Recap: San Diego St vs. Air Force
San Diego, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Quinn Kaehler passed for 326 yards, a touchdown and an interception as the San Diego State Aztecs outlasted the Air Force Falcons, 30-14, in a Mountain West Conference showdown at Qualcomm Stadium.
Kaehler completed 17-of-30 pass attempts for San Diego State (6-5, 4-3 MWC), while Donnel Pumphrey rushed for 131 yards and a touchdown on 27 carries. The Aztecs have won two of their last three games.
Kale Pearson completed 10-of-22 passing for 171 yards, a touchdown and an interception for Air Force (8-3, 4-3), adding a team-best 59 rushing yards to his resume. Garrett Griffin caught only two passes but went for 80 yards and a score in the defeat, which snapped a four-game win streak.
San Diego State got on the board first when Kaehler found Adam Roberts for a 14-yard touchdown with 10:59 left in the first period.
Two Donald Hageman field goals - one with 46 seconds left in the first quarter from 20 yards out and another with 11:29 left in the second period from 36 yards out - game SDSU the 13-0 advantage.
But with 9:58 left in the first half, Air Force got on the board with a 74- yard touchdown pass from Pearson to Griffin to cut the Aztecs lead to 13-7.
With 17 seconds remaining in the half, D.J. Johnson punched in a one-yard touchdown run to give Air Force the 14-13 lead at the break.
Hageman gave San Diego State the lead back, 16-14, with 8:13 left to play in the third with a 21-yard field goal.
Pumphrey scored on a 12-yard run play with 2:05 remaining in the third to increase San Diego State's lead to 23-14.
Calvin Munson put the finishing touches on a San Diego State win when he intercepted a Pearson pass and returned it 56 yards to the end zone with 2:44 remaining in the game for the ultimate 30-14 lead.
The Aztecs had the edge in total offensive yards, 502-329, and forced three Air Force fumbles and four total Falcons turnovers to seal the win.Game Notes