2017 San Diego State Aztecs football team

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2017 San Diego State Aztecs football
San Diego State Aztecs logo.svg
Armed Forces Bowl, L 35–42 vs. Army
Conference Mountain West Conference
Division West Division
2017 record 10–3 (6–2 MW)
Head coach Rocky Long (7th season)
Offensive coordinator Jeff Horton (3rd season)
Offensive scheme Pro-style
Defensive coordinator Danny Gonzales (1st season)
Base defense 3–3–5
Home stadium SDCCU 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

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.

Personnel[edit]

Position key[edit]

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 class[edit]

The Aztecs signed a total of 23 recruits.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 2 5:30 p.m. UC Davis* Qualcomm StadiumSan Diego, CA Stadium W 38–17   46,132
September 9 8:00 p.m. at Arizona State* Sun Devil StadiumTempe, AZ P12N W 30–20   54,336
September 16 7:30 p.m. No. 19 Stanford* Qualcomm Stadium • San Diego, CA CBSSN W 20–17   43,040
September 23 4:00 p.m. at Air Force No. 22 Falcon StadiumColorado Spinrgs, CO CBSSN W 28–24   27,575
September 30 7:30 p.m. Northern Illinois* No. 19 SDCCU Stadium • San Diego, CA CBSSN W 34–28   35,717
October 7 7:45 p.m. at UNLV No. 19 Sam Boyd StadiumWhitney, NV ESPN2 W 41–10   19,770
October 14 7:30 p.m. Boise State No. 19 SDCCU Stadium • San Diego, CA CBSSN L 14–31   49,053
October 21 7:30 p.m. Fresno Statedagger SDCCU Stadium • San Diego, CA (Rivalry) CBSSN L 3–27   43,243
October 28 8:15 p.m. at Hawaii Aloha StadiumHonolulu, HI ESPN2 W 28–7   23,018
November 4 7:30 p.m. at San Jose State CEFCU StadiumSan Jose, CA ESPNU W 52–7   17,629
November 18 7:30 p.m. Nevada SDCCU Stadium • San Diego, CA CBSSN W 42–23   29,265
November 24 12:30 p.m. New Mexico SDCCU Stadium • San Diego, CA CBSSN W 35–10   28,978
December 23 12:30 p.m. vs. Army* Amon G. Carter StadiumFort Worth, TX (Armed Forces Bowl) ESPN L 35–42   35,986
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Pacific Time.

Schedule Source: 2017 San Diego State Aztecs football schedule

Rankings[edit]

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 summaries[edit]

UC Davis[edit]

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 State[edit]

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

Stanford[edit]

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 Force[edit]

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 Illinois[edit]

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 UNLV[edit]

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 State[edit]

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 State[edit]

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 Hawaii[edit]

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 State[edit]

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

Nevada[edit]

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 Mexico[edit]

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 Bowl[edit]

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 Draft[edit]

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

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