Utah State report card: Aggies come up short — again — against BCS road opponent

Published: Saturday, Sept. 21 2013 7:29 p.m. MDT

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.

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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West Valley, UT

I think USU defense did pretty good against USC, since USC had great field advantage during the whole game. USU punter is at fault and the offense by not moving the ball. I know USC offense was not playing that good, but still to hold USC from scoring more than two touchdowns with their field advantage means the defense did pretty good, or USC offense is really bad. But USU has an overall defense ranking of 13th in the nation.

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