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2017 San Diego State Aztecs football team

The 2017 San Diego State Aztecs football team represented San Diego State University in the 2017 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Aztecs were led by seventh-year head coach Rocky Long and played their home games at SDCCU Stadium. SDSU is a member of the Mountain West Conference in the West Division. They finished the season 10–3, 6–2 in Mountain West play to finish in second place in the West Division. They were invited to the Armed Forces Bowl where they lost to Army.

2017 San Diego State Aztecs football
San Diego State Aztecs logo.svg
Armed Forces Bowl, L 35–42 vs. Army
ConferenceMountain West Conference
DivisionWest Division
2017 record10–3 (6–2 MW)
Head coachRocky Long (7th season)
Offensive coordinatorJeff Horton (3rd season)
Offensive schemePro-style
Defensive coordinatorDanny Gonzales (1st season)
Base defense3–3–5
Home stadiumSDCCU Stadium
(Capacity: 54,000)
Seasons
← 2016
2018 →
2017 Mountain West football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Mountain Division
No. 22 Boise State xy$   7 1         11 3  
Colorado State   5 3         7 6  
Wyoming   5 3         8 5  
Utah State   4 4         6 7  
Air Force   4 4         5 7  
New Mexico   1 7         3 9  
West Division
Fresno State xy   7 1         10 4  
San Diego State   6 2         10 3  
UNLV   4 4         5 7  
Nevada   3 5         3 9  
Hawaii   1 7         3 9  
San Jose State   1 7         2 11  
Championship: Boise State 17, Fresno State 14
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

Contents

PersonnelEdit

Position keyEdit

Back B Center C Cornerback CB Defensive back DB
Defensive end DE Defensive lineman DL Defensive tackle DT End E
Fullback FB Guard G Halfback HB Kicker K
Kickoff returner KR Offensive tackle OT Offensive lineman OL Linebacker LB
Long snapper LS Punter P Punt returner PR Quarterback QB
Running back RB Safety S Tight end TE Wide receiver WR

Recruiting classEdit

The Aztecs signed a total of 23 recruits.

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 25:30 p.m.UC Davis*StadiumW 38–1746,132
September 98:00 p.m.at Arizona State*P12NW 30–2054,336
September 167:30 p.m.No. 19 Stanford*
  • Qualcomm Stadium
  • San Diego, CA
CBSSNW 20–1743,040
September 234:00 p.m.at Air ForceNo. 22CBSSNW 28–2427,575
September 307:30 p.m.Northern Illinois*No. 19
  • SDCCU Stadium
  • San Diego, CA
CBSSNW 34–2835,717
October 77:45 p.m.at UNLVNo. 19ESPN2W 41–1019,770
October 147:30 p.m.Boise StateNo. 19
  • SDCCU Stadium
  • San Diego, CA
CBSSNL 14–3149,053
October 217:30 p.m.Fresno State 
  • SDCCU Stadium
  • San Diego, CA (Rivalry)
CBSSNL 3–2743,243
October 288:15 p.m.at HawaiiESPN2W 28–723,018
November 47:30 p.m.at San Jose StateESPNUW 52–717,629
November 187:30 p.m.Nevada
  • SDCCU Stadium
  • San Diego, CA
CBSSNW 42–2329,265
November 2412:30 p.m.New Mexico
  • SDCCU Stadium
  • San Diego, CA
CBSSNW 35–1028,978
December 2312:30 p.m.vs. Army*ESPNL 35–4235,986
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game
  • All times are in Pacific time

Schedule Source: 2017 San Diego State Aztecs football schedule

RankingsEdit

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Final 
AP RV RV RV 22 19 19 19 RV RV RV RV NR RV RV RV RV 
Coaches RV RV RV 25 21 21 18 RV NR RV RV RV RV 25 RV RV 
CFP Not released NR NR NR NR NR NR Not released

Game summariesEdit

UC DavisEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Aggies 3 0 0 14 17
Aztecs 10 14 14 0 38
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

at Arizona StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Aztecs 7 13 7 3 30
Sun Devils 7 7 0 6 20
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–10–1 2007 ASU, 34–12

StanfordEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 19 Cardinal 0 7 3 7 17
Aztecs 0 10 3 7 20
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–3 1988 STAN, 31–10

at Air ForceEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 22 Aztecs 0 7 7 14 28
Falcons 6 3 0 15 24
Overall record Last meeting Result
15–19 2015 SDSU, 27–24

Northern IllinoisEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Huskies 14 0 14 0 28
No. 19 Aztecs 14 17 0 3 34
Overall record Last meeting Result
5–0 2016 SDSU, 42–28

at UNLVEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 19 Aztecs 3 17 7 14 41
Rebels 3 7 0 0 10
Overall record Last meeting Result
17–9 2016 SDSU, 26–7

Boise StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Broncos 14 7 0 10 31
No. 19 Aztecs 0 0 7 7 14
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–2 2014 BSU, 38–29

Fresno StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 7 10 10 0 27
Aztecs 0 3 0 0 3
Overall record Last meeting Result
29–23–4 2016 SDSU, 17–3

at HawaiiEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Aztecs 7 7 7 7 28
Rainbow Warriors 0 7 0 0 7
Overall record Last meeting Result
20–9–2 2016 SDSU, 55–0

at San Jose StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Aztecs 21 14 14 3 52
Spartans 0 0 7 0 7
Overall record Last meeting Result
19–19–2 2016 SDSU, 42–3

NevadaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Wolf Pack 10 7 0 6 23
Aztecs 14 7 7 14 42
Overall record Last meeting Result
6–3 2016 SDSU, 46–16

New MexicoEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Lobos 0 0 10 0 10
Aztecs 7 7 7 14 35
Overall record Last meeting Result
25–15 2014 SDSU, 24–14

vs Army–Armed Forces BowlEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Black Knights 7 14 0 21 42
Aztecs 7 14 7 7 35
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–0 2012 SDSU, 42–7

Players in the 2018 NFL DraftEdit

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Rashaad Penny RB 1 27 Seattle Seahawks
Nick Bawden FB 7 237 Detroit Lions

ReferencesEdit