Utah, Utah State report card: Keeton shines in 1st half, defense weak on both sides

Published: Thursday, Aug. 29 2013 10:20 p.m. MDT

Tight end Jake Murphy (82) of the Utah Utes scores against Utah State University during NCAA football in Salt Lake City, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013.

Ravell Call, Deseret News

The difference between Utah and Utah State Thursday night went right down the field. A surprise onside kick late in the third quarter set the stage for a fourth stanza that saw the Utes prevail, 30-26.

Here's a closer look at both the Utes and the Aggies, position by position, as they performed in Thursday's football contest, beginning with the offenses.

Rhett Wilkinson is a project manager for UtahPolicy.com and hails the true-blooded Aggies from Utah. The co-founder of magazine Aggie BluePrint.com, he's been an intern for the Deseret News and other publications. rhett.wilkinson@usu.edu | @wilklogan

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