2013 Utah State Aggies football team

The 2013 Utah State Aggies football team represented Utah State University in the 2013 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Aggies were led by new head coach Matt Wells[1] and played their home games at Merlin Olsen Field at Romney Stadium. This was the Aggies first season as members of the Mountain West Conference in the Mountain Division.[2]

2013 Utah State Aggies football
Utah State Aggies logo.svg
MW Mountain Division champion
Poinsettia Bowl champion
ConferenceMountain West Conference
DivisionMountain Division
2013 record9–5 (7–1 MW)
Head coachMatt Wells (1st season)
Offensive coordinatorKevin McGiven (1st season)
Offensive schemeSpread
Defensive coordinatorTodd Orlando (1st season)
Base defense3–4
Home stadiumRomney Stadium
(Capacity: 25,513)
Seasons
← 2012
2014 →
2013 Mountain West Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Mountain Division
Utah State x   7 1         9 5  
Boise State   6 2         8 5  
Colorado State   5 3         8 6  
Wyoming   3 5         5 7  
New Mexico   1 7         3 9  
Air Force   0 8         2 10  
West Division
Fresno State x$   7 1         11 2  
San Diego State   6 2         8 5  
UNLV   5 3         7 6  
San Jose State   5 3         6 6  
Nevada   3 5         4 8  
Hawaii   0 8         1 11  
Championship: Fresno State 24, Utah State 17
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

Before the seasonEdit

2013 recruitsEdit

Blue-White Spring Game presented by Orbit Irrigation ProductsEdit

The Spring Game will take place on April 20, 2013, featuring the squad divided into a blue team and a white team.

DeparturesEdit

Among the departures are a former head coach Gary Andersen, who left to be the head coach of Wisconsin. A number of other coaches left with him.

NFL DraftEdit

Name Number Pos. Class Team Round Pick
Will Davis 17 CB Senior Miami Dolphins 3 93
Kerwynn Williams 25 RB Senior Indianapolis Colts 7 230

