Utah State Football Post-Game Notes - at Idaho
Nov. 29, 2009
MOSCOW, Idaho -
-- Sophomore RB Robert Turbin's five TD's (three rushing, two receiving) ties the USU record for single-game TD's by Jack Hill (five rushing TD's) vs. Drake in 1956.
-- The Aggies finish head coach Gary Andersen's first year at the helm of the USU program with a 4-8 mark, USU's most wins since 2002 and a progressive win total since 2006's one win. Utah State finished 3-5 in Western Athletic Conference action, matching last season for top conference record in USU's five seasons in the league.
-- USU had its second-best offensive outing of the year with 539 yards of total offense, on a season-high 376 passing and 163 rushing.
-- Saturday was USU's third-straight win over Idaho and fourth in the last six meetings, taking a 18-16-2 series lead and leveling the series ledger at Moscow at 9-9-1.
-- Junior QB Diondre Borel started for the 21st-consecutive game, which leads USU.
-- Borel's 369 passing yards is a career-high as is his four passing TD's.
-- Sophomore LB Bobby Wagner is second for consecutive starts with his 15th-straight start on Saturday.
-- Senior S James Brindley and junior OT Spencer Johnson both made their 31st career starts overall, tied for second-longest on the team behind senior LB Paul Igboeli's team-leading 39 career starts, which ends as Igboeli missed Saturday's game with an ankle injury.
-- USU scored on its opening possession for the eighth time this season and the fourth in the last five games.
-- The Aggies scored first for the ninth time this season and Utah State is now 3-6 when hanging a point on the scoreboard first.
-- Sophomore RB Robert Turbin now has 13 rushing TD's on the season and 21 for his career, tying for No. 7 on USU's single-season rushing TD list with two of Emmett White's marks in 2000 and 2001, and Tom Larscheid in 1960... Turbin also ties Louie Giammona (1973-75) for No. 6 on the USU career rushing TD list.
-- It also is tied for No. 8 on USU's longest pass play in school history, tying Matt Wells to Kevin Alexander vs. UNLV in 1994 and Tony Adams to Craig Clark vs. Utah in 1972.
-- The 48-yard TD pass from Borel to Turbin is Borel's fourth multi-TD pass outing.
-- It also is the third time this season that Turbin has a rushing and receiving TD in the same game and the first time on the road (vs. Southern Utah on Sept. 26 and vs. Nevada on Oct. 17).
-- The 21 first quarter points is the Aggies' most this season in the opening quarter and the most since 21 also in the season-finale of last year, vs. New Mexico State.
-- Borel now has 17 TD passes, moving into a tie for No. 9 on the single-season TD pass list with Ron Lopez in 1991.
-- It was Turbin's second game this season and of his career with two TD catches (vs. Southern Utah on Sept. 26).
-- Senior PK Chris Ulinski booted his 13th FG this season, one shy of USU's single-season top 10... It is the second time in the last three years that USU has kicked 13 FG's (2007) and the third-straight season with at least 12 (12 in 2008).
-- The 31 first-half points matches the Southern Utah game on Sept. 26 for most in the first half this season,
-- USU led at halftime for the sixth time this season and the Aggies are now 4-2 on the season when leading at the half.
-- Freshman KR Kerwynn Williams' five KO returns give him the USU record for most returns in a season with 45, passing the 43 by Kevin Robinson in 2007.
-- Sophomore LB Bobby Wagner snared his second INT of the season.
-- Wagner finishes with 114 tackles, the second-most for a sophomore in USU history behind 138 by Johndale Carty in 1996.