Penny Earns League-Record Fourth Straight MW Offensive Honor

Rashaad Penny was named the MW Offensive Player of the Week for a league-record fourth straight occasion.
Sept. 25, 2017


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San Diego State running back Rashaad Penny became the first player in Mountain West history to be named the offensive player of the week in four consecutive weeks, the league announced Monday.

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Penny now has seven MW player-of-the-week awards for his career, including five this year in just four weeks (four-time offensive player of the week, special teams player of the week on Sept. 11). He was also a MW Special Teams Player-of-the-Week winner once in 2015 and once in 2016. Penny's seven MW weekly accolades are tied with Ronnie Hillman for SDSU's most in league history.

The Aztecs have captured seven of the 12 MW Player-of-the-Week awards this year (Penny - four offensive, one special teams; Noble Hall - one defensive; Kameron Kelly - one defensive).

Penny helped San Diego State to a hard-fought 28-24 win at Air Force on Saturday night in stormy conditions. The Falcons entered the game 18-1 in their last 19 home contests.

A Norwalk, Calif., native, Penny rushed 20 times for 128 yards (6.4 avg.) with three touchdowns, while catching a game-high three passes for 18 yards. Penny's three rushing touchdowns and three overall scores both tied a career high, and are tied for the most in the MW this year.

Penny's first score was from two yards out and got SDSU on the scoreboard with 5:55 left in the first quarter. His second touchdown from 20 yards put the Aztecs on top for the first time at 14-9 with 1:49 left in the third quarter. Penny's final score was a 53-yard run with 5:39 left in the game, which was the final points of the contest and gave San Diego State the 28-24 win.

The win was SDSU's first as a ranked team since 1977 and seventh straight over Air Force, the longest winning streak against the Falcons in the nation.

Ranked 19th in the latest Associated Press Top 25 Poll and 21st in the Amway Coaches Poll, the Aztecs play host to Northern Illinois (2-1) at 7:30 p.m. PT Saturday in their final non-conference game of the season.

Tickets are still available for the game against the Huskies, but fans are encouraged to purchase tickets early for better seat location. Individual tickets may be purchased online at or over the phone at (619) 283-7378.

The Aztec Ticket Office, located at SDCCU Stadium Window E, is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. PT until 5 p.m. PT. On Saturday, the ticket office will open at 2:30 p.m. PT.

Current San Diego State students can obtain one free ticket with a valid SDSU RedID (card must be swipe valid). Tickets can be retrieved at the Viejas Arena Box Office Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. PT to 5:30 p.m. PT and Friday from 10 a.m. PT to 4:30 p.m. PT, or at the Conrad Prebys Student Union Information Booth. Students can also pick up their ticket on game day at SDCCU Stadium Windows B, F and H.

Football mini-plans are still available and can be purchased by logging onto, calling 619-283-7378, or visiting the Aztec Ticket Office at SDCCU Stadium Window E.

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