SAN DIEGO ( Daily Aztec ) - San Diego State football won its fifth straight game on Friday night, defeating Air Force 21-17 while overcoming a 67-minute lightning delay at SDCCU stadium.
Lightning in the area prompted a 30-minute delay with 5:50 left in the third quarter. The game was delayed multiple times after lightning reappeared within an eight-mile radius, each time resetting the 30-minute delay due to NCAA rules.
The troubling weather was reminiscent of SDSU’s matchup against Air Force (2-4, 0-3 MW) last season in Colorado, which saw an 88-minute lightning delay.
SDSU head coach Rocky Long said it was odd for a weather delay to occur in back-to-back years against the Falcons.
“What a coincidence that is, not only the lightning delay, but it’s the same teams that played,” Long said.
The end result remained the same, a win for the Aztecs (5-1, 2-0 MW).
Down 17-14 with 9:18 left to play in the game, junior quarterback Ryan Agnew led SDSU on a game-winning touchdown drive that started from its own six-yard line.