LOGAN, Utah — The Utah State Aggies opened up Mountain West Conference play in Logan for Homecoming 2014, and they delivered a win for the hometown crowd.
The Air Force Falcons came into the game with an overall record of 4-1. Their only loss up until this point was against Wyoming.
The Aggies defense stood firm against the run-heavy offense and option game play, forcing the Falcons to only two field goals in the first half.
Two standouts during the game were brothers Zach and Nick Vigil. Combined, the Vigil brothers had 33 tackles on the night. With 22 tackles, senior linebacker Zach Vigil now has the highest number of tackles in a single game this season in the nation.
Sophomore fullback Nick Vigil started for the first time on both sides of the ball, passing twice, rushing for a touchdown, and forcing an interception on defense.
Overall, the Aggie defense limited Air Force to just 155 rushing yards on 51 carries. AFA entered the game averaging 298 rushing yards per game to rank 10th in the nation. USU finished the game with 388 yards of total offense (311-passing, 77-rushing).
The Aggies head on the road to take on one of the tougher opponents in the MWC, Colorado State, whose record is now 5-1. The game is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. on October 18 in Fort Collins, Colorado.