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Lights out! After darkness delay, SDSU edges No. 19 Stanford

SAN DIEGO (AP) No. 19 Stanford was already on its heels against San Diego State when aging San Diego Stadium plunged into darkness.

After the lights flickered back on, the Aztecs scored a signature win to leave their Pac-12 foe in the dark.

Christian Chapman threw an 8-yard touchdown pass to tight end David Wells with 54 seconds left, capping a wild ending sparked by a darkness delay in San Diego State's 20-17 victory Saturday night.

Six plays before Wells' score, the game was delayed nearly 25 minutes when most of the lights suddenly went out at what used to be known as Qualcomm Stadium. The city has fallen behind on maintenance of the 50-year-old stadium, and the NFL's Chargers moved to Los Angeles earlier this year after they couldn't get a deal for a new home.

The game resumed with the Aztecs on the Stanford 42, and SDSU quickly moved in for the score. On the winner, Chapman rolled right and found Wells, who slammed into Brandon Simmons and tumbled into the end zone.

''I was hoping my number would get called,'' Wells said. ''I thought to myself before the play, `There's no way I'm not getting into this end zone. It was a willpower thing.'

The delay didn't hurt SDSU (3-0), which beat a nationally ranked nonconference opponent for the first time since 1981.

After the lights went out, thousands of fans shined lights from their cellphones.

''I was saying it was the calm before the storm-type thing,'' Chapman said. ''We're all in there, we were telling each other, `This this is it.' I mean, crazy can't write it any better. The lights shut off, you're in the stadium, everyone's showing their lights, the fans are going crazy.''

Stanford coach David Shaw said he didn't think the delay affected Stanford's defense.

''If anything, San Diego State had the momentum,'' he said. ''They'd just gotten an explosive play, they got a big play before the lights went out.''

He said the officials did a good job of keeping the teams informed of what was going on, and that ''our guys were ready to go.''

Kameron Kelly intercepted Keller Chryst on the first play of the ensuing Stanford possession.

As the clock ran down, thousands of SDSU fans rushed the field.

The comeback by SDSU (3-0) overshadowed a huge night by Stanford's Bryce Love. He gained 184 yards on just 13 carries, including touchdown runs of 53 and 51 yards, plus a 47-yarder that set up a field goal.

Love's 53-yard scoring run came on the first play of the fourth quarter, giving Stanford a 17-13 lead.

Stanford fell to 1-2.

Aztecs running back Rashaad Penny, the national rushing leader, had 175 yards on 32 carries, including a 4-yard touchdown run. He came in leading FBS in rushing yards per game (206.5) and all-purpose yards per game (284). He went off for 353 all-purpose yards in a win at Arizona State, including scoring on a 95-yard run, a 99-yard kickoff return and a 33-yard reception.

''This is a game we all wanted,'' Penny said. ''Like I said, this was an opportunity game. And we took this game. To us, we're not surprised. We're just a San Diego State team trying to win, and win championships.''

After an early defensive struggle, Stanford broke through first when Love ran 51 yards for a touchdown early in the second half for a 7-3 lead.

SDSU gained momentum with two big stops just before halftime.

Ron Smith intercepted Chryst and returned it to the 15. Penny scored three plays later for a 10-7 lead. He emphatically spiked the ball, drawing an unsportsmanlike conduct flag.

Stanford drove to the SDSU 25 before Chryst lost the ball on a strip sack by Kelly, with Damon Moore recovering with 17 seconds left in the half.

''I didn't prepare the team well enough,'' Shaw said. ''This is a really good football team. I hope we didn't take them lightly but I didn't do a good job of getting us ready to play a very good, very physical football team that not only runs the ball, but has a quarterback that does a bunch of different things.''

THE TAKEAWAY

STANFORD: The Cardinal had two lousy weekends in Southern California. A week earlier, Stanford lost 42-24 to USC in its Pac-12 opener, in which it allowed 307 yards rushing.

SAN DIEGO STATE: The Aztecs of the Mountain West Conference could pop back into The Associated Press Top 25, which is where they ended last season. They have beaten a Pac-12 team for the third straight time, and for the second time in two weeks. They won 30-20 at Arizona State a week earlier to snap a 28-game road losing streak to Pac-12 schools. They beat California 45-40 here last season.

UP NEXT

STANFORD: The Cardinal return to Pac-12 action when it hosts UCLA on Saturday night.

