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Aztecs Football Wins Opener


San Diego, CA-Former Carlsbad High School standout Christian Chapman threw for 220 yard passing along with 2 touchdown passes of 7 yards to Kahle Waring (5 receptions for 74) and a 21 yarder to Darryl Richardson (1 reception for 21 yards) paced the San Diego State Aztecs to a 38-17 win over the Aggies of the University of California at Davis.

“For the first game I did all right there were a few throws that I wished that I had back but as a whole our offense did all right along with making good assignment errors which is usual for a first game as things aren’t perfect but we looked good going in the right direction.” said Christian Chapman.
Christian Chapman improves his record to 14-3 as a starting quarterback in his career at SDSU.  Also recorded his 7th career multi touchdown passing game and tied his career high with 16 completions.

Head Coach Rocky Long on Christian Chapman’s passing game opener: “It was pretty good tonight. Passing game is going to be better because we have a veteran quarterback and we have more skill at wide receiver, if the running game goes. We’re not a drop back team, we’re not a shot gun team, so to speak. We’re a 3-to-4 wide receiver team, so to speak. But as long as we can efficiently run the ball, we’re going to have some receivers that are open and I thought that (Christian) Chapman did a nice job throwing the ball to him. They made a couple of really nice catches, and then they can do something with it after they catch it, too. But our passing game is still going to depend on us being able to run the football. If you run the football, we got good enough skill out there now that most teams are going to be hurting.”

Running back Rashaad Penny 21 carries for 197 yards rushing scored 2 touchdown runs of 61 and 9 yards.  Moves into 18th place all time with 1605 yards total on SDSU’s rushing list along with 42 career games that he started the longest streak on the team.
Juwan Washington 14 carries for 69 yards scored 1 touchdown of 9 yards his 7th of his career his 9th career overall.”
Jake Maier for the Aggies of University of California at Davis at 0-1 had 19 completions out of 24 attempts 258 yards threw touchdown passes of 41 yards to Keelan Doss (8 receptions for 181 yards) and to Logan Montgomery for 7 yards (3 receptions for 9 yards)
The Aztecs will travel to Sun Devil Stadium for an 8 PM showdown at Arizona State University.