Utah State Supplemental Game Day Notes - at San Jose State ­- Nov. 13, 2010
Utah State will be seeking its first win at San Jose since 1980 when the Aggies take on the Spartans on Saturday, Nov. 13 at 6 p.m. (MT).
 
Utah State will be seeking its first win at San Jose since 1980 when the Aggies take on the Spartans on Saturday, Nov. 13 at 6 p.m. (MT).
 
 

Nov. 12, 2010

LOGAN, Utah -

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UTAH STATE FOOTBALL
Supplemental Game Day Notes
at San Jose State - Nov. 13, 2010

POSTGAME -- Utah State's locker room is closed to the media. After a brief cooling off period, head coach Gary Andersen and selected players will be available at a designated area. All player requests should be made to Zach Fisher prior to the five-minute mark of the fourth quarter.

ON TV -- Saturday's WAC battle between the Aggies and Spartans will not be televised.

ON THE AIR -- All Utah State football games are carried live on KVNU 610 AM and KLZX 95.9 FM in Logan; 1230 AM in Salt Lake City; on KLZX 105.3 FM in Montpelier, Idaho, and on the Internet at www.UtahStateAggies.com by clicking on "Listen Live"... Al Lewis handles the play-by-play duties and Craig Hislop provides analysis.

GAMETRACKER -- Fans can follow all USU Aggie home games, as well as Saturday's game, through the USU web site at www.UtahStateAggies.com via GameTracker, a free service, which updates play-by-play and statistics throughout the game.

`NET WATCHING -- Saturday's battle between the Aggies and Spartans will also not have any Internet video to follow.

112 / 118 -- USU is taking the field for the 112th season of football in 118 years. The Aggies beat Utah, 12-0, in 1892, but then did not field a team until 1896, when they again only played one game but then played every year since with the exceptions of 1918 when to World War I and influenza cancelled the season and 1943 due to World War II.

A USU WIN WOULD...
• Give Utah State its first back-to-back wins since the final two games of the 2007 season, when USU won at New Mexico State and Idaho in successive weeks.
• Be the Aggies' first win in San Jose since 1980, snapping an eight-game losing skid there, moving series history at San Jose to 11-4-1 in SJSU's favor.
• Give USU consecutive wins over SJSU since 1977-78 seasons.
• Move series history to 22-12-1 in SJSU's favor, including 11-4-1 at San Jose.
• Improve USU's overall record to 4-6, its best record through 10 games in a season since 2002.
• Earn the Aggies' their fourth win in a season for the second-straight season, the first pair of four win seasons since 2001-02.
• Improve Utah State to 2-4 in WAC play, marking the third-straight season the Aggies have had a 2-4 league record through six conference games.
• Be USU's first road win of the season, moving to 1-4 on the road, the best record through five road games since 2004.
• Be Utah State's first win in the state of California since 1992, snapping a 10-game losing skein in the "Golden State,"and improve record to 19-36-1 in games played on California soil.
• Improve USU to 52-65-2 overall against schools from the state of California.
• Move the Aggies to 5-7 overall in games on Nov. 13, including 2-4 on the road.
• Give USU its eighth win in last 12 games in the month of November.
• Turn the "A" Blue, which received an upgrade with new, environmentally-safe LED lights a few weeks ago.

A USU LOSS WOULD...
• Be Utah State's ninth-straight loss to SJSU at San Jose, falling to 3-12-1 all-time there.
• Be USU's fifth WAC loss this season, dropping to 1-5 in league play, the Aggies' worst mark through six WAC games since 2007.
• Deny the Aggies their first back-to-back wins since 2007.
• Deal USU its 11th loss in a row in games played in the state of California, dropping to 51-66-2 all-time in the third-largest state in the United States.
• As always, be not as good as a win.

