New Mexico State at Utah State

Utah St. 41, New Mexico St. 7


LOGAN, Utah (AP) - Chuckie Keeton threw for two touchdowns and ran for two more as Utah State easily defeated New Mexico State 41-7 on Saturday afternoon.

Keeton was 16 of 26 for 257 yards, including a 76-yard touchdown pass to Kerwy Williams to open the game. Keeton had seven carries for 81 yards, including a 76-yard run and a 9-yard run for touchdowns. Williams rushed for 82 yards, including a touchdown. Chuck Jacobs scored on a 49-yard pass from Keeton.

At halftime, Utah State (6-2, 2-0 Western Athletic) was up 28-0.

In the third quarter, New Mexico State (1-6, 0-3 Western Athletic) made the game 31-7 after Andrew Manley threw a 6-yard pass to Austin Franklin for a touchdown. Manley was 19 of 37 for 177 yards. Franklin had eight receptions for 84 yards and three carries for 16 yards.

With its win, Utah State is bowl eligible for the second-straight season.

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Scoring Summary
UTAHSTKerwynn Williams 76 yd pass from Chuckie Keeton (Nick Diaz kick)
UTAHSTChuck Jacobs 49 yd pass from Chuckie Keeton (Nick Diaz kick)
UTAHSTChuckie Keeton 76 yd run (Nick Diaz kick)
UTAHSTKerwynn Williams 3 yd run (Nick Diaz kick)
UTAHSTNick Diaz 53 yd FG
NMEXSTAustin Franklin 6 yd pass from Andrew Manley (Maxwell Johnson kick)
UTAHSTChuckie Keeton 9 yd run (Nick Diaz kick)
UTAHSTNick Diaz 48 yd FG
Team Stats
First Downs2120
Third Down Efficiency6-167-13
Fourth Down Efficiency1-20-0
Plays-Net Yards72-32163-516
Passing Yds189260
Kick Return Yds4749
Punt Return Yds048
Time of Poss.33:4226:18
Individual Stats
NMEXST: Germi Morrison 19-96, Travaughn Colwell 5-31, Austin Franklin 3-16, Andrew Manley 7--11
UTAHST: Kerwynn Williams 13-82, Chuckie Keeton 7-81, Kelvin Lee 5-46, Devonta Glover-Wright 5-39, Joe Hill 4-17, Team 1--1, Craig Harrison 1--8
NMEXST: Andrew Manley 19-37-177-1, Travaughn Colwell 1-1-12-0
UTAHST: Chuckie Keeton 16-26-257-0, Craig Harrison 1-1-3-0
NMEXST: Austin Franklin 8-84, Germi Morrison 4-28, Trevor Walls 3-37, Kemonte' Bateman 3-21, Joseph Matthews 1-12, Jerrel Brown 1-7
UTAHST: Chuck Jacobs 4-94, Kellen Bartlett 4-18, Kerwynn Williams 3-94, Travis Reynolds 2-25, Cameron Webb 2-25, Travis Van Leeuwen 1-3, Matt Austin 1-1
New Mexico State9th Sun Belt 1-32-5
Utah State5th Mountain West Mountain1-33-4

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