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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

San Diego State senior RB Rashaad Penny rushed for 216 yards and a touchdown in a 30-20 victory over Arizona State on Saturday.

Penny (5'11/220) finished with 197 last week, so he just missed back-to-back 200 yard games. With Donnell Pumphrey now in the NFL, this is clearly Penny's team, and he's taking advantage of it. His touchdown was a 95 yard run that showed off his impressive speed -- and also that it might be a long year for the Sun Devils. After Arizona State tied the game at 7-7, Penny then returned the kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown to put SDSU back up by 7 at 14-7. No one should be surprised if he runs for 2,000 yards this year.
Sep 10 - 2:29 AM

San Diego State senior RB Rashaad Penny rushed for 197 yards and two touchdowns on 21 carries in Saturday's 38-17 win over UC Davis.

As expected, Penny stepped right in for the uber-productive Donnel Pumphrey without missing a beat. The 5-foot-11, 220-pounder did whatever he wanted on Saturday, averaging 9.2 YPC and busting it out for a 61-yard scoring run in the first quarter. He would add a more modest nine-yard rushing touchdown in the second stanza. Penny rushed for 1,018 yards (7.5 YPC) and 11 touchdowns last season. He is going to rock it this season so long as he can stay healthy. San Diego State has a date with Arizona State next weekend.
Sep 3 - 3:17 PM

San Diego State redshirt senior QB Chris Laviano has left the team to pursue a transfer for lacrosse.

"His lacrosse coach told him he can get him a full ride Division II scholarship tomorrow from five or six places close to home," said HC Rocky Long. "He might even be able to get him a Division I scholarship." Laviano transferred to San Diego State from Rutgers in February. The Aztecs will be rolling at quarterback with Christian Chapman this season, to be backed by Ryan Agnew.
Aug 29 - 5:12 PM

San Diego State canceled practice on Monday due to an outbreak of chickenpox.

"We’re canceling practice so that they can thoroughly clean the weight room and locker room and disinfect it so that we can have a clean environment tomorrow morning to help the spread of the virus," explained HC Rocky Long. The cases first began to break out late last week and what had initially been three players infected has now blossomed to five.
Aug 15 - 12:57 PM

Three San Diego State players have come down with chicken pox.

"I’m afraid that it might not be just three of them. The team’s been together for a whole week now. It’s dramatic if we lose a few more. … What if it hits 10 other ones?," said HC Rocky Long. Patient zero in this case is LB Tyler Morris, with the virus then latching on to LB Temerick Harper (who sat next to Morris during a meeting) and Harper's roommate, T Ryan Pope. All three players are on medication. Chicken pox immunity comes from either contracting the disease -- after which, home free -- or vaccination.
Aug 13 - 1:55 PM

San Diego State redshirt senior TE David Wells (foot surgery) is expected to be sidelined until the opening week of the season.

According to Aztecs coach Rocky Long, Wells suffered a Jones fracture during an agility drill this summer. Jones fracture typically require 6-8 weeks to heal. Wells (6'5/255) caught 25 passes for 294 yards and four touchdowns last year.
Aug 11 - 2:47 PM


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