Utah State Supplemental Game Day Notes - at San Jose State - Nov. 13, 2010
Nov. 12, 2010
LOGAN, Utah -
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...
A USU LOSS WOULD...
WE'RE GOING STREAKING -- Several Utah State players and the Aggie team take streaks into Saturday's game:
QB Diondre Borel
LB Bobby Wagner
CB Chris Randle
CB Curtis Marsh
DE Levi Koskan
P Peter Caldwell
Utah State Offense
Utah State Defense
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
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 20.81NO 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 1981-84WAC 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