Cal State Long Beach's season came to a frustrating end Saturday when the 49ers were stopped at the goal line by Utah State in the final seconds.
The Aggies won the Pacific Coast Athletic Assn. game, 17-14, at Veterans Stadium.
Starting from its 27-yard line with 3:41 to play, Long Beach drove to the Utah State 3 and had a first-and-goal with 52 seconds left and with no intention of playing for a tie.
Three cracks at the middle got the 49ers to the one. Then, on fourth down with the clock at :09 and with 2,659 fans standing, quarterback Jeff Graham ran to the right and pitched back to Karlos Kirby. But Kirby was tackled at the four by defensive backs Darrin Long and Tony Brown.
The 49ers ended the season with four losses in a row and a 4-7 overall record. Their 2-5 PCAA record landed them in seventh place.