USU football: Aggies rank among top 20 defenses in the nation in four different categories
Other individuals who rank among the WAC’s best statistically include junior linebacker Jake Doughty who ranks eighth in tackles (7.2 pg); sophomore safety Brian Suite who ranks 17th in tackles (6.6 pg); junior cornerback Nevin Lawson who ranks 27th in tackles (5.4 pg); senior linebacker Bojay Filimoeatu who ranks 34th in tackles (5.1 pg); senior cornerback Terrence Alston who ranks seventh in the WAC and tied for 85th in the nation in passes defended (0.89 pg); junior defensive lineman Connor Williams who ranks tied for fourth in the WAC and tied for 74th in the nation in sacks (0.56 pg); and redshirt freshman defensive lineman Jordan Nielsen who ranks sixth in the WAC and tied for 100th in the nation in sacks (0.44 pg).
Utah State (7-2, 3-0 WAC) is off to its best start to a season since the 1978 team won seven of its first nine games, while its 3-0 league record is its best since the 2000 team won its first four Big West Conference games. In all, Utah State has won a school-record eight-straight WAC games dating back to last season and is 12-3 in its last 15 games.
Utah State continues WAC play at home this weekend against Texas State (3-4, 1-1 WAC) on Saturday, Nov. 3, at 1 p.m. USU has won each of its last six home games to rank as its best home winning streak since the 1966-68 teams combined for eight-straight home wins.
Doug Hoffman is the assistant athletic director for Utah State University Athletic Media Relations.
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