Amy Donaldson Sports for December 17th, 2018

College football:

Utah State annihilated North Texas 52-13 on Saturday. The Aggies broke the Mountain West record for points in a season with 618 points. The old record, set by BYU in 2001, was 608 points. They averaged 47.5 ppg.

New head coach Gary Andersen has made a couple of hires, stealing Utah linebackers coach Justin Ena as his defensive coordinator and hiring Jason Phillips as USU’s passing game coordinator and wide receivers coach.

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BYU is up next at the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl on Dec. 21, where the Cougars will meet Western Michigan.

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Dec. 19 is early signing day. A few top recruits are expected to sign, but some will wait until February.



Miami lost to the Vikings 41-17 – and they lost Frank Gore, the NFL’s active leading rusher. And the 49ers upset the Seahawks 26-23 in OT to keep Seattle from clinching a playoff berth.

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Other scores:

         Steelers 17, Patriots 10

         Eagles 30, Rams 23

         Titans 17, NY 0

         Washington 16, Jaguars 13

         Bears 24, Packers 17

         Bills 14, Lions 13

         Ravens 20, Buccaneers 12

         Colts 23, Cowboys 0

         Bengals 30, Raiders 16



The Utah Jazz went to Mexico – and lost. Now 14-16, the Jazz fell 96-89 to Orlando in front of 20,011 fans at Arena Cuidad de Mexico.

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BYU women’s volleyball was swept by Stanford in the NCAA’s final four, but earned a long list of awards, including, AVCA coach of the year honors for head coach Heather Olmstead. Six players earned All-American honors, with Roni Jones-Perry and Lyndie Haddock-Eppich earning first team honors. Heather Gneiting was named National Freshman of the Year, the first BYU player to ever receive the award.

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Utah women’s basketball defeated Weber State and the Utes are now 9-0 as they prepare for a tournament in Las Vegas on Thursday. Next up: vs. Florida, 1 p.m., Thursday in Las Vegas.

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BYU women beat Colorado State 51-42. Next up: vs. Northern Colorado, Friday, Dec. 21 at noon.

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