Tariq Thompson celebrates with teammate Kyahva Tezino after his late interception against Weber State Saturday Aug. 31, 2019. Photo credit: Screenshot, @SDSUFootball, via Twitter.

In a home opener in which both defenses carried the day, San Diego State made two field goals stand up, and defeated Weber State 6-0.

Matt Araiza’s scores in the game came in the second quarter and early in the fourth quarter.

He made a 35-yard kick in the second quarter with 4:43 on the clock and a 29-year shot with 10:53 left in the game.

The anemic offense troubled Coach Rocky Long, though he credited his team with finding a way to win the game.

“Obviously it was a poor performance on offense, so much so I called it ugly in the locker room,” he said.

SDSU nearly sealed the victory with 2:52 remaining, when Tariq Thompson intercepted a pass from Weber State quarterback Jake Constantine.

Thompson broke up another pass in the Wildcat’s final drive. Long called them “big-time plays” that preserved the win.

The Aztecs defense held Weber State to just five first downs and 35 rushing yards.

The game, at San Diego County Credit Union Stadium, drew 40,222. San Diego State travels north next week to play the UCLA Bruins (0-1).

– Staff reports

Updated 11:55 p.m.

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