The Army Black Knights meet San Diego State on Saturday in Fort Worth, Texas for the Armed Forces Bowl. Here is your first look at the Aztecs.
SAN DIEGO STATE SEASON SO FAR (10-2, 6-2, MW)
|09/02/2017||UC Davis||W 38-17|
|09/09/2017||@ Arizona St.||W 30-20|
|09/23/2017||@ Air Force||W 28-24|
|09/30/2017||Northern Ill.||W 34-28|
|10/07/2017||@ UNLV||W 41-10|
|10/14/2017||Boise St.||L 31-14|
|10/21/2017||Fresno St.||L 27-3|
|10/28/2017||@ Hawaii||W 28-7|
|11/04/2017||@ San Jose St.||W 52-7|
|11/24/2017||New Mexico||W 35-10|
ARMY-SDSU STAT COMPARISON
|ARMY OFF PPG||29.8||30.4||SDSU OFF PPG|
|ARMY DEF PPG||20.9||18.4||SDSU DEF PPG|
|ARMY TOTAL OFF||385.4||410.2||SDSU TOTAL OFF|
|ARMY PASSING OFF||29.6||157.9||SDSU PASSING OFF|
|ARMY RUSHING OFF||355.8||252.3||SDSU RUSHING OFF|
|ARMY TOTAL DEF||355.5||303.5||SDSU TOTAL DEF|
|ARMY PASSING DEF||189.4||193.1||SDSU PASSING DEF|
|ARMY RUSHING DEF||166.1||110.4||SDSU RUSHING DEF|
|ARMY TO MARGIN||0.33||0.67||SDSU TO MARGIN|
|ARMY MASSEY COMP&||56||33||SDSU MASSEY COMP|
& The Massey Composite Ratings are compiled from 98 different college football ratings and rankings.
SAN DIEGO STATE INJURIES AND SUSPENSIONS
|12/03/17||OL||Antonio Rosales||Ankle||is "?" Saturday vs Army|
|12/03/17||FB||Grady Vazquez||Knee||is "?" Saturday vs Army|
|12/03/17||LB||Temerick Harper||Foot||is "?" Saturday vs Army|
|09/17/17||CB||Garrett Binkley||Knee||out for season|
This San Diego State team that Army will be playing is pretty darn good. They had big wins against Stanford and Arizona State. The Aztecs have a balanced offensive attack averaging almost 200 yards a game on the ground and 160 through the air. What’s worrisome is that SDSU has beaten an academy team already this season (Air Force) so they are familiar with the option game. The biggest challenge of this game for Army will be slowing down Aztec star running back Rashaad Penny who finished fifth in the recent Heisman Trophy voting. Penny has run for 2,074 yards and 19 touchdowns this season while averaging over seven yards a carry. He’s also a big threat at returning kicks and catching passes. Penny (5-11, 220) personally has more rushing yardage this season than 59 FBS teams have for their entire team season rushing yardage.
Saturday’s bowl game kicks off at 3:30 pm ET and can be seen on ESPN.