2016 San Diego State Aztecs Football Team
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2016 San Diego State Aztecs Football Team
2016 San Diego State Aztecs football
San Diego State Aztecs logo.svg
Mountain West champion
MW West Division champion
Las Vegas Bowl champion
Las Vegas Bowl, W 34-10 vs. Houston
ConferenceMountain West Conference
DivisionWest Division
Ranking
CoachesNo. 25
APNo. 25
2016 record11-3 (6-2 MW)
Head coachRocky Long (6th as head coach, 8th overall season)
Offensive coordinatorJeff Horton (2nd season)
Offensive schemePro-style
Defensive coordinatorRocky Long (8th season)
Base defense3-3-5
Home stadiumQualcomm Stadium
(Capacity: 54,000)
Seasons
← 2015
2017 →
2016 Mountain West Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Mountain Division
Wyoming xy   6 2         8 6  
Boise State x   6 2         10 3  
New Mexico x   6 2         9 4  
Air Force   5 3         10 3  
Colorado State   5 3         7 6  
Utah State   1 7         3 9  
West Division
No. 25 San Diego State xy$   6 2         11 3  
Hawaii   4 4         7 7  
Nevada   3 5         5 7  
San Jose State   3 5         4 8  
UNLV   3 5         4 8  
Fresno State   0 8         1 11  
Championship: San Diego State 27, Wyoming 24
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2016 San Diego State Aztecs football team represented San Diego State University in the 2016 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Aztecs were led by sixth-year head coach Rocky Long and played their home games at Qualcomm Stadium. They were members of the West Division of the Mountain West Conference. They finished the season 11-3, 6-2 in Mountain West play to be champions of the West Division. They represented the West Division in the Mountain West Championship Game where they defeated Wyoming to be crowned Mountain West champions for the second consecutive year. They were invited to the Las Vegas Bowl where they defeated Houston.

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 35:30 p.m.No. 22 (FCS) New Hampshire*W 31-046,486
September 107:30 p.m.California*
  • Qualcomm Stadium
  • San Diego, CA
CBSSNW 45-4042,473
September 1712:30 p.m.at Northern Illinois*CBSSNW 42-2814,513
October 15:00 p.m.at South Alabama*No. 19ESPNewsL 24-4214,471
October 87:30 p.m.UNLV
  • Qualcomm Stadium
  • San Diego, CA
ESPNUW 26-733,296
October 147:00 p.m.at Fresno StateCBSSNW 17-324,731
October 217:30 p.m.San Jose State
  • Qualcomm Stadium
  • San Diego, CA
ESPN2W 42-325,613
October 285:00 p.m.at Utah StateCBSSNW 40-1317,332
November 54:00 p.m.Hawaiidagger
  • Qualcomm Stadium
  • San Diego, CA
CBSSNW 55-041,644
November 127:30 p.m.at NevadaCBSSNW 46-1616,730
November 191:30 p.m.at WyomingNo. 24CBSSNL 33-3419,112
November 266:00 p.m.Colorado State
  • Qualcomm Stadium
  • San Diego, CA
CBSSNL 31-6334,223
December 34:45 p.m.at Wyoming
ESPNW 27-2424,001
December 1712:30 p.m.vs. Houston*ABCW 34-1029,286
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game
  • All times are in Pacific time
Schedule source:[1]

Personnel

Roster

Coaching Staff

Name Position Seasons at
San Diego State
Alma Mater
Rocky Long Head Coach 6 New Mexico (1974)
Jeff Horton Offensive Coordinator/Associate Head Coach/Running Backs Coach 6 Minnesota (1984)
Bobby Hauck Associate Head Coach/Special Teams Coordinator 2 Montana (1987)
Zach Arnett Assistant Coach/Linebackers Coach 3 New Mexico (2009)
Hunkie Cooper Assistant Coach/Wide Receivers 2 UNLV (1991)
Danny Gonzales Assistant Coach/Safeties 6 New Mexico (1999)
Ernest Lawson Assistant Coach/Defensive Line 1 SDSU (2010)
Blake Morgan Assistant Coach/Quarterbacks 2 Air Force (1999)
Mike Schmidt Assistant Coach/Offensive Line 5 SDSU (2009)
Tony White Assistant Coach/Cornerbacks/Recruiting Coordinator 8 UCLA (2002)ll
Kevin McGarry Director of Player Personnel 6 San Diego
Jashon Sykes Assistant Athletic Director - Football Operations 4 Colorado (2002)
Doug Deakin Assistant for Football Operations 5 SDSU (2010)
Jake LaudenSlayer Graduate Assistant - Offense/Tight-Ends 3 CLU (2011)
Zach Schultis Graduate Assistant - Offense 3 CLU (2013)
Zach Shapiro Graduate Assistant - Defense 2 SDSU (2010)
Demetrius Sumler Graduate Assistant - Defense 1 Colorado (2011)
Adam Hall Assistant Athletic Director for Strength & Conditioning 6 SDSU (2004)
Derrick Baker Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach 2 Cal (2015)
Reference:[2]

