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Sophomore Darell Garretson, who played the second half of USU's 36-24 win over Wake Forest on Saturday, will get the start ag... Utah State quarterback Chuckie Keeton won't play against Arkansas State Saturday, but his knee injury doesn't appear bad enough to sideline him for the season. Utah State coach Matt Wells said Monday that medical exams, including an MRI, showed Keeton's knee is structurally sound but Keeton is "banged up," enough to the point he can't play Saturday against the Red Wolves. Sophomore Darell Garretson, who played the second half of USU's 36-24 win over Wake Forest on Saturday, will get the start ag... <img src="http://mngislctrib.112.2O7.net/b/ss/mngislctrib/1/H.17--NS/0?&pageName=RSS" height="1" width="1" border="0" alt=""/> 58416414@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 14:13:39 MDT Football players, volleyball standout earn awards http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsususports/58416167-55/named-week-awards-volleyball.html.csp Couple of awards to announce for the Aggies today. Zach Vigil was named the MWC Defensive Player of the Week for returning an interception 37 yards for a touchdown against Wake Forest in addition to finished with four tackles and a pass breakup. Vigil was also named the Linebacker of the Week by the College Football Performance awards while teammate B.J. Larsen was named the Defensive Lineman of the Week. Larsen had four tackles Saturday, including three sacks and a pass breakup. In volleyball... Couple of awards to announce for the Aggies today. Zach Vigil was named the MWC Defensive Player of the Week for returning an interception 37 yards for a touchdown against Wake Forest in addition to finished with four tackles and a pass breakup. Vigil was also named the Linebacker of the Week by the College Football Performance awards while teammate B.J. Larsen was named the Defensive Lineman of the Week. Larsen had four tackles Saturday, including three sacks and a pass breakup. In volleyball... 58416167@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 11:20:02 MDT Former Aggie Lawson suffers injury http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsususports/58414662-55/keeton-injury-lawson-aggies.html.csp While we await news on Chuckie Keeton's status, another Aggie-related player went down with an injury Sunday as Nevin Lawson, now a rookie corner for Detroit, suffered a dislocated foot and had surgery immediately according to this report. The injury was so bad doctors decided the best course of action was immediate surgery rather than wait until Lawson returned to Detroit. Hopefully the prognosis is better for Keeton, who watched the second half of Utah State's win over Wake Forest from the si... While we await news on Chuckie Keeton's status, another Aggie-related player went down with an injury Sunday as Nevin Lawson, now a rookie corner for Detroit, suffered a dislocated foot and had surgery immediately according to this report. The injury was so bad doctors decided the best course of action was immediate surgery rather than wait until Lawson returned to Detroit. Hopefully the prognosis is better for Keeton, who watched the second half of Utah State's win over Wake Forest from the si... 58414662@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 11:00:07 MDT Live blog: Wake Forest 7-0, Aggies need to focus on run game http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsususports/58410436-55/aggies-game-keeton-offense.html.csp Chuckie Keeton promised the offense would be better this week, but so far the quarterback looks like he is pressing too much to make that happen. Keeton has thrown one interception off a bad decision and has had two other balls that were nearly picked off. Waiting for the Aggies to turn to the run game to get the offense going like it did last week. Like the way JoJo Natson is finding the edges, perhaps the Aggies can get him more involved. Chuckie Keeton promised the offense would be better this week, but so far the quarterback looks like he is pressing too much to make that happen. Keeton has thrown one interception off a bad decision and has had two other balls that were nearly picked off. Waiting for the Aggies to turn to the run game to get the offense going like it did last week. Like the way JoJo Natson is finding the edges, perhaps the Aggies can get him more involved. 58410436@www.sltrib.com Sat, 13 Sep 2014 17:34:02 MDT USU Football LIVE Blog: Aggies beat Wake Forest 36-24 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsususports/58410338-55/touchdown-aggies-garretson-yards.html.csp Logan • Just a few days ago Utah State coach Matt Wells was talking about how unpredictable football seasons can be, relating it to last year’s adversity when Joe Hill and quarterback Chuckie Keeton suffered season-ending injuries. “You can’t predict anything,” he said. No you can’t, but you can feel a little deja vu. The future looks uncertain once more for the Aggies’ offense as Keeton sat out the second-half of the Aggies 36-24 win over Wake Forest Saturday in Romney Stadium with a leg injury... Logan • Just a few days ago Utah State coach Matt Wells was talking about how unpredictable football seasons can be, relating it to last year’s adversity when Joe Hill and quarterback Chuckie Keeton suffered season-ending injuries. “You can’t predict anything,” he said. No you can’t, but you can feel a little deja vu. The future looks uncertain once more for the Aggies’ offense as Keeton sat out the second-half of the Aggies 36-24 win over Wake Forest Saturday in Romney Stadium with a leg injury... 