Quarterback Leon Jackson III was fairly efficient, completing 17 of 24 for 139 yards and one touchdown and carrying the ball 18 times for 79 yards — not including sacks. Derrvin Speight rushed the ball 22 times for 67 yards, but twice the offense got inside the Utes' 20 and failed to come away with points.



James Brindley made a first-quarter interception and returned it 64 yards to the Utah 1-yard line, setting up the Aggies' first score. Jake Hutton picked off another pass in the second half, giving the team great field position again, but the Aggies did give up 34 points and 133 yards to Utah running back Darrell Mack.


Special teams

Coach Brent Guy said this was one of the worst performances by this unit all season. Derrek Richards returned a punt for a touchdown for the Utes and averaged nearly 24 yards per return. A missed 22-yard field goal early in the third quarter also switched some momentum. Kevin Robinson did had some good returns.



The team held tough and had some chances. The special teams let down a decent effort by the other facets of the game. The Aggies showed heart by not giving up late and still pushing to the final whistle, but in the end, it is still a loss by double digits.