NCAAF Game Recap - San Diego State at UCLA
Sat Sep 7, 2019 4:15 PM EDT

TxAM
10
Clem
24
F
NMSt
10
Ala
62
F
Murr
17
UGA
63
F
SD
14
Okla
70
F
Cin
0
OHSt
42
F
LSU
45
Tex
38
F
Army
21
Mich
24
F(1OT)
Tul
6
Aub
24
F
UT-M
0
Fla
45
F
NIU
17
Utah
35
F
Cal
20
Wash
19
F
Buff
13
PSU
45
F
Nev
6
Oreg
77
F
C Mi
0
Wisc
61
F
UCF
48
FlAtl
14
F
WestMI
17
MSU
51
F
Rut
0
Iowa
30
F
Syr
20
MD
63
F
NoCol
17
WaSt
59
F
Stan
20
USC
45
F
Marsh
7
Boise
14
F
Neb
31
Colo
34
F OT
Wake
41
Rice
21
F
W&M
17
UVA
52
F
SacSt
7
AzSt
19
F
Ohio
10
Pitt
20
F
(N/A)
23
Kent
26
F
WVU
7
Mizzu
38
F
Sou
24
Mem
55
F
BGSU
0
K St
52
F
OD
17
VaTec
31
F
ChaSo
10
SCar
72
F
Vand
24
Purd
42
F
UAB
31
Akr
20
F
WCU
0
NCSt
41
F
SoFL
10
GATec
14
F
Ford
29
Ball
57
F
TnTec
17
MiaOH
48
F
SMiss
15
MisSt
38
F
Gram
14
LaTec
20
F
SIU
45
UMass
20
F
E Il
0
Ind
52
F
Ill
31
UConn
23
F
Rich
13
BC
45
F
Char
41
App
56
F
WIl
13
ColSt
38
F
UTSA
14
Bayl
63
F
SDSU
23
UCLA
14
F
ULMon
44
FlaSt
45
F OT
Maine
18
GaSo
26
F
GWebb
9
ECU
48
F
NCAT
13
Duke
45
F
Furm
42
GASt
48
F
Wyo
23
TxSt
14
F
JacSt
14
SoAl
37
F
NorTx
27
SMU
49
F
McNee
14
OkSt
56
F
TnSt
26
MidTN
45
F
CoCar
12
Kans
7
F
BYU
29
Tenn
26
F(1OT)
E Ky
0
Lou
42
F
W Ky
20
FLInt
14
F
Stony
7
UtSt
62
F
Ark
17
Miss
31
F
Lib
14
ULLaf
35
F
E Mi
17
KY
38
F
UTEP
3
TxTch
38
F
PVAM
17
Hou
37
F
MiaFL
25
UNC
28
F
Tuls
34
SJSU
16
F
ArkSt
43
UNLV
17
F
Minn
38
Fres
35
F(1OT)
NoAZ
41
Ariz
65
F
OreSt
28
Hawaii
31
F

Sep 7, 2019, 4:15 PM EDT

Final

1

2

3

4

T

San Diego State (2-0)

10

0

10

3

23

UCLA (0-2)

7

0

7

0

14

Zero no more: San Diego State gets first win over UCLA 23-14
Sat Sep 7, 2019 10:01 PM

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) Ryan Agnew wanted to be a part of San Diego State history on Saturday at the Rose Bowl. The senior quarterback accomplished that by leading the Aztecs to their first victory over UCLA.

Agnew completed 23 of 31 passes for 293 yards and a touchdown in a 23-14 win. It is San Diego State's fifth victory over a Pac-12 team since 2016, but it was 0-21-1 against the Bruins coming into the game.

"It's big coming here because we never won," Agnew said. "We came out prepared, we were excited, we were happy. We got to play in a monumental stadium in the Rose Bowl. Offense, defense and special teams brought it. It was a good team win."

Matt Araiza kicked three field goals and Kobe Smith had seven receptions for 131 yards, including a 43-yard touchdown less than three minutes into the third quarter that gave San Diego State (2-0) a 17-7 advantage.

Besides the play of Agnew, the Aztecs won by controlling the ball and taking advantage of turnovers. They had a nearly 17-minute edge in time of possession and scored 10 points off a pair of UCLA turnovers.

"San Diego State beating UCLA, if it had been two or three times, I would say it wouldn't be unusual. But since it was the 23rd meeting and finally winning one that kind of makes it a special day," coach Rocky Long said.

While it is a big win for Aztecs, things can't get much worse for UCLA and coach Chip Kelly. The Bruins have lost 11 of the 14 games Kelly has been at the helm.

Kelly is 0-5 in nonconference games as Bruins' coach, with four of the defeats coming to Group of Five teams.

"I thought there were opportunities to make plays and we didn't," he said. "It hurts when you lose to San Diego State, so the fact that we hadn't lost to them before means absolutely nothing. We weren't here before. We lost to them now. It means it hurts."

The game was tied at 7 with four minutes remaining in the first quarter when Tariq Thompson recovered a Mike Martinez fumble at the SDSU 45. The Aztecs were able to drive to the UCLA 26 before Araiza made a 43-yard field goal.