RosterEdit

2013 Utah State Aggies football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
OC 59 Austin Stephens So
OC 58 Tyler Larsen Sr
OL 74 Kevin Whimpey Jr
OL 65 Austin Albrecht Fr
OL 72 Tyshon Mosley Fr
OL 64 Jarom Ioane Fr
OL 79 Logan Malohifo'ou So
OL 78 Joe Malanga Fr
OL 77 Sini Tauauve'a Sr
OL 73 Kyle Whimpey Sr
OL 76 Jake Simonich Fr
OL 75 Taani Fisilau So
OL 62 Bryce Walker Jr
OL 61 Daquan Vandross Jr
OL 54 Jamie Markosian Sr
OL 60 Joe Summers Jr
OL 68 Bill Vavau Jr
OL 67 Brandon Taukeiaho Fr
OL 66 Eric Schultz Sr
OT 55 Andrew Chen Fr
QB 12 Craig Harrison Jr
QB 13 Jordan Brown Fr
QB 17 Jeff Manning Fr
QB 16 Chuckie Keeton Jr
QB 6 Darell Garretson Fr
RB 10 Kelvin Lee So
RB 32 Joe Hill Jr
RB 31 Paul Clark Jr
RB 20 Rashad Hall Jr
RB 30 Karris Johnson Fr
RB 28 Joey DeMartino Sr
RB 27 Robert Marshall Sr
RB 30 Kennedy Williams Fr
TE 92 Derek Keller So
TE 22 Keegan Andersen Jr
TE 33 Jefferson Court Jr
TE 91 D.J. Tialavea Sr
TE 83 Wyatt Houston Fr
WR 86 Nick Markosian Fr
WR 87 Brock Bird So
WR 88 Braelon Roberts Fr
WR 8 Travis Reynolds Sr
WR 11 Brandon Swindall So
WR 80 Lars Gunderson Jr
WR 81 Alex Wheat, Jr. Jr
WR 25 Hayden Weichers Fr
WR 9 Bruce Natson So
WR 18 Ronald Butler Jr
WR 84 Shaan Johnson Jr
WR 85 Tyler Weese Fr
WR 7 Travis Van Leeuwen Sr
WR 15 Daniel Wray So
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
CB 31 Jentz Painter So
CB 1 Nevin Lawson Sr
CB 4 Tay Glover-Wright Sr
CB 6 Rashard Stewart Jr
CB 1 Daniel Gray So
CB 37 Devin Centers Fr
CB 3 Quinton Byrd Sr
CB 24 Marwin Evans Jr
CB 22 Dre Snowden Fr
CB 17 Jeremy Morris Jr
CB 15 Marquan Ellison Fr
CB 13 Ladale Jackson So
DE 99 B.J. Larsen Jr
DE 90 Clark Jeppesen Fr
DE 48 Paul Piukala Sr
DE 98 Josh Romero Fr
DE 40 Connor Williams Sr
DE 97 Jordan Nielsen So
DL 95 Ricky Ali'ifua Fr
DL 94 Eric Berntson Fr
DL 70 Travis Seefeldt So
DL 57 Jake Gallegos Fr
LB 51 Jake Doughty Sr
LB 43 Alex Marsaw So
LB 16 Tavaris McMillian Jr
LB 53 Zach Vigil Jr
LB 50 Brayden Stembridge Jr
LB 49 Jarom Baldomero So
LB 12 Terrell Thompson Sr
LB 47 Travis Parrish Fr
LB 23 Michael Okonkwo So
LB 45 Keylon Hollis Jr
LB 44 Bridger Peck Fr
LB 42 La'Bradford Harold So
LB 41 Nick Vigil Fr
LB 9 Kyler Fackrell So
LB 39 Torrey Green So
LB 82 Alex Huerta Fr
LB 34 Dustin Hoover Fr
NG 96 Elvis Kamana-Matagi Jr
NG 56 AJ Pataiali'i Sr
S 2 Cameron Sanders Sr
S 46 Frankie Sutera Jr
S 19 Dayton DeLoach Fr
S 26 Clayton Christensen Sr
S 21 Brian Suite Jr
S 29 Myron Turner Fr
S 32 Nick Chronister Fr
S 5 Maurice Alexander Sr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 36 Jake Thompson Fr
LS 89 Nate Needham Jr
LS 47 Mark Hutchinson So
P/K 38 Jaron Bentrude Jr
PK 19 Josh Thompson Sr
PK 63 Brock Warren Fr
PK 93 Nick Diaz Jr
PK 32 Braeden Loveless Fr


Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches
  • Mark Weber (Idaho State)
    Asst. Head Coach/ Offensive Line
  • Kevin McGiven (Utah Valley)
    Co-Offensive Coordinator/ Quarterbacks
  • Todd Orlando (Wisconsin)
    Defensive Coordinator/Safeties
  • Dave Ungerer (Southern Connecticut State)
    Special Teams/ Running Backs
  • Luke Wells (Oklahoma)
    Co-Offensive Coordinator/ TE/ Recruiting Coordinator
  • Jovon Bouknight (Wyoming)
    Wide Receivers
  • Kevin Clune (Cal State Fullerton)
    Linebackers
  • Frank Maile (Utah State)
    Defensive Line
  • Kendrick Shaver (Missouri State)
    Cornerbacks
  • Kite Afeaki (Utah)
    Defensive Administrative Assistant
  • Waqa Damuni (Utah State)
    Asst. Athletics Director for Football Operations
  • David Fiefia (Utah State)
    Offensive Graduate Assistant
  • Cole Popovich (Fresno State)
    Offensive Graduate Assistant
  • Nick Schindler (Utah State)
    Defensive & Special Teams Administrative Assistant
  • Dave Scholz (Wisconsin- Milwaukee)
    Head Strength & Conditioning Coach
  • Rob Takeno (Southern Utah)
    Defensive Graduate Assistant

