November 16, 2001

Aztecs Close Out 2001 Season At Home Versus Wyoming

SDSU says good bye to 23 seniors


Wyoming (2-7, 0-6 MWC) at
SDSU (2-8, 1-5 MWC)

Nov. 17, 2001 - 7 p.m.
Qualcomm Stadium

Television: The Wyoming at San Diego State game will be televised live locally by SportsWest on Channel 4 San Diego. Eddie Doucette will handle the play-by-play with Blaine Fowler providing the color analysis.

The Records: San Diego State enters the game with a 2-8 (1-5 MWC) record after falling to Utah, 17-3, in Salt Lake City, Nov. 10. Wyoming is coming off a 41-34 home loss to BYU. The Cowboys are 2-7 (0-6 MWC).

The Series: Wyoming leads the all-time series by a 13-9 margin, however SDSU has won two in a row and three of the last four meetings. The Aztecs have also outscored Wyoming 73-7 in the past two seasons, including a 34-0 shutout last year in Laramie. SDSU holds a 6-5 edge against the Cowboys in Mission Valley.

Season Finale: The San Diego State Aztecs close the 2001 season Saturday night with a Mountain West Conference home game with the University of Wyoming. Kickoff is set for 7:05 p.m. at Qualcomm Stadium. The Aztecs enter the game at 2-8 overall and 1-5 in the Mountain West. Wyoming is 2-7 overall and 0-6 in the Mountain West Conference.

Ned In The Running: San Diego State senior running back Larry Ned has been named as one of eight semifinalists for the Doak Walker Award. The honor is presented each year to the nation's best running back by the SMU Athletic Forum. The field of 47 was cut to eight on Nov. 8th. It will be trimmed to three finalists on Nov. 27th with the winner to be announced Dec. 6th on the ESPN Home Depot College Football Awards Show.

Ned On The National Charts: Larry Ned will enter his final collegiate game seventh nationally in rushing with an average of 134 yards per game. The national leader is William Green of Boston College with 145 yards per game. Green has not played in two weeks due to an open week and a suspension. Ned also ranks 17th nationally in all-purpose yardage.

The Aztecs Lately: San Diego State will enter the Wyoming contest looking to break a four-game losing streak that dates back to the Oct. 6th Homecoming win over Eastern Illinois. In conference play, San Diego State has dropped five in a row since opening the league slate with a 14-7 win at Colorado State.

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