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.
Utah State Football Concludes Fourth Week of Spring Practice With Both Sides of the Ball Making Plays In Controlled Scrimmage
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.
HONORS: Academic All-Mountain West (2013).
UTAH STATE: A very physical player who is very explosive and plays with great speed and quickness... Uses his hands well at the line of scrimmage and has the ability to be a great rusher.
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, signed with USU in the spring of 2014... 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... Majoring in psychology... Last name is pronounced Ah-lee-ee-foo-uh.