SDSU Football-Nevada Postgame Notes

Nov. 19, 2017

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Big Notes

  • Rashaad Penny totaled 429 all-purpose yards, tied for the ninth most in a game in NCAA FBS history.
  • Rashaad Penny's 429 all-purpose yards broke Marshall Faulk's San Diego State record of 422 vs. Pacific on Sept. 14, 1991.
  • Rashaad Penny became just the second FBS player since at least 1996 with a rushing touchdown, kick return touchdown and punt return touchdown in the same game (also Missouri's Marcus Murphy vs. Florida on Oct. 18, 2014) and the only player since 1996 with two rushing touchdowns, one kick return touchdown and one punt return touchdown.
  • Rashaad Penny recorded his seventh kick return touchdown in school history, tying Clemson's C.J. Spiller (2006-09) and Houston's Tyron Carrier (2008-11) for the most in NCAA FBS history.
  • Rashaad Penny recorded his fourth career 100-yard kick return for touchdown, one shy of tying an NCAA FBS record.
  • Rashaad Penny rushed for 222 yards, making him the first Aztec in program history with at least 200 yards rushing in three consecutive games, the first by an NCAA FBS player since LSU's Leonard Fournette in 2015 and tied for the fifth-longest streak since at least 1996.
  • Rashaad Penny returned a punt 70 yards for a touchdown in his first career time back as a punt returner.
  • Rashaad Penny became just the second player in FBS this season with a rushing touchdown, receiving touchdown, kick return touchdown and punt return touchdown (also TCU's KaVontae Turpin).
  • Rashaad Penny finished his career with the following numbers against Nevada:

          - 41 rushes, 472 yards (11.5 avg.), 5 TD

          - 5 catches, 54 yards (10.8 avg.), 0 TD

          - 7 kick returns, 259 yards (37.0 avg.), 1 TD

          - 1 punt return, 70 yards (70.0 avg.), 1 TD

          - 54 touches, 855 all-purpose yards (15.8 avg.), 7 TD

  • The Aztecs won their 38th straight game when rushing for at least 200 yards and improved to 46-2 in the Rocky Long era when rushing for at least 200 yards.
  • SDSU overcame a 10-point deficit to win, its largest deficit overcome this season.
  • The Aztecs improved to 11-2 in their last 13 games, 17-4 in their last 21 and 30-5 in their last 35.
  • SDSU improved to 12-3 in its last 15 games against Mountain West competition.
  • San Diego State improved to 15-1 in its last 16 games against Mountain West, West Division teams.
  • The Aztecs improved to 9-2 in their last 11 November games and 18-4 in their last 22 games played in November.
  • SDSU held Nevada to just 34 yards rushing and has limited its last three opponents to a combined 102 yards and one touchdown on 62 attempts (1.6 avg.).

Team Notes

  • SDSU has now gone 37 straight games with one interception or fewer (dates back to Sept. 12, 2015 at California).
  • The Aztecs won their 22nd consecutive game when forcing multiple turnovers.
  • Nevada converted its second fourth down attempt of the game, snapping SDSU's streak of 16 consecutive chances of stopping its opponent on fourth down.
  • SDSU's nine turnovers this year have led to 14 points. SDSU has forced 17 turnovers on defense, which has led to 55 points.
  • San Diego State recorded its first punt return touchdown (Rashaad Penny) since Damontae Kazee returned a punt for 66 yards against UNLV on Nov. 21, 2015.
  • Since associate head coach Bobby Hauck joined San Diego State as the team's special teams coordinator in 2015 (39 games), the Aztecs have 11 return touchdowns (nine kick return and two punt return).

Trends

  • SDSU started with the ball for the 71st time over the last 82 games.
  • San Diego State won the coin toss for the 29th time over the last 51 games.
  • The Aztecs have now gone 142 games without suffering a shutout (Nov. 18, 2006 at TCU), which is the second-longest streak among current Mountain West schools (Boise State at 261).
  • SDSU allowed an opponent to score on its opening drive for just the eighth time in its last 36 games and for just the 10th time since 2015 (39 games).
  • SDSU improved to 4-0 this season and 40-8 in the Rocky Long era when leading after the first quarter.
  • San Diego State improved to 8-0 this year and 44-9 in the Rocky Long era when leading at the half.
  • The Aztecs improved to 9-0 this season and 55-10 in the Rocky Long era when leading after three quarters.

Series Notes

  • San Diego State improved to 7-3 all-time against Nevada.
  • The Aztecs have now won seven of the last eight against the Wolf Pack.
  • SDSU improved to 5-0 against Nevada at SDCCU Stadium.
  • San Diego State is now 5-1 against the Wolf Pack since it joined the MW in 2012.

