Week 8: Top Plays From BYU, SUU, Utah, USU, Utah Tech, Weber State

Oct 23, 2023, 7:53 PM

SALT LAKE CITY – After completing a couple of weeks with byes, all of the FBS and FCS programs in the state of Utah were back in action in Week 8 of the college football season.

Week 8: Top Local College Football Plays

Here are the top plays from the local college football teams from Week 8 of the 2023 season:

BYU Cougars

BYU WR Darius Lassiter Comes Up With Insane One-Handed Catch

“Greatest catch in BYU football history? Wide Receiver Darius Lassiter makes a claim after hauling in an Odell Beckham Jr.-style one-handed grab during the second quarter of action in a 27-14 win over Texas Tech. The catch was deemed the No. 3 play of the day on ESPN’s SportsCenter for October 21, 2023.” – BYU insider Mitch Harper

Southern Utah Thunderbirds

Grady Robison runs for 73-yard touchdown in SUU’s double-overtime loss to Austin Peay

Utah Utes

No. 14 Utah Football Downs No. 18 USC On Last Second Field Goal

“With 16 seconds left on the clock, quarterback Bryson Barnes took off for 26 yards to help set up what would end up being a game-winning field goal for the Utes. As the clock wound down to five seconds, kicker Cole Becker set up and split the uprights with a beautiful 39-yard field goal to give Utah a four-game win streak over USC as both teams go their separate ways in 2024.” – Utah insider Michelle Bodkin

Utah State Aggies

Micah Davis Touchdown Brings Utah State Even With San Jose State

“Trailing 14-7 late in the second period, USU QB McCae Hillstead led a long drive into the red zone. On 2nd-&-11, Hillstead dropped back into a clean pocket and drilled a 25-yard dart to junior wideout Micah Davis for a game-tying touchdown.” – USU insider Brian Preece

Utah Tech Trailblazers

Kobe Tracy and Beau Sparks connect for touchdown during Utah Tech’s loss to North Alabama

Weber State Wildcats

Richie Munoz runs for touchdown during Wildcats’ loss to Eastern Washington

Kyle Ireland is a Sports Producer and Locals in the NFL Insider for He’s also co-host of the Yards After College Podcast. Follow him on X/Twitter (@kyleireland), Instagram (@kyleirelandksl), and Threads (@kyleirelandksl).

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Week 8: Top Plays From BYU, SUU, Utah, USU, Utah Tech, Weber State