SDSU Football-Hawai'i Postgame Notes

Rashaad Penny rushed for 253 yards and two touchdowns.
Oct. 29, 2017

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Big Notes
Rashaad Penny rushed 30 times for a career-high 253 yards (8.4 avg.) and two touchdowns. The 253 yards are tied for the 12th most in a game in school history, the most in FBS this week and the 10th most in a FBS game this season.
• The Aztecs won their 36th straight games when rushing for at least 200 yards and improved to 44-2 in the Rocky Long era when rushing for at least 200 yards.
• SDSU held Hawai’i to 195 yards. It’s just the second time since 1999 that a team held Hawai’i to under 200 yards of total offense at Aloha Stadium.
• San Diego State won its seventh game of the season (entering today only seven teams nationally had more victories).
• Since Oct. 10, 2015, the Aztecs have more road wins (13) than every other FBS team in the country.
• SDSU won its fifth straight road game, is 8-1 in its last nine road contests and is 13-2 in its last 15 road games.
• San Diego State improved to 9-2 in its last 11 games, 15-4 in its last 19 games and 28-5 in its last 33 games.
• The Aztecs improved to 10-3 in their last 13 games against Mountain West competition.
• SDSU improved to 13-1 in its last 14 games against Mountain West, West Division teams.
Rocky Long won his 61st game at San Diego State, tying Claude Gilbert for second place in school history.
Rocky Long improved to 7-0 as a head coach against Hawai’i.
• The Aztecs defeated Hawai’i, which had won four of its last five home games.
• SDSU defeated Hawai’i for a sixth straight time, for a third straight time in Honolulu and wins at Aloha Stadium for a fourth consecutive visit.
• San Diego State has handed Hawai’i three of its last 14 defeats at Aloha Stadium and five of its last 33 losses overall.
• The Aztecs improved to 15-2 in their last 17 meetings against Hawai’i.
• SDSU has not trailed against Hawai’i since the fourth quarter at Hawai’i in 2013, a period of 242 minutes, 34 seconds (242:34).
• This marked the eighth consecutive game between the teams that has had a game time temperature of at least 71 degrees. Entering tonight, the average temperature in the 26 Division I era games was 74.8 degrees.
• San Diego State improved to 13-3 in its last 16 October games.

Team Notes
• SDSU has now gone 35 straight games with one interception or fewer (dates back to Sept. 12, 2015 at California).
• The Aztecs used a 14-play drive to score a touchdown in the first quarter, matching their longest scoring drive of the season.
• SDSU took a 7-0 lead with 3:08 left in the first quarter, its first lead in 131 minutes, 52 seconds (131:52).
• It was also San Diego State’s first touchdown in 81 minutes, 58 seconds (81:58) of game time.
• The Aztecs scored a touchdown in the first quarter for the first time since Northern Illinois on Sept. 30. SDSU had scored just three points over its previous three first quarters.
• Despite not retuning the opening kickoff, San Diego State had the ball for 9:38 in the first quarter.
• The Aztecs held Hawai’i to zero points and zero first downs in the first quarter, and just 15 yards on nine plays.
• SDSU won its 15th consecutive game when not giving up a point in the first quarter. San Diego State held an opponent scoreless in the first quarter for the first time since No. 19/19 Stanford on Sept. 16.
• The Aztecs didn’t allow a Hawai’i first down until 12:45 left in the second quarter. SDSU had the first nine first downs of the game.
Noble Hall recorded a sack in the second quarter, San Diego State’s first since Oct. 7 at UNLV. The Aztecs had gone two straight games without a sack for the first time since 2008.
• The Aztecs now have three 99-yard scoring drives this season and a 98-yard scoring drive.
• SDSU has at least one touchdown in all four quarters for the first time since Nov. 12, 2016 at Nevada.
• Opponents have failed to convert a fourth down against the Aztecs on 14 consecutive chances dating back to last year.

