Nov. 3, 2012
LOGAN, Utah -
UTAH STATE FOOTBALL POST-GAME NOTES vs. Texas State (11/3/12)TEAM NOTES
Utah State's 8-2 start to the season is its best since the 1974 team also won eight of its first 10 games. USU is also 4-0 in league play for the first time since 2000.
With its 38 points today, Utah State set a school record by scoring 38-plus points in four-straight games.
Utah State's eight wins are its most since the 1974 team also won eight games. Overall, it is just the 10th time in school history that USU has won eight games in a season.
Utah State has won 13 of its last 16 games, which is its best stretch since the 1971, 1972 and 1973 teams combined to win 13 of 16 games as well.
Utah State extended its school record with its ninth-straight WAC win. USU's previous school record for consecutive league wins was seven in 1979 and 1980.
Utah State has now won seven straight home games, which is its longest home winning streak since the 1966, 1967 and 1968 teams combined to win eight-straight home games. Overall, USU is now 15-7 at home under current head coach Gary Andersen including a 7-6 WAC record.
Utah State has now won five-straight games in November and is now 9-3 in November under Andersen.
Utah State has scored touchdowns on its first possession of a game in each of its last four games, and in its sixth game this year (Southern Utah, Colorado State).
Utah State has now out-scored its opponents 103-6 in the first quarter this year, and today's game marks the eighth time this season that USU has not allowed any points in the first quarter.
Utah State has now out-scored its opponents 206-45 in the first half this year. Furthermore, it is the third time this year that USU has held an opponent scoreless in the first-half time season (Colorado State, New Mexico State).
Utah State's 35 first half points are a season-high and its most since scoring 42 first-half points at home against Wyoming in 2011.
Utah State allowed just its third rushing TD of the season in the third quarter.
Utah State's 593 yards of total offense are a season-high, the 12th-most in a single-game in school history, and the most by USU since it had 635 yards of total offense against Weber State in 2011. It is the fifth-time this year USU has had at least 500 yards of total offense. USU also had a season-high with 268 yards rushing.
Utah State limited Texas State to 158 yards of total offense, which is a season-low and its fewest since New Mexico State had just 156 yards of total offense against USU in 2008. Texas State also had just 76 passing yards in the game, which are the fewest allowed by Utah State since allowing just 72 passing yards at North Texas during the 2000 season.
Utah State had a season-low two penalties for 20 yards, which are its fewest since committing two penalties against Nevada in 2011.
Sophomore QB Chuckie Keeton had four TD passes in the first half to give him 23 on the season and 34 in his career, to rank second all-time at USU for a single-season and tied for sixth all-time in school history with Eric Hipple (1976-79). The single-season school record for TD passes is 24 set by Jose Fuentes in 2001.
Sophomore QB Chuckie Keeton has now thrown four TD passes in a game for the second time this year and third time in his career. For Keeton, it is the fourth time this year and fifth time in his career he has thrown at least three TD passes in a game, and the eighth time this year and 11th time in his career he has thrown at least two TD passes in a single game.
Sophomore QB Chuckie Keeton has completed 217 passes this year to rank seventh all-time in school history for a single-season. The school record for completions in a single season is 260 set by Jose Fuentes in 2001.
Sophomore QB Chuckie Keeton now has 3,077 yards of total offense this year to rank fifth all-time in school history for a single-season.
Sophomore QB Chuckie Keeton recorded his fourth rushing TD of the season in the second quarter, which is the eighth of his career.
Senior RB Kerwynn Williams had 120 rushing yards and now has 2,008 yards in his career to rank ninth all-time in school history as Williams is the ninth player in school history with 2,000 yards rushing. Williams now has 1,005 rushing yards on the season and becomes the 11th Aggie to rush for 1,000 yards in a single-season for the 16th time in school history.
Sophomore RB Kerwynn Williams had 120 rushing yards for his fourth 100-yard rushing game of the season and the fifth of his career. Overall, it is USU's fifth 100-yard rushing outing of the season and USU has now rushed for 100-yards in a game for the 26th time under Andersen.
Junior WR Travis Reynolds recorded his first career TD reception in the first quarter.
Junior DL B.J. Larsen recorded his second sack of the season in the first quarter.
Senior DB Will Davis recorded his team-leading third interception in the first quarter.
Senior TE Kellen Bartlett caught his third career TD in the first quarter.
Sophomore LB Tavaris McMillian recorded his second career sack in the first quarter.
Redshirt freshman DL Jordan Nielsen recorded a half of a sack and now has 4.5 sacks on the season. Nielsen finished the game with a career-high six tackles.
Sophomore LB Zach Vigil recorded half of a sack and now has 5.5 sacks on the season.
Senior P Tyler Bennett's 57 yard punt in the second quarter was his ninth 50-yard punt of the season and his 24th of his career.
Freshman WR Bruce Natson recorded his first career TD reception, a 23-yard reception, in the second quarter.
Senior WR Chuck Jacobs' 64-yard reception in the second quarter is a career long.
Senior WR Matt Austin recorded his fifth TD reception of the season and the 11th of his career with a 4-yard reception in the second quarter. He also had a career-long 61 yard reception twice in the game.
Senior WR Matt Austin had a career-high 124 receiving yards, for his second-career 100-yard receiving game.
Junior WR Lars Gunderson had his first career reception.
Junior CB Devonta Glover-Wright completed his first career pass.
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