58410338@www.sltrib.com Sat, 13 Sep 2014 17:22:26 MDT USU Football LIVE Blog: Aggies, Wake Forest getting underway http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsususports/58410178-55/game-aggies-forest-twitter.html.csp Talking to quarterback Chuckie Keeton earlier this week, he didn't think this game against Wake Forest could be a so-called trap game. "They're all the same to me," he said. Still, I wonder if Aggie fans are a little nervous about this game? It certainly doesn't have the hype of Utah State's game against Tennessee with Wake Forest struggling in recent seasons. However, the Demon Deacons have had a decent defense recently and with the way the Aggies' offense has struggled, perhaps a few worry lin... Talking to quarterback Chuckie Keeton earlier this week, he didn't think this game against Wake Forest could be a so-called trap game. "They're all the same to me," he said. Still, I wonder if Aggie fans are a little nervous about this game? It certainly doesn't have the hype of Utah State's game against Tennessee with Wake Forest struggling in recent seasons. However, the Demon Deacons have had a decent defense recently and with the way the Aggies' offense has struggled, perhaps a few worry lin... 58410178@www.sltrib.com Sat, 13 Sep 2014 16:56:08 MDT Keeton says offensive improvement starts with the QB http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsususports/58400067-55/keeton-offensive-ball-starts.html.csp Quarterback Chuckie Keeton knows the Aggies' offense has to play better, and that improvement starts with himself, he said following Wednesday's practice. "The biggest thing is we have to execute 11 as one," he said. "I know I haven't been playing well enough and I am trying to improve because it all starts with me. We need to be 11 strong with everyone being on the same page and at the same speed." Keeton said the offensive issues are partially due to new guys learning their roles along the off... Quarterback Chuckie Keeton knows the Aggies' offense has to play better, and that improvement starts with himself, he said following Wednesday's practice. "The biggest thing is we have to execute 11 as one," he said. "I know I haven't been playing well enough and I am trying to improve because it all starts with me. We need to be 11 strong with everyone being on the same page and at the same speed." Keeton said the offensive issues are partially due to new guys learning their roles along the off... 58400067@www.sltrib.com Wed, 10 Sep 2014 20:05:03 MDT Keep tabs on the opponents, catch up with the MWC notebook http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsususports/58398135-55/game-yards-week-state.html.csp This is a notebook compiled by MWC beat writers that is produced weekly. Enjoy! MOUNTAIN DIVISIONAIR FORCEIn giving up just 51 rushing yards and holding Wyoming to 17 points, Air Force proved to itself that its defensive improvements are, in fact, for real.The downside, of course, was that those 17 points were four more than the Falcons' offense scored."If you play well for 57 minutes and then the last three let it go and don't come home with a victory, we didn't do our job," Air Force defensiv... This is a notebook compiled by MWC beat writers that is produced weekly. Enjoy! MOUNTAIN DIVISIONAIR FORCEIn giving up just 51 rushing yards and holding Wyoming to 17 points, Air Force proved to itself that its defensive improvements are, in fact, for real.The downside, of course, was that those 17 points were four more than the Falcons' offense scored."If you play well for 57 minutes and then the last three let it go and don't come home with a victory, we didn't do our job," Air Force defensiv... 58398135@www.sltrib.com Wed, 10 Sep 2014 16:21:51 MDT Wake Forest not taking Aggies lightly http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsususports/58398876-55/aggies-certainly-clawson-lot.html.csp Wake Forest coach Dave Clawson was extremely complimentary of the Aggies during the ACC conference call today, saying his team would face what he believes is one of the best defenses in the country. "They are very well coached, they are multiple, which gave us problems when we played Monroe," he said. "They are very extremely physical up front and they have some seniors and juniors that have played a lot of football. We have got a young offensive line that's continuing to grow together so we hav... Wake Forest coach Dave Clawson was extremely complimentary of the Aggies during the ACC conference call today, saying his team would face what he believes is one of the best defenses in the country. "They are very well coached, they are multiple, which gave us problems when we played Monroe," he said. "They are very extremely physical up front and they have some seniors and juniors that have played a lot of football. We have got a young offensive line that's continuing to grow together so we hav... 58398876@www.sltrib.com Wed, 10 Sep 2014 16:21:51 MDT Wake Forest down a QB http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsususports/58393565-55/forest-wake-quarterback-aggies.html.csp Wake Forest has one less option at quarterback against the Aggies with Wake Forest announcing backup quarterback Kevin Sousa has been indefinitely suspended for a violation of team rules. The redshirt junior has not played this year. Wake Forest's starting quarterback is John Wolford, a 6-foot-1, 205-pound freshman who is 42-of-60 for 388 yards, two touchdowns and four interceptions this season. His backup is redshirt sophomore Tyler Cameron. Utah State coach Matt Wells didn't slight Wolford for... Wake Forest has one less option at quarterback against the Aggies with Wake Forest announcing backup quarterback Kevin Sousa has been indefinitely suspended for a violation of team rules. The redshirt junior has not played this year. Wake Forest's starting quarterback is John Wolford, a 6-foot-1, 205-pound freshman who is 42-of-60 for 388 yards, two touchdowns and four interceptions this season. His backup is redshirt sophomore Tyler Cameron. Utah State coach Matt Wells didn't slight Wolford for... 58393565@www.sltrib.com Tue, 09 Sep 2014 11:06:02 MDT