SAN DIEGO STATE: The two-time defending MWC champion Aztecs open league play at Air Force on Saturday.

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Key Players
B. Love 20 RB
184 YDs, 2 TDs
R. Penny 20 RB
174 YDs, 1 TDs
Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 0:54
29-J.Baron extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
17
20
Touchdown 0:54
10-C.Chapman complete to 88-D.Wells. 88-D.Wells runs 8 yards for a touchdown.
12
plays
17
yds
05:21
pos
17
19
Point After TD 14:51
26-J.Toner extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
17
13
Touchdown 15:00
20-B.Love runs 53 yards for a touchdown.
4
plays
65
yds
1:28
pos
16
13
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 4:55
26-J.Toner 20 yards Field Goal is Good.
8
plays
10
yds
03:38
pos
10
13
Field Goal 8:39
29-J.Baron 36 yards Field Goal is Good.
11
plays
57
yds
6:09
pos
7
13
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 0:43
29-J.Baron extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
10
Touchdown 0:43
20-R.Penny runs 4 yards for a touchdown.
5
plays
-43
yds
00:31
pos
7
9
Point After TD 12:38
26-J.Toner extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
3
Touchdown 12:38
20-B.Love runs 51 yards for a touchdown.
4
plays
5
yds
01:20
pos
6
3
Field Goal 14:11
29-J.Baron 43 yards Field Goal is Good.
15
plays
58
yds
5:44
pos
0
3
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Team Stats
1st Downs 10 21
Rushing 6 9
Passing 3 11
Penalty 1 1
3rd Down Conv 3-11 7-17
4th Down Conv 0-0 0-1
Total Net Yards 228 310
Total Plays 43 78
Avg Gain 5.3 4.0
Net Yards Rushing 174 165
Rush Attempts 22 49
Avg Rush Yards 7.9 3.4
Net Yards Passing 54 145
Comp. - Att. 10-21 21-29
Yards Per Pass 2.6 5.0
Sacked - Yards Lost 4-26 6-43
Penalties - Yards 6-30 10-100
Touchdowns 2 2
Rushing TDs 2 1
Passing TDs 0 1
Other 0 0
Turnovers 2 1
Fumbles - Lost 0-0 1-1
Int. Thrown 2 0
Punts - Avg 6-38.7 5-38.4
Return Yards 89 24
Punts - Returns 3-25 1-2
Kickoffs - Returns 2-64 0-0
Int. - Returns 0-0 2-22
Kicking 3/3 4/5
Extra Points 2/2 2/2
Field Goals 1/1 2/3
Safeties 0 0
1234T
19 Stanford 1-2 073717
San Diego State 3-0 0103720
54 PASS YDS 145
174 RUSH YDS 165
228 TOTAL YDS 310
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
K. Chryst 10 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
45% 72 0 2 55.2
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
52.8% 497 4 2 123.5
K. Chryst 9/20 72 0 2
R. Burns 17 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
100% 8 0 0 167.2
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
60% 44 1 0 199.9
R. Burns 1/1 8 0 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
B. Love 20 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
13 184 2
SEASON ATT YDS TD
43 524 4
B. Love 13 184 2 53
C. Wedington 5 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 9 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 9 0
C. Wedington 1 9 0 9
C. Scarlett 22 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 5 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
17 78 3
C. Scarlett 3 5 0 3
T. Speights 23 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 2 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 2 0
T. Speights 1 2 0 2
K. Chryst 10 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 -26 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
9 -32 0
K. Chryst 4 -26 0 -2
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
T. Irwin 2 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
6 49 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
10 113 0
T. Irwin 6 49 0 17
D. Schultz 9 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 16 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
5 64 1
D. Schultz 1 16 0 16
C. Wedington 5 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 8 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 8 0
C. Wedington 1 8 0 8
S. Harrington 80 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 4 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 10 0
S. Harrington 1 4 0 4
B. Love 20 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 3 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 3 0
B. Love 1 3 0 3
J. Arcega-Whiteside 19 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
0 0 0
J. Arcega-Whiteside 0 0 0 0
K. Smith 82 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
6 80 1
K. Smith 0 0 0 0
D. Stewart 8 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 46 0
D. Stewart 0 0 0 0
C. Parkinson 84 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
0 0 0
C. Parkinson 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
E. Cotton 80 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
E. Cotton 1-0 1.0 0
M. Tyler 33 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
M. Tyler 1-0 1.0 0
H. Phillips 66 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
H. Phillips 1-0 1.0 0
J. Alfieri 32 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
J. Alfieri 1-0 1.0 0
B. Okereke 20 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
