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Utah State Week Eight Depth Chart At San Jose State Spartans

Oct 19, 2023, 9:00 AM

LOGAN, Utah – One game left until its first and only bye of the season, Utah State is trying to hang on as injuries have ravaged the depth chart all year.

After two straight games at home, USU heads to California for a Mountain West matchup with the San Jose State Spartans on Saturday, October 21. Kickoff for this game is scheduled for 5 p.m. (MT).

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The Aggies gave a great effort for four quarters but came up short against a physical Fresno State team, losing 37-32 in Logan.

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Cooper Legas overcame occasional accuracy problems, finishing with 363 yards on 23-of-39 passing, three touchdowns, and two interceptions. Legas was elusive in the pocket all night, extending plays while scrambling for 43 yards. Rahsul Faison led USU running backs with 75 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries.

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A week after having three 100-yard receivers in the win over Colorado State, Terrell Vaughn and Jalen Royals each surpassed the century mark. Royals led the Aggies with seven catches for 125 yards and two touchdowns. Vaughn finished with seven grabs for 119 yards and his eighth TD of the year. With two scoring connections, Legas and Royals have combined for eight touchdowns in three games.

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San Jose State recap

The Spartans went down to Albuquerque, New Mexico, and laid waste to the Lobos of New Mexico over the weekend. Trailing by a field goal at halftime, SJSU scored 24 unanswered third-quarter points on their way to a 38-point second half in a 52-24 win.

Chevan Cordeiro completed 8-of-17 passes for 272 yards and two touchdowns. Tight end Dominick Mazotti caught two passes for a team-high 70 yards while Kairee Robinson and Nick Nash each found the end zone through the air. Robinson led San Jose State’s ground attack with 134 yards and three touchdowns on 15 carries. Quali Conley carried the ball ten times for 124 yards and a score.

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Bold denotes the 2022 starter

Utah State Week Eight Offensive Depth Chart

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

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Wide Receiver

Jalen Royals

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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

Wyatt Bowles

Wade Meacham

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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

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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

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Free Safety

Devin Dye

Simeon Harris

Cornerback

Michael Anyanwu

Gabriel Bryan

Al Ashford III

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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

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Utah State (3-4, 1-2) will contend with the San Jose State Spartans (2-5, 1-2) on Saturday, October 21. Kickoff is scheduled for 5 p.m. (MT). The Aggies enter riding a ten-game winning streak against SJSU but are 20-20-1 all-time against the Spartans. USU became bowl-eligible with a come-from-behind 35-31 win over San Jose State in Logan last November.

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Utah State Week Eight Depth Chart At San Jose State Spartans