Utah State's deep linebacking group was supposed to be one of the team's strengths. But just one game into the season, that depth is being tested.
The Aggies lost projected starter Alex Huerta during camp to a shoulder injury and Kyler Fackrell, the Aggies' outside starting linebacker, is sidelined with a knee injury.
Following the Aggies' 38-7 loss to Tennessee, coach Matt Wells called the loss of Fackrell the team's 'first piece of adversity this year.'
"He's a big part of our team," he said. "Any time a guy goes down like that, it gives another guy an opportunity to step up and rally around it."<