Aggies To Meet Utes For 100th Time On Football Field
Sept. 24, 2000
LOGAN, Utah - Sept. 24, 2000
Game #4 vs. Utah Sept. 30, 3:05 p.m. (MST) Romney Stadium (30,257) Logan, Utah Radio: KVNU (610 AM), Logan KVFX (94.5 FM), Logan KWLW (700 AM), SLC Internet: www.UtahStateAggies.com TV: Sports West (channel 5) USU Tickets: 1-888-U-STATE-1 or (435) 797-0305
USU SID: Mike Strauss (435) 797-1361 UU SID: Liz Abel (801) 581-3511
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2000 Utah State (1-2, 0-0) Sept. 2 at Texas Tech L 16-38 Sept. 9 SO. UTAH W 30-14 Sept. 23 at Ariz. State L 20-44 Sept. 30 UTAH 3:05 Oct. 6 (Fri) at Brigham Young 7:05 Oct. 14 at North Texas* 1:35 Oct. 21 IDAHO* 3:05 Oct. 28 ARKANSAS ST.* 3:05 Nov. 4 at N.M. State* 6:00 Nov. 11 at Boise State* 1:05 Nov. 18 IDAHO STATE 3:05 (All times are Mountain)
2000 Utah (0-4, 0-0) Sept. 1 ARIZONA L 16-38 Sept. 9 at California L 21-24 Sept. 16 WASH. STATE L 21-38 Sept. 23 AIR FORCE L 14-23 Sept. 30 at Utah State Oct. 14 at San Diego State Oct. 21 COLO. STATE Oct. 28 at New Mexico Nov. 4 UNLV Nov. 11 at Wyoming Nov. 25 BRIGHAM YOUNG
QUICKLY -- Utah State (1-2) returns home to host Utah (0-4) in its annual homecoming game on Saturday, Sept. 30 at 3:05 p.m. (Sports West TV channel 5)... In addition to homecoming, it is also Ag Day at USU... USU is 1-0 at home this season and has won four of its last seven home games... For just the sixth time in its last 27 games USU will be playing a school with a losing record at game time... USU will be looking to start the year 2-2 for the first time since back-to-back 2-2 starts in 1996 and 1997 (1-3 in each of the last two years)... Dating back to last year, USU has won three of its last five games... USU will be looking to post its first non-conference, division I win since winning at Utah in 1997.
ON THE AIR -- All Utah State football games are carried on the Aggie Radio Network with Al "He put the Al in Altitude" Lewis handling the play-by-play chores and Chris "Tempe Two Step" Tunis providing analysis. The games are carried on KVNU (610 AM) and KVFX (94.5 FM) in Logan and KWLW (700 AM) in Salt Lake City as well as on USU's web site at www.UtahStateAggies.com. The Utah game will be televised in the state by Sports West on channel 5 with Dave McCann, Blaine Fowler and Kathy Aiken calling the action.
MEDIA SERVICES -- All Utah State player and coach interview requests should be made through the Athletic Media Relations Office by calling Mike Strauss at (435) 797-1361. Interviews should be completed by Wednesday each week. Information about Utah State football can be obtained in several ways, including the internet (www.UtahStateAggies.com), Fax-on-Demand, e-mail, fax, or simply by calling us. Information will be updated as quickly as possible on all of the systems each week. See the left column on page two for information on USU's weekly press conferences.
LAST TIME OUT -- Big plays were the key as Utah State lost 44-20 at Arizona State on Saturday. Arizona State scored five touchdowns on passes all more than 35 yards and returned an interception 48 yards for another score. Sophomore Jose Fuentes made his first collegiate start at quarterback for USU and responded by throwing for 240 yards. Emmett White rushed 22 times for 113 yards and had two receptions for a career best 85 yards. USU committed four turnovers that led to three Sun Devil touchdowns. The Aggies did produce a season best 343 yards of total offense and for the first time this year owned the advantage in time of possession (30:10). However, USU allowed Arizona State to throw for 374 yards on just 12 receptions (31.7 average per reception).
UP NEXT -- Utah State will face a short week playing at Brigham Young on Friday, Oct. 6 at 7:05 p.m. USU is meeting three instate schools for the first time since 1982 when the Aggies defeated Weber State and Brigham Young before losing at Utah. USU already defeated Southern Utah on Sept. 9.
DID YOU KNOW? -- Utah State anticipates a sellout against Utah and drew 26,715 against Southern Utah on Sept. 9. The last time USU drew 25,000-plus in two home games in the same season was 1996 against Utah (30,257) and BYU (33,119).
COACH MICK DENNEHY -- In his first year at Utah State is Mick Dennehy (Montana, 1973), who was hired on Dec. 3, 1999. He compiled a 39-12 record in four years at Montana and his 76.5 winning percentage is the best at the school for coaches with more than two years. Dennehy played safety at Montana in 1971 and 1972. Prior to assuming the head coaching role at Montana, he served as the school's offensive coordinator for five seasons, producing one of the nation's top offenses. Before going to Montana, Dennehy revived the program at Western Montana, which had dropped football in 1987. In three years he improved the team from a 1-6 record to a 5-3 mark.
Year School Overall Pct. Conf. Pct. Notes 1988 West. Montana 1-6 .143 1-5/5th .167 Revived Program 1989 West. Montana 4-4 .500 2-4/4th .333 1990 West. Montana 5-3 .625 3-3/3rd .500 1996 Montana 14-1 .933 8-0/1st 1.00 3-1 (2nd in I-AA) 1997 Montana 8-4 .667 6-2/2nd .750 0-1 in playoffs 1998 Montana 8-4 .667 6-2/1st .750 0-1 in playoffs 1999 Montana 9-3 .750 7-1/1st 1.00 0-1 in playoffs 2000 Utah State 1-2 .333 0-0 .000 24th head coach Western Montana (3 yrs.) 10-13 .435 6-12 .333 Revived Program Montana (4 yrs.) 39-12 .765 27-5 .844 Four playoffs Utah State (1st yr.) 1-2 .333 0-0 .000 50th career win Totals (8th year) 50-27 .649 33-17 .660 3-4 in playoffs
MORE ON DENNEHY -- USU's first-year head coach entered the year with a 49-25 record in seven years of coaching. His 66.2 winning percentage entering the year was third among active division I head coaches with less than five years at this level. Here is a look at the list through games of Sept. 23:
Coach, School (years at D-I) Record Pct. Jim Donnan, Georgia (5th) 98-37-0 .726 Bobby Keasler, La. Monroe (2nd) 84-43-2 .659 Terry Allen, Kansas (4th) 91-47-0 .659 MICK DENNEHY, USU (1st) 50-27-0 .649 Hal Mumme, Kentucky (4th) 85-46-1 .647
THE USU-UU SERIES -- Utah leads the all-time series by a 67-28-4 margin and owns a 21-11-0 lead in games played at Logan. The two teams have split the last four games as USU won in 1996 and 1997 before the Utes responded by winning each of the last two contests. In fact, Utah has won 10 of the last 12 games since the Aggies won 41-36 at Salt Lake City in 1987.
SOME INTERESTING NOTES (and some not so interesting) -- This is the 100th meeting between the two schools, which makes it the 13th most played rivalry in the NCAA... Utah State's first football game was a 12-0 win against Utah in 1892... The Sept. 30 meeting is the latest in the year the two schools have played since 1988 when the two schools played on Nov. 12... Chris Pella was the last Aggie head coach to beat Utah the first time he faced them as USU won 21-17 in 1983 (Dennehy is the fifth coach since then)... Utah is USU's most played homecoming opponent as the teams will meet for the seventh time in front of the Aggie alumni (CSU 12 times, BYU eight times)... USU is 3-3 against the Utes on homecoming... Tony Adams threw for a school record 561 yards against Utah in 1972... USU has had a 100-yard rusher against Utah in each of the last four seasons... USU secondary coach Derrick Odum played both football and baseball at Utah before graduating in 1992... Current USU staff members that worked at Utah in the recent past include assistant ticket manager Clark Livsey, marketing director Michelle (Stoner) Wilson, and assistant marketing director Kim Torman... While at Montana, USU head coach Mick Dennehy was 4-0 against instate opponent Montana State.
USU-UU LAST YEAR -- It was three years before the Olympics would come to Salt Lake City, but the Aggies appeared ready to take gold early. Utah State scored on its first two possessions to jump out to a 10-0 lead before falling by a deceiving 38-18 score. USU out-gained Utah 369 to 316 yards and had eight more first downs than the Utes, but committed two extremely costly turnovers and had some untimely penalties. Down 14-10 USU was intercepted on a first and goal from the Ute five-yard line and the Utes drove the length of the field for a 21-10 halftime lead. Down 21-18, USU threatened, but could not score and later had a pass bounce off a receiver's hands to Utah's Jay Hill, who returned the interception for a touchdown.
