USU football: Aggies rank among top 20 defenses in the nation in four different categories

By Doug Hoffman

For the Deseret News

Published: Monday, Oct. 29 2012 4:00 p.m. MDT

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.

For USU football ticket information, contact the USU Ticket Office at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum or call 1-888-USTATE-1 or (435) 797-0305. Tickets can also be purchased on the USU website.

Doug Hoffman is the assistant athletic director for Utah State University Athletic Media Relations.

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