Utah State Football Post-Game Notes - at No. 9 Boise State
Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010 - Lyle Smith Field at Bronco Stadium - Boise, Idaho
Dec. 4, 2010
BOISE, Idaho -
-- Utah State ends the season with a 4-8 overall record for the second year in a row.
-- The Aggies conclude 2010 with a 2-6 WAC ledger.
-- USU is now 4-13 all-time vs. BSU, losing 10 in a row overall... The Aggies are now 2-7 in Boise, now on a six-game losing skein in the capital city.
-- The Aggies are now 45-65-4 all-time in season-finales, as Saturday's loss snapped a four-year win streak in their final game of the season.
-- USU has a 36-32-2 record against teams from the state of Idaho, as well as a 16-18-2 in games played on Idaho soil.
-- Utah State is now 0-5 against a No. 9 ranked team, as well as 0-22 vs. a Top 10 team and 1-54 against a Top 25 team.
-- USU is now 0-9 against fellow WAC foes who are ranked in the AP Top 25 or among others receiving votes.
KERWYNN THE RECORD BREAKER
-- Sophomore RB/KR Kerwynn Williams broke the week-old WAC and NCAA kick return yards record, finishing with 157 Saturday to give him 1,444 on the season, bettering New Mexico State's Taveon Rogers' record of 1,410 yards set last week.
-- Williams now has 2,575 kick return yards for his career, with a 26.3 average, which is the new USU record.
-- He now has 3,183 career all-purpose yards.
-- Williams' 147 rushing yards are not only a career-high and first 100-yard game of his career, but also nearly triples his previous career-high of 52 yards in the Fresno State game.
-- Williams scored his fourth rushing TD of the season, as well as his fifth overall (one KR).
-- Williams' 40-yard second-quarter run was a new career-long, topping his previous career-long of 38 yards in the Fresno State game.
-- The 304 all-purpose yards is also a career-high and the third-highest in the WAC this season.
-- Senior QB Diondre Borel ends the season with 2,108 yards passing and 298 rushing, with eight TD passes and seven rushes for TD.
-- Borel ends his career with 8,096 yards of total offense, becoming just the second USU QB to reach the 8K plateau, joining Jose Fuentes (1999-2002) in the 8,000-yard club.
-- Borel holds the No. 2 spot on USU's career total offense list and the No. 21 spot on the WAC career ledger, coming up 19-yards shy of No. 20 mark of 8.115 yards by Adam Tafralis (SJSU, 2004-07).
-- Borel ends with 1,398 rushing yards, No. 15 on USU's career rushing list.
-- He finishes with 6,698 passing yards, No. 2 on the Aggies' career passing list behind Jose Fuentes' 9,168 yards from 1999-2002.
-- Borel's 56.1 career passing percentage ranked him No. 5 on USU's career list.
-- He has 36 career passing TD's, ranking No. 4 on the Aggies' career TD list.
-- With 517 career completions, Borel finishes at No. 2 behind the 704 by Fuentes, while Borel's 922 attempts are also No. 2 on the Aggies' career list behind the 1,270 by Fuentes.
-- Borel's fourth-quarter rushing TD gives him seven rushing scores this season and 17 for his career... He has a rushing TD in 16 career games.
-- Borel has a rushing TD in a total of seven games.
-- Borel is at No. 9 on USU's career rushing TD list with the 17 career TD's.
-- Borel's 17 career rushing TD's are the most for an Aggie QB.
-- Borel's four completions Saturday were a season-low and the second-fewest of his career behind his three at Boise State in 2008.
-- Borel's 41 yards passing was also a season-low and also the second-lowest of his career, as his career-low is 35 also at Boise State in 2008.
-- Senior PK Peter Caldwell ends his career No. 3 on USU's career PAT's made and attempted lists, with 85 career makes in 86 career attempts, also ranking third in PAT percentage with .988, the best non-1.00 percentage in school history as Willie Beecher (1981-84) and Russ Moody (1988-89) both were perfect in the Aggie careers... However, Caldwell had far more attempts than either of them.
START STREAKING STATS
-- Senior QB Diondre Borel made his team-leading 33rd-straight start as well as his 33rd career start, which leads the team.
-- Borel is just one of four QB's in the country to have all of their career starts in consecutive order with more than 25 games, currently fourth (Adam Weber-Minnesota 50/50; Trevor Vittatoe-UTEP 48/48; Kellen Moore-Boise State 39/39; Borel 33/33).
-- Junior LB Bobby Wagner started for the 27th-consecutive game, ranking second on the team, and also made his 32nd career start, which ranks third on the team.
-- Senior CB Chris Randle is third on the team with 24 consecutive starts, and finishes his USU career with 27 total starts.
-- Senior OT Spencer Johnson started his 39th career game, the most on the Aggie squad.
-- Senior RB Derrvin Speight's 26 yards Saturday were the second-lowest of the season behind 23 in the Hawai'i game, as Speight's final game in an Aggie uniform was cut short with an injury in the first quarter.
-- Speight ends the season with 779 rushing yards, surpassing his career total entering this season of 714 yards (504 in 2007 and 210 in 2009).
-- His 189 carries this season also is more than his career total coming into his senior year of 171 (129 in 2007 and 42 in 2009).
SENIORS LAST GAME
-- Saturday was the final game in USU uniforms for the Aggies' 22 seniors.
-- The 2010 seniors finish with the top back-to-back WAC records.
-- They are the first senior class to earn the Wagon Wheel for USU in leading the Aggies to the first win over BYU since 1993.
OTHER AGGIE BITS
-- Sophomore RB Joey DeMartino had a career-high 46 rushing yards Saturday.
-- Sophomore WR Dontel Watkins was held without a catch for just the second game this season, after have at least three receptions in the other 10 games.