UTAH STATE AGGIES

Bonner Finds Cobbs For Late Score After Huskies Cut Into Aggie Lead

Aug 27, 2022, 5:42 PM
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Utah State Aggies quarterback Logan Bonner (1) throws a pass during the Mountain West Championship college football game against the San Diego State Aztecs played on December 4, 2021 at the Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, CA. (Photo by John Cordes/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
(Photo by John Cordes/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

LOGAN, UT – A pass interference penalty gave USU’s offense a second chance, leading to a Logan Bonner’s third touchdown of the game.

The Aggies hosted UConn at Maverik Stadium in Logan, UT in the 2022 season opener for both teams.

On 3rd-and-12 with 10:09 left and the Aggies in front 24-20, a Bonner pass fell incomplete at the feet of Kyle Van Leeuwen and UConn defensive back Kaleb Anthony.

It seemed as though the Aggies may be forced to punt once again, but a questionable pass interference penalty on Anthony gave the Aggies new life with a first down.

Five plays later, the Aggies were celebrating in the back of the end zone after Bonner connected with former Maryland wide receiver Brian Cobbs for his first touchdown as an Aggie.

Bonner finished with 281 yards on 20-for-29 passing with three touchdowns.

Cobbs caught seven passes in his first game in Logan. He finished with a team high 78 yards and the touchdown.

125th Season of Aggie Football

Saturday’s game marks the first time since 2016 that the Aggies have opened the season at home and the 15th time since 1959. Utah State has won their past three home openers and are 9-5 overall in home openers. USU is riding a 12-game winning streak against non-conference opponents at Maverik Stadium.

Coming off of an 11-3 2021, Utah State picked up votes in two national preseason polls. The Aggies received 12 votes in the Coaches’ Poll, tied for 38th; and two votes is the Associated Press poll. This is the first time since 2019 that the Aggies have received preseason recognition in the polls.

Quarterback Logan Bonner, offensive lineman Alfred Williams, linebacker AJ Vongphachanh, cornerback Jamie Nance and safety Hunter Reynolds were named captains for the game.

About UConn

Former Atlanta Falcons and UCLA Bruins head coach Jim Mora leads the Huskies in his first season with the program.

The Huskies return 12 starters, six on each side of the ball, and 57 letter-winners from last season’s 1-11 team. Last season UConn averaged 15.6 points and 265.1 yards of total offense per game (163.8 passing, 101.3 rushing) and allowed 38.5 points and 451.8 yards of total offense (258.0 passing, 193.8 rushing).

Connecticut’s roster includes four players on award watch lists this fall. Junior LB Jackson Mitchell (Butkus Award Watch List), sophomore RB Nate Carter (Doak Walker Award Watch List), graduate RB Robert Burns (The Wuerffel Trophy Watch List) and graduate LS Tommy Zozus (Patrick Mannelly Award Watch List).

This is just the second time USU & UConn have faced each other. Utah State won the first meeting, 38-31, on Nov. 10, 2001, in Storrs, Connecticut.

Week Zero

The Aggies opened their 125th season of football at home against the Connecticut Huskies.

Every Utah State football game can be heard on the KSL Sports Zone with Scott Garrard and former Aggie quarterback Kevin White on the call.

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