Final: Utah State 31, UConn 20

4th Quarter

Utah State 31, UConn 20

4:50 — With UConn moving down the field for a last gasp comeback attempt, Utah State’s Ike Larsen came up with a big interception to give the Aggies the ball back, and they ran the clock out from there.

6:00 — Bonner found Brian Cobbs in the end zone for a 11-yard touchdown reception, likely sealing the win for the Aggies. It was the third career touchdown of Cobbs career, going back to his time at Maryland.

10:09 — UConn inches even closer thanks to a 54-yard field goal by Ruelas.

12:00 – After a game of hot potato, following a fumble by Calvin Tyler Jr., UConn claimed possession just past the 50-yard line. Tre Wortham forced the fumble, while Chris Shearin recovered.

13:28 — UConn cuts into Utah State’s lead with 47-yard field goal by Noe Ruelas.

3rd Quarter

0:01 — Utah State and UConn combined for five offensive possessions in the period, four of which ended with a punt, the other being cut short by the end of the quarter.

2nd Quarter

0:01 — USU kicker Connor Coles hits a 45-yard field goal to give the Aggies a two score lead entering the half.

1:48 — Justin McGriff made a great catch in the end zone to give the Aggies their first lead of the day, on a 14-yard reception.

3:42 — True freshman running back Robert Briggs rushes for his first career touchdown, a 23-yard run.

12:28 — Logan Bonner finds wide receiver Kyle Van Leeuwen for a 11-yard touchdown, Utah State’s first touchdown of the season.

14:08 - 13:01 — USU corner Ajani Carter forces a UConn fumble. A few plays later, Aggie QB Logan Bonner found wide receiver Terrell Vaughn for a 30-yard gain, USU’s biggest play from scrimmage on the day so far.

1st Quarter

1:38 — UConn QB Zion Turner completes a 13-yard touchdown pass to Keelan Marion to add to the Huskies advantage.

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5:11 — USU safety Hunter Reynolds intercepts UConn backup QB Zion Turner. Second significant defensive play of the game by Reynolds.

8:44 — Utah State running back Pailate Makakona fumbles in UConn territory — Jackson Mitchell with the force — ending a promising Aggie drive.

10:05 — The Huskies scored the game’s first touchdown on a 1-yard sneak by quarterback Ta’Quan Roberson. A 52-yard run by UConn running back Nate Carter set up the score.

Pregame prep

  • UConn has named a starting QB — Penn State transfer Ta’Quan Roberson.
  • Keys to a Utah State victory.
  • Utah State AD John Hartwell has been rumored as a candidate for the now-open Auburn AD job, as has UConn’s AD David Benedict.

Here are a few stories to get you ready for the Utah State’s season opener:

Can Aggies join the ranks of elite programs in the Mountain West Conference?
Utah State vs. UConn: How to watch, listen to or stream the game
Has Utah State ever played UConn before?
Here’s Utah State’s projected two-deep chart for the 2022 season
Taking stock of Aggies’ offense, defense and special teams heading into Saturday’s opener
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