8 May

Utah State Football Hosts Stony Brook Saturday in Home Opener

first_imgSeptember 4, 2019 /Sports News – Local Utah State Football Hosts Stony Brook Saturday in Home Opener Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOGAN, Utah-On the heels of a disappointing 38-35 loss at the hands of Wake Forest August 30 at Winston-Salem, N.C., Utah State seeks its first win of the season against NCAA FCS foe Stony Brook at Maverik Stadium Saturday.Utah State has successfully recovered from a loss consistently in the Gary Andersen era as they have won five of their last seven such games.The Aggies seek to start 1-1 for the seventh consecutive season. They are currently 147-105 (.583) all-time at Maverik Stadium.In 2018, Utah State averaged 59.5 points and 608 yards of total offense at home, scoring at least 40 points in all home games last season.The Aggies have won their last 12 games against FCS opponents and Saturday’s game against the Seawolves is the first such contest in history for both programs.The Aggies are “striping the stadium” Saturday and encourage all fans sitting in “even” sections to wear white and those in “odd” sections to wear navy blue.In Wyoming’s 37-31 win over Missouri August 31 at Laramie, Wyo., the Cowboys’ athletic department did a comparable things, calling on fans to wear either brown or gold.After scoring 35 points against the Demon Deacons Friday, the Aggies’ offense is tied with various other squads in 52nd place nationally.The Aggies’ defense is 122nd nationally currently, after surrendering 38 points to Wake Forest.Presently,  among the Aggies’ statistical leaders is junior quarterback Jordan Love who was 33-48 (68.8 completion percentage), for 416 yards, three touchdowns and three interceptions against the Demon Deacons.Others include junior tailback Jaylen Warren (19 car, 141 yards, TD) who averaged 7.4 yards a carry August 30, and graduate transfer receiver Siaosi Mariner (8 rec, 118 yards, TD) who averaged 14.8 yards per grab against Wake Forest.Defensively, junior linebacker David Woodward, junior defensive end Nick Heninger and senior defensive tackle Christoper Unga all had a sack against the Demon Deacons.The Seawolves, who represent the Colonial Athletic Conference, routed the Bryant Bulldogs 35-10 Saturday to start the season 1-0.Stony Brook is currently tied for 23rd in the FBS in scoring with their 35-point performance. They are presently tied for 7th in the FCS in scoring defense in giving up 10 points to the Bulldogs.The Seawolves’ quarterback is currently redshirt junior Tyquell Fields who was 10-20 for 194 yards and a touchdown against Bryant.Fields also ran for 6.5 yards a carry and a score against the Bulldogs, while redshirt senior tailback Isaiah White ran for 54 yards and a pair of scores for the Seawolves in the win.Redshirt senior Andrew Trent hauled in three receptions for 79 yards against Bryant to lead Stony Brook in receiving against the Bulldogs.Defensively, redshirt senior defensive back Gavin Heslop had a sack and fellow redshirt senior defensive back Synceir Malone had an interception in Saturday’s win. Brad James Tags: Andrew Trent/Gavin Heslop/Isaiah White/Jaylen Warren/Jordan Love/Maverik Stadium/Missouri/Siaosi Mariner/Stony Brook Football/Synceir Malone/Utah State Football/Wake Forest/Wyominglast_img read more