Game summaries

New Hampshire

1 2 3 4 Total
#22 (FCS) Wildcats 0 0 0 0 0
Aztecs 14 7 3 7 31
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

California

1 2 3 4 Total
Golden Bears 14 7 10 9 40
Aztecs 14 17 7 7 45
Overall record Last meeting Result
3-4 2015 CAL, 35-7

at Northern Illinois

1 2 3 4 Total
Aztecs 14 14 0 14 42
Huskies 0 7 14 7 28
Overall record Last meeting Result
4-0 1971 SDSU, 30-10

at South Alabama

1 2 3 4 Total
#19 Aztecs 6 10 8 0 24
Jaguars 14 0 7 21 42
Overall record Last meeting Result
0-1 2015 SAU, 34-27

UNLV

1 2 3 4 Total
Rebels 0 7 0 0 7
Aztecs 10 3 7 6 26
Overall record Last meeting Result
16-9 2015 SDSU, 52-14

at Fresno State

1 2 3 4 Total
Aztecs 3 7 7 0 17
Bulldogs 0 0 3 0 3
Overall record Last meeting Result
28-23-4 2015 SDSU, 21-7

San Jose State

1 2 3 4 Total
Spartans 0 3 0 0 3
Aztecs 7 14 21 0 42
Overall record Last meeting Result
18-19-2 2015 SDSU, 30-7

at Utah State

1 2 3 4 Total
Aztecs 10 10 3 17 40
Aggies 7 0 0 6 13
Overall record Last meeting Result
11-1 2015 SDSU, 48-14

Hawaii

1 2 3 4 Total
Rainbow Warriors 0 0 0 0 0
Aztecs 14 13 14 14 55
Overall record Last meeting Result
19-9-2 2015 SDSU, 28-14

at Nevada

1 2 3 4 Total
Aztecs 10 16 13 7 46
Wolf Pack 7 0 2 7 16
Overall record Last meeting Result
5-3 2015 SDSU, 31-14

at Wyoming

1 2 3 4 Total
#24 Aztecs 7 10 7 9 33
Cowboys 3 7 10 14 34
Overall record Last meeting Result
17-18 2015 SDSU, 38-3

Colorado State

1 2 3 4 Total
Rams 21 21 14 7 63
Aztecs 7 17 0 7 31
Overall record Last meeting Result
20-13 2015 SDSU, 41-17

at Wyoming-Mountain West Championship Game

1 2 3 4 Total
Aztecs 7 3 14 3 27
Cowboys 10 0 0 14 24
Overall record Last meeting Result
17-19 11/19/16 WYO, 34-33

Houston-Las Vegas Bowl

1 2 3 4 Total
Cougars 10 0 0 0 10
Aztecs 0 6 14 14 34
Overall record Last meeting Result
0-2 1973 HOU, 14-9

Rankings

Ranking movements
Legend: Increase in ranking. Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ? = Tied with team above or below. ( ) = 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 RV RV RV RV RV RV 24 NR NR RV 25
Coaches RV RV RV RV 24 RV RV RV RV RV RV 25 RV RV RV 25
CFP Not released NR NR NR NR NR NR Not released

References

  1. ^ "2016 San Diego State Aztecs Football Schedule". FB Schedules. Retrieved 2016.
  2. ^ "Football - 2016 Roster". San Diego State University Department of Athletics. Retrieved 2016.

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