Utah State junior quarterback Chuckie Keeton is out for the season with a torn ACL and MCL, the school confirmed Saturday. The Aggies host Boise State on Saturday.
Keeton suffered the injury in the first quarter of Friday’s loss to BYU. Prior to the injury, he was one of the nation’s top dual-threat quarterbacks — Keeton entered the game second in the FBS with 17 touchdown passes and also had rushed for 224 yards. He ran three times for 17 yards and was 4-of-10 passing for 26 yards with a touchdown and an interception before getting hurt. On the season, he is 136-of-196 passing for 1,388 yards with 18 touchdowns and only two interceptions.
“Very unfortunate situation for both Chuckie and our team,” coach Matt Wells said in a statement. “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. As for the remainder of this season, we will regroup as a team and pick up the slack and continue to strive to compete for the Mountain West championship.”
The Aggies are regarded as perhaps Boise State’s top competition in the Mountain division of the Mountain West conference. Saturday’s game in Logan kicks off at 6 p.m. MDT on CBS Sports Network.