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Special Teams Change Highlights Week Seven Utah State Depth Chart

Oct 13, 2023, 11:10 AM | Updated: 12:25 pm

LOGAN, Utah – Utah State looks for its first three-game winning streak of 2023 as they prepare to renew a rivalry with Mountain West foe Fresno State. A late injury to punter Stephen Kotsanlee against CSU forced a special teams adjustments for the Aggies.

The Aggies (3-3, 1-1) will host the Fresno State Bulldogs (5-1, 0-1) at Maverik Stadium on Friday, October 13. Kickoff is scheduled for 6 p.m. (MT).

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Two first-quarter turnovers put the Aggies behind the chains but senior QB Cooper Legas didn’t flinch as he led USU to its second come-from-behind win of the season. Legas threw a career-high four touchdown passes, completing 19-of-29 throws for 387 yards and two first-half interceptions.

Terrell Vaughn’s seven catches, 142 yards, and a touchdown paced USU pass catchers. Jalen Royals hauled in six passes for 140 yards and two scores, giving him five touchdowns in the past two games. Micah Davis became the third Aggie wide receiver to top the century mark, finishing with five catches for 104 yards and a touchdown. Davon Booth led Utah State rushers with a career-high 141 yards and two touchdowns on 14 carries. This game marks the second time in program history that three receivers and a running back topped the century mark and the first time since 1996.

Redshirt sophomore safety Ike Larsen had his second career two-interception game to go with seven tackles. Linebacker MJ Tafisi Jr. led Utah State with nine tackles.

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Fresno State recap

The Bulldogs come to Logan after dropping a 24-19 nail-biter to Wyoming last Saturday. After falling behind 24-7 at halftime, Fresno State battled back and a touchdown with 5:17 left had them within one score. A failed two-point conversion took the wind out of Fresno’s sails, allowing Wyoming to escape with the win.

Mikey Keene threw for 218 yards on 23-of-35 passing with a touchdown. Sherrod Mack paced the ground game, gaining 50 yards on 11 carries. Through the air, Jalen Moss led the Bulldogs with nine grabs for 115 yards and a touchdown. Mac Dalena added eight catches for 90 yards and a score.

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Bold denotes the 2022 starter

Utah State Week Seven Offense

Quarterback

McCae Hillstead

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Cooper Legas

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Levi Williams

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Running Back

Robert Briggs

-OR- Davon Booth

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Rahsul Faison

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

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Left Tackle

Ralph Frias

Calvin Knapp

Left Guard

Wade Meacham

Wyatt Bowles

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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 Seven 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

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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’s Ike Larsen Hauls In Second Interception Against Colorado State

Free Safety

Devin Dye

Simeon Harris

Cornerback

Michael Anyanwu

Gabriel Bryan

Al Ashford III

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Utah State Week Seven Specialists

Punter

Ryan Marks

Elliot Nimrod

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Place Kicker

William Testa

Elliot Nimrod

Holder

Ryan Marks

Elliot Nimrod

Kickoffs

Elliot Nimrod

Ryan Marks

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Long Snapper

Jacob Garcia

Alexander McDougall

Punt Returner

Micah Davis

Cooper Jones

Kick Returner

Terrell Vaughn

Micah Davis

Utah State Aggies vs. Fresno State Bulldogs

Friday, October 13 – Maverik Stadium | Logan, UT

Radio: Aggie Sports Network

Play-by-Play: Scott Garrard

Analyst: Kevin White

Online: KSLSportsZone

TV: CBS Sports Network

Play-by-Play: Chris Lewis

Analyst: Donte Whitner

Xfinity (Utah): Ch. 269/753HD

DISH: Ch. 158

DirecTV (Utah): Ch. 221

Stream: utahstateaggies.com/watch/

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Utah State (3-3, 1-1) welcomes the Fresno State Bulldogs (5-1, 1-1) for a Friday the 13th matchup at Maverik Stadium. Kickoff for this game is scheduled for 6 p.m. (MT). USU is 13-18-1 all-time against the Bulldogs but 9-5 in Logan. Despite being members of the Mountain West, these programs have not played each other since a 35-16 Fresno State win in November 2020.

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Special Teams Change Highlights Week Seven Utah State Depth Chart