WE'RE GOING STREAKING -- Several Utah State players and the Aggie team take streaks into Saturday's game:

QB Diondre Borel
• Started 30-straight games
• Logged double-digit carries in seven games in a row
• Rushed for at least 30 yards in the last two games

LB Bobby Wagner
• Started 24-straight games
• Logged at least five solo stops in two-straight games
• Registered at least nine tackles in two games in a row

CB Chris Randle
• Started 22-consecutive games
• Recorded a pass break-up in the last two games

CB Curtis Marsh
• Logged at least three tackles in all nine games

DE Levi Koskan
• Registered a sack in four of last five games

P Peter Caldwell
• Kicked at least a 45-yard punt in last eight games played
• Boomed at least a 50-yarder in last three games

Utah State Offense
• Rushed for at least 34 attempts in 23-straight games

Utah State Defense
• Posted a sack in five-straight games
• Recorded a pass break-up in the last five games

CALIFORNIA DREAMERS -- A total of 27 players on Utah State's active roster are from the birthplace state of In-N-Out Burger... While none are from San Jose, there are six who are from the area, with the closest one not on the travel roster in junior RB Robert Turbin (out for season with injury), is from Fremont, 17 miles from San Jose... Three others from the area are on the USU travel roster: junior DE Quinn Garner, who is from Santa Cruz (32 miles), senior DT Nathan Royster, who is from San Leandro (33 miles), senior QB Diondre Borel from Oakley (70 miles) and junior LB Kyle Gallagher from Woodland (116 miles).

No.    Name    Pos.    Ht.    Wt.    Cl.    Exp.    Hometown (High School/Last School)
    6     Robert Turbin^    RB     5-10     215     JR    2L     Fremont, Calif. (Irvington HS)
    7    Jeff Fischer    QB    5-11    195    SR    SQ    Long Beach, Calif. (Lakewood HS/Cerritos CC)
    7     Chris Randle     CB     5-11     187     SR    3L     Merced, Calif. (Golden Valley HS)
    9     Bobby Wagner     LB     6-1     230     JR    2L     Ontario, Calif. (Colony HS)
    10     Chris Harris     CB     5-8     182     JR    2L     Pasadena, Calif. (Duarte HS)
    11    Matt Ah You^    LB    5-11    230    SR    TR    Rancho Cucamonga, Calif./(Lone Peak HS/C. Wash.)
    12     Diondre Borel     QB     6-0     190     SR    3L     Oakley, Calif. (Freedom HS)
    17    Matt Austin^    WR    6-2    198    JR    RS    Monrovia, Calif. (Charter Oak HS/Mt. San Antonio JC)
    18    Shaan Johnson^    WR    6-2    180    FR    HS    Cerritos, Calif. (Gahr HS)
    19     Emmanual Ojeriakhi^     WR     6-2     206     SO     SQ     Bakersfield, Calif. (Bakersfield HS)
    23     Curtis Marsh     CB     6-1     193     SR    3L     Simi Valley, Calif. (Royal HS/Naval Academy Prep)
    28    Joey DeMartino    RB    5-11    198    SO    TR    San Diego, Calif. (Mt. Carmel HS/Grossmont College)
    32    Joe Hill^    RB    5-11    180    FR    HS    Fullerton, Calif. (Fullerton HS)
    37     Quinn Garner     DE     6-3     250     JR    2L     Santa Cruz, Calif. (Santa Cruz HS)
    43     Kyle Gallagher     LB     6-0     214     JR    2L     Woodland, Calif. (Woodland HS)
    44    Devin Johnson    DE    6-2    232    SR    1L    Glendora, Calif. (Rancho Cucamonga HS/Citrus CC)
    45     Jerome Barbour     DE     6-4     222     SR    2L    Fort Leonard, Mo. (La Mirada [Calif.] HS)
    50    Sean Enesi      DT     5-11     286     SR    1L     Carson, Calif. (Carson HS/El Camino JC)
    52     Spencer Johnson     OT     6-7     294     SR     3L     Lancaster, Calif. (Antelope Valley HS)
    54     Nathan Royster     DT     6-0     262     SR    3L     San Leandro, Calif. (San Leandro HS)
    55    Reuben Willis ^    LB     5-10     227     JR    1L     Lakewood, Calif. (Mayfair HS/El Camino JC)
    67     Oscar Molina-Sanchez     OL     6-5     295     SO    1L     Baldwin Park, Calif. (Baldwin Park HS)
    68     Philip Gapelu     OG    6-2     298     JR    2L     Lynwood, Calif. (Lynwood HS)
    70     Cedric Reeves^     OL     6-1     277     JR    1L     Granada Hills, Calif. (Kennedy HS)
    93    Evan Huahulu^    DT    6-1    336    JR*    TR    Santa Ana, Calif. (Servite HS/SMU)
    98     Steven Clark^     TE     6-4     267     JR     SQ     La Palma, Calif. (Los Alamitos HS)
    99    Nick Diaz    PK    5-9    180    FR    HS    Redondo Beach, Calif. (Redondo Union HS)
* = Will sit out 2010 fall season due to transfer rules
^ = Not on travel roster

