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USU football: Aggies continue to be ranked among top defenses in the nation

By Doug Hoffman

For the Deseret News

Published: Sunday, Nov. 11 2012 7:11 p.m. MST

On special teams, senior punter Tyler Bennett ranks fourth in the WAC and 37th in the nation in punting (42.4 ypk). Senior wide receiver Cameron Webb ranks second in the WAC and 41st in the nation in punt returns (8.8 ypr). Senior wide receiver Chuck Jacobs ranks fourth in the WAC and 46th in the nation in kick returns (23.5 ypr).

Other individuals who rank among the WAC’s best statistically include senior wide receiver Matt Austin who ranks sixth in the WAC in receiving (54.9 ypg); junior linebacker Jake Doughty who ranks 10th in the WAC in tackles (7.1 pg); redshirt freshman linebacker Kyler Fackrell who ranks tied for seventh in the WAC in interceptions (0.20) and 12th in the WAC in tackles (6.6 pg); sophomore safety Brian Suite who ranks tied for 18th in the WAC in tackles (6.2 pg); junior cornerback Nevin Lawson who ranks tied for 31st in the WAC in tackles (5.3 pg); senior linebacker Bojay Filimoeatu who ranks tied for 34th in the WAC in tackles (5.0 pg); senior cornerback Terrence Alston who ranks tied for seventh in the WAC in passes defended (0.80 pg); junior defensive lineman Connor Williams who ranks tied for fifth in the WAC and tied for 79th in the nation in sacks (0.50 pg); and redshirt freshman defensive lineman Jordan Nielsen who ranks seventh in the WAC and tied for 100th in the nation in sacks (0.45 pg).

Utah State will play its final road game of 2012 at nationally ranked Louisiana Tech (9-1, 4-0 WAC) on Saturday, Nov. 17, at 2 p.m. (MT), in a game that will be available to watch live on ESPN3.com. USU has won six of its last eight road games dating back to last season, including each of its last five.

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 online.

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

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