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SDSU Football: Aztecs Destroy Army 42-7

Photo Credit: CEO David Frerker

The San Diego State Aztecs played their first home game of the season in front of a 30,799 person crowd at Qualcomm Stadium. The Aztecs played one of the most complete games they have had in recent history defeating Army 42 – 7.

Photo Credit: CEO David Frerker

The Aztec offensive was lead on the ground by San Diego States elite running back core of Walter Kazee (7 carries for 51 yards and 2 TD’s) and Adam Muema (15 carries 98 yards and 1 TD). The Aztec running backs including backups and two quarterbacks ran for 42 carries for 228 yards and 4 TD’s. Ryan Katz hooked up with his favorite target Ezell Ruffin 5 times for 132 yards. Katz would end the night with a touchdown to his fullback Chad Young. Final Stats for Katz 14 for 21 with 215 yards and one TD.

The Aztec defense was on fire swarming the Army ball carriers. This Army team was first in the nation last year in rushing yards per game and second in total rushing. The Aztecs gave up over 400 yards rushing last season and improved immensely allowing  only 282 yards this time around. The Aztec defense was  led by  Nat Berhe who had 14 tackles and Nick Tenhaeff with 6 tackles. The Aztec Defense won the turnover battle with two interceptions by Josh Gavert and Eric Pinkins. The new Aztec transfer Derek Largent added to the turnover count with a fumble recovery.

The Aztecs did have a few minor issues on the special teams front. Senior kicker Chance Marden missed his two field goal attempts from 37 and 40 yards. Marden did make all extra points he attempted. The gem of the special team night came from Aztecs kick returner Colin Lockett. Lockett returned a kickoff 96 yards to pay dirt. That was Lockett’s second career kick return touchdown.

Score Breakdown 

Score by Quarters 1 2 3 4 Total
Army 0 0 7 0 7
SDSU 14 7 21 0 42

Final Game Stats

Team Total Passing Total Rushing Total Offensive
Army 50   Yards 282 Yards 332 Yards
SDSU 215 Yards 228 Yards 443 Yards

Walter Kazee Touchdown Run

Adam Dingwell Touchdown Run

About DavidSDSU (1249 Articles)
I graduated from San Diego State University with a degree in Journalism with an emphasis in Media Studies. I am also the Founder and CEO of San Diego Sports Domination. I am an award winning blogger and have been covering San Diego State Athletics and San Diego Sports for the past 10 years. I have written many guest articles and have appeared in many podcasts. I am also the team photographer for the San Diego Silverbacks, San Diego Surf (WPSL) and San Diego Strike Force. At my day job, I am a Live Coverage and Studio Coordinator at STN Digital a Digital Marketing Agency that works in the Sports & Entertainment Industry. We work with the biggest sports & entertainment companies in the world.

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