Aggie Football Team To Return Home To Host Idaho

 

 
 

Oct. 15, 2000

LOGAN, Utah - Game #7 vs. Idaho Sat., Oct. 21, 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: KIVI in Boise, Idaho USU Tickets: 1-888-U-STATE-1 or (435) 797-0305

USU SID: Mike Strauss (435) 797-1361 UI SID: Steve Kirkwood (208) 885-0211

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2000 Utah State (2-4, 1-0) 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 L 14-35 Oct. 6 (Fri) at BYU L 14-38 Oct. 14 at No. Texas* W 17-12 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 Idaho (3-4, 1-0) Sept. 2 at Washington L 20-44 Sept. 9 MONTANA L 38-45 Sept. 16 at Oregon L 13-42 Sept. 23 at Wash. St. W 38-34 Sept. 30 MONTANA ST. W 56-7 Oct. 7 at West Va. L 16-28 Oct. 14 ARK. STATE W 42-25 Oct. 21 at Utah State Nov. 4 at North Texas Nov. 11 N.M. STATE Nov. 18 at Boise State

QUICKLY -- Utah State (2-4, 1-0) will host Idaho (3-4, 1-0) in the first of two straight home games... The Aggies have won their Big West home opener in four of the last five years (exception was 1998 loss to Idaho here)... USU is looking to win its fourth straight Big West game dating back to last year... The Aggies have won six of their last 10 league games... USU is looking to start the league season 2-0 for the first time since 1997... USU is looking to post a two-game win streak, something the Aggies did just once in the 22-game Dave Arslanian era... USU is 1-1 at home this season and has won at least two home games in each of the last five years... Aggie head coach Mick Dennehy is 5-5 all-time against Idaho (0-2 as a player, 1-1 as an assistant at Montana State, 4-1 as an assistant at Montana, and 0-1 as the head coach at Montana).

ON THE AIR -- All Utah State football games are carried on the Aggie Radio Network with Al "I put the Al in Vandal" Lewis handling the play-by-play chores and Chris "There is no I in Idaho (or is that team?)" 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 USU-Idaho game will be televised back to Boise via KIVI-TV and their orchestra.

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 -- Emmett White rushed for a career high 153 yards and two touchdowns to lead Utah State to a 17-12 win at North Texas on Saturday. The Aggies trailed 6-3 at halftime, but produced 14 points and 207 yards of offense in the second half, while limiting the Mean Green to 41 yards in the second half. On the day, USU allowed UNT just 141 yards of total offense, the fewest allowed by the Aggies since holding Idaho State to 111 in the second game of 1997, while USU allowed the opponent to less than 14 points for the second time in its last 33 contests. The only touchdown North Texas scored was on a blocked punt. Jose Fuentes completed 21-of-36 pass attempts for 170 yards, while Chris Stallworth caught nine of those balls for 62 yards.

REUNION DAY -- Saturday is designated as Reunion Day and USU will recognize the Chuck Mills-era teams (1967-72). Mills guided USU to a 38-23-1 record in his six years as the Aggie mentor.

DID YOU KNOW? -- Utah State is playing three schools from the state of Idaho this year. USU played three from t he state of Utah this year and two from the state of Texas to show its multiplicity (and that ain't always easy).

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. His 66.2 winning percentage in seven years of head coaching entering the year was third among active division I head coaches with less than five years at this level. 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 2-4 .333 1-0 1.00 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.) 2-4 .333 1-0 1.00 50th career win Totals (8th year) 51-29 .638 34-17 .667 3-4 in playoffs

THE USU-UI SERIES -- Whoa, Nellie, Utah State and Idaho have played 28 times and the series is knotted up at 13 apiece with two occasions on which they had to kiss their sister (i.e. it is 13-13-2). Since Idaho joined the Big West ahead of the 1996 season, the teams are tied at 2-2 with USU winning the first two matchups and the Vandals taking the last two meetings. Aggie head coach Mick Dennehy is 0-1 all-time against Idaho as his Montana team lost 33-30 at Idaho last year.

