San Diego State suffered a tough begin at Snapdragon Stadium and to this system’s centennial season, falling to Arizona 38-20 on a scorching Saturday afternoon.
The stadium made its huge occasion debut within the highlight – featured on a CBS broadcast – however the Aztecs have been sluggish to reply earlier than a sellout crowd of 34,046 in Mission Valley
SDSU went three-and-out on their first two drives and by the tip of the primary quarter Arizona had leapt to a 10-0 benefit.
San Diego State opened their scoring on a 44-yard area objective by Jack Browning early within the second quarter, however after one other Wildcat landing, the Aztecs scored their first at their new residence on a seven-play drive capped by a cross from switch quarterback Braxton Burmeister to broad receiver Tyrell Shavers. The push started after a fumble restoration by Cedarious Barfield on the Arizona 32-yard line.
However the Aztecs noticed the tying landing, on a Jordan Byrd rush, nullified on a holding name, and on the following play, after Brionne Penny failed to carry on to a Burmeister cross, the Wildcats recovered the deflection.
Six performs later, as a substitute of being tied 17-17, SDSU trailed Arizona 24-10, due to a brief Jayden de Laura cross to Jacob Cowing with seconds to go within the half.
Arizona started to place the sport out of attain after the half, scoring on their first possession to go up 31-10. The Aztecs received a lift at 7:46 within the third quarter, when the Wildcats flubbed a punt ultimately zone, recovered by Jaylon Armstead for a landing to attract nearer at 31-17.
However Arizona added a landing and SDSU answered solely with one other Browning area objective. The Aztecs failed to attain within the remaining quarter, and the ultimate was virtually the other of final 12 months’s 38-14 win over the Wildcats, a 1-11 group.
Burmeister, a product of La Jolla Nation Day, accomplished 5 passes for simply 51 yards, and his play was restricted within the second half as a consequence of a tough fall on his throwing shoulder. Will Haskell didn’t fare any higher, ending with simply two passes for 11 yards. Arizona additionally tagged the Aztec protection for 461 yards.
“We made too many errors and we didn’t cease the run defensively,” head coach Brady Hoke advised CBS8. He added that he pulled Burmeister as a result of damage, not his efficiency.
Along with the debut sport, SDSU honored 21 gamers and 4 coaches who have been a part of this system from 1921-59, as a part of the season-long centennial celebration. The campus will reveal “All-Decade Groups” all through the autumn.
The Aztecs keep residence at Snapdragon subsequent week, internet hosting Idaho State for a 5 p.m. sport on Sept. 10.