Aztec Football to Host No. 19/19 Stanford

The Aztecs play host to No. 19/19 Stanford on Saturday night.
Sept. 11, 2017


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NEWS AND NOTES (through games of Sat., Sept. 9)
* San Diego State returns home to face No. 19 Stanford on Saturday night at San Diego Stadium. The game features the only two teams in the state (college or pro) of California to advance to postseason play each of the last seven seasons.

Pregame Rundown
SDSU Logo     UC Davis
Date Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017 | 7:30 p.m. PT
Location San Diego, Calif. | San Diego Stadium
TV CBS Sports Network
TV Talent Ben Holden (PxP), Jay Feely (analysis), John Schriffen (sidelines), Giancarlo Gennarini (producer)
Radio 101.5 KGB | XTRA 1360 | Fox Sports IE 1350
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* San Diego State will honor its 2017 Hall of Fame Class during the contest and the five-person class will be formally inducted at a ceremony Friday night. Included in the class is recently retired two-time national basketball coach of the year Steve Fisher, D.J. Gay (men’s basketball, 2007-11), Whitney Ashley (NCAA discus champion, 2011-12), Craig Penrose (14-5-1 as a starting quarterback, 1974-75) and Whip Walton (all-time leading tackler, 1974-77).

* The Aztecs are coming off a 30-20 victory at Arizona State last Saturday. SDSU never trailed in the contest and led by double figures the final 16:52 of the contest. The win snapped a 28-game road losing streak at Pac-12 (or Pac-10) teams dating back to Sept. 13, 1975 and a 23-game road losing streak at Power 5 schools dating back to a win at Kansas on Sept. 25, 1999.

* The win was the first in 12 all-time meetings with the Sun Devils (1-10-1).

* Coupled with the home win over California last season, San Diego State has now beaten Power 5 teams in consecutive encounters for the first time since 1982-83. In the Division I era, SDSU has never won three consecutive meetings with Power 5, BCS, etc., conference opponents.

* Stanford will be the highest-ranked team to visit SDSU at San Diego Stadium since Fresno State was ranked 15th nationally when the Bulldogs squeaked out a 35-28 overtime win on Oct. 22, 2013. It is the highest-ranked match-up at home with a non-conference opponent since Sept. 24, 1998 (No. 16 Arizona).

* Senior running back/kickoff returner Rashaad Penny continues to explode nationally. Penny was named the Walter Camp Offensive Player of the Week after rushing for 216 yards (12.0 average), catching a team-high four catches for 38 yards and adding a 99-yard kickoff return against the Sun Devils. He became the first player in the nation this season with a rushing, receiving and kickoff return for touchdown in the same game.

* Penny leads the nation in rushing yards per game (206.5) and all-purpose yards per game (284.00) and is third in TDs scored (5).

* Among active FBS players, Penny is first nationally in rushing average per carry (7.65, min: 1,600 yards), first in kickoff returns for touchdown (6, one short of tying the NCAA record), second in kick return average (30.0) and ninth in all-purpose yards (4,248).

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