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SDSU Football: SDSU vs Nevada (Game Preview)

Mandatory Photo Credit: San Diego Sports Domination CEO &; Founder David Frerker

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NCAA SEASON LEADERS FBS

Team Total Offense Pass OFF
Rush OFF Total Offense Pass Def Run Def
SDSU 93rd 118th 17th  7th 18th 5th
NEV 73rd   113th  22nd 62nd 78th 78th
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 (8-3) and Conf (7-0)

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 107 of 197 passes for 1485 yards and 13 touchdowns. Pumphrey has had 245 carries for 1310 yards and 14 touchdowns. Pumphrey is also leading the Aztecs in receptions with 24 receptions for 325 yards and 2 touchdowns. So far this season Holder has 21 receptions for 356 yards and 5 touchdowns. The San Diego State defense is going to tell us who wins this game. The Aztec defense has forced 28 turnovers to lead the NATION (18 Interceptions and 10 Fumbles) in 11 games this season. The Aztec defense has been unstoppable and is now ranked 10th in the nation in total defense. We have included the three best hits to date.

Damontae Kazee Lights up USU WR.

JAKE FELY SACK & FORCED FUMBLE

Calvin Munson Monster Hit

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 18 kick returns for an average 33.3 yards per return and a total of 599 yards.

Also, the Aztecs have a weapon in field goal kicker Donny Hageman who nailed  two 54 yard field goal’s (University of Southern Alabama and Colorado State). Hageman is 14 for 18 this year on field goals and is 44/44 on extra points. Hageman is second on the team in overall points scored.

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

Win at. Colorado State = 41 – 17

BYE WEEK

Win vs. Wyoming = 38 – 3

Win at. UNLV = 51 – 14

vs. Nevada

San Diego State Injury Report (Link)

Date POS Player Injury Status
10/22/15 LB Fred Melifonwu Personal left the team
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

Nevada (6-5) and Conf (4-3)

 

The three players to look out for would be QB Tyler Stewart, RB James Butler and WR J Richardson. Tyler Stewart has completed 168 of 290 passes for 1837 yards and 15 touchdowns. James Butler has had 175 carries for 1133 yards and 8 touchdowns. Richardson has 58 receptions for 602 yards and 5 touchdowns. Taking a look at the national rankings listed at the top of the article Nevada is an average team. Nevada 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 Nevada 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 Nevada I am going to challenge the safeties and secondary to stop us. This is be one hell of a game for football nuts. Expect both teams to run the ball.

win vs. UC Davis = 31 – 17

loss vs. Arizona = 44 – 20

loss at. Texas A&M = 44 – 27

loss at. Buffalo = 24 – 21

loss vs. UNLV = 23 – 17

win vs. New Mexico = 35 – 17

loss at. Wyoming = 28 – 21

win vs. Hawaii = 30 – 20

win at. Fresno State = 30 – 16

win vs. San Jose State = 37 – 34

Loss at. Utah State = 31 – 17

at. San Diego State

Nevada Injury Report (Link)

Date POS Player Injury Status
11/22/15 DB Jarid Joseph Concussion “?” Saturday vs. San Diego State
11/22/15 OL Joey Anglemire Knee “?” Saturday vs. San Diego State
11/22/15 LB Travis Wilson Shoulder “?” Saturday vs. San Diego State
10/14/15 OG Adam Khouri Concussion out for season
09/29/15 TE Matt Moen Undisclosed out for season
09/08/15 WR Brayden Sanchez Knee out for season

MEDIA LINKS 



Total Offensive Stats

Team Total Passing Total Rushing Total Offense
SDSU 1568 2508 4076
NEV 1837 2432 4269

Total Offensive Plays

Team Total Offense   Total Plays Average Per Play Average Per Game
SDSU 4076 736 5.5 370.5
NEV 4269 780 5.5 388.1

Rushing Stats

Team Yards Attempts YPC YPG TD
SDSU 2508 522 4.8 228.0 24
NEV 2432 485 5.0 221.1 20

Passing Stats

Team Yards Comp/Att/Int APC APG TD
SDSU 1568 114-214-3 13.8 142.5 14
NEV 1837 168-295-5 10.9 167.0 15

Penalties

Team Penalties Yards Avg Yards Game
SDSU 688 62.5
NEV 528 48

San Diego State and Nevada score by Quarters in 2015

Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
SDSU 52 88 52 101
NEV 108 94 68 80

GAME DAY INFORMATION 

Game information: Kickoff Saturday at 7:45 p.m. PT in San Diego, California.

Odds: San Diego State by 17.5

TV: ESPN 2

Radio: Mighty 1090

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About DavidSDSU (951 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 8 years. I have blogged for FanSided 150 (Recruiting Website), FanSided's SDSU Site (Surf The Spear which is no longer online) and have written guest blogs on SDSU. I have been a guest on all San Diego Sports Radio stations ( ESPN 1700 San Diego, Mighty 1090 and Xtra Sports 1360). 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 Sports Social Media Editor for STN Digital a Digital Marketing Agency that works in the Sports & Entertainment Industry.

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