SDSU Football: SDSU vs SJSU Battle for 1st in MW (Game Preview)

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Team Total Offense Pass OFF
Rush OFF Pass Def Run Def
SDSU 115th 115th 57th 55th 16th
SJSU 40th 42nd 52nd 10th 113th
SDSU vs. USD Mandatory Photo Credit: San Diego Sports Domination CEO & Founder David Frerker

SDSU vs. USD Mandatory Photo Credit: San Diego Sports Domination CEO & Founder David Frerker

San Diego State Overall (3-3) Conf (2-0)

The three players to look out for would be QB Maxwell Smith, RB Donnel Pumphrey and WR Mikah Holder. Smith, the Kentucky transfer, has completed 57 of 123 passes for 823 yards and six touchdowns. Pumphrey has had 139 carries for 620 yards and seven touchdowns. So far this season Holder has 12 receptions for 174 yards and two touchdowns. San Diego State’s offensive line will play a major role in how this game is played. They have been playing a lot better of late since the conference season started. The San Diego State defense is going to tell us who wins this game. The Aztec defense has forced 11 turnovers (8 Interceptions and 3 Fumbles) in the first six games of the season. They will be going up against the best offensive unit in the Mountain West Western Division. The Aztec defense will need to hold out strong if they want to win this game. The defense that comes away with the most take aways will win the game.

Special teams will play a huge role in this game. The edge this week will defiantly go to San Diego State. Here is Rashaad Penny going 97 yards to the house in the first week of the season against University of San Diego. This is one of two kick return touchdowns for Rashaad Penny. Penny is tied with Aztec Alum Colin Lockett for most kick return touchdowns in a single season. Penny has 11 kick returns for an average 37.5 yards per return and a total of 413 yards.

Also, the Aztecs have a weapon in field goal kicker Donny Hageman who nailed a 54 yard field goal against the University of Southern Alabama.

Win vs. USD =  37 – 3

Loss at. California = 35 -7

Loss vs. South Alabama = 34 – 27 (OT)

Loss at. Penn State = 37 – 21

Win vs. Fresno State = 21 – 7

Win at. Hawaii = 28 – 14

at. San Jose State

vs. Utah State

at. Colorado State

vs. Wyoming

at. UNLV

vs. Nevada

San Diego State Injury Report (Link)

Date POS Player Injury Status
10/13/15 DL Dakota Turner Knee out for season
10/13/15 DL Randy Ricks Toe expected to miss 4-6 weeks
09/06/15 DB Trey Lomax Dislocated knee cap 4-6 weeks

San Jose State (3-3) and Conf (2-1)

The three players to look out for would be QB Joe Gray, RB Tyler Ervin and WR Tyler WinstonGray has completed 72 of 104 passes for 837 yards and six touchdowns. Ervin has had 140 carries for 885 yards and 11 touchdowns. Winston has 29 receptions for 320 yards and two touchdowns. Taking a look at the national rankings listed at the top of the article San Jose State is a good team. San Jose State is going to need to shut down the Aztecs running game if they wish to win this game. They will want to force San Diego State to throw the football. Offensively San Jose State will want to keep the ball away from the SDSU Defensive backs. The SDSU Secondary is the best in the Mountain West Conference according to preseason rankings.The smart play would be to throw underneath the secondary for 5- to 7- yard gains or throw deep.  If I am San Jose State I am going to challenge the safeties and secondary to stop us.

Win vs. New Hampshire = 43 – 13

Loss at. Air Force = 37 – 16

Loss at. Oregon State = 35 – 21

Win vs. Fresno State = 49 – 23

Loss at. Auburn = 35 – 21

Win at. UNLV = 33 – 27

vs. San Diego State

vs. New Mexico

vs. BYU

at. Nevada

at. Hawaii

vs. Boise State

San Jose State Injury Report (Link)

Date POS Player Injury Status
10/14/15 LB Christian Tago Foot Questionable Saturday vs. San Diego State
10/14/15 QB Kenny Potter Ankle expected to start Saturday vs. San Diego State
10/11/15 RB Thomas Tucker Ankle Questionable Saturday vs. San Diego State


Total Offensive Stats

Team Total Passing Total Rushing Total Offense
SDSU 906 1082 1988
SJSU 1516 1127 2643

Total Offensive Plays

Team Total Offense   Total Plays Average Per Play Average Per Game
SDSU 1988 406 4.9 331.3
SJSU 2643 434 6.1 440.5

Rushing Stats

Team Yards Attempts YPC YPG TD
SDSU 1082 267 4.1 180.3 7
SJSU 1127 229 4.9 187.8 15

Passing Stats

Team Yards Comp/Att/Int APC APG TD
SDSU 906 64-139-3 14.2 151 7
SJSU 1516 139-205-7 10.9 252.7 9


Team Penalties Yards Avg Yards Game
SDSU 381 63.5
SJSU 181 30.2

San Diego State and San Jose State score by Quarters in 2015

Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
SDSU 49 37 24 31
SJSU 55 44 43 35


Game information: Kickoff 7:30 p.m. PT  San Jose, California

Odds: San Jose State by 2. To find out more about odds or betting make sure to check out Handicapping Sports.


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