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Week Six Depth Chart As Utah State Aggies Take On Colorado State

Oct 6, 2023, 11:27 AM

LOGAN, Utah – Utah State made limited changes to their depth chart as the Aggies prepare to re-open Mountain West play against Colorado State.

USU (2-3, 1-1) hosts the Colorado State Rams (2-2, 0-0) in Logan, UT on Saturday, October 7. Kickoff is scheduled for 6 p.m. (MT).

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In relief of a concussed McCae Hillstead, Cooper Legas ignited a stagnant Aggie offense when he entered early in the third quarter. Legas and Jalen Royals connected for three touchdown passes in 14:45 of game time between the third and fourth quarters. Royals finished with seven catches for 185 yards. Legas completed 11-of-13 passes for 204 yards and zero turnovers in the 34-33 win.

MJ Tafisi Jr. led the Aggies with 13 tackles. Anthony Switzer finished with ten stops and three tackles for a loss, including one sack. Safety Ike Larsen earned MW Special Teams Player of the Week recognition after his blocked extra point in the final minute allowed USU to escape Connecticut with the victory.

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The Rams come to Logan riding the high of a 41-20 beating of Utah Tech last weekend. Brayden Fowler-Nicolosi completed 26-of-32 passes for 462 yards and four touchdowns against two interceptions; he also ran for a touchdown. Wide receiver Tory Horton caught ten balls for 227 yards and three touchdowns, including a 76-yard touchdown. Eight different Rams caught a pass in the game.

Defensively, four Rams had eight tackles or more, led by Chase Wilson’s 15 stops. Jack Howell was credited with nine tackles and returned an interception 23 yards. CSU’s defense combined for three sacks and forced one turnover against the Trailblazers.

RELATED: Week 5: Top Plays From BYU, SUU, Utah, USU, Utah Tech, Weber State

Bold denotes 2022 starter

Utah State Week Six Offense

Quarterback

McCae Hillstead

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Cooper Legas

Levi Williams

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Running Back

Robert Briggs

-OR- Davon Booth

Rahsul Faison

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Wide Receiver

Jalen Royals

Kahanu Davis

-OR- Micah Davis

Grant Page

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Wide Receiver

Otto Tia

-OR- Colby Bowman

-OR- Micah Davis

Arcelles Johnson

Slot Receiver

Terrell Vaughn

Micah Davis

Kyrese Rowan

Ryder MacGillivray

Tight End

Josh Sterzer 

Broc Lane

Will Monney

RELATED: Inexperienced Tight End Group For Utah State Football

Left Tackle

Ralph Frias

Calvin Knapp

Left Guard

Wade Meacham

Wyatt Bowles

RELATED: Utah State Offensive Line Ready For In-Game Challenge

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 Week Six Defense

Defensive End

Paul Fitzgerald

Cian Stone

Blaine Spires

Defensive Tackle

Seni Tuiaki

Poukesi Vakauta

Siaosi Lauhingoa

Clifton Mosely Jr.

Defensive Tackle

Hale Motu’apuaka

Bo Maile

Sir Mells

RELATED: Utah State Defensive Line Needs To Grow Up Fast

Defensive End

Enoka Migao

John Ward

Ioholani Raass

Will Linebacker

Anthony Switzer

Gavin Barthiel

Bronson Olevao Jr.

Mike Linebacker

MJ Tafisi Jr.

Cole Joyce

Logan Pili

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Sam Linebacker

Jaiden Francois

Michael Anyanwu

Cornerback

JD Drew

Avante Dickerson

Xavion Steele

Backside Safety

Ike Larsen

Tegg Slone

RELATED: Utah State Safety Ike Larsen Earns Mountain West Recognition

Free Safety

Devin Dye

Simeon Harris

Cornerback

Michael Anyanwu

Gabriel Bryan

Al Ashford III

RELATED: Anyanwu Leads Utah State Cornerbacks Into 2023

Utah State Week Five Specialists

Punter

Stephen Kotsanlee

Ryan Marks

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Place Kicker

William Testa

Elliot Nimrod

Holder

Stephen Kotsanlee

Ryan Marks

Kickoffs

Elliot Nimrod

Ryan Marks

RELATED: 2023 Utah State Aggies Football Schedule

Long Snapper

Jacob Garcia

Alexander McDougall

Punt Returner

Micah Davis

Cooper Jones

Kick Returner

Terrell Vaughn

Micah Davis

Utah State Aggies vs. Colorado State Rams

Saturday, October 7 – Maverik Stadium | Logan, UT

Radio – Aggie Sports Network

Play-by-Play: Scott Garrard & Kevin White

Online: KSLSportsZone

RELATED: Week 5: Top Plays From BYU, SUU, Utah, USU, Utah Tech, Weber State

TV: KJZZ / Mountain West Network

Play-by-Play: Dave Fox, Alema Harrington, & Frank Dolce

Xfinity (Utah): Ch. 3/HD657

DISH / DirecTV (Utah): Ch. 14

Stream: utahstateaggies.com/watch/

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Utah State (2-3, 0-1) faces Colorado State (2-2, 0-0) on Saturday, October 7. Kickoff is scheduled for 6 p.m. (MT).

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