LOGAN -- Though Utah State's play in the first half Saturday night against Weber State made it seem like a different team played the near-stunner against BCS defending national champion Auburn a week earlierk, things sure seemed to resemble USU's Sept. 3 performance in the second half against the Wildcats.
Behind running back Robert Turbin's 181-yard rushing game -- part of the first 400-yard rushing performance for the Utah State football program since 1966 -- the Aggies scored 44 unanswered points Saturday at Romney Stadium to send Weber State back to Ogden licking their wounds. For Turbin, he and his fellow back's success all about the men in front of him.
"There is more of a core factor with the offensive line than in the past," Turbin said. "You used to not see the line doing extra work in the weight room without the coaches. But this group wants to be great."
Though the Aggies were knotted at 17 at halftime against the non-FBS squad, freshman quarterback Chuckie Keeton, who threw for 166 yards and two touchdowns, insisted that there was no ranting or raving necessary to wake up the Aggies after intermission.
"I could have done better," Keeton said. "The biggest thing in the locker room at halftime was knowing that we would take over."
The Aggies have a bye week next weekend before hosting Colorado State Sept. 24 at 6 p.m. at Romney Stadium in Logan.