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).
🌌 𝙐𝙣𝙙𝙚𝙧 𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙇𝙞𝙜𝙝𝙩𝙨 𝙏𝙤𝙣𝙞𝙜𝙝𝙩 🌌
— USU Football (@USUFootball) October 13, 2023
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.
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.
Bold denotes the 2022 starter
Utah State Week Seven Offense
-OR- Davon Booth
-OR- Micah Davis
-OR- Colby Bowman
-OR- Micah Davis
-OR- Teague Anderson
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Utah State Week Seven Defense
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Bronson Olevao Jr.
Al Ashford III
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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
TV: CBS Sports Network
Play-by-Play: Chris Lewis
Analyst: Donte Whitner
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DISH: Ch. 158
DirecTV (Utah): Ch. 221
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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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