When San Diego State and Air Pressure, every winners of three video games in a row, meet at Snapdragon Stadium at 6 p.m. Saturday, one thing has to present – just one group can finish the common season on a successful word.
Latest historical past favors the Aztecs (7-4, 5-2 in Mountain West), who’ve received 9 straight video games towards the Falcons (8-3, 4-3 MW).
That ties for SDSU’s longest lively successful streak, together with New Mexico and New Mexico State.
What’s the distinction for Air Pressure this yr? “They received a great o-line that comes off the ball like no different o-line has been in our convention, with how they go down and get to the second degree,” mentioned defensive lineman Jonah Tavai. “Stopping these inside runs with our protection is unquestionably going to be the largest problem.”
Whereas SDSU makes an attempt to satisfy that problem, extensive receiver Jesse Matthews feels the offense has overcome its personal obstacles, “simply having the ability to convert on third downs, hold possession of the ball and hold our protection of the sector, which was an enormous downside the primary half of the yr. It’s been actually enjoyable and simply actually gratifying you understand, to see our arduous work lastly paying off and getting these outcomes we so desperately needed.”
The Aztecs proceed to play with a bowl sport in thoughts, however the MW championship is out of attain – Fresno State (7-4 ,6-1 MW) will face Boise State (8-3, 7-0 MW) for the title Dec. 3.
In the meantime, San Diego State senior Jack Browning has been named the MW Particular Groups Participant of the Week, his second weekly award of the season.
Browning made each of his discipline objectives (30 and 46 yards) and all 4 PATs in final week’s 34-10 win at New Mexico. He additionally punted twice for a 52.5 common, together with one, 63 yards, a profession excessive. He kicked off seven instances with 4 touchbacks for a 64.1 common, including his second profession sort out on a kickoff.
On the season, Browning has made 16 of 19 field-goal makes an attempt. His longest got here in at 50 yards. The West Hills Excessive and Grossmont School alum has punted 57 instances for two,622 yards. Out of his 57 punts, 27 have landed contained in the 20-yard line, together with 13 inside the ten and 6 contained in the 5.