Week 12 Brings Injury Concerns For Utah State Backfield Against New Mexico

Nov 20, 2023, 1:12 PM

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LOGAN, Utah –Utah State enters week 12 with question marks at QB after Cooper Legas and McCae Hillstead left with injuries in a loss to Boise State.

The Aggies (5-6, 3-4) need one win to become bowl-eligible as they close the regular season against New Mexico in a Black Friday afternoon matchup on November 24.

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“Both Coop (Legas) and McCae (Hillstead) got dinged up pretty good,” USU head coach Blake Anderson said on KSL Sports Zone with DJ & PK Monday morning. “We’re day-to-day on that with a short week.”

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Anderson praised the performance of third-QB Levi Williams in a difficult situation but acknowledges the Aggies are in a tough spot this week.

“The good thing is you’ve Levi Williams who’s been a starter, both for us and at Wyoming… He’s got a veteran savvy that even in this kind of position he could go out and do some really good things for us.”

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Bold denotes the 2022 starter

Utah State Week 12 Offensive Depth Chart


Cooper Legas

McCae Hillstead

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Levi Williams

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Running Back

Davon Booth

Robert Briggs

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Rahsul Faison

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Wide Receiver

Jalen Royals

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Otto Tia

Grant Page

Wide Receiver

Micah Davis

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Colby Bowman

Slot Receiver

Terrell Vaughn

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Kyrese Rowan

Ryder MacGillivray

Tight End

Broc Lane

Josh Sterzer 

Will Monney

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Left Tackle

Ralph Frias

Calvin Knapp

Left Guard

Wyatt Bowles

Wade Meacham

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Falepule Alo

Aloali’i Maui

Right Guard

Tavo Motu’apuaka

Aloali’i Maui

Right Tackle

Cole Motes

-OR- Teague Anderson

Shively Asoau Fua

Utah State Week 12 Defensive Depth Chart

Defensive End

Paul Fitzgerald

Enoka Migao

John Ward

Defensive Tackle

Seni Tuiaki

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Poukesi Vakauta

Siaosi Lauhingoa

Clifton Mosely Jr.

Defensive Tackle

Hale Motu’apuaka

Sir Mells

Bo Maile

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Defensive End

Cian Stone

Blaine Spires

Ioholani Raass

Will Linebacker

Anthony Switzer

Gavin Barthiel

Bronson Olevao Jr.

Mike Linebacker

MJ Tafisi Jr.

Cole Joyce

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Sam Linebacker

Jaiden Francois

Logan Pili


Avante Dickerson

JD Drew

Xavion Steele

Backside Safety

Ike Larsen

Tegg Slone

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Free Safety

Devin Dye

Simeon Harris


Michael Anyanwu

Gabriel Bryan

Al Ashford III

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Utah State Week 12 Specialists


Ryan Marks

Elliot Nimrod

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Place Kicker

Elliot Nimrod

William Testa


Ryan Marks

Elliot Nimrod


Elliot Nimrod

Ryan Marks

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Long Snapper

Jacob Garcia

Alexander McDougall

Punt Returner

Micah Davis

Cooper Jones

Kick Returner

Terrell Vaughn

Micah Davis

Utah State Aggies vs. New Mexico Lobos (4-7, 2-3)

1 P.M. Friday, November 24 | University Stadium | Albuquerque, N.M.

Radio – Aggie Sports Network

Radio – Aggie Sports Network

• Play-by-Play: Scott Garrard & Kevin White

• Online: KSL Sports Zone

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TV: CBS Sports Network

• Play-by-Play: Chris Lewis & Robert Turbin

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• DISH: Ch. 158

• DirecTV: Ch. 221

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Utah State ends the regular season with a post-Thanksgiving, Friday afternoon game against the New Mexico Lobos  Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. (MT) on November 24.

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Week 12 Brings Injury Concerns For Utah State Backfield Against New Mexico