USU-UI LAST YEAR -- Utah State gained just 171 yards in a 31-3 loss at Martin Stadium in Pullman, Wash. The 28-point losing margin was the Aggies' largest in a conference game since 1988. USU's three points were its fewest in a Big West game since 1986. USU suffered through four turnovers and 15 penalties for 138 yards. P Steve Mullins was a highlight for the Aggies as he averaged 48.3 yards on six punts and had a 70-yard punt. Former Aggie Demario Brown rushed for 103 yards on just 18 carries as he recorded a school record 18th career 100-yard rushing game.

USU-UI LAST TIME AT LOGAN -- Utah State fell behind 19-0 in the first half en route to a 26-14 loss to Idaho. Logan Galli (now the starting quarterback at Northeastern in Boston) became the first freshman to start at quarterback for USU since 1994, but he was removed very late in the second quarter in favor of Jeff Crosbie (who proceeded to start 17 consecutive games, until suffering a season-ending injury in the second game of this season), who came on to complete nine passes for 178 yards and two second half touchdowns. In all, USU quarterbacks were sacked 10 times and USU rushed for just 55 yards.

USU-UNT NOTE-ABLE -- USU lists three players on its roster from the state of Idaho, including Glenns Ferry products Jared and Joe Solosabal and Jim Walker from Rigby... USU LB Cade Smith redshirted the 1996 season as a true freshman at Idaho... USU AD Rance Pugmire is an Idaho graduate... Idaho's Matt Leituala is from West Valley, Utah... Idaho assistant Rich Fisher had to work with USU SID Mike Strauss at Oklahoma State... USU ('97) and Idaho ('98) were the first two Big West teams to play in the Humanitarian Bowl. DID YOU KNOW? -- In the next two weeks Utah State will play two opponents in which the all-time series are tied (USU and Idaho are knotted at 13-13-2 and Arkansas State and USU are tied at 1-1-0). The only other opponents USU has tied series with are Kent (1-1-0), Fresno State (9-9-1), Louisiana-Lafayette (1-1-0), Brigham Young College (2-2-0), and Wichita State (6-6-2).

BIG WEST'S FINAL YEAR -- This is the final football season for the Big West Conference and here is a look at some of USU's conference success as the league enters its 32nd and final season:

Years In The Conference 1. 27, San Jose State and Pacific 3. 23, UTAH STATE, Long Beach State

Conference Games Played 1. 151, Pacific 2. 149, San Jose State 3. 134, UTAH STATE

Conference Wins 1. 100, San Jose State (100-45-4) 2. 79, UTAH STATE (79-53-2) 3. 78, Fresno State (78-49-1)

Conference Championships (won or shared) 1. 9, San Jose State 2. 6, Fresno State 3. 5, UTAH STATE, Nevada, San Diego State

Conference Records of Current Schools 79-53-2 UTAH STATE (23rd year) 21-80-0, New Mexico State (17th year) 14-8-0, Idaho (5th year) 11-10-0, Boise State (5th year) 9-13-0, North Texas (5th year) 7-18-0, Arkansas State (5th year)

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 - announced on Monday after this release is printed): Opponent Offense Defense Special Teams Texas Tech Emmett White Jesse Busta None Southern Utah A. JONES Cade Smith Steve Mullins Arizona State Emmett White Brent Passey BRAD BOHN Utah Aaron Jones B. PASSEY Steve Mullins Brigham Young Emmett White Brent Passey Emmett White North Texas Emmett White Cade Smith None

A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN -- In the last 10 years Utah State has had great success in Big West play as opposed to non-conference play. In the decade of the 1990s, USU was 38-20-1 in Big West play after going through difficult non-conference schedules with a 10-43-0 mark. This year USU has gone 1-4 in non-Big West games (will play Idaho State in the season finale).

DID YOU KNOW? -- Utah State's 662 yards of total offense against Idaho in 1997 was the second highest yardage production in school history, while the Aggies' 501 rushing yards against the Vandals in 1960 was the best ground game total in school history. In addition, USU limited the Vandals to just 23 yards of total offense in 1961 for the best defensive effort in school history.

WHITE ALL OVER THE FIELD -- RB Emmett White is producing one of the most versatile individual seasons in USU history. In his first year as a starter, White ranks in the Big West Conference's top 10 in eight different statistical categories and is among the top 50 in the NCAA in three different categories. Nationally White is ranked second in all-purpose yardage and is one of just three players in the nation to have gained 100 yards in each of the four categories that make up all-purpose yards (rushing, receiving, punt returns and kickoff returns). The other two players are Deuce McAllister of Mississippi and Domanick Davis of LSU. White ranks 11th in the country in kickoff returns, and 33rd in rushing.

WHITE SERVING A PURPOSE -- As mentioned Emmett White ranks second in the nation in all-purpose yardage. He trails only TCU's LaDaninian Tomlinson, who is averaging 199.40 all-purpose yards per game (White is averaging 194.2). Here is a look at the top two yard producers in the nation:

Player Rush Rec PR KOR Tot Avg. Tomlinson, TCU 974 23 0 0 997 199.4 WHITE, USU 538 271 135 221 1165 194.2

WHITE LIKES THE ROAD -- Through six games this year, RB Emmett White has produced his best performances away from home (and also against USU's toughest opposition). Each of his three 100-yard rushing games have come on the road (143 at Texas Tech, 113 at Arizona State and 153 at North Texas) to go along with a 61-yard effort at BYU. At home he has rushed for 25 yards against Southern Utah and 43 yards against Utah. In four road games he is averaging 117.5 yards and in two home games he has rushed for 34.0 yards per contest.

BIG WEST RECORD BOOK LOOK -- Here is a look at where some current Aggies rank on some Big West career records lists:

Brad Bohn Scoring - 8th with 245 (needs two for seventh and 14 for sixth). Field Goals - 3rd with 52 (needs two for second and 19 for first) PATs - 10th with 89 (needs two for ninth and five for eighth)

Emmett White Punt Return Yards - 9th with 496 (needs 52 for 8th, 62 for 7th, 80 for 6th) (Note: White needs 10 more returns and then his current 12.4 average would rank fourth in league history)

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 four of six games this year and has reached double-figure tackle totals in 16 of his last 21 games dating back to his sophomore season.

FIEFIA RANKS HIGH AMONG NATION'S FRESHMAN -- WR David Fiefia enters the week ranked fourth nationally in receptions by freshmen. The converted running back has 21 catches on the year trailing John Standeford of Purdue (40), Zeke McKine of Buffalo (26) and Darius Watts of Marshall (23).

JONES KEEPS STREAK ALIVE -- WR Aaron Jones pushed his pass catching streak to 15 straight games with three catches against North Texas on Saturday. Jones has six 100-yard receiving games in his career, but only one against a Big West opponent (101 vs. Boise State in 1998). The senior needs one touchdown reception to tie for sixth on the USU career list and two to tie for fourth as he enters the week with 15 career scoring receptions.

OFFENSIVE NOTES -- USU produced a season-high 156 rushing yards against North Texas on Saturday... After committing seven turnovers in games against Arizona State and Utah, the Aggies have had just two turnovers in the last two games... USU's 32:01 time of possession against North Texas was a season best... Against UNT, USU failed to throw a touchdown pass for the first time this year... USU has scored on four straight possessions that have started in enemy territory... USU has scored nine times (five touchdowns) on 12 red zone opportunities... USU's first points in a game have been a Brad Bohn field goal in six of the last seven games dating back to last year... Eight of USU's 13 touchdowns have come from outside of the red zone... USU has not scored more than once in a quarter since the third quarter of the Utah game (nine quarters since then)... USU has scored just nine first quarter points and 23 second quarter points this year for 32 first half points... The Aggies have scored 79 in the second half (38 in the third and 41 in the fourth)... USU has scored first in a game just once this year (North Texas)... Fourteen different players have receptions this year... USU's 3.0 yards per game rushing are its fewest since 1988 (51.1)... USU's 287.5 yards of total offense per game are its fewest since 1986 (192.0).

DEFENSIVE NOTES -- USU limited North Texas to 141 total yards on Saturday, the fewest USU has allowed since Idaho State gained just 111 yards in the second game of 1997... USU allowed UNT just six first downs and the Mean Green were 0-of-13 on third-down conversions... USU has allowed fewer than 14 points in just two of its last 33 games and both times were against North Texas (seven last year)... USU's six interceptions this season have been made by six different players (last year USU had six players with pickoffs as well)... USU is allowing 432.2 yards per game, the most since 1989 (466.2)... USU did not allow an offensive touchdown against North Texas (the Mean Green scored on a blocked punt return), marking the fist time in the last 41 games the USU defense did not allow a touchdown (10th game of 1996 against North Texas)... USU allowed a total of nine rushing touchdowns against Utah and BYU, but just one in the other four games (one by Texas Tech).

