Chiefs down 2 starters in secondary facing Seahawks
SEATTLE (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs will be without starting cornerback Kendall Fuller and starting safety Ron Parker for Sunday night's game against Seattle.
Seahawks place guard Jordan Simmons on injured reserve
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks have placed guard Jordan Simmons on injured reserve after he suffered a knee injury last week against San Francisco.
Seattle also signed rookie running back Bo Scarbrough off the Jacksonville practice squad Tuesday.
Coach Pete Carroll sounded ominous Monday when asked about Simmons, saying the knee injury was going to be an issue.
No Penny, but Seahawks expect Baldwin back vs. 49ers
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks will be without one of their three running backs Sunday after rookie Rashaad Penny was ruled out with a knee injury.
Penny, linebacker K.J. Wright and safety Maurice Alexander were all listed as out Friday. Another trio of key players was listed as questionable for the game in San Francisco, but wide receiver Doug Baldwin, defensive tackle Jarran Reed and safety Bradley McDougald are all expected to play, said coach Pete Carroll.
Seahawks’ Carroll optimistic despite 4-5 mark after loss
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Seattle coach Pete Carroll had every reason to be frustrated after his Seahawks dropped a second straight game in the final minute.
However, Carroll wasn't sounding the alarm on his team's season after a 36-31 loss to the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday.
"We aren't slowing down. We're going to keep running the football, keep setting the tempo," Carroll said. "I love the way we're playing. We just have to stay alive and keep going."
Seahawks roll behind Wilson’s 3 TDs; Raiders QB Carr injured
LONDON (AP) — Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Jaron Brown saw teammate David Moore go tumbling over the temporary video advertising boards.
At no point was he concerned about his well-being.
"Any time you catch a touchdown (pass), I don't think you're worried about what happens after," Brown said.
Quarterback Russell Wilson threw touchdown passes to Brown, Moore and Tyler Lockett, and the Seahawks rolled to a 27-3 victory over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday at Wembley Stadium.
Seahawks rediscovering run game with number of options
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — In consecutive weeks, the Seattle Seahawks produced consecutive 100-yard games rushing from running backs, which is a massive accomplishment considering the futility the team has faced for more than a season trying to run the ball.
Adding to the novelty of the accomplishment: it was two different running backs reaching the century mark, and neither of which was rookie first-round pick Rashaad Penny.
No. 23 Sun Devils seek 3-0 start under ex-Aztec Edwards
No. 23 Arizona State (2-0) at San Diego State (1-1), 10:30 p.m. ET (CBS Sports Network).
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New faces: RB Rashaad Penny, OL D.J. Fluker, WR Jaron Brown, WR Brandon Marshall, TE Ed Dickson, TE Will Dissly, DT Tom Johnson, DT Shamar Stephen, LB Barkevious Mingo, LB Shaquem Griffin, DE Rasheem Green, QB Brett Hundley, offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer, defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr., offensive line coach Mike Solari.
Key losses: TE Jimmy Graham, WR Paul Richardson, RB Eddie Lacy, DE Michael Bennett, DE Cliff Avril, SS Kam Chancellor, CB Richard Sherman.
Washington ready to step up as Aztecs’ next featured back
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Juwan Washington is ready for his turn to be San Diego State's featured running back.
If he's as successful as D.J. Pumphrey and Rashaad Penny before him, SDSU will become the first school to have back-to-back-to-back 2,000-yard rushers.
Seahawks running back Penny has surgery on broken finger
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Seattle Seahawks first-round pick Rashaad Penny had surgery Wednesday to repair a broken finger.
Head coach Pete Carroll said the surgery went well and Penny isn't expected to miss more than a couple of weeks.
"He can already move it and it's not going to be in a cast or any of that kind of stuff, so he's in pretty good shape," Carroll said. "We got a great report on it. He's not going to be out very long at all."
Prosise hoping to stay healthy, produce big for Seahawks
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — There's no questioning C.J. Prosise's talent, only his ability to remain on the football field.
The third-year running back for the Seattle Seahawks has been plagued by injuries throughout his first two years in the NFL. From serious ailments like a fractured scapula, broken wrist bone and high-ankle sprains to more minor ones like groin, hamstring and hip strains, Prosise has been sidelined constantly.
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OPEN CAMP: July 26, Virginia Mason Athletic Center, Renton, Washington
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks signed first-round pick running back Rashaad Penny to his rookie contract Wednesday.
