Dec. 5, 2010
LOGAN, Utah -
WEEKLY AGGIE UPDATE - DECEMBER 5, 2010
Contact: Zach Fisher - (435) 797-2066
L, 14-50 --- at #9 Boise State
Sophomore running back/kick returner Kerwynn Williams broke the Western Athletic Conference and NCAA FBS record for single-season kick return yards in Utah State's 50-14 loss at No. 9 Boise State Saturday in the Aggies season finale. USU ends the season with a 4-8 overall record and 2-6 WAC mark. Williams had 157 yards Saturday to top the week-old mark of 1,410 yards by New Mexico State's Taveon Rogers, as the USU sophomore totaled 1,444 yards for the year. Williams is also the WAC's career kick return yards record holder, now with 2,575 yards. In addition to the 157 kick return yards, Williams also had a career-high 147 rushing yards for his first 100-yard game of his career. USU had a total of 250 rushing yards with a season-low 41 passing yards, finishing with 291 yards of total offense. The Aggie defense was led by junior safety Walter McClenton with eight tackles while senior safety Rajric Coleman added seven stops. Junior linebacker Bobby Wagner was one of three Aggies with six tackles, posting a game-high two tackles for loss. BSU amassed 453 total offense yards with 251 through the air and 202 on the ground. USU's first score of the game came in the second quarter on a 40-yard run by Williams and the Aggies final score was on a 1-yard run by senior quarterback Diondre Borel.
Contact: Doug Hoffman - (435) 797-3714
Tues., Dec. 7 --- LONG BEACH STATE, 7 p.m.
Sat., Dec. 11 --- CAL STATE BAKERSFIELD, 7 p.m. (CW30)
Utah State (5-2) will play a pair of home games this week as it hosts Long Beach State (4-4) on Tuesday, Dec. 7 and Cal State Bakersfield (4-4) on Saturday, Dec. 11 with both games beginning at 7 p.m. The game against the Roadrunners will be televised live on CW30. USU is 32-22 all-time against the 49ers including a 20-4 mark at home, and 5-0 all-time against the Roadrunners including a 3-0 record at home.
W, 61-53 --- at Denver
L, 51-68 --- at #14 Georgetown
Utah State went 1-1 on the road last week as it defeated Denver (61-53) and lost to No. 14 Georgetown (68-51). Against the Pioneers, senior guard Brian Green scored 14 points, while junior guard Brockeith Pane added 13 points and a career-high nine rebounds, while junior forward Brady Jardine finished with 13 points and five boards. USU shot a season-high 54.5 percent (18-33), and was 5-of-10 (.500) from three-point range and 20-of-28 (.714) at the free throw line. Denver shot 37.2 percent (16-43), including 50.0 percent from three (11-22) and 62.5 percent at the charity stripe (10-16). Against the Hoyas, senior guard Pooh Williams had a team-high nine points as USU did not have a player score in double-figures for the first time since Dec. 7, 1999 at Utah. USU shot just 41.7 percent overall (20-48), including 41.2 percent from three (7-17) and 50.0 percent at the free throw line (4-8). GU shot 52.3 percent (23-44) which is a season-high for a USU opponent this year. The Hoyas were also 20-of-27 (.741) at the free throw line and 2-of-9 (.222) from behind the arc.
Contact: Jackie Banda - (661) 713-4424
Wed., Dec. 8 --- SAN FRANCISCO, 7 p.m.
Sat, Dec. 11 --- IDAHO STATE, 3 p.m.
Utah State (4-4) will play a pair of home games this week as it hosts San Francisco (2-4) on Wednesday, Dec. 8 at 7 p.m., and Idaho State (5-4) on Saturday, Dec. 11 at 3 p.m. USU is 0-2 all-time against USF and 13-12 all-time against ISU.
W, 63-56 --- SOUTHERN UTAH
W, 80-66 --- at Utah Valley
W, 80-75 OT --- at Northern Arizona
Utah State went 3-0 last week as it defeated Southern Utah (63-56) at home, and Utah Valley (80-66) and Northern Arizona (80-75 OT) on the road. Against the Thunderbirds, sophomore center Banna Diop posted her first career double-double as she had a career-high 19 points to go along with 11 rebounds. Senior guard Alice Coddington added nine points and a career-high nine assists. USU finished the game shooting 41.8 percent (23-55), including 40.0 percent from three (4-10) and 59.1 percent at the free throw line (13-22). SUU shot 34.4 percent (22-64), including 35.3 percent from three (6-17) and 75.0 percent at the free throw line (6-8). Against the Wolverines, junior forward Ashlee Brown tied her career-high with 20 points, while Diop scored 11 and sophomore guard Devyn Christensen had 10. Coddington finished the game with six points and a career-high 11 assists. USU shot 60.8 percent from the field (31-51), setting a new school record. The Aggies were also 5-of-11 (.455) from behind the arc and 13-of-15 (.867) at the charity stripe. UVU shot 48.1 percent (26-54), including 35.3 percent from three (6-17) and 72.7 percent at the free throw line (8-11). Against the Lumberjacks, Brown scored a career-high 26 points to go along with 10 rebounds for her first career double-double. Freshman guard Jennifer Schlott added a career-high 13 points, while Christensen scored 12 points and Coddington had 11. USU shot 45.3 percent (29-64), including 43.8 percent from three (7-16) and 62.5 percent at the free throw line (15-24). NAU shot 41.2 percent overall (28-68), including 30.8 percent from behind the arc (8-26) and 52.4 percent at the charity stripe (11-21).
Contact: Doug Hoffman - (435) 797-3714
L, 0-3 --- at #4 California, NCAA Tournament
Utah State saw its 2010 season come to a close Friday in the first round of the NCAA Tournament against seventh-seeded and fourth-ranked California in three sets (25-15, 25-11, 25-20). Utah State, who was making its fourth-ever NCAA Tournament appearance, ends its season with a 24-9 record. Those 24 wins for the Aggies are the seventh-most in school history and the most since the 1982 team finished with a 28-19 mark. Senior middle blocker Shantell Durrant led Utah State with seven kills and six blocks, while hitting .545 (7-1-11). Senior setter Chelsea Fowles added six kills, six digs and three blocks, and hit .500 (6-0-12), and senior libero Christine Morrill had a match-high 16 digs. California finished the match with a .342 (49-11-111) hitting percentage and Utah State hit a season-low .060 (26-19-117). Cal also had 21 more digs (60-39) and six more team blocks (12-6), while both teams had three service aces and USU had two fewer service errors (6-4).
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