UTAH STATE AGGIES

Terrell Vaughn Takes Shovel Pass Into End Zone, Aggies Lead Late

Oct 8, 2022, 7:49 PM
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Utah State kick returner Terrell Vaughn races down the sidelines as he returns a kick for a touchdown against Weber State at Maverik Stadium on Saturday, September 10.

LOGAN, Utah – With Utah State on the ropes trailing Air Force, Terrell Vaughn turned a short shovel pass into a 34-yard Aggie score.

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

Following a long Falcon touchdown, Utah State responded with a 10-play drive. On fourth-and-four with the game potentially on the line, Legas shoveled the ball to Vaughn who gashed the Air Force defense up the middle and broke a couple tackles before finding nothing but green turf between him and the end zone.

The touchdown put USU in front 27-24 with just over 10 minutes remaining.

Cooper Legas is 18-for-23 passing for 215 yards with two touchdowns and an interception. Vaughn is the Aggies second leading receiver with four catches for 52 yards and the score.

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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