Utah State Missed Many Opportunities To Score Against LSU

Oct 5, 2019, 1:36 PM | Updated: 10:59 pm

BATON ROUGE, La. – In Utah State’s 42-6 loss to No. 5 LSU at Tiger Stadium, the Aggies had many opportunities to make the game more competitive but couldn’t capitalize on their chances.

In just the first half, Utah State had five opportunities to either get the ball back or score a touchdown, but settled for a field goal.

The first one was when Cameron Haney picked off LSU quarterback Joe Burrows and returned it to the opposing seven-yard line. They were forced to kick a 30-yard field goal. Later in the game, USU forced the Tigers to turn the ball over on downs and had to kick a 48-yard field goal, despite those two missed opportunities, the Aggies trailed 7-6.

In the second quarter, Utah State was punting the ball away when LSU was penalized for roughing the kicker and kept the ball but USU quarterback Jordan Love threw an interception.

Finally, Utah State had LSU facing a third and 15 and the Tigers gained 19 yards.

On top of that, LSU fumbled the ball twice and recovered both of them.

It was a lopsided affair when looking at statistics. LSU had the ball for 41 minutes while the Aggies had possession for less than 19 minutes. The Tigers had 601 yards of total offense (353 passing and 248 rushing) compared to USU’s 159 yards (140 passing and 19 rushing).

Jordan Love completed 15 of his 30 pass attempts for 130 yards and three interceptions.

Aggies running back Gerold Bright had 8 carries for 18 yards. Wide receiver Jordan Nathan hauled in 4 catches for 51 yards.

Burrows finished with 344 passing yards, 5 touchdowns and one interception, while running the ball 10 times for 42 yards a score.

Running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire racked up 72 yards on the ground. Wide receiver Justin Jefferson had 9 catches for 155 yards and two touchdowns.

Utah State falls to 3-2 on the season. They will have their second and final bye week of the season next week and will return to Mountain West Conference play on October 19 when they host Nevada. The start time and broadcast information is to be announced at a later date.

  • Utah State Aggies Scoreboard

  • Utah State Aggies Team Leaders

  • Utah State Aggies Standings

Utah State Aggies

60 in 60 Utah State's Anthony Switzer...

KSL Sports

60 in 60: #59 Utah State’s Anthony Switzer (Safety)

SALT LAKE CITY – The countdown for Hans & Scotty’s 60 in 60 is on. Coming in at #59 is Utah State‘s Anthony Switzer (S). Utah State’s Anthony Switzer Anthony Switzer is a senior safety from Augusta, Arkansas. Prior to his time with the Aggies, Switzer spent three seasons at Arkansas State. As a senior […]

2 days ago


Chandler Holt

Phil Steele Ranks Utah State Among Mountain West Teams In Early Analysis

Football analyst Phil Steele ranked the Mountain West Conference's football teams ahead of the 2023 college football season on Friday.

2 days ago

Hans and Scotty 60 in 60 logos...

KSL Sports

60 in 60: Best College Football Players In Utah

It’s that time of year again, Hans and Scotty G. are counting down the 60 best college football players in the state of Utah ahead of the 2023 college football season.

3 days ago

Utah State Football - Blackout Uniforms NIL...

Chandler Holt

Utah State Introduces ‘Blue A’ NIL Collective for Aggie Student-Athletes

In an effort to adapt to the changing collegiate athletic scene, Utah State announced the creation of the Blue A NIL Collective.

10 days ago


Chandler Holt

Utah State Football’s Mountain West TV Schedule Released

Utah State's Mountain West TV Schedule was released on Wednesday. The Aggies will face four Mountain West foes at home and four on the road. 

11 days ago

Hans and Scotty 60 in 60 logos...

KSL Sports

Hans & Scotty G: 60 in 60 Fan Vote

It's that time of year again, Hans and Scotty G. are counting down the 60 best college football players in the state of Utah ahead of the 2023 college football season.

12 days ago

Sponsored Articles

3 kids wearing real salt lake jerseys smiling...

Real Salt Lake

6 Reasons You Need to Experience a RSL Matchday

RSL Games are a great way to spend time with your family with fun activities, good food, and traditions you can only experience at the field.

High angle view of the beautiful Rose Bowl Stadium...

KSL Digital Sales

How to Prepare for the 2023 Rose Bowl

Everything you need to know to plan your 2023 Rose Bowl trip in Pasadena, California. This year, the Utes will face Penn State.


KSL Digital Sales

Notable Moments From The Utah Jazz Season… So Far

At the beginning of the season, the Utah Jazz were second to last. Now they rank in the top 10 teams in the Western Conference.

Football soccer ball on grass field on stadium...

KSL Digital Sales

Everything You Need to Know to Watch the 2022 World Cup

Find out where and when to watch the upcoming games and final match for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, including where to find live updates.

ksl sports logos...

KSL Sports

KSL Sports Newsletter: Sign Up Now

Sign up today for the KSL Sports newsletter. Get the latest Utah sports news delivered to your inbox.


KSL Sports

Win Tickets Wednesday: Jimmy Buffett

Get your Hawaiian shirts ready.

Utah State Missed Many Opportunities To Score Against LSU