Aztec Football to Meet San Jose State on Saturday

Sept. 18, 2012


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Riding a two-game winning streak which has produced the highest two-game point total since 1996, San Diego State (2-1) plays host to long-time rival San Jose State (2-1) to conclude a three-game homestand Saturday night at Qualcomm Stadium. Game time is set for 5 p.m. PT and the contest will be televised locally on KUSI, with radio coverage provided by KOGO 95.7 FM & AM 600. Tickets are available through the normal outlets and start at just $6.

The Aztecs ran their September home winning streak to eight games on Saturday night with a 49-41 victory over North Dakota. SDSU led for 57:23 of the contest and built an 18-point advantage before settling for a seven-point win over UND. For the 15th time in school history and the first since 1998, a pair of San Diego State players rushed for 100 yards. Sophomore Adam Muema (13 att., 124 yards, 1 TD) and senior Walter Kazee (18 att., 105 yards, 2 TD) each passed the century mark, while senior quarterback Ryan Katz produced the seventh-highest passing efficency game in school history by going 11-for-18 for 241 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions (228.58 rating). Senior tight end Gavin Escobar cleared 100 yards receiving for the third time in his career with five receptions for 117 yards and a touchdown.

The Aztecs and Spartans are meeting for the 36th time in program history. The long time Western Athletic and PCAC rivals first met in 1935. This will mark the first meeting since 2008 and the first time San Jose State has traveled to Qualcomm since 2005. The Spartans lead the all-time series, 18-15-2, but SDSU owns a 9-5-1 mark against SJSU at home. San Jose State has won the last two meetings by a combined score of 66-20.

Both teams enter the game with 2-1 records. Each team lost on the road to a Pac-12 team in the opener and have rebounded with consecutive home victories.