Christian Chapman threw an -eighttouchdown pass to tight end David Wells with 54 seconds left, capping a wild ending sparked by a darkness delay in
Six plays before Wells' score, the game was delayed nearly 25 minutes when most of the lights went out at 50-year-old San Diego Stadium.
The game resumed with the Aztecs on the Stanford 42, and SDSU quickly moved in for the score. On the winner, Chapman rolled right and found Wells, who slammed into Brandon Simmons and tumbled into the end zone.
Kameron Kelly intercepted Keller Chryst on the first play of the ensuing Stanford possession. As the clock ran down, thousands of SDSU fans rushed the field.
The comeback by SDSU (3-0) overshadowed a huge night by Stanford's Bryce Love. He gained 184 yards on just 13 carries, including touchdown runs of 53 and 51 yards, plus a 47-yarder that set up a field goal.
Aztecs running back Rashaad Penny, the national rushing leader, had 175 yards in 32 carries, including a four-yard touchdown run.
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Pettis had touchdown receptions of 4 and 7 yards in the first half, and a 73-yard TD pass from Jake Browning on the second play of the second half to give Washington (3-0) a 48-7 lead. But it was his 77-yard punt return late in the first quarter that left Husky Stadium buzzing and put Pettis' name into another record book.
Pettis caught the kick from Blake Cusick near the Washington sideline, shook one defender initially, hurdled another in the open field and finally stepped through a last tackle attempt. Pettis also got a key downfield block from Myles Bryant to complete the return and give Washington a 27-0 lead.
Pettis' return was the eighth of his career, tying him with Antonio Perkins (Oklahoma) and Wes Welker (
Pettis wondered last week if teams would continue kicking to him. Fresno State (1-2) did and paid for it.
Aside from the punt return, Pettis also tied a career high with the three TD receptions. He was the recipient of another nearly flawless night from Washington quarterback Jake Browning, as the Huskies' 27 first-quarter points was one off the school record.
Browning was 19-of-22 passing for 255 yards and four touchdowns and a passer rating of 243.7. Myles Gaskin added touchdown runs of 28 and 7 yards but Washington's run game remains a concern headed into
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Washington State (3-0, 1-0 Pac-12) was coming off a come-from-behind, triple-overtime victory over Boise State.
Falk, the FBS active leader with 98 touchdown passes, completed 37 of 49 passes for 396 yards without an interception. Martin had 10 catches for 194 yards.
Jake Luton threw for 179 yards for Oregon State (1-3, 0-1), but he was carted off the field in the fourth quarter with an injury. The Beavers have lost 14 consecutive road games dating to 2014.
Ryan Nall rushed for 118 yards and two touchdowns for the overmatched Beavers.
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The Golden Bears (3-0) withstood two long TD passes by Rebels quarterback Shea Patterson but didn't allow a score over the final 43 minutes to end the nonconference season undefeated. Cal has overcome second-half deficits in all three games this season and has outscored the opposition 57-13 after halftime.
The loss ended a long week for Ole Miss (2-1) after interim coach Matt Luke had to miss a day of practice to attend a hearing by the NCAA's Committee of Infractions and then the team traveled to California for the second time in school history. The Rebels are accused of 21 recruiting violations.
Ole Miss then blew a nine-point halftime lead as Cal took the second-half kickoff and drove 72 yards to cut the deficit to 16-14 on a 19-yard TD pass to Vic Wharton III. Matt Anderson added two field goals for the Bears.
Allen drew representatives from 16 NFL teams to War Memorial Stadium, but it was the Ducks (3-0) who impressed. Freeman ran for 157 yards in 30 carries and turned a screen pass into a 50-yard gain. Justin Herbert passed for 251 yards and a score, and added a touchdown run.
As for Allen, in what could be his last game against Power Five competition, the 6-foot-5, 230-pound junior completed nine of 24 for 64 yards — his second-lowest total as a starter — and a 10-yard touchdown run. He fumbled late in the second quarter running a draw and Oregon's Tyree Robinson returned the ball to the
Carrington caught nine passes for 153 yards as the Utes (3-0) rolled up 501 yards on a cool, clear night.
The Spartans (1-3) used four quarterbacks and the third signal caller — Josh Love — was the charm. The sophomore passed for 183 yards and had several long connections with Bailey Gaither, who had a career-high 125 yards on eight receptions.
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Kalen Ballage had one TD for the Sun Devils after tying an NCAA record with eight scores in a 68-55 victory in the desert last year.
Manny Wilkins' deep pass on fourth-and-30 was overthrown on the final Arizona State possession as the Sun Devils (1-2) fell short after rallying from 18 points down at halftime and 14 behind late in the third quarter. The Red Raiders started 2-0 for the fourth time in five seasons under coach Kliff Kingsbury.
Montez spread around the wealth by throwing touchdown strikes to Devin Ross , Shay Fields, Bryce Bobo and Jay MacIntyre. Colorado (3-0) turned the ball over twice deep in Northern Colorado territory to keep things interesting against the Bears (1-1).
Phillip Lindsay rushed for 151 yards and a score on a day when the defense struggled. The Buffaloes had two starters ejected for targeting — free safety Afolabi Laguda in the second quarter and defensive lineman Chris Mulumba in the fourth quarter.