Aztecs Welcome Army Saturday at Qualcomm Stadium
San Diego State opens a three-game homestand, its first in 10 years, on Saturday when is plays host to Army in the Geico Fleet Week Classic at 4:30 p.m. PT. The game will be nationally televised by NBC Sports Network, with radio coverage provided by KOGO 95.7 FM & AM 600.
The Aztecs are looking to bounce back following a 21-12 loss at Washington last Saturday. San Diego State trailed, 14-0, less than 10 minutes into the game, but held an edge in the play throughout the rest of the contest. After yielding touchdowns on the first two drives of the game, the defense held the high-powered Husky offense without a point on their final seven offensive possessions. Meanwhile, the Aztec offense got in gear, with three drives of 71 yards or more in the contest. The teams had nearly the same total offense (UW 328, SDSU 327) and time of possession (UW 31:03, SDSU 28:57), but San Diego State was unable to overcome three turnovers, including a 44-yard fumble return for touchdown early in the third quarter.
The Aztecs and Black Knights are meeting for the second time in school history on the back end of a home-and-home series. Last season, San Diego State traveled to historic Michie Stadium and departed with a 23-20 victory. Colin Lockett caught five passes for 113 yards and a touchdown and the Aztec defense forced eight fumbles, recovering three.
San Diego State will be looking to continue a recent trend of success against service academy teams. Since the beginning of the 2010 campaign, the Aztecs are 4-0 against the academies (2-0 vs. Air Force, 1-0 vs. Army and 1-0 vs. Navy).