No. 19/24 SDSU-South Alabama Postgame Notes

Oct. 1, 2016

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No. 19/24 SDSU-South Alabama Postgame Notes

Big Notes
• San Diego State’s win streaks that were snapped:
- 13 consecutive wins (was second-longest active win streak in FBS (Alabama)).
- 5 consecutive road victories.
- 7 straight victories in October.

Team Notes
• SDSU trailed, 7-0, in the first quarter, the first time it had trailed this season and the first time in 249 minutes, 32 seconds (249:32) since the MW Championship game against Air Force.
• San Diego State outscored South Alabama, 16-14, in the first half and has now outscored the opposition, 292-94, in the first half over its last 14 games.
• The Aztecs have a rushing touchdown in 16 straight games (41 total) and in 26 of their last 27 games, and 13 straight with multiple rushing scores (38 total).
• SDSU dropped to 28-4 over its last 32 games when recording at least two rushing touchdowns.
• San Diego State converted its first 2-point attempt since Nov. 9, 2013 at San Jose State.

• SDSU started with the ball for the 53rd time over its last 59 games.
• San Diego State lost the toss for just the 10th time over the last 28 games.
• The Aztecs have now gone 121 games without suffering a shutout (Nov. 18, 2006 at TCU), which is the third-longest streak among current Mountain West schools (Air Force at 289 and Boise State at 241 coming into today). That is the only time SDSU has been shut out in their last 213 games.
• The Aztecs allowed a point on their opponent’s opening drive for just the second time over the last 15 games.
• San Diego State trailed by eight at the end of the first quarter, its largest deficit after one quarter since trailing at Fresno State, 10-0, on Oct. 3, 2014 (L, 24-13).
• SDSU extended its streak of not trailing at halftime to 14 games (last time was a 27-24 deficit at Penn State on Sept. 26, 2015).
• The Aztecs held South Alabama without a point after starting with the ball on the SDSU 30 in the second quarter. It was the fourth time that an opponent started with the ball inside San Diego State’s territory this season and all four times they failed to score.
• SDSU dropped to 3-1 on the year and 30-8 in the Rocky Long era when leading at the half.
• San Diego State fell to 3-1 on the season and 37-10 in the Rocky Long era when leading after three quarters.

The Series
• San Diego State fell to 0-2 all-time against South Alabama.
• The Aztecs are now 13-6-1 against current members of the Sun Belt Conference and 0-4 against Sun Belt members at game time.

Player Notes

* Donnel Pumphrey, Sr., RB (25 att., 151 yds., 1 TD | 2 rec., 7 yds.)
• Rushed 25 times for 151 yards (6.0 avg.) and a touchdown, while adding two catches or seven yards.
• Broke 100 yards rushing for the 25th time of his career, the active FBS leader and one shy of tying New Mexico’s DonTrell Moore for the most in Mountain West history.
• Became the MW’s all-time rushing leader, passing Moore’s 4,973.
• Became the 21st player in NCAA history to eclipse 5,000 career rushing yards.
• Moved from 29th in NCAA history to 20th with 5,022 career rushing yards), passing the likes of Melvin Gordon (4,915), Ray Rice (4,926), Michael Turner (4,941), DonTrell Moore (4,973) and Daren Sproles (4,979), among others.
• Recorded a rushing touchdown for a fifth straight game (nine total over that span).
• Scored his eighth rushing touchdown of the season and now has 53 for his career. Also scored his eighth overall touchdown and now has 58 for his career.
• SDSU dropped to 24-8 when he scores at least one rushing touchdown.

* Christian Chapman, So., QB (13-for-22, 159 yds., 1 TD, 0 INT)
• Was 13-for-22 for 159 yards and a touchdown.
• Dropped to 5-1 as a starting quarterback.
• Now has seven touchdown passes on the season and nine for his career.

* Rashaad Penny, Jr., RB (9 att., 62 yds., 1 TD)
• Rushed nine times for 62 yards and a touchdown.
• Scored a touchdown for the eighth straight game. He has nine touchdowns over that span, including five rushing, two receiving and two kick return.
• Now has five touchdowns on the year (two rushing, two receiving, one kick return) and 13 for his career (six rushing, four kick return, three receiving).

* Kahale Warring, RS-Fr., TE (1 rec., 12 yds., 1 TD)
• Caught a 12-yard touchdown pass, his second career catch and second career touchdown.
• Both of his TD catches have come over the last two games.

* Calvin Munson, Sr., LB (9 tackles, 1.0 sack, 1.0 TFL)
• Led the team in tackles for the 12th time of his career (third time this season).

Other Notes
• CB Damontae Kazee, LB Calvin Munson, RB Donnel Pumphrey, LG Nico Siragusa and WAR Malik Smith each started for the 31st straight game, the longest streaks on the team (does not include specialists).
• RT Daniel Brunskill, RB Donnel Pumphrey and LG Nico Siragusa each played in their 44th consecutive game, the longest streak on the team.
Derek Babiash recorded the first interception of his career.
Austin Wyatt-Thayer had a career-high eight tackles (his previous high was three).
Sergio Phillips had a career-high five tackles (his previous high was two).
Quest Truxton had a career-long 32-yard punt return.
• John Baron made a 34-yard field goal attempt in the second quarter and is now 3-for-4 on the season.
Tanner Blain had a season-long 53-yard punt.
• SDSU had three players - Troy Cassidy (true freshman), Liam Cabrera and Ryan Simmons - make their collegiate debut tonight. All played on special teams.
• Tonight’s game temperature was 76 degrees.
• Tonight’s attendance was 14,741.

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