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SDSU Football: Aztecs Upset Wolf Pack 39-38. (Full Game Recap)

Photo Credit CBSSN. Picture taken off the T.V. while watching the game.

Last night San Diego State won one of the biggest games in the programs history. The game came down to the leg of Chance Marden kicking into 12 mph winds with 0.03 seconds on the clock to send the game into overtime. Marden made the kick of his career redeeming himself of his three missed field goals earlier this season. The San Diego State Aztecs would live to die another day. This would be the first time since 1998 that the San Diego State Aztecs would play an overtime game.

Photo Credit CBSSN. Picture taken off the T.V. while watching the game.

The Nevada offensive could not be stopped as the Wolf Pack would score on their first possession of overtime. The Aztecs would get the ball and would soon score on a 21 yard touchdown pass from Aztecs back up quarterback Adam Dingwell to Gavin Escobar. Rocky Long went to the famous chart and said we cannot stop the Wolf Pack so let’s go for the win and win the Aztecs did. The Aztecs won on a two-point conversion pass from Adam Dingwell to back up tight end Adam Roberts. The Aztecs are now 4-1 in program history in overtime.

Now let’s get down to some statistics and injury updates. The Aztecs were led by back up quarterback Adam Dingwell (Happy 21st Birthday) who had to come into the game after Ryan Katz was carted off the field. Further down in this post game recap we have tweets to explain Katz’s injury.The offensive line led the Aztec running back core to 45 carries for 152 yards and 1 touchdown. An average of 3.4 yards per carry. Below is the rushing stats from tonight’s game.

PLAYER ATT YDS TD LNG AVG
Walter Kazee 15 58 1 9 3.9
Adam Muema 13 47 0 8 3.6
Adam Dingwell 11 26 0 18 2.4
Tim Vizzi 1 16 0 16 16
Chad Young 1 10 0 10 10
Ezell Ruffin 1 0 0 0 0.0
Ryan Katz 1 -1 0 -1 -1
Total 45 152 1 18 3.4

Adam Dingwell had a great game in the air hooking up with five different receivers Gavin Escobar, Brice Butler, Ezell Ruffin, Colin Lockett and Chad Young. We have provided you with last night’s passing statistics.

PLAYER C-A YDS TD I
Adam Dingwell 14-23 177 3 0
Ryan Katz 3-4 20 0 0
Total  17-28 197 3 0

The San Diego State run defense shutdown the best running back in the nation S Jefferson. Jefferson was limited to 32 carries for 108 yards and 1 touchdown. Out of all the game the San Diego State Aztecs have played all season this was their best defensive effort. The Aztecs began to struggle when Nevada went to the air in the second half of the game. The Aztec special teams unit is my player of the game.

Field goal attempts —————————————-

Marden, 2nd 09:15 39 yds – Good

Marden, 2nd 04:22 46 yds – Good (Career Long)

Marden, 4th 00:00 35 yds – Good (Sent The Game To Overtime)

As shown above Ryan Katz career as a San Diego State Aztec appears to be over because of the injury. We all pray that Katz has a speedy recovery and can return when the Aztecs play in their third straight bowl game. Below we have a small statistical break down of the Nevada Wolf Pack.

Nevada Wolf Pack 

The Nevada Wolf Pack offense had no problems disposing of the San Diego State Aztec pass defense. The Aztecs had major problems with Fajardo rolling out of the pocket and hitting open receivers. He was able to make San Diego State defenders miss and would create some extra time for himself to find open receivers down the field. Fajardo’s favorite target of the night was B. Wimberly who had 10 catches for 132 yards and 2 touchdowns.

PLAYER C-A YDS TD I
Cody Fajardo 29-40 304 3 0
TOTAL 29-40 304 3 0

The Nevada Wolf Pack were able to get ground game moving. Jefferson the best running back in the nation was able to hit the 100 yard rushing mark in the game. He averaged only 3.8 yards per carry as the best run defense in the Mountain West Conference San Diego State Aztecs kept him bottled up.

PLAYER ATT YDS TD LNG AVG
S. Jefferson 31 108 1 21 3.4
C. Fajardo 13 66 1 16 5.1
K. Brock 1 4 0 4 4.0
N. Hale 2 -2 0 0 -2
TOTAL 48 176 2 22 3.7

SDSU’s Overtime Winning Drive

About DavidSDSU (1249 Articles)
I graduated from San Diego State University with a degree in Journalism with an emphasis in Media Studies. I am also the Founder and CEO of San Diego Sports Domination. I am an award winning blogger and have been covering San Diego State Athletics and San Diego Sports for the past 10 years. I have written many guest articles and have appeared in many podcasts. I am also the team photographer for the San Diego Silverbacks, San Diego Surf (WPSL) and San Diego Strike Force. At my day job, I am a Live Coverage and Studio Coordinator at STN Digital a Digital Marketing Agency that works in the Sports & Entertainment Industry. We work with the biggest sports & entertainment companies in the world.

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