SPECIAL TEAMS NOTES -- Utah State ranks 30th in the nation in net punting and kickoff returns... North Texas scored on a blocked punt, marking the first score like that against the Aggies since New Mexico in 1998... Individuals ranking in the NCAA special teams categories, include Emmett White (11th in kickoff returns), Brad Bohn (30th in field goals) and Steve Mullins (33rd in punting).

PLAYER NOTES -- QB Jose Fuentes has completed 54.3 percent of his passes, the best by the Aggies' leading passer since 1995 (Patrick Mullins hit 54.6 percent)... Fuentes had thrown 64 passes without an interception before being picked off on the final play of the second quarter against North Texas... S Derrek Shank made his first collegiate start at North Texas and became the fifth freshman to start a game for USU this year... WR Chris Stallworth entered the North Texas game with six season catches, but caught nine against the Mean Green... RB Emmett White is averaging 89.7 yards rushing per game while the rest of the team is averaging a minus 6.7... LB Jesse Busta has been consistent in his tackle totals this year with 10 tackles in each of the first four games, nine against BYU and 11 against North Texas... LB Cade Smith has recorded double-figure tackle totals in each of the last four games (13.5 average in those four games)... P Steve Mullins has recorded at least one 50-yard punt in 13-of-17 games in his career.

USU NOTE-ABLE -- USU played four games this year against teams that received votes in the Associated Press poll at some point in the season... USU has played 58 different players this season, including 13 freshmen, 12 sophomores, 17 juniors and 16 seniors... S Derrek Shank became the 34th different player to start for USU this season against North Texas... Five of USU's starters this year have been freshmen... USU has just six active players that have started at least 10 games in their careers... USU is 25-27-1 in October in the last 15 years.

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. * USU has drawn two 25,000-plus home crowds for the first time since 1996 as the Aggies had 26,715 on hand for Southern Utah and 29,814 for Utah. * USU started three freshmen defensive linemen against Utah (Tapia, Solosabal, Putnam). * USU made back-to-back trips to North Texas (played there in 1999 and this year), marking the first time the Aggies have traveled to the same opponent in consecutive years since playing back-to-back games at Brigham Young in 1991 and 1992. * USU and North Texas played the 1999 conference finale and the conference opener in 2000 marking the first time USU played two straight games against a league opponent since playing New Mexico State in 1991 and 1992. * DE Nick Onaindia was lost for the season due to a "stinger" in his shoulder and he will apply for a medical hardship.

USU When... Category Record Record 2-4 Scoring First 1-0 Opp. Scores First 1-4 Lead at Half 0-0 Tied at Half 0-0 Trail at Half 2-4 Lead after 3 2-0 Tied after 3 0-0 Trail after 3 0-4 Rush for 200 0-0 Pass for 300 0-0 More Yards than Opp. 1-0 Fewer Yards than Opp. 1-4 More TO than Opp. 0-4 Same TO as Opp. 1-0 Fewer TO than Opp. 1-0 Home 1-1 Away 1-3 Big West 1-0 Non-Conference 1-4 Natural Grass 1-3 Artificial Turf 1-1 Day Games 1-1 Night Games 1-3 Decided by one score 1-0

Weekly Press Conferences

Logan -- Mondays, 11:30 a.m. at the Coppermill Restaurant

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USU On The Air

Play-by-Play - Al Lewis Analysis - Chris Tunis KVNU (610 AM) Logan KVFX (94.5 FM), Logan KWLW (700 AM), Salt Lake City Web: www.utahstateaggies.com * Mick Dennehy Radio Show (KVNU), Thursday, 6 p.m. Web: www.utahstateaggies.com * Aggie Update Radio Show (KVNU), Tuesday, 5:30 p.m. Web: www.utahstateaggies.com * * * * *

USU On The Web

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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 4th (94th) Rushing Offense 6th (105th) Passing Offense 3rd (64th) Scoring Offense 4th (89th) Total Defense 5th (103rd) Rushing Defense 3rd (85th) Passing Defense 5th (101st) Scoring Defense 4th (85th) Kickoff Returns 2nd (30th) Punt Returns 5th (60th) Net Punting 1st (30th) TO Margin 4th (81st)

