USU Aggies tied for Mountain West lead after win in Wyoming

Posted at 9:54 PM, Nov 07, 2014
and last updated 2014-11-07 23:54:33-05

LARAMIE, Wyo. — Fourth-string quarterback Kent Myers guided Utah State University to a victory over Hawaii last week in his first career start, and Friday night he led the Aggies to another conference win, this time at Wyoming.

Utah State got a pair of first half touchdowns by JoJo Natson, which was all they needed to dispose of Wyoming in Laramie, 20-17. It began with an 80-yard punt return in the opening quarter with the senior following up with a 66-yard sprint to the end zone in the second quarter.

Up 17-3 at the half, Aggie Head Coach Matt Wells didn’t force his freshmen quarterback into any risky situations. Myers finished 12 for 15 for a modest 147 yards, but just like he did against the Warriors, he didn’t turn the ball over either.

Utah State’s defense picked off Cowboy quarterback Colby Kirkegaard twice in the second half and failed to give up a touchdown for the first time all season. The Aggies are now tied with Colorado State atop the Mountain West Conference at 4-1.

The Aggies play next on November 15, when they will take on the New Mexico Lobos at Romney Stadium in Logan. The game is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m.