The Aggies were dealt their own medicine in Friday night's loss as San Diego State ran them out of the stadium with a 48-14 win in San Diego.
Last weekend Utah State put up 35 points against Boise State in the first half. Roles reversed this weekend as the Aggies gave up 34 first half points to the Aztecs.
It was game over from there.
The Aggies showed some life in the third quarter, outscoring the Aztecs 7-0 as Devante Mays punched in a 26-yard touchdown.
Responding in the final quarter, San Diego State snatched its points back with a rushing touchdown to take a 41-14 lead with 8:47 to play.
As if they needed cushion, the Aztecs put up one last touchdown with five minutes to play to mark their 34-point win.
Outrushing the Aggies 336-144, SDSUs Donne Pumphrey led the game with 181 yards. SDSU finished with 429 total yards to USU’s 239.
The loss drops Kent Myers’ record as starting quarterback to 8-2.
San Diego State struck first as quarterback Maxwell Smith connected with Mikah Holder on an 18-yard pass.
The Aztecs quickly silenced the following Aggie drive, forcing a turnover on the second play to take over on the USU 14. Chase Price rushed for 13 yards before Smith finished the Aztec drive, bolting in a 1-yard touchdown to extend their lead, 14-0.
Wrapping up the opening 15 minutes of play, SDSU knocked in a 41-yard field goal to seal a 17-point lead.
Utah State’s funk continued as San Diego State rushed in a touchdown with 6:51 to play in the second quarter to lengthen the gap, 24-0.
The Aggies put their first score on the board late in the half as Myers connected with Hunter Sharp on a 45-yard pass.
The momentum was short-lived for USU. San Diego State quickly answered as Pumphrey rushed in a 62-yard touchdown to regain its 24-point lead.
Stretching their lead just before halftime, Donny Hagemen kicked a 21-yard field goal between the poles to etch a 34-7 lead at the half.
Despite USU’s attempt to cook something up in the second half, San Diego State captured the win to take the top seat in the Mountain West and stand as the lone undefeated team in the conference.
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