SDSU Football: SDSU vs. Navy Poinsettia Bowl (Game Preview)

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Photo Credit: SDSU NewsCenter

San Diego State has had very good luck against the Military academies dating back to the start of the five straight bowl games in 2010. Since the beginning of the 2010 season SDSU has won eight straight games against the military academies ( 5-0 vs. Air Force, 2-0 vs. Army and 1-0 vs. Navy).  The Aztecs lead the all time series against Navy 3-0. The Aztecs won 56-14 on Sept. 3rd 1994, 45-31on Sept. 5th 1997 and 35-14 on Dec. 23rd 2010. Back in 2010 more than 48,000 tickets were sold for the game and currently is the Poinsettia Bowl record for attendance.

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Team Total Offense Pass OFF
Rush OFF Pass Def Run Def
SDSU 63rd 104th  29th 22nd  43rd 
Navy 34th 124th 1st  108th 97th


Mandatory Photo Credit: Tony Amat

Mandatory Photo Credit: Tony Amat

San Diego State Overall (7-5) Conf (5-3)

The top four offensive players to look out for would be QB Quinn Kaehler, RB Donnel Pumphrey, WR Ezell Ruffin and WR Eric Judge. Kaehler has completed 158 of 280 (56% Passer Rating) passes for 2,016 yards and nine touchdowns. Pumphrey has had 256 carries for 1,761 yards (146.8 YPG) and 19 touchdowns. Eric Judge and Ezell Ruffin are both the favorite targets for San Diego State’s QB Quinn Kaehler. So far this season Judge and Ruffin have combined for 49 receptions, 861 yards and four of the nine receiving touchdowns thrown by Kaehler.

Win vs. Northern Arizona =  38 – 7

Loss at. North Carolina = 31 – 27

Loss: at. Oregon State = 28 – 7

Win: vs. UNLV = 34 – 17

Loss: at. Fresno State = 24 – 13

Win: at. New Mexico = 24 – 14

Win: vs. Hawaii = 20 – 10

Loss: at. Nevada = 30 – 14

Win: vs. Idaho = 35 – 21

Loss at. Boise State = 38 – 29

Win vs. Air Force = 30 -14
Win vs. San Jose State = 38 – 7

San Diego State Injury Report (Link)

Date POS Player Injury Status
11/21/14 PK Seamus McMorrow Personal quit the team
11/17/14 LB Jake Fely Wrist out for the season
09/01/14 LB Tyler Morris Knee out for the season

Navy Overall (7-5)

Navy’s stats speak for themselves. They are averaging over 300 yards rushing per game this season. They will run into the strong SDSU rush defense. The top three rushers for Navy have combined for over 2,500 yards. Navy likes to hand the ball of off to their full backs. The Aztecs will have no problems shutting down the Navy pass attack as they do not pass the ball. The key for the Aztec victory is holding Navy under five yards per carry.

Loss vs. Ohio State = 34 – 17

Win at. Temple = 31 – 24

Win at. Texas State = 35 – 21

Loss at. Rutgers = 31 – 24

Loss vs. Western Kentucky  36-27

Loss at Air Force   = 30-21

Win vs. VMI = 51 – 14

Win vs. San Jose State = W, 41 – 31

Loss at. Notre Dame = 49 – 39

Win vs. Georgia Southern = 52 – 19

Win at. South Alabama = 42 – 40

Win vs. Army = 17 – 10

Navy Injury Report (Link)

Date POS Player Injury Status
11/26/14 NG Patrick Forrestal Leg out for season
09/23/14 LB James Britton Foot out indefinitely
09/04/14 DB Lonnie Richardson Concussion out for season
08/22/14 DL Cam Henson Undisclosed out for season
08/11/14 WR Colin Osborne Knee out indefinitely

Now before we check out some of the current stats from both teams let’s check out the Stats from SDSU’s last victory against Navy in the 2010 Poinsettia Bowl.

Final Game Stats

First Downs  27  22
Total Yards 555 382
Passing Yards 276 147
Rushing Yards 279 235
Number of Plays 64 66
Penalties-Yards 3-18 3-29
3rd Down Conversions 7-10 5-13
4th Down Conversions 0-0 2-3
Kick Return Yards 2-23 6-127
Punt Return Yards 3-1 0-0
Punts-Average 3-121 5-203
Turnovers 0 1
Time of Possession 30:19 29:41

Highlights from the 2010 Poinsettia Bowl.

Current Offensive Stats for San Diego State & Navy

Total Offensive Stats

Team Total Passing Total Rushing Total Offensive
SDSU 2178 2623 4801
Navy 964 3936 4900

Total Offensive Plays

Team Total Offense   Total Plays Average Per Play Average Per Game
SDSU 4801 806 6.0 400.1
Navy 4900 729 6.7 445.5

Rushing Stats

Team Yards Attempts YPC YPG TD
SDSU 2623 484 5.4 218.6 25
Navy 3936 614 6.4 357.8 42

Passing Stats

Team Yards Comp/Att/Int APC APG TD
SDSU 2178 172-322-13 12.7 181.5 10
Navy 964 53-115-5 18.2 87.6


Team Penalties Yards Avg Yards Per Game
SDSU 72-660 55.0
Navy 25-257 23.4

San Diego State and Navy score by Quarters in 2014

Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
SDSU 89 89 72 59
Navy 80 130 87 83


 This section will include media updates from SDSU and Navy.




Game information: Tuesday December 23rd 2014. Kickoff is set for 6:30 p.m. PT  San Diego, California.



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Purchasing through the Aztec ticket office ensures seats in the San Diego State section and helps the Aztecs reach their ticket obligation.

Current San Diego State students will have the opportunity to purchase one discounted bowl ticket at the Viejas Arena ticket office with a reduced cost of $10 beginning on Dec. 8 at 10 a.m. PT (first 500 students will get the discounted price). Additionally, Aztec students can purchase two additional guest tickets for $35 apiece (in the same section as the student tickets).

Beginning Sale Date/Time: Dec. 8 at 10 a.m. PT
Location: Viejas Arena ticket office
Cost: $10 (first 500 students) for one ticket with current SDSU student ID
– Students can also purchase two additional tickets for $35 apiece in same section as the student tickets
– After the 500 $10 tickets are sold, students may purchase up to three seats for $35 apiece

Members of the general public can begin purchasing the San Diego State bowl ticket allotment block beginning on Monday, Dec. 8 at 9 a.m. PT at the SDSU ticket office at Qualcomm Stadium, window E, by calling (619) 283-7378 or by visiting

Beginning Sale Date/Time: Dec. 8 at 9 a.m. PT
Location: SDSU ticket office at Qualcomm Stadium window E, by calling (619) 283-7378 or by visiting
Cost: Dependent on seat location

Aztec football season ticket holders and Aztec Club donors can pre-order tickets to any one or all of the possible SDSU bowl destinations by logging onto their ticket account page at Season ticket holders and members of the Aztec Club have until Tuesday, Dec. 9, to order to receive their priority seats.

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