Utah State's Keeton done for season


Chuckie Keeton on Friday night

ELI LUCERO — The Associated Press

The Boise State-Utah State game Saturday night in Logan has lost one of its marquee attractions.

Aggies junior quarterback Chuckie Keeton tore the anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments in his left knee during the first quarter of Friday’s 31-14 loss to BYU. He will have surgery in the next week and is expected to miss about eight months.

“Very unfortunate situation for both Chuckie and our team,” coach Matt Wells said Saturday. “We’ve lost a great leader, great teammate and a very productive football player. I have all the confidence in the world in Chuckie, along with our doctors and staff that he will come back stronger than ever next season.”

Keeton was 136-of-196 for 1,388 yards with 18 TDs (second in FBS) and only two interceptions this season. He also rushed for 241 yards and two touchdowns on 55 carries for the Aggies (3-3).

He came into the weekend ranked second in FBS in points responsible for (120).

Craig Harrison, a junior transfer from Snow College, took over after Keeton was hurt. He completed 18-of-41 passes with one touchdown, 185 yards and no interceptions. He also rushed for 38 yards.

Boise State and Utah State meet at 6 p.m. on CBSSN.

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