McCae Hillstead Will Start For Utah State In Return From Concussion
Oct 21, 2023, 4:55 PM
LOGAN, Utah – Utah State freshman quarterback McCae Hillstead will start for the Aggies today after missing the past two games due to a concussion. Senior Cooper Legas will serve as Hillstead’s backup.
Utah State (3-4, 1-2) is in San Jose facing the Spartans (2-5, 1-2) in a Mountain West matchup on Saturday, October 21.
USU head coach Blake Anderson announced Hillstead as the starter in a pregame interview with KSL Sports Zone personality and voice of Utah State Athletics Scott Garrard.
— Scott Garrard (@ScottyGZone) October 21, 2023
“McCae will go,” Anderson said.
Hillstead has not played since suffering a concussion on the Aggies’ first drive of the second half against UConn on September 30. In four games, including two starts, the true freshman completed 52-of-90 passes for 730 yards, eight TDs, and five INTs.
Legas has played well, topping 300 yards in both starts since taking over for Hillstead against UConn. The senior has ten passing touchdowns in that time. For the season, Legas is 101-of-153 for 1,338 yards, 13 TDs, and six INTs.
With his first snap, Hillstead will lose his redshirt option this season.
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Saturday, October 21 – CEFCU Stadium | San Jose, CA
The Aggies will rekindle the fifth-longest series in school history when they meet SJSU. Utah State is 20-20-1 all-time against the Spartans and 8-11-1 on the road despite winning the last ten games between the two programs.
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