The 8-yard pass capped a 13-play, 83-yard drive. Kennedy and Austin collaborated on another scoring pass, with 1:39 left in the first half, to give Utah State (7-6, 6-2 in WAC) a 14-7 lead.
Kennedy completed 12 of 16 passes for 123 yards. He also rushed for 96 yards, part of a 395-yard effort on the ground. Michael Smith ran for 121 yards and Robert Turbin had 98. Utah State had 515 yards total offense.
New Mexico State (4-9, 2-4) took a 21-17 lead with 8:29 left in the game on a 3-yard run by Kenny Turner.
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The Sooners' talented defense must slow Houston QB Greg Ward when the two teams meet at NRG Stadium on Sept. 3.
Jim Grobe's reported $1.25 million salary as Baylor interim coach ranks as the eighth-highest in the Big 12, ahead of Iowa State's Matt Campbell and Kansas' David Beaty.
Clemson coach Dabo Swinney joins Mike & Mike and shares his passion for the game of football and believes there should be no concerns heading into the future regarding the sport.
Ohio State fell short of a Big Ten title game appearance last season. Will the Buckeyes get back for the third time in four seasons? Or will Michigan take over the East Division?