NCAA Game Summary - San Diego State at San Jose State|
(Saturday, November 9)
Final Score: San Diego State 34, San Jose State 30
San Jose, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Quinn Kaehler passed for 235 yards and two
touchdowns as the San Diego State Aztecs engineered a fourth quarter comeback
to defeat the San Jose State Spartans, 34-30, at Spartan Stadium.
Kaehler finished 18-of-31 with an interception for San Diego State (5-4, 4-1
MWC), which trailed by 11 points as the game entered the fourth quarter. Adam
Muema contributed 113 yards and two touchdowns on 21 carries. Donnel Pumphrey
rushed 10 times for 78 yards and a score while Colin Lockett reeled in six
receptions for 90 yards and a touchdown.
David Fales passed for 301 yards and three touchdowns on 27-of-48 efficiency
to lead the Spartans (5-4, 4-2), who had won their previous four games.
Chandler Jones made 11 catches for 155 yards and a touchdown while Jarrod
Lawson paced the team on the ground with 78 yards on 17 carries. Tim Crawley
made two touchdown receptions as San Jose State was prevented from becoming
The Spartans scored the first points of the contest at the 7:49 mark of the
first quarter as Austin Lopez connected on a 43-yard field goal attempt. They
extended their lead to 10-0 with just under five minutes remaining in the
opening period as Fales completed a 13-yard touchdown pass to Crawley.
After being held scoreless through the first quarter of play, SDSU put some
points on the board as Muema concluded an 11-play, 77-yard drive with a two-
yard touchdown run. Seamus McMorrow had his extra point attempt blocked, which
left SJSU with a 10-6 lead.
The Spartans responded with a 10-play, 56-yard drive that resulted in a 27-
yard field goal by Lopez. After forcing the Aztecs offense to go three-and-
out, SJSU put together another scoring drive as Fales completed a 40-yard
strike to Jones that gave the hosts a 20-6 advantage with 3:25 remaining
before the intermission.
SDSU answered just before the conclusion of the second frame as Kaehler
completed a 14-yard touchdown pass to Lockett. Wes Feer attempted the extra
point, but he was also blocked which gave SJSU a 20-12 lead at halftime.
Lopez provided the only score of the third quarter with a 46-yard field goal
that made it an 11-point game as the contest progressed into the final period.
The Spartans were in position to add another three points at the start of the
fourth quarter, but SDSU blocked Lopez's 38-yard field goal try and Nat Berhe
scooped up the loose ball and returned it 56 yards. The Aztecs ended their
drought on the next play from scrimmage as Pumphrey broke away for a 34-yard
down the sideline for a touchdown. Kaehler caught his own pass and made his
way across the goal line on the ensuing two-point conversion try to narrow the
deficit to 23-20 with just under 14 minutes remaining in regulation.
SJSU countered with a nine-play, 83-yard drive that ended with a 12-yard
touchdown pass from Fales to Crawley. Lopez sent his extra point try through
the uprights to give the Spartans a 30-20 edge on the scoreboard with 9:51
left to play.
The Aztecs then rallied back as Kaehler completed a one-yard touchdown pass to
Adams Roberts to narrow the deficit. McMorrow converted the ensuing extra
point to mark the first successful kick by the team in the game. Muema scored
on a 12-yard touchdown run with 3:32 left to play to give SDSU a 34-30 lead.
The Spartans could not answer as Fales was picked off by J.J. Whittaker on
their next drive. SDSU then picked up a crucial first down on fourth down
which allowed it to run out the clock for the decision.
Both teams finished with 21 first downs in the very tightly contested matchup.
11/10 03:03:46 ET