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San Diego State senior RB Rashaad Penny carried the ball 24 times for 222 yards with two scores in Saturday's 42-23 victory over Nevada.

It's the third straight game that Penny (5'11/200) has gone over 200 yards for the Aztecs, and also the third time in a row he's scored at least two touchdowns. Not only did he score twice in the run game, he also added a 100-yard kick return for a touchdown. If not for two games where he ran for a combined for 134 yards, Penny would probably be in the Heisman race. He'll look to get to 2,000 yards next week when the Aztecs play New Mexico on Friday.
Nov 19 - 10:30 AM

San Diego State sophomore RB Juwan Washington ran for 134 yards and two scores in a 52-7 destruction of San Jose State on Saturday.

The Aztecs were able to run for a whopping 554 yards in this one, and while Rashaad Penny was the main benefactor (234 yards and three scores), Washington was able to get his and then some. His one-yard plunge put SDSU ahead 21-0 at the bottom of the first quarter, and he found the end zone again in the middle of the second, again from one yard. With Penny off to the NFL next year, Washington is showing promising upside as the potential starting tailback in 2018.
Nov 5 - 1:36 AM

San Diego State senior RB Rashaad Penny ran for 234 yards and three touchdowns on 20 carries in a 52-7 shellacking of San Jose State on Saturday.

Now, this is a big number, but the most impressive thing about this number is that Penny didn't have a single carry after the 12:27 mark in the third quarter. One can't help but wonder what kind of yardage he could have put up on the Spartans if he had more carries. Still, it's the second straight game that the 5-foot-11, 200-pound tailback has gone over 200 yards, and he has five touchdowns in those games. He's very good. Expect more fireworks next week against Nevada.
Nov 5 - 1:32 AM

San Diego State senior RB Rashaad Penny ran for 253 yards on 30 carries with two touchdowns in an easy 28-7 victory over Hawaii on Saturday.

Now that's more like it. After struggling against Fresno State and Boise State for a combined 132 years, Penny went off against the Warriors' defense. His first score was your typical one-yard plunge in the third quarter, and his second score was only typical for backs like him; a 60-yard scamper in the fourth that put the game out of reach at 28-7. The Aztecs and Penny will look to keep this going next week in a plus matchup against San Jose State.
Oct 29 - 2:48 AM

San Diego State senior RB Rashaad Penny ran for 69 yards on 15 carries in a 27-3 blowout loss to Fresno State on Saturday.

Penny (5'11/200) is human, after all. It's the second-straight time that the senior running back has been held under 100 yards, and the second time this season he hasn't been able to find the end zone. Teams are going to put eight men in the box to stop the talented senior until San Diego State shows an inkling of a passing game. Penny and the Aztecs should have an easier time running the football next week against Hawaii.
Oct 22 - 1:40 AM

San Diego State senior RB Rashaad Penny has caused 48 missed tackles in 2017, the second-most of any draft-eligible player in 2017.

Penny's 48 missed tackles rank only behind Stanford's Bryce Love, who has 49. The 5-foot-11, 200-pound running back has also been able to produce 19 breakaway runs for 583 total yards, which are both second in the FBS to -- you guessed it -- Love. Even with his off game against Boise State last week (53 yards on 21 carries), Penny still has performed like one of the very best backs in college football.
Oct 19 - 9:33 PM

San Diego State RB Rashaad Penny ran for just 53 yards on 21 carries with a touchdown in a 31-14 loss to Boise State on Saturday.

Calling this the worst game of the season for Penny (5'11/200) is an understatement. His previous low coming into this game was 107 yards. Give a lot of credit to the Boise State defense, who just refused to late the talented tailback beat them. You should expect a bounceback next week against Fresno State.
Oct 15 - 2:04 AM

San Diego State senior WR Mikah Holder had nine catches for 144 yards in a 41-10 victory over UNLV on Saturday.

Holder (6'0/185) plays in a very pass-happy offense, but tonight, he and quarterback Christian Chapman were able to take advantage of the lethargic defense for a big game on Saturday. It's the second time the senior has gone over 80 yards, and when the quality defenses start putting more men in the box towards the end of the year, Holder should be on the receiving end of many of those passing targets.
Oct 8 - 2:12 AM

San Diego State senior RB Rashaad Penny ran for 170 yards and two scores in an easy 41-10 victory over UNLV on Saturday.

