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Tyler 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, and added a nine-yard catch. Tyler’s final score came in at 2:49 and proved to be the deciding points.
It’s the first time in his career that Tyler has been named USU Student Athlete of the Week.
The win qualified Utah State for the second straight year for the bowl. The Aggies are also qualified for the Bowl for the 10th time in the last 12 seasons, a feat shared only among Mountain West teams by Boise State and San Diego State.
Utah State (6-5, 5-2 MW) will wrap up their regular season across the border when they travel to Gem State on Friday, November 25 to take on Boise State (8-3, 7-0 MW ) to line up at 10 a.m. The game will be broadcast live on CBS.
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Nominees from other sports for the USU Student-Athlete of the Week included:
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 in San Diego. Against the Broncos, Funk had a double-double with 22 points and 12 rebounds, along with a career-high five steals and three assists. He scored 20 points against the toreros, plus six rebounds, two blocks and a steal. For the week, Funk averaged 21.0 points and 9.0 rebounds per game while shooting 50.0 percent (15 of 30), with 56.3 percent from 3-point range (9 of 16), and 75 .0 percent shot at the free-throw line (3 of 4).
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL – Senior guard Maria Carvalho (Lisbon, Portugal) averaged 11.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists last week as Utah State had two road games at Utah Tech (95-57) and Arkansas State (63-57 ) lost. Against the Trailblazers, Carvalho had 13 points, eight rebounds, two assists and a steal. Against the Red Wolves, she had 10 points, eight rebounds, four assists and a steal. During the week, Carvalho shot 30.8 percent from the field (8 of 26), 46.0 percent from the 3-point area (6 of 13) and 50.0 percent from the free-throw line (1 of 2). .
CROSS-COUNTRY MEN – Junior Yonas Mogos (Aurora, Colorado) led Utah State in 85th place and a time of 30:06.3 over the 10K at the NCAA Championships held in Stillwater, Oklahoma last weekend. Mogos helped the Aggies defeat five ranked teams as they finished 26th.
WOMEN’S CROSS-COUNTRY Sophomore Ana Weaver (Stillwater, Minnesota) was one of two Utah State women to represent the Aggies as individuals at last weekend’s NCAA Championships in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Weaver finished 53rd with a time of 20:17.5 over the 6K.
VOLLEYBALL – Adna Mehmedovic (Peoria, Arizona) sophomore led the Aggies with 32 kills, averaging 4.00 kills per set and 35.0 points, as Utah State won two matches at Mountain West in New Mexico (3-1) and lost in the Air Force (3-1). She hit .458 (15-4-24) against the Lobos and had a career-high 17 kills against the Falcons. 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 Winner
Aug. 29 – Kylee Stokes, volleyball
September 5 – Diera Walton, football
September 12 – Shelby Capllonch, volleyball
September 19 – Whitney Lopez, football
September 26 – Sara Taylor, football
October 3 – Camren Todd, men’s cross country
10 Oct – Ajani CarterSoccer
Oct 17 – David Cierny, men’s tennis
Oct 24 – McKenzie Hunninghake, football
Oct 31 – Diera Walton, football
7 Nov – Connor ColesSoccer
Nov 14 – Ike LarsenSoccer
Nov 21 – Calvin Tyler Jr.Soccer