[3]


Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  •   Injured
  •   Redshirt

Roster

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
August 296:00 PMat Utah*FS1L 26–3045,237
September 71:30 PMat Air ForceCBSSNW 52–2032,716
September 146:00 PMWeber State*ESPN3W 70–625,513
September 211:30 PMat USC*ABC/ESPN2L 14–1763,482
September 277:00 PMat San Jose StateESPNW 40–1210,533
October 46:00 PMBYU*
CBSSNL 14–3125,513
October 126:00 PMBoise State
  • Romney Stadium
  • Logan, UT
CBSSNL 23–3425,513
October 197:00 PMat New MexicoRTUTW 45–1019,739
November 22:00 PMHawaii
  • Romney Stadium
  • Logan, UT
CBSSNW 47–1021,428
November 96:00 PMat UNLVESPNUW 28–2415,062
November 231:30 PMColorado State
  • Romney Stadium
  • Logan, UT
CBSSNW 13–020,284
November 3012:00 PMWyoming
RTUTW 35–721,325
December 78:00 PMat No. 24 Fresno StateCBSL 17–2431,362
December 267:30 PMvs. No. 24 Northern Illinois*ESPNW 21–1423,408

Game SummariesEdit

UtahEdit

Utah State at Utah
1 234Total
Aggies 3 1463 26
Utes 14 0106 30
Sources:[4]
Overall record Last meeting Result
29–77–4 2012 Utah State, 27–20 OT

Air ForceEdit

Utah State at Air Force
1 234Total
Aggies 14 10217 52
Falcons 6 707 20
Sources:
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–1 1969 Air Force, 38–13

Weber StateEdit

Weber State at Utah State
1 234Total
Wildcats 0 006 6
Aggies 21 28210 70
Sources:
Overall record Last meeting Result
12–1 2011 Utah State, 54–17

USCEdit

Utah State at USC
1 234Total
Aggies 0 770 14
Trojans 7 703 17
Sources:
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–4 1989 USC, 66–10

San Jose StateEdit

Utah State at San Jose State
1 234Total
Aggies 14 9143 40
Spartans 3 360 12
  • Date: September 27
  • Location: Spartan Stadium
    San Jose, CA
  • Game start: 6:01 MST
  • Elapsed time: 3:49
  • Game attendance: 10,533
  • Game weather: Sunny and clear
  • Referee: Alan Eck
  • Television network: ESPN
Sources:
Overall record Last meeting Result
14–20–1 2012 Utah State, 40-12

BYU[5]Edit

BYU at Utah State
1 234Total
Cougars 10 7140 31
Aggies 7 007 14
  • Date: October 4
  • Location: Romney Stadium
    Logan, UT
  • Game start: 6:07 MST
  • Elapsed time: 3:26
  • Game attendance: 25,513
  • Game weather: Partly Cloudy
  • Referee: Rick Loumiet
  • Television network: CBSSN
Sources:
Overall record Last meeting Result
45–34–3 2012 BYU, 6–3

Boise StateEdit

Boise State at Utah State
1 234Total
Broncos 10 14100 34
Aggies 0 10013 23
  • Date: October 12
  • Location: Romney Stadium
    Logan, UT
  • Game start: 6:07 PM MST
  • Elapsed time: 3:26
  • Game attendance: 25,513
  • Game weather: Overcast
  • Referee: Jim Farmer
  • Television network: CBSSN
Sources:
Overall record Last meeting Result
4–13 2010 Boise State, 50–14

New MexicoEdit

Utah State at New Mexico
1 234Total
Aggies 17 1477 45
Lobos 0 307 10
Sources:
Overall record Last meeting Result
8–11 2003 New Mexico, 34–7

