Football Game Notes - 09/09/13
USU football head coach Matt Wells held a news conference Monday to recap the Air Force game and preview its Homecoming game against Weber State.
Keeton's 399 Yards of Total Offense Not Enough
Senior running back Joey DeMartino carried the ball 16 times for 100 yards.
Ungerer joins the Utah State football program with 26 years of coaching experience.
Utah State Football Spring Scrimmage
Utah State Football vs. New Mexico State
Utah State Football vs. UNLV
Utah State Football vs. Southern Utah
Utah State Football Blue-White Spring Game presented by Orbit Irrigation Products
HONORS: Doak Walker Award Candidate (2013).
2014 PRESEASON HONORS: Athlon Sports Third-Team All-Mountain West; Doak Walker Award Candidate.
UTAH STATE: Has developed into a good leader... Has great instincts with the ball in his hands and is explosive through the hole... Is very fast in the open field and can be a big-play back... Has a great attitude and great work ethic... Is both mentally and physically tough.
2013 (JR): Started the first five games of the season before missing the remainder of the year with a knee injury suffered at San José State (9/27/13)... Carried the ball 53 times for 252 yards (4.8 ypc) and scored his lone rushing touchdown of the year on a 1-yard run at Air Force (9/7)... Also caught 13 passes for 94 yards (7.2 ypr) during the season with a 20-yard touchdown reception at Air Force... Carried the ball a career-best 18 times for 75 yards and had a career-high seven receptions for 39 yards at Utah (8/29).
2012 (SO): Played in 12 games, including three starts... Finished the year rushing for 269 yards on 43 carries (4.8 ypc) with seven touchdowns, all of which ranked third on the team... Also caught 10 passes for 183 yards (18.3 ypr) with two touchdowns... Recorded his first career 100-yard rushing game in the season opener against Southern Utah (8/30) as he had 11 carries for a career-high 116 yards and a career-best three touchdowns... Had touchdown runs of 27, 19 and 33 yards against the Thunderbirds, while catching one pass for 17 yards... Recorded his first career receiving touchdown on a 15-yard reception against Utah (9/7)... Had a 15-yard touchdown run at Colorado State (9/22), a 1-yard touchdown run at UTSA (10/27), a 7-yard touchdown run against Idaho (11/24) and a 24-yard touchdown run against Toledo (12/15) in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl... Best receiving game of the season was against UNLV (9/29) as he had a season-high three catches for a career-best 88 yards, including a career-long reception of 65 yards... Also caught a 16-yard touchdown at UTSA.
2011 (RS-FR): Saw action in seven games and ran the ball seven times for 24 yards with one touchdown... Best game was against Weber State (9/10) with five rushes for 20 yards and one touchdown.
2010 (RS): Redshirted during his first season at Utah State.
HIGH SCHOOL: Named the Freeway League Offensive MVP in addition to earning first-team all-Freeway League honors and second-team all-Orange County accolades after rushing for 1,756 yards on 225 carries (159.6 ypg/7.8 ypc) with 30 touchdowns his senior season at Fullerton (Calif.) High School... Had a season-long rush of 98 yards... Topped the 200-yard rushing mark four times, highlighted by a season-high 253 yards with three touchdowns... Had two or more rushing touchdowns in nine of the 11 games on the season, including the last eight in a row... Scored four rushing touchdowns in five games... Also had 14 receptions for 236 yards (21.5 ypg/16.9 ypc) with one score... Had a season-high 136 yard receiving outing, his lone 100-yard game... Helped Indians to an 8-3 record... As a junior, he earned second-team all-Freeway League honors after amassing 1,016 rushing yards on 138 carries (84.7 ypg/7.4 ypc) with 13 touchdowns... Registered 105 receiving yards on three catches with one score, helping Fullerton HS to a 9-4 mark.
PERSONAL: Son of Jeanette and Joseph Hill, Sr... Majoring in exercise science.