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Cooper Legas Leaves Game With Apparent Injury, McCae Hillstead Enters For Utah State

Nov 18, 2023, 6:37 PM | Updated: 7:15 pm

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Utah State senior QB Cooper Legas attempts a pass [5:38 PM] Brian Preece against the Fresno State Bulldogs at Maverik Stadium on Friday, October 13.

LOGAN, Utah – Senior quarterback Cooper Legas has been replaced by freshman McCae Hillstead after Legas walked to the locker room with an apparent injury against Boise State.

The Aggies are hosting Boise State at Maverik Stadium on Saturday, November 18.

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Legas appeared to have injured his throwing shoulder on Utah State’s second drive of the second quarter. The senior QB threw for 128 yards and a touchdown in a quarter and change of play before leaving.

Utah State head coach Blake Anderson told CBS Sports Network coming out of halftime that Legas is OUT for the remainder of the game with a shoulder injury.

After taking a 10-0 lead on the first play of the second period, Boise State has scored 28 unanswered points to take a 28-10 lead.

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Week 11 Aggie Captains

Utah State named ten seniors as captains ahead of its week 11 matchup with the Boise State Broncos (4-5, 3-2).

Included in the class are offensive linemen Wade Meacham and Calvin Knapp; running backs Cooper Jones and Sione Finau; cornerback Michael Anyanwu; quarterback Levi Williams; defensive tackle Hale Motu’apuaka; safety Xavion Steele; linebacker MJ Tafisi Jr.; and wide receiver Terrell Vaughn.

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5 P.M. Saturday, November 18 | Maverik Stadium | Logan, UT

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Utah State is looking to reverse a trend of losing against the Blue Turf Broncos from Boise. USU is 5-22 all-time against Boise State and has dropped the last seven games between the two programs. The Aggies fell 42-23 at Boise State to close the 2022 regular season.

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Cooper Legas Leaves Game With Apparent Injury, McCae Hillstead Enters For Utah State