Poor second half costs WSU at San Diego State

first_imgSAN DIEGO — Ronnie Hillman ran for 191 yards and four touchdowns to lead San Diego State to a 3-0 record for the first time in 30 years with a 42-24 win over Washington State on Saturday.Hillman scored on runs of 13 and 12 yards in the first half before scoring on a 1-yard dash to give San Diego State a 28-24 lead nearly five minutes into the fourth quarter. Hillman then added a 59-yard TD run at the 7:26 mark.The last Hillman touchdown came one play after linebacker Rob Andrews recovered a fumble by Washington State quarterback Marshall Lobbestael at the 36-yard line with 7:36 left. Lobbestael threw touchdown passes of 80 and 78 yards to Marquess Wilson for Washington State (2-1). Lobbestael, who took over for injured starter Jeff Tuel in the first game of the season, completed 20 of 42 passes for 368 yards with three TDs and two interceptions.All of Loebbestael’s turnovers came in the final 7 1/2 minutes of the game.The win snapped the Aztecs’ 19-game losing streak against Pac-12 schools.Hillman, a sophomore, ran 32 times as he scored four rushing touchdowns for the second time in his career. Hillman, who came into the game as the second-leading rusher at a clip of 153 yards per game, has scored 14 touchdowns in his last six games, contributing to 500 yards of total offense for the Aztecs on the day.last_img

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