Contact: Doug Hoffman - (435) 797-3714
Sat., Nov. 28 --- BYU, 1:30 p.m. (CBSSN)
• Utah State football (6-5, 5-3) concludes its 2015 regular season this weekend at home against BYU (8-3) on Saturday, Nov. 28 at 1:30 p.m. The game will be televised nationally on CBS Sports Network (Comcast Ch. 269/753HD, Dish Network Ch. 158, DirecTV Ch. 221). USU is 35-46-3 all-time against BYU, including a 18-16-2 home record.
W, 31-27 --- NEVADA
• Junior RB Devante Mays rushed for 133 yards and two touchdowns, while senior LB Kyler Fackrell recovered a fumble in the end zone for a touchdown, to help Utah State rally from 20 points down in the third quarter and stun Nevada, 31-27, last weekend. USU’s 20-point comeback is its largest since rallying from 21 down to beat Hawai’i 35-31 on Nov. 5, 2011, as USU extended its home winning streak to 14 straight games. Senior WR Hunter Sharp had 160 all-purpose yards, including a 96-yard kickoff return for a touchdown, as the Aggies (6-5, 5-3 Mountain West) became bowl eligible for the fifth consecutive season. USU finished the game with 313 total yards and held the Wolf Pack to 264, including just 111 in the second half. Redshirt senior QB Chuckie Keeton replaced an injured Kent Myers in the first quarter and completed 14-of-27 passes for 109 yards and one interception against the Wolf Pack (6-5, 4-3). Keeton added 52 yards on the ground on 14 carries. For the 10th time in 11 games this season, junior LB Nick Vigil led the Aggies in tackles with 13, including 1.0 tackles for loss, one quarterback hurry and a fumble recovery. Senior SS Marwin Evans added a career-high 11 tackles, while Fackrell had 10 stops.
Contact: Megan Allen - (435) 797-5547
Tues., Nov. 24 --- at BYU, 11 a.m. (BYU TV)
• Utah State women’s basketball (2-1) continues its 2015-16 season this week with a non-conference game at BYU (1-2) on Tuesday, Nov. 24 at 11 a.m. The game will be televised live on BYU TV. USU is 3-33 all-time against the Cougars.
W, 74-67 --- WESTMINSTER
W, 78-70 --- PACIFIC
• Utah State posted a 2-0 non-conference home record last week with a 74-67 win against Westminster and a 78-70 win against Pacific. Against the Griffins, sophomore guard Funda Nakkasoglu had 24 points, while freshman guard Katie Toole scored 11 points and fellow freshman guard Victoria Price had 10 points. Overall, USU shot 40.3 percent (25-of-62), including 35.7 percent (5-of-14) from the 3-point line and 82.6 percent (19-of-23) from the free throw line. Westminster shot 48.0 percent (24-of-50), including 37.5 percent (6-of-16) from 3-point range and 72.2 percent (13-of-18) from the free throw line. Against the Tigers, Nakkasoglu scored a career-high 37 points, while senior forward Tijana Djukic had her second career double-double with a career-high-tying 14 points and a career-best 15 rebounds. Freshman guard Rachel Brewster also scored in double-figures for the first time in her career with a season-high 11 points. USU finished the game shooting 36.2 percent (25-of-69), including 28.6 percent (6-of-21) from 3-point range and 84.6 percent (22-of-26) at the free throw line. UOP shot 37.9 percent (22-of-58), including 29.6 percent (8-of-27) from behind the arc and 78.3 percent (18-of-23) at the charity stripe.
Contact: Kyle Cottam - (435) 797-2066
Tues., Nov. 24 --- UTAH VALLEY, 7 p.m.
Sun., Nov. 29 --- at #5 Duke, 10:30 a.m. (MT) (ESPNU)
• Utah State men’s basketball (3-0) continues its 2015-16 season this week with a pair of non-conference games as it hosts Utah Valley (2-2) on Tuesday, Nov. 24 at 7 p.m., and then plays at defending national champion and No. 5 Duke (4-1) on Sunday, Nov. 29 at 10:30 a.m. (MT). The game against UVU will be streamed live on the Aggie Digital Network, while its game at Duke will be televised nationally on ESPNU. USU is 10-0 all-time against the Wolverines, including a 5-0 home record, and its meeting with the Blue Devils is the first in program history.
W, 83-68 --- ADAMS STATE
W, 73-49 --- UNION (Tenn.)
• Utah State won both of its home games last week with an 83-68 victory against Adams State and a 73-49 win against Union (Tenn.). Against the Grizzlies, senior guard Chris Smith scored a season-high 21 points and tied his season-high with seven rebounds, while junior wing Jalen Moore added a season-best 17 points. Redshirt freshman forward Quinn Taylor had season-highs in points (12), rebounds (9), assists (3) and minutes played (22). For the game, USU shot 51.7 percent (31-of-60), including 26.9 percent (7-of-26) from 3-point range and 60.9 percent (14-of-23) from the free throw line. Adams State shot 47.5 percent (28-of-59), including 26.1 percent (6-of-23) from behind the 3-point line and 42.9 percent (6-of-14) from the free throw line. Against the Bulldogs, Moore had 16 points and eight rebounds, while Smith recorded his first career double-double with 10 points and a career-high 11 rebounds, while sophomore forward Elston Jones had a career-high nine points and a career-high tying nine rebounds. USU finished the night shooting 45.2 percent (28-of-62), but just 23.1 percent (6-of-26) from behind the 3-point line and 61.1 percent (11-of-18) from the free throw line. The Aggie defense was stout, holding Union to 29.4 percent (20-of-68), including 22.2 percent (6-of-27) from behind the arc and gave up just five free throws with the Bulldogs converting three (60.0 percent).
Contact: Kyle Cottam - (435) 797-2066
Tues., Nov. 24 --- at Boise State, 7 p.m.
• Utah State’s volleyball team (6-25, 2-15) concludes its 2015 season this week with a Mountain West match at Boise State (22-7, 14-3) on Tuesday, Nov. 24 at 7 p.m. USU is 18-20 all-time against the Broncos.
L, 0-3 --- at New Mexico
L, 1-3 --- AIR FORCE
• Utah State posted an 0-2 Mountain West record last week with a three-set loss at New Mexico and a four-set loss at home to Air Force. Against the Lobos, sophomore outside hitter Rachel Gale had 13 kills and sophomore middle blocker Carly Lenzen had nine kills. USU hit .094 (35-23-128) for the match and UNM hit .202 (46-21-124). Against the Falcons, Gale had 14 kills and 16 digs, while sophomore opposite side hitter Kayla DeCoursey had 12 kills. USU hit .115 (50-32-156) for the match and AFA hit .245 (55-18-151).
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