San Diego State has had a few ugly wins of late but Saturday its luck ran out against Nevada, snapping a six-game winning streak.
The Aztecs (6-2, 3-1 Mountain West Conference) racked up the points early in the first half only to fizzled out in the second. SDSU lost 28-24 to Nevada (5-4, 3-2 ) at Mackay Stadium in Reno, Nevada.
It started well early for the Aztecs as two touchdown passes by Ryan Agnew, one to Chase Jasmin and one to Kahale Warring, gave SDSU a 14-0 lead. The Wolfpack, however, answered back by scoring 15 straight, including a safety.
Ty Gangi threw 40-yarder to Toa Tua and 26-yard TD to Brendan O’Leary-Orange for a one-point lead. A John Baron II field goal minutes gave the lead back to the Aztecs.
Before the break, Agnew again connected with Waring for a 30-yard touchdown, giving SDSU a 24-15 halftime lead. And that was the last time the Aztecs scored.
After the half, the Wolfpack defense stymied SDSU, causing freshman wide receiver Elijah Kothe to miss what would have been a game-winning touchdown catch in the last few minutes of the game.
Nevada came out the gates swinging with an eight-play, 75-yard drive capped by a 2-yard score by Devonte Lee to bring the Wolfpack to within two points. Kicker Ramiz Ahmed added to field goals, a 32- and a 34-yarder, to give Nevada the win.
With the win, Nevada also snapped a three-game losing streak against the Aztecs.
Agnew threw for 283 yards and three touchdowns, the most for the Aztecs since Christian Chapman threw three against Hawai’i on Nov. 5, 2016.
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