USU-UU LAST TIME IN LOGAN -- Utah State had a two-year winning streak against Utah snapped with a 20-12 loss at home. The Aggies trailed 14-2 early in the second quarter before scoring 10 straight points to pull within 14-12 at the 7:11 mark of the third quarter. Utah then kicked two field goals in the fourth quarter for the game's final points.
USU VS. THE MOUNTAIN WEST (If that is what you kids are calling it these days) -- Utah State owns a 143-184-13 record against current members of the Mountain West. USU has played all eight league schools sometime in its history. The Aggies have lost seven straight games against the league since beating Utah 21-14 in 1997. However, the Aggies' losing margin has been just 7.8 points as USU lost five of those games by one score or less.
THE 100TH MEETING (time for a history lesson) -- The first Utah State vs. Utah game was played Friday, Nov. 25, 1892. That was also the first football game in USU history. Here is an account of that game as it appeared in the Logan Journal: "The great game of football has been played. The Agricultural College boys met the University students and the latter are the former's. In this city there was no disappointment over the result -- i.e., after the University people had departed. The score stood twelve for the Agriculturalists and nothing for anybody else. The University team wore brown pants, white jumpers, red stockings and a smile of confidence. The home team wore clothing to protect them from the weather. In other words they dressed as they pleased. ... The war waxed warm. University fought hard and made some very good plays but the College knew just how to do it. Back and forth the two teams surged and the excitement grew apace. Blood flowed, mud splashed and hearts fluttered. To the unsophisticated spectator it might have been taken for a rough and tumble fight. Finally the game ended and the score was announced with many cheers for the victorious students of the Agricultural College. Professor W. P. Cutter acted as referee while H.C. Oglesby of Salt Lake acted as umpire."
NCAA Most Played Rivalries Games, Opponents 109, Minnesota-Wisconsin 108, Missouri-Kansas 106, Nebraska-Kansas 106, Texas-Texas A&M 104, Miami (Ohio)-Cincinnati 104, North Carolina-Virginia 103, Auburn-Georgia 103, Baylor-Texas Christian 103, Oregon-Oregon State 102, Purdue-Indiana 102, Stanford-California 100, Army-Navy 99, Utah-Utah State
COME HOME LITTLE AGGIES, COME HOME -- Utah State is holding its 71st homecoming game against Utah and owns a 45-23-2 record all-time when the alumni are expected to return to Logan. USU has won four of its last five homecoming games. Last year USU defeated Arkansas State 20-14. The Sept. 30 date for homecoming is the earliest return of alumni in the 71-year history of the event (previous earliest was Oct. 1, 1949 against Montana).
PLAYER OF THE WEEK NOMINEES -- Here is a look at Utah State's nominees for Big West Player of the Week honors this season (winners in all caps): Opponent Offense Defense Special Teams Texas Tech Emmett White Jesse Busta None Southern Utah A. JONES Cade Smith Steve Mullins Arizona State
STARTING UNDER CENTER -- Sophomore Jose Fuentes made his starting debut at quarterback for Utah State against Arizona State last Saturday. The 20 points scored by USU were the most under the direction of a first-game starter since the Aggies scored 21 in Aaron Flowers' debut against UNLV in 1994. Here is a look at how some recent Aggies have fared in their first career start:
Player, Class Year Opponent A-C-I, Yds, TD Result Jose Fuentes, So. 2000 Arizona State 38-17-3, 240, 1 L 20-44 Jeff Crosbie, Fr. 1998 Boise State 46-18-3, 233, 1 L 16-30 Logan Galli, Fr. 1998 Idaho 11-4-0, 8, 0 L 14-26 Riley Jensen, Sr. 1998 Utah 25-11-1, 99, 0 L 12-20 Matt Sauk, Jr. 1996 Okla. State 34-22-2, 390, 0 L 17-31 Patrick Mullins, Jr. 1995 Ark. State 56-30-2, 315, 0 L 17-21 Aaron Flowers, Fr. 1994 UNLV 13-7-0, 53, 1 L 21-23 Matt Wells, So. 1994 Utah 33-14-2, 190, 2 L 17-32 Anthony Calvillo, Jr. 1992 N.M. State 29-18-1, 207, 2 W 48-21
WHITE HAS GOOD NIGHTS AGAINST GOOD TEAMS -- Junior running back Emmett White has produced two 100-yard rushing games this year and both have come against teams that were receiving votes at game time as he carried 20 times for 143 yards against Texas Tech and 22 times for 113 yards against Arizona State. Against ASU, White became the first Aggie to score both a rushing and receiving touchdown in the same game since Demario Brown accomplished that feat against Brigham Young in 1997. White enters the Utah game ranked seventh in the NCAA in all-purpose yards and 28th in rushing. He also leads the Big West in punt returns.
