Davon Booth’s Second Score Gives Utah State Two Touchdown Lead
Sep 9, 2023, 6:52 PM | Updated: 7:01 pm
LOGAN, Utah – Junior running Davon Booth won’t be denied as he plowed through the Idaho State defense for his second touchdown of the second quarter.
Utah State played in front of its home crowd for the first time in 2023, hosting the Big Sky’s Idaho State Bengals on Saturday, September 9.
6 got that DAWG in him
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Booth’s second touchdown in three minutes was a 40-yard scamper through the heart of the ISU defense.
Utah State already has 164 rushing yards while limiting Idaho State to 30 yards on the ground. Cooper Legas is a perfect 8-of-8 passing for 80 yards. Legas’ favorite target, Terrell Vaughn, has piled up six catches for 50 yards.
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First-time head coach Cody Hawkins leads a Bengal team that came up just short against another Mountain West team last week. ISU opened the season against San Diego State, losing 36-28.
Quarterbacks Jordan Cooke and Hunter Hays combined to complete 31-of-63 passes against the Aztecs, including two touchdowns and three INT’s. Idaho State’s ground game never got on track as Hays led the team with 18 yards on the ground. Bengal running backs were limited to five carries. Wide receivers Chedon James and Christian Fredrickson each finished with 66 receiving yards and a touchdown.
Utah State had 29 players make their Aggie debuts with eight getting the start against Iowa in a 24-14 loss.
Senior QB Cooper Legas set career-highs with 32 completions on 48 attempts in the opener. His 32 completions are the fourth-most in the country this season. Senior wideout Terrell Vaughn was the main beneficiary of Legas’ big day. Vaughn hauled in a career-high 12 passes for 93 yards. He was targeted 18 times.
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