Scores

Final

New Mexico St 7

(1-6, 0-3 Sun Belt)

Utah State 41

(6-2, 2-0 MW)

Coverage: GamePlan

3:00 PM ET, October 20, 2012

Romney Stadium, Logan, UT

1 2 3 4 T
NMSU 0 0 7 07
USU 14 14 10 341

Top Performers

Passing: C. Keeton (USU) - 257 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: C. Keeton (USU) - 7 CAR, 81 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: A. Franklin (NMSU) - 8 REC, 84 YDS, 1 TD

Utah St. 41, New Mexico St. 7

Associated Press

LOGAN, Utah -- Chuckie Keeton threw for two touchdowns and ran for two more as Utah State easily defeated New Mexico State 41-7 on Saturday afternoon.

Keeton was 16 of 26 for 257 yards, including a 76-yard touchdown pass to Kerwy Williams to open the game. Keeton had seven carries for 81 yards, including a 76-yard run and a 9-yard run for touchdowns. Williams rushed for 82 yards, including a touchdown. Chuck Jacobs scored on a 49-yard pass from Keeton.

At halftime, Utah State (6-2, 2-0 Western Athletic) was up 28-0.

In the third quarter, New Mexico State (1-6, 0-3 Western Athletic) made the game 31-7 after Andrew Manley threw a 6-yard pass to Austin Franklin for a touchdown. Manley was 19 of 37 for 177 yards. Franklin had eight receptions for 84 yards and three carries for 16 yards.

With its win, Utah State is bowl eligible for the second-straight season.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NMSU
USU
1st Downs2120
Total Yards321516
Passing189260
Rushing132256
Penalties1-158-76
3rd Down Conversions6-167-13
4th Down Conversions1-20-0
Turnovers20
Possession33:4226:18

Passing Leaders

New Mexico StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Manley19/371774.811
Utah StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Keeton16/262579.920

Rushing Leaders

New Mexico StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Morrison19965.1016
Colwell5316.2016
Utah StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Williams13826.3125
Keeton78111.6276

Receiving Leaders

New Mexico StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Franklin88410.5129
Walls33712.3029
Utah StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Jacobs49423.5149
Williams39431.3176

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERNMSUUSU
TD14:38Kerwynn Williams 76 Yd Pass From Chuckie Keeton (Nick Diaz Kick) 07
TD06:26Chuck Jacobs 49 Yd Pass From Chuckie Keeton (Nick Diaz Kick) 014
SECOND QUARTERNMSUUSU
TD14:49Chuckie Keeton 76 Yd Run (Nick Diaz Kick) 021
TD00:39Kerwynn Williams 3 Yd Run (Nick Diaz Kick) 028
THIRD QUARTERNMSUUSU
FG10:48Nick Diaz 53 Yd 031
TD08:15Austin Franklin 6 Yd Pass From Andrew Manley (Marcus Johnson Kick) 731
TD01:01Chuckie Keeton 9 Yd Run (Nick Diaz Kick) 738
FOURTH QUARTERNMSUUSU
FG12:13Nick Diaz 48 Yd 741