AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. – Chuckie Keeton matched his own school record by throwing for five touchdowns, including three in the third quarter, and Utah State routed Air Force 52-20 Saturday to give Aggies coach Matt Wells his first win in the school's Mountain West Conference debut.
Keeton completed 32 of 40 for 360 yards passing, the fifth time in seven games he has thrown for at least 300 yards dating to last season. Keeton also threw for five touchdowns as a freshman in a 63-19 win over Wyoming in 2011.
Each of Keeton's scoring passes went to a different receiver.
Joe Hill and Joey DeMartino each added short touchdown runs for Utah State (1-1, 1-0 Mountain West), which made the move to the new conference from the Western Athletic Conference.
Jaleel Awini had a rough outing in his first career start at quarterback for Air Force (1-1, 0-1).