The San Diego State University Aztecs beat the University of Texas San Antonio Roadrunners 38-24 in Tuesday's Frisco Bowl and finished the 2021 NCAA football season with a 12-2 record, the highest in San Diego State University's 99-year history.
Game highlights include:
- Punter Matt Araiza finished the game with a 51.19 punting average, breaking the NCAA's single-season record of 50.98. Matt is a unanimous All-American pick, and was recently honored as the nation's top punter.
- Running back Greg Bell went over 1,000 rushing yard for the season. He's the 18th running back to reach this milestone in program history.
- Quarterback Lucas Johnson had a career-high 333-yards and three touchdowns in the game.
SDSU head coach Brady Hoke said, “It was good to see him (Lucas) do it. He’s had some snippets of games over the last two years where he’s really looked just like he did today. I’m really proud of him. ... He was very decisive and aggressive in everything that we asked him to do from the quarterback reads to the RPOs. I thought he made really good decisions, was decisive and that aggressiveness helped us and, obviously, helped him.”
Unfortunately, UTSA played the game with some serious handicaps. It was reported that the team was missing as many as 20 players for various reasons, including their All-American running back Sincere McCormack and cornerback Tariq Woolen.