Individual Big West (NCAA) BRAD BOHN Field Goals 2nd (30th) Scoring 5th DAVID FIEFIA Receptions 7th Receiving Yards 8th JOSE FUENTES Total Offense 3rd Passing 3rd AARON JONES Receptions 2nd Receiving Yards 3rd Scoring 6th STEVE MULLINS Punting 2nd (33rd) TONY WALKER Kickoff Returns 7th EMMETT WHITE All-Purpose 1st (2nd) Kickoff Returns 2nd (11th) Rushing 3rd (33rd) Punt Returns 4th Receptions 5th Receiving Yards 6th Scoring 6th Total Offense 9th

2000 Big West Standings

School Conf. Overall Idaho 1-0 3-4 UTAH STATE 1-0 2-4 Boise State 0-0 4-2 New Mexico State 0-0 2-4 North Texas 0-1 1-5 Arkansas State 0-1 0-7

Sat., Oct. 21 North Texas at Boise State New Mexico State at Arkansas State Idaho at Utah State

Sat., Oct. 28 Boise State at New Mexico State Arkansas State at Utah State North Texas at La. Lafayette

Utah State Depth Chart

Offense

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)

RG 72 Jim Walker (6-3, 293, Jr., RS) OR 78 Luis Trujillo (6-2, 310, So., RS)

RT 75 Jeff Long (6-9, 309, Sr., 1L) 61 Steve Canidate (6-4, 333, Sr., 1L)

TE 81 Casey Poppinga (6-5, 247, So., RS) 88 Scott Collins (6-6, 243, Jr., RS)

WR 9 AARON JONES (5-11, 180, Sr., 3L) (X) 80 Michael Brignac (6-2, 190, Fr., HS)

WR 39 David Fiefia (5-8, 189, Fr., HS) (H)

WR 5 Marshall Sanders (5-8, 160, Jr., JC) (Y) 12 Steve Mullins (6-4, 226, So., 1L)

WR 15 Chris Stallworth (6-3, 190, Fr., HS) (Z) 3 KY ODAY (6-2, 183, Sr., 1L)

QB 13 Jose Fuentes (6-3, 188, So., SQ) 18 Brian Benza (6-2, 205, Sr., 1L)

TB 32 Emmett White (5-11, 199, Jr., 2L) 31 John Roberts (5-9, 195, Jr., 2L)

FB 31 John Roberts (5-9, 195, Jr., 2L) 86 J.R. Suguturaga (6-3, 220, Jr., JC) 41 Joe Solosabal (5-11, 221, Jr., 2L)

Defense

LE 96 Ryan Duncan (6-2, 245, Jr., 2L) 64 Tyler Olsen (6-1, 220, So., SQ)

LT 92 Nate Larsen (6-3, 265, Sr., 3L) 90 Jared Solosabal (6-1, 246, Fr., RS)

RT 73 Jorge Tapia (6-2, 277, Fr., RS) 83 Jason Moore (6-2, 306, Jr., JC)

RE 91 Nate Putnam (6-7, 224, Fr., HS) 64 Tyler Olsen (6-1, 220, So., SQ)

Hero 44 BRENT PASSEY (6-1, 227, Sr., 3L) 40 Justin Oswald (5-8, 206, Sr., 1L)

Mike 42 Cade Smith (6-4, 232, Sr., 2L) 56 Jesse Busta (6-2, 232, So., 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) 29 Shaun Healy (5-7, 167, Sr., 1L)

SS 4 Jamar Glasper (6-0, 189, So., 1L) 21 Nathan Barber (6-2, 220, Jr., JC)

FS 11 Scott Goss (6-2, 195, Jr., JC) OR 25 Derrek Shank (5-10, 182, Fr., HS)

RC 1 TONY WALKER (5-11, 183, Jr., 2L) 29 Shaun Healy (5-7, 167, Sr., 1L)

Special Teams

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)

H 18 Brian Benza (6-2, 205, Sr., 1L) 39 David Fiefia (5-8, 189, Fr., HS)

LS 96 Ryan Duncan (6-2, 245, Jr., 2L) 50 K.C. Littlewood (6-2, 272, Fr., RS)

SS 53 Junior Pututau (6-1, 300, Sr., 2L) 50 K.C. Littlewood (6-2, 272, Fr., RS)

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

 

 

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