San Diego, Calif.------ San Diego State University used its ground attack to full advantage rushing for 393 yards and five touchdowns in a 38-7 win over San Jose State University to end the 2014 season.
Aztec running back Donnel Pumphrey, the Mountain West's leading rusher, carried the ball 22 times for 267 yards and three touchdowns. Pumphrey scored on runs of 20 and 1 yards in the first half and 35-yards in the third quarter and had five rushes of 20 or more yards in the game. San Diego State (7-5, 5-3 Mountain West) also got touchdown runs of 1 and 11 yards, respectively, from back-up running backs Chase Price and Lucky Radley.
The Spartans (3-9, 2-6 Mountain West) avoided being shutout when Joe Gray connected with tight end Andrew Vollert on a 34-yard play with 0:57 remaining in the game. San Jose State had one excellent scoring opportunity at the end of the first half with the ball 1st-and-goal on the San Diego State 5-yard line, but came away scoreless when Michael Carrizosa missed a 21-yard field goal wide right.
San Diego State (7-5, 5-3 Mountain West) went into halftime with a 21-0 lead and added to it on its first second-half possession when Pumphrey broke free for a 35-yard scoring run.
San Jose State used all its quarterbacks in the game. Mitch Ravizza started at quarterback for San Jose State and lasted six plays before suffering a chest contusion when he was upended on a third down, 16-yard run for a first down. Blake Jurich took over until late in the third quarter when he left the game hobbling off the field following a quarterback sack. Gray wrapped up for the Spartans completing 9-of-13 without an interception for 90 yards and a touchdown.
San Jose State finished with a season-low 244 yards of total offense compared to the Aztecs' 427 yards.