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Utah vs. Utah State halftime score: Aggies score late in half, lead 17-14

Utah State has a late drive to take a 17-14 lead at the half.

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The Utah State Aggies recovered from a poor first half against the Utah Utes where they trailed 14-3 after the first quarter, but the second quarter belonged to Utah State as they now lead 17-14. Utah State hurt themselves badly in the first quarter with multiple 15 yard penalties which help put Utah ahead early on.

However, in the second quarter the mistakes went away and then it became the Chuckie Keeton show. Keeton has 239 yards of Utah State's 301 total yards. He is 19 of 25 passing for 202 yards and two touchdowns, plus he has rushed for 37 yards.

The big rush play for Keeton came on a 16-yard run on a 3rd and 13, and he also did so without one shoe. Our friends over at Cowboy Altitude made a nice comment.

New starting running back Joe Hill is performing nicely with 44 yards on nine carries, and wide receiver Brandon Swindall has three receptions and both of the Aggies touchdowns.

The Utah State defense needs to match their offense if they want to get the upset win in Salt Lake City.