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Pumphrey breaks NCAA record, SDSU wins Las Vegas Bowl

LAS VEGAS (AP) Donnel Pumphrey seemed nowhere near as excited about the chance to become the NCAA career rushing record as his San Diego State teammates during the week leading up to his final game.

Fittingly, when he broke the record on a 15-yard toss sweep to the right early in the fourth quarter, Pumphrey ended being pushed out of bounds on the sideline where he could be immediately swarmed by his friends and coaches.

Pumphrey finished with 115 yards rushing and a touchdown in San Diego State's 34-10 victory over Houston in the Las Vegas Bowl.

Pumphrey passed former Wisconsin star Ron Dayne's mark of 6,397 yards and wrapped up his sensational career in his Nevada hometown with 6,405 yards, earning the game's most valuable player honors.

Pumphrey's senior total of 2,133 yards rushing ranks in the top 10 for an FBS player.

''It means the world to me,'' Pumphrey said on the field immediately after the game as his father wiped away tears before hugging him.

It means just as much to his teammates.

''It's emotional,'' running back Rashaad Penny said. ''To watch that guy do what he do and accomplish so many goals, it's amazing.''

''We're just as fired up as he is,'' linebacker Calvin Munson said. ''All of our defensive guys hate him in practice because he is good and he gets us better. He couldn't have done it without the O-line, the fullbacks, the offense.

''I'm just trying to take some credit for you,'' Munson joked, with a smiling Pumphrey sitting next to him.

Head coach Rocky Long turned to Munson and responded: ''You don't block anybody.''

Ron Smith returned an interception 54 yards for a touchdown, Curtis Anderson caught a 28-yard touchdown pass from Christian Chapman, Juwan Washington ran for a touchdown, and John Baron kicked two field goals for the Aztecs (11-3). They overcame a 10-0 first-quarter deficit against the Cougars (9-4) to turn their second consecutive bowl win into a laugher.

Neither the victory nor Pumphrey's record-setting performance seemed likely after Houston's defense absolutely smothered the Aztecs in the first quarter. Led by freshman Ed Oliver, Houston had seven tackles for loss on San Diego State's first 16 plays. Pumphrey had minus-1 yard rushing on seven carries in the first quarter and the Aztecs didn't have a first down until the first play of the second quarter - on a penalty for running into the kicker.

''The first quarter, they came out with more intensity than we did, at least their defensive side of the ball,'' Pumphrey said.

But Pumphrey started to gash Houston on the perimeter, giving San Diego State the lead for good on a 32-yard touchdown run late in the third quarter, and the defense intercepted four of Houston quarterback Greg Ward Jr.'s passes in the second half.

''When you are leaving your defense out there too long that's what happens,'' Houston coach Major Applewhite said. ''When you give a great back that many at-bats and that many opportunities, one is going to hit at some point and it did.''

Ward threw for 229 yards and had a 2-yard touchdown run, tying Bryce Beall's school record of 39 rushing touchdowns.

Houston finished with 254 yards of total offense and just 25 yards rushing.

''They beat the crap out of us,'' tight end Tyler McCloskey said. ''We didn't show up. We didn't execute the way we needed to.''

THE TAKEAWAY

San Diego State: The running game for the Aztecs was historic. Not only did Pumphrey set NCAA and school records, but Penny topped the 1,000-yard mark to give San Diego State the first college backfield with a 2,000-yard rusher and 1,000-yard rusher in the same season. Capping its most prolific rushing season ever, San Diego State had 127 yards on the ground against the nation's No. 3 run defense.

''We a run-first team,'' Penny said. ''That's all we count on.''

Houston: Oliver is the real deal, finishing his remarkable freshman season with 23 tackles for loss and five sacks after picking up 3.5 stops in the backfield in his first bowl game. With his knack for delivering in showcase games - Oliver had 8 1/2 tackles for loss, four sacks and a forced fumble against Oklahoma, Louisville and San Diego State - it wouldn't be a surprise if his second season ends with national awards.

POLL IMPLICATIONS

The Aztecs could find themselves ranked in the final poll for the first time since 1977. Houston's tumultuous season will end outside the Top 25.

HE SAID IT

''They don't get their per-diems unless they show up for curfew, so they were all there because they love money.'' - Long on why his team obeyed curfew this week.

Houston wide receiver Chance Allen, who had a team-leading six touchdown receptions this season, did not play after breaking curfew Thursday night.

UP NEXT

San Diego State: The Aztecs must replace four starters on the offensive line, but should be contenders to defend their Mountain West title for a third consecutive season with a strong group of returning skill players.

Houston: After dropping his first game as head coach, Applewhite must build a staff. Defensive coordinator Todd Orlando is set to join Tom Herman at Texas, and the American Athletic Conference is not lacking for offensive firepower.

