Polian also said he thought about putting Hunter Fralick in at QB but didn't think it'd be fair to him given how dominant SDSU defense was.
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I know nobody's still awake, but Polian said Rolo leaving for Hawaii tomorrow. Knows who will call plays in bowl; will talk to staff first.
Wolf Pack finishes with fewest rushing yards since 2004, falls to SDSU, 31-14, to cap regular season 6-6: https://t.co/IJ8weJm7wg
SDSU goes for it on fourth-and-1 from 2 and scores for 31-14 lead. More likely than not, that's your ball game given how sturdy SDSU's D is.
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End of the third quarter: SDSU 24, Nevada 14 and Aztecs on the Wolf Pack 6. Nevada has 24 carries for minus-1 yard. Averaging 221.1/game.
Nevada came into the game eighth in the FBS in turnover margin; SDSU came into the game first in turnover margin. Aztecs are +2 tonight.
Tyler Stewart wasn't ready for the snap, but center Nathan Goltry triggered it off his knees. SDSU recovers and takes over at the Nevada 31.
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SDSU starts the drive on Nevada's 30, but Wolf Pack holds the Aztecs to a field goal. First double-digit lead of the game. SDSU up 24-14.
Three-and-out for the Wolf Pack, which hasn't been able to run the ball (11 yards on 21 carries) or pass protect, which is not a good combo.
Nevada goes three-and-out for the fourth time in seven drives. Other three drives went 70+ yards. Alex Boy nails a 57-yard punt w/no return.
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Don Jackson goes over 1,000 rushing yards on the season. He's the 19th player to hit the 1,000-yard in program history, second this year.
SDSU RB Donnel Pumphrey has gone over 4,000 career rushing yards. Second Aztec to do that. First was Marshall Faulk (4,589 career yards).
Wolf Pack has to sell out on run in the second half defensively. On offense, it's going vertical with pass game. Just have to pass protect.
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Halftime: SDSU 21, Nevada 14. Wolf Pack opens with the ball. Yards: SDSU 255, Nevada 211. Pack has just eight rushing yards on 18 carries.
Nevada's defense had played a stellar second quarter prior to that play. It had held SDSU to 10 yards on nine plays before that long TD.
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Donnel Pumphrey, back in the game, runs 72 yards for a score on third-and-20. Nevada turned down a 15-yard penalty play before. SDSU, 21-14.
Nevada fumbles at the goal line, but the Wolf Pack recovers in the endzone for the TD. #AztecFB 14, Nevada 14 (2nd/2:42).
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J.J. Whittaker had a pick but Hasaan Henderson stole the ball out of his hands before hitting the ground: 39-yard pass. Nevada at the 1.
Nevada about to embark on its fifth drive of game. Team has a 72-yard pass & a 35-yard pass. Other than that, Pack has 27 yards on 18 plays.
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Ian Seau might have just killed Rashaad Penny. Doing it at his uncle's old home field. SDSU then misses 26-yard field goal. Aztecs up, 14-7.
SDSU returns punt 39 yards to the Wolf Pack 15-yard line. Nevada's coverage units "vomiting on itself" (Coach Polian's words) once again.
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Three-and-out for Nevada, which is being much more aggressive in pass game (12 passes to eight runs). Smart game plan. Not executing it.
Wolf Pack forces a three-and-out. Nevada has to take advantage of SDSU being without its top two offensive players. Load that box.
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After a nice drive, Tyler Stewart is picked off in the end zone by Malik Smith. Stewart had Henderson with a step but misfired on the throw.
After the break between quarters, SDSU opts to punt instead and it's a touchback. SDSU has an 8-1 edge in first downs.
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End of the first quarter: SDSU 14, Nevada 7. SDSU with a fourth-and-3 on Nevada's 40. Aztecs are going for it. SDSU leads, 173-81, in yards.
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SDSU with 105 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 14 carries. Aztecs averaging 7.5 ypc. Nevada's tackling has not been good so far.
After the injury to Max Smith, SDSU runs the ball six straight times and scores on a 14-yard run by Rashaad Penny. Aztecs take a 14-7 lead.
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One play after star RB Donnel Pumphrey leaves with an apparent ankle injury, SDSU QB Maxwell Smith writhing in pain on the ground.
Already more aggression with this play-calling than any game I've seen the last couple of seasons. First career TD for Fralick, a freshman.
Trick play with a swinging-gate formation on a field goal and backup QB Hunter Fralick scores from 4 yards out. Game tied at 7.
So, Tyler Stewart has already thrown for 17 more yards in this game, just one pass into the game, than he did all of last game (55 yards).
Double-move pass right off the bat for Nevada, which hits on a 72-yard pass from Tyler Stewart to Jerico Richardson. Nevada inside the five.
Donnel Pumphrey sprints in from a yard out to give SDSU 7-0 lead. Lots of fireworks shoot into the air. Efficient nine-play, 67-yard drive.
It's 53 degrees at kickoff, lowest temp at kickoff for a SDSU game since November 1984 vs. Long Beach State, which no longer plays football.
San Diego State will open with the ball after winning the coin toss and electing to receive.
Sophomore Eric Cooper Jr. leads the team with 19, one shy of his career best, but Wolf Pack has 19 turnovers to 23 made baskets.
Wolf Pack loses to Fullerton, 75-66, and falls to 4-2 on season. Looks like Nevada, playing fifth road game in first six, ran out of gas.