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SDSU Football: SDSU Upsets No. 19 Boise State 21 – 19 (Game Recap)


San Diego State came into Boise as 16 point under dogs and were able to pull out the biggest upset in program history as the Aztecs upset the Boise State Broncos 21 to 19 in Boise Idaho on the smurf turf. The Aztecs came out fired up and ready to win the game with a 100 yard kick off return for a touchdown by Colin Lockett.

Now let’s get down to some statistics. The Aztecs were led by Adam Dingwell and tight end Gavin Escobar.The offensive line led the Aztec running back core to 43 carries for 164 yards and 2 touchdown. An average of 3.8 yards per carry. San Diego State starting running back Adam Muema received a helmet sticker from College Football Final on ESPN for his performance against Boise State. Below is the rushing stats from tonight’s game.

PLAYER ATT YDS TD LNG AVG
Adam Muema 25 127 1 43 5.1
Walter Kazee 12 37 1 8 3.1
Adam Dingwell 4 6 0 10 1.5
Total 43 164 2 43 3.8

Adam Dingwell had a good game in the air hooking up with six different receivers Gavin Escobar, Chad Young, Adam Muema, Colin Lockett, Tim Vizzi and Brice Butler. The leading receiver for the Aztecs was tight end Gavin Escobar  with 5 catches for 58 yards. We have provided you with last night’s passing statistics.

PLAYER C-A YDS TD I
Adam Dingwell 12-18 105 0 1

The San Diego State run defense played its best game of the season against Boise State. The Aztecs did have some difficulty with tackling early on in the game with arm tackles and were able to Iron it out. The Aztecs came out strong in the second half intercepting the very first pass of the second half from Boise State quarterback Joe Southwick.

The Aztec special teams gets our gold star. The San Diego State Aztecs scored first on a 100 yard kick off return for a touchdown by Colin Lockett. In the second half of the game the Aztec special teams cause the second Boise State turnover by blocking a Boise State punt! The only special teams blemish was San Diego State kicker Chance Marden missing a field goal.

The Aztec defensive unit sacked the junior quarterback Joe Southwick two times. They were led by Eric Pinkins who had 8 tackles and one tackle for loss. The dominate Aztec linebackers core of Jake Fely, Derek Largent and Nick Tenhaeff combined for 19 tackles, 2 sacks and 4 tackles for loss.

Boise State Broncos

The Boise State Broncos key to victory on the offensive side of the ball was the running game. They were up against the best run defense in the Mountain West Conference the San Diego State Aztecs. The Broncos also need to capitalise on the fact the San Diego State Aztec pass defense is one of the worse pass defenses in the MWC. The Broncos did intercept Adam Dingwell tonight.

PLAYER C-A YDS TD I
Joe Southwick 20-31 164 1 1

Boise State has always been known as a team who could both pass and run the ball. The Aztecs defense who gives up on average 100 yards on the ground per game was able to keep the Broncos under 125 yards.

PLAYER ATT YDS TD LNG AVG
D.J. Harper 20 81 2 24 4.1
Jay AJAYI 6 32 0 18 5.3
S. Will Rhodes 1 2 0 2 2.0
Joe Southwick 3 4 0 1 -1.0
Total 30 112 2 24 3.7

The Boise State defense suffered a big injury losing DT Mike Atkinson. Atkinson was the major key to bottling up the San Diego State run game. Boise State and San Diego State both played great games and both need to be given credit. Many Boise State fans are mad about the outcome of the game and they think that San Diego State is nothing special. Those fans should have visited our website site to read our pregame article. San Diego State has the higher ranked offense than Boise and has the best run defense in the Mountain West conference. The key to beating SDSU was being able to run on the ground. Under the final game stats, highlights, post game interviews, we have posted tweets from mad Boise State fans and happy Aztec fans!

Final Game Stats

QUICK STATS SDSU BSU
First Downs 14 18
Total Yards 269 276
Passing Yards 105 164
Rushing Yards 164 112
Number of Plays 61 61
Penalties-Yards 10-61 1-9
3rd Down Conversions 7-15 4-12
4th Down Conversions 1-3 3-3
Kick Return Yards 151 62
Punt Return Yards 20 16
Punts-Average 3-50.3 5-27.0
Turnovers 1 1
Time of Possession 30:34 29:26

Game Highlights and Press Conference


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About DavidSDSU (943 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 award winning blogger and have been covering San Diego State Athletics and San Diego Sports for the past 6 years. I have blogged for FanSided 150 (Recruiting Website), FanSided's SDSU Site (Surf The Spear which is no longer online) and have written guest blogs on SDSU. I have been a guest on all San Diego Sports Radio stations ( ESPN 1700 San Diego, Mighty 1090 and Xtra Sports 1360). My articles have been linked to news websites all over the United States. I run this website in my spare time for fun. At my day job I am a Sports Social Media Editor for STN Digital a Digital Marketing Agency that works in the Sports & Entertainment Industry.

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