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The other team that is looking good is San ... Obviously losing Darell Garretson to an injury on Saturday puts a huge downer on the weekend for Aggie fans, but not all is doom and gloom. With the way the defense is playing, I can still see the Aggies winning five of their last six games, which is exactly what I'd project even with Garretson playing. The most difficult game on the schedule remains that road game at Boise State on Nov. 29, a game the Aggies would have been hard pressed to win anyway. The other team that is looking good is San ... <img src="http://mngislctrib.112.2O7.net/b/ss/mngislctrib/1/H.17--NS/0?&pageName=RSS" height="1" width="1" border="0" alt=""/> 58538856@www.sltrib.com Sun, 19 Oct 2014 17:42:52 MDT USU tennis player gets historical win, soccer team earns shutout http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsususports/58538881-55/player-usu-win-ita.html.csp Senior tennis player McKenzie Davis won the ITA Mountain Region Championships with a 6-3, 5-7, 7-6 win over Utah's Tereza Beckerova Sunday to snag an individual title for herself and make a mark in the USU record books as well. Beckerova was the top seed and the 76th ranked player in the country. Davis is the first Aggie to win the ITA Mountain region title and will be the first USU player to compete at the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships held Nov. 6-9 in Flushing Meadows,... Senior tennis player McKenzie Davis won the ITA Mountain Region Championships with a 6-3, 5-7, 7-6 win over Utah's Tereza Beckerova Sunday to snag an individual title for herself and make a mark in the USU record books as well. Beckerova was the top seed and the 76th ranked player in the country. Davis is the first Aggie to win the ITA Mountain region title and will be the first USU player to compete at the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships held Nov. 6-9 in Flushing Meadows,... 58538881@www.sltrib.com Sun, 19 Oct 2014 17:42:52 MDT Aggies' defense plays well, but not good enough to get win http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsususports/58537334-55/aggies-game-defense-garretson.html.csp Can't say enough about the Aggies' defense for the way it played Saturday. USU has been impressive this year, but the way the Aggies got after CSU quarterback Garrett Grayson was a thing of beauty. The Aggies sacked Grayson eight times and had him under pressure numerous other times. That kind of effort was enough to give the Aggies a chance to win the game, so what happened? Yes the defense gave up some big plays at the end of the game, but the inefficient offense was the glaring problem. Darel... Can't say enough about the Aggies' defense for the way it played Saturday. USU has been impressive this year, but the way the Aggies got after CSU quarterback Garrett Grayson was a thing of beauty. The Aggies sacked Grayson eight times and had him under pressure numerous other times. That kind of effort was enough to give the Aggies a chance to win the game, so what happened? Yes the defense gave up some big plays at the end of the game, but the inefficient offense was the glaring problem. Darel... 58537334@www.sltrib.com Sat, 18 Oct 2014 22:13:02 MDT Keys to a USU win vs. CSU http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsususports/58535451-55/aggies-win-grayson-yards.html.csp The Aggies might be underdogs in some estimation today against Colorado State, but I'm going on record in believing USU comes away with the win. CSU has improved from a year ago thanks to a more varied offense with quarterback Garrett Grayson leading an offense that is averaging 318.7 yards through the air and 172.2 yards on the ground. But I'm of the firm belief that most of the time, a good defense will beat a good offense, and the Aggies have a very good defense. So what do the Aggies need to... The Aggies might be underdogs in some estimation today against Colorado State, but I'm going on record in believing USU comes away with the win. CSU has improved from a year ago thanks to a more varied offense with quarterback Garrett Grayson leading an offense that is averaging 318.7 yards through the air and 172.2 yards on the ground. But I'm of the firm belief that most of the time, a good defense will beat a good offense, and the Aggies have a very good defense. So what do the Aggies need to... 58535451@www.sltrib.com Sat, 18 Oct 2014 19:54:36 MDT Volleyball team at home for match, other sports in action this weekend http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsususports/58527624-55/team-state-aggies-weekend.html.csp Taking the opportunity to catch