LOGAN, Utah (AP) Cooper Legas threw four scores and Utah State pulled away from Colorado State in the second half for a 44-24 win on Saturday.

Colorado State built a 17-0 lead before the Aggies rallied to tie it at halftime.

Early in the third, the Aggies (3-3, 1-1 Mountain West) scored two touchdowns in just under two minutes to seal it.

Legas threw a 76-yard scoring pass to Terrell Vaughn on the drive's third play following the second-half kickoff for a one-touchdown lead. On Colorado State's ensuing drive, the Aggies forced the Rams to go three-and-out and allowed minus-4 yards to force a punt. Legas - again on the drive's third play - completed a 51-yard scoring pass to Jalen Royals.

Legas finished 19 for 29 for 387 yards overcoming a pair of interceptions. Davon Booth ran for 141 yards on 14 carries and scored twice.

The Rams acquired a 17-0 lead within the first six minutes when after a field goal, Tory Horton returned a punt 79 yards for a 10-0 advantage. The Rams intercepted Utah State on the Aggies ensuing drive and that led to Vann Schield's 22-yard scoring run with 9:34 left in the first quarter.

Brayden Fowler-Nicolosi finished 26-of-57 (45.6%) passing for 225 yards with three interceptions.


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