The San Diego State Aztecs (3-4, 1-2) won 42 - 28 at Fort Collins against Colorado State (3-5, 0-4). The Aztecs victory was their first in conference and extended the Rams losing streak to 5 in a row. Ryan Lindley threw a career high 6 touchdowns in the victory. Catch more after the jump!
SDSU scored on a DeMarco Sampson touchdown pass with 9:39 left in the 4th quarter and never looked back. They were down by 14 at one half and by one going into the final quarter before Lindley put the team on his back. It was the ninth most receiving yards in Aztec history by Sampson.
Ryan Lindley behind great protection all game threw six touchdowns for 459 yards and a 67% completion percentage. Most of those passes targeted DeMarco Sampson, 15 catches for 257 yards. Most of these yards came after stud WR Vincent Brown went out with an injury. The SDSU passing game clicked all game and they had no need to rely on a running game except to throw in a different look ever so often. They picked up 72 yards on the ground, most for show.
The CSU Rams were actually up 21 - 7 at half and it looked like they were headed to victory. Grant Stuckers 48% completion percentage and two interceptions would have something to say about that. John Mosure ran for a career high 130 yards while emerging freshman Lou Greenwood got zero carries. Mosure also connected on a 23 yard pass. Once again the Rams snatched defeat from the jaws of victory as the blew another lead, the forth game in a row.
Next week the Aztecs host New Mexico and look to go .500 in conference. Colorado State will host Air Force in a in-state rivalry.