San Diego State's offense has, under head coach Rocky Long, been vastly run-heavy. But just about every football team will tell you ... aside from outliers like Navy (run heavy) and Washington State (pass happy) ... an offense is at its best when it's balanced.
So when the Aztecs can run and throw with equal success they're going to win a lot of games. That's what we saw in a 26-22 win over Wyoming on Saturday night at SDCCU Stadium. SDSU threw the ball 32 times and ran it 36 times without committing a turnover.
Senior running back Juwan Washington, who's been hampered by an ankle injury, played his first home game since the season opener and was a work horse. Washington had 112 yards on 27 touches and scored two touchdowns, one rushing and one receiving.
Senior quarterback Ryan Agnew, working with an effective running game again, was efficient and effective. Agnew threw a pair of TD passes, the second one to tight end Daniel Bellinger with 2:09 to play to give the Aztecs the lead.
It's fitting that the SDSU defense put the game away with a late turnover. It's even more fitting that turnover was forced by Luq Barcoo. The defensive back had three interceptions a week ago at Colorado State and picked off another one to seal it at home.
The Aztecs improve to 5-1 heading into two straight road trips, at San Jose State and UNLV, before finishing with three of their last four games at home.