Scores

Final

Wyoming 19

(3-2, 1-1 away)

Utah State 63

(2-3, 2-1 home)

Coverage: GamePlan

8:00 PM ET, October 8, 2011

Romney Stadium, LOGAN, UT

1 2 3 4 T
WYO 12 7 0 019
USU 14 28 14 763

Top Performers

Passing: C. Keeton (USU) - 228 YDS, 5 TD

Rushing: R. Turbin (USU) - 20 CAR, 111 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: M. Smith (USU) - 2 REC, 68 YDS, 1 TD

Utah St. 63, Wyoming 19

Associated Press

LOGAN, Utah -- Chuckie Keeton threw five touchdown passes and Michael Smith ran for two more scores as Utah State cruised past Wyoming 63-19 on Saturday night.

Robert Turbin also ran for 109 yards, his fourth-consecutive 100-plus yard game for the Aggies (2-3). Turbin scored on the ground and caught a 19-yard Keeton pass for a score, becoming the Aggies' fourth all-time leading career scorer.

Wyoming (3-2) was led by Brett Smith, who threw for 265 yards on 28-of-46 attempts and an interception. Wyoming was held scoreless in the second half.

Keeton converted seven of seven third-down conversion attempts and USU never punted before the freshman was replaced with 4:05 remaining in the third quarter. He was 15-of-20 attempts and ran for 44 yards.

Utah State entered the game ranked 11th nationally in rushing, and ended the game with 318 yards on the ground and 548 total yards. The Aggies had 29 first downs in the game, their highest total of the season.

In the first half, Wyoming scored twice before USU's offense touched the ball. The Cowboys scored on their first possession, going 77 yards in seven plays, Brett Smith scoring on a short dive. USU's Kerwin Williams mishandled the ensuing kickoff and Wyoming jumped on the ball in the end zone for a 12-0 early lead.

The Aggies countered by scoring twice in the first quarter, the second one coming when Michael Smith scored on a 53-yard screen pass.

The first play of the second quarter was a 19-yard scoring pass to Turbin from Keeton, giving Utah State a 21-12 edge. The Aggies would score three more times in the second quarter and led 42-19 at halftime, the most points an Aggie team has scored in a half since 1991. Each of Keeton's scoring passes went to a different receiver. That list also included D.J. Tialavea, Tarren Lloyd and Stanley Morrison.

Utah State's final score, 4-yard run by Robert Marshall, gave the Aggies their highest point total since 1963.

The Aggies' return game also hit a season high, with Kerwynn Williams gaining 125 yards in kickoff returns (including one for 54 yards) and a 19-yard average in punt returns.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
WYO
USU
1st Downs2329
Total Yards394548
Passing265230
Rushing129318
Penalties4-618-80
3rd Down Conversions4-128-11
4th Down Conversions0-20-0
Turnovers21
Possession31:0628:54

Passing Leaders

WyomingC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Smith28/462655.801
Utah StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Keeton15/2021310.740

Rushing Leaders

WyomingCARYDSAVGTDLG
Alexander6498.2018
Muhammad5489.6018
Utah StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Turbin201115.6115
Williams6559.2015

Receiving Leaders

WyomingRECYDSAVGTDLG
McNeill67011.7037
Doctson66010.0021
Utah StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Smith15353.0153
Moats34414.7022

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERWYOUSU
TD12:12Brett Smith 2 Yd Run (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 60
TD12:06James Caraway Recovered Fumble In End Zone (Pat Failed) 120
TD10:20Robert Turbin 1 Yd Run (Josh Thompson Kick) 127
TD06:48Michael Smith 53 Yd Pass From Chuckie Keeton (Josh Thompson Kick) 1214
SECOND QUARTERWYOUSU
TD14:52Robert Turbin 19 Yd Pass From Chuckie Keeton (Josh Thompson Kick) 1221
TD12:54Brandon Miller 2 Yd Run (Stuart Williams Kick) 1921
TD10:37D.J. Tialavea 18 Yd Pass From Chuckie Keeton (Josh Thompson Kick) 1928
TD05:03Stanley Morrison 8 Yd Run (Josh Thompson Kick) 1935
TD02:17Tarren Lloyd 6 Yd Pass From Chuckie Keeton (Josh Thompson Kick) 1942
THIRD QUARTERWYOUSU
TD13:45Michael Smith 14 Yd Run (Josh Thompson Kick) 1949
TD07:08Michael Smith 1 Yd Run (Josh Thompson Kick) 1956
FOURTH QUARTERWYOUSU
TD02:53Robert Marshall 4 Yd Run (Josh Thompson Kick) 1963