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Junior cornerback Ron Smith (17) and sophomore linebacker Andrew Aleki tackle Stanford senior wide receiver Trenton Irwin following a catch during the Aztecs 31-10 loss to Stanford on Aug. 31 at Stanford Stadium.

Column: SDSU secondary must improve following poor play against Stanford

by Kyle Saunders, Staff Writer // September 1, 2018

The rematch of one of San Diego State’s best games last season was much like blockbuster movie sequels: it disappointed. SDSU had prepared for this...

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Rashaad Penny is all smiles during the Aztecs 42-23 victory over Nevada on Nov. 18 at SDCCU Stadium.

Penny, Kelly among Aztecs honored by Mountain West

by Zach Engberg, Sports Editor // November 30, 2017

San Diego State football senior running back Rashaad Penny was named the Mountain West Offensive and Special Teams Player of the Year by the conference...

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Freshman safety Tariq Thompson intercepts a pass against New Mexico on Nov. 24.

SDSU football: 2017 season in review

by Zach Engberg and Abraham Jewett // November 29, 2017

Offense:  Ground and pound is the name of the game for San Diego State football. Anchored by an offensive line with only one returning starter – who...

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Senior running back Rashaad Penny cuts into the open field on his way to a touchdown in the third quarter of SDSU’s 52-7 win over San Jose State on Nov. 4.

O-line making up for midseason missteps in big way

by Kyle Saunders, Staff Columnist // November 8, 2017

The San Diego State running back corps stole the show Saturday night against San Jose State, rushing for a school-record 554 yards. The Aztecs, with their...

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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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Senior running back Rashaad Penny powers through a tackle during SDSU's 20-17 win over Stanford.

Aztecs open conference play with road battle at Air Force

by Abraham Jewett, Assistant Sports Editor // September 20, 2017

San Diego State football travels to Falcon Stadium in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday, Sept. 23, for a game against Air Force Academy. The contest...

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SDSU players David Wells, Nick Bawden, Antonio Rosales and Parker Houston celebrate after Wells' game-winning touchdown catch against Stanford.

SDSU showed true grit against Stanford

by Kyle Saunders, Staff Columnist // September 20, 2017

Saturday night was the best win in the history of San Diego State football, as the Aztecs beat No. 19 Stanford, 20-17. All 43,040 fans in attendance...

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Redshirt junior quarterback Christian Chapman throws a pass during SDSU's 20-17 win over Stanford.

SDSU stakes claim for New Year’s Six bowl

by Mayer Pohlod, Staff Columnist // September 20, 2017

Last year many fans were hoping to hear San Diego State football named as one of 12 teams to be in a New Year’s Six bowl, which only the best teams in...

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Sophomore cornerback Ron Smith intercepts a pass during the second quarter of SDSU's 20-17 win over Stanford University.

SDSU topples No. 19 Stanford, 20-17

by Abraham Jewett, Assistant Sports Editor // September 17, 2017

Lifetime San Diego State football fan and San Diego native Gregg Anderson stood on the field next to his son, still in shock after watching the Aztecs...

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SDSU football players prepare for a snap during a 2017 practice.

Football depth chart filled with freshmen

by Zach Engberg, Sports Editor // August 28, 2017

San Diego State football released its depth chart for the 2017 season on Thursday, Aug. 24. The chart, which details the projected starter and backup...

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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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