LOGAN, Utah (AP) - Joe Hill rushed for 116 yards and three touchdowns and Chuckie Keeton completed 22 of 26 passes for 304 yards and two scores as Utah State rolled to a 34-3 season-opening victory over Southern Utah on Thursday night.
Utah State built a 21-0 first-quarter lead as Keeton threw scoring passes to Chuck Jacobs of 48 yards and Matt Austin for 35 yards. Hill reached the end zone from 27 yards out to make it 21-0 and the Aggies were not challenged after that.
Utah State's defense pressured Southern Utah quarterback Brad Sorensen most of the night. He completed just 12 of 31 passes for 153 yards and an interception, and was sacked twice.
|UTAHST||Chuck Jacobs 48 yd pass from Chuckie Keeton (Brock Warren kick)|
|UTAHST||Matt Austin 35 yd pass from Chuckie Keeton (Brock Warren kick)|
|UTAHST||Joe Hill 27 yd run (Brock Warren kick)|
|SUT||Colton Cook 22 yd FG|
|UTAHST||Joe Hill 19 yd run (Brock Warren kick)|
|UTAHST||Joe Hill 33 yd run (failed 2pt rush)|
|Third Down Efficiency||3-15||8-12|
|Fourth Down Efficiency||0-1||0-1|
|Kick Return Yds||78||44|
|Punt Return Yds||0||40|
|Time of Poss.||26:25||33:35|
|SUT: Henna Brown 9-21, Brian Wilson 10-20, Myles Crawford-Harris 4-12, Brad Sorensen 4-3|
|UTAHST: Joe Hill 11-116, Kerwynn Williams 15-63, Robert Marshall 9-53, Kelvin Lee 6-20, Chuckie Keeton 6-15, Abou Toure 2-6, Adam Kennedy 1-5, Team 1--1|
|SUT: Brad Sorensen 12-31-153-1|
|UTAHST: Chuckie Keeton 22-26-304-1, Adam Kennedy 1-1-0-0|
|SUT: Fatu Moala 5-68, Henna Brown 3-24, Cameron Morgan 1-29, Griff McNabb 1-18, Malik Brown 1-12, Mitch Jessop 1-2|
|UTAHST: Matt Austin 5-119, Chuck Jacobs 4-64, Travis Reynolds 3-18, Kellen Bartlett 2-21, Bruce Natson 2-19, Kerwynn Williams 2-15, Cameron Webb 2-7, Joe Hill 1-17, Keegan Andersen 1-16, Travis Van Leeuwen 1-8|