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Taylor led the Aggies to a 35–31 win over San Jose State with 125 yards on 30 carries and a career-high three rushing touchdowns, also adding one catch for nine yards. Tyler’s final score with 2:49 left in the game proved to be the deciding point.
It is the first time in Taylor’s career that USU has been named Student-Athlete of the Week.
With the victory, Utah State became bowl eligible for the second straight season. The Aggies are also bowl eligible for the 10th time in the last 12 seasons, a feat shared only by Boise State and San Diego State among Mountain West teams.
Utah State (6-5, 5-2 MW) will conclude its regular season across the border on Friday, Nov. 25, when it travels to Gem State to take on Boise State (8-3, 7-0 MW). The game will be televised live on CBS at 10 am.
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Other sports nominees for USU Student-Athlete of the Week include:
Men’s Basketball – Graduate forward Taylor Funk (Lancaster, Pennsylvania) led Utah State to a 2-0 record last week with a 96-74 home win over Santa Clara and a 91-89 overtime win at San Diego. Against the Broncos, Funk logged a double-double with 22 points and 12 rebounds, along with a career-high five steals and three assists. Against the Toreros, he scored 20 points to go along with six rebounds, two blocks and one steal. For the week, Funk averaged 21.0 points and 9.0 rebounds per game, while shooting 50.0 percent (15-of-30), including 56.3 percent from 3-point range (9-of-16) and 75.0 at the free throw line. including percent. (3 out of 4).
Women’s Basketball – Graduating senior guard Maria Carvalho (Lisbon, Portugal) averaged 11.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists last week as Utah State lost a pair of road games at Utah Tech (95-57) and Arkansas State (63-57). Against the Trailblazers, Carvalho scored 13 points with eight rebounds, two assists and one steal. Against the Red Wolves, she scored 10 points with eight rebounds, four assists and one steal. For the week, Carvalho shot 30.8 percent (8-of-26) from the field, including 46.0 percent from 3-point range (6-of-13) and 50.0 percent at the free throw line (1-of-2). .
Men’s Cross Country – Junior Yonas Mogos (Aurora, Colorado) led Utah State with an 85th-place finish in 30:06.3 over the 10-kilometer course at last weekend’s NCAA Championships in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Mogos helped the Aggies defeat five ranked teams as they finished in 26th place.
Women’s Cross Country- Sophomore Anna Weaver (Stillwater, Minnesota) was one of two Utah State women to represent the Aggies as an individual at last weekend’s NCAA Championships in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Weaver finished 53rd on the 6K course with a time of 20:17.5.
volleyball – Sophomore opposite hitter Edna Mehmedovic (Peoria, Arizona) led the Aggies with 32 kills, an average of 4.00 kills per set and 35.0 points as Utah State lost a pair of Mountain West matches at New Mexico (3-1) and Air Force. (3-1). Against the Lobos, she hit .458 (15-4-24) and against the Falcons she had a career-high 17 kills. For the week, Mehmedovic hit .311 (32-13-61) and was second on the team with six blocks.
2022-23 America First Credit Union USU Student-Athlete of the Week Winners
August 29 – Kylie Stokes, volleyball
Sept. 5 – Deira Walton, Soccer
September 12 – Shelby Caplaunch, volleyball
September 19 – Whitney Lopez, soccer
September 26 – Sara Taylor, soccer
Oct. 3 – Cameron Todd, Men’s Cross Country
Oct. 10 – Ajani CarterFootball
Oct. 17 – David Cirney, Men’s Tennis
Oct. 24 – Mackenzie Hunninghack, soccer
Oct. 31 – Diarra Walton, soccer
November 7 – Connor ColesFootball
Nov. 14 – Ike LarsonFootball
November 21 – Calvin Taylor JrFootball
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