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Utah State report card: Aggies' effort not good enough, again, against BCS road opponent USC

Published: Saturday, Sept. 21 2013 5:50 p.m. MDT

Utah State quarterback Chuckie Keeton, right, is sacked by Southern California defensive end George Uko during the first half of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, in Los Angeles.

Mark J. Terrill, AP

Aggie fans have seen this before.

For a fifth-straight year, the Utah State football team came this close to beating a good BCS team in what was the program’s first ABC appearance in 35 years.

For the second-straight year, the point difference was a field goal. USU’s offense, led by junior quarterback Chuckie Keeton, was stymied. Utah State's defense did all it could to keep the Aggies in the game, but USU ultimately came up short against USC, 17-14.

Here's a breakdown of how the Aggies graded out against the Trojans.

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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