Aztecs Use Passing Game to Top Bulldogs

SDSU is one win away from a spot in the MWC title game

The last time San Diego State had a quarterback throw for 300 yards in a game was November 14, 2014 when Quinn Kaehler lit up Air Force for 326 yards.

It took five years, one day and 65 games but finally another Aztec QB topped 300 yards. Senior Ryan Agnew completed 33 of 47 passes for 323 yards in a 17-7 win over Fresno State on Friday night at SDCCU Stadium.

Agnew found 11 different receivers (including himself when he grabbed a pass that was batted in the air at the line of scrimmage). Jesse Matthews, a redshirt freshman from Christian High School in El Cajon, went bonkers with eight catches for 119 yards. Matthews only had 293 yards for the entire season coming into the game.

Running back Chase Jasmin scored both Aztecs touchdowns, one rushing and one receiving.

But as has been the case all season the game was really won by the Aztecs defense. Cornerback Luq Barcoo had two of SDSU’s three interceptions (Tariq Thompson had the other). Barcoo has seven picks this year, tying him for 2nd in the nation. Texas Tech’s Douglas Coleman leads everyone with nine.

With the win the Aztecs improve to 8-2, already giving them one more win than they had all last season. If they beat Hawaii next week in Honolulu … or if Hawaii loses on Saturday at UNLV … San Diego State wins their division and earns a spot in the Mountain West Conference championship game.

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