Aztec Football Hosts Fresno State for Homecoming Game
Oct. 16, 2017
SAN DIEGO -
NEWS AND NOTES (through games of Sun., Oct. 15)
* SDSU (2015, 2016) and FS (2013) have won three of the four Mountain West crowns since the two-division format began in 2013.
* Saturday is the annual Homecoming game for San Diego State. The Aztecs have won three straight Homecoming contests by a combined score of 128-24. The last team to defeat SDSU on Homecoming was Fresno State in 2013.
* This is the most played series in school history with San Diego State and Fresno State meeting for the 57th time. The Old Oil Can Trophy is presented to the winner of the game. The Aztecs won the most recent two encounters, including a 17-3 decision in Fresno last season.
* SDSU saw its eight-game winning streak come to an end in a 31-14 loss to Boise State last Saturday.
* San Diego State was victimized by two non-offensive touchdowns against Boise State (a 53-yard punt return and a 34-yard fumble return). NCAA FBS teams are just 3-14 this season when allowing two non-offensive scores in a game. That includes SDSU's win over Northern Illinois when the Aztecs benefitted from a 96-yard Juwan Washington kickoff return touchdown and a 83-yard Tariq Thompson interception return touchdown.
* Since 1996, San Diego State has allowed two non-offensive scores twice in a game just six times and is 0-6 in those contests with an average scoring margin of -27.3 points per game.
* The Aztecs have responded from their last five home losses by winning their next home game. The average margin of victory in those next five contests is 16.2 points. SDSU has not dropped consecutive home contests since the first two home games of 2013.
* San Diego State is 6-1, marking the program's best start to a season since the 1975 team opened with eight straight wins. In the last 42 years, only three times the Aztecs opened a campaign by winning six of their first seven games - 1977, 2016 and 2017.
* Following Saturday, SDSU will go 27 days without a home game, playing at Hawai'i, at San José State and enjoying a bye week before returning to SDCCU Stadium for a Nov. 18 home date with Nevada.