GAMEDAY College Football

LA Bowl: Utah State 24, Oregon State 13

(AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

By JOE REEDY
AP Sports Writer

INGLEWOOD, Calif. - Third-string quarterback Cooper Legas threw two touchdown passes, Calvin Tyler Jr. ran for 120 yards and a score and Utah State beat Oregon State 24-13 in the inaugural LA Bowl.

Legas came in when starter Logan Bonner suffered a knee injury during the first quarter. Andrew Peasley was Bonner's backup throughout the season, but was ruled out prior to kickoff due to a shoulder injury he suffered Nov. 26 against New Mexico.

Legas' only action this season was late in the New Mexico game. The sophomore's first collegiate pass couldn't have gone any better when he connected with Deven Thompkins on a 62-yard touchdown strike to tie it at 7.

Thompkins got a couple steps on Beavers defensive back Jaydon Grant, hauled it in at the Oregon State 25 and was gone to the end zone. The senior had six receptions for 115 yards and set a single-season school record with 102 catches.

Legas also had a 5-yard scoring toss to Brandon Bowling with under four minutes remaining in the third quarter to extend the Aggies lead to 24-13.

Legas completed 11 of 20 passes for 171 yards and an interception. He also had a 34-yard reception on a double pass from Derek Wright.

Utah State finished 11-3, and Oregon State 7-6.

Tyler, who was at Oregon State for four years before transferring, scored what ended up being the go-ahead touchdown on a 15-yard run with 4:24 remaining in the second quarter to give Utah State a 14-10 advantage.

Oregon State received the opening kickoff and scored 58 seconds into the game when Jesiah Irish went 20 yards up the left sideline on a jet sweep. That would prove to be the Beavers only touchdown though as its other points came on a pair of field goals by Everett Hayes.

Chance Nolan was 21 of 30 for 263 yards and an interception while B.J. Baylor, who led the Pac-12 in rushing, had 18 carries for 78 yards.


Scoring Summary
First Quarter UtahStOreSt
OreSt TD 14:02 Jesiah Irish 20 yard TD run (Everett Hayes Extra Point) 0 7
Second Quarter UtahStOreSt
UtahSt TD 14:42 Deven Thompkins 62 yard TD pass from Cooper Legas (Connor Coles Extra Point) 7 7
OreSt FG 8:40 Everett Hayes 37 yard field goal 7 10
UtahSt TD 4:24 Calvin Tyler Jr. 15 yard TD run (Connor Coles Extra Point) 14 10
Third Quarter UtahStOreSt
UtahSt FG 10:05 Connor Coles 25 yard field goal 17 10
UtahSt TD 3:49 Brandon Bowling 5 yard TD pass from Cooper Legas (Connor Coles Extra Point) 24 10
Fourth Quarter UtahStOreSt
OreSt FG 13:35 Everett Hayes 34 yard field goal 24 13
Team Stats
  Utah State Oregon State
First downs 27 25
  Rushing 9 11
  Passing 12 11
  Penalty 6 3
3rd Down Efficiency 5-12, 42% 4-12, 33%
4th down efficiency 0-0, -% 0-2, 0%
Rushes-Yards 44-109 36-152
Passing Yards 273 263
Return Yards 64 77
Completions-Attempts-Int 18-31-2 21-30-1
Sacks-Yards Lost 4-16 4-33
Punts 4 3
Fumbles Lost 1-1 1-1
Penalties - Yards 5-46 13-91
Utah State Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
C. Legas 11 20 171 2 1
L. Bonner 6 10 68 0 1
D. Wright 1 1 34 0 0
Oregon State Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
C. Nolan 21 30 263 0 1
Utah State Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
C. Tyler Jr. 26 119 4.6 1
E. Noa 6 22 3.7 0
L. Bonner 1 0 0.0 0
S. Scarver 1 -10 -10.0 0
C. Legas 7 -10 -1.4 0
Oregon State Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
B. Baylor 18 78 4.3 0
T. Lowe 5 29 5.8 0
J. Irish 2 26 13.0 1
A. Gould 1 10 10.0 0
J. Colletto 1 8 8.0 0
C. Nolan 8 3 0.4 0
C. Flemings 1 -2 -2.0 0
Utah State Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
D. Thompkins 6 115 19.2 1
B. Bowling 4 51 12.8 1
C. Legas 1 34 34.0 0
D. Wright 3 33 11.0 0
C. Terrell 2 25 12.5 0
E. Noa 1 11 11.0 0
J. McGriff 1 4 4.0 0
Oregon State Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
T. Harrison 4 55 13.8 0
L. Musgrave 3 44 14.7 0
Z. Beason 1 39 39.0 0
T. Quitoriano 3 36 12.0 0
T. Bradford 2 25 12.5 0
B. Baylor 2 22 11.0 0
A. Gould 2 17 8.5 0
S. Bolden 2 11 5.5 0
T. Lowe 1 11 11.0 0
C. Flemings 1 3 3.0 0
Utah State Interceptions
Player Int Yards
H. Reynolds 1 0
Oregon State Interceptions
Player Int Yards
A. Arnold 1 0
K. Oladapo 1 0
Utah State Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
S. Kotsanlee 4 164 41.0
Oregon State Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
L. Loecher 3 123 41.0
Utah State Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
J. Nathan 2 3 1.5
Oregon State Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
A. Gould 2 0 0
Utah State Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
S. Scarver 3 61 20.3
Oregon State Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
J. Irish 4 77 19.3
Utah State Missed FG
Player Length
Oregon State Missed FG
Player Length
E. Hayes 44
E. Hayes 44




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