Pronunciation Guide 11 Matt Ah You = Eye You 12 Diondre Borel = Dee-on-dre Buh-rel 19 Emmanual Ojeriakhi = E-man-you-uhll Oh-jer-e-ah-key 50 Sean Enesi = En-ess-see 68 Philip Gapelu = Nap-uh-loo 93 Evan Huahulu = Who-uh-hulu

KICK RETURNS -- Saturday pits the top kick return team in the WAC and 8th-best in FBS in Utah State, against the top kick return defense team in not only the WAC, but the FBS in San Jose State... USU is averaging 25.98 yards per return while SJSU is yielding 15.48 ypr... However, SJSU has only kicked off 21 times, the second-fewest in the FBS, behind UNLV's 19 times, and SJSU's 325 kickoff return yards are the fewest in the country... Meanwhile, Utah State is third in the WAC and 38th in FBS in kick return defense (20.3 ypr), while SJSU is eighth in the WAC and 81st in FBS in kick returns (20.81 ypr).

KICK RETURNS
Rank    Name    Kret    Yds    TDs    Avg
1/ 7    UTAH STATE    46    1195    1    25.98
8 / 81    San Jose State    48    999    0    20.81

KICK RETURN DEFENSE WAC/FBS Kickoff Yards Rank Name Returns Return Yards TDs Per Return Kickoffs Touchbacks 1 / 1 San Jose State 21 325 0 15.48 27 5 3 / 38 UTAH STATE 37 751 0 20.30 40 2

NO ONSIDE KICK FOR YOU -- Utah State and San Jose State are two of the five teams in the WAC who have yet to have an onside kick against... Meanwhile, SJSU has attempted four onside kicks, recovering one, while USU has attempted three, not recovering any of them.

BOTH SIDES -- Utah State and San Jose State both have members of the their staffs who have worked at both sides of Saturday's match-up, including USU offensive coordinator Dave Baldwin, who was head coach at SJSU from 1997-2000, replacing John Ralston at the helm of the Spartan program... Ralston was head coach at Utah State from 1959-62:

NAME    CURRENT POSITION    OTHER SIDE POSITION
Dave Baldwin    USU Offensive Coord./QB's    SJSU Head Coach
    2009-pres.    1997-2000
        SJSU Receivers Coach
        1981-84

Bill Garren USU Video Coordinator SJSU Video Coordinator 2006-pres. 2002

Kent Baer SJSU Defensive Coord./LB's USU Def. Coord./DB's 2008-pres. 1983-85 USU outside LB's 1977-82 Born in Logan, UT

John Ralston SJSU Special Asst. to FB Staff USU Head Coach 1997-pres. 1959-62

WAC SUPERLATIVES -- Both Utah State and San Jose State have players that are among the WAC's superlatives list as well as marks for the team list:
UTAH STATE INDIVIDUALS
Bobby Wagner
Tackles - T-No. 2 - 17 vs. FS 9/18
Tackles - T-No. 2 - 17 vs. NMSU 11/6
Tackles - No. 7 - 15 vs. LA TECH 10/9

Diondre Borel Total Offense - No. 4 - 419 at NEV 10/30* Passing Yards - No. 4 - 399 at NEV 10/30*

Peter Caldwell Longest Field Goal - T-No. 1 - 50 vs. FS 9/18 Longest Punt - No. 3 - 66 vs. HAW 10/23

UTAH STATE TEAM Passing Yards - No. 8 - 399 at NEV 10/30 INT's - T-No. 4 - 2 at Okla. 9/4; vs. ISU 9/11; vs. BYU 9/18; vs. HAW 10/23 *= top mark on road

SAN JOSE STATE INDIVIDUALS JALAL BEAUCHMAN Receptions - No. 10 - 9 at NMSU 10/30

HARRISON WAID Longest Punt - T-No. 1 - 67 at NEV 10/9

SAN JOSE STATE TEAM INT's - T-No. 4 - 2 at NEV 10/9

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