SDSU Football: Attempt To Become Bowl Eligible vs. UNLV

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The San Diego State defense had its best game of the season at Nevada. The Aztec run defense which is the best in the Mountain West held the best running back in the nation to 108 yards. His lowest yards total this season. The Aztecs offensive struggled under starter Ryan Katz and unfortunately has been lost for the season with a fractured ankle. That was most likely the last time we see Katz playing on the field in an Aztec uniform.  The Aztecs are now 5-3 after the upset against Nevada and will attempt to beat UNLV this coming Saturday. Should the Aztecs beat UNLV they will be bowl eligible for the third consecutive season. The Aztecs have never been bowl eligible in three straight seasons. We predict a massive SDSU blow out of UNLV this Saturday.


Team Total Offensive Pass YPG Rush YPG Pass Def Run Def
SDSU 57th 97th 22nd  102nd  33rd
UNLV 72nd 62nd 70th  91st  100th

Photo Credit: CEO David Frerker San Diego State vs. Army

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 five yards per carry on the season. Behind a great passing attack lead by the new starting quarterback Adam Dingwell and should be All-American tight end Gavin Escobar.

San Diego State Overall (5-3) Conf (3-1)

San Diego State beat a bad team in Army, Colorado State, Hawaii and a good FCS team in North Dakota. San Diego State upset one of the best teams in the nation Nevada who is now 22-3 at home in the last couple of seasons. 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 48 points. The San Diego State ground attack will be the difference in this game vs. UNLV. UNLV as pictured above is ranked 100th in the nation in rush defense.

Loss at Washington = 21 – 12

Win vs. Army = 45 – 7

Win vs. North Dakota = 49 – 41

Loss vs. San Jose State = 34 – 38

Loss vs. Fresno State = 40 – 52

Win vs. Hawaii = 52 – 14

Win vs. Colorado State = 38 – 14

Win vs. Nevada = 39 -38 (OT)

UNLV Rebels Overall 1-7 Conf (1-2)

Now lets break down UNLV’s schedule up to this point in the season. UNLV lost to horrible teams, Minnesota, Northern Arizona and Washington State.  The good teams UNLV have lost to are Boise State, Utah State, Louisiana Tech and Nevada. UNLV only has one win on the season and that came against a mediocre Air Force squad. UNLV’s offense is in the middle of the road when it comes to the national stats. The UNLV offense is ranked 72nd in total offense as shown in the chart above. The UNLV offense is going to have to play a flawless game in the turnover battle if they want to have any chance at beating the Aztecs.

Loss vs. Minnesota = 27-30

Loss vs. Northern Arizona = 14-17

Loss vs. Washington State = 27-35

Win vs. Air Force = 38-35

Loss vs. Utah State = 13-35

Loss vs. Louisiana Tech = 31-58

Loss vs. Nevada = 37-42

Loss vs. Boise State = 7-32

Total Offensive Stats

Team Total Passing Total Rushing Total Offensive
SDSU 1,553 Yards 1,733 Yards 3,286 Yards
UNLV 1,842 Yards 1,263 Yards 3,105 Yards

Total Offensive Plays

Team Total Offense   Total Plays Average Per Play Average Per Game
SDSU 3,286   547 6.0 410.8
UNLV 3,105 604 5.1 388.1

Rushing Stats

Team Yards Attempts YPC YPG TD
SDSU 1,733 353 4.9 216.6 21
UNLV 1,263 305 4.1 157.9 12

Passing Stats

Team Yards Comp/Att/Int Avg Per Catch APG TD
SDSU 1,553 115-194-4 13.5 194.1 16
UNLV 1,842 163-299-10 11.3 230.2 11


Team Penalties Yards Avg Per Game
SDSU 42-385 48.1 yards
UNLV 44-446 55.8 yards


Game information: Kickoff 5:00 p.m. PT Qualcomm Stadium San Diego, California.

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About DavidSDSU (1250 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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