San Diego, California - The San Diego State offense erupted for 17 points in the first quarter, helping the Black squad cruise to a 34-0 victory over the Red team (defense) in the Aztecs’ annual Fan Fest scrimmage Saturday at Qualcomm Stadium.
Quarterbacks Quinn Kaehler and Nick Bawden combined for 314 yards on 24-of-38 passing with three touchdowns and no interceptions, while receivers Paul Pitts III, Jemond Hazely and Lloyd Mills posted a collective 11 receptions for 136 yards and two scores on the day.
After the Red team forced consecutive three-and-outs, the Black squad needed just three plays to drive 75 yards as Kaehler found Eric Judge on a 32-yard touchdown strike with 4:27 elapsed in the first quarter. The pass was set up by two running plays; Lucky Radley’s 9-yard scamper and a 34-yard burst up the middle by Dakota Gordon.
Bawden directed the next series, completing 5-of-6 passes to move the offense into scoring position. The true freshman signal-caller found tight end David Wells on consecutive plays for 14 and 19 yards, respectively, before hooking up with running back Paul Sierra on an 18-yard screen. Two short completions to Pitts and Hazely left the Black squad seven yards short of pay dirt. However, Seamus McMorrow salvaged the drive with a 24-yard field goal.
The offense wasted little time on Kaehler’s next possession as the SDSU senior found receiver Lloyd Mills wide open on a 40-yard touchdown pass following a 4-yard run by Chase Price and a 21-yard completion to senior Ezell Ruffin. The drive netted 65 yards and consumed just 1:22 on the clock.
Early in the second quarter, Bawden marched the offense 65 yards in 2:26 on six plays, punctuated by a 30-yard toss to Hazely, who made a juggling catch off a deflection in the back of the end zone. Bawden kept the drive alive with a 26-yard completion to receiver Garrett Kale, while tight end Daniel Brunskill added a 9-yard catch.
The Black squad tacked on 10 points in the third quarter as junior transfer Donald Hageman drilled a 51-yard field goal, while William Walker scored on 1-yard touchdown plunge to cap a 10-play, 57-yard drive led by quarterback Christian Chapman.
Kaehler finished the day completing 10-of-18 passes for 159 yards and two touchdowns, while Bawden was 14-for-20 and one score. Pitts caught five passes for 43 yards to lead the receiving corps, while Hazely totaled four receptions for 47 yards.
Conversely, the Red team compiled eight sacks on the day, including two by Jay Henderson, while Calvin Munson and Fred Melifonwu each had two tackles for loss. The defensive effort also featured an interception by Fred Trevillion, who picked off Drew Anderson on the last play of the afternoon.
San Diego State has one more week of fall camp before game-week preparations for the 2014 opener against Northern Arizona on Saturday, Aug. 30. The Aztecs-Lumberjacks showdown is scheduled for a 4 p.m. PT kickoff and will be aired live on CBS Sports Network.
Season tickets and single-game tickets are still on sale and can be purchased online through GoAztecs.com, over the phone by calling (619) 283-7378, or by visiting the Aztec Ticket Office at Qualcomm Window "E." The ticket office is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Red 0 0 0 0 -- 0
Black 17 7 10 0 -- 34
Black – Judge 32-yard pass from Kaehler (Hageman kick) (3 plays, 75 yards, 1:29)
Black – McMorrow 24-yard FG (9 plays, 58 yards, 3:48)
Black – Mills 40-yard pass from Kaehler (Baron kick) (3 plays, 65 yards, 1:22)
Black – Hazely 30-yard pass from Bawden (Hageman kick) (6 plays, 65 yards, 2:26)
Black – Hageman 51-yard FG (5 plays, 31 yards, 2:03)
Black – Walker 1-yard run (Baron kick) (10 plays, 57 yards, 5:21)
Individual Offensive Totals
RUSHING TOTALS (carries - yards - touchdowns)
Dakota Gordon 1-34-0; Rashaad Penny 6-33-0; Chase Price 7-30-0; Lucky Radley 10-21-0; Paul Sierra 14-15-0; Sal Jeppi 1-3-0; Chris Hokokian 2-2-1; William Walker 2-(-2)-0; Christian Chapman 1-(-2)-0; Nick Bawden 2-(-9)-0; Quinn Kaehler 2-(-16)-0. TOTALS 48-109-1.
PASSING TOTALS (completions - attempts - interceptions, yards, touchdowns)
Quinn Kaehler 10-18-0, 159, 2; Nick Bawden 14-20-0, 155, 1; Christian Chapman 2-5-0, 19, 0; Drew Anderson 1-3-1, 12, 0. TOTALS: 27-46-1, 345, 3.
RECEIVING TOTALS (number - yards - touchdowns)
Jemond Hazely 4-47-1; Lloyd Mills 2-46-1; Paul Pitts III 5-43-0; David Wells 2-33-0; Eric Judge 1-32-1; Garrett Kale 1-27-0; Chase Favreau 3-26-0; Ezell Ruffin 1-21-0; Kene Anigbogu 2-19-0; Paul Sierra 1-18-0; Andrew Schuurs 1-12-0; Daniel Brunskill 1-9-0; Lucky Radley 1-7-0; Chase Price 1-5-0; Sal Jeppi 1-0-0. TOTALS 27-345-3.
Individual Defensive Totals
TACKLES (unassisted - assisted - total)
David Lamar 6-1-7; Fred Melifonwu 4-1-5; Kalan Montgomery 4-1-5; Malik Smith 2-3-5; Devante Davis 3-2-5.
INTERCEPTIONS (total - yards - touchdowns)
Fred Trevillion 1-2-0. TOTALS 1-2-0.
FORCED FUMBLES (number)
FUMBLE RECOVERIES (total - yards)
SACKS (total - yards)
Jay Henderson 2.0-3; Devante Davis 1.0-9, Cody Galea 1.0-7, Fred Trevillion 1.0-5, Fred Melifonwu 1.0-5. TOTALS 8.0-32.
TACKLES FOR LOSS (total - yards)
Calvin Munson 2-2; Fred Melifonwu 2.0-7; Cody Galea 1.5-7;David Lamar 1.0-2; Hickman 1.0-1. TOTALS 14.0-40.
PASSES BROKEN UP (number)
Damontae Kazee 1; Sam Meredith ; Tyler Morris 1. TOTALS 3.
Individual Special Teams Totals
PUNTS (number - yards, average)
John McGrory 6-232, 38.7; Seamus McMorrow 3-116; 38.7; Joel Alesi 9-330, 36.7 (2 inside 20). TOTALS 18-678, 37.7.
Seamus McMorrow 1-2 (24 gd, 42 wr); Donald Hageman 1-1 (51 gd).
Donald Hageman 2-2, John Baron II 2-2