San Diego State postgame notes.
Sept. 21, 2013
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Tonight's attendance of 32,133 was the largest non-SkyShow home crowd since Dec. 3, 2011 vs. Fresno State.
The Aztecs held Oregon State to 10 yards rushing, which is the eighth-fewest rushing yards allowed in SDSU single-game history.
The Aztecs scored 24 points in the first half, their most in the first half against an AQ BCS school since scoring 31 at Kansas on Sept. 25, 1999.
The Aztecs have received the ball first in 18 straight games, the longest streak in the nation.
SDSU scored a touchdown on its opening drive for the first time since Oct. 13, 2012 vs. Colorado State. San Diego State went eight games in between without scoring a touchdown on its opening possession (the Aztecs did kick a field goal in their first possession vs. Eastern Illinois in the opener, the only time they scored on their first drive since that Colorado State game).
SDSU has now gone 80 games without suffering a shutout (Nov. 18, 2006 at TCU). That is the only time San Diego State has been shut out in its last 175 games.
The Aztecs held their opponent scoreless on their opening drive for the first time this season.
SDSU's 14 points in the first quarter was its most since also scoring 14 vs. Hawai'i on Oct. 6, 2012. San Diego State is now 9-1 in its last 10 games when scoring at least 14 points in the first quarter.
The Aztecs fell to 9-2 in the Rocky Long era when leading at the half.
SDSU dropped to 15-3 in the Rocky Long era when leading after three quarters.
San Diego State dropped to 2-2 all-time against Oregon State, including 1-1 at home. The Aztecs won the first two games in the series (17-8 at home on Sept. 8, 1972 and 25-0 in Portland (neutral) on Sept. 13, 1975) before falling in Corvallis, 35-3, in the last meeting on Sept. 23, 2000.
* Quinn Kaehler, Jr., QB (16-for-25, 251 yds., 2 TD, 2 INT)
Became just the second walk-on quarterback to start a game this season (including prospective starters this weekend). The other was Texas Tech's Baker Mayfield, who was 3-0 entering its game vs. Texas State tonight.
Posted career highs in passing yards (251) and touchdowns (2).
* Colin Lockett, Sr., WR/KR (5 rec., 113 yds., 1 TD) | (4 KR, 101 yds.)
Recorded his fourth career 100-yard receiving game and first since Dec. 3, 2011 vs. Fresno State. His four career 100-yard receiving games ranks in a tie for 25th all-time at SDSU.
Had an 80-yard touchdown catch, SDSU's longest since Vincent Brown caught a 90-yard pass from Ryan Lindley on Nov. 20, 2010 vs. Utah.
It was his 16th touchdown of his career (12 receiving, 3 kickoff return, 1 rushing).
Had a 35-yard kickoff return, the longest by an Aztec this season.
Posted a season high with 113 yards receiving.
* Adam Muema, Jr., RB (28 att., 71 yds. 1 TD) | (2 rec., 12 yds.)
Passed Art Preston (1949-51) into 14th place on SDSU's all-time rushing list. He currently has 1,804 yards in his career.
Set a career-high with 28 rushing attempts. His previous high was 26 vs. Brigham Young (Dec. 20, 2012).
Had his first rushing touchdown of the season and 20th of his career. It was also his first overall touchdown of the year and 22nd overall (also two receiving).
Muema had gone three straight games without a touchdown after recording four at Wyoming on Nov. 24, 2012.
Moved into sole possession of eighth place on the school's all-time rushing touchdown list, breaking a tie with Kevin O'Connell (2004-07) and David Turner (1976-77).
* Donnel Pumphrey, T-Fr., RB (4 att., 10 yds.) | (3 rec., 53 yds., 1 TD)
Had his first career touchdown, a 23-yard pass from Quinn Kaehler on the opening drive.
That was the second passing touchdown of the season.
Set career highs for receptions (3) and receiving yards (53).
* Wes Feer, Sr., K (3-for-3 FGs, 3-for-3 PATs)
Remained perfect on the season in both field goal attempts (7-for-7) and PATs (5-for-5 entering game)
Is now 3-for-3 from 40-plus yards on the season.
Connected on a career-long 45-yard field goal.
* King Holder, Jr., DB (11 tackles, 1.0 TFL, 2 PBUs)
Had a career-high 11 tackles. His previous best was nine last year at Fresno State.
Also added a career-high 2 PBUs and matched his personal best with 1.0 TFL.
Chad Young had a catch for the eighth straight game, the longest active streak on the team.
Nick Tenhaeff had his first sack of the season and sixth of his career. He also had a career-high 2.5 tackles for loss.
Damontae Kazee forced his second fumble in his third career game.
Nat Berhe recovered his second fumble of the season and fourth of his career.
Eric Pinkins tied his career high with eight tackles. He also had eight vs. Boise State (Nov. 3, 2012).
Kickoff specialist/punter Seamus McMorrow had his fourth career tackle (three solos).