Brad James November 4, 2019 /Sports News – Local Utah State Football Visits Fresno State Saturday Written by Tags: Fresno State football/Utah State Football FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailFRESNO, Calif.-Saturday, Utah State football (4-4, 3-1 in Mountain West Conference play) visits Fresno State (4-4, 2-2 in Mountain West) as the Aggies return to Mountain West action after being routed 42-14 by in-state rival BYU last week.The Aggies are 33-19 (.635) all-time in Mountain West Conference games as a league member. They are also 8-6 (.615) in their last 14 road games, including a 7-3 (.700) mark in conference play.Utah State’s successive losses to Air Force and BYU represent the first time in 21 games that the Aggies have lost back-to-back contests.Against the Bulldogs, the Aggies will try to avoid their third consecutive loss, a mark Utah State has not reached since a 5-game losing streak in 2016.Utah State ranks 79th nationally (27.1 points per game) in scoring offense.The Aggies’ star junior signal-caller Jordan Love continues to struggle. He has completed 59.6 percent of his passes on the season (176-295) for 2,014 yards, 9 touchdowns and 12 interceptions this season.Senior tailback Gerold Bright (101 car, 535 yards, 5 TD’s; 5.3 yards per carry) and junior running mate Jaylen Warren (66 car, 414 yards, 4 TD’s; 6.3 yards per carry) lead the Aggies’ running game productively.Graduate student receiver Siaosi Mariner (34 rec, 527 yards, 4 TD’s), junior receiver Jordan Nathan (28 rec, 341 yards, TD) and sophomore wide-out Deven Thompkins (26 rec, 293 yards, 3 TD’s) all lead the Aggies in the receiving department.Junior receiver Savon Scarver ranks second nationally in kickoff return average (38.3 yards) and has returned two kicks for scores on the season.Senior kicker Dominik Eberle has made 11 of 13 PAT’s on the season and all 26 of his PAT’s. He has 310 points in his career at Utah State, making him the all-time scoring leader for the Aggies.The Aggies rank 61st nationally in scoring defense (26.4 points per game).Junior linebacker David Woodward ranks second nationally with 93 tackles and third in forced fumbles (4).Junior defensive end Nick Heninger leads the Aggies with three sacks and junior safety Shaq Bond leads the squad with two interceptions.Fresno State comes into Saturday’s game having outgunned prolific Hawaii 41-38 last Saturday at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu.The Bulldogs rank 34th nationally (34.3 points per game) in scoring offense.Senior signal-caller Jorge Reyna completes just under 63.1 percent of his passes (164-260) for 1,843 yards, 11 touchdowns and 6 interceptions on the season.Junior tailback Ronnie Rivers (109 car, 553 yards, 8 TD’s; 5.1 yards per carry) and senior running mate Josh Hokit (50 car, 213 yards, 8 TD’s) have bolstered Fresno State’s running game.Sophomore receiver Zane Pope (32 rec, 336 yards, TD) and senior wide-out Derrion Grim (17 rec, 289 yards, 3 TD’s) have each proved solid targets for Reyna throughout the season.Junior kicker Cesar Silva has made 12 of his 21 field goals on the season and all 32 of his PAT attempts to pace the Bulldogs in the kicking game.Defensively, Fresno State has struggled. The Bulldogs are tied for 98th nationally in scoring defense with Louisville (31.9 points per game).Junior defensive tackle Kevin Atkins (3 sacks, forced fumble) is the Bulldogs’ sacks leader. Redshirt junior linebacker (2 interceptions; 4 forced fumbles), sophomore defensive back Wylan Free and senior defensive back Juju Smith also have two interceptions for Fresno State.Junior linebacker Arron Mosby (interception, 2 forced fumbles) also is a stalwart for the Bulldogs’ defense.The Bulldogs lead the Aggies 17-12-1 all-time and are 13-3-1 all-time at Fresno, Calif. in the series.
As Sweeny Todd once said, ‘There’s a hole in the world like a great black pit/and it’s filled with people who are full of shit.’ My inference faculties tell me that he was, in the aforementioned utterance, referring to Cherwell offices. What goes on there might be described as ‘debauched’ if I didn’t find that word repulsive. My serving boy has just informed me that, in a sick reader-seeking stunt, the paper is introducing ‘epileptic fit college’, in which votes are cast on which seizures are most spectacular. This, and many other things like it, lead me to enforce the censorship of the Cherwell newspaper. My very reliable sources inform me that this would not be the first time such a feat has been attempted, and I’m sure with me behind the cause then I’ll finally get some peace.Let’s be straight here, I am an open minded man and have no problem with people writing. However, the approach of this publication seems rotten to the tummy and it must be done away with. For starters, this whole Vice-chancellor feature means that every week someone new is getting into my imaginings and rummaging around looking for things to write about. It is highly disturbing as I try to draft legislation to make Oxford work good. In adjoinment, the news section involves going out and about and telling people what’s happening here and now. What’s with all this up to date bullshit?Everyone knows the ’40s are where it’s at, the focus should be on what was happening then. That time Archibald chewed through a bus…These words on paper then make their way into student rooms in colleges where they are read and discussed by all. This cycle of writing and talking goes round and round getting deeper and deeper until eventually no one is willing to join the army. The journalists stroll about the town with their clipboards and satchels like they’re real people. It’s unnatural, like a toddler eating sushi. I will set about banning this behaviour and making them play with etch-a-sketch instead and swapping their tight little pants for all in ones.I was reading the text on a bargain bucket and Colonel Sanders said he had a dream, he dreams of a world where people go about their business eating wholesome food and enjoying the simple things in life. That sums up perfectly my vision of Oxford, in fact I’m pretty pissed off I didn’t whip that epithet out when giving my little speech to try and make all the ‘profs’ vote Hood. I want the little guys here to do their cute little academic stuff in the days and spend the nights feeding the ducks. These ideas that they publish are twisted and dangerous. No man under forty has thoughts capable of being set to ink. The Greeks had it right- democracy is only for the wrinkly. These little ones need their wings clipping for their own good. Kids: you’re young: live life, don’t report it. by Jack Marley-Payne