San Diego State is now 9-3 and 7-1 in conference after the victory over Wyoming. The San Diego State Aztecs are now Mountain West Conference Co Champions. The football team adds the 19th conference championship banner to the Aztec trophy room. The Aztecs are co champions with Fresno State. This is the first Mountain West Championship for San Diego State in their 13 season’s in the Mountain West Conference.
8:00 p.m. Viejas Arena tonight welcome home out 2012 Mountain West Confrence Championship Aztec Football Team!!!
— SD Sports Blog (@SanDiego_Sports) November 25, 2012
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Now let’s get down to some statistics. The Aztecs were led by Adam Dingwell and tight end Gavin Escobar.The offensive line led the Aztec running back core to 48 carries for 400 yards and 4 touchdowns. An average of 8.3 yards per carry. We do have some bad news for Aztec fans. Walter Kazee had to be taken out of the game due to injury and did not come back into the game. We have news that the injury is serious and could be a season ending injury. Below is the rushing stats from tonight’s game.
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Adam Dingwell had a good game in the air hooking up with nine different receivers Colin Lockett, Gavin Escobar, Adam Muema, D.J. Shields, Walter Kazee, Brice Butler, Chad Young, Tim Vizzi and Adam Roberts. The leading receiver for the Aztecs was tight end Gavin Escobar with 6 catches for 36 yards and one touchdown. We have provided you with this afternoon’s passing statistics.
The San Diego State run defense played an average game against Wyoming. They had some problems in the first half of the game and re gained control in the second half. The Aztecs did have some difficulty with tackling early on in the game with arm tackles and were able to Iron it out. The Aztecs came out strong in the second half by stopping the Wyoming passing attack and forced the punt on the first Wyoming possession.
The Aztec defensive unit sacked the sophomore Brett Smith quarterback six times. They were led by Jake Fely who had 10 tackles and one tackle for loss. The dominate Aztec linebackers core of Jake Fely, Derek Largent and Nick Tenhaeff combined for 18 tackles, 1 sacks and 2 tackles for loss and one forced fumble.
Turnovers: Derek Largent Forced Fumble (+1)
Turnovers: Adam Muema Lost Fumble (-1)
Turnovers: Walter Kazee Lost Fumble (-1)
Turnovers: Adam Dingwell Picked off (-1)
The Wyoming Cowboy key to victory on the offensive side of the ball was throwing the ball. The Wyoming pass offense burned the San Diego State Defense on multiple occasions. Brett Smith had touchdown passes of 42 and 70 yards for touchdowns.
Wyoming has always been known as a team who could both pass and run the ball. The Aztecs defense who gives up on average 100 yards on the ground per game was able to keep the Cowboys under 125 yards.
Wyoming and San Diego State both played great games and both need to be given credit. San Diego State has the higher ranked defense than Wyoming and has the best run defense in the Mountain West conference. The key to beating SDSU was being able to stop the Aztecs run game. Under this paragraph you will be able to see all of the final game stats, highlights and post game interviews. (Once they have been uploaded by San Diego State.
Press Conferences and Highlights
Final Game Stats
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