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Abby Peterson named Mountain West Defensive Player of the Week – Cache Valley Daily

Abby Peterson. Utah State Volleyball vs UNLV 10/14/2021. Photo by Rick Parker LOGAN, Utah – Utah State volleyball sophomore libero Abby Peterson has been named the Mountain West Defensive Player of the Week, as announced by the league Monday. Peterson is the first USU volleyball player to earn MW Player of the Week honors since the 2017 season. Peterson helped the Aggies to a 2-0 home record last week, as the team defeated UNLV, 3-2, and San Diego State, 3-0. In the victories, Peterson recorded a team-high 34 digs, averaging 4.25 per set. Against the Rebels, she led the team with 18 digs, while adding a career-high five service aces. She closed the week with 16 digs against the Aztecs. Utah State is back in action after a short turnaround, playing at Boise State on Tuesday, Oct. 19, at 7 p.m. The team then returns home to host Fresno State on Saturday, Oct. 23, at 1 p.m. Fans can follow the Aggie volleyball program on Twitter, @USUVolleyball, on Facebook at /USUVolleyball or on Instagram, @usuvolleyball. Aggie fans can also follow the Utah State athletic program on Twitter, @USUAthletics, Facebook at /USUAthletics and on Instagram, @USUAthletics. Free News Delivery by Email

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Utah State’s Shaq Bond and Deven Thompkins earn MW Player of the Week accolades – Cache Valley Daily

Deven Thompkins. Photo by Robert K. Scott LOGAN, Utah – Shaq Bond’s stellar play on the defensive side of the ball and Deven Thompkins’ monster game on the other side of the line last Saturday against UNLV earned the duo Mountain West Defensive and Offensive Player of the Week honors, it was announced Monday by the conference office. This is the first time this season and in their respective careers that Bond and Thompkins have won the MW Weekly award. Overall, these are Utah State’s fourth and fifth weekly honors of the season, and its 38th and 39th in its ninth season in the league. In the Aggies’ 28-24 come-from-behind victory against the Rebels at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Bond had a career-high two interceptions and a team-best nine tackles, including 0.5 tackles for loss, to help Utah State open the season 3-0 on the road for the first time since 1978. The Aggies have now come from behind to win all four of their games this season, including rallying in the fourth quarter in all three of their road wins. The 5-foot-11, 185-pound Bond also forced his first fumble of the season in the first quarter against the Rebels at Allegiant

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Georgia ‘D’ dominates at season’s midway point – Cache Valley Daily

FILE – Utah State’s Savon Scarver (11) carries the ball on a kick return during the first half of the Frisco Bowl NCAA college football game against Kent State on Friday, Dec. 20, 2019, in Frisco, Texas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade) Georgia’s defense leads three statistical categories as the college football season reaches the midway point. Kentucky quarterback Will Levis (7) is sacked by Georgia defensive lineman Jalen Carter (88) and linebacker Quay Walker (7) during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021 in Athens, Ga. (AP Photo/Butch Dill) The Bulldogs are allowing an average of 6.6 points per game, 144.9 yards passing and 209.1 yards total. San Diego State leads the nation in rushing defense at 61.2 yards per game. Offensive leaders are Coastal Carolina in scoring (48.8 points per game), Ohio State in total offense (563.2 ypg), Western Kentucky in passing (447.7 ypg) and Air Force in rushing (357.3 ypg). Individual leaders are Michigan State’s Kenneth Walker III in rushing (142.4 ypg), Western Kentucky’s Bailey Zappe in passing (438.7 ypg) and Western Kentucky’s Jerreth Sterns in receiving (163 ypg). THE 200 CLUB LSU’s Tyrion Davis-Price turned in the top rushing performance of the

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