San Diego, CA – Aztecs can’t keep pace with Utah State in a double-overtime loss 32-24 with the Aggies going for two to seal the deal.
Ike Larsen sealed the deal with one interception of the game on Jalen Mayden (18) on the fourth play in OT.
“Super excited with the outcome,” Utah State head coach Blake Anderson said. “It was a tough night. Really nothing went well offensively early. Their (defensive) front created problems for us all night.”
San Diego St. had a solid gameplan that just couldn’t close the deal in regulation, despite Utah St losing its starting quarterback midway throughout the game. This turned out to be just what they needed.
Cooper Legas (5) threw two touchdowns for 167 yards on 11/15 passes for the Aggies. Starter McCae Hillstead (10) threw 12/16 passes and 62 yards before leaving.
Signal caller Mayden (18) carried his team on his back but just fell short. He was able to keep his team close by throwing 3 touchdowns for 265 yards on 25/39 passes.
“That was huge,” Anderson said. “I don’t know how you quantify it, but nobody wants to go into the last three games having to bat .1000. We needed to get this one. It was a game that was winnable, although it is difficult to win on the road against anybody.”
Now Utah St moves to 4-5 record getting a step closer to being back in bowl eligibility, so these last few games will be key. Saturday they will host Nevada at noon on November 11th.
San Diego St. will travel to Colorado St on November 11th at 4pm.