Week 2: Top Plays From BYU, SUU, Utah, USU, Utah Tech, Weber State

Sep 11, 2023, 5:48 PM


Jaylon Glover #1 of the Utah Utes leads the team onto the field before the start o their game against the Florida Gators at Rice Eccles Stadium August 31, 2023 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Chris Gardner/Getty Images)

(Photo by Chris Gardner/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY – The college football season is well underway and we saw some great players during the second week of games.

Week 2: Top Local College Football Plays

Here are the top plays from the local college football teams from Week 2 of the 2023 season:

BYU Cougars

BYU blocks SUU punt amid Kelly Poppinga’s absence due to family funeral

“Moments into the second quarter against Southern Utah, BYU’s special teams unit produced the Cougars first blocked punt of the Big 12 era, and the first since 2021.

Redshirt freshman linebacker Harrison Taggart burst through the middle of SUU’s punt team to come up with the block. It was a special moment on an emotional day for BYU’s special teams unit. Special Teams Coordinator Kelly Poppinga was not at the game as he was at his nephew’s funeral in California. Julius Poppinga, only 17 years old, passed away after a severe asthma attack.” – BYU insider Mitch Harper

Southern Utah Thunderbirds

SUU’s Justin Miller and Isaiah Wooden connect for first touchdown at BYU

Utah Utes

Utes TB Jaylon Glover scores a game-winning touchdown in the final minutes on the road at Baylor

“With 1:35 left to play in the 4th quarter and the Utes and Bears tied at 13, Nate Johnson led Utah on a game-winning drive that ended in a Jaylon Glover 11-yard touchdown run where he burned the clock before finally going in. The Utes would walk away from Waco with a 20-13 win over their future conference-mates and a new second-string quarterback.” – Utah insider Michelle Bodkin

Utah State Aggies

Davon Booth leads USU to a big quarter during the Aggies’ win over Idaho State

“With Utah State leading by seven early in the second quarter, Davon Booth ran roughshod through the Bengal defense for his second touchdown of the game. Booth took the handoff near midfield and broke three tackles before finding open space down the Aggie sideline for six of USU’s program-record 44 second-quarter points.” – USU insider Brian Preece

Utah Tech Trailblazers

Utah Tech’s Kobe Tracy and Jaivian Lofton prevent a shutout with fourth quarter touchdown against Montana

Weber State Wildcats

Damon Bankston breaks free for a big touchdown run to seal the Wildcats’ win over the UNI Panthers

Kyle Ireland is a Sports Producer and Locals in the NFL Insider for 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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Week 2: Top Plays From BYU, SUU, Utah, USU, Utah Tech, Weber State