San Diego State upsets No. 19 Stanford after 23-minute delay for lights

San Diego State quarterback Christian Chapman throws a pass during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Stanford Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

San Diego State scored a late touchdown to beat No. 19 Stanford 20-17 on Saturday night in San Diego.

The Aztecs winning score came off a gorgeous play-action pass from quarterback Christian Chapman to tight end David Wells, who fought his way into the end zone with 54 seconds left.

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Stanford had one last try to get in position for a game-tying field goal at least but QB Keller Chryst threw an interception on the first play. Somewhat inexplicably, Chryst threw a deep jump ball and it was picked off by Kameron Kelly.


Chryst was just 9-20 passing for 72 yards and threw two interceptions. Meanwhile, Stanford running back Bryce Love had 13 carries for 184 yards and two touchdowns. It’s the Cardinal’s second-straight loss. USC beat Stanford in Week 2.

On the other side, San Diego State improved to 3-0 and will surely be ranked next week. Rashaad Penny, who entered the weekend second in the country in rushing yards, had 175 yards and a touchdown in the win.

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The game was delayed 23 minutes with less than four minutes to go because the lights at Qualcomm Stadium when out. Stanford was leading 17-13 at the time.

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Insert your own joke about Pac-12 After Dark turning into Pac-12 In the Dark here.

The power to the stadium wasn’t out completely, though. The scoreboard was still on and CBS Sports Network was able to continue its broadcast. But as stadium officials searched for the reason for the problem, the teams had to wait around to get the game back going.

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