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Penny scores 3 TDs, No. 22 SDSU holds off Air Force 28-24

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) Rocky Long didn't make any halftime adjustments. He couldn't. There wasn't an intermission because the teams kept right on playing.

The San Diego State coach more than got his point across during an 88-minute lightning delay in the second quarter. The impromptu break provided the perfect opportunity to recharge his sluggish bunch.

Rashaad Penny scored three times, including a 53-yard scamper with 5:39 remaining, and No. 22 San Diego State held off Air Force 28-24 on a dreary Saturday night.

''I welcomed the delay because I thought we had to regroup,'' Long explained. ''When they said it was going to be an hour and a half ... then I didn't like it that much.''

Given the lengthy delay that started at 7:56 of the second quarter, both teams agreed to skip intermission and headed straight into the third quarter.

That only allowed Penny to pick up steam.

Penny, the nation's leading rusher entering the game, struggled early in the soggy conditions. But he finally found some running room as the Aztecs (4-0, 1-0 Mountain West) began their quest to capture a third straight conference title. Penny finished with 128 yards rushing, which was 68 below his season average.

''You can't always have a great day. I didn't have a great day,'' Penny said. ''You have games like this where it's all adversity. ''

The rain played a starring role early. The shower was steady at kickoff and grew more intense with every wind gust. The conditions led to a botched extra point by Air Force, a punt from San Diego State that traveled only 17 yards and conservative play calling. The Falcons led 9-0 when the game was halted and the teams sent to their locker rooms.

It was the first weather delay at Falcon Stadium since 1993 against the Aztecs.

''After the delay, we said we can't put ourselves in the hole anymore,'' Penny explained. ''Just stick with each other and we came out and played great.''

On his go-ahead TD, Penny was expecting to go right, but cut back left against an over-pursuing defense and found a crease.

His run came moments after Air Force (1-2, 0-1) grabbed the lead when Tim McVey took a pitch, jumped over a San Diego State defender on the ground, landed backward and twirled into the end zone for a 12-yard score.

Air Force got the ball back with just over 2 minutes left, but Trey Lomax intercepted Arion Worthman's fourth-down pass to help the Aztecs extend their winning streak to seven straight over the Falcons.

''We thought we came out pretty hot. We had a lot of momentum,'' McVey said. ''Give them credit - they came back after the delay ready to play.''

It was by no means a thing of beauty for San Diego State, which had a punt blocked, missed a field goal and fumbled deep in Air Force territory.

''The weather played to their strengths and didn't play to ours,'' Long said.

THE TAKEAWAY

San Diego State: Big exhale. The Aztecs couldn't get anything going the first half, but Penny saved the night with his big run.

Air Force: The Falcons fell to 19-77-3 all-time against ranked teams, including a 5-16 record under coach Troy Calhoun.

PUNT BLOCK

Air Force's Garrett Kauppila blocked a punt in the fourth quarter, with Lesley Dalger scooping it up and heading toward the end zone. But Dalger lost control of the ball around the 4. No matter, Worthman scored on a 1-yard dive with 12:35 remaining.

FULLBACK DIVE

Air Force fullback Parker Wilson had 11 carries on the season before Saturday. He had his number called 20 times against the Aztecs in large part because of the weather. Meanwhile, McVey, the team's leading rusher, didn't have his first carry until the fourth quarter.

''It's hard to run the triple option when it's raining like that,'' McVey explained. ''We were hitting them hard with the fullback and the fullback was running really well.''

EMPTY SEATS

Air Force announced the attendance at 27,575, but there was hardly anyone in the seats once the teams returned to the field.

UP NEXT

San Diego State: Hosts Northern Illinois on Saturday. The Aztecs lead the series 5-0.

Air Force: Travels to New Mexico. The Falcons lost 45-40 in a game that was played in Dallas last October.

