SDSU-No. 19/14 Boise State Postgame Notes

Nov. 3, 2012

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Team Notes
* San Diego State has won five consecutive games. It is the longest win streak contained inside a single-season since a six-game winning streak from Sept. 28 - Nov. 4, 1995 (17 years ago).

--Pop Culture tidbits from Nov. 4, 1995 (The last time prior to today the Aztecs had a five-game winning streak in a single season)

*** No. 1 Song - Fantasy by Mariah Carey
*** No. 1 Album - Daydream by Mariah Carey
*** No. 1 Movie - Get Shorty, starring: John Travolta, Gene Hackman, Rene Russo, Danny DeVito
* The win over No. 19 (AP) Boise State is the highest-ranked team SDSU has ever defeated in a road or neutral game. San Diego State entered the game 0-31 lifetime in road games at AP Top 25 teams.
* The Aztecs defeat their highest-ranked opponent at any location since defeating 16th-ranked Wyoming, 28-24, on Nov. 7, 1996.
* SDSU improves to 2-28 in its last 30 games against teams ranked in the AP Top 25 at game times. That streak starts with the Sept. 13, 1997 game. San Diego State's other top-25 win in the 32-game stretch was a 27-25 victory over No. 23 Air Force on Oct. 16, 2010.
* The Aztecs are now 7-59 in the Division I era against opponents ranked in the AP Top 25 at game time.
* SDSU snaps Boise State's seven-game overall winning streak (tied for ninth in NCAA FBS), seven-game conference winning streak (tied for seventh in NCAA FBS) and six-game home winning streak (tied for 13th in NCAA FBS).
* Boise State entered today's game with an NCAA FBS best 71-1 regular season home record since Sept. 22, 2001. San Diego State joins the 2011 TCU squad as the only visiting teams to win in Bronco Stadium in Boise State's last 72 regular season home games.
* The Aztecs become the first school to win at Boise State and at Nevada in the same season since the Broncos and Wolf Pack were I-AA schools playing in the Big Sky Conference. The last team to win at Mackey Stadium and Bronco Stadium in the same season prior to today was Idaho in 1988.
* With the win, San Diego State is guaranteed its third consecutive season. The last time the Aztecs had three straight winning campaigns was 1989-91 when they went 6-5-1 (1989), 6-5 (1990) and 8-4-1 (1991).
* SDSU claimed its seventh victory of the season tonight (Nov. 3), the third-earliest date for a seventh win in the Division I era and the earliest date for a seventh victory since 1991.
* SDSU has received the ball first in all 10 games this season.
* San Diego State held its opponent without a first down to open the second half for the fourth straight game. Opponents have -(minus)20 yards in those drives.

Trends
* San Diego State has now scored a touchdown in 74 consecutive games.
* The Aztecs have at least one rushing touchdown in 18 consecutive games (dating back to the Oct. 8, 2011 contest vs. TCU), their longest stretch since a 19-game streak from Nov. 25, 1989-Oct. 12, 1991.
* San Diego improved to 5-1 this season and 10-1 in the Rocky Long era when leading after the first quarter.
* The Aztecs improved to 6-1 this season and 13-1 in the Rocky Long era when leading after three quarters.

Series Notes
* SDSU evened the all-time series with Boise State to 1-1. Last year, the Broncos defeated the Aztecs, 52-35, in San Diego.
* San Diego State improved to 4-3 all-time against teams from the state of Idaho.

Coach Rocky Long Notes
* Improved to 15-8 as head coach with the Aztecs. The .652 winning percentage is the third highest in program history, trailing only Don Coryell (.840) and Claude Gilbert (.697).
* The 15-8 mark as head coach by Rocky Long is the best 23-game start by an SDSU head coach since Claude Gilbert went 18-3-2 during the 1973 and 1974 seasons.
* Picked up his 77th win while coaching in the Mountain West. Long had 62 wins with New Mexico in the Mountain West (1999-2008) and has 15 over the past two years with San Diego State. Long's 77 Mountain West wins ties Gary Patterson of TCU for the most ever in the history of the conference.

Player Notes
Adam Dingwell, So., QB (12-for-18, 105 yds., 0 TDs, 1 INTs)
* Became the first Aztec quarterback to start 2-0 in his career since David Lowery did it in October of 1991.

Adam Muema, So., RB (25 att., 127 yds., 1 TD)
* Broke 100 yards rushing for the fifth time this season and sixth time of his career. The five 100-yard rushing games this season ranks in a tie five career 100-yard rushing games are tied for the 15th most in program history.
* Scored his 10th rushing touchdown of the season and 13th of his career.
* Scored his 11th overall touchdown (one receiving) of the season and 15th of his career (two receiving).

Gavin Escobar, Jr., TE (5 rec., 58 yds.)
* Moved into 17th-place on the school's all-time reception list with 115, passing Jimmy Raye (111 from 1988-90) and Haven Moses (111 from 1967-68) and Damon Gourdine (114 from 1997-99).
* Caught a pass for the 17th consecutive game and two or more for the 28th time of his career.

Walter Kazee, Sr., RB (12 att., 37 yds., 1 TD)
* Had his eighth rushing touchdown of the season and 17th of his career, and now has 12 rushing scores over his last 12 games.

Colin Lockett, Jr., WR (1 rec., 7 yds. | 3 KOR, 143 yds., 1 TD)
* Returned the opening kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown.
* It was his second kickoff return for a touchdown this season and school-record third of his career.
* It was his third kickoff return for a touchdown since 2011. No player in the country had more than three coming into the weekend.

Seamus McMorrow, Fr., P (3 punts for 151 yards (50.3 avg.), 2 Inside 20, 2 50+)
* Two of his three punts were over 50 yards.
* Also tied his career-high two punts inside the 20.
* Seven of his last 11 punts have been inside the 20-yard line.
* Seven of his last 10 punts have been for 50 or more yards. He had four 50+plus punts over his first 18 attempts of his career.

Other Notes
* Nik Embernate started for the 43rd time of his career, the most of any current Aztec.
* Alec Johnson and Leon McFadden each started for the 36th consecutive game (most on the team).
* Brice Butler caught a pass for the eighth consecutive game.
* Chad Young had a career-high three catches.
* Tim Vizzi caught his fifth pass of his career/season and first since Hawai'i on Oct. 6.
* Leon McFadden had a pass breakup, his 37th of his career, which ties Eric Lewis (1995-98) for first all-time at SDSU.
* Nat Berhe picked up his first interception of the season and fourth of his career.
* Derek Largent (4.5 now on season) and Nick Tenhaeff (3.0 now on season) each had a sack.
* Dwayne Garrett blocked his first career punt. It's the second straight week that an Aztec blocked a punt (also Andrew Feaster vs. UNLV).
* Eric Pinkins has at least 0.5 TFL for the seventh consecutive game.
* Chance Marden missed a 32-yard field goal, snapping his streak of eight consecutive makes.