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Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 1:11
29-J.Baron extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
10
34
Touchdown 1:11
29-J.Washington runs 7 yards for a touchdown.
5
plays
21
yds
01:46
pos
10
33
Point After TD 8:58
29-J.Baron extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
10
27
Touchdown 8:58
10-C.Chapman complete to 97-C.Anderson. 97-C.Anderson runs 28 yards for a touchdown.
1
plays
28
yds
00:05
pos
10
26
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 0:56
29-J.Baron extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
10
20
Touchdown 1:05
1-G.Ward incomplete. INTERCEPTED by 17-R.Smith at SDSU 46. 17-R.Smith runs 54 yards for a touchdown.
1
plays
54
yds
0:00
pos
10
19
Point After TD 3:14
29-J.Baron extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
10
13
Touchdown 3:14
19-D.Pumphrey runs 32 yards for a touchdown.
5
plays
73
yds
01:54
pos
10
12
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 1:34
29-J.Baron 28 yards Field Goal is Good.
8
plays
-23
yds
02:47
pos
10
6
Field Goal 6:32
29-J.Baron 23 yards Field Goal is Good.
8
plays
-5
yds
04:22
pos
10
3
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 1:22
47-T.Cummings extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
10
0
Touchdown 1:22
1-G.Ward runs 2 yards for a touchdown.
10
plays
74
yds
03:50
pos
9
0
Field Goal 6:43
47-T.Cummings 31 yards Field Goal is Good.
10
plays
-27
yds
03:26
pos
3
0
Team Stats
1st Downs 16 13
Rushing 7 6
Passing 9 6
Penalty 0 1
3rd Down Conv 7-17 2-12
4th Down Conv 0-3 0-0
Total Net Yards 297 280
Total Plays 75 51
Avg Gain 4.0 5.5
Net Yards Rushing 25 127
Rush Attempts 41 37
Avg Rush Yards 0.6 3.4
Net Yards Passing 272 153
Comp. - Att. 25-34 10-14
Yards Per Pass 8.0 10.9
Sacked - Yards Lost 6-43 3-25
Penalties - Yards 2-10 3-25
Touchdowns 1 4
Rushing TDs 1 2
Passing TDs 0 1
Other 0 1
Turnovers 4 0
Fumbles - Lost 0-0 0-0
Int. Thrown 4 0
Punts - Avg 4-40.0 7-36.7
Return Yards 109 152
Punts - Returns 0-0 3-16
Kickoffs - Returns 4-109 2-49
Int. - Returns 0-0 4-87
Kicking 2/2 6/6
Extra Points 1/1 4/4
Field Goals 1/1 2/2
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Houston 9-4 1000010
San Diego State 11-3 06141434
272 PASS YDS 153
25 RUSH YDS 127
297 TOTAL YDS 280
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
G. Ward Jr. 1 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
73.5% 229 0 4 106.6
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
68.4% 3786 22 17 139.3
G. Ward Jr. 25/34 229 0 4
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
D. Catalon 2 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
14 18 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
159 546 4
D. Catalon 14 18 0 6
B. Wilson 26 CB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 6 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
8 12 0
B. Wilson 4 6 0 4
K. Corbin 18 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 1 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
2 2 0
K. Corbin 1 1 0 1
G. Ward Jr. 1 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
22 0 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
219 518 11
G. Ward Jr. 22 0 1 12
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
B. Wilson 26 CB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
5 52 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
10 104 0
B. Wilson 5 52 0 19
K. Corbin 18 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 51 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
9 119 0
K. Corbin 3 51 0 32
L. Bonner 15 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
5 42 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
103 1160 3
L. Bonner 5 42 0 20
I. Johnson 14 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 31 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
19 196 0
I. Johnson 4 31 0 12
S. Dunbar 88 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 23 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
55 715 5
S. Dunbar 2 23 0 12
T. McCloskey 45 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 21 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
25 254 4
T. McCloskey 2 21 0 14
D. Catalon 2 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 9 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
48 290 3
D. Catalon 4 9 0 4
Defense T-A SACK INT
M. Adams 9 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
8-4 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-4 0 0.0
M. Adams 8-4 0.0 0
K. Williams 2 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-0 0 1.0
K. Williams 7-0 1.0 0
T. Bowser 81 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-2 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-2 0 1.0
T. Bowser 5-2 1.0 0
G. Davis 1 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
G. Davis 4-0 0.0 0
H. Wilson 6 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-1 5 0.0
H. Wilson 4-1 0.0 0
E. Oliver 10 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
E. Oliver 4-1 0.0 0
D. Hines 12 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
D. Hines 3-0 0.0 0
S. Taylor 41 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 1 0.0
S. Taylor 2-0 0.0 0
N. Thurman 91 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
N. Thurman 2-0 0.0 0
J. Carter 52 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
J. Carter 1-0 0.0 0
B. Singleton 93 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
B. Singleton 1-1 0.0 0
J. Winchester 24 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
J. Winchester 1-0 0.0 0
C. Malveaux 94 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
C. Malveaux 1-0 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
T. Cummings 47 K
IN-GAME FG XP
1/1 1/1
SEASON FG XP
17/21 56/59
T. Cummings 1/1 31 1/1 4
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
D. Roy 38 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
4 40.0 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
63 40.6 1
D. Roy 4 40.0 1 46
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
B. Wilson 26 CB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
4 27.3 33 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
