SDSU-Wyoming Postgame Notes

Rashaad Penny rushed for 117 yards and two touchdowns.
Dec. 3, 2016

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SDSU-Wyoming Postgame Notes

Championship Notes
• San Diego State won its second straight outright Mountain West title, third Mountain West title overall and 21st overall league championship in program history.
• The Aztecs claimed their third MW title in the last five seasons (2012 co-champions and 2015 outright champions).
• SDSU's three titles since 2012 are the most in the MW.
• San Diego State became the first road team to win the MW Championship since the league moved to division play in 2013.
• Aztec head coach Rocky Long joined TCU's Gary Patterson (2009-11), Brigham Young's Bronco Mendenhall (2006-07) and Utah's Urban Meyer (2003-04) as the only back-to-back outright winners in league history.
• SDSU won its second straight league title for the first time since winning three consecutive conference championships as a member of the Pacific Coast Athletic Association (PCAA) from 1972-74.
• San Diego State's three conference championships this decade are its most since claiming four championships in the 1970s.

10-Win Season Notes
• San Diego State won its 10th game of the season and now has back-to-back 10-win seasons for the first time while being a member of a conference in its Division I history (since 1969).
• The Aztecs have 10 wins in consecutive seasons for the first time since 1976-77 while they were an independent.
• SDSU has back-to-back 10-win campaigns as a member of a conference for the first time since 1966-67 while a member of the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA).
• San Diego State has 10 wins in each of its last two seasons after not recording one its previous 37 years (since 1977).
• The Aztecs' 21 wins over the past two years are the program's most in their Division I era (since 1969) and most since winning 21 from 1966-67.

Big Notes
• SDSU won for the 20th time over the last 23 games (20-3).
• Pumphrey passed Ricky Williams into second place on the all-time NCAA FBS rushing list (now has 6,290 yards).
• Pumphrey recorded his 10th 100-yard rushing game and 32nd of his career with 110 yards and one touchdown on 25 carries (4.4 avg.). The 10 100-yard rushing games in a season ties his 2014 school record.
Rashaad Penny recorded his fifth 100-yard rushing game of his career with 117 yards and two touchdowns on 16 carries (7.3 avg.).
• SDSU had two 100-yard rushers in the same game for the sixth time this season and 27th time in school history. San Diego State is now 26-1 when it has multiple 100-yard rushers.
• San Diego State won its 32nd consecutive game when rushing for at least 200 yards. The Aztecs are now 40-2 in the Rocky Long era when rushing for 200-plus yards.

Team Notes
• The Aztecs improved to 11-3 (.786) against Mountain West, Mountain Division teams (the rest of the West Division is 17-45 (.274)).
• SDSU was tied, 10-10, at the half and has now not trailed at the half in 12 consecutive road/neutral games.

Trends
• SDSU started with the ball for the 61st time over the last 69 games.
• San Diego State won the coin toss for the 22nd time over the last 37 games.
• The Aztecs have now gone 130 games without suffering a shutout (Nov. 18, 2006 at TCU), which is the third-longest streak among current Mountain West schools (Air Force at 296 and Boise State at 249). That is the only time SDSU has been shut out in their last 222 games.
• SDSU held an opponent scoreless on its opening drive for the 18th time over the last 24 games and 19th time over the last two seasons (27 games).
• San Diego State has scored in 22 straight second quarters.
• The Aztecs improved to 10-2 this year and 45-10 in the Rocky Long era when leading after three quarters.

The Series
• San Diego State improved to 18-19 all-time against Wyoming.
• The Aztecs are now 7-12 all-time against the Cowboys in Laramie.
• SDSU has won three of the last four games in the series and four of the past six.

Player Notes

* Donnel Pumphrey, Sr., RB (25 att., 117 yds., 1 TD)
• Rushed 25 times for 117 yards and a touchdown.
• Passed Ricky Williams into second place on the all-time NCAA FBS rushing list with 6,290 yards.
• Became the 22nd player in NCAA FBS single-season history to record 2,000 rushing yards (now has 2,018).
• Recorded his 10th 100-yard rushing game of the season and 32nd of his career. The 10 100-yard games ties his own record (set in 2014), while his 32 career 100-yards games extends his SDSU record.
• Became the school's single-season leader in all-purpose yards with 2,229 yards.
• Passed Tavon Austin into seventh place in NCAA FBS history with 7,374 yards.
• The rushing touchdown was his 16th of the season and 61st of his career.
• Now has 16 overall touchdowns and 66 for his career, passing DeMarco Murray (Oklahoma) and Anthony Thompson (Indiana) for ninth on the all-time NCAA FBS list.

* Rashaad Penny, Jr., RB/KR (16 att., 117 yds., 2 TD | 2 rec., 13 yds. | 2 KR, 113 yds.)
• Rushed 16 times for 117 yards (7.3 avg.) and two touchdowns, while adding two receptions for 13 yards and two kick returns for 113 yards.
• Was named the game's Most Valuable Offensive Player.
• It was his 10th and 11th rushing touchdowns of the year (14th and 15th of his career) and 15th and 17th overall scores this season (23rd and 24th of career).

* Christian Chapman, So., QB (6-for-13, 85 yds., 0 TD, 1 INT)
• Was 6-for-13 for 85 yards and an interception.
• Improved to 12-3 as the starting quarterback.

* John Baron, So., K (2-for-2 FG, 37 Long, 3-for-3 PATs)
• Was 2-for-2 on field goal attempts and 3-for-3 on PATs.
• Is now 19-for-21 (.905) on the season on field goal attempts, the best mark in SDSU single-season history.
• Has made 17 straight field goals under 51 yards.

* Damontae Kazee, Sr., CB (6 tackles (2 solo), 2 INT, 2 PBU)
• Had six tackles, two interceptions for 44 yards and two pass breakups.
• Was named the game's Most Valuable Defensive Player.
• Recorded his sixth and seventh interceptions of the season and 16th and 17th of his career. The seven interceptions are tied for the fourth most in SDSU single-season history, while his 17 career picks extend his career record.
• Recorded multiple interceptions in a game for the second time this year and third time of his career.
• Became the first Aztec in program history with six or more interceptions in consecutive seasons.

* Sergio Phillips, Jr., DT (10 tackles (4 solo), 1.0 sack, 1.0 TFL, 1 PBU)
• Had a career-high 10 tackles, including a sack and a tackle for loss, and a pass breakup.
• Led the team in tackles for the first time of his career.

* Kyle Kelley, Sr., DE (5 tackles, 2.0 sacks, 2.0 TFL, 1 FR)
• Had five tackles, two sacks, two tackles for loss and a fumble recovery.
• The fumble recovery was the first of his career.

Other Notes
• CB Damontae Kazee, LB Calvin Munson, RB Donnel Pumphrey, LG Nico Siragusa and WAR Malik Smith each started for the 40h 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 53rd consecutive game, the longest streak on the team.
Jay Henderson forced his first career fumble.
• Tonight's game temperature was 18 degrees, tied for the second-coldest game in SDSU's recorded history.
• Tonight's attendance was 24,001.

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