MOBILE, Ala. — Utah State football player Bobby Wagner and Utah offensive lineman Tony Bergstrom will be playing in the 2012 Senior Bowl on Saturday at 2 p.m. (MT) at Ladd-Peebles Stadium.
Both will be playing for the North squad, which will be coached by Minnesota Vikings' head coach Leslie Frazier.
"It's a big honor to be recognized among the top seniors in the country," Wagner said. "It is a great opportunity to showcase my talents against other talented seniors in the country and show that I'm worthy of this honor," Wagner said.
Swimming and diving
BYU SWEEPS UTES: At Provo, in the rivalry meet, the BYU swim and dive team came away with the Deseret First Duel Trophy, outscoring Utah 161-139 for the men and 162-138 for the women.
SUU WINS TRI-MEET: At Logan, Southern Utah trailed until the final rotation, but steady performances paid off as the Thunderbirds posted victories over Utah State and No. 13 Boise State on Friday night. SUU scored a season-high 194.525 and was followed by Utah State (194.050) and Boise State (193.525). "This was not a good meet for us tonight, but we learned how to win ugly," head coach Scott Bauman said. "We were fortunate to be the team that made the least amount of mistakes and we were able to come out the winner."
NORTHERN IOWA 24, UTAH VALLEY 18: At Orem, Utah Valley entered the final match of Friday's Western Wrestling Conference dual trailing Northern Iowa just 20-18 but UNI's (5-3, 3-0 WWC) heavyweight Blayne Beale helped the Panthers pull out a 24-18 victory with a win over UVU's (3-7, 0-3 WWC) Dustin Dennison. Earlier in the contest the Wolverines found themselves with their backs against the wall after they dropped four of the first five bouts to trail UNI 14-3. Back-to-back first period pins by Ethan Smith (165 pounds) and Monte Schmalhaus (174) got the Wolverines back into the dual however as the two bonus-point wins gave UVU a 15-14 lead.
NO. 20 WESTMINSTER 62, GREAT FALLS 58:: At Great FAlls, Mont., behind three players in double figures the 20th-ranked Griffins defeated the University of Great Falls on Friday night in Frontier Conference action.
Westminster improved its record to 12-7 overall this season and to 5-1 in league games. The win, added with a loss by Lewis-Clark State College, moved them back atop the conference standings. Great Falls dropped to 7-13 overall and 1-5 in the Frontier with the loss.
The Griffins shot just 37.5 percent from the floor in the game, but they took advantage of 13 offensive rebounds by turning them into 10 second chance points. They also connected on seven attempts from beyond the arc while recording 16 assists on 21 made field goals. The defense held UGF to 35.5 percent shooting and just 16.7 percent from beyond the arc. The Griffins held the Argos leading scorer, Kezia Ford, to a season-low four points.
Shelby Ellsworth led the Griffins with a game-high 20 points. It was just the second 20-point performance of her career and the first time she had reached double figures in six games. The freshman forward also grabbed six rebounds and was a perfect 2-of-2 from beyond the arc.
Nicole Yazzie added 18 points and two assists for Westminster. Dana Bates finished with 10 points and nine rebounds to go with two assists, one steal and one block. Cydney Tibbitts had seven points and a game-high 13 rebounds and Jenteal Jackson scored seven points with three assists.