Stadium goes dark as San Diego State upsets Stanford


Stadium goes dark as San Diego State upsets Stanford

SDSU senior running back Rashaad Penny started the week leading the FBS in rushing yards with 423, while Stanford junior running back Bryce Love ranked fourth overall with 340.

The drive stalled when Stanford linebacker Casey Toohill sacked Chapman on a third-and-14 play, forcing John Baron II to attempt a 50-yard field that he missed, breaking his streak of six consecutive conversions to start the season.

The stadium wasn't the only thing that went lights-out in San Diego late Saturday night.

On the other side, San Diego State improved to 3-0 and will surely be ranked next week.

After producing no first downs and only three yards on three first quarter possessions, Stanford finally going on the first possession of the second.

San Diego State isn't a pushover.

ABOUT STANFORD (1-1): Chryst has targeted his tight ends early and often during the first two games, with freshman Colby Parkinson and preseason All-Pac-12 selection Dalton Schultz combining for seven catches and three touchdowns. Cornerback Kameron Kelly sealed the win with an interception on Stanford's next play. "My son, this is his first game, and he got to see this". Though coach Rocky Long has done a remarkable job shaping the Aztecs into one of the best defensive and rushing teams in the nation, Stanford remains one of the sport's current gold standards. Whne play resumed with 3:58 on the clock, the Aztecs embarked on the game winning drive.

How quarterback Keller Chryst is able to use those targets against an excellent San Diego State secondary should factor into Saturday's outcome.

Love followed with his 51-yard touchdown run that enabled the Cardinal to take a 7-3 lead with 12:38 left before halftime. The Aztecs' star rusher has over 400 yards in their two games, while the passing offense has less than 300 yards.

To make it even better, the fan immediately turned to the San Diego State tailgate, which was a party. The Cardinal are the highest-ranked nonconference opponent since September 24, 1998, when No. 16 Arizona visited and beat San Diego State 35-16.

I look for this game to be a physical battle like we are used to seeing from Stanford.