Caldwell scored USU's only points of the day on a 44-yard field goal in the first quarter and on a 24-yard field goal in the second quarter. USU was 6-of-18 on third-down and 2-of-3 on fourth-down, finishing the game with 242 yards of total offense, as senior quarterback Diondre Borel was 14-of-35 passing for 103 yards. Borel topped the 8,000 yards of total offense milestone, becoming just the second Aggie QB to reach the 8K plateau, joining Jose Fuentes (1999-2002), as Borel now has 8,038 yards. The Aggies had a total of 139 rushing yards, getting a game-high 80 yards from senior running back Derrvin Speight. Sophomore wide receiver Dontel Watkins had four catches for 32 yards. Idaho totalled 355 yards of total offense (243 passing, 114 rushing). The Aggie defense was led by junior Bobby Wagner's game-high 16 stops, one shy of his career-high. Junior linebacker Kyle Gallagher totalled 11 stops and senior cornerback Curtis Marsh snared his second interception of the season.

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This Week
Mon., Nov. 15 --- at North Dakota State, 6 p.m.
Sat., Nov. 20 --- MONTANA, 7 p.m.
• Utah State (0-3) will have a pair of in-state games this week as it plays at Brigham Young (1-2) on Tuesday, Nov. 23 at 7 p.m., followed by a game at Weber State (2-1) on Saturday, Nov. 27 at 2 p.m. USU is 3-27 all-time against BYU and 14-22 all-time against WSU.

Last Week
L, 64-86 --- at North Dakota State
L, 62-65 --- MONTANA
• Utah State went 0-2 last week as it lost at North Dakota State (86-64) and at home to Montana (65-62). Against the Bison, junior forward Ashlee Brown scored a career-high 20 points, while senior guard Amber White scored 13 points and sophomore center Banna Diop finished with 12 points. USU finished the game by shooting 41.3 percent (26-63), including 12.5 percent from three-point range (2-16) and 71.4 percent at the free throw line (10-14). NDSU shot 52.4 percent (33-63) from the field, 45.0 percent from behind the arc (9-20) and 64.7 percent at the free throw line (11-17). Against the Grizzlies, Diop scored a career-high 17 points to go along with a season-high nine rebounds, while Brown added 16 points and a career-high nine rebounds to go along with six assists. USU finished the game by shooting 39.0 percent (23-59), including 27.3 percent from three-point range (3-11) and 52.0 percent at the free throw line (13-25). UM shot 32.4 percent (22-68) from the fiel, 63.6 percent from behind the arc (7-11) and 73.7 percent at the charity stripe (14-19).

Contact: Doug Hoffman - (435) 797-3714

This Week
Wed., Nov. 24 --- UTAH, 7 p.m., CW30
Sat., Nov. 27 --- NORTHEASTERN, 7 p.m., CW30
• Utah State (2-1) will play a pair of home games this week as it hosts Utah (3-0) on Wednesday, Nov. 24 and Northeastern (2-1) on Saturday, Nov. 27. Both games will be televised live on CW30 beginning at 7 p.m. USU is 92-130 all-time against the Utes including a 59-50 home record, and 0-2 all-time against Northeastern.

Last Week
L, 72-78 --- at #23 Brigham Young
W, 66-53 --- at Southern Utah
• Utah State posted a 1-1 record last week as it lost at No. 23 BYU (78-72) and won at Southern Utah (66-53). Against the Cougars, senior forward Tai Wesley scored 19 points on 9-of-11 shooting to go along with eight rebounds and three assists. Senior guard Brian Green added 17 points off the bench as he was 6-of-7 from the field and 5-of-6 from three-point range, and junior forward Brady Jardine posted his first career double-double with 10 points and a career-high 12 rebounds. Senior guard Pooh Williams also scored 10 points. USU shot 48.1 percent (25-52), including 63.6 percent from three-point range (7-11), but just 57.7 percent at the free throw line (15-26). BYU shot 38.7 percent overall (24-62), including 26.9 percent from behind the arc (7-26) and 76.7 percent at the free throw line (23-30). Against SUU, Green scored a career-high 19 points as he was 5-of-7 from the field, 4-of-5 from three-point range and 5-of-6 at the free throw line. Wesley added 12 points, while Williams scored nine and Jardine finished with eight points and seven boards. USU shot 48.9 percent overall (22-45), 43.8 percent from three-point range (7-16) and 68.2 percent at the free throw line (15-22). SUU shot 36.1 percent (13-36), including 50.0 percent from behind the arc (4-8) and 92.0 percent at the charity stripe (23-25).

Contact: Doug Hoffman - (435) 797-3714

This Week
2010 WAC Tournament, Las Vegas, Nev.
Mon., Nov. 22 --- vs. Nevada, 6 p.m.
Tues., Nov. 23 --- vs. New Mexico State, 6 p.m.
Wed., Nov. 24 --- vs. TBA, 7:30 p.m., ESPNU
• Utah State (21-8, 9-7) will travel to Las Vegas, Nev., this week to participate in the 2010 Western Athletic Conference Volleyball Tournament from Nov. 22-24 at the Orleans Arena. USU is the third-seed in the tournament and will play sixth-seeded Nevada (13-16, 7-9) in one quarterfinal match on Monday, Nov. 22 at 6 p.m. (MT).

Last Week
W, 3-2 --- at Louisiana Tech
W, 3-0 --- at New Mexico State
• Utah State went 2-0 last week as it defeated Louisiana Tech (3-2) and New Mexico State (3-0) on the road. Against the Lady Techsters, junior outside hitter Liz McArthur had 16 kills and six digs, while sophomore opposite side hitter Shay Sorensen had 12 kills and five block assists. Senior middle blocker Katie Astle added nine kills and eight block assists, while sophomore outside hitter Josselyn White had nine kills, nine digs and five block assists, and hit .364 (9-1-22). Senior middle blocker Shantell Durrant added eight kills and five block assists, while senior libero Christine Morrill had 27 digs and sophomore libero Laurel Bodily posted 13. USU hit .190 (55-23-168) in the match and LTU hit .140 (59-34-178). Against NMSU, Durrant had 10 kills and eight block assists and hit .444 (10-2-18) in the match, while McArthur had 10 kills and 12 digs for her 13th career double-double. Bodily finished the match with 10 digs, and White had seven kills, seven digs and six blocks. USU hit .167 (36-18-108) in the match and NMSU hit .040 (36-31-125).

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