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Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 5:39
29-J.Baron extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
28
24
Touchdown 5:39
20-R.Penny runs 53 yards for a touchdown.
2
plays
75
yds
00:37
pos
27
24
Point After TD 6:16
11-L.Strebel extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
21
24
Touchdown 6:16
33-T.McVey runs 12 yards for a touchdown.
11
plays
75
yds
05:11
pos
21
23
Point After TD 11:32
29-J.Baron extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
21
17
Touchdown 11:32
10-C.Chapman complete to 88-D.Wells. 88-D.Wells runs 28 yards for a touchdown.
4
plays
60
yds
01:03
pos
20
17
Two Point Conversion 12:35
2-A.Worthman complete to 8-M.Bennett. 8-M.Bennett to SDSU End Zone for 2 yards. Conversion is good.
plays
yds
pos
14
17
Touchdown 12:35
2-A.Worthman runs 1 yard for a touchdown.
2
plays
4
yds
00:44
pos
14
15
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 1:49
29-J.Baron extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
14
9
Touchdown 1:49
20-R.Penny runs 20 yards for a touchdown.
11
plays
73
yds
05:21
pos
13
9
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 5:55
29-J.Baron extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
9
Touchdown 5:55
20-R.Penny runs 2 yards for a touchdown.
8
plays
67
yds
04:10
pos
6
9
Field Goal 10:09
11-L.Strebel 45 yards Field Goal is Good.
4
plays
8
yds
1:03
pos
0
9
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Missed Two Point Conversion 2:46
11-L.Strebel incomplete. Intended for 85-R.Reffitt.
plays
yds
pos
0
6
Touchdown 2:46
3-R.Cleveland runs 29 yards for a touchdown.
10
plays
79
yds
04:48
pos
0
6
Team Stats
1st Downs 18 14
Rushing 7 13
Passing 8 1
Penalty 3 0
3rd Down Conv 3-11 6-15
4th Down Conv 0-0 0-2
Total Net Yards 355 253
Total Plays 57 66
Avg Gain 6.2 3.8
Net Yards Rushing 187 220
Rush Attempts 41 60
Avg Rush Yards 4.6 3.7
Net Yards Passing 168 33
Comp. - Att. 10-16 2-6
Yards Per Pass 10.5 5.5
Sacked - Yards Lost 1-12 0-0
Penalties - Yards 1-7 1-5
Touchdowns 4 3
Rushing TDs 3 3
Passing TDs 1 0
Other 0 0
Turnovers 1 2
Fumbles - Lost 1-1 1-1
Int. Thrown 0 1
Punts - Avg 5-38.6 6-47.8
Return Yards 8 54
Punts - Returns 2-8 2-5
Kickoffs - Returns 1-0 3-49
Int. - Returns 1-0 0-0
Kicking 4/5 2/2
Extra Points 4/4 1/1
Field Goals 0/1 1/1
Safeties 0 0
1234T
19 San Diego State 4-0 0771428
Air Force 1-2 6301524
168 PASS YDS 33
187 RUSH YDS 220
355 TOTAL YDS 253
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
C. Chapman 10 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
62.5% 180 1 0 177.6
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
66.7% 660 5 1 149.9
C. Chapman 10/16 180 1 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
R. Penny 20 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
20 128 3
SEASON ATT YDS TD
91 716 7
R. Penny 20 128 3 53
J. Washington 29 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
14 68 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
52 220 1
J. Washington 14 68 0 29
C. Chapman 10 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
5 -7 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
23 -46 0
C. Chapman 5 -7 0 6
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
M. Holder 6 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 46 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
13 157 0
M. Holder 2 46 0 24
K. Warring 87 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 42 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
9 135 1
K. Warring 1 42 0 42
T. Wilson Jr. 93 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 31 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 46 0
T. Wilson Jr. 1 31 0 31
D. Wells 88 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 28 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
4 58 2
D. Wells 1 28 1 28
R. Penny 20 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 18 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
12 87 1
R. Penny 3 18 0 12
Q. Truxton 8 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 14 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
4 44 0
Q. Truxton 1 14 0 14
N. Bawden 15 FB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 1 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
6 31 0
N. Bawden 1 1 0 1
J. Washington 29 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 20 0
J. Washington 0 0 0 0
F. Trevillion 89 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 38 0
F. Trevillion 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
P. Baldwin 33 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
12-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
12-1 0 0.0
P. Baldwin 12-1 0.0 0
T. Lomax 3 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
9-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-0 1 0.0
T. Lomax 9-0 0.0 1
R. Lakalaka 39 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-3 0 0.0
R. Lakalaka 7-3 0.0 0
S. Phillips 65 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-3 0 0.0
S. Phillips 4-3 0.0 0
M. Cheatum 68 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 0.0
M. Cheatum 4-2 0.0 0
Ta. Thompson 14 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 1 0.0
Ta. Thompson 3-1 0.0 0
K. Kelly 7 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 1 0.0
K. Kelly 3-0 0.0 0
J. Henderson 46 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
J. Henderson 2-0 0.0 0
T. Cassidy 42 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
T. Cassidy 2-1 0.0 0
N. Hall 95 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-3 0 0.0
N. Hall 2-3 0.0 0
R. Dunn 57 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-3 0 0.0
R. Dunn 2-3 0.0 0
R. Smith 17 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 2 0.0
R. Smith 2-0 0.0 0
A. Luke 45 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
A. Luke 2-0 0.0 0
A. Aleki 38 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
A. Aleki 1-0 0.0 0
C. Onyeukwu 55 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
C. Onyeukwu 0-1 0.0 0
D. Moore 61 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
D. Moore 0-1 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
J. Baron II 29 K
IN-GAME FG XP
0/1 4/4
SEASON FG XP
6/8 14/14
J. Baron II 0/1 0 4/4 4
