LOGAN, Utah — Logan Bonner handed for a career-best 390 yards with 4 touchdowns as Utah State clawed out of an early gap to rally previous North Dakota 41-24 on Friday night time.
Bonner greater than doubled his passing yards from the 143 in Utah State’s last-minute upset at Washington State final week and matched his career-high with 4 touchdowns.
The Aggies (2-0) trailed 21-7 after North Dakota’s dizzying first quarter noticed three completely different passers throw for touchdowns on the primary three possessions. However from there, Utah State outscored North Dakota 41-3.
North Dakota’s Tommy Schuster was 29-of-43 passing for 348 yards with a landing. Otis Weah, who posted 114 yards and three touchdowns within the season opener, was held to 47 yards on 17 carries Friday with no scores.
After a discipline aim to open the second half, the Preventing Hawks (1-1), ranked No. 6 within the FCS coaches ballot, have been pressured to punt away their subsequent 4 possessions whereas Utah State went on a scoring spree.
Bonner had landing passes of 54, 4, 75 and 41 yards. One play after his lone interception on the night time led to a North Dakota discipline aim, Bonner discovered Deven Thompkins on swing go for a one-play, 75-yard landing dash up the left sideline that put the Aggies up for the primary time, 27-24, simply 12 seconds later.
Bonner threw a 41-yard dart to Derek Wright within the fourth quarter. Backup Andrew Peasley put the cherry on prime with a 59-yard keeper on a rollout to the proper aspect to make it 48-24 with simply over two minutes left.
In a recreation delayed 90 minutes by lightning strikes proper after the nationwide anthem, after which a quarter-hour extra when the stadium lights went out throughout the coin toss, the Preventing Hawks wasted no time getting on the board.
Brock Boltmann took the ball on a reverse after which handed 13 yards to Bo Belquist on the entrance of the top zone as North Dakota took the opening drive 71 yards.
The lightning strikes continued as Schuster discovered Adam Zavalney over the center in the long run zone for a 12-yard landing on the following Preventing Hawks possession. Quincy Vaughn got here in at quarterback for a goal-line play and located Tyler Burian in the long run zone on a rollout to the proper. It was Vaughn’s second go of the season.