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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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Senior running back Donnel Pumphrey (19) is tackled in the backfield by a Colorado State defender.

Rams spoil senior night, hand SDSU a 63-31 loss

by Zach Engberg, Assistant Sports Editor // November 26, 2016

The rain came down as San Diego State football honored its senior class before the group’s final home game, quite literally raining on the parade of...

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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 rush for a school-record 474 yards in 46-16 win over Nevada

Aztecs rush for a school-record 474 yards in 46-16 win over Nevada

by Zach Engberg, Assistant Sports Editor // November 12, 2016

One week after it clinched the Mountain West West division crown, San Diego State football defeated University of Nevada, Reno 46-16, improving its conference...

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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) flies by a diving SJSU defender, on his way to a rushing touchdown.

SDSU rushes for 400 yards in 40-13 victory over Utah State

by Zach Engberg, Assistant Sports Editor // October 28, 2016

In its third consecutive Friday night showing, San Diego State football cruised to a 40-13 victory over Utah State, extending its Mountain West winning...

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Junior running back Rashaad Penny scores his first of three touchdowns in the Aztecs' 42-3 win over San Jose State Univeristy.

Pumphrey and Penny help SDSU punish the Spartans, 42-3

by Zach Engberg, Assistant Sports Editor // October 21, 2016

Junior running back Rashaad Penny ran unabated down the middle of the field, on the way to scoring his third touchdown of the night and putting San Diego...

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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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Damontae Kazee celebrates after the victory.

SDSU opens MW play with a dominating win over UNLV, 26-7

by Zach Engberg, Assistant Sports Editor // October 8, 2016

San Diego State football began its Mountain West championship defense with a 26-7 victory over UNLV. Fittingly it was the defense that led the way,...

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Redshirt sophomore quarterback Christian Chapman walks off the field after a failed play.

SDSU football falls to South Alabama 42-24

by Zach Engberg, Assistant Sports Editor // October 1, 2016

Senior running back Donnel Pumphrey sat on the sideline, tears in his eyes, watching as University of South Alabama freshman kicker Gavin Patterson put...

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Senior running back Donnel Pumphrey during his record-breaking night against UCB.

Pumphrey Continues Dominance in SDSU’s 42-28 Win Over Northern Illinois

by Zach Engberg, Assistant Sports Editor // September 17, 2016

On many instances in its 42-28 win over Northern Illinois University, San Diego State football did not look like the team that has dominated competition...

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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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