Logan • It's not often said that a game was "won by a punt." But junior Jaron Bentrude picked a good time to have one of his best games, and it was certainly a big factor in Utah State's 13-0 win on Saturday afternoon.
Bentrude kicked a career-best eight punts inside the 20 yard line, pinning Colorado State against their own end zone and helping set the table for the Aggies' first shut out since 2003. The Rams didn't start a drive any closer than their own 25, and started three inside their own 10 thanks to Bentrude's foot.
The performance was particularly impressive in light of a unpredictably gusty day. Coach Matt Wells lauded Bentrude's performance afterward, calling it the "hidden yardage" of the game.