Scores

Final

Colorado State 0

(6-6, 4-3 MW)

Utah State 13

(7-4, 6-1 MW)

Coverage: CBS Sports Network

3:30 PM ET, November 23, 2013

Romney Stadium, Logan, UT

1 2 3 4 T
CSU 0 0 0 00
USU 0 3 7 313

Top Performers

Passing: G. Grayson (CSU) - 147 YDS, 2 INT

Rushing: J. DeMartino (USU) - 35 CAR, 127 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: C. Gillmore (SOU) - 5 REC, 43 YDS

Utah State blanks Colorado State 13-0

Associated Press

LOGAN, Utah -- Joey DeMartino ran for 127 yards and a touchdown on a career-high 35 carries as Utah State pushed past Colorado State 13-0 Saturday afternoon.

Nick Diaz also kicked two field goals for the Aggies (7-4, 6-1 Mountain West). It was the first shutout for the USU defense since 2003.

CSU running back Kapri Bibbs led the Rams (6-6, 4-3 MWC) with 54 yards on 18 carries. Bibbs came into the game ranked 8th in the nation with 131 yards per game. Both teams combined for only 376 yards total offense.

In a game dominated by field position and defense, the teams combined for 17 punts. Aggie punter Jaron Bentrude had a career-high eight punts placed within the 20-yard line. CSU quarterback Garret Grayson threw for 147 yards on 16-of-39 passing and was intercepted twice. Grayson was also sacked four times, all in the fourth quarter.

Diaz scored on field goals of 44 and 24 yards. A 33-yard attempt with 2:50 remaining in the game was blocked. An interception by Nick Vigil on the 29-yard line midway through the fourth quarter gave Diaz his second scoring opportunity.

In the first half, the teams combined for nine punts and the Rams also faked a punt for a successful first down. USU had six possessions in the half, three of which began in CSU territory, but were only able to manage a 3-0 halftime lead when Diaz nailed a 24-yard field goal.

The Rams had a 25-yard field goal attempt earlier in the second quarter, but Jared Robert's kick hit the uprights. A steady 25- to 30-mile-per-hour wind whipped through Romney Stadium for much of the contest.

Bibbs, who had gained more than 600 combined yards rushing in his last two games and led the nation in touchdowns with 25, was held to 40 yards in the first half as CSU had only 52 yards of total offense.

DeMartino has rushed for 100-plus yards for the fifth game this season and has more than 1,000 yards rushing in his career.

Saturday's game marked the first time USU did not score a first-half touchdown in its last 19 games and the first time USU has topped CSU in Logan since 1979.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
CSU
USU
1st Downs1311
Total Yards185191
Passing14743
Rushing38148
Penalties5-355-40
3rd Down Conversions6-204-17
4th Down Conversions1-30-1
Turnovers20
Possession29:2930:31

Passing Leaders

Colorado StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Grayson16/391473.802
Utah StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Garretson8/18432.400

Rushing Leaders

Colorado StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Bibbs18543.0019
Morgan177.007
Utah StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
DeMartino351273.6112
Garretson10202.0022

Receiving Leaders

Colorado StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Cartwright34515.0029
Gillmore5438.6010
Utah StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Houston22613.0020
Reynolds2147.0011

Scoring Summary

SECOND QUARTERCSUUSU
FG00:26Nick Diaz 24 Yd 03
THIRD QUARTERCSUUSU
TD10:21Joey DeMartino 1 Yd Run (Nick Diaz Kick) 010
FOURTH QUARTERCSUUSU
FG09:59Nick Diaz 44 Yd 013