San Diego State University gain their second victory of the season over the weekend, after blowing a big lead late in the game.
Over the weekend, the Aztecs hosted Toledo at Snapdragon Stadium in a game that came straight down to the wire late in the 4th quarter.
At one point of the game, SDSU held a significant 10-0 lead over Toledo heading into the quarter of the game, before the visiting team scored a pair of touchdowns to complete a comeback at Snapdragon Stadium.
However, a 1-yard touchdown by Jordan Byrd with 41 seconds left in the game sealed the deal for the SDSU Football Aztecs.
After the game. SDSU's head coach says despite the scare towards the end, he's glad that the team ultimately competed the way they did.
“The offense came alive, did some really good things in the two-minute (drill) and I think overall we just competed,” said SDSU head coach Brady Hoke. “The big drive when we need it at the end by the offense, you know, it was really nice to see, obviously. We’ve just got to try to generate that early.”
Head coach Brady Hoke says that aside from letting the game slip out of their hands towards the end, they have to learn from their mistakes in regards to the penalties that were hurting them against Toledo.
“We were good, I think, on defense early, and really through probably 2 1/2 quarters,” Hoke said. “We had some penalties that hurt us a little bit, and we can’t have those. We extended (Toledo) drives by having those penalties.
“Is there things we need to do better? No question, and we will do that.”
The Aztecs will be hitting the road this week as they prepare to play the Boiste State Broncos this Saturday, October 1st.