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Utah State Not Going Away Quietly, Jalen Royals Finds End Zone

Oct 21, 2023, 8:09 PM

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Utah State junior wide receiver scores a touchdown against Colorado State on Saturday, October 7.

LOGAN, Utah – McCae Hillstead leaned on Utah State’s hottest receiver of late, connecting with Jalen Royals for a 20-yard TD to make it 35-21 Spartans with 5:38 remaining.

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.

RELATED: Micah Davis Touchdown Brings Utah State Even With San Jose State

Hillstead completed a handful of long passes on the drive before finding Royals on a slant pattern in the front of the end zone.

Royals lead USU with 60 yards and a TD on four catches. Hillstead is 16-of26 for 167 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions.

Utah State’s onside kick attempt following the touchdown failed.

RELATED: Rahsul Faison Finds End Zone For Utah State Aggies, Cuts Spartan Lead In Half

Week Eight Captains

Utah State named five captains ahead of their game against San Jose State.

Senior linebacker Anthony Switzer; senior defensive lineman Hale Motu’apuaka; senior wide receiver Terrell Vaughn; junior tight end Broc Lane; and junior wide receiver Kyrese Rowan.

Utah State Aggies vs. San Jose State Spartans

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.

Radio: Aggie Sports Network

Scott Garrard & Kevin White

Online: KSLSportsZone

RELATED: Utah State Hopes To Build On Complete Game Effort In Fresno State Loss

TV: CBS Sports Network

John Sadak, Randy Cross, & Tiffany Blackmon

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Stream: utahstateaggies.com/watch/

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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).

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Utah State Not Going Away Quietly, Jalen Royals Finds End Zone