Fast and faster

Robert Turbin has a little speed.

Just ask the Utah defense that tried in vain to catch him as he blasted through the middle of the line and ran 96 yards for a touchdown.

Just ask the Texas A&M defense that saw him hit the corner and turn upfield for a 50-yard score as he pulled away from defenders.

And just ask the Southern Utah defense that saw him grab a pass from Diondre Borel and scamper 77 yards for a touchdown leaving another set of cornerbacks and linebackers grasping at straws while trying to tackle him.

But as fast as Turbin is, Michael Smith has him beat.

And Utah State football coach Gary Andersen loves it.

Smith is a junior college transfer from Arizona and after taking a little while to get into the flow with his offensive teammates, burst through Saturday night with a 3-touchdown performance that gives Utah State a scary prospect — three dangerous ball carriers in the backfield.

Turbin, Smith and Borel give the Aggies a trio of runners that is capable of breaking free for massive chunks of yardage anytime they have the ball in their hands.

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