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Utah State bowl eligible after Tyler leads Aggies past San Jose State

USU running back back Calvin Tyler Jr. rushed for 3 TDs

(Eli Lucero | The Herald Journal via AP) San Jose State running back Kairee Robinson (32) fumbles the ball while being tackled by Utah State defensive end Byron Vaughns during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Logan, Utah.

Logan • Calvin Tyler Jr. had 125 yards rushing and three touchdowns, including a 3-yard TD that capped the scoring with 2:49 to paly, Brian Cobbs had 10 receptions for 122 yards and Utah State beat San Jose State 35-31 Saturday night.

Cooper Legas completed 23 of 35 passes for and a touchdown with two interceptions for Utah State (5-5, 4-2 Mountain West Conference).

San Jose State (6-4, 4-3), which lost 43-27 at San Diego State last week, has lost back-to-back games for the first time this season.

Jaden Smith returned a San Jose State punt blocked by Ike Larsen 56 yards for a touchdown that gave Utah State a 21-6 lead with 1:25 left in the first half.

Chevan Cordeiro threw a 9-yard touchdown pass to Elijah Cooks late in the third quarter and hit Jackson Canaan for a 1-yard TD with 6:15 to play that gave the Spartans the lead for the first time since the first quarter. Utah State answered with a nine-play, 75-yard drive that culminated with Tyler’s final touchdown.

Cordeiro finished with four touchdown passes, three to Cooks who had seven receptions for 125 yards.