Oct. 2, 2012
SAN DIEGO -
Washington (6-3-1; 1-0-0) at San Diego State (4-4-1; 0-2-0)
Oct. 5 | 7 p.m. PT | SDSU Sports Deck at Montezuma Road | San Diego, Calif.
Oregon State (5-3-1, 0-1-0) at San Diego State (4-4-1; 0-2-0)
Aztec Story Lines
- This week's games mark the beginning of a season-long four-game homestand. After Washington and Oregon State visit, UCLA and Point Loma Nazarene will follow suit on Oct. 12 and 15, respectively.
- SDSU had its three-game winning streak halted last week as it went 0-for-2 in the Bay Area to open Pac-12 Conference action. The Aztecs suffered a heart-breaking double-overtime 1-0 loss at California before experiencing a 2-0 setback at Stanford.
- The Aztecs were a mere 2 minutes, 29 seconds away from earning at least a tie at California, which was receiving votes in the NSCAA and Soccer Times polls, but could not prevent the home side from finding the winner.
- Two days later at Stanford, San Diego State was outplayed, but found itself in the game as the first half was coming to a close. The Cardinal, however, scored in the 42nd minute to take the lead. In the second half, SDSU kept Stanford within striking distance, but surrendered a goal with 35 seconds left in regulation, which sent the Aztecs to their second straight defeat.
- San Diego State faces its first real adversity of the season having lost a season-high two games in a row. After its previous two losses, the Aztecs tied No. 10/8/8 Indiana, 0-0, in Bloomington and beat Nebraska-Omaha, 3-2.
- SDSU was uncharacteristically shutdown offensively as it entered last week's action ranked in the top 10 nationally in four categories (assists - 2nd, scoring offense - 4th, total points - 4th, total goals - 9th). Prior to the California game, the Aztecs had averaged 5.0 goals in their previous three games. The two shutouts marked just the second and third time this season in which San Diego State was held scoreless.
- Despite the two setbacks, San Diego State still remains one of the top offensive clubs in the Pac-12. The Aztecs rank second in shots (158), points (68), goals (21), goals per game (2.33), assists (26) and assists per game (2.89).
- On a national scale, SDSU ranks second in total assists (26) behind Sunday's opponent Oregon State (27), 12th in scoring offense (2.33), 13th in total points (68) and 18th in total goals (21).
- San Diego State enters the game with Washington trailing the all-time series, 4-9-6. The Huskies have had SDSU's number of late having won three straight. The Aztecs' last win over Washington occurred on Oct. 3, 2010, when they won in overtime, 4-3.
- The Aztecs are 7-9-1 all-time vs. Oregon State. Opposite of the SDSU-UW series, San Diego State has won the last three vs. the Beavers. In those three meetings, the Aztecs have outscored OSU, 7-1.