UteologyEast Salt Lake City, UtahAfter the injury: Hill
13/24 232 YDS 3 TDS 1 INT===Keeton would have shut down Hill
Wondering if BYU's future opponents are changing their game plans with
their pass-first dual-threat QBs. First Ash is out for an undetermined time due
to a concussion, and now Keeton out for the season. Will Georgia Tech's QB
be able to hold up to the punishment he'll get from the LBs running the
option? I imagine they'll hit him every chance they get, even if he pitches
to Aggie fans, I hope Keeton heals well, I was sorry to see him get hurt. Hope
the rest of your season fares well. You have a good defense and they'll
have to step up and help pick up some of the slack. They're very physical
and very capable.@UteologyKeeton has had great games versus
Utah the past 2 yrs. He torched Utah's D this year for 300+ yds and nearly
100 yds rushing and completed 75% of his passes. In 2012 he had over 300 yds
total offense and led them to a win over the Utes. He's pretty much had his
way with you guys.Conversely he has struggled vs BYU's defense
3 yrs in a row, he has averaged 165 yds passing, 23 yds rushing on 10 carries
(2.3 ypc) and a PER of 109. This year was no different from the beginning of the
game (pick 6 by Van Noy) to the point when he got hurt and left the game (4-10
passing for 26 yds). His injury didn't have any effect on Hill's
performance. Hill had a good game passing vs Utah St last year and again this
I think BYU wins this game with or without Chuckie. He is a great player...sad
to see him go down. The USU defense is what Taysom Hill was going against. He
had a good game. As for Brad...he must be living under a rock!
Here we go with the Ute trolls again,Uteology said "Hill was
also struggling at that point of the game, and Hill was able to have a career
game after Keeton went down." FYI, Keeton didn't play defense for USU.
Since you are big on statistics Uteology, why don't you tell us
Wilson's quarterback rating for the UCLA game and compare that with
Hill's rating with no spin, "yeah buts" or "if onlies."
Nothing but respect for Chuckie Keeton! May you heal speedily and completely!
NevadaCougOverton, NVKeeton wasn't doing that well when
he was in the game. Sure, he could have stepped up big time and done what he
usually does. But there is not guarantee he would have been much better.-------------True there is not guarantee but there is a
strong probability Keeton's numbers would have improved. The best defense
he's played so far is at USC and his QB rating in that game was 109 because
he struggled running the ball (minus 1.3 per rush). Against BYU is was
averaging 5.7 yards per rush.Hill was also struggling at that point
of the game, and Hill was able to have a career game after Keeton went down.Before the injury Utah State 7 BYU 10:Passing: Keeton 4/10
26 YDS 1 TD 1 INT (Hill 4/7 46 YDS 0 TD 0 INT)Rushing: Keeton 17 YDS 5.7
per carry (Hill -4 YDS and fumble)After the injury: Hill 13/24 232
YDS 3 TDS 1 INT
CryRed,Kind of like the beatdown chuckie put on BYU last year huh?
Go Cougars, Go Bruins.
Get well soon Chuckie the team needs you. It will be very hard without your
skills and leadership. Different game with you in there.
Chuckie get well soon. Nobody knows what would have happened if Chuckie was able
to play the whole game. I think it would have been a lot closer game. Hard road
ahead without Chuckie. I hope all the teams in Utah have a great year.
When any team wins it's good for the state.
@ GoRed - WEST VALLEY CITY, UT "@sports are great - "Keeton
wouldn't have changed (the game) nearly enough." Huh? Have you not
been watching college football this year? This guy is one if the most dominant
players in the country. With Keeton, Utah State puts a beat-down on your
Cougars."A "beatdown"?Tell me, why is it
that when BYU lost Jamal Willimas in the BYU-Utah game, you guys said you
"dominated" BYU, but when USU loses Keeton, it's "USU would
have delivered a beatdown"?Why is that?
Football with all the injuries and concussions is becoming depressing to follow
and watch. USU lost one player and went from possibly winning 9 or 10 games
this year to be lucky if they win 5; and they have already won 3. They have no
backup that can take over like Kennedy did before. It's sad
Re: GoRed"With Keeton, Utah State puts a beat-down on your
Cougars."Sounds like more sour grapes and whining from a utah
fan. Too bad you didn't have something to cheer about from your precious
team in Salt Lake this weekend. The dream world of utah fans is crashing down
around them.Honestly, BYU played a more complete game on both
offense and defense. The better team won again this year. I don't
understand why utah fans try so hard to be a bad reflection of the university
they revere so passionately.
