Nov. 25, 2013
LOGAN, Utah - Utah State football's senior linebacker Jake Doughty has been named the America First Credit Union Utah State Student-Athlete of the Week for the period ending Sunday, Nov. 24, in an award that is voted on by a state-wide media panel.
Additionally, Doughty has been named the College Sports Madness Mountain West Defensive Player of the Week. Fresno State quarterback Derek Carr was named the College Sports Madness Mountain West Offensive Player of the Week.
Doughty (Draper, Utah) recorded 12 tackles, including 0.5 for loss, to go along with a career-high two pass breakups and one quarterback hurry in leading Utah State to a 13-0 home win against Colorado State last weekend. Doughty led an Aggie defense that recorded its first shutout since 2003, while limiting CSU to 38 rushing yards on 34 attempts (1.1 ypc) as the Rams entered the game averaging 214.8 rushing yards per outing.
Doughty also helped limit CSU running back Kapri Bibbs to 54 rushing yards on 18 carries. Bibbs entered the game ranking first in the Mountain West and eighth in the nation with 130.8 rushing yards per game, while leading the nation with 25 rushing touchdowns. In his previous two games, Bibbs had scored 10 touchdowns on the ground and rushed for 603 yards.
On the season, Doughty leads the team with 120 tackles (31-solo, 89-assist), including 9.0 for loss, to rank third in the Mountain West and tied for seventh in the nation with an average of 10.9 tackles per game.
Utah State is back at Romney Stadium this week to wrap-up the regular season against Wyoming in the first official "Bridger's Battle," a new rivalry series with the Cowboys. Kickoff is slated for 12 p.m. (MT) and the game will be televised on ROOT Sports.
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Nominees from other sports for USU Student-Athlete of the Week included:
MEN'S BASKETBALL - Senior guard Preston Medlin (Carrollton, Texas) posted a game-high 21 points to lead Utah State to an 87-68 home win against Mississippi State last weekend. Against the Bulldogs, Medlin was 7-of-12 from the field (.583), including 4-7 from three-point range (.571), and 3-of-4 at the free throw line (.750). Medlin also dished out a season-high six assists and snared two rebounds in playing 32 minutes.
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL - Senior guard Jennifer Schlott (Mesa, Ariz.) scored in double-figures in consecutive home games in leading Utah State to a 2-0 record last week with a 77-61 win against Utah and a 78-66 victory against Idaho State. Against the Utes, Schlott scored a career-high 37 points going 13-of-22 from the field and 2-for-6 from three-point range to go along with seven assists, six rebounds and two steals. Those 37 points against Utah is also tied for the second-most in a single-game in school history. Against the Bengals, she scored 20 points as she was 4-of-16 from the field, 1-of-5 from behind the arc and 11-for-14 at the free throw line. She also had five rebounds, five steals and four assists against ISU. For the week, Schlott averaged 28.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, 5.5 assists and 3.5 steals per game, while shooting 44.7 percent from the field (17-38), including 27.3 percent from three-point range (3-11) and 83.3 at the free throw line (20-24). The win against the Utes was only the third all-time for the Aggies, while the win against ISU broke a six-game losing streak against the Bengals.
VOLLEYBALL -- Junior setter Paige Neves (Otto, Wyo.) averaged 38.0 assists per match last week as Utah State lost at UNLV in five sets and at San Diego State in three sets. Against the Rebels, Neves notched 46 assists and 15 digs for her ninth double-double this season and 32nd of her career. She added four kills on a .571 attack percentage (4-0-7), as well as four blocks and one service ace. Against the Aztecs, Neves dished out 30 assists, while posting six digs and two kills. For the week, Neves averaged 9.50 assists, 2.62 digs, 0.75 kills, 0.50 blocks and 0.12 aces per set.
2013-14 Utah State Athlete of the Week Winners
Sept. 2 - Jeannie Woller, Soccer
Sept. 9 - Chuckie Keeton, Football
Sept. 16- Chuckie Keeton, Football
Sept. 23 - Elle Brainard, Volleyball
Sept. 30 - Tanner Higham, Golf
Oct. 7 - Sebastian Schneider, Men's Tennis
Oct. 14 - Seokwon Jeon, Golf
Oct. 21 - Joey DeMartino, Football
Oct. 28 - Elle Brainard, Volleyball
Nov. 4 - Darell Garreston, Football
Nov. 11 - Bruce Natson, Football
Nov. 18 - Kaitlyn VanHoff, Volleyball
Nov. 25 - Jake Doughty, Football
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