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
J. Washington 29 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 0.0 0 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 0.0 0 0
J. Washington 1 0.0 0 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
Q. Truxton 8 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 4.0 6 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
7 7.3 6 0
Q. Truxton 2 4.0 6 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
T. Williams 12 WR
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
100% 31 0 0 360.4
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
100% 31 0 0 360.4
T. Williams 1/1 31 0 0
A. Worthman 2 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
20% 2 0 1 -16.6
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
41.7% 238 3 1 157.9
A. Worthman 1/5 2 0 1
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
P. Wilson 36 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
20 99 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
31 168 0
P. Wilson 20 99 0 9
A. Worthman 2 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
26 62 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
63 155 2
A. Worthman 26 62 1 11
T. McVey 33 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
8 50 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
29 210 2
T. McVey 8 50 1 12
R. Cleveland 3 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 29 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
6 78 2
R. Cleveland 1 29 1 29
T. Williams 12 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 3 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
2 3 0
T. Williams 2 3 0 3
T. Birdow 23 FB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 3 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 3 0
T. Birdow 1 3 0 3
M. Miller 9 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 -3 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
6 29 1
M. Miller 1 -3 0 -3
C. Scott 91 P
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 -23 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 -23 0
C. Scott 1 -23 0 -23
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
G. Sanders 7 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 31 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 93 2
G. Sanders 1 31 0 31
T. Williams 12 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 2 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 2 0
T. Williams 1 2 0 2
T. McVey 33 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 77 0
T. McVey 0 0 0 0
M. Bennett 8 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 24 0
M. Bennett 0 0 0 0
R. Reffitt 85 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 19 0
R. Reffitt 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
G. Ross 44 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
9-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-2 0 0.0
G. Ross 9-2 0.0 0
J. Flor 50 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
J. Flor 5-1 0.0 0
G. Kauppila 22 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
G. Kauppila 4-0 0.0 0
M. Griffin 2 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-3 0 0.0
M. Griffin 4-3 0.0 0
S. Vereen 6 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
S. Vereen 3-0 0.0 0
K. Floyd 29 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
K. Floyd 3-1 0.0 0
M. Capra 90 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
M. Capra 3-0 0.0 0
M. Fifita 99 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 1.0
M. Fifita 3-1 1.0 0
J. Sanders 7 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
J. Sanders 2-0 0.0 0
B. Baldwin 15 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
B. Baldwin 2-1 0.0 0
R. Bullard 16 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
R. Bullard 2-1 0.0 0
S. Coppola 97 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
S. Coppola 1-0 0.0 0
L. Wills 8 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
L. Wills 1-1 0.0 0
J. Jones 4 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
J. Jones 0-1 0.0 0
J. Jackson 94 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
J. Jackson 0-1 0.0 0
C. Gessler 95 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
C. Gessler 0-1 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
L. Strebel 11 K
IN-GAME FG XP
1/1 1/1
SEASON FG XP
3/4 8/8
L. Strebel 1/1 45 1/1 4
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
C. Scott 91 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
6 47.8 3
SEASON NO AVG IN20
14 42.9 3
C. Scott 6 47.8 3 59
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
T. McVey 33 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 16.5 18 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
5 15.6 18 0
T. McVey 2 16.5 18 0
M. Miller 9 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 16.0 16 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 16.0 16 0
M. Miller 1 16.0 16 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
R. Cleveland 3 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 2.5 3 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
4 3.5 3 0
R. Cleveland 2 2.5 3 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 SDGST 25 1:53 3 4 Punt
9:25 SDGST 18 1:37 4 0 Punt
2:46 SDGST 27 2:29 7 35 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:37 SDGST 17 1:49 3 1 Punt
10:05 SDGST 25 4:10 8 75 TD
2:38 AF 21 1:26 3 0 FG Miss
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:17 SDGST 21 2:49 7 1 Fumble
7:10 SDGST 27 5:21 11 73 TD
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:50 SDGST 31 1:21 3 4 Fumble
12:35 SDGST 25 1:03 4 75 TD
6:16 SDGST 25 0:37 2 75 TD
3:21 SDGST 4 0:54 3 7 Punt
0:58 SDGST 28 0:26 2 -2 Game
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:57 AF 29 3:20 7 17 Punt
7:34 AF 21 4:48 10 79 TD
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
0:10 AF 20 0:00 3 9 Punt
11:41 SDGST 35 1:32 3 8 FG
5:50 AF 22 3:02 7 -1 Downs
1:06 AF 22 0:43 2 8 End of Quarter
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 AF 25 2:30 4 14 Punt
9:02 AF 22 1:40 4 -2 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
1:49 AF 25 1:20 3 7 Punt
13:19 SDGST 4 0:44 2 4 TD
11:27 AF 25 5:11 11 75 TD
5:33 AF 19 2:00 5 18 Punt
2:13 AF 49 1:09 6 -21 INT