Utah State 27, Utah 20

Date - Friday, September 7, 2012 8:00 PM
Location - Romney Stadium
Attendance - 25513

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 OT T
Utah 0 3 10 7 20
Utah State 13 0 0 7 7 27

Recap


Utah State 27, Utah 20 (OT): Kerwynn Williams ran for the go-ahead score in overtime and Utah State’s defense held as the Aggies ended a 12-game losing streak to rival Utah in the 110th meeting of the “Battle of Brothers.”

Chuckie Keeton threw two touchdowns and set up the game-winning score with a 23-yard scamper for Utah State (2-0). The Aggies, coming off their first bowl appearance since 1997 – the same year they last beat Utah – proved they can finally hang with the Utes after losing the previous 12 meetings by an average of 24.1 points.

Utah (1-1) left Logan with a loss and perhaps a quarterback controversy. The offense was much more efficient after starter Jordan Wynn was knocked out of the game with a shoulder injury late in the first half (X-rays were negative).  

After Utah’s Coleman Petersen missed a 52-yard field goal in the final seconds of regulation, Utah State was forced to start with the ball in overtime. On 3rd-and-8, Keeton, unable to find an open receiver, took off down the left sideline for 23 yards to the 1-yard line. One play later, Williams burst into the end zone untouched.

Utah backup quarterback Jon Hays hit Jake Murphy for an apparent 6-yard touchdown on the ensuing possession, but it was wiped out by an offensive pass interference call. Hays' toss into the end zone fell incomplete on fourth down and the Aggies’ faithful stormed the field in celebration.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Wynn was 6-of-11 for 47 yards before leaving.  … The Utes managed just 58 yards over their first seven drives. ... Utah defensive lineman Joe Kruger was ejected in the fourth quarter for throwing a punch. … The Aggies had a blocked punt that went for a touchdown in the first quarter – the first time they accomplished the feat in 10 years. … Wynn had two shoulder surgeries in a 10-month span last season.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 7:59
Utah State   TD  Utah State 7 - Utah 0
1st Quarter - 0:03
Utah State   TD  Utah State 13 - Utah 0
2nd Quarter - 0:00
Utah   FG  Utah State 13 - Utah 3
3rd Quarter - 11:34
Utah   TD  Utah State 13 - Utah 10
3rd Quarter - 4:22
Utah   FG  Utah State 13 - Utah 13
4th Quarter - 9:10
Utah State   TD  Utah State 20 - Utah 13
4th Quarter - 3:19
Utah   TD  Utah State 20 - Utah 20
OT - 15:00
Utah State   TD  Utah State 27 - Utah 20
TEAMS

Team Records

  Utah Utah State
W/L 1 - 1 - 0 2 - 0 - 0
Conference 0 - 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  Utah Utah State
Score 20 27
First Downs 19 16
3rd Down Efficiency 2-for-17
12%
2-for-13
15%
4th Down Efficiency 1-for-2
50%
0-for-1
0%
Total Yards 325 380
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 42-96 35-164
Average/Rush 2.3 4.7
Passing
Comp-Att 19-39 22-32
Passing Yards 229 216
Average/Pass Play 5.5 6.4
Penalties-Yards 10-87 12-101
Fumbles-Lost 1-1 4-2
Interceptions Thrown 0 0
Time of Possession 34:50 25:10

PLAYER STATS

Utah (1 - 1)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
J. Hays 12/26 154 1 0
J. Wynn 6/11 47 0 0
T. Wilson 1/1 28 1 0
Utah State (2 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
C. Keeton 22/32 216 2 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
J. White IV 27 96 3.6 0
D. Anderson 2 19 9.5 0
J. Hays 3 15 5.0 0
J. Oliver 1 3 3.0 0
T. Wilson 3 3 1.0 0
R. Dunn 2 -4 -2.0 0
J. Wynn 3 -28 -9.3 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
K. Williams 17 95 5.6 1
C. Keeton 17 86 5.1 0
C. Christensen 0 0 0.0 1
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
K. Scott 3 82 27.3 2
D. Christopher 6 56 9.3 0
D. Rolf 2 46 23.0 0
J. White IV 3 23 7.7 0
L. Matthews 2 13 6.5 0
D. Anderson 1 5 5.0 0
J. Murphy 1 2 2.0 0
S. Fitzgerald 1 2 2.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
K. Bartlett 8 47 5.9 1
T. Reynolds 3 35 11.7 0
T. Van Leeuwen 1 28 28.0 0
M. Austin 2 28 14.0 0
C. Jacobs 2 18 9.0 0
C. Webb 2 18 9.0 0
B. Swindall 2 16 8.0 0
J. Hill 1 15 15.0 1
R. Marshall 1 11 11.0 0