Boise, ID (Sports Network) - After Utah State's last season ended with a
crushing defeat in Boise, Kerwyn Williams refused to let it happen again.
The senior running back rushed for 229 yards on 18 carries and scored three
fourth-quarter touchdowns to push the No. 18 Aggies past the Toledo Rockets
with a 41-15 victory in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl.
With the win, the Aggies (11-2) claimed their first bowl victory in 19 years
to put the finishing touches on the most successful season in school history.
Chuckie Keeton added 92 yards rushing and a score on nine carries to go with
an efficient passing day for Utah State. He completed 21-of-31 throws for 227
yards, while Matt Austin hauled in a team-leading six passes for 76 yards to
help the Aggies to their seventh straight victory.
The Rockets (9-4) struggled offensively most of the day and were denied a
chance at their first 10-win season in over a decade. Senior Austin Dantin got
the start at quarterback, but was unable to lead Toledo to a touchdown on any
of his offensive possessions.
Regular signal-caller Terrance Owens, who was battling an ankle injury,
entered in the fourth quarter but was also unable to get Toledo into the end
Dantin finished 13-of-22 for 133 yards with two interceptions, while Owens
completed just 6-of-17 throws for 30 yards.
Bernard Reedy scored Toledo's only touchdown on a kick return late in the
fourth quarter. He had a game-high seven catches for 64 yards and also led the
Rockets' rushing attack with 50 yards on nine attempts.
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