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San Diego State redshirt senior TE David Wells accepted an invitation to the East-West Shrine Game.

Wells (6'5/255) was slow to get started after surgery for a Jones fracture last offseason, and he finished with nine receptions for 133 yards and two scores. One of those visits to the end zone was a key touchdown against Stanford back on Sept. 16. He'll look to strengthen his resume with a good showing in the team's Armed Forces Bowl, then he'll attempt to make an argument for a late-Day 3 call during the pre-draft process. Wells' strength is his blocking, and he's proven to be a great friend to Donnel Pumphrey and Rashaad Penny over the last few years. His style of tight end play is drying up in the NFL, but Wells will be given a long look next summer if he can prove elite at his one trick.
Dec 11 - 3:08 PM

San Diego State senior FB Nick Bawden accepted an invitation to the Senior Bowl.

Bawden (6'3/245) was named a Pro Football Focus first-team All-American for his work last season. The converted quarterback's been an integral part of the Aztecs' potent rushing attack over the last two seasons. Fullbacks generally don't draw draft interest until Day 3.
Source: AL.com
Dec 5 - 9:03 PM

San Diego State senior RB Rashaad Penny will attend the Reese's Senior Bowl after accepting an invitation.

Penny was able to reach a thousand yards despite being a backup to Donnel Pumphrey, and he was the nations leading rusher this year with 2,027 yards. He also has returned seven kicks for touchdowns, showing that he can be a contributor on special teams as well. He appears to be a volatile NFL prospect right now, but if he shows out in the Senior Bowl against the best of the best, it will be a major boon for Penny's draft stock. Don't be surprised if he does just that.
Dec 4 - 8:01 PM

San Diego State unveiled details for a proposed new, $250 million football stadium.

The new stadium would be built in conjunction with a general campus expansion plan by SDSU which supporters hope will be on the ballot in November, 2018. It would seat 35,000 and be built on the grounds of the old Qualcomm Stadium. San Diego State AD J.D. Wicker is hopeful that if these plans go forward, the stadium would be ready by the start of the 2022 campaign.
Dec 1 - 9:41 PM

San Diego State DB Kameron Kelly's shift from safety to cornerback this fall has "resulted in his draft stock exploding," according to Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline.

Listed at 6'2/200 but perhaps closed to 6'0, Kelly has picked off three passes and broken up eight more while adding 62 tackles this fall. "Kelly has the size, speed (4.52s 40) and ball skills to line up in nickel packages at the next level," Pauline wrote. "And though he must improve his skill making plays with his back to the ball, Kelly could jump into the draft’s second day with a good postseason."
Nov 29 - 12:38 PM

San Diego State redshirt junior QB Christian Chapman completed 14-of-21 passes for 198 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in Friday's 35-10 win over New Mexico.

Chapman opened the game's scoring with a nine-yard touchdown toss early in the first quarter, then quieted until he came through once more in the fourth quarter. The latter score came on a 47-yard pass to Fred Trevillion. The 6-foot-1, 200-pound redshirt junior is generally not tasked with super-heavy passing loads, but he has played consistent ball for the Aztecs throughout the campaign -- Chapman has thrown at least one touchdown pass in 10 of 12 games.
Nov 24 - 7:12 PM

San Diego State senior RB Rashaad Penny rushed for 203 yards and two touchdowns on 22 carries in Friday's 35-10 win over New Mexico.

Penny needed 176 yards to top 2,000 yards for the regular season. Mission accomplished and then a bit more. The 5-foot-11, 220-pound senior first found paydirt with a 20-yard touchdown run in the closing seconds of the first half, then followed that score up with an even more explosive 51-yard bolt to glory early in the third quarter. Penny was rolling through the first eight games of the season -- he surpassed 100 yards rushing in six of those contests -- but truly saved his best for last, gaining at least 200 yards on the ground in each of his last four games. For the campaign as a whole, the uber-productive back has rushed for 2,027 yards and 19 touchdowns across 12 games played.
Nov 24 - 6:49 PM

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


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