B. Okereke 1-0 1.0 0
A. Holder 13 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 1 0.0
A. Holder 1-0 0.0 0
C. Toohill 52 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
C. Toohill 1-0 1.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
J. Toner 26 K
IN-GAME FG XP
1/1 2/2
SEASON FG XP
4/4 13/13
J. Toner 1/1 20 2/2 5
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
J. Bailey 14 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
6 38.7 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
11 45.1 4
J. Bailey 6 38.7 1 52
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
C. Scarlett 22 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 37.0 37 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
5 29.4 37 0
C. Scarlett 1 37.0 37 0
D. Maddox 28 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 27.0 27 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
2 25.0 27 0
D. Maddox 1 27.0 27 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
J. Tyler 4 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
3 8.3 18 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
7 9.4 18 0
J. Tyler 3 8.3 18 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
C. Chapman 10 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
72.4% 188 1 0 138.2
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
67.6% 481 4 1 143.5
C. Chapman 21/29 188 1 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
R. Penny 20 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
32 174 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
71 587 4
R. Penny 32 174 1 36
J. Washington 29 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
8 30 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
38 152 1
J. Washington 8 30 0 13
C. Chapman 10 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
8 -38 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
18 -44 0
C. Chapman 8 -38 0 4
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
M. Holder 6 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
7 86 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
11 112 0
M. Holder 7 86 0 22
R. Penny 20 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
5 31 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
9 69 1
R. Penny 5 31 0 13
D. Wells 88 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 30 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 30 1
D. Wells 3 30 1 14
J. Washington 29 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 20 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 20 0
J. Washington 2 20 0 12
K. Warring 87 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 11 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
8 93 1
K. Warring 2 11 0 7
N. Bawden 15 FB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 10 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
5 30 0
N. Bawden 2 10 0 7
Q. Truxton 8 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 30 0
Q. Truxton 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
K. Kelly 7 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 1 2.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 1 2.0
K. Kelly 2-0 2.0 1
N. Hall 95 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
N. Hall 1-0 1.0 0
R. Dunn 57 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
R. Dunn 1-0 0.0 0
T. Cassidy 42 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
T. Cassidy 1-0 1.0 0
R. Smith 17 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-0 2 0.0
R. Smith 0-0 0.0 1
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
J. Baron II 29 K
IN-GAME FG XP
2/3 2/2
SEASON FG XP
6/7 10/10
J. Baron II 2/3 43 2/2 8
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
Q. Truxton 8 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 2.0 2 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
5 8.6 2 0
Q. Truxton 1 2.0 2 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 STNFRD 25 1:16 3 -4 Punt
9:29 STNFRD 28 0:45 3 0 Punt
6:58 STNFRD 34 1:18 3 7 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:58 STNFRD 37 1:20 4 5 TD
9:46 STNFRD 20 2:41 4 13 Punt
3:56 STNFRD 28 1:34 3 8 Punt
1:50 STNFRD 23 0:26 4 -7 INT
0:36 STNFRD 44 0:10 4 -17 FUMBLE
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
8:33 STNFRD 25 3:38 8 10 FG
1:42 STNFRD 35 1:16 3 12 End of quarter
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
10:05 STNFRD 33 3:42 7 5 Punt
0:54 STNFRD 25 0:00 1 12 INT
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:37 SDGST 39 4:04 8 32
8:33 SDGST 20 1:28 3 3 Punt
5:33 SDGST 16 5:18 11 60 End of quarter
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:38 SDGST 25 2:49 6 36 Punt
6:55 SDGST 29 2:52 7 12 Punt
2:16 SDGST 40 0:16 3 -8 Punt
1:14 STNFRD 15 0:31 5 15 TD
0:19 SDGST 27 0:00 1 -1 End of quarter
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 SDGST 25 6:21 12 52 FG
4:51 SDGST 25 2:57 6 21 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:51 SDGST 25 4:40 10 60 FG Miss
6:15 SDGST 25 5:21 12 72 TD
0:48 SDGST 37 0:00 1 0 End of game