Vaughn’s First Receiving Touchdown Gives Aggies Life Against UNLV
LOGAN, Utah – With the Aggies trailing 24-9 and looking for a spark, Logan Bonner connected with Terrell Vaughn for the Aggies second touchdown of the day.
The Aggies (1-2) are hosting the much improved UNLV Rebels (2-1) at Maverik Stadium on Saturday, September 24.
Bonner had thrown interceptions on the Aggies previous two possessions and the boo birds at Maverik Stadium were threatening to make an appearance for the second week in a row.
.@Terrell_Vaughn6 GOT UP FOR THE TOUCHDOWNN😨🔥
— USU Football (@USUFootball) September 25, 2022
Instead, Bonner calmly captained an eight play, 75-yard drive before finding Vaughn in the corner of the end zone for the score.
Bonner is 9-for-16 for 113 yards with two touchdown and two interceptions. Vaughn now has three catches for 30 yards and a score.
With the touchdown, USU trails UNLV 24-16 late in the first half.
At A Glance
Last season, USU converted on 100-of-223 third down chances. Meaning the Aggies moved the chains nearly 45% of the time on third down. In 2022, that rate has fallen to a 23.4% (127th in the nation) success rate on third down.
In the red zone, the Aggies have just three touchdowns in seven opportunities and have not converted a field goal from inside the 20. Last season they found the end zone on 28 of 54 chances, adding a field goal another 14 times.
Utah State is 130th out of 131 FBS teams in terms of red zone offense this season.
A high powered offense, UNLV enters this matchup averaging 41.4 points per game. They are the 15th highest scoring team this season.
The Rebels average more than 200 yards per game on the ground as a team, tied for the 36th best rushing attack in the nation. Utah State has allowed 240 rushing yards per game this season (128th out of 131 FBS teams).
𝐆𝐚𝐦𝐞 𝟒 𝐂𝐚𝐩𝐭𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐬 🏈
— USU Football (@USUFootball) September 24, 2022
Utah State has named five captains for this game. Graduate senior wide receiver Brian Cobbs; junior tight end Joshua Sterzer; junior punter Stephen Kotsanlee; senior defensive tackle Hale Motu’apuaka; and graduate senior safety Hunter Reynolds.
How To Watch
Riding a two game losing streak, the Aggies (1-2) welcome in the UNLV Rebels (2-1) to Maverik Stadium in the Mountain West Conference opener for each team on Saturday, September 24.
Every Utah State football game can be heard on the KSL Sports Zone with Scott Garrard and former Aggie quarterback Kevin White on the call. This game will be televised on CBS Sports Network with Chris Lewis and former Utah State great, running back Robert Turbin on the mic.
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