LOGAN It took Utah State five games to compile four scoring drives of 10 plays or more.
In the last two, however, the Aggies have recorded five two of which came in their 31-28 loss to Nevada on Saturday.
The Aggies got their offensive legs two weeks ago, despite losing 52-37 to nationally ranked Hawaii, and the momentum of that game carried over for a while.
Utah State, which had a season-high in points (37) and yards (370) against Hawaii, trailed 14-0 to Nevada before kicking it in gear offensively.
Quarterback Leon Jackson III capped a 13-play, 70-yard drive with a 1-yard run late in the first quarter, while Derrvin Speight capped a 10-play, 65-yard drive with a 12-yard run to knot the score at 14.
In the half, the Aggies were 6-of-9 on third-down conversions. Entering the game, the Aggies were just 23-of-87 for the year.
In the first scoring drive, the Aggies converted four third-down conversions (5, 6, 7 and 6 yards), while in the second drive, they converted a third-and-nine.
The second half was a different story.
Utah State went just 1-of-5 on third down, never had a drive of more than four plays and had just 18 yards total offense in the half on 16 plays.
Nevada held the ball for 22:21 in the second half to Utah State's 7:39.
"We were 50 percent on third down, which is exactly the goal we wanted. Unfortunately none of it happened in the second half," Utah State coach Brent Guy said. "We didn't do enough to help ourselves in the second half. We let them run the football on us, and we couldn't run the ball on them and when we needed to we couldn't throw the ball over the top of them."
UN-OCTOBERFEST: The Aggies have now lost 15 of their last 18 games played in the month of October. Their last October win came last year when they beat Fresno State, 13-12.
ROBINSON REPORT: Entering Saturday's game, Utah State's Kevin Robinson led the nation in all-purpose yards with 212.5, and he was fourth in punt return yards (19.4) and 11th in kick return yards (30.9).
Robinson will most likely climb in punt returns, thanks to his 70-yard return for a touchdown. Less than 2 yards separated him from the No. 2 spot, and 6 yards from the top spot.
He will fall in kick returns after just one return for 7 yards on Saturday, as the Pack purposely kicked short so he couldn't return the kickoffs.
Robinson finished with 183 all-purpose yards (12 rush, 18 receiving, 68 kick return, 87 punt return).
MAKING THE STOPS: Utah State linebacker Jake Hutton and safety Caleb Taylor led the Aggies with 11 tackles each, while defensive tackle Ben Calderwood and safety James Brindley added 10 each.
Brindley also has two fumble recoveries.
MORE ON ROBINSON: With his 70-yard punt return, Robinson now stands alone atop the USU career punt return list for touchdowns with four. John Strycula and Bob Wicks each had three.
He now has seven punt and kick returns for touchdowns, which added to his record.LOVELY LIPPINCOTT: Nevada's Luke Lippincott rushed for 241 yards against the Aggies. It marked the fifth time that a back has had more than 100 yards rushing on the Utah State defense this year.
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