LOGAN -- With two Aggie alums from the NFL looking on, Utah State wrapped up its spring drills Saturday with its annual Blue and White game at Romney Stadium.
The quarterback competition, however, will continue through the summer.
"We will let (Alex Hart and Adam Kennedy) compete for the spot a little bit in the fall," Utah State coach Gary Andersen said. "We will let it go for a week or week and a half at the most (in fall camp) before we make a decision. It is not going to carry on into the Auburn game where we haven't named a starter. We will continue to let them battle it out throughout the summer. That should help them. We will see what kind of leadership they have and we will see who the team rallies around."
The Blue team, with "celebrity coach" Stan Albrecht, the president of Utah State University, took a 33-7 win over the White (under the leadership of USU Provost Raymond Coward) with senior safety Walter McClendon returning an interception 30 yards for one score in front of approximately 4,800 fans at Merlin Olsen Field at Romney Stadium.
Overall, Hart completed 19-of-27 passing for 261 yards and two touchdowns. Kennedy was 19-of-33 for 223 yards with one score and one interception. Jeremy Higgins went 6-of-9 for 38 yards.
"It was my first time playing in a Division I spring game," Kennedy said. "I felt good out there but clearly I made some mistakes, so it is a learning process. I think I am going to improve from it and come back strong in the fall."
The competition can only make him better, Kennedy said.
"I think it is helping the entire team," he said. "We have been helping each other and I believe that we have been pushing each other. When you see (Hart) make a play, it makes you want to go make a play and vise versa, it has been a great benefit to have."
Hart said it was a good call by Andersen not to name a starter going into the summer.
"If they were to name a starter right off the bat we would get lackadaisical, so it's good to push us both," he said.
Senior wide receiver Eric Moats had seven catches for 118 yards and a TD for the Blue, while the White team was led by senior wide receiver Xavier Martin with 11 catches for 145 yards.
Andersen was pleased to have former Aggies Donald Penn, the Pro Bowl left tackle for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Jarrett Bush, a member of the Super Bowl XLV champion Green Bay Packers, in attendance Saturday, along with former Ben Lomond High and USU star Emmett White.
USU opens the 2011 season on Sept. 3 at defending national champion Auburn.