Utah State football: Keeton out for the season with knee injury

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  • Jeff in Missouri Billings, MO
    Oct. 6, 2013 7:57 p.m.

    BYU is not worth the breath to blame them. Get well soon Chuckie. GO AGGIES!!!! Finish the season banded as a team and win the MWC. Chuckie deserved his acknowledgement as a Heisman Candidate. Keep the program at the top so the Aggies, next year, can get Top Ten Rankings in all the Polls and you can launch Chuckie into the Heisman WIN!!!!!!!

  • philaD Clifton Heights, PA
    Oct. 6, 2013 7:48 p.m.


    Good luck in the recovery. Disheartening to hear about your knee and the lost season. Will miss watching you play.

    USU, Hope you guys win out.

    Go Cougs.

  • Bill Shakespeare Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 6, 2013 2:49 p.m.

    This is terrible news. I used to buy honeybutter scones when I frequented Utah State. I wish this fellow a speedy recovery.

  • byufanman west valley city, utah
    Oct. 6, 2013 2:22 p.m.


    I'm confused! What does being active in the Church, having a temple recommend, and paying a full tithe have anything to do with footdall? Take a good looonngg look at the replay. In no way did Unga put a vicious hit on chuckie. Chuckie jumped up and came down wrong on his knee. Interesting spin though.

  • Arynen Midvale, UT
    Oct. 6, 2013 2:18 p.m.


    Agree with Cougar on The Hill. It wasn't a vicious, malicious attack on Keeton. It's FOOTBALL!! People get injured on both sides of the ball. The fact that you try to paint this incident as otherwise, and use your religion to pointedly pass judgment is absolutely shameful. 99.9% of Cougar nation is sickened by the injury and wish Keeton a speedy recovery and successful season next year. It's terrible when anyone gets injured, and what you should question is your understanding of the sport.

  • ute alumni paradise, UT
    Oct. 6, 2013 2:15 p.m.

    are you kidding? obviously you have never played football or any sport for that matter. accidents occur and HE landed on his leg wrong. It had NOTHING to do with being tackled. btw what does active, tithe paying recommend holding have to to with anything? You might check in and find out what your beliefs really are tied to. please do me a favor and stop watching, or quit commenting on games you didn't watch.

  • Cougar on The Hill Midvale, UT
    Oct. 6, 2013 1:55 p.m.

    @ Allen#2
    Did you even watch the game? Keeton injured his knee while trying to elude defenders. He jumped and landed on it wrong. Unga tackled him around his shoulders, and no BYU player was on the ground twisting his leg. Shame on you for making it sound like the players injured him on purpose. You should in no way be questioning the moral standards of these BYU athletes. They took a knee while Chuckie laid on the field as a show of respect for him. All Aggie fans have failed to realize this.
    Chuckie would have definitely made a difference if he played the whole game, but BYU's offense still put up 31 points, and would have put more on the board if they needed too.

  • Stang08 Southern, UT
    Oct. 6, 2013 1:35 p.m.


    Read some past comments and you should understand. Boise will be a L on the schedule. It would've been with the so called "Best QB in the state". Looks like he really isn't the "best". Without him I think the aggies will have a tough to with the lowly WAC 2.0 teams they have to play. He and Coach Andersen were the only reason's they were any good. Andersen is gone and they haven't lived up the fan's talk. Now Keeton is gone and it's gonna be even worse. Couldn't have happend to a better team lol.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Oct. 6, 2013 1:25 p.m.

    Although Jake Heaps came in the # 1 HS quarterback, I was more impressed with Chuckie. Goodluck, heal up, and work your way to an NFL career.

  • Frozen Chosen Savage, MN
    Oct. 6, 2013 1:17 p.m.

    Very sorry to see Chucky get hurt. It wasn't a dirty play by BYU in any way.

