Utah State Aggies star quarterback Chuckie Keeton is one of the finest passers in the country, and he’s extremely dangerous when he decides to tuck it and run. Keeton is one of the most dynamic playmakers in college football, so the fact that he could miss the entire season is bad news for just about everybody. Keeton left yesterday’s loss to the BYU Cougars with a left leg injury that could be serious. He was seen on crutches on the sideline, but not much is known about his status at this point.
Keeton had to be helped to the sidelines, and he was in immediate pain. We’ll know more once the results from Keeton’s MRI are in, but I wouldn’t anticipate hearing much good news out of this one. Hopefully Chuckie Keeton dodged a bullet, and Utah State’s hopes are riding on the results of whatever leg injury Keeton suffered.
The now 3-3 Aggies went on to lose to BYU 31-14, as Keeton’s backup Craig Harrison completed just 44% of his passes (18-41) for 185 yards. That’s a paltry 4.5 yards per attempt, but he did run for 38 yards on six carries. We can only hope that Keeton is fine, but the injury has a fair shot at being a severe one.
To this point in the season, Keeton has been on a tear with a 71% completion percentage (not including last night’s 4-10 performance prior to the injury), an average of 7.1 yards per attempt, and a terrific 17 touchdowns to one interception ratio. Keeton has also run for 224 yards, and his completion percentage is the second-highest in all of college football. Not only that, but Keeton’s 17 touchdowns are also second in the country, and he has the second-highest passer efficiency rating as well.