Aggie Football Falls 27-22 At Utah State Report
The Aggies have had some long kickoff returns this season but it was a pair of long kickoff returns against them that did them in as they lost 27-22 to Utah State in Logan on Saturday afternoon after leading 17-10 at halftime. The Aggies out-gained Utah State 346-296, had more first downs 22 to 17, won the turnover battle 1-0 and won the time of possession battle 34:13 to 25:47 but came out on the short end of the scoreboard due in large part to kickoff returns of 84 yards and 68 yards by Utah State's Kerwynn Williams.

The Aggie defense held Diondre Borel to 11-of-22 passing for 110 yards, no touchdowns and an interception. Borel ran for 30 yards on 11 carries and one touchdown. Derrvin Speight rushed for 114 yards on 19 carries and one touchdown.

New Mexico State quarterback Matt Christian finished the day 17-of-34 for 191 yards and a touchdown. Kenny Turner rushed for 68 yards on 17 carries and also caught seven passes for 64 yards. Todd Lee had two receptions for 37 yards including a 32-yard touchdown reception.

Tyler Stampler finished with a pair of field goals including a career-long 48 yard attempt.

Taveon Rogers had six kickoff returns for 102 yards but was outperformed by Utah State's Kerwynn Williams who had five kickoff returns for 201 yards and averaged 40.2 yards per return and had returns of 84 and 68 yards.

The Aggies fall to 2-7 overall and 1-4 in WAC play. Utah State improves to 3-6 overall and 1-4 in conference play.


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