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BYU beats Utah State, Aggies lose Keeton

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Posted at 9:45 PM, Oct 04, 2013
and last updated 2013-10-05 00:20:48-04

LOGAN, Utah -- BYU quarterback Taysom Hill threw three touchdown passes to Mitch Mathews in BYU’s 31-14 win against Utah State.

The Aggies lost more than the game: starting quarterback Chuckie Keeton was knocked out of the game with a knee injury.

Keeton came down awkwardly on his knee during a run in the first quarter when BYU was leading 10-7. Keeton will have an MRI to determine the severity of the injury.

BYU jumped out to a 7-0 lead when Kyle Van Noy intercepted a pass from Keeton on the first play from scrimmage and returned it for a touchdown. The Aggies answered back later in the first quarter, tying the game at 7-7 on a touchdown pass from Keeton to Travis Van Leeuwen. But it was the Hill and Mathews show after that.

Hill had his best game throwing the football. He completed 17-31 passes for 278 yards and three touchdowns. His main target was Mathews, who had a breakout game with five receptions for 112 yards and his first three touchdowns of the season.

BYU improves to 3-2, while Utah State falls to 3-3.

FOX 13 News' Jer Bates spoke with some of the players after the game, see the video above for those interviews.