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A Look Back at This Week in Aztec Athletics' History

Nov 9, 2020

A Look Back at This Week in San Diego State Athletics' History: Nov. 9-Nov. 15

Take a look back as we highlight the historic moments, big plays, and exciting finishes of this week in the history of Aztec Athletics.

Past Weekly Recaps
Aug. 31-Sept. 6
Sept. 7-13

Sept. 14-20
Sept. 21-27
Sept. 28-Oct. 4
Oct. 5-11

Oct. 12-18

Oct. 19-25
Oct. 26-Nov. 1
Nov. 2-Nov. 8

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Nov. 9

1968 - Football Blows by Southern Mississippi, 68-7
SDSU easily defeated Southern Mississippi, 68-7, thanks to a herculean effort by wide receiver Tom Nettles. The senior had 11 catches for 362 yards and four touchdowns, averaging an amazing 32.9 yards per catch. The 362 receiving yards are still a school record (by 64 yards), while the four touchdown catches rank in a tie for second in SDSU single-game history.

1996 - Women's Soccer's Judkins Ties Single-Game Saves Record
In the championship game of the 1996 Western Athletic Conference Women's Soccer Tournament, Aztec keeper Katherine Judkins made 13 saves to tie the then program single-game record which was held by Tina Thompson, who set the mark in an overtime victory against Pepperdine in the 1993 season. Judkins faced 16 shots and turned 13 away, but BYU's All-American striker Shauna Rohbock scored twice and the first half and picked another tally in the second period to propel BYU to a 3-1 victory.

2019 - Men's Hoop's Starts Program's Longest Road/Neutral Winning Streak
When the Aztecs opened the 2019-20 season with an 76-71 victory at BYU, it seemed like a great beginning to the new season, and it was.  The win would start SDSU on a path that culminated in a program-record 16 consecutive victories on the road or on a neutral court. 

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---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Nov. 14

1992 - Faulk Rushes Football Past No. 23 Hawai'i, 52-28
Marshall Faulk rushed for 300 yards and four touchdowns to lead San Diego State to a 52-28 victory over No. 23 Hawai'i. The rushing yards were the second most in program history behind his 386 vs. Pacific on Sept. 14, 1991, while his 43 attempts rank third and four touchdowns are tied for fifth. It was SDSU's fourth win against a ranked opponent in its Division I history (since 1969) as San Diego State racked up 675 total yards of offense. Faulk ran for 1,630 yards and 15 touchdowns on the season.

Los Angeles Times Recap 

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Nov. 15

1969 - Delaney Leads Football over New Mexico State, 70-21
Tom Delaney had a day to remember in a 70-21 win over New Mexico State, recording 16 catches for 275 yards and six touchdowns. The six touchdowns remain a SDSU single-game record (No. 2 is four), while the 16 receptions are tied for fifth and the 275 yards ranks seventh. Additionally, the six overall touchdowns and 36 points only trail Marshall Faulk's seven-touchdown game against Pacific on Sept. 14, 1991.

1987 - Men's Soccer Begins Run to NCAA Championship Game
The Aztec men's soccer team won at St. Louis, a 10-time national champion, 2-1 in the first round of the 1987 NCAA Tournament. SDSU had lost two of their final four matches of the regular season to fall to 16-5-0 and anxiously awaited to find out if they would be invited to the NCAA Tournament. The Aztecs ended up being the final seed of the 24-team tournament and began one of the most improbable runs in college soccer history as they made it all the way to the NCAA Championship game.