Oct. 6, 2012
PROVO, Utah -
UTAH STATE FOOTBALL POST-GAME NOTES vs. BYU (10/5/12)TEAM NOTES
Utah State's three points are its fewest since losing at No. 19 Boise State, 52-0, on Nov. 2010, 2007, a span of 52 games. It is also the first time USU did not score a touchdown since losing at home to Idaho, 28-6, on Nov. 20, 2010.
Utah State had season-lows in total offense (243) and rushing yards (41).
Utah State had won three straight games when trailing at the half entering tonight.
Utah State's six points allowed on the road are its fewest since it won at UNLV, 42-0, on Nov. 11, 1995.
Utah State has now held each of its first six opponents this year to less than 21 points and the last time a USU accomplished that feat was in 1962.
Utah State is now 5-4 against teams from the state of Utah under head coach Gary Andersen.
Utah State is now 4-2 in its last six road games and 6-16 on the road under Andersen.
During the last two years, Utah State has had 10 of its last 13 games decided by one score and is 6-3 in its last nine games decided by one score.
Utah State's 13-play scoring drive in the first quarter is its second-longest of the season in terms of plays behind its 19-play drive at Colorado State.
Utah State has now-outscored its opponents 54-0 in the first quarter this season.
Utah State was 1-for-1 on fourth downs and is now 2-of-5 on fourth downs on the season.
Utah State blocked its third kick of the season as junior DL Paul Piukala blocked a 34-yard FG. Sophomore LB Zach Vigil blocked a punt against Utah and redshirt freshman DL Jordan Nielsen blocked and an extra point at Wisconsin.
After not allowing a TD in the first-half in each of its first four games, Utah State has now allowed on first-half TD in each of its last two games. Overall, USU has out-scored its opponents 88-22 in the first-half this year.
Sophomore QB Chuckie Keeton attempted a career-high 38 passes, and tied his career-high with 22 completions.
Senior WR Matt Austin caught a career-high seven passes.
Redshirt freshman LB Kyler Fackrell recorded his first career interception. Vigil had 10 tackles for his second career double-figure tackle game.
Senior FS McKade Brady had a season-high 14 tackles, marking the third time this year and seventh time in his career he has recorded double-digit tackles.
Sophomore LB Zach Vigil tied his career-high for the third time this season with 10 tackles.
Junior DL Connor Williams tied his career-high with five tackles.
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