SDSU Football-San Jose State Postgame Notes
Sept. 22, 2012
SAN DIEGO -
SDSU had won eight consecutive September home games prior to tonight, which was the second-longest September home winning streak in the Division I era. The team's last loss (before tonight) in a September home game was a 52-23 setback to 24th-ranked Cincinnati on Sept. 29, 2007.
Through 17 games, Rocky Long is now 10-7 as San Diego State's head coach. That is still the best 17-game start to an Aztec coaching career since Claude Gilbert opened his tenure with a 14-2-1 record in the 1973 and 1974 seasons.
San Diego State had a fumble on a punt return in the first quarter. It was the team's first turnover since the third quarter of the opening game at Washington. SDSU went 160 minutes, 10 seconds (160:10) of game time without a turnover until the Tim Vizzi fumble.
San Diego State later fumbled on offense. The Aztecs had gone 164 offensive plays without a turnover prior to the Walter Kazee fumble.
SDSU allowed a kickoff return for a touchdown. It was the first allowed by San Diego State since Oct. 28, 2000 vs. Colorado State.
The Aztecs gained over 200 yards rushing for the eighth time in 12 games.
SDSU has now scored a touchdown in 68 consecutive games.
San Diego State dropped to 7-1 in the Rocky Long era when leading after three quarters.
San Diego State drops to 15-19-2 all-time against San Jose State, including a 9-6-1 mark at home.
The Aztecs have lost three straight against the Spartans after winning the previous seven meetings.
* Adam Muema, So., RB (25 att., 202 yds., 1 TD)
Had a career-high 202 yards on a career-high 25 carries (8.1 per rush).
Became the 18th Aztec in program history to rush for 200 or more yards. It was the 36th time it's happened in school history.
Broke 100 yards rushing for the second time this season, second straight game and third time of his career.
Scored his fourth rushing touchdown of the season, seventh of his career and eighth overall (one receiving).
He now has a rushing touchdown in five consecutive games.
Had an 83-yard touchdown run, which was the 10th-longest rush in program history. It was also the eighth-longest carry ever against San Jose State.
* Walter Kazee, Sr., RB (17 att., 90 yds., 1 TD)
Scored a rushing touchdown, giving him a career-high five for the season and 14 for his career. He has nine rushing scores over his last six games.
Passed Kevin O'Connell (2004-07) into 17th-place on the school's all-time rushing list. He now has 1,362 career rushing yards.
* Ryan Katz, Sr., QB (17-for-27, 213 yds., 2 TDs, 0 INT)
Threw a two touchdown passes. He now has nine career games with multiple touchdown passes (two this season).
Completed a pass to eight different receivers, his most this season. His previous best was seven vs. Army.
* Gavin Escobar, Jr., TE (5 rec., 46 yards, 1 TD)
Had a 2-yard touchdown catch, giving him two for the season and 13 for his career.
Had his 10th straight game with two or more receptions.
* Colin Lockett, Jr., WR (3 rec., 73 yards, 1 TD)
Caught a 40-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter, his second of the season and 10th of his career.
The 73 yards were a season high.
* Nick Tenhaeff (4 tackles, 2.0 TFL, 1.0 sacks, 1 FF)
Forced his first fumble of the season in the first quarter and second of his career.
Picked up his first sack of the season in the first quarter and the third of his career.
* Leon McFadden (1 tackle, 1 INT, 3 PBUs)
Had his second interception of the season and seventh of his career. He has an interception in back-to-back games.
Had three pass breakups to move into sole possession of fifth place on the school's all-time list with 32.
* Chance Marden (2-for-2 FGs, 4-for-4 PATs)
Made the first two field goals of his career, a 25-yarder and a 41-yarder.
The 41-yard field goal was the longest since Abel Perez hit a 42-yarder last year vs. Army (Sept. 10).
The Aztecs started the same 11 on defense for the fourth consecutive game (all games this season).
Marcus Andrews had his first fumble recovery of the season and second of his career.
Eric Pinkins (6) and Josh Wade (5) each set career highs in tackles.
Chad Young had a career-long 22-yard reception.
Adam Roberts made his second career start tonight at tight end (also vs. Army).