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Tyler Allgeier Scores Twice, Leads Falcons To Week 1 Win Over Panthers

Sep 10, 2023, 2:20 PM

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Tyler Allgeier #25 of the Atlanta Falcons reacts after scoring a touchdown during the fourth quarter against the Carolina Panthers at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on September 10, 2023 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

(Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY – Former BYU Cougars running back Tyler Allgeier scored a pair of touchdowns and led the Atlanta Falcons to a season-opening victory over the Carolina Panthers.

The Falcons hosted the Panthers at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia on Sunday, September 10.

Allgeier found the end zone twice in Atlanta’s win.

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With 14:18 remaining in the fourth quarter, Allgeier worked his way to the pylon and across the goal line for a Falcons touchdown. The former BYU star’s three-yard rush gave Atlanta a 17-10 lead.

Allgeier’s run capped a seven-play, 61-yard drive that took 3:12.

A few minutes later, the running back broke across the goal line again. With 7:09 to go, Allgeier scored on a one-yard run. The second touchdown pushed Atlanta’s lead to 24-10.

Allgeier’s second score capped a six-play, 56-yard drive that lasted 2:21.

The Falcons held on for a 24-10 season-opening win.

The former BYU running back finished the game with 15 carries for 75 yards and two touchdowns. He also had three catches for 19 yards.

Atlanta’s next game is at home against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, September 17 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX.

About Tyler Allgeier

The Fontana, California native played for the Cougars from 2018-21. He played linebacker before switching to running back full-time ahead of the 2020 season.

During his time in Provo, Allgeier ran the ball 452 times for 2,899 yards and 36 touchdowns.

Allgeier set BYU’s single-season rushing record with 1,601 yards on the ground in 2021.

Following his standout career in Provo, the Falcons selected the former Cougar running back with the No. 151 overall pick during the fifth round of the 2022 NFL Draft.

During his rookie season in 2022, Allgeier carried the ball 210 times for 1,035 yards and three touchdowns. He also recorded 16 receptions for 139 yards and a touchdown.

The Falcons finished last season with a 7-10 record.

Kyle Ireland is a Sports Producer and Locals in the NFL Insider for KSLSports.com. He’s also co-host of the Yards After College Podcast. Follow him on X/Twitter (@kyleireland), Instagram (@kyleirelandksl), and Threads (@kyleirelandksl).

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Tyler Allgeier Scores Twice, Leads Falcons To Week 1 Win Over Panthers