Chuckie Keeton tossed five touchdowns as Utah State picked up a road win in Mountain West Conference play at Air Force. Behind Keeton’s fine outing, Utah State took home a 52-20 victory after coming up short on the road last week at Utah.
Keeton ended his day with 360 passing yards, five touchdowns and 77 rushing yards. He completed 32 of 40 pass attempts to 10 different receivers. Utah State’s defense also put in a god effort, holding Air Force to just two third down conversions out of 15 and 270 yards of offense.
This is a pretty big win for Utah State, as they win their first game in the Mountain West Conference. Program and conference milestone victories aside, it was important for Utah State to bounce back the way they did this week. If Utah State would have lost this game who knows what their fortunes would have been this year, one filled with optimism.
Utah State plays FCS Weber State next week and travels to USC the following week. There is still plenty of time to take advantage of opportunities this season for the Aggies.