SDSU Football: SDSU vs. Eastern Illinois

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

Welcome to the 2013 Fall semester at San Diego State University and the first Aztec football game of the season. This preview is going to look a lot different from those posted here on San Diego Sports Domination posted last year. We cannot do a statistical breakdown on both teams since it is only the first game of the season. The stats that you will see in this breakdown are from last year. The estimated attendance for this game is 50,000. If you love fireworks now is the time to get your tickets for the biggest fireworks show in town, KGB SkyShow.

We predict SDSU and Eastern Illinois will be a high scoring game. The Aztec defensive will have some problems on the corners due to Eastern Illinois high-octane spread offence. The Aztec defensive should slow down the run game of Eastern Illinois as they return as one of the leagues best run defensive teams.

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

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

San Diego State Overall (9-4) Conf (7-1)

This section of the article will normally breakdown how good or how bad the Aztec offensive and defensive units are doing this season. Since this is the first game of the season we can only guess how good the team will be. Based off last season’s performance look for the San Diego State Defense to dominate the run. The Aztecs were one of the best teams against the run last season giving up on average 133 yards per game on 37 attempts (3.6 yards per carry). The Aztec secondary was shaky last year giving up on average 235 yards per game on 34 attempts. I believe the Aztec’s defensive unit will outperform the Aztec’s offensive unit. Be on the lookout for big plays by the Aztec defense.

vs. Eastern Illinois

at. Ohio State

vs. Oregon State

at. New Mexico State

vs. Nevada

at. Air Force

vs. Fresno State

vs. New Mexico

at. San Jose State

at. Hawaii

vs. Boise State

at. UNLV

Eastern Illinois  7-5 and Conf (6-1)

This Eastern Illinois team will remind all San Diego State fans of the North Dakota State team we played last season. ELU loves to run the spread offensive and loves throwing the ball. I can assure you that ELU will be targeting the young and inexperienced SDSU defensive backs. Eastern Illinois will have major problems trying to run the ball on this talented and experienced Aztec defensive unit.

at. San Diego State

at. Southern Illinois

Illinois State

at. Northern Illinois

Eastern Kentucky

at. Austin Peay

Southeast Missouri

at. Tennessee State

Tennessee Tech

at. Murray State

Jacksonville State

at. UT Martin

Total Offensive Stats

Team Total Passing Total Rushing Total Offensive
SDSU 2,287 Yards 2,869  Yards 5,156 Yards
ELU 4,019 Yards 1,632 Yards 5,651 Yards

Total Offensive Plays

Team Total Offense   Total Plays Average Per Play Average Per Game
SDSU 5,156   887 5.8 396.6
ELU 5,651 1011 5.6 470.92

Rushing Stats

Team Yards Attempts YPC YPG TD
SDSU 2,869 578 5.0 220.7 30
ELU 1,632 457 3.6 136.0 23

Passing Stats

Team Yards Comp/Att/Int Avg Per Catch APG TD
SDSU 2,287 182-309-11 12.6 175.9 21
ELU 4,019 341-554-15 7.3 334.92 37


Team Penalties Yards Avg Per Game
SDSU 73-638 49.1 yards
ELU 104-861 71.8 yards


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

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TV: Mountain West Network – Click to watch

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About DavidSDSU (1097 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 have been a guest on all San Diego Sports Radio & TV stations. My articles have been linked to news websites all over the United States. I run this website in my spare time for fun. At my day job, I am a Digital Assistant for STN Digital a Digital Marketing Agency that works in the Sports & Entertainment Industry.

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