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Terrell Vaughn Scores Much-Needed TD For Utah State Before Halftime

Nov 25, 2022, 11:47 AM | Updated: 12:57 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 – Utah State wide receiver Terrell Vaughn ran in a touchdown to put the Aggies on the scoreboard before halftime against Boise State on Friday.

With Utah State facing second and goal at the three-yard line, the offensive line committed a false start penalty. On third and goal, Legas ran for a five-yard gain to the three-yard line. On fourth and goal with three seconds left, Terrell Vaughn ran in a three-yard touchdown on a jet sweep. At the break, Utah State trailed Boise State 21-7.

It’s the first rushing touchdown of the season for Vaughn and the fifth TD of the year overall.

About Utah State/Boise State

Boise State enters having already clinched the Mountain West’s No. 1 seed. With it comes home-field advantage in the conference title game against Fresno State on December 3.

Led by dual-threat quarterback Taylen Green, the Broncos have a dynamic offense that averages 29.1 points per game. A redshirt freshman, Green has completed 65 percent of his passes for 1510 yards to go with eight touchdowns and four interceptions. Green has rushed for 346 yards and seven scores.

Add running back George Holani’s 1,008 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns, and the Broncos have a formidable rushing attack that accounts for 189 yards per game on the ground. Good for the third-best in the Mountain West.

The Broncos have built the league’s third-best total offense and second-best scoring attack.

Defensively, Boise State provides a formidable test. Fourth in the MW in stopping the run, the Broncos pass defense allows a conference-best 145.4 yards per game. JL Skinner leads the secondary with four interceptions and four pass breakups. Rodney Robinson has picked off three balls this year.

Graduate senior running back Calvin Tyler Jr. needs just 22 yards to reach 1,000 rushing yards on the season. He would become the 15th Aggie to rush for 1,000 yards in a single season. Tyler Jr. is 138 yards shy of becoming the 11th player in school history to rush for 2,000 yards in a career.

Graduate senior wide receiver Brian Cobbs (63 receptions) is just four grabs away from entering the top 10 in school history for receptions in a season.

The Utah State/Boise State game is televised on CBS and can be heard on the KSL Sports Zone.

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