Utah State wrapped up the most successful football season in school history with a convincing 24-13 victory over the Oregon State Beavers. The Aggies finished their season with an 11-3 record and were champions of the Mountain West Conference.
Without question the Inaugural Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl started with a bang. Oregon State received the opening kick-off and proceeded to drive the length of the field for a touchdown. The Beaver’s three-play drive was a model of efficiency, taking less than a minute off the clock.
The opening drive touchdown wound up being the only time all night that the Beavers found their way into the end zone. The Aggies meanwhile steadily added to their lead throughout the game.
Offensive MVP – Deven Thompkins WR, Utah State, 6 Catches for 115 yards and one touchdown
Player of Note – Calvin Tyler Jr RB, Utah State, transfer from Oregon State, 26 Carries, 123 yards, 1 TD
Defensive MVP – Nick Heninger DE, Utah State, 3 Sacks and 5 tackles for loss
Tom’s Pick – Oregon State (-7)
Visits while in the Los Angeles area:
Chris Gebert – College friend
Emory Hall – Tom’s daughter
Jeff Dixon – Brian’s brother
Fun Meetings – Bob and Jane Smith – parents of Pat Smith, Oregon Tight End