The team faces No. 25 University of Utah this Saturday at Qualcomm Stadium.
The Aztecs are 4-0 at home this season.
Having secured the school’s first winning season and reached bowl eligibility for the first time since 1998, San Diego State (7-3 overall; 4-2 MWC) returns to Qualcomm Stadium for a two-game homestand, opening with No. 25/24 University of Utah (8-2 overall; 5-1 MWC) on Saturday, Nov. 20.
Game time at Qualcomm Stadium starts at 7 p.m. and will be televised in high definition on The Mtn. The game can be heard throughout Southern California on AM 600 KOGO. The first 20,000 fans in attendance will receive a Kirk Morrison replica San Diego State home jersey, courtesy of Associated Students. Fans are encouraged to purchase their tickets early through GoAztecs.com or the SDSU Ticket Office at Qualcomm Stadium.
Third road loss with TCU game
The Aztecs suffered their third tight road loss of the season on Saturday, Nov. 13, falling 40-35 at third-ranked Texas Christian University. San Diego State turned eyes around the country by jumping out to a 14-0 lead, and battled back to within five points with five minutes to play, but was unable to get the ball back. Senior wide receiver Vincent Brown caught four passes for 167 yards and two scores. He caught fourth-quarter touchdowns of 33 and 35 yards and his 50-yard reception in the first quarter set up the game’s first score.
San Diego State’s defense forced six three-and-outs against the Horned Frogs and held TCU off the scoreboard on their final seven drives of the game. Senior Aztec back Andrew Preston had a season-high 12 tackles and junior linebacker Miles Burris had nine stops, two tackles for a loss and a quarterback sack.
The Aztecs now have three losses this season, all of which have occurred on the road, two to nationally ranked opponents, and all have been by five points or less. San Diego State’s three losses this season have been by a total of 11 points.
Staying perfect at home
San Diego State, which has responded from its last two losses with a victory, is looking to remain perfect at home this season as it enters Saturday with a 4-0 mark at Qualcomm. This marks the first time the Aztecs have won four consecutive home games in a single season since 1998.
The Aztecs, who defeated 23rd-ranked Air Force Academy earlier in the year, are looking to record a second victory over a nationally ranked opponent in the same season for the first time in school history.
Although San Diego State’s goal of an 18th conference championship is no longer possible, the Aztecs still controls their fate to finish second in the Mountain West Conference. Prior to the season, the Aztecs were selected to finish sixth in the league in the MWC preseason poll.
This is the 30th all-time meeting between the Aztecs and Utes, with Utah owning a 16-12-1 series lead. The Utes have won four straight in the series and the Aztecs have not beaten Utah in San Diego since 2002.