Aggies make it five straight against San Jose

Another year, a similar result.

For the fifth straight season, the Utah State football team downed San Jose State 40-12 on Friday at Spartan Stadium.

“A total team effort, I’m proud of those kids,” head coach Matt Wells said.” They fought so hard to win on the road. Just a tremendous effort on their part and they played their guts out. I don’t think they played as well as they can, which is nice to know we still have stuff left in the tank.”

The Aggies jumped out to a 14-3 lead and never looked back. Junior quarterback Chuckie Keeton connected with DJ tialavea to get the scoring started, and found Keegan Andersen from 5 yards out near the end of the first quarter.

The Spartans limited USU to field goals for the remainder of the half, but Keeton and company found the end zone twice in the third quarter to blow the game open.

Keeton found Brandon Swindall from 17 yards out and then scored on a 9-yard rush for a 37-12 lead.

Joey DeMartino reached the century mark for the second time this season, rushing for 120 yards on 17 attempts. The Aggies piled up 520 yards of total offense, including 253 yards rushing.

The Aggies defense also came away with three interceptions against San Jose State’s David Fales.

Utah State improved to 3-2 overall this season and 2-0 in MWC play to sit atop the standings. The Aggies will take a week off from conference play when they host BYU at 6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 4.

The game will be sponsored as a breast-cancer awareness event, with both teams sporting pink.

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