25 24.8 33 0
B. Wilson 4 27.3 33 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
C. Chapman 10 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
71.4% 128 1 0 171.8
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
61.5% 2122 21 6 150.4
C. Chapman 10/14 128 1 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
D. Pumphrey 19 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
19 115 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
368 2248 18
D. Pumphrey 19 115 1 32
J. Washington 29 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 21 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
59 462 7
J. Washington 4 21 1 13
R. Penny 20 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
9 10 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
145 1028 11
R. Penny 9 10 0 11
R. Agnew 9 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 1 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
6 34 0
R. Agnew 1 1 0 1
C. Chapman 10 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 -19 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
74 44 0
C. Chapman 3 -19 0 0
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
D. Wells 88 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 33 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
29 327 4
D. Wells 4 33 0 11
C. Anderson III 97 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 28 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
7 87 2
C. Anderson III 1 28 1 28
D. Pumphrey 19 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 26 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
28 257 0
D. Pumphrey 1 26 0 26
N. Bawden 15 FB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 20 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
16 157 0
N. Bawden 1 20 0 20
M. Holder 6 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 12 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
28 593 5
M. Holder 1 12 0 12
P. Houston 82 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 5 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
6 37 1
P. Houston 1 5 0 5
R. Penny 20 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 4 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
16 228 3
R. Penny 1 4 0 4
E. Judge 81 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
16 182 0
E. Judge 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
C. Munson 54 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
9-0 1 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-0 2 1.0
C. Munson 9-0 1.0 1
P. Baldwin 33 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
9-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-0 2 0.0
P. Baldwin 9-0 0.0 0
R. Smith 17 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-3 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-3 4 0.0
R. Smith 7-3 0.0 1
R. Lakalaka 39 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-3 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-3 2 1.0
R. Lakalaka 6-3 1.0 0
K. Kelley 59 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-4 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-4 0 1.0
K. Kelley 6-4 1.0 0
M. Smith 12 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-0 1 0.0
M. Smith 5-0 0.0 0
A. Barrett 58 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 1.0
A. Barrett 4-0 1.0 0
D. Kazee 23 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-1 7 0.0
D. Kazee 4-1 0.0 0
D. Turner 41 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
D. Turner 3-1 0.0 0
K. Kelly 7 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 2 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 7 0.0
K. Kelly 2-0 0.0 2
N. Hall 95 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
N. Hall 2-0 0.0 0
A. Wyatt-Thayer 43 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.5
A. Wyatt-Thayer 2-1 0.5 0
J. Henderson 46 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 1.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 1.5
J. Henderson 1-2 1.5 0
R. Dunn 57 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
R. Dunn 1-0 0.0 0
S. Phillips 65 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-3 0 0.0
S. Phillips 1-3 0.0 0
S. Tai 51 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
S. Tai 0-1 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
J. Baron II 29 K
IN-GAME FG XP
2/2 4/4
SEASON FG XP
23/25 60/62
J. Baron II 2/2 28 4/4 10
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
T. Blain 91 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
7 36.7 3
SEASON NO AVG IN20
70 40.8 3
T. Blain 7 36.7 3 42
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
R. Penny 20 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 24.5 26 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
22 30.6 26 2
R. Penny 2 24.5 26 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
Q. Truxton 85 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
3 5.3 14 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
33 8.7 14 0
Q. Truxton 3 5.3 14 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:17 HOU 35 0:57 3 4 Punt
10:09 SDGST 38 3:26 10 -27 FG
5:12 HOU 26 3:50 10 74 TD
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:29 HOU 13 1:27 3 9 Punt
6:28 HOU 25 1:54 3 -7 Punt
1:24 HOU 18 0:45 2 3
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:52 HOU 33 0:42 2 10 INT
10:46 HOU 12 5:30 10 58 INT
3:14 HOU 25 2:09 6 30 INT
0:52 HOU 25 0:18 2 5
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 HOU 30 2:10 4 9 Punt
10:18 HOU 22 1:10 4 6
8:47 HOU 40 1:47 5 12
5:08 HOU 10 2:05 6 27
1:02 HOU 43 0:35 2 16 INT
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:53 SDGST 25 1:29 3 0 Punt
12:08 SDGST 15 1:42 3 -10 Punt
6:38 SDGST 25 1:19 3 7 Punt
1:16 SDGST 26 1:11 3 8
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:52 SDGST 39 2:13 4 8 Punt
10:54 SDGST 40 4:22 8 55 FG
4:21 HOU 37 2:47 8 26 FG
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:05 SDGST 36 3:11 6 18 Punt
5:08 SDGST 32 1:54 5 73 TD
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:41 SDGST 30 2:15 4 16 Punt
9:03 HOU 28 0:05 1 28 TD
6:53 SDGST 48 1:38 3 6 Punt
2:57 HOU 21 1:46 5 21 TD
0:17 HOU 49 0:00 1 -1