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Aztecs' Pumphrey not among Heisman Trophy finalists, but still up for Doak Walker Award

San Diego State’s D.J. Pumphrey is still taking a trip east this week, but his itinerary will not be as busy as hoped for the Aztecs running back. Finalists for the 2016 Heisman Trophy were announced Monday afternoon and Pumphrey was not among the five players invited to New York City for the announcement...

3 thoughts: Loyola 65, SDSU 59

Three thoughts on San Diego State’s 65-59 loss at Loyola Chicago on Saturday afternoon: 1. Challenging our sanity You could have held a Mountain West basketball coaches convention in Chicago Midway airport Sunday morning. New Mexico was at Gate B-3. Nevada was at B-12. The Aztecs probably would...

Aztecs will play Houston in Las Vegas Bowl

San Diego State aspired to be this year’s Houston. Instead, the Aztecs find themselves playing Houston in this year’s Las Vegas Bowl. The matchup was announced on Sunday. The Las Vegas Bowl is among the games kicking of the bowl season, scheduled for Dec. 17 (12:30 p.m., ABC) at UNLV’s Sam Boyd...

Aztecs win Mountain West championship with 27-24 win over Wyoming

San Diego State rediscovered its mojo in the same place it went missing two weeks ago, beating Wyoming 27-24 in the Mountain West Championship Game before a crowd of 24,001 Saturday night at War Memorial Stadium. Like most things Aztecs, this didn’t come easy. SDSU had to survive two-fourth quarter...

5 Things to Watch: Aztecs at Wyoming

San Diego State (9-3) returns to play Wyoming (8-4) at War Memorial Stadium for the second time in three games, this time in the Mountain West Championship Game (4:45 p.m. PT, ESPN). Wyoming came away with a 34-33 win last time after the Aztecs failed to convert a two-point attempt after scoring...

SDSU faces tricky game at Loyola Chicago

The San Diego State bench was on its feet, laughing, waving towels, exhorting, when senior center Valentine Izundu went to the free-throw line with 45 seconds left in a 34-point game against Savannah State. The Aztecs had 99. They hadn’t hit 100 against a Division I opponent in a decade. “One more...

3 thoughts: SDSU 100, Savannah State 67

Three thoughts on San Diego State’s 100-67 win against Savannah State on Monday night at Viejas Arena: 1. Really Premature Index The Aztecs hit the century mark against a Division I opponent for the first time in a decade and only the third time in the Steve Fisher era. They led by 28 at the half....

Aztecs dominate MW awards; Pumphrey, Kazee, Penny lead the way

San Diego State stood out in all three phases — offense, defense and special teams — when all-conference football teams were announced Tuesday by the Mountain West. The Aztecs dominated all-conference selections for the second straight year, taking three of the top five awards, with seven players...

Scouting report: Aztecs at Wyoming

San Diego State (9-3) travels to Wyoming (8-4) for the second time in three weeks, this time with the Mountain West championship on the line. The Aztecs, who lost 34-33 on Nov. 19 at War Memorial Stadium, are early 7-point favorites in the game. About the Cowboys Wyoming went from worst to first...

3 Things We Learned from the Aztecs' loss to Colorado State

San Diego State (9-3, 6-2 Mountain West) experienced struggles of nearly historic proportions in Saturday night’s 63-31 loss to Colorado State (7-5, 5-3). Here are three things we learned from the game: 1. New math: 9-3 = extreme frustration In times of extreme emotional distress, it often helps...

Aztecs' Pumphrey second in rushing, with chance to regain national lead

San Diego State running back D.J. Pumphrey rushed for a season-low 53 yards on 18 carries in the Aztecs’ 63-31 loss Saturday night against Colorado State. Pumphrey remained second in the nation in rushing this season, 120 yards behind Texas running back D’Onta Foreman (2,028). With the Longhorns’...

Colorado State whacks the Aztecs 63-31

There is a self storage business located three exits north of Qualcomm Stadium on Interstate 15 and each year during the holidays the owner turns out the first light on the building’s sign so that those driving by at night see this: elf storage. And they put a picture of a big elf next to the sign....

Should college football be flagged for slow play?

If it seems like Aztecs games – and those in college football, in general – have dragged on this season, it’s not your imagination. SDSU’s home game against Colorado State on Saturday night was heading toward being another 3 1/2-hour affair, and that would be close to the Aztecs’ average game time...

Aztecs' Pumphrey closes in on NCAA's all-time rushing record

In the late 1990s, Ron Dayne was a running back for Wisconsin whose 260-pound frame combined with an ability to carry a football downfield earned him a notable nickname: “The Great Dayne.” D.J. Pumphrey looks like a puppy by comparison. Pumphrey, a senior running back at San Diego State, is listed...

5 Things to Watch: Colorado State at Aztecs

San Diego State (9-2, 6-1 Mountain West) will be aiming for its 10th victory of the year when it closes out the regular season Saturday night against Colorado State (6-5, 4-3) at Qualcomm Stadium (6 p.m., CBSSN). Here are five things to watch in the game: 1. Clear minds, full hearts There are opening-game...

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