UTAH STATE AGGIES

Tyler Jr. Breaks Free, Gives Utah State Third Quarter Lead

Oct 8, 2022, 7:27 PM
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LOGAN, Utah – Calvin Tyler Jr. found space around the right edge and exploited it, rushing 21 yards for a score to give Utah State a 20-17 lead.

Utah State (1-4, 0-1) is hosting the Air Force Falcons (4-1, 1-1) at Maverik Stadium on Saturday, October 8.

A huge fourth-and-1 pass and catch from Cooper Legas to Brian Cobbs kept the drive alive. Tyler Jr. took the handoff on the next snap and scampered 21 yards for an Aggie touchdown.

The Aggies have ran for 121 yards on the ground with Tyler Jr. picking up 85 yards. It was his first touchdown this season. This was also Utah State’s first third quarter touchdown this year.

The Aggies lead Air Force 20-17 with less than a minute remaining in the third period.

Utah State football hosts Air Force Football

This game is a matchup of the Mountain West’s least penalized team (Air Force) against the conference’s most penalized team (Utah State).

The Aggies have shot themselves in the foot repeatedly with 47 penalties, racking up 432 negative yards, or an average of 86.4 penalty yards per game. They have the fourth most penalties in college football this season.

On the other sider of the coin, Air Force has committed 18 penalties this season for an average of less than 30 penalty yards per game. By contrast, Utah State has had 11 penalties in a single game three times already this year.

Beyond beating themselves with penalties, the Aggies have turned the ball over at an alarming rate this season. Last in the Mountain West with 15 total turnovers, USU is minus-eight in turnover margin this season, tied for the fifth worst mark in FBS. Their 15 turnovers is last in college football and 13 TO’s in the past three games would be tied with Northwestern for the worst mark overall.

Utah State named five captains for tonight’s game. Graduate senior wide receiver Brian Cobbs; senior linebacker AJ Vongphachanh; graduate senior safety Hunter Reynolds; freshman linebacker Max Alford; and graduate senior offensive lineman Chandler Dolphin.

Stay Awhile & Listen

Air Force @ Utah State kicked off at 5 p.m (MST). This game can be found on TV/Stream on FS1. 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.

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