Ryan Agnew makes a pass in San Diego State’s comeback win against Wyoming. Photo credit: goaztecs.com

San Diego State (5-1, 2-1) displayed some second-half grit to overcome a 14-6 deficit and knock off Wyoming (4-2, 1-1) 26-22 Saturday.

The Aztecs scored 13 unanswered points in the third quarter to go ahead 19-14, but they had a scare.

They fell behind with just under seven minutes in the game, as Wyoming quarterback Sean Chambers threw a 19-yard pass to give the Cowboys a 22-19 lead.

Quarterback Ryan Agnew finished the game 21-for-32 with 209 yards and two touchdowns. That included the game-winning toss to Daniel Bellinger with 2:09 remaining.

“They kept fighting and we took charge and eventually won the game,” Coach Rocky Long said.

Following the Aztecs’ late touchdown, cornerback Luq Barcoo intercepted a deep pass from Chambers – Barcoo’s fourth in the last two games – to seal the victory.

Barcoo, a senior, was named the Mountain West Defensive Player of the Week after the Aztecs’ 24-10 victory over Colorado State. He became the first player in the nation to intercept three passes in a game this season. He added six tackles and a pass breakup.

“The defense has been helping us all year long,” Agnew said. “It’s one of the best defenses in the country.”

Running back Juwan Washington topped 100 total yards and had two scores, one rushing and one receiving. Jesse Matthews led the Aztecs with 73 receiving yards on six catches. Dwayne Johnson had a team-high eight tackles, four of them solo.

The Aztecs and the Cowboys played before 28,758 at San Diego County Credit Union Stadium. SDSU travels to face San Jose State at 4 p.m. next Saturday.

– Staff reports

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