The Seahawks have now signed six of their nine draft picks. Offensive tackle Jamarco Jones (fifth round) and quarterback Alex McGough (seventh round) signed earlier this week.
Penny was taken with the 27th overall selection. His contract is for four years with a team option for a fifth.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Shaquem Griffin deservedly received the bulk of the attention when the Seattle Seahawks drafted the star linebacker with one hand in the fifth round and reunited him with his twin brother Shaquill.
But aside from Griffin's selection, general manager John Schneider and coach Pete Carroll made clear the Seahawks intent to re-establish the core tenants of how they want to play: run the ball, play aggressive defense and rely on field position.
Seahawks have bevy of picks on final day of NFL draft
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Get ready for a busy final day of the NFL draft for the Seattle Seahawks.
The Seahawks will have eight selections on Saturday. Seattle has one pick in the fourth round, four fifth-round picks, one in the sixth round and two in the seventh round. The Seahawks should be able to package some of those picks to move around if desired after a relatively quiet start.
Seahawks enter Day 2 of draft in search of more picks
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The second day of the NFL draft will be another expedition for Seattle Seahawks general manager John Schneider, who is trying to fill a lengthy gap between picks.
The Seahawks enter Friday with just one pick — No. 76 overall in the third round. Seattle acquired the pick after trading down in the first round on Thursday and eventually drafting San Diego State running back Rashaad Penny at No. 27 overall.
Seattle stunner: Seahawks select RB Rashaad Penny
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Once again, John Schneider and Pete Carroll left observers a little surprised by the Seattle Seahawks' first selection in the NFL draft.
This time, it included the player they picked — San Diego State running back Rashaad Penny.
NFL writer: Pitt’s O’Neill struggles, Penn State’s Hamilton shines at Senior Bowl
NFL writer Matt Miller, who covers the draft for Bleacher Report, was in Mobile, Ala., last week keeping an eye on the top prospects.
He came away with questions about former Pitt offensive tackle Brian O'Neill, but he also sees a future for him in the NFL.
Meanwhile, he listed wide receivers DaeSean Hamilton of Penn State and Oklahoma State's James Washington (two guys Pitt fans remember all too well) among players who made themselves some money with their Senior Bowl efforts.
Mobile, Ala. — In a stacked running back class, a lot of the top prospects aren't at the Senior Bowl. As early entrants to the draft, Penn State's Saquon Barkley and LSU's Derrius Guice weren't eligible. Georgia's Sony Michel and Nick Chubb withdrew from the event after playing in the National Championship game, while Oregon's Royce Freeman had to pull out with an injury.
MOBILE, Ala. — 2018 Senior Bowl practices kicked off Tuesday with Vance Joseph's South club hitting the field first at Ladd-Peebles stadium.
2-point gamble, late TD help Army beat San Diego State 42-35
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Army coach Jeff Monken was able to joke afterward.
"We had 'em all the way," Monken deadpanned.
It wasn't quite that easy for the Black Knights.
Darnell Woolfolk scored on a 1-yard run with 18 seconds left, Kell Walker converted a go-ahead 2-point run and Army added a last-play defensive touchdown for a 42-35 victory over San Diego State on Saturday in the Armed Forces Bowl.
USU cornerback Davis achieves longtime goal, earns first-team all-league honors
Prior to his sophomore season at Utah State, cornerback Jalen Davis told The Herald Journal he had a goal of earning first-team all-conference honors.
It took Davis a couple of years longer than he originally anticipated, but he has achieved that objective. The senior was one of two Aggies named to the all-Mountain West first team. No. 13 was joined by teammate and Lou Groza Award finalist Dominik Eberle as the conference announced its postseason football awards on Wednesday.
SDSU’s Penny gains 203 yards, cracks 2,000-yard mark in win
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Rashaad Penny didn't take it personally that he was snubbed by the Doak Walker Award selection committee.
He just went out and ran 22 times for 203 yards and two touchdowns in his final regular-season game to crack the 2,000-yard mark and lead San Diego State to a 35-10 victory against New Mexico on Friday.
NCAA rushing leader Penny left off Doak Walker Award list
SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego State offensive coordinator Jeff Horton thinks it's "a joke" and "a disgrace" that Rashaad Penny isn't a finalist for the Doak Walker Award. Coach Rocky Long thinks the snub doesn't bode well for the nation's leading rusher making it to New York for the Heisman Trophy ceremony.
