Oct. 5, 2013
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SDSU-Nevada Postgame Notes
Conference Winning Streak Notes
* San Diego State won its eighth consecutive conference game (started Oct. 6, 2012 vs. Hawai'i). After tonight, the Aztecs are tied for the seventh-longest active win streak in the nation.
* The Aztecs' eight-game conference winning streak is the program's longest since a nine-game win streak from 1973-75 when they were in the Pacific Coast Athletic Association (PCAA).
* With 95 combined points, tonight's game is the highest scoring game the Aztecs have won in the school's Division I history. It is the most total points combined for an SDSU game since Nov. 20, 1993, when the Aztecs lost to Fresno State, 63-37.
* The Aztecs scored 51 points tonight. It is their highest scoring output since scoring 52 points vs. Hawai'i on Oct. 6, 2012.
* This is the 17th time in school history that two San Diego State players have rushed for more than 100 yards. The Aztecs are 16-1 in those games. Three of those occasions have occurred in the Rocky Long era - vs. North Dakota (Sept. 15, 2012), vs. UNLV (Oct. 27, 2012) and vs. Nevada (Oct. 5, 2013).
* San Diego State allowed 34 first downs on Friday. That is the second-highest total ever in a victory for the Aztecs (37, at New Mexico, Sept. 27, 1986).
* SDSU has won five straight overtime games and two straight vs. Nevada (2012 and 2013).
* San Diego State scored 21 points in the third quarter. It is the most points scored in a quarter for SDSU since scoring 21 points in the second quarter of the contest against Hawai'i on Oct. 6, 2012.
* For the first time this season, the Aztecs had an edge in turnover margin (turnovers: SDSU 1, Nevada 2). The Aztecs have won six straight games when owning an edge in turnover margin. Tonight marked the first time the Aztecs have had an edge in the category.
* For the second consecutive game San Diego State had only one turnover. It is the first time the Aztecs have had consecutive games with one turnover or less since Oct. 13 and Oct. 20, 2012.
* San Diego State had a season-high four rushing touchdowns. The Aztecs' last game with four rushing scores was at Wyoming on Nov. 24, 2012.
* San Diego State recorded its second consecutive 200-yard rushing game. It is the first time the Aztecs have done that since Sept. 15 and 22, 2012. SDSU has won five straight games when rushing for at least 200 yards.
* The Aztecs played a regular season home game on ESPN for the first time since Nov. 27, 1999 vs. Wyoming. That was 5,060 days ago.
* Prior to tonight, the last regular season game the SDSU played on ESPN was Sept. 18, 2004, at Michigan.
* Tonight was the 20th time that San Diego State played on ESPN and the 11th regular season home contest.
* Tonight was the first regular season Friday night game on ESPN in program history.
* This is SDSU's first win on ESPN since Nov. 27, 1999, when it beat Wyoming at home, 39-7.
* The Aztecs have received the ball first in 20 straight games, the longest streak in the nation. East Carolina is second at 15 and Clemson is third at 14.
* SDSU has now gone 82 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 177 games.
* San Diego State improved to 4-2 all-time against Nevada.
* The Aztecs have won four straight in the series.
* SDSU improved to 3-0 all-time vs. the Wolf Pack at home.
Coach Rocky Long Notes
* Rocky Long improved to 19-12 at San Diego State.
* Rocky Long extended his MW lead with his 81st victory in league history.
* Rocky Long improved to 3-0 all-time against Nevada.
Quinn Kaehler, Jr., QB (23-for-32, 286 yds., 3 TD, 0 INT)
* Threw for 286 yards, his fourth straight game with at least 200 yards passing.
* His 286 yards passing and three touchdowns is a career high.
* His passing efficiency of 177.89 was the highest by an Aztec quarterback since Ryan Katz posted a 228.58 vs. North Dakota State on Sept. 15, 2012.
Adam Muema, Jr., RB (24 att., 134 yds., 2 TD)
* Passed Walter Kazee and Ken Carson into 12th place on SDSU's all-time rushing list. He now has 1,963 yards, just 89 behind Lynell Hamilton for 11th place.
* Had his 21st and 22nd career rushing touchdown and 23rd and 24th overall (also two receiving). The 22 career rushing scores are tied for sixth all-time with Chris Hardy (1983-86).
* The 24 career touchdowns, meanwhile, passed Vincent Brown (2007-08, 10) and Chris Hardy (1983-86) into ninth all-time at San Diego State.
Donnel Pumphrey, T-Fr., RB (11 att., 112 yds., 1 TD)
* Posted his second consecutive 100-yard rushing game, with 11 carries for 112 yards and a touchdown. Coupled with last week's 167 yards effort at New Mexico State, he becomes the first Aztec freshman to rush for more than 100 yards in consecutive games since Ronnie Hillman did it in 2010.
* His 100-yard rushing performance was the 271st 100-yard rushing game in school history.
* Became the first Aztec freshman with back-to-back 100-yard rushing games since Ronnie Hillman had two straight in the final two contests of the 2010 campaign.
Eric Judge, RS-Fr., WR (6 att., 54 yds., 2 TD)
* Had his first career catches, leading the team with six for 54 yards and his first two career touchdowns.
* Also earned his first career start at wide receiver and returned his first four career kick returns of 78 yards (19.5 avg.)
Josh Gavert, Jr., LB (10 tackles, 1.0 TFL, 1 FR)
* Had a career and game-high 10 tackles in his second career start, including eight in the first half.
* Also had a TFL and returned a fumble for 42 yards.
Joel Alesi, Jr., P (4 punts, 201 yds., 50.3 avg, 2 I20)
* Averaged a career-high 50.25 yards per punt
* Three of his four punts were for 50-plus yards
* Two of his four punts finished inside the 20-yard line, including one on the 1-yard line.
* Nat Berhe started for the 33nd time, the most of any current Aztec.
* Nat Berhe also started for the 30th consecutive games, which leads all Aztecs.
* Four of the top-five tacklers tonight for the Aztecs had career highs, including Josh Gavert (10), Derek Largent (9), Malik Smith (8) and Nick Tenhaeff (8).