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Utah State Releases Week Two Depth Chart Versus Idaho State Bengals

Sep 4, 2023, 5:42 PM | Updated: Sep 5, 2023, 6:43 pm

Utah State safety Ike Larsen...

IOWA CITY, IOWA- SEPTEMBER 2: Tight end Logan Lee #85 of the Iowa Hawkeyes is bought down during the first half by safety Ike Larsen #6 of the Utah State Aggies at Kinnick Stadium on September 2, 2023 in Iowa City, Iowa.

LOGAN, Utah – The Utah State Aggies released their week two depth chart less than six days before hosting Idaho State in the 2023 home opener.

USU will take on the Idaho State Bengals on Saturday, September 9. Kickoff is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. (MT). The Bengals are a member of the Big Sky Conference.

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Utah State couldn’t overcome five personal foul penalties and a stifling Iowa Hawkeyes defense as they fell 24-14. QB Cooper Legas finished with career-highs completing 32-of-48 passes for 213 yards with a touchdown and one interception. Senior wideout Terrell Vaughn caught 12 passes for 93 yards and a score. Rahsul Faison’s 59 rushing yards on seven carries led the Aggies.

The Bengals face a Mountain West opponent for the second straight week after losing 36-28 at San Diego State over the weekend. Jordan Cooke started at quarterback and finished 18-of-41 for 164 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions. No ISU running back gained more than 18 yards on the day. Chedon James led all Bengal receivers with 66 yards and a touchdown on seven catches.

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Aggie Depth Report

  • DT Hale Motu’apuaka and TE Broc Lane did not play against Iowa.
  • Blake Anderson state that Lane is ‘day-to-day’ while first-string tight end Josh Sterzer remains ‘a week or two out’.
  • Sophomore linebacker Max Alford did not return after being injured on the first play from scrimmage. Anderson said Alford suffered a ‘significant injury’. Alford will undergo additional testing this week.
  • Sophomore Gavin Barthiel and redshirt freshman Bronson Olevao Jr. played the majority of the game in Alford’s stead.

Bold denotes 2022 starter

Utah State Offense

Quarterback

Cooper Legas

Levi Williams

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Running Back

Robert Briggs

-OR- Davon Booth

Rahsul Faison

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Wide Receiver

Jaylen Royals

Kahanu Davis

-OR- Micah Davis

Grant Page

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Wide Receiver

Otto Tia

-OR- Colby Bowman

-OR- Micah Davis

Arcelles Johnson

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Slot Receiver

Terrell Vaughn

Micah Davis

-OR- Kyle Van Leeuwen

Kyrese Rowan

Ryder MacGillivray

Tight End

Josh Sterzer

Broc Lane

Will Monney

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Left Tackle

Ralph Frias

Calvin Knapp

Left Guard

Wade Meacham

Wyatt Bowles

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Center

Falepule Alo

Aloali’i Maui

Right Guard

Tavo Motu’apuaka

Bryce Radford

Right Tackle

Cole Motes

-OR- Teague Anderson

Shively Asoau Fua

Utah State Defense

Defensive End

Paul Fitzgerald

Cian Stone

Blaine Spires

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Defensive Tackle

Seni Tuiaki

Poukesi Vakauta

Siaosi Lauhingoa

Clifton Mosely Jr.

Defensive Tackle

Hale Motu’apuaka

Bo Maile

Sir Mells

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Defensive End

Enoka Migao

John Ward

Ioholani Raass

Will Linebacker

Max Alford

Gavin Barthiel

Bronson Olevao Jr.

Josh Williams

Mike Linebacker

MJ Tafisi Jr.

Cole Joyce

Logan Pili

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Sam Linebacker

Anthony Switzer

Jaiden Francois

Cornerback

JD Drew

Avante Dickerson

Xavion Steele

Backside Safety

Javar Strong

Devin Dye

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Free Safety

Ike Larsen

Simeon Harris

Cornerback

Michael Anyanwu

Gabriel Bryan

Al Ashford III

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Utah State Specialists

Punter

Stephen Kotsanlee

Ryan Marks

Place Kicker

William Testa

Elliot Nimrod

Holder

Stephen Kotsanlee

Ryan Marks

Kickoffs

Elliot Nimrod

Ryan Marks

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Long Snapper

Jacob Garcia

Alexander McDougall

Punt Returner

Micah Davis

Cooper Jones

Kick Returner

Terrell Vaughn

Micah Davis

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Utah State returns to Logan where they will open the home portion of the 2023 season with a matchup against the Idaho State Bengals on Saturday, September 9. Kickoff is scheduled for 6 p.m. (MT). USU is 18-2 all-time against the Bengals.

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Utah State Releases Week Two Depth Chart Versus Idaho State Bengals