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Senior safety Trenton Thompson (#18) celebrates with his teammates after blocking a punt during the Aztecs' 34-6 win over UNLV on Oct. 24 at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, Calif.

Midweek football update: Defense and special teams improving ahead of USU

by Breven Honda, Senior Staff Writer // October 28, 2020

Last week, San Diego State football was distraught they gave up six points and 186 yards in the victory over UNLV last Saturday at Dignity Health Sports...

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Ernie Anderson was inducted into the Aztecs Hall of Fame in 2018.

Obituary: Aztecs Hall of Fame photographer, Ernie Anderson, passes away at 73

by Breven Honda, Staff Writer // April 17, 2020

From picture to picture, longtime photographer Ernie Anderson found a way to capture San Diego State Athletics for more than five decades. If you can...

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Rocky Long gives his final interviews to the media as head coach of San Diego State football on Jan. 8.

Rocky Long retires as Aztecs’ head coach, Brady Hoke to take over

by Aaron Tolentino, Sports Editor // January 8, 2020

After 11 seasons at San Diego State and nine as Aztecs football head coach, Rocky Long announced Wednesday he is retiring. Defensive line coach Brady...

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SDSU junior center Keith Ismael looks down the field during the Aztecs' 23-14 win over UCLA on Sept. 7 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena.

Q&A: Keith Ismael discusses decision to forgo senior season and enter 2020 NFL Draft

by Aaron Tolentino, Sports Editor // December 23, 2019

San Diego State junior center Keith Ismael announced Monday via social media he will forgo his senior season and enter the 2020 NFL Draft. He also accepted...

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Redshirt freshman wide receiver Jesse Matthews runs upfield during the Aztecs' 23-14 win over UCLA on Sept. 7 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena.

Walk-on wide receiver Jeese Matthews earns scholarship

by Aaron Tolentino, Sports Editor // December 10, 2019

After entering the program in 2018 as a walk-on, San Diego State football redshirt freshman wide receiver Jesse Matthews has earned a scholarship. Coming...

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Senior quarterback Christian Chapman prepares for the snap during the Aztecs' 23-14 loss to Fresno State on Nov. 17 at Bulldog Stadium.

Column: Offensive line play must improve as season wraps up

by Kyle Betz, Staff Writer // November 20, 2018

San Diego State football was unable to keep its title hopes alive after losing to Fresno State by a score of 23-14. The Aztecs (7-4, 4-3) were shutout...

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Redshirt freshman Chance Bell runs the ball during the Aztecs’ 16-13 win over San Jose State at SDCCU Stadium on Oct. 20.

Aztecs still looking for answers at running back with Washington injured

by Aaron Tolentino, Assistant Sports Editor // October 24, 2018

Junior running back Juwan Washington was dressed in sweatpants and a hoodie during San Diego State’s 16-13 win over San Jose State on Oct. 20. The Aztecs...

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SDSU junior tight end Parker Houston celebrates the game-winning touchdown against Air Force on Oct. 12 at SDCCU Stadium.

Column: SDSU thriving in close games during five-game winning streak

by Kyle Betz, Staff Writer // October 17, 2018

At the halfway point of the San Diego State football season, the Aztecs (5-1) have collected five straight come-from-behind victories. Three of the five...

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Junior tight end Parker Houston breaks away for the game-winning touchdown in the fourth quarter of the Aztecs' 21-17 victory over Air Force on Oct. 12 at SDCCU Stadium.

SDSU overcomes Air Force, lightning delay in 21-17 victory

by Kyle Saunders, Staff Writer // October 12, 2018

San Diego State football won its fifth straight game on Friday night, defeating Air Force 21-17 while overcoming a 67-minute lightning delay at SDCCU stadium. Lightning...

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Senior kicker John Baron II readies to boot a field goal during the Aztecs 28-21 victory over Arizona State on Sept. 15 at SDCCU Stadium. Baron made two field goals in the game, including a career-high 54 yarder.

Baron II uses his leg to make a difference for the Aztecs

by Kyle Betz, Staff Writer // September 26, 2018

Throughout his time at San Diego State, senior football kicker John Baron II has been more than reliable. Baron redshirted his first year in 2014, and...

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Junior running back Juwan Washington stands on the sidelines with his arm in a sling during the second half of the Aztecs 23-20 victory over Eastern Michigan on Sept. 22 at SDCCU Stadium.

Star running back sidelined six weeks with injury

by Kyle Betz, Staff Writer // September 25, 2018

San Diego State football junior running back Juwan Washington is expected to miss up to six weeks with a clavicle fracture, which he suffered during the...

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Junior tight end Parker Houston is lifted up in the end zone by his teammates after catching a second quarter touchdown during the Aztecs 23-20 victory over Eastern Michigan on Sept. 22 at SDCCU Stadium.

Aztecs win, 23-20, in overtime thriller against Eastern Michigan

by Kyle Saunders, Staff Writer // September 23, 2018

John Baron II walked off the field after missing a 36-yard field goal, one which could’ve given San Diego State football a second half lead against Eastern...

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