San Diego St. 49, North Dakota 41
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
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
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.