JONES READY TO ADD NAME TO LISTS -- WR Aaron Jones, who ranks 37th in the NCAA in receptions and 44th in receiving yards, is within reach of adding his name to the top 10 on several USU career receiving lists. Jones has 98 career catches and he needs nine to move into 10th place. His 1,410 career yards are 367 yards shy of the top 10, while his 14 touchdown receptions are already tied for eighth (needs two to tie for sixth and three to tie for fourth).
PASSEY PUTTING UP DEFENSIVE NUMBERS -- Bronko Nagurski award candidate Brent Passey has once again been a standout on defense for the Aggies. The two-time first-team all-Big West selection has recorded double-figure tackle totals in two of three games this year (had nine vs. Texas Tech) and has reached double-figure tackle totals in 14 of his last 18 games dating back to his sophomore season. Passey enters the Utah game ranked ninth on the USU career tackles list.
OFFENSIVE NOTES -- USU produced 343 yards of total offense against Arizona State last Saturday for its best output this season... USU has produced a 70-yard play in each of the last two games... Seven of USU's eight touchdowns have come on passes this year... Five of the eight scores have come from out of the redzone... USU's first score of a game has been a field goal in four straight games dating back to last year... USU has scored on five of its six visits into the redzone this year with three touchdowns and two field goals... USU has scored a touchdown on each of its three goal-to-go opportunities on the year... Ten different Aggies have caught passes this year... USU has scored just 16 points in the first half this season, including three in the opening quarter, while scoring 50 in the second half... Six of USU's eight touchdown drives have been at least 60-yard drives... QB Jose Fuentes recorded the first 200-yard passing game by an Aggie in the last 10 games with 240 yards against Arizona State... WR Aaron Jones has caught at least one pass in 12 consecutive games and has caught at least two passes in 15 of his last 17 games... Fuentes' 74-yard pass to Emmett White vs. ASU tied for the 21st longest pass in USU history.
DEFENSIVE NOTES -- USU has allowed just one rushing touchdown this season (Texas Tech)... USU allowed Arizona State two 70-plus yard plays in the first quarter after allowing just two plays of that length all of last season... USU has allowed just one touchdown and three field goals the last 10 times the opponent has entered the redzone... USU's four interceptions have been made by four different players.
SPECIAL TEAMS NOTES -- P Steve Mullins has recorded a 50-yard punt in all three games this year and in 11 of 14 games in his career... PK Brad Bohn has made four straight field goals and seven of his last nine attempts dating back to last year... USU leads the Big West in net punting and punt returns... The Aggies rank 13th in the nation in net punting... Emmett White leads the Big West in punt returns, while nationally Brad Bohn is 23rd in field goals and Steve Mullins is 24th in punting.
USU NOTE-ABLE -- Utah State is averaging just 62.3 offensive plays per game, while the opponent is running 78.0 per contest... Jorge Tapia and Jared Solosabal are both redshirt freshmen and both made their first career starts at defensive tackle against Arizona State on Saturday... USU has just six active players that have started at least 10 games in their careers... QB Jeff Crosbie's consecutive game starting streak stopped at 17 against Arizona State as he is out for the remainder of the year with a thumb injury... This year 29 different players have started games... All eight Aggies from Arizona played in the game at Arizona State... USU is 3-5 in known games on Sept. 30, but has lost four straight on that date... Saturday's 3:05 p.m. kickoff marks the first day game of the season for USU... The Aggies are playing Utah and BYU in back-to-back games for just second time since 1985 (last year was the other time when the Aggies fell by 20 at Utah and lost by three in overtime to BYU)... USU will be glad to see the calendar change to October as the Aggies are just 12-45-1 in games before October in the last 15 years (USU is 24-26-1 in October in that same time span)... The Big West Conference is 1-2 vs. the Mountain West Conference this year as North Texas lost at UNLV, New Mexico State lost to New Mexico and Boise State defeated New Mexico.