HawaiiEdit

Hawaii at Utah State
1 234Total
Warriors 3 070 10
Aggies 10 13177 47
  • Date: November 2
  • Location: Romney Stadium
    Logan, UT
  • Game start: 2:05 PM MST
  • Elapsed time: 3:15
  • Game attendance: 21428
  • Game weather: Clear
  • Referee: Brandon Cruse
  • Television network: CBSSN
Overall record Last meeting Result
6–6 2011 Utah State, 35–31

UNLVEdit

Utah State at UNLV
1 234Total
• Aggies 0 1477 28
Rebels 7 1007 24
  • Date: November 9
  • Location: Sam Boyd Stadium
    Las Vegas, NV
  • Game start: 6:00 PM MST
  • Elapsed time: 3:36
  • Game attendance: 15062
  • Game weather: Partly Cloudy
  • Referee: Daniel Romero
  • Television network: ESPNU
Overall record Last meeting Result
13–7 2012 Utah State, 35–13

Colorado StateEdit

Colorado State at Utah State
1 234Total
Rams 0 000 0
• Aggies 0 373 13
  • Date: November 23
  • Location: Romney Stadium
    Logan, UT
  • Game start: 1:34 pm MST
  • Elapsed time: 3:21
  • Game attendance: 20284
  • Game weather: Mostly Sunny
  • Referee: Jim Farmer
  • Television network: CBSSN
Overall record Last meeting Result
31–36–2 2012 Utah State, 31–19

WyomingEdit

Wyoming at Utah State
1 234Total
Cowboys 0 007 7
• Aggies 7 14140 35
  • Date: November 30
  • Location: Romney Stadium
    Logan, UT
  • Game start: 12:05 pm MST
  • Elapsed time: 2:47
  • Game attendance: 21325
  • Game weather: Mostly Sunny
  • Referee: Randy Christal
  • Television network: ROOT
Sources:
Overall record Last meeting Result
35–24–4 2011 Utah State, 63–19

Fresno StateEdit

Utah State vs Fresno State
1 234Total
Aggies 0 7010 17
Bulldogs 3 1470 24
  • Date: November 30
  • Location: Bulldog Stadium
    Fresno, CA
  • Game start: 8:00 PM MST
  • Elapsed time: 3:31
  • Game attendance: 31362
  • Game weather: Partly Cloudy
  • Referee: Reggie Smith
  • Television network: CBS
Sources:
Overall record Last meeting Result
10–16–1 2011 Fresno State, 31–21

Northern IllinoisEdit

2013 Poinsettia Bowl
Northern Illinois vs. Utah State Aggies
1 234Total
Aggies 3 378 21
#24 Huskies 0 707 14
  • Date: December 26
  • Location: Qualcomm Stadium
    San Diego, CA
  • Game start: 6:35 pm PST
  • Elapsed time: 2:58
  • Game attendance: 23,408
  • Game weather: Clear, cool
  • Referee: Shawn Hochuli
  • Television network: ESPN
Sources:
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–1 1995 Utah State, 42–7

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Zundel, Rod (December 20, 2012). "Matt Wells Named New Utah State Head Football Coach". KSL. Salt Lake City. Retrieved December 20, 2012.
  2. ^ Jones, Tony (May 5, 2012). "A Fist-Pumping Day for Utah State: Aggies Officially Join Mountain West". The Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved May 5, 2012.
  3. ^ "Utah State Men's Football Staff". Utah State Athletics. Retrieved August 23, 2013."2013 Utah State Aggie Spring Football Roster". Utah State Athletics. Retrieved March 25, 2014.
  4. ^ "Utah State Aggies vs. Utah Utes (August 29, 2013)". Statbroadcast.com. Retrieved August 29, 2013.
  5. ^ "Utah State Football Announces Three-Game Series With BYU, Resumes Series With Utah and Lists Future Non-Conference Opponents". Utah State Athletics. July 20, 2011. Retrieved August 20, 2011.