Auburn Vs. Utah State Score: Aggies Up On Defending National Champions At Halftime

Could the Utah State Aggies really upset 2010's national champions? They're up 21-14 on Auburn at the Tigers' home field, Jordan-Hare Stadium, at halftime.

Auburn appears to miss 2010 Heisman Trophy winner Cam Newton dearly. The Tigers are struggling on the ground, getting fewer than three yards per rush attempt, and while quarterback Barrett Trotter threw the only offensive touchdown of Auburn's first half, he's put it in the air just five times so far.

Utah State, meanwhile, has been efficient on offense. The Aggies have outgained Auburn by nearly 100 yards to this point, and have accrued 13 first downs to a measly three for Auburn. Utah State can credit its slow and steady running game for its massive time of possession advantage, too: the Aggies have run the ball 27 times for 104 yards, breaking just three runs of over 10 yards.

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