Boxscore
Utah State 41, Toledo 15
Saturday, December 15, 2012 4:30 PM
Location - Bronco Stadium
Attendance - 29243

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Toledo 3 3 0 9 15
Utah State 7 3 3 28 41

Recap


No. 20 Utah State 41, Toledo 15: Kerwynn Williams rushed for 235 yards and three fourth-quarter touchdowns as the Aggies pulled away from the Rockets at the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl in Boise for their first bowl victory since 1993.

Williams’ 63-yard touchdown run with 6:57 remaining gave Utah State (11-2) a 20-9 lead and the senior added two more scores from 5 and 25 yards. Quarterback Chuckie Keeton registered 227 yards passing and 92 yards rushing, including a 62-yard touchdown run in the first quarter, as the Aggies won their seventh straight.

Utah State limited Toledo (9-4) to three points on three drives deep into Aggies territory in the second half. Kyler Fackrell intercepted Austin Dantin, the Rockets failed on fourth-and-1 at the 9-yard line and a Jeremiah Detmer 29-yard field goal pulled Toledo within 13-9 with 7:28 left in the game.

Toledo’s senior linebacker Dan Molls, the leading tackler in the nation, suffered a concussion on the opening kickoff and did not return. Rockets running back David Fluellen, eighth in the country in rushing, was also lost with an ankle injury late in the first quarter. Fluellen had 38 yards on seven carries.

The Rockets still hung around in the first half, getting a pair of 37-yard field goals by Detmer. Keeton’s touchdown run on an option play with 3:07 left in the first quarter and a Nick Diaz 27-yard field goal as time expired in the second gave Utah State a 10-6 halftime lead.

GAME NOTEBOOK: QB Terrance Owens, who threw for 14 touchdowns before missing the last regular-season game with an ankle injury for Toledo, did not play until the fourth quarter and was 6-of-17 for 30 yards. … Utah State, which lost 24-23 to Ohio in last season’s Potato Bowl, improved to 2-6 in bowls. … Bernard Reedy had six receptions for 62 yards, rushed for 50 and scored on an 87-yard kickoff return for Toledo, which is 8-5 in bowl games.
 
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 13:06
Toledo   FG  Utah State 0 - Toledo 3
1st Quarter - 3:07
Utah State   TD  Utah State 7 - Toledo 3
2nd Quarter - 9:57
Toledo   FG  Utah State 7 - Toledo 6
2nd Quarter - 0:00
Utah State   FG  Utah State 10 - Toledo 6
3rd Quarter - 11:12
Utah State   FG  Utah State 13 - Toledo 6
4th Quarter - 7:28
Toledo   FG  Utah State 13 - Toledo 9
4th Quarter - 6:57
Utah State   TD  Utah State 20 - Toledo 9
4th Quarter - 4:55
Utah State   TD  Utah State 27 - Toledo 9
4th Quarter - 3:41
Utah State   TD  Utah State 34 - Toledo 9
4th Quarter - 3:29
Toledo   TD  Utah State 34 - Toledo 15
4th Quarter - 1:42
Utah State   TD  Utah State 41 - Toledo 15
TEAMS

Team Records

  Toledo Utah State
W/L 9 - 4 - 0 11 - 2 - 0
Conference 6 - 2 - 0 6 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  Toledo Utah State
Score 15 41
First Downs 18 22
3rd Down Efficiency 6-for-17
35%
5-for-11
45%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-2
0%
0-for-1
0%
Total Yards 315 582
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 37-142 31-353
Average/Rush 3.8 11.4
Passing
Comp-Att 19-39 21-31
Passing Yards 173 229
Average/Pass Play 4.1 7.4
Penalties-Yards 7-54 8-89
Fumbles-Lost 0-0 2-2
Interceptions Thrown 2 0
Time of Possession 35:55 24:05

PLAYER STATS

Toledo (9 - 4)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
A. Dantin 12/21 132 0 2
T. Owens 6/17 30 0 0
D. Macon 1/1 11 0 0
Utah State (11 - 2)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
C. Keeton 21/31 229 0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
B. Reedy 10 50 5.0 0
D. Fluellen 7 38 5.4 0
C. McDowell 5 21 4.2 0
D. Pasquale 6 17 2.8 0
T. Owens 2 14 7.0 0
A. Dantin 6 6 1.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
K. Williams 18 235 13.1 3
C. Keeton 9 92 10.2 1
J. Hill 3 26 8.7 1
N. Diaz 1 0 0.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
B. Reedy 6 62 10.3 0
A. Russell 2 35 17.5 0
C. McDowell 1 18 18.0 0
J. Olack 3 17 5.7 0
C. Scott 2 12 6.0 0
T. Owens 1 11 11.0 0
D. Pasquale 2 9 4.5 0
D. Macon 1 5 5.0 0
J. Davidson 1 4 4.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
M. Austin 6 77 12.8 0
C. Jacobs 5 58 11.6 0
K. Williams 2 34 17.0 0
T. Reynolds 2 27 13.5 0
B. Natson 4 16 4.0 0
K. Bartlett 1 11 11.0 0
C. Webb 1 6 6.0 0