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Ron Smith (17), Tariq Thompson (14), and Parker Baldwin (73) celebrate a defensive stop in their game against Boise State on Oct. 14 at SDCCU Stadium. The Aztecs lost the game 31-14.

Sophomore warrior set to lead Aztecs secondary

by Abraham Jewett, Sports Editor // August 31, 2018

San Diego State football sophomore safety Tariq Thompson is well-decorated for a player heading into only his second collegiate season. Last year,...

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SDSU defensive coordinator Zach Arnett oversees a drill during a practice on Aug. 9.

Zach Arnett promoted to defensive coordinator for Aztecs

by Aaron Tolentino, Assistant Sports Editor // August 15, 2018

San Diego State football will not have much adjusting to do with new defensive coordinator Zach Arnett. Arnett, who has served as the Aztecs linebackers...

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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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Then-sophomore running back Juwan Washington returns the opening kickoff 96 yards for a touchdown during SDSU's 34-28 win over NIU.

Defensive heroics help the Aztecs tame the Huskies, 34-28

by Abraham Jewett, Assistant Sports Editor // September 30, 2017

No. 19 San Diego State football reached 5-0 for the first time since 1975, scoring on offense, defense and special teams in its 34-28 win over Northern...

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Senior running back Rashaad Penny breaks across the goal line in SDSU's win over UC Davis.

Penny, pass rush punish Sun Devils in SDSU’s 30-20 win

by Abraham Jewett, Assistant Sports Editor // September 9, 2017

Rashaad Penny stole the show in the desert on Saturday night, as San Diego State’s senior running back logged a career-high 353 all-purpose yards and...

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Senior running back Rashaad Penny outruns a slew of UC Davis defenders during SDSU's 38-17 win.

Notebook: true team effort leads to dominating SDSU victory

by Zach Engberg, Sports Editor // September 2, 2017

San Diego State football opened its 2017 season with a 38-17 victory over FCS opponent UC Davis. The Aztecs, which were littered with underclassmen...

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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 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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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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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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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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