WEEKLY AGGIE UPDATE - NOVEMBER 30, 2015
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• Utah State football (6-6, 5-3) will conclude its 2015 season with its fifth-straight bowl game appearance, which is a first in school history. USU’s bowl destination and opponent will be announced on Sunday, Dec. 6.
L, 28-51 --- BYU
• Redshirt senior QB Chuckie Keeton set a Utah State record for career touchdown passes, but it still wasn’t enough as the Aggies closed out the regular season with a 51-28 home loss to BYU last weekend. Keeton, who completed 20 passes on a career-high 45 attempts for 243 yards, eclipsed Jose Fuentes on the career touchdown list when he hit senior WR Hunter Sharp with a 24-yard touchdown pass to give the Aggies (6-6) a 21-10 lead with exactly three minutes left in the first half. Keeton, who also rushed for 54 yards and a touchdown on nine carries, entered the game tied with Fuentes at 60 career touchdown passes. It was Keeton’s 19th career 200-yard passing game. Sharp finished with a game-best seven receptions for 100 yards, marking his second 100-yard receiving game this year and the sixth of his career. Senior SS Marwin Evans led Utah State with a career-high 14 tackles, including 1.0 tackles for loss. Junior LB Nick Vigil added nine stops for the Aggies, while also carrying the ball two times for five yards, including a 2-yard touchdown run. USU finished the game with 445 total yards (243 passing, 202 rushing), while BYU finished with 358 total yards (284 passing, 74 rushing). The Aggies won the time of possession battle as they had the ball for nearly 33 minutes.
Contact: Megan Allen - (435) 797-5547
Tues., Dec. 1 --- at Northern Colorado, 7 p.m.
Fri., Dec. 4 --- HASKELL INDIAN NATIONS, 7 p.m.
• Utah State women’s basketball (2-2) continues its 2015-16 season this week with a pair of non-conference game as it plays at Northern Colorado (4-2) on Tuesday, Dec. 1 at 7 p.m., and hosts Haskell Indian Nations (7-2) on Friday, Dec. 4 at 7 p.m., in a game that will be streamed live on the Aggie Digital Network. USU is 7-3 all-time against UNC and 0-0 all-time against HIN.
L, 69-81 --- at BYU
• Utah State lost at BYU, 81-69, last week in its only game and was led by freshman guard Rachel Brewster who scored a career-high 17 points. Freshman guard Katie Toole scored 12 points, while fellow freshman guard Victoria Price had 10 points and six assists. Senior forward Tijana Djukic added 10 points and five rebounds off the bench, while junior forward Antoina Robinson also scored 10 points off the bench. Overall, Utah State shot 41.7 percent (25-of-60) from the field, 20.0 percent (3-of-15) from the 3-point line and 59.3 percent (16-of-27) from the free throw line. BYU shot 41.6 percent (32-of-77) from the field, 26.3 percent (5-of-19) from behind the arc and 66.7 percent (12-of-18) from the free throw line.
Contact: Kyle Cottam - (435) 797-2066
Tues., Dec. 1 --- at Missouri State, 6 p.m. (MT)
• Utah State men’s basketball (4-1) continues its 2015-16 season this week with a non-conference game at Missouri State (1-4) on Tuesday, Dec. 1 at 6 p.m. (MT). USU is 0-0 all-time against the Bears.
W, 81-55 --- UTAH VALLEY
L, 52-85 --- at #6 Duke
• Utah State posted a 1-1 record last week with an 81-55 home win against Utah Valley and an 85-52 loss at No. 6 Duke. Against the Wolverines, senior guard Chris Smith had 17 points, junior wing Jalen Moore scored 11 points, and redshirt junior forward Lew Evans recorded his first career double-double with a career-high 15 points and a career-best 14 rebounds. USU finished the game shooting a season-high 54.5 percent (30-of-55), including 40.0 percent (6-of-15) from 3-point range and a season-best 78.9 percent (15-of-19) at the free throw line. UVU shot 33.9 percent (19-of-56), including 25.0 percent (5-of-20) from 3-point range and 57.1 percent (12-of-21) at the charity stripe. Against the Blue Devils, Smith was the only Aggie to score in double-figures as he finished the game with 13 points. USU shot a season-low 33.3 percent (19-of-57), including 25.0 percent (3-of-12) from 3-point range and 73.3 percent (11-of-15) at the free throw line. Duke shot 55.6 percent (30-of-54), including 53.3 percent (8-of-15) from 3-point range, both season-highs for an Aggie opponent. The Blue Devils were also 17-of-23 (.739) from the free throw line.
Contact: Kyle Cottam - (435) 797-2066
L, 0-3 --- at Boise State
• Utah State’s volleyball team (6-26, 2-16) concluded its 2015 season with a three-set loss at Boise State last week. Against the Broncos, junior outside hitter Kaylie Kamalu had nine kills. USU finished the match hitting .219 (35-14-96) and BSU hit .333 (52-15-111).
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