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Senior safety Kameron Kelly intercepts an NIU pass at the goal line during the fourth quarter of SDSU's 34-28 win.

Football enters new era of team success

by Kyle Saunders, Staff Columnist // October 4, 2017

Good football at San Diego State is nothing new. Fans have been spoiled in recent years with two consecutive Mountain West Conference championships,...

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SDSU redshirt sophomore cornerback Ron Smith participating in a drill during fall practice.

Smith will need to step up for SDSU football

by Zach Engberg, Sports Editor // August 16, 2017

Then redshirt freshman cornerback Ron Smith stepped in front of the pass from University of Houston senior quarterback Greg Ward Jr., mid-sprint, intercepting...

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SDSU senior running back Rashaad Penny runs a route during the team's practice at Miramar MCAS.

The future may be now for SDSU football

by Zach Engberg, Sports Editor // August 16, 2017

The constant turnaround is what makes college sports exciting. Aside from the rare outlier, maybe players compete at this level for a maximum of four years...

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Aztecs begin to hear names on Day 3 of NFL Draft

Aztecs begin to hear names on Day 3 of NFL Draft

by Anthony Reclusado, Sports Editor // April 29, 2017

After two days and three rounds without a single San Diego State, or any other Mountain West prospect, hearing their name from Philadelphia, the birds...

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Junior running back Rashaad Penny pushes off a Colorado State defender on his way to a first down run.

Aztecs avenge losses, defeat Wyoming 27-24 to take home MW title

by Zach Engberg, Assistant Sports Editor // December 3, 2016

Champions are made in Laramie, Wyoming. Well, Mountain West champions that is. After falling to the University of Wyoming in devastating fashion...

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Junior wide receiver Quest Truxton returns a punt.

SDSU outdueled by Wyoming, 34-33

by Zach Engberg, Assistant Sports Editor // November 19, 2016

All great things must come to an end. And on Saturday in Laramie, Wyo., No. 24 San Diego State football's 17-game Mountain West conference winning streak...

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Aztecs set to clash with the Cowboys in Wyoming

Aztecs set to clash with the Cowboys in Wyoming

by Austin Gayle, Staff Columnist // November 16, 2016

San Diego State football (9-1, 6-0 MW) is set to take on the University of Wyoming (7-3, 5-1 MW) on Saturday, Nov. 19 for the second consecutive road contest...

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Sophomore linebacker Ronley Lakalaka (39) and junior safety Kameron Kelly (7) celebrate after Lakalaka's interception.

Aztecs complete first shutout in MW play with 55-0 win over Hawaii

by Zach Engberg, Assistant Sports Editor // November 5, 2016

Fittingly, in San Diego State football's 55-0 victory over University of Hawaii, its most dominant win of the 2016 season, no one player stole the spotlight. Seven...

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Senior running back Donnel Pumphrey (19) evading UC Berkeley tacklers with the help of junior wide receiver Mikah Holder (6).

Pumphrey powers SDSU football past Fresno, 17-3

by Zach Engberg, Assistant Sports Editor // October 14, 2016

There is nothing sexy about a 17-3 win. But it did not have to be for San Diego State football, which extended its Mountain West Conference winning streak...

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Pumphrey Runs Wild in the Aztecs' 45-40 Win Over Berkeley

Pumphrey Runs Wild in the Aztecs’ 45-40 Win Over Berkeley

by Zach Engberg, Assistant Sports Editor // September 10, 2016

It was only a matter of time. In what may have been the biggest game of his San Diego State football career, senior running back Donnel Pumphrey broke...

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West title at stake for SDSU against UNLV

West title at stake for SDSU against UNLV

by Anthony Reclusado, Senior Staff Writer // November 20, 2015

With a berth in the Mountain West Championship game on the line, the San Diego State football team is going all in when it takes on UNLV in Sin City. The...

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2nd half adjustments key in SDSU's blowout over Colorado State

2nd half adjustments key in SDSU’s blowout over Colorado State

by Ryan Posner, Assistant Sports Editor // October 31, 2015

For the first time since 1967, when San Diego State football was still in Division II, the Aztecs are 5-0 in conference, after beating Colorado State 41-17...

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