The Utah State Aggies entered this game against the BYU Cougars as a 21-point underdog, but after the first half Utah State takes a 28-14 lead over BYU. BYU got on the board extremely quickly on its first drive when Taysom Hill connected with a 53-yard pass to Jordan Leslie which set up an 11-yard touchdown pass to go up 7-0.
The teams exchanged punts before Utah State was able to tie the game on a 7-yard touchdown pass to Devonte Robinson, and that touchdown was set up after a personal foul was called against BYU to extend the drive.
Utah State ties the game against BYU on a 7 yard pass to Devonte Robinson http://t.co/75z6URdIhS— MWCConnection.com (@MWCConnection) October 4, 2014
The Aggies are taking advantage of BYU's miscues for their scores, and some of these mistakes were huge against the Cougars. This offsides on a field goal attempt ended up being a Utah State touchdown a few players later. Not sure what Jordan Johnson was thinking.
BYU's Jordan Johnson makes a bad decision with USU's on 4th & 4: #USUvsBYU https://t.co/y9vMSD0VTs via @vineapp— MWCConnection.com (@MWCConnection) October 4, 2014
The touchdown that occurred a few plays later on this drive was a 5-yard touchdown run to tie the game. BYU running back Jamaal Williams then fumbled on the next drive and Utah State took advantage of that miscue and Garretson connected with Robinson for a 22-yard touchdown pass.
Then the biggest news of the half came on BYU's next drive when Hill was off and running but his left ankle was trapped under Utah State defensive back Brian Suite and Hill left the game. The injury for the BYU quarterback does not look good and the team will not be the same.
Utah State got the ball back one last time and Garretson converted a 72-yard touchdown pass
HALFTIME: Utah State 28, BYU 14. The Aggies scored a minute before halftime with a 72-yd TD pass. http://t.co/e21QgBnXkP #USUvsBYU— ESPN CollegeFootball (@ESPNCFB) October 4, 2014
With that score Utah State goes up 28-14.
One other major note that is overlooked is that star linebacker Nick Vigil has been moonlighting as a running back and has seven carries for 35 yards and leads Utah State in rushing.