@Sports Are Great"Keeton wouldn't have changed (the game)
nearly enough."As a Cougar fan, I disagree. BYU might still have
won, but the fact is Keeton gives the Aggie offense a ton more strength and
confidence. The game would have been much, much closer. @GoRedYou said "Huh? Have you not been watching college football this
year? This guy is one if the most dominant players in the country. With Keeton,
Utah State puts a beat-down on your Cougars."I disagree with you
as well, for two reasons.#1 - Even before he got hurt, Keeton was
only 4 of 10 for passing including a pick six to Kyle Van Noy to start the game.
#2 - The Aggie defense was supposed to dominate Taysom Hill and the
BYU offense. Instead, Hill had his best passing efficiency numbers of the whole
season and the Cougars scored 31 points, even without a scoring a single point
in the 4th quarter. I am glad to see BYU win, but it wasn't as
enjoyable because I would have preferred to see Keeton play the whole game.I truly hope Keeton can recover from his injury because he's an
@sports are great"Keeton wouldn't have changed (the game)
nearly enough."Huh? Have you not been watching college football
this year? This guy is one if the most dominant players in the country. With
Keeton, Utah State puts a beat-down on your Cougars.
Never want to see a player go down with an injury, especially a huge
playmaker...even from the other team. Get better soon Keeton.
This column reads just like the articles the day after BYU All-American Gifford
Nielsen blew at knee at Oregon State in 1977 (I photographed the game). Marc
Wilson had to take the field, and BYU lost. Funny thing happened, the next
weekend at Colorado State Marc Wilson showed up and threw 7 TDs and ran for 1
TD (I was there too).Here's to Chuckie's replacement and
team all finding their stride in glorious form for the remainder of the year.
When one door closes, another opens. Here's to USU making their season
one for the ages.
Keeton wasn't doing that well when he was in the game. Sure, he could have
stepped up big time and done what he usually does. But there is not guarantee
he would have been much better. Harrison did pretty well filling in until the
Aggies fell so far behind they had to go to the pass. Before that, the Aggies
were winning the field position battle, for the most part. So Harrison was able
to move the ball.Keeton's injury was big. But I honestly did
not see the defense letting down after he left the game. In fact, they may have
stepped up. But after half time, the Cougars found ways to cope with the
pressure on Hill and were able to move the ball and score, despite having worse
field position most of the time. I don't think Keeton would have changed
This Coug hated to see Chuckie go down. He's a fine QB and a blast to
watch. The win was not sweet without him. All that said, our guys did well and
KVN is awesome!Go Gougs!!Go Aggies!!
Having Keeton in for the whole game would have been more exciting, but the score
wouldn't have been any different. The BYU defense had things locked down
pretty tight with or without him. I hope Keeton recovers quickly
and is back soon. I'll be a big Aggie fan the rest of the way!
I am a cougar fan, but come on Brad, it is not lights out for USU. USU still
has a good defense, a very good O-line and Harrison was not that bad considering
the situation.USU can still compete and still has a good shot at
winning the MWC. Like any team that loses its starting QB, USU will adjust and
I am a BYU and I felt just as bad when Keeton got injured as I do when BYU
players get injured. Of course I want no one to get injured, and feel bad when
any player gets injured, but Keeton's injury hit me harder than most for
some reason. Maybe its because he is the best QB in the state this year, or
maybe its because he seems like a good guy on top of being a great QB. I do
cheer for USU when they are not playing BYU so that may be part of it too. I
hope he will be ok, and that he can pick up where he left off when he gets back,
whether that is later this season or at the beginning of next season. I think he
has a good chance of playing in the NFL when his college career at USU is over.
I hope USU can still beet Boise State without Keeton. I think they still could
win the rest of their games with or without Keeton, but it will be a lot tougher
without him. Good luck for the rest of the season, Aggies.
I am so sad for Chuckie and for Ag Nation. No one likes to win that way, and no
one likes to lose that way.Rise up, big Blue! Boise can't beat
you if they can't score any points!
It's an awesome feeling to always be right. I believe that I am now 3-0
with my predictions this season. What do you think about that?
Good one Rock. So funny. Keeton wouldn't have changed nearly enough in
this lopsided game
Chuckie, from this BYU fan to you, get better soon. You are fun and exciting to
watch, and here is hoping you get back out there sooner, rather than later.