#Aztecs Football Twitter Notes: Boise St. Edition

Oct. 28, 2012

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#SDSU Football is bowl eligible for a 3rd straight season. The #Aztecs have never played in bowl game 3 years in a row.

The #Aztecs have won 4 straight games. That matches the longest #SDSU in-season win streak in the last 17 seasons.

#SDSU won its 6th game of the season on Oct. 27. That is the earliest date for W No. 6 for the #Aztecs since 1993.

#SDSU has won 4 straight @TheMWC games. That ties the school record and matches longest league win streak since 1991.

The preseason poll had the #Aztecs pegged for 5th in the @TheMWC. #SDSU is currently tied for 2nd, 1 game behind @BroncoSportsFB.

15 #SDSU players have made their 1st start with the #Aztecs this year. Jordan Smith & Adam Dingwell had their 1st starts vs. @UNLVAthletics.

Head coach Rocky Long is 14-8 with #SDSU. It is the best record after 22-games by an #Aztecs head coach since Claude Gilbert (17-3-2).

Long's 14-8 mark is the best 22-game start by an #SDSU head coach since Gilbert went 17-3-2 during the 1973 and 1974 seasons.

Long needs one more win to tie Gary Patterson's 76 for the most in the history of the Mountain West.

In the last seven games, the #Aztecs has scored on 29-of-30 trips to the red zone.

The #Aztecs last five turnovers have led to zero (0) points for the opposition.

On the flip side of that, the #Aztecs have scored 14 straight times on their ensuing possession after forcing a turnover.

#AztecsInTheRankings

#SDSU is 14th in the country in third down percentage (50.00). The #Aztecs are 36-for-63 (57.14) over their four-game winning sterak.

The #Aztecs are 16th in the country in fourth down defense percentage (27.78). Opponents are just 2-for-11 (18.18) over the past five games.

The #Aztecs are 18th nationally in rushing yards per game (223.11). #SDSU is averaging more yards this season than last (184.5).

#SDSU is tied for 20th nationally in red zone offense. The #Aztecs score on 89 percent of those opportunities.

#SDSU RB Adam Muema ranks 6th among all sophomores in rushing yards per game (99.11).

#Aztecs CB Leon McFadden is tied for 20th in the nation with 1.33 passes defended (INT + PBU) per game.

#AztecsMovingOnUp

#SDSU CB Leon McFadden needs one more pass breakup to tie Eric Lewis' career school record of 37.

#SDSU RB Adam Muema's 892 rushing yards are the 5th most by a soph. in school history. No. 1 & 2 are Ronnie Hillman & Marshall Faulk.

#SDSU RB Walter Kazee needs 26 yards to become the 13th #Aztecs player with 1,700 career yards.

Colin Lockett is now third all-time at #SDSU in kickoff return yards with 1,244.

#Aztecs K Chance Marden is 8-for-11 (72.7 pct.) this year on FG attempts. SDSU kickers were 6-for-15 (40.0 pct.) last season.

Nat Berhe leads the #Aztecs with 67 tackles in nine games this season. He had 67 last year in 13 games.

#BeatUNLV

#SDSU is 23-12 since the beginning of the 2010 season. The #Aztecs were 23-50 in the 73 games prior to the 2010 campaign.

The #Aztecs Muema and Kazee each rushed for 100 yards vs. UNLV. #SDSU is 15-1 in the DI era when multiple backs rush for 100 yards.

#SDSU was 2-for-2 on 4th down conversions against @UNLVAthletics. The #Aztecs are 9-for-14 for the season.

QB Adam Dingwell threw for 231 yards vs. @UNLVAthletics. That is the 2nd-highest total by a #SDSU player this season.

Dingwell becomes the first #Aztec QB to win his debut start since Spencer Brinton in 1997. #SDSU had lost 11 straight in QB debuts.

The #Aztecs are 9-2 in their last 11 games against UNLV. #SDSU has won the last 6 against the Rebels at the Q.

The #Aztecs went 12-for-18 (66.7 pct.) on 3rd D, their highest mark since going 7-for-10 (70.0 pct.) vs. Navy in the 2010 Poinsettia Bowl.

@UNLVAthletics was 2-for-11 (18.2 pct.) on 3rd D conversions last night, tied for the lowest pct. vs. the #Aztecs all season (also Hawai'i).

The #Aztecs four-game winning streak is Rocky Long's longest as head coach since winning 5 straight while coaching New Mexico in 2004.

#SDSUAthletics

Since the beginning of the 2010 football season, #SDSU ranks 2nd in the nation in combined FB & MBB record at 83-23.