    USU still has a very good defense with excellent linebackers so they'll still be competitive. Boise St is hitting a dry patch, which is why Chris Peterson - one of the best coaches in the country - will leave for USC at the end of this season.

    Oct. 6, 2013 10:04 a.m.

    I'm so sorry to see him out for the season. In a way, it's surprising that his jump move hadn't caused an injury earlier in his career - it's a risky move that puts tremendous stress on the knees and ankles - but I suppose it allows one to change direction more quickly than someone pushing off on one foot. I remember Jim McMahon injuring his knee with a similar move, though his was a jump pass rather than a change of direction move.

  • byufanman west valley city, utah
    Oct. 6, 2013 10:03 a.m.

    Chuckie, this BYU fan wishes you a fast and full recovery. You are a great example of how a star athlete should be, and I can't wait for next season to see you back at the helm of USU football.

  • Steven S Jarvis Orem, UT
    Oct. 6, 2013 9:41 a.m.

    Keaton will be missed. I feel Harrison will work out just fine. With the exception of next week's Boise State game, USU should be able to move the ball against anyone left on their schedule. USU will probably win four or five more games on a route to another likely bowl.

    Get well Chuckie. College football isn't the same without you.

  • thebigsamoan Richmond, VA
    Oct. 6, 2013 9:39 a.m.

    This is the downside of everything good about football! So sorry to see Chuckie go down, not only for him but for his team who depended so much on his talent and athleticism. No one wants to see this kind of thing happen. Here's hoping he'll mend well and return soon to lead his team next year.

    Go Cougars! Go Utes! Go Aggies!...on the rest of your seasons!

  • IA Cougar West Des Moines, IA
    Oct. 6, 2013 8:45 a.m.

    Big BYU fan here, but also a very big Aggie fan. Love the program and success that the Aggies are seeing. I hope the recovery goes great for Chuckie. He's a great player and that injury certainly changed the entire complexion of a game I was pretty sure Utah State was going to win. Best wishes to Chuckie and the program. I agree with @stang08 that you will be bowling. Good luck.

  • Who Knew? Boise, ID
    Oct. 6, 2013 7:22 a.m.

    "A medical redshirt to get Keeton’s junior season back seems unlikely."

    OH PLEASE................there is ZERO chance of that happening. Try telling it like it ACTUALLY is instead of trying to sugar-coat it with falsehoods.

  • Pavalova Surfers Paradise, AU
    Oct. 6, 2013 6:32 a.m.

    Such a tough loss. He's a fun player to watch and will be missed on the national scene. The Ags do have some players that can make things happen and will have success this year. I was very impressed with the sportsmanship from both teams the other night as they each helped each other off the turf after tackles and other plays.

    Best of luck the rest of the season Ags.

  • 54-10 Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 6, 2013 12:24 a.m.

    Tough news. Good luck Chuckie for a quick recovery. No doubt you'll be back next year better than ever.

  • bw00ds Tucson, AZ
    Oct. 5, 2013 10:09 p.m.

    That is such disheartening news! BYU fans all wish you the best, Chuckie!

  • A1994 Centerville, UT
    Oct. 5, 2013 10:09 p.m.


    USU really only has one tough game left on their schedule: Boise State. USU is a good football team. They will still be bowling this year. By the way, you are about the only person in the state who seems to have an ax to grind with the Aggies. What gives?

  • samhill Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 5, 2013 8:42 p.m.

    Very saddening news.

    Best of luck to you Chuckie! You'll be missed....big time!

  • Stang08 Southern, UT
    Oct. 5, 2013 8:29 p.m.

    Sorry about the injury but it now looks like the aggie season is going to be worse than even I predicted because of it. It's really tough to win games when you star and only real player is out for the season.

  • cowboy51 Laporte, CO
    Oct. 5, 2013 7:37 p.m.

    Unfortunate injury, hopefully surgery and rehabilitation goes great and he comes back better, faster, and stronger and ever. Good luck chuckie on the the road ahead.