Aggie Football Falls In Hawai'i Late Saturday Night
Nov. 13, 2005
HONOLULU, Hawai'i - Utah State football outscored Hawai'i 20-16 in the second half, but a 34-3 halftime deficit was too much to overcome as the Aggies fell to the Rainbow Wahine, 50-23, here late Saturday night.
Justin Hamblin kicked a career-long 50-yard field goal in the first quarter for Utah State's only points in the opening half as the Aggies amassed just 88 total yards.
Hawai'i was up just 6-3 after one quarter, but exploded for 28 points in the second quarter as it converted on four of five possessions.
Utah State's first trip into the end zone came on its first possession of the second half as quarterback Jerod Walker, who was filling in for an injured Leon Jackson III, scampered 46 yards to bring the score to 34-10.
Utah State then added touchdowns on a five-yard rush by Lynwood Johnson at the end of the third quarter and a three-yard reception by Kevin Robinson from Walker with :28 seconds left in the game to round out USU's scoring efforts.
Utah State Postgame Notes Nov. 12, 2005 Utah State vs. Hawai'i
o - Jerod Walker's 46-yard touchdown run was the second longest rush of the year for USU (Chris Forbes 51-yard rush vs. Idaho) and tied for the second longest play of the year for USU (Kevin Robinson 46-yard reception vs. Fresno State). The touchdown was a career first for Walker.
o - Jerod Walker led the team in rushing tonight marking the eighth time in nine games a non-USU running back has led the team in rushing yards. Walker also led against Fresno State with 62 yards that night.
Walker, who played most of the second half, entered tonight's game having completed seven of 13 passes for 57 yards. He had also rushed 28 times for 103 yards.
o - DE John Chick, who entered the game leading the WAC in sacks, recorded his 9.5 sack of the year. His 9.5 sacks are the most in a year since current Aggie assistant coach Danilo Robinson had 10.5 in 1995.
o - Fullback Lynwood Johnson's five-yard touchdown run in the third quarter was his first career touchdown.
o - Justin Hamblin's 50-yard field goal in the first quarter was a career long (previous long was a 35-yarder vs. Louisiana Tech last week) and marked Utah State's first 50-yard plus field goal since Brad Bohn's 52-yarder against North Texas on Nov. 27, 1999.
o - Hamblin's field goal also marked the third straight game Utah State's first points have come via a field goal. Even less interesting is the fact that USU has only made five field goals this year.
o - Freshman cornerback Josh Taylor recorded his first career interception in the second quarter, while freshman linebacker Devon Hall recorded his first pick in the third quarter. They became the fourth and fifth different Aggies to have interceptions this year.
o - WR Kevin Robinson extended his streak of catching at least two passes to 15 consecutive games.
o - Hawai'i's 28 second quarter points were the most given up by USU in a quarter since allowing Fresno State an identical 28 points in the second quarter of the final game of 2001.
o - Hawai'i's 30 first half points were the most points given up by USU in a half since game five of last year when the Aggies allowed 35 against Troy.
o - Last week Utah State produced a season high 478 yards of total offense, but gained just 81 yards in the first half tonight.
o - Utah State lost its 10th straight road game... USU had its four game winning streak against Hawai'i stopped tonight... For the ninth time in nine USU games, the team that was winning at halftime won the game