Oct. 27, 2012
SAN ANTONIO, Texas -
UTAH STATE FOOTBALL POST-GAME NOTES vs. UTSA (10/27/12)TEAM NOTES
Utah State is 7-2 to start a season for the first time since 1978 when that team also won seven of its first nine games. USU is also 3-0 in conference play for the first time since it won its first four Big West Conference games in 2000.
Utah State has now won eight-straight WAC games, setting a school record for most consecutive conference wins. The previous school record was seven-straight league wins during the 1979 and 1980 seasons.
Utah State has now won seven games in back-to-back seasons for the first time since 1978 and 1979. Overall, it is the 21st time in school history that USU has won at least seven games in a season.
Utah State has now won 12 of its last 15 games, which is its best stretch since the 1972-73 teams also combined to win 12 of 15 games.
Utah State has now won six of its last eight road games, including five-straight WAC road games dating back to last season.
Utah State has now scored 40-plus points in three-straight games for the first time since 1990.
Utah State blocked its fifth kick of the season in the first quarter as junior CB Devonta Glover-Wright blocked a UTSA punt. Overall, it is USU's second blocked punt of the season (vs. Utah) to go along with two blocked field goals (vs. NMSU, at BYU) and a blocked extra point (at Wisconsin).
Utah State has now scored on its first possession of the game for the third-straight game and for the fifth time this year joining the Southern Utah and Colorado State games.
UTSA's 29-yard FG in the first quarter was only the second score Utah State has allowed in the first quarter this year and is now out-scoring its opponents 89-6 in the first quarter on the season.
Utah State now holds a 171-45 scoring advantage in the first half this year and has led at the half in eight of its nine games this year, trailing 6-3 at BYU.
Utah State has now scored at least 27 first half points in each of its last three games as it had 28 points at the half against both San Jose State and New Mexico State.
Utah State intercepted two passes during the game and now has six interceptions this year (Davis-2, Fackrell-2, Harold-1, Alston-1). In 2011, USU had four interceptions the entire season, including two in its regular season finale at New Mexico State.
UTSA's 7-yard TD run in the third quarter was just the second rushing TD allowed by USU this season (Wisconsin).
Utah State had 12 different players catch a pass against UTSA (K. Andersen, M. Austin, K. Bartlett, D. Glover-Wright, J. Hill, C. Jacobs, K. Lee, T. Leeuwen, B. Natson, T. Reynolds, C. Webb, K. Williams).
Utah State's 522 yards of total offense are its third-most this year. Overall, USU has had 500-plus yards of total offense four times in nine games this season. USU also had 394 passing yards today, which are its second-most of the season. Utah State tied its season-high with 10 third-down conversions as its was 10-of-17 on the day. USU was also 10-of-17 on third downs at Colorado State.