Dec. 1, 2013
LOGAN, Utah -
WEEKLY AGGIE UPDATE - DECEMBER 2, 2013
Contact: Doug Hoffman - (435) 797-3714
Mountain West Football Championship Game
Sat., Dec. 7--- at Fresno State, 8 p.m. (MT) (CBS)
Utah State's football team (8-4, 7-1) will play in the inaugural Mountain West Championship game at No. 24 Fresno State (11-1, 7-1) on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. (MT). The game will be televised nationally on CBS. USU is 10-16-1 all-time against FS, including a 2-12-1 road record.
W, 35-7 --- WYOMING
Senior running back Joey DeMartino recorded his sixth 100-yard rushing game of the season to go over 1,000 yards for the year and freshman quarterback Darell Garretson threw three touchdowns passes in leading Utah State (8-4, 7-1 MW) to a 35-7 home win against Wyoming (5-7, 3-5 MW) on Senior Day last weekend. With the win, Utah State claimed the Mountain Division Championship and won the inaugural Bridger's Battle trophy in the newly named series with Wyoming. DeMartino rushed 20 times for 112 yards with one touchdown, for his fourth 100-yard outing in his last five games, as well as putting him over 1,000 yards for the season. Garretson finished the game 20-of-29 passing for 156 yards and tied his career-high with three touchdown passes, while getting intercepted once. Behind DeMartino, senior running back Robert Marshall had 10 carries for 46 yards, all of them coming on the final drive, as the Aggies ate up the final 9:15 of the game clock to secure the win. Senior wide receiver Travis Van Leeuwen had a career-high tying six catches for 45 yards, while sophomore wide receiver Bruce Natson had six catches for 14 yards with one touchdown, and returned a punt 64 yards for another score, and sophomore wide receiver Brandon Swindall had two catches for 32 yards and a touchdown. Freshman tight end Wyatt Houston also had one reception that resulted in a 6-yard touchdown as USU had nine different players catch a pass in the game. Defensively, senior cornerback Tay Glover-Wright had a career-high 11 tackles, including a career-best 2.5 for loss, to go along with two pass breakups. Senior linebacker Jake Doughty added 10 stops for his eighth double-digit tackle outing of the season and 12th of his career, while senior nose guard AJ Pataiali'i finished with a career-best seven tackles. Doughty also intercepted his first pass of the season and second of his career in the first quarter, setting up USU's first score of the game. Redshirt freshman linebacker Nick Vigil also had a career game for Utah State as he posted a career-high 3.5 sacks and 4.0 tackles for loss as part of his seven tackles, to go along with one quarterback hurry.
Contact: Zach Fisher - (435) 797-2066
W, 3-1 --- AIR FORCE
W, 3-0 --- NEVADA
Utah State's volleyball team (20-11, 13-7) concluded its 2013 season with a pair of home wins against Air Force (3-1) and Nevada (3-0). Against the Falcons, sophomore opposite side hitter Elle Brainard had 16 kills, junior middle blocker Kaitlyn VanHoff added 10 kills and six blocks and junior libero Ashlan Rogers-Court had 19 digs. USU hit .260 (51-19-123) in the match and AFA hit .113 (47-30-150). Against the Wolf Pack, VanHoff had 12 kills and hit .579 (12-1-19) in the match, while Orr added 10 kills and Rogers-Court had 18 digs. USU hit .392 (49-11-97) in the match and UN hit .121 (31-18-107).
Contact: Zach Fisher - (435) 797-2066
Sat., Dec. 7 --- PACIFIC, 5 p.m.
Utah State men's basketball (5-1) will continue its 2013-14 season this weekend with a home game against Pacific (5-1) on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 5 p.m. USU is 44-23 all-time against the Tigers, including a 28-2 home record.
W, 77-71 --- at Weber State
L, 74-85 --- vs. BYU, Salt Lake City, Utah
Utah State posted a 1-1 record last week with a 77-71 road win at Weber State, followed by an 85-74 loss to BYU in Salt Lake City. Against the Wildcats, senior center Jarred Shaw scored 20 points, while sophomore forward Kyle Davis had USU career-highs with 18 points and 14 rebounds. Senior guard/forward Spencer Butterfield added 14 points and senior guard Preston Medlin scored 13 points. USU finished the game shooting 50.9 percent (29-57), including 28.6 percent from three-point range (2-7) and 77.3 percent at the free throw line (17-22). WSU shot 50.0 percent overall (27-54), including 33.3 percent from behind the arc (4-12) and 61.9 percent at the charity stripe (13-21). Against the Cougars, Butterfield had 20 points and seven rebounds, while Shaw had 12 points and 13 boards. Davis added 16 points and nine rebounds, and Medlin had 10 points and seven assists. USU finished the game shooting 47.0 percent (31-66), including 36.4 percent from three-point range (8-22) and 66.7 percent at the free throw line (4-6). BYU shot 46.4 percent (32-69), including 16.7 percent from behind the arc (2-12) and 70.4 percent at the charity stripe (19-27).
Contact: Kara Fisher - (435) 797-1361
Thur., Dec. 5 --- at South Dakota, 6 p.m. (MT)
Sun., Dec. 8 --- at Nebraska, 1 p.m. (MT)
Utah State women's basketball (5-1) will continue its 2013-14 season this week with road games at South Dakota (3-5) on Thursday, Dec. 5 at 6 p.m. (MT) and at Nebraska (6-1) on Sunday, Dec. 8 at 1 p.m. (MT). USU is 1-1 all-time against the Coyotes and 0-0 all-time against the Huskers.
L, 88-98 --- vs. Hampton, Northridge, Calif.
W, 75-67 --- at Cal State Northridge
Utah State posted a 1-1 record last week at the Cal State Northridge hosted tournament as it lost to Hampton, 98-88, and defeated the host Matadors, 75-67. Against the Lady Pirates, junior center Franny Vaaulu scored a career-high 27 points and senior guard Jennifer Schlott had 17 points and a career-high 11 assists. Sophomore guard Makenlee Williams added 15 points, and junior guard/forward Ingrida Strikes posted her first career double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds. USU finished the game shooting 43.8 percent (32-73), including 41.4 percent from three-point range (12-29) and 66.7 percent at the free throw line (12-18). HU shot 46.7 percent (35-75), including 44.0 percent from three (11-25) and 53.1 percent at the line (17-32). Against the Matadors, Schlott had 27 points and Williams scored 15 points, while Vaaulu and junior guard Elise Nelson each had 10 points. USU shot 43.8 percent overall (28-64), including 36.4 percent from three-point range (8-22) and 84.6 percent at the free throw line (11-13). CSN shot 33.3 percent (23-69), including 26.5 percent from three (9-34) and 70.6 percent at the line (12-17).
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