Trends
• SDSU did not start with the ball for just the 11th time over the last 80 games.
• San Diego State lost the coin toss for just the 22nd time over the last 49 games.
• The Aztecs have now gone 140 games without suffering a shutout (Nov. 18, 2006 at TCU), which is the third-longest streak among current Mountain West schools (Air Force at 307 and Boise State at 259).
• SDSU held an opponent scoreless on its opening drive for the 27th time over the last 34 games and 28th time since 2015 (37 games).
• San Diego State improved to 6-0 this season and 45-12 in the Rocky Long era when scoring first.
• The Aztecs led for just the second time this season after the first quarter (also vs. UC Davis). SDSU is 39-8 in the Rocky Long era when leading after the first quarter.
• San Diego State improved to 6-0 this year and 42-9 in the Rocky Long era when leading at the half.
• The Aztecs improved to 7-0 this season and 53-10 in the Rocky Long era when leading after three quarters.

Player Notes

* Rashaad Penny, Sr., RB/KR (30 att., 253 yds., 2 TD)
• Rushed 30 times for a career-high 253 yards (8.4 avg.) and two touchdowns.
• The 253 yards are tied for the 12th most in a game in school history, the most in FBS this week and the 10th most in a FBS game this season.
• Broke 100 yards rushing for the seventh time this season and 12th time of his career.
• The seven 100-yard rushing games this year rank in a tie for eighth in SDSU single-season history, while the 12 career 100-yard games are tied for seventh.
• Broke 150 yards for the fifth time this season and sixth time of his career.
• Broke 200 yards rushing for the second time this season and third time of his career (tied for sixth at SDSU with Ronnie Hillman).
• Scored his 11th rushing touchdown this season (26th of career) and 14th overall touchdown (38th of career).
• SDSU improved to 12-0 when he rushes for at least 100 yards, 23-3 when he scores at least one touchdown, and 16-2 when he rushes for at least one touchdown.
• Had all 99 yards on SDSU’s drive in the fourth quarter to take a 28-7 lead on six carries.
• Is now ranked eighth all-time at San Diego State with 2,776 rushing yards.

* Christian Chapman, Jr., QB (5-for-11, 83 yds., 1 TD, 1 INT)
• Was 5-for-11 for 83 yards and a touchdown, while also throwing an interception.
• Improved to 20-5 as the starting quarterback over his career.
• Threw an interception in the fourth quarter, his first since the final play of the first half against UC Davis on a Hail Mary attempt.
• The interception snapped his streak of 167 passes without a pick, which was just 11 shy of Dan McGwire’s school record of 178 set in 1990.
• Threw his ninth touchdown pass of the season and 31st of his career.

* Juwan Washington, So., RB (9 att., 46 yds., 1 TD)
• Rushed nine times for 46 yards (5.1) and a touchdown.
• Recorded his third rushing touchdown of the season and ninth of his career.
• Recorded his fourth overall touchdown of the season and 12th of his career.
• Now has 12 touchdowns (nine rushing, two kick return, one receiving) over the last 16 games.

* Mikah Holder, Sr., WR (3 rec., 55 yds., 1 TD | 1 att., 23 yds.)
• Caught three passes for 55 yards and a touchdown.
• Recorded his first touchdown catch of the season and 12th of his career.
• Also added a career-long 23-yard rush.

* Kyahva Tezino, So., LB (7 tackles)
• Had a career-high seven tackles in his first career start.

Other Notes
• QB Christian Chapman started for the 25th consecutive game, the longest streak on the team (offense/defense).
• RB/KR Rashaad Penny played in his 50th straight game, the longest streak on the team.
• Three Aztecs made their first career start on defense, including AZ Dwayne Johnson, Jr., LB Kyahva Tezino and DE Dakota Turner (Turner has three career starts at fullback).
• DT JJ Glass played in his first career game.
• Tonight’s game temperature was 73 degrees. • Tonight’s attendance was 17,268.

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