San Diego State at Air Force

San Diego State rallies for 27-20 win over AFA

AP Sports Writer

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) Quinn Kaehler threw two touchdown passes in the fourth quarter and Donnel Pumphrey scored on a 10-yard run with 1:39 remaining, helping San Diego State rally for a 27-20 victory over Air Force on Thursday night in a contest that was played despite the partial government shutdown.

Down by 14 heading into the fourth quarter, the Aztecs (3-3, 2-0 Mountain West) scored 21 straight points to escape with the win after missing two extra points and a field goal. San Diego State is 2-151-1 in program history when trailing by 14 or more points in the final quarter.

Kaehler finished 15 of 26 for 249 yards and three touchdowns. Pumphrey had 117 yards rushing along with another 43 receiving and a score.

Backup Nate Romine scored on a 16-yard run and threw a 71-yard TD pass for the Falcons (1-6, 0-5) in a game they didn't know would even be staged until it was given the official go-ahead about 27 hours before kickoff.

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Scoring Summary
SDGSTEric Judge 44 yd pass from Quinn Kaehler (missed kick)
AFNate Romine 16 yd run (Will Conant kick)
AFWill Conant 48 yd FG
AFWill Conant 52 yd FG
AFSam Gagliano 71 yd pass from Nate Romine (Will Conant kick)
SDGSTDonnel Pumphrey 20 yd pass from Quinn Kaehler (Seamus McMorrow kick)
SDGSTEzell Ruffin 62 yd pass from Quinn Kaehler (blocked XP)
SDGSTDonnel Pumphrey 10 yd run (Tim Vizzi 2pt pass from Quinn Kaehler)
Team Stats
First Downs2214
Third Down Efficiency9-163-14
Fourth Down Efficiency0-32-3
Plays-Net Yards72-46361-319
Passing Yds249150
Kick Return Yds350
Punt Return Yds50
Time of Poss.33:1826:42
Individual Stats
SDGST: Donnel Pumphrey 17-117, Adam Muema 18-86, Quinn Kaehler 8-12, Chad Young 1-3, Team 2--4
AF: Anthony LaCoste 22-109, Broam Hart 9-27, Nate Romine 8-15, Jon Lee 2-11, Devin Rushing 2-8, Colton Huntsman 1-4, Karson Roberts 4-0, Sam Gagliano 1--5
SDGST: Quinn Kaehler 15-26-249-1
AF: Nate Romine 5-11-111-0, Sam Gagliano 1-1-39-0
SDGST: Ezell Ruffin 6-108, Colin Lockett 3-29, Donnel Pumphrey 2-43, Robert Craighead 2-3, Eric Judge 1-44, Tim Vizzi 1-22
AF: Garrett Griffin 2-37, Sam Gagliano 1-71, Jalen Robinette 1-39, Marcus Hendricks 1-5, Garrett Brown 1--2
San Diego State1st Mountain West West6-211-3
Air Force4th Mountain West Mountain5-310-3

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