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SDSU Football Honors Senior Class Saturday vs. BSU

Nov. 18, 2013

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SAN DIEGO STATE (6-4; 5-1 MW) vs. BOISE STATE (7-3, 5-1 MW)
Nov. 23, 2013 | 7:30 p.m. PT
San Diego, Calif. | Qualcomm Stadium (54,000)

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Date Saturday, Nov. 23
Time 7:30 p.m. PT
Location San Diego, Calif.
Stadium Qualcomm Stadium
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Radio 105.7 The Walrus/The Mighty 1090
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Record 6-4, 5-1 Mountain West
Last Game Nov. 16, 2013 (Won at Hawai'i, 28-21 (OT))
Head Coach Rocky Long
Career: 88-82
SDSU Record: 23-13
Record 7-3, 5-1 Mountain West
Last Game Nov. 16, 2013 (Won at home vs. Wyoming, 48-7)
Head Coach Chris Petersen
Career: 91-11
Boise State Record: 91-11
Bowl Eligible Aztecs Honor Senior Class in Q Finale; Face Boise State
San Diego State, winners of six of its last seven games overall, 12 of its last 13 Mountain West contests, six of its last seven road games and seven straight November games, looks to send 18 seniors out with a win in their final home contest of their careers on Saturday when the Aztecs play host to Boise State. Game time is set for 7:30 p.m. PT and the game will be televised by CBS Sports Network.

The 18 seniors will be introduced on Saturday in their last scheduled appearance at Qualcomm Stadium. The group has San Diego State on the verge of a fourth consecutive bowl birth and has helped usher in one of the greatest turnarounds in college football. The last four seasons, the Aztecs have posted a 32-17 record after SDSU went 13-35 in the four preceding years (2006-2009).

San Diego State and Boise State are meeting for just the third time in school history. The Aztecs are looking to become the first team to defeat the Broncos in consecutive seasons since Washington State did it in 2000 and 2001.

San Diego State has played six consecutive games decided by seven points or less. That is the longest active streak in the nation and the longest by an FBS team this season. SDSU is a remarkable 5-1 during the streak.

SDSU started 2-0 in league play, is now 5-1 and has won 12 of the past 13 conference games dating back to last year. The Aztecs' 12-1 league record since Oct. 6, 2012 is tied with Alabama and Fresno State for the fifth-best conference record over that span.

San Diego State is once again bowl eligible and is in position to become the first FBS team since the 2010 FIU team to advance to a bowl game after opening a season 0-3. The Aztecs are trying to become just the 19th team in the last 34 years (since 1980) to open a campaign 0-3 and advanced to a bowl game.

How remarkable is San Diego State's 6-4 record? The Aztecs were one of 12 FBS teams to open the 2013 campaign at 0-3. SDSU is the only one at .500 with the other 11 teams combining to post an 8-101 record to date.

SDSU has four losses this year. Those teams - No. 2 (FCS) Eastern Illinois (10-1, 7-0 OVC), No. 3 Ohio State (10-0, 6-0 Big 10), Oregon State (6-4, 4-3 Pac-12) and No. 14 Fresno State (9-0, 6-0 MW) - are a combined 35-5 (.875) and 23-3 (.885) in their league.

San Diego State has won seven straight games played during the month of November. That is tied with Vanderbilt for the fifth longest active streak in the country, trailing only Northern Illinois (13), Arkansas State (9), Utah State (9) and South Carolina (8).
Adam Muema posted his fourth consecutive 100-yard rushing game in last Saturday's victory at Hawai'i. In his last four games, the junior has carried 99 times for 620 yards and eight touchdowns. The 620 yards rank third in the nation over that span, while the eight rushing scores are tied for fourth.

Biletnikoff Award candidate Ezell Ruffin has four 100-yard receiving games in his last seven outings. In the last four games, the junior has 24 receptions for 470 yards and two touchdowns. The 470 yards are fourth in the country over that span, while his 19.6 average ranks second (minimum 20 receptions).

The San Diego State defensive unit may not have the most impressive numbers, but consider that the teams it lost to are a combined 35-5. Nonetheless, the Aztecs have held nine of their 10 opponents this season below their season scoring average and total offense average.