The Aggie offense starts and ends with its rushing attack, which ranks fifth in the nation at 316 yards a game. Turbin is the engine that drives the offense. In three games this season the junior from Fremont, Calif., has amassed 365 yards rushing and eight touchdowns. By comparison, BYU has 272 yards rushing and two touchdowns in four games as a team.
There are lots of ways this Las Vegas native can make an opponent pay. Williams is the lightning to Turbin's thunder as a change of pace in the backfield, and is also a dangerous return man having set the NCAA record for kick return yards last season with 1,444.
The freshman phenom quarterback impressed in his first two games against Auburn and Weber State, but threw for just 86 yards against Colorado State last week. Keeton is a dual-threat quarterback who can hurt an opponent with his legs (he has rushed for 130 yards this season) and his arm. He will need to hit a couple of downfield throws to keep the BYU defense from keying on the Aggies' rushing attack.
Utah State ranks 16th in the nation in rushing yards allowed and is the only team in Division I that has not given up a rush of more than 15 yards. And Wagner is a big reason. Against the Rams last week he racked up 18 tackles and has totaled 38 already this season.
The sophomore defensive back has yet to play a game for the Aggies this season after suffering an elbow injury during fall camp. Opponents have taken advantage of his absence from the lineup, but Sanders should be back on the field Friday, giving the defensive backfield a boost.