Scores

Final

North Dakota 41

(2-1, 0-1 away)

San Diego State 49

(2-1, 2-0 home)

8:00 PM ET, September 15, 2012

Qualcomm Stadium, SAN DIEGO, CA

1 2 3 4 T
UND 14 6 7 1441
SDSU 21 14 7 749

Top Performers

Passing: M. Hendrickson (UND) - 434 YDS, 4 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: W. Kazee (SDSU) - 18 CAR, 105 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: G. Hardin (UND) - 8 REC, 142 YDS, 3 TD

San Diego St. 49, North Dakota 41

Associated Press

SAN DIEGO -- 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.

SPONSORED HEADLINES

Team Stat Comparison

 
UND
SDSU
1st Downs2527
Total Yards489533
Passing434241
Rushing55292
Penalties10-528-85
3rd Down Conversions6-143-8
4th Down Conversions2-30-1
Turnovers10
Possession32:4827:12

Passing Leaders

North DakotaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Hendrickson27/504348.741
San Diego StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Katz11/1824113.430

Rushing Leaders

North DakotaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Hendrickson11363.3017
Sutton8243.017
San Diego StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Muema131249.5143
Kazee181055.8220

Receiving Leaders

North DakotaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Hardin814217.8353
Jackson68814.7031
San Diego StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Escobar511723.4135
Butler36622.0144

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERUNDSDSU
TD12:23Leon McFadden 28 Yd Interception Return (Chance Marden Kick) 07
TD08:44Brice Butler 44 Yd Pass From Ryan Katz (Chance Marden Kick) 014
TD08:10Greg Hardin 53 Yd Pass From Marcus Hendrickson (Zeb Miller Kick) 714
TD05:30Colin Lockett 37 Yd Pass From Ryan Katz (Chance Marden Kick) 721
TD00:23Greg Hardin 7 Yd Pass From Marcus Hendrickson (Zeb Miller Kick) 1421
SECOND QUARTERUNDSDSU
TD10:40Adam Muema 15 Yd Run (Chance Marden Kick) 1428
FG06:20Zeb Miller 34 Yd 1728
TD05:02Gavin Escobar 20 Yd Pass From Ryan Katz (Chance Marden Kick) 1735
FG00:32Zeb Miller 43 Yd 2035
THIRD QUARTERUNDSDSU
TD06:38Mitch Sutton 1 Yd Run (Zeb Miller Kick) 2735
TD04:18Walter Kazee 10 Yd Run (Chance Marden Kick) 2742
FOURTH QUARTERUNDSDSU
TD14:51Greg Hardin 36 Yd Pass From Marcus Hendrickson (Zeb Miller Kick) 3442
TD10:31Walter Kazee 1 Yd Run (Chance Marden Kick) 3449
TD06:17Tyrhy Ivery 15 Yd Pass From Marcus Hendrickson (Zeb Miller Kick) 4149