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Junio safety Patrick McMorris (33) raises his fist during the gameagaisnt San Jose State (Courtesy of

Aztecs taste sweet revenge in an all around team effort to defeat the reigning Mountain West champions Spartans 19-13

by Austin Tarke, Staff Writer // October 18, 2021

It took an ‘all hands on deck’ effort as the coaching, defense and special teams were the key ingredients for San Diego State football (6-0, 2-0 Mountain...

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San Diego State football captains walk out before the game for the coin toss.

Without seniors Greg Bell and Tayler Hawkins, Aztecs topple Towson 48-21 to start season 4-0

by Jason Freund, Sports Editor // September 27, 2021

For the second time in 40 years, the San Diego State Aztecs’ (4-0) football team has started 4-0. They did it without senior running back Greg Bell...

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Senior Jordan Brookshire keeps the ball on a quarterback keeper against Arizona (Courtesy of Justin Truong and SDSU Athletics)

SDSU Football jumps off to hot start, dominate Arizona Wildcats 38-14

by Jayden Hanzy, Contributor // September 13, 2021

After an explosive start, San Diego State football was able to crush the Pac-12’s Arizona Wildcats at Arizona Stadium. With a heavy dose of run game,...

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Senior Andrew Aleki (6) celebrates with his teammates after returning an interception for a touchdown

SDSU Football needs a comeback, but prevails over New Mexico State 28-10

by Jason Freund, Sports Editor // September 6, 2021

Like last year, the San Diego State Aztecs struggled to pass the ball at the start of this season. However, just like last year, the running game picked...

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Aztecs open season against New Mexico State at Dignity Health Sports Park

by Andrew Finley, Assistant Sports Editor // September 1, 2021

For the first time since Nov. 30, 2019, San Diego State football will have fans in the stands for a home game — even though it’s 113 miles away from...

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Three takeaways from SDSU scrimmage in Carson

by Jason Freund, Sports Editor // August 25, 2021

For the first time in eight months, San Diego State football played at the Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson. The Aztecs ran a total of 75 plays...

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San Diego State football senior quarterback Lucas Johnson throws a pass during the Aztecs annual spring game on April 30, 2021 at the SDSU football practice field next to the Sports Deck.

Defense dominates in football’s annual spring game

by Andrew Finley, Senior Staff Writer // May 3, 2021

The competitive spirit was in the air at San Diego State on April 30, as SDSU football put on a show for friends and family at the team's annual intrasquad...

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San Diego State football head coach Brady Hoke spoke with the media on April 13, 2021.

Three observations: Aztecs’ spring ball in full swing

by Andrew Finley and Jason Freund // April 16, 2021

 Halted by inclimate weather and a delay due to COVID-19 tracing in the program, SDSU football spring practices are now underway. In a press conference...

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Then-Western Kentucky offensive line coach Mike Goff coaches a group of Hilltopper linemen.

Football adds Goff as offensive line coach

by Andrew Finley, Staff Writer // March 1, 2021

San Diego State football head coach Brady Hoke announced the hire of offensive line coach Mike Goff from Western Kentucky University on March 1, replacing...

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San Diego State football head coach Brady Hoke speaks in front of the media during a press conference on 
Dec. 16 — the beginning of the early National Signing Day period.

Football reels in 23 commits during early National Signing Day period

by Kyle Betz, Sports Editor // December 16, 2020

The NCAA implemented an early signing period for National Signing Day, and San Diego State football took advantage of it — as 23 recruits signed with...

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Then-sophomore tight end Daniel Bellinger (88) celebrates with then-sophomore wide reciever Elijah Kothe after Bellinger caught a touchdown pass during the Aztecs’ 13-3 victory over Brigham Young on Nov. 30, 2019 at SDCCU Stadium.

Football falls to No. 18 Brigham Young, ends regular season

by Luis Lopez, Assistant Sports Editor // December 13, 2020

San Diego State Football closed out its regular season with a 28-14 defeat to No. 18 ranked Brigham Young University on Saturday night at LaVell Edwards...

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Junior wide receiver BJ Busbee returns a punt for a touchdown during the Aztecs 29-17 win against Colorado State on Dec. 5 at Dignity Health Sports Park.

Three observations: Aztecs end losing streak, take down Colorado State on Senior Night

by Kyle Betz, Sports Editor // December 5, 2020

San Diego State football was able to keep its Mountain West Conference championship hopes alive following a 29-17 win over Colorado State on Dec. 5 at...

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