Player Notes

* Rashaad Penny, Sr., RB/KR (24 att., 222 yds., 2 TD | 1 rec., 6 yds. | 2 KR, 131 yds., 1 TD | 1 PR, 70 yds, 1 TD)

  • Rushed 24 times for 222 yards (9.2 avg.) with two touchdowns, caught a 6-yard pass, returned two kicks for 131 yards (65.5 avg.), including a 100-yard touchdown, and returned a punt 70 yards for a touchdown.
  • Totaled 429 all-purpose yards, tied for the ninth most in a game in NCAA FBS history.
  • His 429 all-purpose yards broke Marshall Faulk's San Diego State record of 422 vs. Pacific on Sept. 14, 1991.
  • Became just the second FBS player since at least 1996 with a rushing touchdown, kick return touchdown and punt return touchdown in the same game (also Missouri's Marcus Murphy vs. Florida on Oct. 18, 2014) and the only player since 1996 with two rushing touchdowns, one kick return touchdown and one punt return touchdown.
  • Recorded his seventh kick return touchdown in school history, tying Clemson's C.J. Spiller (2006-09) and Houston's Tyron Carrier (2008-11) for the most in NCAA FBS history.
  • Recorded his fourth career 100-yard kick return for touchdown, one shy of tying an NCAA FBS record.
  • Became the first Aztec in program history with at least 200 yards rushing in three consecutive games, the first by an NCAA FBS player since LSU's Leonard Fournette in 2015 and tied for the fifth-longest streak since at least 1996.
  • Returned a punt 70 yards for a touchdown in his first career time back as a punt returner.
  • Became just the second player in FBS this season with a rushing touchdown, receiving touchdown, kick return touchdown and punt return touchdown (also TCU's KaVontae Turpin).
  • Had a career-high four touchdowns, tied for the seventh most in a game this season.
  • Broke 100 yards rushing for the ninth time this season and 14th time of his career.
  • The nine 100-yard rushing games this year rank in a tie for third in SDSU single-season history, while the 14 career 100-yard games are tied for fourth.
  • Broke 150 yards for the seventh time this season and eighth time of his career.
  • Broke 200 yards rushing for the fourth time this season (T-1st at SDSU - also Donnel Pumphrey in 2016 and Marshall Faulk in 1992) and fifth time of his career (3rd in SDSU history).
  • Scored his 16th and 17th in rushing touchdowns this year (T-7th in SDSU single-season history) now has 32 for his career (7th in SDSU history).
  • Recorded his first career punt return touchdown on the first time he has been back as the team's punt returner.
  • Now has 22 touchdowns on the year (5th in SDSU single-season history) and 46 for his career (3rd in SDSU history).
  • Out of his 46 total touchdowns, 32 have been rushing scores, seven kick return, six receiving, and one punt return.
  • San Diego State improved to 24-4 over his career when he scores at least one touchdown, 12-0 when he scores multiple times, 18-2 when he rushes for at least one touchdown and 9-0 when he rushes for multiple touchdowns.
  • The Aztecs also improved to 14-0 when he rushes for at least 100 yards, 8-0 when he rushes for 150 yards and 5-0 when he eclipses 200 yards.
  • Is now ranked first in SDSU single-season history in all-purpose yards (2,462) and fourth in rushing yards (1,824).
  • Remained fifth all-time at San Diego State with 3,232 rushing yards.
  • Rashaad Penny finished his career with the following numbers against Nevada:

          - 41 rushes, 472 yards (11.5 avg.), 5 TD

          - 5 catches, 54 yards (10.8 avg.), 0 TD

          - 7 kick returns, 259 yards (37.0 avg.), 1 TD

          - 1 punt return, 70 yards (70.0 avg.), 1 TD

          - 54 touches, 855 all-purpose yards (15.8 avg.), 7 TD

* Juwan Washington, So., RB (12 att., 51 yds., 1 TD | 3 KR, 53 yds.)

  • Rushed 12 times for 51 yards (4.2 avg.) and a touchdown, while returning three kicks for 53 yards.
  • Recorded his sixth rushing touchdown of the season and 12th of his career.
  • Recorded his seventh overall touchdown of the season and 15th of his career.
  • Now has 15 touchdowns (12 rushing, two kick return, one receiving) over the last 18 games. 

* Christian Chapman, Jr., QB (15-for-23, 205 yds., 1 TD, 0 INT)

  • Was 15-for-23 for 205 yards and a touchdown without throwing an interception.
  • Improved to 22-5 as the starting quarterback over his career.
  • Threw a pass to nine different receivers.
  • Threw his 11th touchdown pass of the season and 33rd of his career.

* Mikah Holder, Sr., WR (5 rec., 85 yds., 1 TD | 1 att., 1 yd.)

  • Caught five passes for 85 yards and a touchdown.
  • Recorded his second touchdown catch of the season and 13th of his career.
  • Also added a 1-yard rush. 

* Kameron Kelly, Sr., CB (10 tackles, 1 PBU)

  • Had a career-high 10 tackles with pass breakup.

* Tariq Thompson, Fr., WAR (9 tackles)

  • Had a career-high nine tackles.

* Kyahva Tezino, So., LB (9 tackles, 1.0 TFL)

  • Had a career-high-tying nine tackles with a tackle for loss.

* Trey Lomax, Sr., WAR (1 tackle, 1 INT, 1 PBU)

  • Had a tackle, an interception and a pass breakup.
  • The interception was his second this season and third of his career.

Other Notes

  • QB Christian Chapman started for the 27th consecutive game, the longest streak on the team (offense/defense).
  • RB/KR Rashaad Penny played in his 52nd straight game, the longest streak on the team.
  • DE Dakota Turner recovered his first career fumble.
  • K John Baron II missed a field goal in the first quarter, just his fifth miss in 38 career tries. (33-for-38, .868).
  • Tonight's game temperature was 62 degrees.
  • Tonight's attendance was 29,265.
  • Tonight's Aztec Honor Warrior was Obafemi Ayanbadejo (1995-96).

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