Scores

Final

Colorado State 38

(4-4, 2-2 MW)

San Diego State 34

(1-7, 0-4 MW)

Coverage: The Mtn.

9:30 PM ET, October 25, 2008

Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, CA

1 2 3 4 T
CSU 3 7 21 738
SDSU 7 10 14 334

Top Performers

Passing: B. Farris (CSU) - 296 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: A. Henderson (SDSU) - 25 CAR, 177 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: K. Sperry (CSU) - 5 REC, 61 YDS, 3 TD

Colorado St. 38, San Diego St. 34

Associated Press

SAN DIEGO -- Billy Farris threw three touchdown passes and Eric Morton rushed for a pair of scores to lead Colorado State to a 38-34 win over San Diego State on Saturday night.

All of Farris' TD passes went to Kory Sperry, including the go-ahead score on a 9-yarder four seconds into the fourth quarter. The play was originally ruled an incomplete pass, but after Colorado State challenged the call, it was overruled on replay.

Sperry also scored on catches of 20 and 6 yards. Morton, a wide receiver, scored twice on reverses covering 12 and 24 yards. The last score gave Colorado State (4-4, 2-2 Mountain West) its first lead at 31-24 with two minutes left in the third quarter.

Farris finished 25 of 34 passing for 296 yards as he directed the offense to 507 yards.

San Diego State (1-7, 0-4 MWC) was unusually productive on offense, gaining 392 total yards. The Aztecs, ranked at or near the bottom in a number of NCAA offensive categories, rushed for 226 yards.

Atiyyah Henderson ran for a career-high 177 yards on 25 carries and had touchdown runs of 1 and 72 yards. The latter run, which tied the score at 31 with one minute left in the third quarter, was San Diego State's longest scoring run since October 1999.

Davion Mauldin scored on a 93-yard kickoff return for San Diego State, which insured its 10th straight non-winning season with the loss.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
CSU
SDSU
1st Downs2523
Total Yards507392
Passing296166
Rushing211226
Penalties3-404-47
3rd Down Conversions7-127-13
4th Down Conversions0-11-1
Turnovers01
Possession30:3729:23

Passing Leaders

Colorado StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Farris25/342968.730
San Diego StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Lindley24/331665.011

Rushing Leaders

Colorado StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Johnson261305.0025
Morton36120.3225
San Diego StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Henderson251777.1272
Campbell5224.408

Receiving Leaders

Colorado StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Greer47819.5048
Sperry56112.2320
San Diego StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Mougey5418.2017
Brown11403.6110

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERCSUSDSU
TD05:00Atiyyah Henderson 1 Yd Run (Lane Yoshida Kick) 07
FG00:30Jason Smith 43 Yd 37
SECOND QUARTERCSUSDSU
FG12:07Lane Yoshida 43 Yd 310
TD07:36Kory Sperry 20 Yd Pass From Billy Farris (Jason Smith Kick) 1010
TD02:10Vincent Brown 10 Yd Pass From Ryan Lindley (Lane Yoshida Kick) 1017
THIRD QUARTERCSUSDSU
TD12:37Dion Morton 12 Yd Run (Jason Smith Kick) 1717
TD12:19Davion Mauldin 93 Yd Kickoff Return (Lane Yoshida Kick) 1724
TD07:50Kory Sperry 6 Yd Pass From Billy Farris (Jason Smith Kick) 2424
TD02:16Dion Morton 24 Yd Run (Jason Smith Kick) 3124
TD01:03Atiyyah Henderson 72 Yd Run (Lane Yoshida Kick) 3131
FOURTH QUARTERCSUSDSU
TD14:56Kory Sperry 9 Yd Pass From Billy Farris (Jason Smith Kick) 3831
FG07:09Lane Yoshida 33 Yd 3834