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QB Craig Harrison injured as Aggies defeat UNLV Rebels

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Posted at 9:00 PM, Oct 25, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-27 00:36:40-04

LOGAN, Utah -- The Utah State Aggies continue to beat the odds, losing another quarterback to injury, and still winning big against the UNLV Rebels 34-20.

Back up quarterback Craig Harrison played the majority of the game, throwing for a career-high 221 passing yards and three touchdowns in his second career start for the Aggies.

Late in the third quarter, the Rebels defense hit Harrison hard, leaving trainers to help him off the field. Soon after, he left the game on crutches with former starting QB Chuckie Keeton at his side.

Freshman QB Kent Myers started the fourth quarter and led the Aggies on a 9-play, 73-yard scoring drive that gave USU a large 34-13 lead. Myers rushed for 18 yards and threw for 41 yards in a drive that ate up almost 4 minutes on the clock at the end of the game.

The Aggie defense held strong throughout the game, keeping UNLV to just 15 yards rushing. USU had 444 yards of total offense, compared to UNLV's 282 yards. The defense forced three turnovers, six sacks and 10 tackles for loss during the game.

This win improves USU's season to 2-1 in Mountain West Conference play and 5-3 overall.

The Aggies now head on the road to take on Hawai'i on Saturday, November 1 at 9 p.m.