SDSU-Wyoming Postgame Notes

Nov. 24, 2012

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Top Notes
* With the victory, San Diego State clinched at least a share of the Mountain West championship. It is the 19th league title in school history but first since 1998.
* The Aztecs have won seven straight games, their longest streak since a seven-game win streak from Nov. 15, 1980-Oct. 10, 1981 and longest win streak contained inside a single season since 1977 (35 years).
* Head coach Rocky Long tied Claude Gilbert for the most coaching victories (17) ever through the first two seasons at SDSU.
* With 400 rushing yards today, San Diego State broke a school record for the most rushing yards in program history (in the Division I era since 1969). The Aztecs now have 2,750 in 12 games. The previous best in a season was 2,476 in 13 games, set by the 1991 team (Marshall Faulk's freshman season).
* The 400 rushing yards were SDSU's second most in its Division I era, seventh most overall and most since recording 430 on Sept. 14, 1991 vs. Pacific.
* Adam Muema rushed for 255 yards, the ninth most by an Aztec and most since Larry Ned had 285 in 2001.

Championship Notes
* San Diego State picked up its fourth Mountain West title of the 2012-13 academic year of the five possible trophies handed out to date in sports in which the University competes in the MW. The Aztecs won the regular-season titles for women's soccer, volleyball and football and claimed the tournament championship for women's soccer.
* SDSU claimed its 19th football conference championship today, but the first in the Mountain West era. Prior to today, San Diego State's last conference title came in 1998, its final season as a member of the Western Athletic Conference. That season, the Aztecs were co-Pacific Division champions. Below is a look at some pop culture items from Nov. 21, 1998, when SDSU clinched a share of the Pacific Division WAC title.
^ No. 1 Song - "Doo Wop (That Thing)" by Lauryn Hill
^ No. 1 Album - "Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie" by Alanis Morissette
^ No. 1 Movie - "The Rugrats Movie"
^ Time Cover Story - The Fall of Newt (Newt Gingrich)
^ Sports Illustrated Cover - Texas Tornado (Ricky Williams, Texas)
^ U.S. Average Retail Gas Price Per Gallon - $0.98
^ U.S. Postage Stamp - $0.32
^ 1998 Grammy Record of the Year - "Sunny Came Home" by Shawn Colvin
^ 1998 Grammy Album of the Year - "Time Out of Mind" by Bob Dylan
^ 1998 Oscar Best Picture - "Shakespeare in Love"

Team Notes
* San Diego State won its ninth game of the season. This marks the first time the Aztecs have won nine regular-season games since the 1977 Claude Gilbert led squad posted a 10-1 record.
* SDSU claimed its seventh consecutive victory. It is the longest win streak since a seven-game winning streak from Nov. 15, 1980-Oct. 10, 1981. The last time San Diego State won seven straight games in a single-season prior to today was 1977 (Oct. 15-Nov. 26). Below is a look at some trivia from Nov. 26, 1977, the last time the Aztecs won seven consecutive games in a single season.
^ No. 1 Song - "You Light Up My Life" by Debbie Boone
^ No. 1 Movie - "Star Wars"
^ Time Cover Story - South Africa: The Defiant White Tribe, Prime Minister John Vorster
^ Sports Illustrated Cover - AFC vs. NFC: The Rivalry Has Become a Rout
^ Rocky Long, who earlier this season became the Mountain West all-time leader in coaching victories, has won 17 games in his first two years as head coach at SDSU. That is tied for the highest victory total in the first two seasons on The Mesa.

* San Diego State is now 26-12 since the beginning of the 2010 season. The 26 wins equals the total number of victories the Aztecs had in the 80 games prior to the 2010 campaign. SDSU posted a 26-54 during that period of time.
* San Diego State has now won 26 games over the past three seasons, its most over a three-year span since 1975-77, then those teams combined for 28 victories.
* The Aztecs won their final regular-season game for the third consecutive year. The last time SDSU won its final regular-season game in three straight years was 1986-88.
* San Diego State has received the ball first in all 12 games this season and 14 straight overall. The 14 consecutive games starting with the ball is the longest streak in the nation (Marshall was the leader with 16 heading into the weekend, but kicked off to begin yesterday's game vs. East Carolina).
* The Aztecs were 4-for-4 on fourth down conversions and are now 14-for-21 (66.7 percent) on the season, a year after going 9-for-23 (39.1 percent).

