Fans respond to USU head coach's criticisms following Aggie loss to Weber State
Tensions were already reaching a boiling point during Utah State’s 35-7 loss to Weber State in a non-conference football game Saturday evening at Maverik Stadium, and they escalated in the aftermath of the Aggies’ first loss to a FCS opponent since 2000.
With the exception of a 100-yard kickoff return by junior college transfer Terrell Vaughn, it was a lackluster performance by the reigning Mountain West Conference champions, particularly on the offensive side of the ball. It was a rough outing for the USU coaching staff and several players, including quarterback Logan Bonner, who completed 12 of 31 passes for 120 yards and three interceptions.
Bonner, USU’s single-season record-holder in passing yards (3,628) and touchdown passes (36), was pulled from the game midway through the fourth quarter with the home team trailing 35-7. Late in the third quarter, several Aggie fans booed when Bonner came trotting back out onto Merlin Olsen Field after throwing an interception ending in a touchdown.
USU head coach Blake Anderson felt the boos were directed at Bonner and fiercely defended his starting signal caller during the post-game press conference.
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