Penny’s 429 all-purpose yards, 4 TDs help SDSU beat Nevada
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Rashaad Penny had a San Diego State-record 429 all-purpose yards and scored four touchdowns to help San Diego State beat Nevada 42-23 on Saturday night.
Penny finished with 24 carries for 222 yards and 2 touchdowns, 201 yards and two scores on three returns (two kickoff and one punt) and added one reception for six yards.
Penny, San Diego State run to 52-7 win over San Jose State
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Rashaad Penny ran for 234 yards and two touchdowns and San Diego State had 648 total yards — including a school-record 554 rushing — to help the Aztecs cruise to a 52-7 win over San Jose State on Saturday night.
San Diego State had a season-high 336 yards rushing in the first half alone and had six rushing touchdowns in a game for the first time since 1991. Juwan Washington ran for 134 yards and two scores.
STAT WATCH: Stanford’s Love sits out, stays No. 1 in rushing
Stanford's Bryce Love remains in strong position to win the national rushing title despite sitting out the Cardinal's game against Oregon State as San Diego State's Rashaad Penny ran for a career-high 253 yards against Hawaii.
Top performances all around college football Saturday
—J.T. Barrett, Ohio State, accounted for 423 yards and threw four TD pass, including 16-yarder to Marcus Baugh with 1:48 left, to give the No. 6 Buckeyes a 39-38 victory over No. 2 Penn State.
Penny’s career-high 253 lifts San Diego St. over Hawaii 28-7
HONOLULU (AP) — Rashaad Penny ran 30 times for a career-high 253 yards and two touchdowns on Saturday night and San Diego State beat Hawaii 28-7.
Penny led the way with runs on all six plays of a 99-yard drive when the Aztecs (7-2, 3-2 Mountain West Conference) broke away early in the fourth quarter. Penny capped the possession with a 24-yarder followed by 63-yard TD run to make it 28-7 with 13:33 left.
Boise State Notebook: Bronco defense shuts down Heisman candidate Penny
SAN DIEGO – Boise State knew the key to beating San Diego State Saturday night would be slowing down running back Rashaad Penny.
They didn’t just slow him. They shut him down.
Penny, a Heisman Trophy candidate, had just 53 yards and a touchdown on 21 carries in Boise State’s 31-14 win at the 18th-ranked Aztecs.
He entered the game averaging 165.5 yards per game, which was No. 3 in the country, but did little against Boise State’s young defense.
Boise State stifles Penny, beats No. 19 San Diego St. 31-14
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Boise State stopped Rashaad Penny and ended San Diego State's unbeaten start.
The No. 19 Aztecs (6-1, 2-1 Mountain West) and Penny failed to establish the run or offensive rhythm during a 31-14 loss to the Broncos on Saturday night.
"When you run the ball for 100 yards every game, and you get held to that, that's got to be frustrating," said Boise State linebacker Leighton Vander Esch.
Penny, No. 19 San Diego State eager to face Boise State
SAN DIEGO (AP) — It's been a long time since San Diego State has played a game this meaningful.
Beating Stanford and Arizona State of the Pac-12 in consecutive weeks was a nice accomplishment.
Beating Boise State on Saturday night would be much bigger for the No. 19 Aztecs, the two-time defending Mountain West Conference champions who would love to grab the Group of Five's automatic bid to the New Year's Six bowl games.
No. 19 SDSU would love win vs Boise State to add to resume
Boise State (3-2, 1-0 Mountain West) at No. 19 San Diego State (6-0, 2-0), Saturday, 10:30 p.m. ET (CBS Sports Network) .
San Diego State running back Rashaad Penny a “great challenge” for Boise State defense
BOISE — Gabe Perez and the Boise State defense have gone up against several impressive running backs the past few years.
San Diego State’s Rashaad Penny might be at the top of the list.
Penny is currently No. 2 in the nation with 993 rushing yards and tied for first with 12 total touchdowns.
“He’s up there, definitely,” the senior Perez said. “I’ll know more after Saturday, but I know he’s going to be one of the best we’ve seen. It’s going to be fun.”
Penny runs for 170, No. 19 SDSU beats UNLV 41-10
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Rashaad Penny isn't from Las Vegas, but he plays with a lot of guys who are. He knew how emotional Saturday's game against UNLV was going to be and was determined to relay that on the field for No. 19 San Diego State.
Donning "Vegas Strong" eye black, Penny ran for 170 yards and two touchdowns to lift the Aztecs over UNLV 41-10 on Saturday night.
