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.
Junior CB Devonta Glover-Wright recorded his first career blocked kick on a punt in the first quarter. Glover-Wright also had a career-high two receptions for a career-best 15 yards.
Senior TE Kellen Bartlett caught his second career TD pass, from two yards, in the first quarter.
With his three TD passes, sophomore QB Chuckie Keeton now has 19 TD passes this season to rank tied for sixth all-time at USU for a single-season along with Anthony Calvillo (1993) and Brent Snyder (1988). Overall, Keeton now has 30 career TD passes to rank tied for eighth all-time in school history with John Pappas (1966-68). The single-season school record for TD passes is 24 set by Jose Fuentes (2001). Fuentes (1998-2002) also holds the USU career record for TD passes with 60.
Sophomore QB Chuckie Keeton has now thrown at least two TD passes seven times this year and 10 times in his career. It is also the third time this year and fourth time in his career he has thrown three TD passes in a game.
Sophomore QB Chuckie Keeton has now thrown for at least 200 yards in seven games this year and 10 games in his career.
Sophomore QB Chuckie Keeton completed a career-high 27 passes. His 340 passing yards are also the second-most of his career and his third-career 300-yard passing game.
Sophomore QB Chuckie Keeton has now completed 303 passes in his career to rank 10th all-time in school history.
Sophomore QB Chuckie Keeton had 341 yards of total offense today to give him 4,206 yards of total offense in his career to rank 10th all-time in school history.
Senior RB Kerwynn Williams now has nine rushing TDs this year and 16 in his career to rank 10th all-time in school history. For Williams, it is his third-career multi-TD game.
Senior WR Cameron Webb caught his first career TD pass, a 29-yard reception in the second quarter. Webb had a career-high five catches for a career-high 59 yards in the game.
Freshman WR Bruce Natson had a career-high four catches for a career-high 29 yards.
Senior CB Will Davis intercepted his second career pass on the last play of the first half.
Redshirt freshman LB Kyler Fackrell intercepted his second pass of the season in the third quarter.
Sophomore RB Joe Hill recorded his fifth rushing TD of the season with a 1-yard run in the third quarter. He also tied his career-high with three receptions and had his second career receiving TD on a 16-yard pass.
Freshman RB Kelvin Lee had career-highs in receptions (2) and receiving yards (42). He also had a career-high seven rushes in the game.
Sophomore QB Craig Harrison was 5-of-6 passing for 54 yards, all of which are career-highs.
Senior DL Al Lapuaho recorded his third sack of the year and fourth of his career.
Junior DL Connor Williams recorded his fifth sack of the season.
Junior LB Cade Cowdin had a career-high six tackles.
Sophomore PK Nick Diaz tied his career-high with two FGs (24, 22). Diaz also made a pair of field goals last week vs. New Mexico State.
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