DID YOU KNOW? -- Emmett White is averaging 93.7 yards per game rushing, while the team is netting 93.0 per game. In addition to White, John Roberts (15.3) and J.R. Suguturaga (1.0) are the only players averging plus rushing yards per game.
2000 Season Note-Able
* Utah State's 2000 schedule includes eight teams with winning records in 1999, as well as four schools, which went to bowl games (Arizona State, Brigham Young, Boise State and Utah)... The Aggies will meet teams from the Pac-10 (Arizona State), Big XII (Texas Tech) and Mountain West (Brigham Young and Utah) as well as Southern Utah and Idaho State in non-conference action... The 2000 opponents combined for a 68-57 (.544) record in 1999... USU will end its season with a non-conference game (Idaho State) for the first time since 1990 (Brigham Young)... No USU first-year head coach has had a winning record in his first season at Logan since Phil Krueger went 7-4 in 1973 (six coaches since then). * USU is playing three instate schools in the same season for the first time since 1982 (beat Weber State and BYU and lost to Utah). * USU's starting offensive tackles are the two tallest players in USU history (Jim Newton, 6-10 and Jeff Long, 6-9). In comparison, USU's NCAA-Tournament basketball team in 2000 started a frontline of 6-11, 6-6 and 6-2. * USU head coach Mick Dennehy entered the year 1-2 against division I opponents in his career (beat Oregon in 1996, lost to Wyoming in 1997 and lost to Idaho in 1999 while at Montana). .* USU lost 1999 second-team all-Big West LB Tony Newson before the season to a shoulder injury that never healed properly. * SS Aminifu Johnson, a projected starter at strong safety, tore his ACL in practice before the season opener and is lost for the season. * WR Adam Colbert broke his hand in the final fall scrimmage. * RB coach Craig Dickenson left USU for a position with the San Diego Chargers the week of the season opener. He was quickly replaced by Eric Kiesau (key-saw) a former quarterback under USU offensive coordinator Bob Cole at Portland State. Kiesau was at Oregon, where he was the school's recruiting coordinator. * P Steve Mullins is a candidate for the Ray Guy Award (national punter of the year). * LB Brent Passey is a candidate for the Bronko Nagurski Award (national defensive player of the year). * The 99 degree kickoff temperature at Texas Tech was the second hottest known kickoff temperature in USU history (103 at Arizona State in 1983). * USU played 54 of the 60 players that traveled to Texas Tech, including 12 freshmen (eight true freshmen). * USU had six different players with receptions in the season opener. Aaron Jones (did not play in last two games last year), David Fiefia (was not in school last fall), Emmett White (fourth and fifth career receptions), Casey Poppinga (redshirted last year), Steve Mullins (punter last year), Joe Solosabal (linebacker last year). * RB Emmett White's 143 yards against Texas Tech was the third-best by an Aggie in his first start at running back in the 1990s (Abu Wilson 157 vs. New Mexico State in 1992 and Demario Brown 166 vs. Boise State in 1996). * FB Joe Solosabal scored a touchdown (five yard reception against Texas Tech) the first time he touched the ball as an Aggie. * USU head coach Mick Dennehy recorded his 50th career victory and his first at Utah State against Southern Utah. * Mick Dennehy's first USU win in USU's second game marked the fastest an Aggie coach has put his name on that side of the ledger since Phil Krueger won in his debut in 1973 (Dennehy is the seventh coach since then). * USU's home crowd of 26,715 against Southern Utah was the eighth largest in school history and the most for a non-Utah or BYU game. * QB Jeff Crosbie suffered a season-ending injury in practice on Sept. 12, tearing a ligament in his throwing hand. He had started 17 consecutive games. * Texas Tech and Arizona State were both receiving votes in the AP poll when USU played against them. * Against Arizona State RB Emmett White became the first Aggie to score a rushing and receiving touchdown in the same game since Demario Brown accomplished that feat against Brigham Young in 1997. * QB Jose Fuentes made his first career start against Arizona State.