* San Diego State has now scored a touchdown in 76 consecutive games.
* The Aztecs have at least one rushing touchdown in 20 consecutive games (dating back to the Oct. 8, 2011 contest vs. TCU), which is a school record in the Division I era (since 1969). The previous record was 19 set from Nov. 25, 1989-Oct. 12, 1991.
* SDSU improved to 8-1 this season and 15-1 in the Rocky Long era when leading after three quarters.
* San Diego State has scored in 11 consecutive third quarters and a touchdown on its first possession of the second half in three of the last four games.

Series Notes
* San Diego State is now 16-18 all-time against Wyoming, including a 6-11 mark in Laramie.
* The Aztecs have won nine of the last 14 meetings between the two schools.
* The road team has now won each of the past four meetings.

Coach Rocky Long Notes
* Head coach Rocky Long tied Claude Gilbert for the most coaching victories (17) ever through the first two seasons at SDSU.
* Improved to 17-8 as head coach with the Aztecs. The .680 winning percentage is the third highest in program history, trailing only Don Coryell (.840) and Claude Gilbert (.697).
* The 17-8 mark as head coach by Rocky Long is the best 25-game start by a San Diego State head coach since Claude Gilbert went 20-3-2 during the 1973 and 1974 seasons.

Player Notes
Adam Muema, So., RB (26 att., 255 yds., 4 TDs | 2 rec., 22 yds.)
* Had a career-high 255 rushing yards, his second career 200-yard game. The 255 yards were the ninth most in a game in program history and most since Larry Ned had 285 in 2001.
* He became the ninth player in school history with at least two, 200-yard rushing games.
* Broke 100 yards rushing for the sixth time this season (T-8th at SDSU) and seventh time of his career (T-12th at SDSU).
* Had a career-high four rushing touchdowns (four overall touchdowns were also a career high), which is tied for the fifth most in a game in program history.
* Had multiple touchdowns for the fifth time this season and sixth time of his career.
* Had multiple rushing touchdowns for the fourth time this year and fifth time of his career.
* Now has 17 overall touchdowns this season (8th at SDSU) and 21 for his career.
* Now has 16 rushing touchdowns this season (T-7th at SDSU) and 19 for his career (T-8th at SDSU).

Adam Dingwell, So., QB (19-for-24, 164 yds., 2 TDs, 1 INT | 4 att., 46 yds.)
* Set career highs in completions (19) and completion percentage (79.17 percent).
* Rushed for a career-high 46 yards on four attempts, including a career-long 22-yard run.

Gavin Escobar, Jr., TD (6 rec., 36 yds., 1 TD | 2 att., 7 yds.)
* Caught an 11-yard touchdown pass, his sixth of the season and 17th of his career.
* The six catches were the most by an Aztec this year.
* Had multiple receptions for the 10th time this season and 29th time of his career.
* Moved into 17th place on the school's all-time reception list with 123.
* Had his first two rushing attempts of his career for a total of seven yards, including a 9-yd gain.

Adam Roberts, So., TE (1 rec., 6 yds., 1 TD)
* Had his first career touchdown reception.
* Had his second catch of the season and third of his career.

Chase Price, Fr., RB (7 att., 41 yds.)
* Had his first seven attempts since the Hawai'i game on Oct. 6.
* The 41 yards were the second most of his career.

Everett Beed, So., DL (4 tackles (3 solo), 2.0 sacks, 2.0 TFL)
* Had his first two sacks of the season.
* Had a career-high four tackles.

Jake Fely, So., LB (10 tackles (7 solo), 0.5 TFL)
* Had 10 tackles, his fourth double-digit tackle game of his last six.

Other Notes
* Nik Embernate started for the 45th time of his career, the most of any current Aztec.
* Alec Johnson and Leon McFadden each started for the 38th consecutive game (longest streak on the team).
* Japheth Gordon logged the start at left guard for the sixth time this season and first since Fresno State on Sept. 29.
* Colin Lockett had his fourth game with three or more catches this season.
* Brice Butler caught a pass for the 10th consecutive game.
* D.J. Shields caught a pass for the fifth time this season and first since Oct. 6 vs. Hawai'i.
* Tim Vizzi has at least one catch in a career-long three straight games.
* Derek Largent had a forced fumble (first of career/season), fumble recovery (third of career/season) and a sack (6.5 for career/season).
* Vaness Harris picked up his third sack of the season and career, while Cody Galea had numbers 2.5 (season) and 3.5 (career) and Gabe Lemon had numbers 1.0 (season) and 1.0 (career).
* Sam Meredith and Jon Sanchez recorded the first pass breakups by Aztec defensive linemen all season.

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