Sophomore Defensive Tackle Makes House Call For Utah State

Nov 11, 2023, 2:16 PM | Updated: Nov 13, 2023, 3:25 pm

LOGAN, Utah – Sophomore defensive tackle Seni Tuiaki lived every defensive lineman’s dream, returning an INT for a touchdown to give his team a 17-7 first-half lead.

Utah State is hosting the Nevada Wolf Pack at Maverik Stadium on Saturday, November 11.

RELATED: Cooper Legas, Broc Lane Help Utah State To Fast State Against Nevada

With Nevada approaching the red zone, senior linebacker MJ Tafisi Jr. hurried AJ Bianco, forcing a wild pass that landed in Tuaki’s lap. With a head of steam, the former East High Leopard took the turnover 63 yards for an Aggie touchdown.

Utah State leads Nevada 17-7 midway through the second quarter.

Previewing Utah State vs. Nevada

Utah State currently sits a 4-5 on the season, including 2-3 in Mountain West games. Nevada will arrive in Northern Utah with a 2-7 record, including 2-3 in league play.

Ahead of the game, USU head coach Blake Anderson shared that Cooper Legas would be the Aggies’ starting quarterback for the contest.

RELATED: Blake Anderson Says Utah State Will Go Forward With Legas At QB

“At this point, I feel like [Legas] gives us the best chance to win,” Anderson said. “If he went back in and played as a veteran guy and didn’t put the ball in harm’s way, then he’s earned the right to play. We’ll be moving forward with [Legas].”

RELATED: How To Watch Utah State Football Versus Nevada Wolfpack

Week Ten Captains

Utah State named five captains before facing the Wolf Pack.

Graduate senior linebacker MJ Tafisi Jr., graduate senior cornerback Michael Anyanwu, senior wide receiver Terrell Vaughn, senior quarterback Cooper Legas, and freshman wide receiver Austin Okerwa.

RELATED: Utah State Football Looks To Improve To .500 Record Against Nevada

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Utah State is hosting the Nevada Wolf Pack (2-7, 2-3) at Maverik Stadium on Saturday, November 11. USU is 7-19 all-time against the Wolf Pack and 5-9 at home.

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Sophomore Defensive Tackle Makes House Call For Utah State