College Football

more stats

34
Final 1234Score
San Diego St01202234
San Jose St10103730
Preview | Matchup | Log | Wrap | Box
30


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 bowl eligible.

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

Other Stories

  • NASL: RailHawks vs. Ft. Lauderdale

    Saturday at 7:30 am on WRAL-2

  • PGA: RBC Heritage

    Saturday at 3:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • PGA: RBC Heritage

    Sunday at 3:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • PGA: Zurich Classic of New Orleans

    Saturday at 3:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • MiLB: Durham Bulls vs. Norfolk Tides

    Tomorrow at 7:05 pm on 620am

  • MLB: Atlanta Braves at NY Mets

    Saturday at 7:05 pm on 99.9 The Fan

  • MLB: Baltimore Orioles at Boston Red Sox

    Sunday at 7:05 pm on 99.9 The Fan

Scoreboard
Local
1st
CHA 7
CHI 8
 
1st
DUR 0
NOR 0
 
Final
CIN 4
PIT 0
Final
BAL 3
TAM 0
Final
NYY 3
CHC 0
Final
MIL 5
STL 1
Final
ARI 2
NYM 5
1st
PHI 0
ATL 0
 
1st
NYY 0
CHC 0
 
1st
DET 0
CLE 0
 
1st
MIA 0
WAS 0
 
8:05pm Tonight
TEX
SEA
8:10pm Tonight
CWS
BOS
8:10pm Tonight
HOU
KAN
8:10pm Tonight
MIN 0
TOR 0
10:05pm Tonight
ANA
OAK
10:10pm Tonight
SDP
COL
10:15pm Tonight
SFG
LOS
1st
CHA 7
CHI 8
 
1st
ORL 4
IND 2
 
8:00pm Tonight
MIL
ATL
8:00pm Tonight
CLE
BRK
8:00pm Tonight
MEM
DAL
8:00pm Tonight
OKC
DET
8:00pm Tonight
NOP
HOU
8:00pm Tonight
SAN
LAL
8:00pm Tonight
MIA
PHI
8:00pm Tonight
NYK
TOR
8:00pm Tonight
MIN
UTA
8:00pm Tonight
BOS
WAS
10:30pm Tonight
DEN
GSW
10:30pm Tonight
POR
LAC
10:30pm Tonight
SAC
PHO
1st
TAM 0
MON 0
 
7:30pm Tonight
PIT
CLB
10:00pm Tonight
ANA
DAL
1st
DUR 0
NOR 0