Utah State 70, Weber State 6
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.
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Offensive highlights for Utah State included senior running back Joey DeMartino who had eight carries for 47 yards with three touchdowns.
Offensively, Utah State scored three touchdowns and added three field goals.
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2016 (SR): Started all 12 games at defensive end and earned honorable mention all-Mountain West honors… Finished the season ranking first on the team with both 3.5 sacks and 8.0 tackles for loss, as part of his 29 tackles (15-solo, 14-assist), which ranked third on the team among defensive linemen… Had a team-high four quarterback hurries and tied for the team lead with one forced fumble, while ranking tied for fourth on the team with three pass breakups… Recorded at least two tackles in 10 of the 12 games he started, and posted a tackle for loss in eight games, including each of his last five to end the season… Had a season-high five tackles against Air Force (9/24), which included a career-high-tying 1.0 sacks… Added 1.0 sacks against both Wyoming (11/5) and Nevada (11/19)… Had a season-high 1.5 tackles for loss against both Weber State (9/1) and Arkansas State (9/16)… Forced his lone fumble on the season at Nevada.
2015 (JR): Played in 12 games, making 11 starts at defensive end... Finished the season with 24 tackles (12-solo, 12-assist), which included 3.0 sacks and 4.0 tackles for loss... Tied for fourth on the team in sacks and was seventh in tackles for loss... Also had one quarterback hurry on the season and forced his first career fumble against No. 21 Boise State (10/16)... Tied his career high with six tackles at Utah (9/11) and had four stops at Air Force (11/14)... Had a career-high 2.0 tackles for loss, which included a career-high-tying 1.0 sacks in the season-opener against Southern Utah (9/3)... Also had 1.0 sacks against both Colorado State (10/3) and Boise State... His quarterback hurry was against BYU (11/28)... Finished the season by recording at least one tackle in 11 of the 12 games he played in.
2014 (SO): Played in all 14 games and finished the season with 22 tackles (5-solo, 17-assist), which included 2.0 tackles for loss... Also had two quarterback hurries and one pass breakup... Had a season-high five tackles in the season opener at Tennessee (8/31) and had four tackles against Air Force (10/11)... Had one tackle for loss against New Mexico (11/15) and 0.5 tackles for loss against both Idaho State (9/6) and Wake Forest (9/13) in back-to-back games... Earned academic all-Mountain West honors.
2013 (FR): Played in 13 games as a true freshman, missing the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl due to injury... Finished the season with 24 tackles (7-solo, 17-assist), including 4.0 for loss to go along with 1.5 sacks... Also had two quarterback hurries and one pass breakup on the season... Had a season-high six tackles against Weber State (9/14) and added five stops against BYU (10/4)... His sacks were against New Mexico (10/19) and Colorado State (11/23) and he finished the season with tackles for loss in each of his last three games against CSU, Wyoming (11/30) and at No. 24 Fresno State (12/7) in the inaugural Mountain West Championship game... Also had tackles for loss against Air Force (9/7) and WSU... Earned academic all-Mountain West honors.
HIGH SCHOOL: Earned all-Hayward Area league honors as well as all-Metro and all-East Bay accolades at San Leandro (Calif.) High School as he posted 50 tackles his senior season in 2008, including a team-best 5.0 sacks in addition to one fumble recovery... Also had one reception at tight end... Led the Pirates to the playoffs after a 7-4 record, going undefeated in league action... Also a two-year letterwinner in baseball and one year in basketball, playing pitcher, third base and outfield in baseball and forward in basketball... A member of the San Leandro HS honor roll.
PERSONAL: Son of Mila and Ituala Ali'ifua... Has three brothers and two sisters... Younger brother, Demytrick, also played football at Utah State as an offensive lineman... Older brother, Eric, played offensive tackle at Southeast Missouri State... Served a two-year LDS Church Mission to Oklahoma City, Okla., from 2010-12... Originally signed with Utah State in 2009, but did not enroll until the spring semester of 2013... Married former USU volleyball player Tumua Etimani in 2014 and the couple has a son, Tavai... Graduated from Utah State in the spring of 2017 with a general studies degree with an emphasis in family and human development... Last name is pronounced Ah-lee-ee-foo-uh.
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