Jacob Nielson

Jacob Nielson

Utah State's title win spearheaded by dominant defensive performance

Utah State's title win spearheaded by dominant defensive performance

Jacob Nielson, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Dec. 6 - 9:34 a.m.

Defensive coordinator Ephraim Banda told his team "that we will be the best defense on the grass today," and the Aggies were, in every facet
Utah State to take on Oregon State in LA Bowl

Utah State to take on Oregon State in LA Bowl

Jacob Nielson, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Dec. 5 - 1:51 p.m.

Utah State punched its ticket to the inaugural Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl after Saturday's emphatic 46-13 romp of San Diego State.
Utah State routs San Diego State to claim Mountain West title

Utah State routs San Diego State to claim Mountain West title

Jacob Nielson, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Dec. 4 - 7:05 p.m.

Despite winning nine regular season games, Utah State wasn't expected to make much noise in the Mountain West Conference championship Saturday afternoon.
Late foul shots send Saint Mary's past Utah State, snapping Aggies' win streak

Late foul shots send Saint Mary's past Utah State, snapping Aggies' win streak

Jacob Nielson, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Dec. 2 - 11:25 p.m.

Alex Ducas scored 13 points and his two free throws with 0.9 seconds left gave Saint Mary's a 60-58 win over Utah State on Thursday night.
Utah State rolls over New Mexico, punches ticket to MWC title game

Utah State rolls over New Mexico, punches ticket to MWC title game

Jacob Nielson, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Nov. 26 - 4:15 p.m.

Aggies clinch the Mountain Division for the first time since 2013
Justin Bean leads Utah State past his hometown team to win tournament championship

Justin Bean leads Utah State past his hometown team to win tournament championship

Jacob Nielson, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Nov. 21 - 5:26 p.m.

Justin Bean has 23 points and 19 rebounds to lead the Aggies over Oklahoma in the Myrtle Beach Invitational championship game.
Utah State embarrassed by Wyoming on senior night

Utah State embarrassed by Wyoming on senior night

Jacob Nielson, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Nov. 20 - 11:22 p.m.

The Cowboy offense gashed the Aggies for 604 yards en route to the decisive win
Closing in on division title, Utah State hosts Wyoming on senior night

Closing in on division title, Utah State hosts Wyoming on senior night

Jacob Nielson, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Nov. 19 - 8:29 p.m.

The 8-2 Aggies, just two games away from reaching the MW championships game, need to get by Wyoming.
Justin Bean, Rylan Jones lift Aggies over Penn in 2OT thriller

Justin Bean, Rylan Jones lift Aggies over Penn in 2OT thriller

Jacob Nielson, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Nov. 18 - 4:29 p.m.

A career-high 33 points from Justin Bean and season-high 21 from Rylan Jones got it done for Utah State
Utah State dominates San Jose State to improve to 8-2 on the season

Utah State dominates San Jose State to improve to 8-2 on the season

Jacob Nielson, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Nov. 14 - 2:18 a.m.

The Aggie defense gave up just 150 yards of defense in a win over San Jose State.
Utah State upset at home by UC Davis to open up the season

Utah State upset at home by UC Davis to open up the season

Jacob Nielson, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Nov. 9 - 11:43 p.m.

The Aggies begin Ryan Odom's era at Utah State with a disappointing loss.
Utah State overcomes slow first half, surges to 35-13 victory

Utah State overcomes slow first half, surges to 35-13 victory

Jacob Nielson, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Nov. 6 - 7:24 p.m.

Utah State scored 28 answered points to defeat New Mexico State.
Utah State's Deven Thompkins is taking college football by storm

Utah State's Deven Thompkins is taking college football by storm

Jacob Nielson, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Nov. 5 - 2:34 p.m.

One year after entering the transfer portal, Thompkins is on pace for a record setting year as an Aggies
Utah State dominates Hawaii to earn bowl eligibility

Utah State dominates Hawaii to earn bowl eligibility

Jacob Nielson, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Oct. 30 - 6:30 p.m.

Bonner piled 361 passing yards and 4 touchdowns, and the Aggies surged to victory.
Takeaways from a Utah State exhibition victory over Montana Western

Takeaways from a Utah State exhibition victory over Montana Western

Jacob Nielson, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Oct. 27 - 11:31 p.m.

With a new coaching staff and roster overall, there was much to take in from Wednesday's game
Winning close games paying dividends for Utah State football

Winning close games paying dividends for Utah State football

Jacob Nielson, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Oct. 25 - 3:14 p.m.

The Aggies have won four games by four points or less and are now in sole control on the Mountain Division of the conference.
Utah State edges out Colorado State in dramatic fashion

Utah State edges out Colorado State in dramatic fashion

Jacob Nielson, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Oct. 23 - 1:28 a.m.

Utah State's third straight win over Colorado State puts them in sole control of the Mountain Division
After surviving front-heavy schedule, Aggies defense eager to get into conference play

After surviving front-heavy schedule, Aggies defense eager to get into conference play

Jacob Nielson, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Oct. 12 - 9:06 a.m.

Utah State's defense has shown flashes of dominance throughout it's first five games, but has yet to bring it all together.
'This is just the beginning': Aggies show fight in loss to Cougars

'This is just the beginning': Aggies show fight in loss to Cougars

Jacob Nielson, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Oct. 2 - 1:22 a.m.

The Aggies cut a BYU lead to just a touchdown in the fourth quarter but couldn't get closer.
Utah State faces Boise State on early morning, national TV showdown

Utah State faces Boise State on early morning, national TV showdown

Jacob Nielson, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Sept. 24 - 6:19 p.m.

The 3-0 Aggies can take control of the Mountain Division if they knock off the Broncos on Saturday
New coaching regime at Utah State paying dividends for Aggies

New coaching regime at Utah State paying dividends for Aggies

Jacob Nielson, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Sept. 20 - 3:49 p.m.

A coaching change is making all the different for Utah State.
Utah State surges a comeback, again, to beat conference foe Air Force

Utah State surges a comeback, again, to beat conference foe Air Force

Jacob Nielson, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Sept. 19 - 12:09 a.m.

It's the Aggies' first 3-0 start since 1978
Aggies overcome slow start in 48-24 rout over North Dakota

Aggies overcome slow start in 48-24 rout over North Dakota

Jacob Nielson, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Sept. 11 - 2:08 a.m.

Logan Bonner passed for a career-best 390 yards with four touchdowns as Utah State clawed out of an early hole to rally past North Dakota 41-24.
Utah State's win was historic, but Aggies can't celebrate with North Dakota up next

Utah State's win was historic, but Aggies can't celebrate with North Dakota up next

Jacob Nielson, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Sept. 9 - 9:17 a.m.

Utah State football pulled off the unlikely upset on Saturday night, defeating Washington State 26-23. Here's a glance at the significance of the victory, and a look ahead to the North Dakota game Friday night.
Bonner's late TD pass lifts Utah State over Washington State

Bonner's late TD pass lifts Utah State over Washington State

Jacob Nielson, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Sept. 5 - 2:43 a.m.

Logan Bonner threw a 7-yard touchdown pass to Deven Thompkins with 11 seconds left to lift Utah State to a 26-23 victory over Washington State.