SAN DIEGO (AP)Dominik Eberle kick three field goals, Shaq Bond had a pick-6, and Utah State held on for a 23-17 win over San Diego State on Saturday night.
Eberle connected from 30, 29 and 32 yards. Jordan Love was 30-of-47 passing for 293 yards and Jaylen Warren scored on an 11-yard run for the Aggies (2-1).
The Aztecs opened the game with a 16-play, 70-yard drive to took more than seven minutes off the clock but had to settle for Matt Araiza’s 22-yard field goal. After Utah State went three-and-out, Bond picked off a pass and returned it 48 yards for a touchdown to make it 7-3 with 6:00 minutes left in the first quarter and SDSU (3-1) trailed the rest of the way.
Trailing by 20 going into the fourth quarter, Ryan Agnew’s 25-yard touchdown pass to Kobe Smith capped a 13-play, 79-yard drive and cut San Diego State’s deficit to 23-10 with 10 minutes to go. The defense forced the Aggies to punt and, on fourth-and-five, Agnew connected with Isaiah Richardson for a 49-yard TD to make it 23-17 with five minutes remaining.
Utah State moved to SDSU’s 25 and Eberle’s 42-yard field-goal attempt missed wide right with 1:18 to go but the Aggies’ defense held.
Agnew completed 20 of 37 passes for 281 yards with an interception.