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Highlights, key plays and photos from Weber State’s shocking 35-7 win over Utah State

The Aggies return home after a disappointing trip to Tuscaloosa last weekend.

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Weber State quarterback Bronson Barron (10) scrambles out of the pocket as Utah State defensive end Daniel Grzesiak (9) defends in the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022, in Logan, Utah.

Eli Lucero, The Herald Journal via AP

Editor’s note: The Deseret News is providing live coverage from Saturday’s season opener between Utah State and Weber State. Check back for updates throughout the game.

Weber State 35, Utah State 7

4th Quarter


  • USU backup quarterback Cooper Legas comes in and throws an interception to WSU cornerback Eddie Heckard.


  • Bronson Barron finds Ty MacPherson for an 18-yard touchdown, increasing the Wildcats’ lead to four touchdowns.


  • After driving into the red zone, Utah State eventually turned the ball over on downs at the Weber State 23-yard line.

3rd Quarter

Weber State 28, Utah State 7


  • The Wildcats are starting to lay it on the Aggies. USU quarterback Logan Bonner throws his third interception of the game, a pick returned 33 yards for a touchdown by WSU’s Desmond Williams.


  • Bronson Barron finds Ty MacPherson for a 9-yard touchdown. The score capped off an impressive 18-play, 86-yard drive. The Wildcats also convert the two-point conversion, on a Jack Burgess run.


  • USU intercepts its third pass of the day, this one by safety Hunter Reynolds.

2nd Quarter

Weber State 13, Utah State 7


  • With Utah State threatening a go-ahead touchdown, Weber State cornerback Maxwell Anderson picks off USU quarterback Logan Bonner in the end zone.


  • USU defensive tackle Phillip Paea intercepts WSU quarterback Bronson Barron, and returned it to the Weber State 47-yard line. Defensive end Byron Vaughn’s hit on Barron forced the interception.


  • Kyle Thompson had the chance to put the Wildcats up two scores, but his 47-yard field goal try went wide left.

1st Quarter

Weber State 13, Utah State 7


  • Weber State pays off the interception with a 20-yard field goal by Kyle Thompson.


  • Weber State intercepts USU quarterback Logan Bonner and returns it to the Aggies’ 8-yard line. Cornerback Jalon Rock intercepted the ball off a deflection.


  • Weber State strikes back in a hurry, thanks to a 62-pass from Bronson Barron to Ty MacPherson. Josh Davis then punched the ball into the end zone with a 17-yard run.


  • Utah State is on the board after kick returner Terrell Vaughn took the ensuing kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown. Vaughn’s return is the fourth longest in program history.


  • Weber State kicker Kyle Thompson connects on a 32-yard field goal, putting the Wildcats on top midway through the first quarter.


  • Utah State cornerback Michael Anyanwu intercepted Weber State quarterback Bronson Barron at USU’s 8-yard line, ending a promising Wildcats drive.

Pregame prep

The Aggies are inside Maverik Stadium.

The Wildcats have arrived.

Here are a few stories to get ready for Utah State’s showdown with top-ranked Alabama: