Post-Game Notes

 

 
 

Oct. 4, 2013

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LOGAN, Utah -

TEAM NOTES
* Utah State had its nine-game home winning streak snapped, which was tied for the fourth-longest in school history. USU also had its six-game home winning streak against in-state opponents snapped.
* Utah State's 17-point loss is its worst since it lost at Boise State by 36 points (50-14) on Dec. 4, 2010.
* Utah State had a season-high three turnovers and scored a season-low tying 14 points. USU also gave up a season-high 31 points.
* Utah State's 51 pass attempts are a season-high and its most since attempting 54 passes at Arizona State in 2003.
* Utah State won the time of possession battle (30:32) for the fifth time in six games this year.
* Utah State allowed a first quarter TD for just the third time in its last 22 games dating back to the 2011 season.
* Utah State has now trailed at the half for just the third time in its last 21 games dating back to the 2011 season.
* Utah State has now trailed at the end of the first quarter twice in its last 21 games dating back to the 2011 season as USU also trailed at USC, 7-0, after the first quarter.
* Utah State's 47-yard FG attempt that was blocked in the second quarter was its first blocked kick since Oct. 20, 2012 when a 44-yard attempt was blocked by New Mexico State.
* Utah State's 10-point halftime deficit was its largest since it trailed at Hawai'i, 28-7, on Nov. 5, 2011.

PLAYER NOTES
* Aggies who made their first career start tonight include senior OG Sini Tauauve'a, redshirt freshman LB Nick Vigil and sophomore DE Jordan Nielsen.
* Junior QB Craig Harrison had career-highs in completions (18), attempts (41) and yards (185). Harrison also had career-highs in both rushes (6) and rushing yards (38).
* Harrison threw his second TD pass of the season with an 8-yard toss to junior wide receiver Ronald Butler in the fourth quarter. For Butler, it was his third career TD reception. Butler also tied his career-high with two receptions.
* Senior TE D.J. Tialavea had a career-high four receptions.
* Junior QB Chuckie Keeton has now thrown 18 TD passes this season to rank tied for ninth all-time in school history for a single season. Overall, it is his 56th career TD pass which ranks second all-time in school history.
* Junior QB Chuckie Keeton completed four passes in the first half and is now tied with Diondre Borel for second all-time at USU with 517 career completions.
* Junior QB Chuckie Keeton rushed for 17 yards in the first half and he now has 1,153 career rushing yards to move ahead of Jerry Hughes (1,144) and into 21st-place all-time at USU.
* Senior WR Travis Van Leeuwen caught his second TD pass of the season and fifth of his career.
* Junior TE Keegan Andersen tied his career-high with three receptions.
* Senior RB Robert Marshall had a career-long reception of 30 yards.
* Senior CB Quinton Byrd recorded his first interception of the season and fourth of his career.
* Sophomore LB Kyler Fackrell had a career-high 13 tackles for his second double-digit tackle outing this year and sixth of his career. Fackrell also tied his career-high with two tackles for loss.
* Junior LB Zach Vigil forced his third fumble of the season and fourth of his career. Vigil also recorded his third straight double-digit tackle game, his fourth of the season and ninth of his career with 11 tackles.
* Senior LB Jake Doughty recorded his fourth double-digit tackle outing of the season and eighth of his career with 14 tackles. Doughty also had a career-high 2.5 tackles for loss.
* Senior NG AJ Pataiali'i had a career-high five tackles.
* Junior SS Brian Suite recovered his first career fumble.
* Junior CB Rashard Stewart recorded his first career sack.
* Senior DE Connor Williams had 0.5 sacks and now has 8.5 sacks in his career, posting a career-high six stops on the night, in his return to action after missing the last four games with an injury.
* Redshirt freshman LB Nick Vigil had 0.5 sacks for his first career sack. He also set a new season-high with eight tackles.
* Junior P Jaron Bentrude had a career-best five punts downed inside the 20 and had a career-long punt of 64 yards. Bentrude also punted a career-high 10 times.

 

 

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