Nothing has been going right for San Jose State since September 2
Meanwhile, San Diego State was competing for a conference title
This matchup wasn’t in favor of San Jose State
SAN JOSE, Calif. — The Spartans lost their eighth straight game in a disappointing 52-7 loss to the Aztecs at Spartan Stadium Saturday night.
Both the Spartans and Aztecs were pumped up for tonight’s rivalry game. San Diego State won the toss and elected to receive. Next, a kick by San Jose State placekicker Bryce Crawford went outside of the end zone.
It has become commonplace to see the Spartans not take an early lead and run away with it. The familiar pattern happened again as Aztecs running back Rashaad Penny rushed for a 13 yard rushing touchdown to give San Diego State a 7-0 lead with 9:32 left in the first quarter. The PAT kick by kicker John Baron was good.
The Aztecs wasted no time getting on the board as Penny rushed 82 yards for his second rushing touchdown of the game, extending San Diego State’s lead to 14-0 just 57 seconds later. The PAT kick by Baron was good.
The Spartans suffered more bad luck as quarterback Montel Aaron completed a 16-yard pass to wide receiver Tre Walker. Aztecs cornerback Ron Smith forced a fumble that was seemingly recovered by Walker, but eventually wasn’t. After further review, the play stood and the Aztecs got a first down.
Aztecs running back Juwan Washington rushed for a one-yard rushing touchdown to expand San Diego State’s lead to 21-0 with 3:29 left in the quarter. The PAT kick by Baron was good.
Meanwhile, the Spartans suffered some more bad luck as defensive tackle Ricky Leung-Wai got injured on a play.
The horror continued for the Spartans in the second quarter. The Aztecs made it a 28-0 game after quarterback Christian Chapman threw an eight-yard pass to fullback Nick Bawden, who leaped into the end zone to score a passing touchdown at the 12:26 mark. The PAT kick by Baron was good.
The Aztecs took a 35-0 lead as Washington scored his second touchdown of the game—a one-yard rushing touchdown—with 5:03 left in the quarter. The PAT kick by Baron was good.
The Spartans shoot themselves in the foot just about every week, but this week was something else. Penalties absolutely killed San Jose State.
The Spartans trailed the Aztecs 35-0 at the half. Simply put, it was obvious that San Jose State had a lot of work to do in the second half.
The Spartans ended the Aztecs’ shutout big with their first touchdown of the game at the 12:40 mark. Wide receiver Justin Holmes caught a 54-yard pass from fellow wide receiver Tre Walker. The PAT kick by kicker Bryce Crawford was good. Yet, San Jose State continued to trail San Diego State 35-7.
Just 13 seconds later, Penny notched his third rushing touchdown of the game to increase the Aztecs’ lead to 42-7. The PAT kick by Baron was good.
After further review, the officials declared that the fumble play stood. The Spartans got a first down. While it seemed like Holmes caught the ball, it turned out that Aztecs cornerback Kameron Kelly intercepted it.
The Aztecs continued to put the game out of reach for the Spartans. Running back Chase Jasmin rushed for a nine-yard rushing touchdown for a 49-7 lead with 55 seconds left in the quarter. The PAT kick by Baron was good.
The Aztecs led the Spartans 49-7 after three quarters.
The Aztecs continued to dominate in the fourth quarter. Baron kicked a 30-yard field goal to put San Diego State up 52-7 at the 10:18 mark, and that would end up being the final score.
Head coach Brent Brennan, quarterback Michael Carrillo and director of football digital communications Cam Radford were three of the guest speakers who participated in “Powering Silicon Valley,” a symposium examining the collaboration of science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) with sports and entertainment. It took place on Friday, November 3 at the Diaz Compean Student Union on the San Jose State campus at 8 a.m.
The Spartans take on the Wolf Pack in Mackay Stadium at 1 p.m. PST on ESPN3.