Cooper Legas Finds Jalen Royals For TD After Hillstead Injury
Sep 30, 2023, 12:14 PM | Updated: 12:16 pm
LOGAN, Utah – Former Utah State starter Cooper Legas didn’t miss a beat when he took over for an injured McCae Hillstead in the third quarter on Saturday. Legas needed two plays to throw his fourth touchdown pass of the season.
USU wraps up its non-conference schedule in Storrs, Connecticut facing the 0-4 Connecticut Huskies.
𝐀𝐠𝐠𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐜𝐫𝐞𝐞𝐩𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐛𝐚𝐜𝐤 𝐢𝐧 👀🗣️
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With the Aggies trailing 17-7 and starting QB McCae Hillstead in the medical tent, Legas found Jalen Royals in the end zone for a 15-yard touchdown to bring USU within a field goal at 17-14.
Royals has a team-high four catches for 53 yards to go with the touchdown. Colby Bowman has the Aggies other touchdown.
Utah State Versus UConn All-Time Series
This will mark the second consecutive season these two programs have faced each other but only the third time all-time.
In last season’s opener for both teams, USU used three turnovers to fight back from 14 down before prevailing 31-20. Logan Bonner threw for 281 yards and three touchdowns, connecting with Brian Cobbs eight times for 108 yards and a score. Calvin Tyler Jr. carried 33 times for 161 rushing yards, a 4.9 yards per carry average.
The first meeting between these two programs saw the Aggies hold off a UConn rally to win 38-31 in November 2001. Jose Fuentes led Utah State with 234 yards and three touchdowns through the air. Senior RB Emmett White ran for 117 yards, finding the end zone twice in the win.
Utah State Aggies Week Five Captains
The Aggies named five captains ahead of their week five matchup with UConn.
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How To Watch Utah State Aggies vs. UConn Huskies
Saturday, September 30 – Rentschler Field | Storrs, CT
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• Online: KSL Sports Zone
TV: CBS Sports Network
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