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Utah State football: Chuckie Keeton moving up in USU record book

Published September 7, 2013 10:52 pm

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Colorado Springs, Colo. • As a junior, Chuckie Keeton is already rewriting the Aggies' record books. Although he has to cross his own name out for some of the marks.

The quarterback's five passing touchdowns matched his career best, which is also his own school record. Keeton has now thrown for at least four touchdowns three times in his career. He also broke a previous career high he set last week against Utah, finishing with 32 completions on Saturday.

In program history, Keeton is moving up. He's now fourth all time with 6,321 yards of total offense, passing Brett Snyder and Eric Hipple in Saturday's game. His 444 career completions puts him ahead of Travis Cox for seventh-place all-time.

Aggies deal Calhoun worst home loss at Air Force

The Aggies first game in the Mountain West was Troy Calhoun's worst since coming to Air Force by many measure.

The Falcons' head coach had previously only lost by 16 points at home, but Utah State's 52-20 thrashing doubled that total. The points allowed by Air Force's defense were also the most in Calhoun's history at the school.

As a coach, Calhoun lost his 19th Mountain West game, and fell to 29-10 overall at Falcon Stadium, a venue Air Force usually protects with more success.

Third down no problem for Utah State

Utah State's offense ranked in the top 20 nationally in third-down conversion percentage after the season's opening weekend, and the Aggies should move up after another successful showing Saturday.

USU converted 11 of 15 third-down plays against Air Force, enabling the Aggies to post 577 total yards and keep the ball for 32 minutes, even with their fast-paced approach. The Aggies have gone 21 for 32 (.656) on third down through two games.