Penny (5'11/200) has gone over 100 yards in each game this year, and it's his third multi-touchdown game of the season. UNLV is not a great defense, and Penny exposed them on several long runs as well as two short touchdowns. The only reason he won't lead the NCAA in rushing right now is Bryce Love (probably) cannot be stopped. Boise State is his next victim.
Oct 8 - 2:06 AM

San Diego State senior RB Rashaad Penny scored three times and ran for 128 yards on 20 carries in a 28-24 victory over Air Force on Saturday.

Penny (5'11/200) also caught three passes for 18 yards. This is becoming routine for the senior tailback. After falling behind 9-0, Penny scored for the first time on the afternoon from two-yards out to make it 9-7 Air Force. His second touchdown came from 20 yards out near the top of the third quarter, and it gave the Aztecs their first lead of the game at 14-9. The third end zone trip was the most impressive; a 53-yard run with just under six minutes left in the game to give San Diego State the lead and ultimately the win. Penny will likely be a Day 2 selection this spring, and you have to consider him a Doak Walker candidate, though everybody in the country is trailing Penn State's Saquon Barkley in the hunt for that particular award.
Sep 24 - 12:10 AM

San Diego State senior RB Rashaad Penny's NFL Draft stock is on the rise, according to Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline.

"Scouts like everything about his game: size, speed, tenacity and versatility," Pauline wrote. "The fact that he easily made the transition to feature ball carrier for SDSU this season after previously rotating behind Donnel Pumphrey is another positive in his favor." Speaking of Pumphrey, Senior Bowl Scouting Coordinator Patrick Woo reported earlier this month that his NFL scouting sources said Penny would've been selected over Pumphrey in the 2017 NFL Draft. "From where I sit right now, Penny’s week at the Senior Bowl -- assuming he attends -- will be a major factor in his final draft grade, but the arrow is pointing north on his draft stock," Pauline concluded. Through three games, Penny (5'11/200) leads the NCAA with an average of 196 rushing yards per contest.
Sep 22 - 12:37 PM

San Diego State senior RB Rashaad Penny is close to averaging 200 rushing yards per game, which leads the FBS.

Right now through three games Penny is averaging 196 yards per contest, which is 21 yards per game more than the next name on the list: Stanford's Bryce Love. Penny worked next to and behind Donnel Pumphrey last season, but many believe he is the superior NFL prospect.
Source: NCAA
Sep 20 - 10:17 AM

NFL Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline believes San Diego State senior RB Rashaad Penny could be moving into day-two consideration with his strong performances this September.

Taking over as the primary ball carrier at SDSU, Penny has displayed the skills necessary to be a feature runner and a three down back on Sunday," Pauline said. "Given middle round grades entering the season, Penny is moving into the draft’s second day." For the year, Penny has carried the ball 71 times for 588 yards and four touchdowns in just three games. More big yardage could be coming on Saturday when he takes on Air Force on Saturday.
Sep 18 - 10:09 PM

San Diego State senior RB Rashaad Penny ran for 175 yards and a touchdown on 32 carries in a 20-17 upset victory over Stanford on Sunday.

Penny (5'11/200) erased any doubt as to whether or not he deserves to be mentioned among the best running backs in college football. His long carry was "only" 36 yards, which just goes to show how consistently good the senior was on each carry. His touchdown was a four-yard burst to give the Aztecs a 10-7 lead late in the second quarter. He'll look to continue his dominant run Air Force on Saturday.
Sep 17 - 2:30 AM

Senior Bowl Scouting Coordinator Patrick Woo spoke with NFL scouts who said San Diego State senior RB Rashaad Penny would've been selected over teammate Donnel Pumphrey in the 2017 NFL Draft.

Pumphrey posted ridiculous production during his time with the Aztecs and was (surprisingly) selected in the fourth round. He has yet to make an impact for the Eagles and is buried on the depth chart. Both backs went over 1,000 rushing yards last season, and Penny already has 413 rushing yards and three touchdowns in two games this season.
Sep 14 - 8:40 AM


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