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Super Bowl: Former USU, Weber stars celebrate Seattle's 43-8 win over Denver

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If you asked former Utah State Aggies Robert Turbin and Bobby Wagner -- or ex-Weber State player Paul McQuistan -- at the start of the season whether they would be playing in Super Bowl the answer would probably have been no.

Now if you asked them the same question you can be sure the answer would be very different, as their Seattle Seahawks trounced the Denver Broncos 43-8 on Sunday, February 8 to win Super Bowl XLVIII.

In the process the Seahawks won their first world championship since entering the league as an expansion team in 1977 -- in the coldest place ever to hold a Super Bowl, MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.

It was a day of firsts as the Seahawks never trailed, beginning with a safety to open the scoring and ending rather mercifully when Seahawks coach Pete Carroll inserted his second-string offense midway through the fourth quarter.

As for Turbin, the former Aggie earned his first Super Bowl ring. He had a nice day running the football in relief of starter Marshawn Lynch, carrying nine times for 25 yards. (Turbin also had a long run negated by a holding penalty.)

The middle linebacker Wagner also had a day befitting a world champion, notching 10 tackles (five solo) in the Seahawks win.

McQuistan started on the offensive line for Seattle, allowing zero sacks as he protected quarterback Russell Wilson.



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