SDSU Football vs. Army Postgame Notes
SAN DIEGO -
In its last 23 games, SDSU has posted a 5-0 record against service academies, with a pair of victories over Air Force (2010 and 2011) and Army (2011 and 2012), and a victory over Navy (2010 Poinsettia Bowl).
San Diego State is now 33-10-1 in home opening games during the Division I era. The Aztecs are 63-23-4 all-time in home openers. SDSU has now won four straight home openers dating back to a 29-27 loss to Cal Poly on Aug. 30, 2008.
San Diego State has now won seven straight September home games. The team's last loss in a September home game was a 52-23 setback to 24th-ranked Cincinnati on Sept. 29, 2007.
The Aztecs have now scored a touchdown in 66 consecutive games.
The SDSU defense forced three turnovers, its most since forcing three at Air Force last year (Oct. 13, 2011).
The San Diego State went 16 possessions without allowing a point prior to Army's touchdown in the third quarter. There was 86:41 of clock time in between the third quarter touchdown and the first quarter touchdown by Washington.
SDSU had the ball 28:59 tonight. Last year at Army the Aztecs had the ball just 17:49.
San Diego State's 35-point win was its largest margin of victory since a 47-point win over Nicholls State in the 2010 opener (Sept. 4, 2010).
SDSU scored a touchdown on its opening drive for the first time since Oct. 29, 2011 vs. Wyoming. The Aztecs had just three points in their opening drive in the seven games prior to tonight.
San Diego State scored 14 first quarter points, its most in a quarter since also scoring 14 vs. Washington State last year (Sept. 17, 2011).
SDSU has won eight consecutive games when leading by 14 or more points at any point in the contest.
The Aztecs were leading after the first quarter for the first time since leading Colorado State, 8-7, on Nov. 12, 2011. SDSU won that game, 18-15.
San Diego State improved to 126-3-1 in the Division I era when leading by at least 21 points at any point in a game.
SDSU led Army, 21-0, at the half. The 21-point margin is the Aztecs' largest at the half since Nov. 27, 2010, when they lead UNLV, 31-7.
San Diego State shut out a team in the first half for the first time since Sept. 25, 2010, when it led Utah State, 28-0.
SDSU scored 21 points in the third quarter, its most in any quarter since scoring 21 in the fourth quarter vs. Boise State last year (Nov. 19, 2011).
San Diego State improves to 2-0 all-time against Army. Last season (Sept. 10, 2011), the Aztecs claimed a 23-20 win at West Point, N.Y.
Aztecs making their first career starts tonight included: Adam Roberts (TE)
Player Notes * Adam Muema, So., RB (15 att., 98 yds., 1 TD)
Scored a rushing touchdown, his fifth of his career and sixth overall (one receiving).
Averaged 6.5 yards per carry
* Walter Kazee, Sr., RB (7 att., 51 yds., 2 TDs)
Scored two rushing touchdowns, his second multiple-touchdown game of his career. He had three scores last year vs. New Mexico (Nov. 5, 2011). He has 11 touchdowns for his career and six over his last four games.
His first rushing touchdown of the night was his first since Nov. 12, 2011 at Colorado State (also when his season ended with a knee injury).
* Ezell Ruffin, So., WR (5 rec., 132 yds.)
Broke 100 yards receiving for the first time in his career. He's the 80th player in program history to record a 100-yd receiving game. It's the 309th time that an Aztec has had a 100-yd receiving game.
Had his first five receptions over his career.
* Ryan Katz, Sr., QB (14-for-21, 215 yds., 1 TD)
Finished with 215 passing yards, his most since a 224-yd game vs. Oregon in the final contest of the 2010 season while playing for Oregon State.
* Adam Dingwell, So., QB (3 att., 11 yds., 1 TD)
Scored on a 7-yd rushing touchdown in the first quarter, the first of his career.
* Chad Young, Jr., FB (2 rec., 17 yds., 1 TD)
Caught his second career receiving touchdown and scored his fourth overall (two rushing).
* Colin Lockett, Jr., WR (2 rec., 11 yds. | 2 kor., 121 yds., 1 TD)
Returned a kickoff 96 yards for his second career kickoff return touchdown. It tied as the seventh-longest kickoff return in program history.
* Nat Berhe, Jr., DB (14 tackles, 1 PBU, 1.0 TFL)
Had a career-high 14 tackles after making eight in the opener at Washington. His previous best was 10 vs. Louisiana-Lafayette in the 2011 New Orleans Bowl. He also added a pass breakup and 1.0 tackles for a loss.
Ezell Ruffin had his first career reception.
Chase Price had his first career carry.
Eric Pinkins and Josh Gavert each had their first career interception.
Derek Largent picked up his first career fumble recovery.
True freshman Seamus McMorrow had his first career punt in the first quarter. He's the third Aztec to punt this season (Joel Alesi and Ryan Katz).