North Dakota at San Diego State

San Diego St. 49, North Dakota 41

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SAN DIEGO (AP) - Ryan Katz threw for 241 yards and three touchdowns as San Diego State outlasted North Dakota 49-41 on Saturday night.

Adam Muema rushed for 124 yards and Walter Kazee added 105 for the Aztecs (2-1).

Marcus Hendrickson connected on 27 of 50 passes for 434 yards and four TDs for North Dakota (2-1). Three TDs went to Greg Hardin, who had eight receptions for 142 yards.

Hendrickson's 15-yard scoring pass in to Tyrhe Ivery brought North Dakota within 49-41 with 6:17 remaining. UND got the ball back with 1:52 left, but came up a half-yard short on a fourth down pass play at its 38-yard line, and San Diego State ran out the clock.

Katz completed 8 of 11 passes for 195 yards in the first half, throwing TD strikes to Brice Butler (44 yards), Colin Lockett (37 yards) and Gavin Escobar (20 yards) as the Aztecs built a 35-20 halftime lead.

Escobar finished with five receptions for 117 yards.

The temperature at kickoff was 97 degrees, the hottest for a San Diego State home game since Sept. 8, 1984, when it was 93 for a contest against UCLA.

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Scoring Summary
SDGSTLeon McFadden 28 yd interception return (Chance Marden kick)
SDGSTBrice Butler 44 yd pass from Ryan Katz (Chance Marden kick)
NDKGreg Hardin 53 yd pass from Marcus Hendrickson (Zeb Miller kick)
SDGSTColin Lockett 37 yd pass from Ryan Katz (Chance Marden kick)
NDKGreg Hardin 7 yd pass from Marcus Hendrickson (Zeb Miller kick)
SDGSTAdam Muema 15 yd run (Chance Marden kick)
NDKZeb Miller 34 yd FG
SDGSTGavin Escobar 20 yd pass from Ryan Katz (Chance Marden kick)
NDKZeb Miller 43 yd FG
NDKMitch Sutton 1 yd run (Zeb Miller kick)
SDGSTWalter Kazee 10 yd run (Chance Marden kick)
NDKGreg Hardin 36 yd pass from Marcus Hendrickson (Zeb Miller kick)
SDGSTWalter Kazee 1 yd run (Chance Marden kick)
NDKTyrhe Ivery 15 yd pass from Marcus Hendrickson (Zeb Miller kick)
 
Team Stats
 NDKSDGST
First Downs2527
Third Down Efficiency6-143-8
Fourth Down Efficiency2-30-1
Plays-Net Yards77-48961-533
Rushes-Yds27-5542-292
Passing Yds434241
Kick Return Yds22120
Punt Return Yds020
Passes27-50-111-19-0
Punts2-872-96
Fumbles-Lost1-01-0
Penalties-Yds10-528-85
Time of Poss.32:4827:12
 
Individual Stats
RUSHING
NDK: Marcus Hendrickson 11-36, Mitch Sutton 8-24, Jake Miller 7-6, Team 1--11
SDGST: Adam Muema 13-124, Walter Kazee 18-105, Ryan Katz 8-60, Chad Young 1-3, Ezell Ruffin 1-2, Team 1--2
PASSING
NDK: Marcus Hendrickson 27-50-434-1
SDGST: Ryan Katz 11-18-241-0, Team 0-1-0-0
RECEIVING
NDK: Greg Hardin 8-142, Jameer Jackson 6-88, R.J. McGill 5-81, Kenny Golladay 3-47, Mitch Sutton 2-49, Tyrhe Ivery 1-15, Ethan Magstadt 1-11, Seth Wisthoff 1-1
SDGST: Gavin Escobar 5-117, Brice Butler 3-66, Colin Lockett 1-37, Adam Roberts 1-13, Chad Young 1-8