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Utah State finish up final scrimmage of fall camp

The defense shined as the Aggies held their final scrimmage before the season opener at Tennessee.

Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODA

SB Nation 2014 College Football Guide

On Tuesday, the Aggies finished up their final scrimmage of the season in preparation for their opener at Tennessee on August 31. The main story of the day was the Aggie defense. They held both Darell Garretson and Craig Harrison to just over 100 yards combined between the two. Chuckie Keeton was limited to just a few snaps for the day before turning the ball over to Harrison and Garretson. Harrison went 4-for-14 with 56 yards and had the only touchdown of the day. Garretson was 9-for-14 for 43 yards.

Receiver wise, it was a very quiet day, thanks in large part to the defense. Junior Hunter Sharp was the leading receiver, catching four passes for 20 yards. Running back Rashad Hall also chipped in, catching four passes for 13 yards.

The defense was one of the key points for the team coming into the season, and it shined during the scrimmage. Overall, the defense had four tackles for losses and forcing the offense to go three-and-out 12 times. According to Head Coach Matt Wells, seeing the backups on defense step up like they did "was very positive and good to see."

Junior linebackers Jarom Baldomero and LT Filiaga had a decent day on defense, recording four tackles each, while freshman Jontrell Rocquemore had three tackles and the day's only interception. The defense also had six pass breakups to go along with a sack for the game.

This was the final public practice the team held as they have closed the remainder of their practices from the public and the media so the team can get ready for the game against the Volunteers.