Football Heads to Bay Area to Face San Jose State
Oct. 30, 2017
SAN DIEGO -
NEWS AND NOTES (through games of Sat., Oct. 28)
* The Aztecs have seven victories this season. Only three schools in the nation - Alabama, Georgia and Wisconsin - have more wins than SDSU.
* San Diego State is 4-0 in road games this year and has not finished a campaign with a perfect road record since 1976 (3-0).
* The last time an Aztec squad ended a season with a perfect road record in which they played at least five road games was 1951 (5-0).
* SDSU’s five-game road-winning streak (dates back to last season) is tied for the fourth longest in the nation.
* Since Oct. 10, 2015, no team in the country more road victories than San Diego State (13). Clemson, Oklahoma, Western Michigan and Wisconsin are all tied for second with 11 road wins over that span.
* The Aztecs snapped a brief two-game losing streak last Saturday with a dominating 28-7 victory at Hawai’i.
* SDSU never trailed in defeating the Rainbow Warriors for a sixth consecutive time and winning at Aloha Stadium for a fourth straight visit (includes 2015 Hawai’i Bowl),
* Rocky Long recorded his 61st victory as the head coach at San Diego State. That ties him with Claude Gilbert (who is a member of both San Diego State’s and San José State’s Hall of Fame) for second in school history (Don Coryell, 104).
* Senior running back/kickoff returner Rashaad Penny rushed for a career-high 253 yards (8.4 average) and two touchdowns in the victory at Hawai’i. It was his seventh 100-yard rushing game of the season, 12th of his career and the third time he has surpassed 200 yards rushing in a game.
* Penny, who leads the nation in all-purpose yards (1,799) and induced missed tackles (58), and ranks second in rushing yards (1,368) and total touchdowns (15), was named one of 18 semifinalists for the Maxwell Award (player of the year) on Monday.
* In his last seven road games, Penny has rushed for 1,171 yards (167.3 ypg), 12 rushing TDs (15 total) and averaging 9.3 ypc.
* The Aztecs have held 10 of their last 11 opponents to 375 yards or less of total offense. Since the beginning of 2015, opponents are averaging 302.2 yards of total offense (5th nationally).
* SDSU and SJSU will meet for the 41st time on Saturday with the series tied, 19-19-2. A victory would give San Diego State the edge in the all-time lead in the series for the first time since it owned a 2-1 lead after the 1937 encounter.