USU head coach Gary Andersen, senior WR Cameron Webb and redshirt freshman LB Kyler Fackrell talked about this week's game.
UTAH STATE: Has improved his physicality and tackling, which should translate into seeing time on special teams.
2012 (SO): Played in four games and recorded his first career tackle at UTSA (10/27).
2011 (RS-FR): Did not see any action.
2010 (RS): Redshirted during his first season at Utah State.
HIGH SCHOOL: Played quarterback at Murray (Utah) High School, completing 104-of-232 passes for 1,300 yards and 12 touchdowns as a senior, earning honorable mention all-state honors... Also rushed for 763 yards on 144 carries, scoring seven touchdowns... Carried the ball 72 times for 336 yards and one score, earning honorable mention all-state honors during junior season as well... Also played cornerback in high school.
PERSONAL: Born Sept. 25, 1991... Son of Aki Hamala and Pamela Hansen... Majoring in exercise science... Last named is pronounced Huh-ma-la.