Aztecs Accolades

San Diego State football players earn awards

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    NEWSLETTERS

    TK
    The Aztecs keep winning games and awards.

    When things are going good, they go really good. On Saturday San Diego State beat Wyoming 48-38 to get to 6-2 and become bowl-eligible. On Monday two Aztecs were named Mountain West Conference Players of the Week.

    Senior wide receiver DeMarco Sampson is the MWC Offensive honoree. He caught seven passes for 175 yards and two touchdowns, both over 50 yards. You may recall Sampson also caught a Hail Mary pass at the end of the first half last week in New Mexico to help the Aztecs beat the Lobos. Sampson is averaging 103 receiving yards per game, making him eighth in the country in that category.

    Junior punter Brian Stahovich won the MWC Special Teams Player of the Week award.  He got the nod for one kick, basically. In the third quarter, Stahovich was standing in the back of the end zone when he jumped up to grab a bad snap and save a safety, then unleashed an 89-yard punt. The kick is the longest in school history and the longest in major college football this season. Wyoming coach Dave Christensen said the boot caused "probably a 10-point swing in the game." It's no coincidence the Aztecs won by 10 points.

    State has four games left this season, three of them at home. Saturday they host Colorado State at 7 p.m.