UTAH STATE AGGIES

Jalen Royals’ Second Touchdown Gives Utah State Two Score Lead

Oct 7, 2023, 8:28 PM | Updated: 8:31 pm

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USU wideout Jalen Royals makes his first touchdown grab as an Aggie against the Idaho State Bengals on Saturday, September 9 at Maverik Stadium in Logan, UT.

LOGAN, Utah – Utah State continued its scoring onslaught as Cooper Legas and Jalen Royals hooked up for the second time to give the Aggies a 31-17 second-half lead.

The Aggies (2-3, 0-1) are hosting the Colorado State Rams in a Mountain West matchup at Maverik Stadium in Logan, UT.

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The Aggies used their second straight three-play touchdown drive of the half to take a 31-17 lead when Legas found Royals again, this time for a 51-yard touchdown pass.

The third passing TD for Legas equaled a career-high. He and Royals have combined for five touchdowns in the past two games combined. Legas is 13-of-22 for 289 yards, three touchdowns, and two interceptions. With four catches for 113 yards and two scores, Royals is joined by Terrell Vaughn as Aggie wideouts topping the 100-yard mark in the game.

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Utah State Aggies vs. Colorado State Rams All-Time

This is the 79th meeting between these programs in a series dating back to 1902. Only Utah (112) and Brigham Young (91) have faced the Aggies more times. USU looks to inch closer to .500 in the all-time series, trailing 37-39-2 in the all-time series against CSU and 20-20-1 at home.

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Utah State has won the last four games including a 17-13 win in Fort Collins last October. Fans might remember it as the ‘Bishop Davenport game’ in which the fourth-string freshman QB was unexpectedly pressed into action after Cooper Legas and Levi Williams were injured. Davenport went 3-of-9 through the air for 41 yards. The true freshman quarterback ran for 29 yards and a touchdown on 11 carries in his first appearance.

USU held on for a 26-24 win the last time these teams locked horns at Maverik Stadium in 2021.

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How To Watch

Radio – Aggie Sports Network

Play-by-Play: Scott Garrard & Kevin White

Online: KSLSportsZone

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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) is hosting Colorado State (2-2, 0-0) in the 79th matchup between the two programs. The Aggies are 37-39-2 all-time against CSU with a 20-20-1 home record.

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Jalen Royals’ Second Touchdown Gives Utah State Two Score Lead