Las Vegas massacre shadows UNLV vs No. 19 San Diego State
Before they play football Saturday night in Las Vegas, the UNLV Rebels and the No. 19 San Diego State Aztecs will pause to remember the victims of last weekend's mass shooting on the Strip and honor first-responders.
It's going to be emotional, particularly for players who grew up in Las Vegas.
UNLV hosts No. 19 SDSU in 1st game since mass shooting
No. 19 San Diego State (5-0, 1-0 Mountain West) at UNLV (2-2, 1-0), Saturday, 10:45 p.m. ET (ESPN2).
SDSU’s Penny accepts NIU player’s apology for eye gouge
SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego State running back Rashaad Penny says he received an apology Monday from the Northern Illinois player who gouged his right eye during the No. 19 Aztecs' 34-28 victory Saturday night.
Penny said he spoke with both NIU linebacker Antonio Jones-Davis and coach Rod Carey. TV cameras picked up Jones-Davis sticking his fingers into Penny's facemask while he was at the bottom of the pile after a kickoff return.
No. 19 SDSU ‘fired up’ after Penny eye-jab, beats NIU
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The No. 19 San Diego State Aztecs didn't take too kindly to seeing star running back Rashaad Penny coming off the field in pain after having his right eye gouged by a Northern Illinois player in the second quarter Saturday night.
No. 19 Aztecs reaching rare heights as they host Huskies
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Behind star running back Rashaad Penny, the undefeated San Diego State Aztecs are reaching heights they haven't attained in decades.
Their No. 19 ranking matches their highest spot since 1978.
When the Aztecs (4-0) host Northern Illinois (2-1) on Saturday night, it'll be their first home game as a nationally ranked team since Nov. 11, 1995, at what was then Jack Murphy Stadium.
No. 19 SDSU looks to go 5-0 for first time since 1975
Northern Illinois (2-1) at No. 19 San Diego State (4-0), Saturday, 10:30 p.m. ET (CBS Sports Network).
Penny scores 3 TDs, No. 22 SDSU holds off Air Force 28-24
AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) — Rocky Long didn't make any halftime adjustments. He couldn't. There wasn't an intermission because the teams kept right on playing.
The San Diego State coach more than got his point across during an 88-minute lightning delay in the second quarter. The impromptu break provided the perfect opportunity to recharge his sluggish bunch.
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No. 22 San Diego State opens Mountain West play at Air Force
No. 22 San Diego State (3-0) at Air Force (1-1), Saturday, 7 p.m. ET (CBS Sports Network).
Pac-12 power rankings: Aztecs make their case for inclusion into weekly poll
Through three weeks of play, seven teams still have unblemished conference records and the school that carries the best Pac-12 mark into Week 4 is … San Diego State?
One week after cruising past Arizona State, the Aztecs stunned Stanford 20-17 in a game featuring the nation’s two leading rushers. Show of hands, Pac-12 coaches, how many of you decided Aztecs stud Rashaad Penny (588 yards in three games) wasn’t worth a scholarship offer? Apparently all 12 missed out.
Penny, SDSU eager to make statement vs. No. 19 Stanford
SAN DIEGO (AP) — As "opportunity games" go, few will be bigger for star running back Rashaad Penny and the San Diego State Aztecs than Saturday night against No. 19 Stanford.
San Diego State has the city to itself after the NFL's Chargers bolted up the freeway to play in a 27,000-seat soccer stadium in a Los Angeles suburb. The Aztecs beat Arizona State 30-20 last Saturday night to snap a 28-game road losing streak to Pac-12 teams.
SDSU hosts Stanford, looks for 2nd straight win vs. Pac-12
No. 19 Stanford (1-1) at San Diego State (2-0), Saturday 10:30 p.m. ET (CBS Sports Network).
With Pumphrey gone, Penny starts cashing in with Aztecs
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Rashaad Penny returned to San Diego State for his senior season because he saw how much fun D.J. Pumphrey had during his final season.
Although Penny won't get anywhere near Pumphrey's NCAA career rushing record of 6,405 yards, he won't have any problem in making a name for himself thanks to a rollicking start to the season.
All-America Watch: Penny cashes in; Oliver avoids soph slump
For many college football fans of a certain age, their introduction to The Associated Press All-America team came during Bob Hope's annual TV Christmas special.
We will pause now to allow younger fans to Google "Bob Hope Christmas special."