SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Freshman Lynell Hamilton rushed for 218 yards
as San Diego State beat Wyoming 25-20 Saturday night to snap a
four-game losing streak.
J.C. Mejia kicked four field goals in the first half to tie the
single-game record for San Diego State (4-5, 1-3 Mountain West) as
the Aztecs beat the Cowboys (3-5, 1-2) for a fifth straight time.
Hamilton, who had 40 carries, recorded his fourth 100-yard
rushing game of the season, and nearly surpassed his best of 220
yards against Division I-AA Samford on Sept. 20.
Wyoming's Casey Bramlet threw a season-high three interceptions,
including two that led to second-half touchdowns. But Bramlet
finished 25-of-45 for 247 yards and led a late comeback by passing
for two fourth-quarter scores.
With the Cowboys trailing 25-6 in the fourth quarter, Bramlet
hit Malcom Floyd with a 26-yard scoring pass with 7:36 to play.
Later Bramlet connected with Jovan Bouknight for a 27-yard
touchdown strike with 3:39 left.
But the Aztecs recovered the ensuing onside kick and ran out the
San Diego State's Adam Hall completed 14 of 26 passes for 191
yards and one touchdown. He also had a 5-yard run for his first
rushing TD of the season.
Deric Yaussi kicked field goals of 21 and 26 yards for Wyoming,
while Floyd finished with 14 catches for 120 yards.
The Aztecs outgained the Cowboys 397-292 and sacked Bramlet five
Kirk Morrison sparked San Diego State's defense with 14 tackles,
including two for losses, and an interception.
Randy Tscharner had 11 tackles to lead Wyoming, while Tyler
Gottschalk had nine stops, including one for a loss, and Chris
Dixon racked up his fourth interception of the season.
Wyoming hosts Colorado State this Saturday at 1 p.m.
USC athletic director Pat Haden spoke Tuesday about the decision to fire head coach Steve Sarkisian, calling it "very difficult," while also defending his handling of the situation.
Steve Sarkisian has been plagued of late by apparent substance-related circumstances, including arriving to team facilities appearing intoxicated Sunday, according to sources.
Steve Spurrier, the visor-slinging, slick-talking "Head Ball Coach" who is the second-winningest coach in Southeastern Conference history, announced his resignation on Tuesday.
Florida Gators quarterback Will Grier has been suspended for the year after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance found in a supplement, coach Jim McElwain announced Monday.
Tennessee defensive tackle Shy Tuttle will miss the rest of the season with a broken fibula and torn ankle ligament.
Former NFL safety Tyler Sash died from an accidental overdose after mixing two powerful pain medications, and a history of injuries was a contributing factor, a medical examiner said.