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Utah State football: Andersen keeping focus even with recent success

Utah State football: Andersen keeping focus even with recent success

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LOGAN — The Utah State Aggies had the game of a lifetime this past week in San Jose as they downed the SJSU Spartans 49-27. The Aggies not only were able to score the football, the USU defense managed a school-record 13 sacks. It’s that sort of balance that head coach Gary Andersen has been looking for since the beginning of last season.

Utah State (5-2) New Mexico State (1-5)
Game Notes
Date: Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012
Kickoff: 1:07 p.m. (MT)
Location: Logan, Utah
Stadium: Merlin Olsen Field at
Romney Stadium (25,513)
Series: Utah State leads, 29-7
	Mychal Clanton (Play-by-Play)
	Kevin White (Analyst)
	Brooks Hansen (Reporter)
Radio: Utah State Sports Network
	Al Lewis (Play-by-Play)
	Craig Hislop (Analyst)
Live Stats:
Twitter Updates: /USUFootball
YouTube: /USUAthletics
Facebook: /USUFootball
Tickets: 1-888-USTATE-1

Salt Lake Tribune’s Tony Jones had a great article about Andersen and how he has motivated this team and the potential it still has moving forward. Because of the Aggies’ strong play against SJSU, redshirt freshman Kyler Fackrell earned his second consecutive WAC Defensive Player of the Week honor.

Read more about Utah State’s win over the Spartans from the Associated Press as well as a highlight video found on

Andersen is not one to sit around waiting for victories to pile up on their own. If you’d like to watch the Aggies as they prepare for their upcoming match against the New Mexico State Aggies, put together this video with some of the USU players contributing.

Going into the Aggie Bowl, the two teams couldn’t be more opposite this season. New Mexico State heads into Logan with a 1-5 record while Utah State sits on a 5-2 record and look to be bowl eligible after just eight weeks. The Sports Network and Sports Chat Palace both wrote up the upcoming battle between the two Aggies.

Utah State has much to look forward to after this week, but it cannot be caught looking ahead to a potential Louisiana Tech match-up that is still weeks away.

Justin McKissick is a contributor originally from the San Francisco Bay Area. He is currently seeking a communications degree. He has been covering USU sports since 2011. Follow him on Twitter: @justin_sr.

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