Utah State Football Post-Game Notes - BYU

Oct. 1, 2010

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LOGAN, Utah -


-- Friday was USU's first win over BYU since 1993 when the Aggies topped the Cougars, 58-56, snapping a 10-game losing skid.

-- Friday was the 80th meeting between the two in-state foes and BYU now leads the all-time series 43-34-3.

-- USU's 34 wins over BYU matches the most against any opponent, tying the 34 victories against Wyoming.

-- The USU-BYU series is the second-most played in both teams history, both trailing their respective meetings with Utah (109 meetings between USU and UU / 85 meetings between USU and BYU).

-- USU leads series 18-15-1 at Logan, snapping a four-game home losing streak.

-- USU snapped a 14-game losing skein in non-Saturday games, since winning the Las Vegas Bowl against Ball State, 42-33, on Friday, Dec. 17, 1993.

-- Utah State halted a 12-game skid against Mountain West Conference foes, as the Aggies' last win against a MWC team was a 31-24 win over UNLV in 2005.

-- Aggies are now 147-209-14 (.415) all-time against current MWC teams.

-- USU is now 5-6 on Oct. 1, keeping its streak of two losses and a win pattern in tact in its last nine games on the date since 1949.


-- BYU had scored at least 30 pts in last 21 games in series.

-- The 16 points allowed by USU's defense to BYU is the fewest in the series since USU's 24-7 win on Oct. 7, 1978.

-- The 16 points and 65 rushing yards yielded by the Aggie defense are both season-lows and the fewest for both categories since nine and 56, respectively, in 24-9 win over San Jose State on Nov. 14, 2009.

-- USU's defense pitched a shutout in the first quarter for the first time this season... It was the defense's fourth scoreless quarter of the season (fourth at OU, third and fourth vs. Idaho State).


-- Utah State's 59 rushes are the most in a single-game since at least 1990.

-- The Aggies' 13 pass attempts is fewest since 1991 when Ron Lopez was 9-of-13 in 46-21 Nov. 23, 1991 at NMSU.

-- USU's 31 points is most scoring in BYU series since 35-34 loss in 2002.


-- Borel now has three rushing TD's this season and 14 for his career... He has a rushing TD in 12 career games.

-- Borel now has five TD passes on the year and 33 for his career... He has at least one passing score in 20 career games.

-- Borel has:

-- Moved from No. 18 to No. 15 on USU's career rushing list with 1,253, edging past Demetrius Brown (1986-89) with 1,252... John Strycula (1969-71) is at No. 14 with 1,412 yards.

-- Moved from No. 34 to No. 31 on the WAC Career Total Offense list, passing Josh Walwork (Wyoming, 1995-96) with 6,753 yards... Tom Brandstater (Fresno State, 2005-08) is No. 30 with 7,009 yards.

-- Closed the gap at his No. 2 spot on USU's career total offense list, now with 6,867 yards, trailing Jose Feuntes (1999-2002) with the school-record total of 8,791 yards, by less than 2,000 yards at 1,924.

-- Borel's 81-yard TD pass was the second-longest of his career, trailing an 85-yard TD pass last year at Idaho.


-- Derrvin Speight's 23 rushes is a new career-high, topping his previous career-high of 22 carries done twice against San Jose State and Utah from his freshman season of 2007.

-- Speight's 91 yards is second-highest in career behind 99 from freshman season of 2007 against San Jose State.

-- Speight's two TD's are single-game career-high and Speight becomes the first Aggie RB with more than one rushing TD in a game since Robert Turbin scored three in at Idaho in 2009.


-- Senior QB Diondre Borel made his team-leading 26th-consecutive start and his 26th career start... Borel is just one of four QB's in the country to have all of their career starts in consecutive order with more than 25 games, currently fourth (Adam Weber-Minnesota 42/42; Trevor Vittatoe-UTEP 40/40; Jerrod Johnson-Texas A&M 27/27; Borel 26/26).

-- Junior LB Bobby Wagner made is 20th-straight start, ranking second on the team, and it was his 25th career start.

-- The senior duo of CB Chris Randle and S Rajric Coleman are third on the team with 17-straight starts, with Randle making his 21st career start and Coleman made his 17th start of his USU career.

-- Senior OL Spencer Johnson's consecutive streak of 16 in a row came to a halt, as he did not see action with an injury.

-- Freshman DE D.J. Tialavea made his first career start.


-- The Aggie offense's 10 first-quarter points were its most in the opening stanza this season... USU's 14 second-quarter points matched the most points scored in a quarter this season for the third time (third quarter of both Oklahoma and Idaho State games).

-- Junior WR Xavier Martin's 81-yard TD pass was his career-long and USU's first 80-yard pass since an 85-yard pass from Diondre Borel to Xavier Bowman last year at Idaho.

-- The senior duo of Chris Randle and Rajric Coleman now have two INT's each on the season, sharing the team lead with sophomore CB Quinton Byrd.

-- Freshman PK Braeden Loveless booted his first career field goal with his 34-yarder in the first quarter.

-- Junior WR Eric Moats' streak of one catch in 16-straight games was halted, as he went without a catch Friday.

-- The Aggie offense's 10 first-quarter points were its most in the opening stanza this season... USU's 14 second-quarter points matched the most points scored in a quarter this season for the third time (third quarter of both Oklahoma and Idaho State games).



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