Scores

Final

San Diego State 24

(2-3, 1-0 MW)

Colorado State 20

(0-5, 0-2 MW)

5:30 PM ET, October 6, 2007

Hughes Stadium, FORT COLLINS, CO

1 2 3 4 T
SDSU 7 0 3 1424
CSU 0 0 10 1020

Top Performers

Passing: C. Hanie (CSU) - 188 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: K. O'Connell (SDSU) - 16 CAR, 41 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: B. Swain (SDSU) - 4 REC, 111 YDS

San Diego St. 24, Colorado St. 20

Associated Press

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) -- Quarterback Kevin O'Connell ran for three touchdowns, the third coming with 43 seconds left in the game, as San Diego State extended Colorado State's losing streak to 12 games with a 24-20 victory Saturday.

O'Connell had 15 carries for 42 yards and completed 14-of-27 passes for 187 yards for San Diego State (2-3, 1-0 Mountain West Conference).

Trailing 20-17 in the fourth quarter, O'Connell completed a 57-yard pass to Brett Swain to get San Diego State to the Colorado State 23. O'Connell had a 14-yard run to get the Aztecs to the 6 and two plays later dove over the line to put the Aztecs ahead 24-20.

Caleb Hanie, 15-for-27 for 196 yards but with a costly end zone interception, had given Colorado State (0-5, 0-2) the lead on a 40-yard TD pass to Damon Morton with 2:29 remaining.

Kyle Bell ran for 76 yards on 19 carries.

O'Connell scored on a 1-yard keeper on a fourth-and-goal play on the first possession of the game to put San Diego State ahead 7-0.

Colorado drove to the San Diego State 24 late in the first quarter, but Aaron Moore intercepted Hanie in the end zone. It was Hanie's eighth interception thrown this year and Moore's second interception of the season.

San Diego State missed a chance to add to its lead early in the second quarter when Colorado State punter Jimmie Kaylor overthrew Jake Galusha on a fourth-and-8 from the Rams' 44. But O'Connell was sacked twice, and San Diego State had to punt.

Colorado State scored 13 points in the third quarter to take a 13-10 lead. Michael Hughes had a 12-yard punt to set up Jason Smith's 39-yard field goal with 11:13 left in the third quarter.

The Rams took advantage of excellent field position to take a 10-7 lead on Hanie's 1-yard sneak. From the San Diego State 43, Bell ran the ball four times to reach the 17 before Hanie dove over for the score with 6:53 left in the third quarter.

San Diego State quickly tied the game at 10 on Garrett Palmer's 33-yard field goal with 4:30 left in the third quarter. The field goal was set up by a 46-yard pass play from Darren Mougey to Vincent Brown.

But two San Diego State possessions later, Darryl Williams recovered Brandon Bornes' fumble at the Aztecs' 20. Colorado State settled for a 20-yard field goal by Smith as time expired in the third quarter, putting the Rams on top 13-10.

San Diego got the lead back when O'Connell ran through several arm tackles on a 16-yard TD run with 13:16 left in the fourth quarter.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SDSU
CSU
1st Downs1916
Total Yards378327
Passing230188
Rushing148139
Penalties3-213-15
3rd Down Conversions5-165-15
4th Down Conversions1-10-1
Turnovers12
Possession31:1928:41

Passing Leaders

San Diego StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
O'Connell13/261847.100
Colorado StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Hanie14/261887.211

Rushing Leaders

San Diego StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Henderson10464.6026
O'Connell16412.6324
Colorado StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Bell19764.0011
Johnson III10434.3011

Receiving Leaders

San Diego StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Swain411127.8057
Brown36120.3046
Colorado StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Morton37725.7140
Morton44110.3016

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERSDSUCSU
TD09:24Kevin O'Connell 1 Yd Run (Garrett Palmer Kick) 70
THIRD QUARTERSDSUCSU
FG11:13Jason Smith 39 Yd 73
TD06:58Caleb Hanie 1 Yd Run (Jason Smith Kick) 710
FG04:30Garrett Palmer 33 Yd 1010
FG00:00Jason Smith 20 Yd 1013
FOURTH QUARTERSDSUCSU
TD13:36Kevin O'Connell 16 Yd Run (Garrett Palmer Kick) 1713
TD02:29Damon Morton 40 Yd Pass From Caleb Hanie (Jason Smith Kick) 1720
TD00:43Kevin O'Connell 1 Yd Run (Garrett Palmer Kick) 2420