up on a few fall sports as we head into the weekend. The tennis teams are at the ITA Mountain Region championships where Karan Salwan and Dennis Baumgartner have advanced to the round of 16 for the men. In women's action, the doubles team of Nini Guensler and Lexi Turley advanced to the second round. Utah State's volleyball team is back at it Thursday night with the Aggies hosting Fresno State at 7 p.m. The match is the annual Dig for the Cure, as part of Breast ... Taking the opportunity to catch up on a few fall sports as we head into the weekend. The tennis teams are at the ITA Mountain Region championships where Karan Salwan and Dennis Baumgartner have advanced to the round of 16 for the men. In women's action, the doubles team of Nini Guensler and Lexi Turley advanced to the second round. Utah State's volleyball team is back at it Thursday night with the Aggies hosting Fresno State at 7 p.m. The match is the annual Dig for the Cure, as part of Breast ... 58527624@www.sltrib.com Thu, 16 Oct 2014 16:33:10 MDT Taking a look around the MWC http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsususports/58525516-55/game-state-yards-season.html.csp Want to know how Air Force is feeling after its loss to the Aggies or how CSU's confidence is going into Saturday's game? Time to catch up on the foes and see what is going on in the league in this week's installment of the MWC notebook, courtesy of the league beat writers.MOUNTAIN DIVISIONAIR FORCESpoiler alert - the ball is going to spend a lot of time on the ground at Falcon Stadium yet again this week.Air Force, which boasts the nation's No. 12 running attack, hosts New Mexico and its eighth... Want to know how Air Force is feeling after its loss to the Aggies or how CSU's confidence is going into Saturday's game? Time to catch up on the foes and see what is going on in the league in this week's installment of the MWC notebook, courtesy of the league beat writers.MOUNTAIN DIVISIONAIR FORCESpoiler alert - the ball is going to spend a lot of time on the ground at Falcon Stadium yet again this week.Air Force, which boasts the nation's No. 12 running attack, hosts New Mexico and its eighth... 58525516@www.sltrib.com Wed, 15 Oct 2014 22:28:03 MDT CSU tight end suspended for half vs. Aggies http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsususports/58520824-55/aggies-csu-game-half.html.csp The Rams will be without tight end Nolan Peralta for at least a half against the Aggies as he has been suspended for targeting and initiating forcible contact against an opponent with the crown of the helmet, the Mountain West announced. The hit came during CSU's game at Nevada but no penalty was called. The game was reviewed by the league office, which implemented the suspension in accordance with the NCAA Football Playing Rule 9-1-3.Peralta, a sophomore, has played in all five games this year ... The Rams will be without tight end Nolan Peralta for at least a half against the Aggies as he has been suspended for targeting and initiating forcible contact against an opponent with the crown of the helmet, the Mountain West announced. The hit came during CSU's game at Nevada but no penalty was called. The game was reviewed by the league office, which implemented the suspension in accordance with the NCAA Football Playing Rule 9-1-3.Peralta, a sophomore, has played in all five games this year ... 58520824@www.sltrib.com Tue, 14 Oct 2014 12:45:02 MDT Wells, Aggies feeling confident as preparations for CSU begin http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsususports/58517033-55/wells-aggies-feeling-behind.html.csp Utah State coach Matt Wells was in an exceptionally good mood on Monday during his weekly presser. And why wouldn't he be? Wells' team is playing extremely well right now, rolling past Air Force 34-16 on Saturday as a followup to the win over BYU. Up next for the Aggies is Saturday's pivotal game at Colorado State, a contest Wells likened to a heavy weight fight. "It's going to go 12 rounds, all the way to the end," he said. Wells is in a good mood though because the Aggies have shown the abili... Utah State coach Matt Wells was in an exceptionally good mood on Monday during his weekly presser. And why wouldn't he be? Wells' team is playing extremely well right now, rolling past Air Force 34-16 on Saturday as a followup to the win over BYU. Up next for the Aggies is Saturday's pivotal game at Colorado State, a contest Wells likened to a heavy weight fight. "It's going to go 12 rounds, all the way to the end," he said. Wells is in a good mood though because the Aggies have shown the abili... 58517033@www.sltrib.com Mon, 13 Oct 2014 13:25:11 MDT