For the seniors, this would be the final time in the regular season that they step out on the field. And they did not disappoint. Led by brothers Zach and Nick Vigil and freshman Kent Myers, the Aggies ended the season with a win at home and end with a perfect record there on the season at 6-0. More importantly, it keeps the team in contention to win the Mountain Division.
The rushing attack was on display for the Aggies on Friday night, an area in which they have been struggling all season. Kent Myers was a big part of the running game with 4 carries for 92 yards and three touchdown. He also threw for 108 yards on 15-of-22 passing. Bruce Natson led the team in rushing with 124 yards on seven carries and a touchdown. Tyler Ervin led the way for the Spartans with 104 yards on 22 carries.
The story of the game and the season thus far has been the Aggie run defense. They have been tremendous thus far and are a big reason why the Aggies are 6-1 in conference play. Zach Vigil had another memorable game, recording 19 tackles against the Spartans. The team also held San Jose State to just 3.7 yards per carry rushing. The only turnover of the game came on an interception by Spartan cornerback Jimmy Pruitt.
For Utah State, the win moves them to 9-3 overall and 6-1 in conference play, which puts them in a good position to win the division. Depending on the results tomorrow, USU will need to beat Boise State next week and have Colorado State lose one of their final two games to either New Mexico or Air Force. The USU vs. BSU game will kickoff at 8:30 p.m. MT and will be broadcast on ESPN2.
For the Spartans, they fall to 3-8 overall and 2-5 in conference play. They will end the season playing at San Diego State next Saturday at 1:30 p.m. MT. The game will be broadcast on the CBS Sports Network.