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San Diego State-Hawai'i Postgame Notes


Oct. 6, 2012

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Team Notes
* Tonight's attendance was 50,586, which is the 13th-largest SDSU home game in program history.
* San Diego State's 52 points were its most in a game since also scoring 52 against Portland State on Sept. 22, 2007 in a 52-17 win, which was also in a SkyShow game.
* The Aztecs' 38-point win was their largest since a 47-0 victory over Nicholls State in the 2010 opener.
* SDSU scored five rushing touchdowns for the first time since scoring five vs. Fresno State on Dec. 3, 2011.
* With the win, San Diego State avoided a three-game losing streak. The Aztecs haven't lost three consecutive games since dropping four straight to close out the 2009 campaign.
* San Diego State limited Hawai'i to just 173 total yards, its fewest allowed since yielding 162 vs. New Mexico on Nov. 5, 2011.
* SDSU has had three players with multiple rushing touchdowns in a game this season (Ryan Katz tonight, Walter Kazee twice and Adam Muema once).
* San Diego State led by 28 points at the half (35-7), its largest lead at the half since leading Utah State, 28-0, on Sept. 25, 2010.
* The Aztecs scored 21 points in the second quarter, their most in the second quarter since scoring 21 vs. Portland State on Sept. 22, 2007, also in a SkyShow game.
* SDSU has received the ball first in all six games this season.
* San Diego State has held their opponent scoreless on their opening drive for the fifth straight game.
* The Aztecs gave up a point on their opponents opening drive of the second half for the first time this season.
* SDSU had an 8-minute, 9-second (8:09) scoring drive in the fourth quarter, its longest drive of the season.

Trends
* SDSU improved to 7-2 in SkyShow games. San Diego State has won four consecutive SkyShow contests with its last loss coming to Air Force (35-10) in 2008.
* The Aztecs have scored 217 points over their last five games, their highest five-game total since midway through the 1996 campaign (232 points).
* SDSU has scored 30 or more points in 10 of the last 11 games.
* San Diego State has 400 or more yards of total offense in 11 of its last 15 contests.
* The Aztecs have now scored a touchdown in 70 consecutive games.
* SDSU has at least one rushing touchdown in 14 consecutive games (dating back to the Oct. 8, 2011 contest vs. TCU), its longest stretch since a 19-game stretch from Nov. 25, 1989-Oct. 12, 1991.
* San Diego State has multiple rushing touchdowns in five straight games.
* The Aztecs improved to 3-1 this season and 7-3 in the Rocky Long era when scoring first.
* SDSU improved to 3-1 this year and 8-1 in the Rocky Long era when leading after the first quarter.
* San Diego State improved to 3-0 this season and 6-0 in the Rocky Long era when leading at the half.
* The Aztecs improved to 3-1 this season and 10-2 in the Rocky Long era when leading after three quarters.
* SDSU has scored 70 points in the first quarter of its last five games and that includes zero points for San Jose State two weeks ago.

Series Notes
* SDSU improves to 16-9-2 all-time against Hawai'i.
* San Diego State has won six straight at home against the Warriors and is 8-3 (7-2 at Qualcomm Stadium/Jack Murphy Field) all-time at home in the series.
* Since 1990, the Aztecs are 10-2 against Hawai'i, winning by a 506-262 (42.2-21.8) margin.

Player Notes
Ryan Katz, Sr., QB (15-for-29, 190 yds., 2 TDs, 0 INTs | 10 att., 57 yds., 3 TDs)
* Had his first three rushing touchdowns as an Aztec and now has five for his career. His last rushing touchdown prior tonight was Oct. 16, 2010 at Washington while he was with Oregon State.
* Became the first Aztec with three or more rushing touchdowns in a game since Ronnie Hillman had four vs. Fresno State on Dec. 3, 2011.
* Became the first Aztec quarterback with three rushing touchdowns since Kevin O'Connell had three at Colorado State on Oct. 6, 2007.
* Threw two touchdown passes, his 10th and 11th of the season and 29th and 30th for his career.
* Has thrown for two or more touchdowns in four straight games and 11 times in his career.
* Has a touchdown pass in all six games as an Aztec.

Adam Muema, So., RB (20 att., 77 yds., 1 TD | 1 rec., 31 yds., 1 TD)
* Scored his seventh rushing touchdown of the season and 10th of his career.
* He now has a rushing touchdown in seven consecutive games.
* Later added his second career receiving touchdown, giving him 12 career overall touchdowns (10 rushing, 2 receiving).
* He now has three career multiple touchdown games, including two straight.

Brice Butler, Sr., WR (1 rec., 36 yds., 1 TD)
* Caught his third touchdown as an Aztec and sixth of his career. He has a TD catch in back-to-back games for the first time in his career.

Chase Price, Fr., RB (9 att., 22 yds., 1 TD)
* Had his first career rushing touchdown.

Derek Largent (3 tackles, 1.0 TFL, 1.0 sacks, 1 PBU, 1 FR
* Recovered his second fumble of the season (and career).
* Had his first PBU of his career.
* Picked up a sack and now has 2.5 for the year.

Other Notes
* King Holder got his first career start at cornerback.
* Adam Dingwell completed his first career pass.
* Gavin Escobar caught a pass for the 13th consecutive game.
* Both Leon McFadden and Stan Sedberry forced their first career fumbles.
* Eric Pinkins and Josh Gavert each had their first career fumble recovery.
* Nick Tenhaeff had his second (2.0) sack of the season and fourth (4.0) of his career.
* Jon Sanchez (4) and David Lamar (3) each set career highs in tackles.
* Tim Vizzi had a career-long 28-yard punt return.