** The game is NOT SOLD OUT** keep in mind the closest to a sell out SDSU has been in recent memory was Boise State last season with 54,000….
As everyone knows the Aztec defense had some issues controlling the field on defense this past weekend against Fresno State. The Aztec defense is having major difficulties with the oppositions passing game. The Aztec offensive unit did not help the struggling defense giving up four turnovers. Below we have given the readers all of the stats for both teams up to date. Drawing a conclusion from the statistics San Diego State will win this game in blowout fashion. The spread for tonights game is San Diego State by 19 1/2. Please answer the poll questions at the bottom of this post.
NCAA SEASON LEADERS FBS
|Team||Total Offensive||Pass YPG||Rush YPG||Pass Def||Run Def|
Looking back in the past weeks SDSU played a Washington team who likes to play the spread followed by Army who likes to play the triple option. The Aztec defense is lockdown on the running game and does need work with passing. The Aztecs offensive is unstoppable with the double tangent of Walter Kazee and Adam Muema. The two backs are averaging over five yards per carry on the season. Behind a great passing attack lead by Oregon State transfer Ryan Katz and should be All-American tight end Gavin Escobar.
San Diego State (2-3)
San Diego State beat a bad team in Army and a good FCS team in North Dakota. The Aztecs lost to three very good teams in Fresno State, San Jose State and Washington. The San Diego State defense has played very bad in the fourth quarter so far this season giving up 41 points. The San Diego State ground attack will be the difference in this game vs. Hawaii. Mountain West Conference partner Nevada ran all over Hawaii totaling up over 355 yards on the ground.
Loss at Washington = 21 – 12
Win vs. Army = 45 – 7
Win vs. North Dakota = 49 – 41
North Dakota (2-1)
Loss vs. San Jose State = 34 – 38
San Jose State (3-1)
Loss vs. Fresno State = 40 – 52
Fresno State (3-2)
Hawaii (1 -3)
Now lets break down the Hawaii schedule up to this point in the season.They played a great USC team at USC and were pummeled. Hawaii also faced hard games against MWC counterpart Nevada and were pummeled. Hawaii would suffer the same fate vs. BYU losing 47 to 0. Hawaii played a horrible Lamar team and blew them out as expected for their only win on the season.
Loss at #1 USC = 10 – 49
Win vs. Lamar = 54 – 2
Loss vs. Nevada = 69 – 24
Loss vs. BYU = 47 – 0
The last time San Diego State and Hawaii met was in 2005. Hawaii came away with the victory 49-38. The Aztec team in 2005 finished 2 – 10. The major offensive statistical difference was in passing as SDSU had 421 yards to Hawaii’s 326 yards. The Aztecs gave up 262 yards on the ground. This is a much different San Diego State Aztec team then the team Hawaii played.
Cool Roster Fact
The last time San Diego State and Hawaii played each other SDSU had Kevin O’Connell, Brett Swain, Chazeray Schilens, Lynell Hamilton, Antwan Applewhite and Freddy Keiaho. The last time San Diego State and Hawaii played each other Hawaii had Colt Brennan.
Total Offensive Stats
|Team||Total Passing||Total Rushing||Total Offensive|
|SDSU||957 Yards||1169 Yards||2,126 Yards|
|UH||700 Yards||460 Yards||1,160 Yards|
Total Offensive Plays
|Team||Total Offense||Total Plays||Average Per Play||Average Per Game|
|Team||Yards||Comp/Att/Int||Avg Per Catch||APG||TD|
|Team||Penalties Yards||Avg Per Game|