Two plays after Kyahva Tezino sacked UCLA's Dorian Thompson-Robinson to cause a fumble, which was recovered by Caden McDonald, San Diego State extended its lead to 17-7 with 12:50 remaining in the third quarter. Agnew rolled left and bought enough time for Smith to get open. The sophomore caught the ball at the Bruins 6 and dragged defensive back Jay Shaw into the end zone.

Agnew said he should have thrown it to Smith earlier, but that he looked the wrong way.

"I was running a slant route. We was supposed to get me early off the break but I saw him running off left after the safety came down," Smith said.

Things looked good for UCLA (0-2) early. It scored on its first series when Joshua Kelley ran around left end from 5 yards out. It went three and out or had a turnover on four of the next six drives before Greg Dulcich brought the Bruins within 17-14 midway through the third quarter when he caught a 20-yard touchdown from Thompson-Robinson. That would be as close as they would get though as Ariaza added a pair of field goals.

Thompson-Robinson completed 24 of 35 passes for 191 yards and a TD. Kelley, who missed last week's opener at Cincinnati due to a knee injury, had 57 yards on 14 carries and a touchdown.

"I think I still need to improve on some things, obviously still the two fumbles, you can't have that," Thompson-Robinson said.

TURNING THE TIDE

San Diego State went three and out on its first drive, but scored its first touchdown of the season on its next series Chase Jasmin's 2-yard run capped a 14-play, 75-yard drive that lasted 7:13.

Long said he expected his team to struggle early before finding its footing.

"It took us a whole quarter to get used to their speed. Once we got used to it we were fine," he said.

THE TAKEAWAY

San Diego State: The Aztecs now have more wins in the Pac-12 the past four seasons (five) than Oregon State (four).

"That is a crazy stat to believe and shows the coaches and players we had in the past. It started early and we are trying to keep it going," Agnew said.

UCLA: Opponents have converted on Bruins' turnovers at an alarming rate during Kelly's tenures. Cincinnati and San Diego State scored 24 points off six fumbles and interceptions this season after opponents had 11 TDs and two field goals off 17 turnovers last season.

STAYING AWAY

Saturday's game drew 36,951, which is the third-smallest crowd to attend a UCLA game since it moved to the Rose Bowl in 1982.

It is also the second straight Bruins home game, dating to last season's finale against Stanford that has drawn under 40,000.

UP NEXT

San Diego State: Travels to New Mexico State next Saturday. The Aztecs have won seven straight in the series.

UCLA: Hosts No. 4 Oklahoma next Saturday. The Bruins have lost four of five to the Sooners, including 49-21 last season.

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Passing

SDSU Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
R. Agnew 31 23 74.2 1 293 34 0 114.0
UCLA Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
D. Thompson-Robinson 35 24 68.6 1 199 24 0 92.4

Rushing

SDSU Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
J. Washington 20 41 2.0 10 0
J. Byrd 10 19 1.9 6 0
UCLA Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
J. Kelley 15 53 3.5 12 1
D. Felton 10 28 2.8 9 0

Receiving

SDSU Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
K. Smith 7 131 18.7 34 1
J. Matthews 5 59 11.8 20 0
UCLA Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
D. Asiasi 4 43 10.8 17 0
G. Dulcich 3 37 12.3 20 1

Fumbles

SDSU F FL
R. Agnew 1 0
UCLA F FL
D. Thompson-Robinson 2 1

Returning

SDSU KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
J. Byrd 0 - 0 0 1 17.0 0 17
UCLA KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
K. Philips 0 - 0 0 2 21.5 0 30
M. Lynch 1 9.0 0 9 0 - 0 0

Punting

SDSU Punt Yds Avg LgPu
B. Heicklen 5 191 38.2 46
UCLA Punt Yds Avg LgPu
W. Lees 5 223 44.6 51

Takeaways

Team Stats Comparison

SDSU UCLA
Points For 23 14
Total Yards 373 261
Rushing Yards 80 62
Passing Yards 293 199
Passing Completions / Attempts 23/31 24/35
Turnovers 0 2
Interceptions Thrown 0 0
Fumbles - Lost 1/0 4/2
First Downs 22 16
Penalties - Yards 5/50 7/52
Time Of Possession 16:16 44:44
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 6/15 5/14
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 0/0 0/2
Punts - Average Yards 5/38 5/45

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter SDSU UCLA
UCLA 2:57 TD Joshua Kelley 5 yd run (JJ Molson kick) 0 7
SDSU 10:10 TD Chase Jasmin 2 yd run (Matt Araiza kick) 7 7
SDSU 14:10 FG Matt Araiza 43 yd FG 10 7
2nd Quarter SDSU UCLA
No scores this quarter
3rd Quarter SDSU UCLA
SDSU 2:10 TD Kobe Smith 34 yd pass from Ryan Agnew (Matt Araiza kick) 17 7
UCLA 6:48 TD Greg Dulcich 20 yd pass from Dorian Thompson-Robinson (JJ Molson kick) 17 14
SDSU 14:39 FG Matt Araiza 31 yd FG 20 14
4th Quarter SDSU UCLA
SDSU 9:31 FG Matt Araiza 25 yd FG 23 14

Game Information

Stadium: Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California
Attendance: 36,951
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