SDSU Football: SDSU vs CSU (Game Preview)

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Team Total Offense Pass OFF
Rush OFF Pass Def Run Def
SDSU 104th 116th 32nd 32nd 12th
CSU 55th  44th  77th 67th 106th
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 (5-3) and Conf (4-0)

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 73 of 147 passes for 1060 yards and 8 touchdowns. Pumphrey has had 182 carries for 910 yards and 10 touchdowns. Pumphrey is also leading the Aztecs in receiving with 19 receptions for 249 yards and 1 touchdown. So far this season Holder has 15 receptions for 230 yards and 3 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 and especially with the return of Greene.

The San Diego State defense is going to tell us who wins this game. The Aztec defense has forced 17 turnovers (11 Interceptions and 6 Fumbles) in eight games this season. 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. The Aztec defense has been unstoppable and is now ranked 11th in the nation in total defense. We have included the two best hits to date.

Damontae Kazee Lights up USU WR.


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 13 kick returns for an average 36 yards per return and a total of 468 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. Hageman is 10 for 14 this year on field goals and is 27/27 on extra points. Hageman is second on the team in overall points scored with 57.

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

Win at. San Jose State = 30 – 7

Win vs. Utah State = 48 – 14

at. Colorado State


vs. Wyoming

at. UNLV

vs. Nevada

San Diego State Injury Report (Link)

Date POS Player Injury Status
10/15/15 FB Parker Wells Personal left the team
10/13/15 OL William Tuihalamaka Personal left the team
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

Colorado State (3-4) and Conf (1-2)

The three players to look out for would be QB Nick Stevens, RB Jason Oden and WR Rashard Higgins.Stevens has completed 121 of 201 passes for 1486 yards and 13 touchdowns. Oden has had 117 carries for 523 yards and 4 touchdowns. Higgins has 41 receptions for 543 yards and 4 touchdowns. Taking a look at the national rankings listed at the top of the article Colorado State is a average team. Colorado 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 Colorado 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 Colorado State I am going to challenge the safeties and secondary to stop us.

Win vs. Savannah State = 65 – 13

Loss vs. Minnesota = 23 – 20 (OT)

Loss vs. Colorado = 27 – 24 (OT)

Win at. UTSA = 33 – 31

Loss at. Utah State = 33 – 18

Loss vs. Boise State = 41 – 10

Win vs. Air Force = 38 – 23

vs. San Diego State

at. Wyoming

vs. UNLV

at. New Mexico

at. Fresno State

Colorado State Injury Report (Link)

Date POS Player Injury Status
10/25/15 LB Kiel Robinson Shoulder “?” Saturday vs. San Diego State
10/25/15 DL Terry Jackson Concussion “?” Saturday vs. San Diego State
10/22/15 WR Deionte Gaines Suspension expected to miss
09/23/15 RB Treyous Jarrells Personal left the team



Total Offensive Stats

Team Total Passing Total Rushing Total Offense
SDSU 1143 1651 2794
CSU 1772 1151 2923

Total Offensive Plays

Team Total Offense   Total Plays Average Per Play Average Per Game
SDSU 2794 539 5.2 349.2
CSU 2923 517 5.7 417.6

Rushing Stats

Team Yards Attempts YPC YPG TD
SDSU 1651 376 4.4 206.4 14
CSU 1151 273 4.2 164.4 9

Passing Stats

Team Yards Comp/Att/Int APC APG TD
SDSU 1143 80-163-3 14.3 142.9 9
CSU 1772 143-244-9 12.4 253.1 16


Team Penalties Yards Avg Yards Game
SDSU 517 64.6
CSU 547 77.9

San Diego State and Colorado State score by Quarters in 2015

Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
SDSU 73 64 37 45
CSU 71 52 47 38


Game information: Kickoff Saturday at 1:30 p.m. MT in Fort Collins, Colorado

Odds: San Diego State by 2.

TV: CBS Sports Network

Radio: Mighty 1090

SDSU is 19-13 all-time vs. Colorado State and has won four straight in the series overall.

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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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