Air Force vs. San Diego State Recap

Air Force vs. San Diego State Recap

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Air Force vs. San Diego State Recap


Air Force vs. San Diego State Recap

Aztecs Come Up Short In Regular Season Finale

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San Diego State fell to Air Force, 13-3

San Diego State finished the regular season with a 13-3 loss to Air Force on Saturday night at Snapdragon Stadium in San Diego, California.

The two teams fought for better seeding in a bowl game and the Falcons came out on top. It was a low-scoring contest that Air Force took advantage of early.

Air Force running back Brad Roberts capped off a methodical rushing drive with a two-yard rushing touchdown at the 12:27 mark in the first quarter. The first half did not feature much more scoring outside of Roberts’ touchdown.

The Aztecs were unable to find the end zone in the opening half. Air Force’s defense held San Diego State to 76 yards of offense in the first half.

The Falcons did not score again for the remainder of the first two quarters, but Roberts went into halftime with 123 rushing yards on 20 carries. His longest rush was for 63 yards in the first quarter. Air Force led 7-0 at the end of the second quarter.

Matthew Dapore nailed a field goal from 30 yards to extend Air Force’s lead to seven points, 10-3, with 12:04 left in the third quarter. San Diego State responded by getting in field goal position, which set up Jack Browning for a 26-yard field goal with nine minutes left in the third. San Diego State trailed Air Force, 10-3.

With 2:25 left in the third quarter, Dapore missed his second field goal of the night from 44 yards. The Air Force lead remained 10-3 over San Diego State. Dapore made up for his two misses when he gave Air Force a 13-3 lead with 9:03 to go in the fourth quarter.

San Diego State quarterback Jalen Mayden helped move the ball down the field late in the fourth quarter, but he was intercepted in the end zone with 1:40 left in the game.

Air Force held onto the 13-3 road win in Week 13. San Diego State ended the regular season with a 7-5 record. On Sunday, Dec. 4, San Diego State will find out its bowl game future for the 2022 bowl season.



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