Utah State Post-Game Notes USU vs. Wyoming - Logan, Utah
Oct. 8, 2011
LOGAN, Utah -
-- Freshman QB Chuckie Keeton tied a school record with five TD passes, becoming the fourth different Aggie QB to hit the school record, and the sixth time, and the first since Anthony Calvillo threw for five scores against BYU in 1993... Calvillo and Tony Adams had accomplished the feat twice each while Brent Snyder reached it once.
-- Keeton's five TD's Saturday more than doubled his season TD pass total of four.
-- USU's win was first over Wyoming since 1978, and first win at home in series since 1977.
-- The Aggies' 63 points Saturday were the most since winning at Idaho, 63-17, on Oct. 25, 1997, while its 44-point margin of victory is its largest since defeating New Mexico State at home, 47-2, on Nov. 29, 2008.
-- USU scored on its first eight possessions of the game Saturday, not punting until the third quarter.
-- USU's 42 points in first half was most points scored by Aggies in a first half since at least 1991 according to available records and ties the 42 points in second half at Nevada last season.
-- Junior RB Robert Turbin's 1-yard first-quarter run was his 31st career rushing TD, as he has a solid hold of the No. 3 spot on USU's Career Rushing TD's list, closing in on the No. 2 spot of 37 TD's by Demario Brown (1996-99).
-- The 31 rushing TD's moves Turbin into a tie for No. 20 on the WAC's Career Rushing TD list.
-- Turbin now has at least one rushing TD in last 10 games played.
-- Turbin's 111 yards was his fourth-straight 100-yard outing and 12th of his career... He now has 2,397 yards for his career, moving up to No. 6 on USU's Career Rushing list, passing Roger Grant (1990-91) who had 2,387... Emmett White (1998-2001) holds the No. 5 spot with 2,791 yards.
-- With two total TD's for 12 points Saturday, Turbin now has 242 career points, moving to No. 4 on USU's Career Points Scored list, passing Demario Brown (1996-99) who had 234 points... Abu Wilson (1992, 94-96) holds the No. 3 spot with 246 career points.
-- The 242 points ties Turbin for No. 33 on the WAC's Career Points Scored list.
-- Senior RB Michael Smith's 53-yard TD pass was his longest of the season and longest since 2009 with a 54-yarder in the Southern Uutah game on Sept. 26, 2009... It was Smith's first TD catch of the season and third of his career... Smith's three total TD's were the most since Turbin had five total scores in the Idaho game in 2009.
-- Junior RB Kerwynn Williams' 50-yard kick return was a season-long and longest since an 84-yarder in the New Mexico State game last season.
-- The 3-play, 99-yard drive covering the first and second quarter was USU's second 99-yard drive of the season, also doing do with a 7-play, 99-yard drive in the Weber State game... The Aggies now have four drives of at least 90 yards, as the other three all occurred in the Weber State game.
-- It was Turbin's second receiving TD of the season, and the ninth TD of his career.
-- Turbin now has two-straight games with at least one rushing and one receiving TD, and the sixth time in his career.
-- The 19-yard TD pass from Keeton to sophomore TE D.J. Tialavea in the second quarter was Tialavea's first career TD catch and the first TD catch by a TE this season, only to add the second with senior TE Tarren Lloyd's second-quarter TD catch that was his first of the season and third of his career.
-- Senior WR Stanley Morrison's third-quarter catch gives him at least one reception in 29-straight games, which leads the WAC.
-- Morrison's 8-yard TD catch was the first of the season and first since 2009 after missing 2010 with an injury, and fourth of his career.
-- With 12 tackles Saturday, senior LB Bobby Wagner's now has double-digit tackles in five-straight games and 19th time in his career... Wagner moved into sixth-place all-time at USU and sixth-place all-time in the WAC with 360 stops... Wagner added his third career interception late in the second quarter.
-- Wagner started for the 32nd-straight game, as well as his 37th career start overall, leading USU in both departments.
-- Senior OL Philip Gapelu made his 28th-consecutive start and 33rd of his career, ranking second in both areas.
-- Junior RB Robert Turbin started for the 28th time of his career, but fifth since the 2009 season-finale after missing the entire 2010 season with an injury.
-- USU is now: