Former Cody Bronc FB QB Hunter Hays Shows Grit in ISU Loss
Written by Cole Havens on August 31, 2022
Not only are High School sports underway but many college football teams to to the field for the first time last weekend for Week 0.
One of the teams that was in action was the Idaho State Bengals. While the Bengals would fall to UNLV in their opener, 52-21, one of the bright spots of the game was former Cody Bronc Football player Hunter Hays.
Hays started the day as the back-up but halfway through the game saw playing time as starter Tyler Vander Waal would exit due to injury.
Hays would provide a spark for an offense that drastically needed one.
In the third quarter Hays capped off a 10 play 52 yard drive with a five yard rushing touchdown, his first rushing TD of his career.
Early in the fourth Hays connected with Xavier Guillory on a 19 yard passing touchdown as the Bengals scored 14 unanswered, making the scored 45-21.
Hays would finish the day 7-13 for 61 yards and the one touchdown pass. He also ran the ball 7 times for 22 yards and one TD.
While Vander Waal has been named the starter going forward, I fully expect Hays to take over that role sooner rather than later.
Hays and the Bengals have the week off before returning to action September 10th traveling to San Diego State.