MORE AT USU -- Here is a look at USU's athletic schedule this week: Thur., Sept. 28 -- VOLLEYBALL VS. CAL POLY, 7 p.m. Thur. Sept. 28 -- Soccer at Idaho, 3:30 p.m. Sat., Sept. 30 -- FOOTBALL VS. UTAH, 3:05 p.m. Sat., Sept. 30 -- VOLLEYBALL VS. UC SANTA BARBARA, 7:30 p.m. Sat., Sept. 30 -- Soccer at Eastern Washington Sat., Sept. 30 -- Cross Country at Stanford Invitational
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Preseason Big West Polls
Big West Coaches Poll 1. Boise State 25 (5) 2. Idaho 18 (1) 3. New Mexico State 18 4. Arkansas State 15 5. North Texas 8 6. UTAH STATE 6
Big West Media Poll 1. Boise State 169 (26) 2. New Mexico State 131 (2) 3. Idaho 124 (1) 4. UTAH STATE 66 5. Arkansas State 63 6. North Texas 53 * * * * *
2000 Crucial.com Humanitarian Bowl Big West Champion vs. Western Athletic Conf. selection Boise, Idaho, Dec. 28, 1 p.m.
2000 Big West/NCAA Rankings
Team Big West (NCAA) Total Offense 3rd (72nd) Rushing Offense 5th (95th) Passing Offense 3rd (63rd) Scoring Offense 3rd (72nd) Total Defense 5th (112th) Rushing Defense 2nd (82nd) Passing Defense 4th (113th) Scoring Defense 4th (93rd) Kickoff Returns 3rd (44th) Punt Returns 1st (86th) Net Punting 1st (13th) TO Margin 2nd (72nd)
Individual Big West (NCAA) BRAD BOHN Field Goals 1st (23rd) Scoring 3rd JESSE BUSTA Interceptions 3rd DAVID FIEFIA Receptions 6th Receiving Yards 4th ADEBOLA JIMOH Interceptions 3rd AARON JONES Receptions 1st (37th) Receiving Yards 2nd (44th) Scoring 8th STEVE MULLINS Punting 2nd (24th) CADE SMITH Interceptions 3rd TONY WALKER Interceptions 3rd Kickoff Returns 6th All Purpose 9th EMMETT WHITE Punt Returns 1st All-Purpose 2nd (7th) Rushing 3rd (28th) Total Offense 6th Scoring 8th 2000 Big West Standings
School Conf. Overall Boise State 0-0 3-1 UTAH STATE 0-0 1-2 Idaho 0-0 1-3 New Mexico State 0-0 0-3 Arkansas State 0-0 0-4 North Texas 0-0 0-4
This Week N.M. State at Texas-El Paso Richmond at Arkansas State Montana State at Idaho Utah at Utah State
Utah State Depth Chart
LT 79 Jim Newton (6-10, 294, So., 1L) 76 Eric Gwilliam (6-5, 257, Jr., JC)
LG 67 JESS SCHUCK (6-2, 305, Jr., 2L) 52 Ed Powell (6-3, 300, Jr., JC)
OC 53 JUNIOR PUTUTAU (6-1, 300 Sr., 2L) 63 Matt Jenkins (6-3, 306, Sr., 1L)
WR 9 AARON JONES (5-11, 180, Sr., 3L) (X) 80 Michael Brignac (6-2, 190, Fr., HS)
WR 15 Chris Stallworth (6-3, 190, Fr., HS) (Z) 3 KY ODAY (6-2, 183, Sr., 1L)
TB 32 Emmett White (5-11, 199, Jr., 2L) 31 John Roberts (5-9, 195, Jr., 2L)
Hero 44 BRENT PASSEY (6-1, 227, Sr., 3L) 40 Justin Oswald (5-8, 206, Sr., 1L)
Mac 47 BLAKE EAGAL (6-2, 231, Sr., 3L) 21 Nathan Barber (6-2, 220, Jr., JC)
LC 10 Adebola Jimoh (6-1, 185, So., 1L) 22 Malcom Moore (5-10, 175, Jr., JC)
RC 1 TONY WALKER (5-11, 183, Jr., 2L) 29 Shaun Healy (5-7, 167, Sr., 1L)
P 12 STEVE MULLINS (6-4, 226, So., 1L) 18 Brian Benza (6-2, 205, Sr., 1L)
PK 26 BRAD BOHN (5-7, 178, Sr., 3L) 87 Dane Kidman (5-10, 178, So., SQ)
PR 32 Emmett White (5-11, 199, Jr., 2L) 1 Tony Walker (5-11, 183, Jr., 2L)
KOR 1 Tony Walker (5-11, 183, Jr., 2L) 32 Emmett White (5-11, 199, Jr., 2L)
1999 Starters in ALL CAPS
1L = one varsity letter, HS= High School experience, JC=Junior College, RS= Redshirt, SQ=Squad, TR=Transfer